Curt Hamakawa (Wilbraham, MA)
On September 17, 2009, at 7 p.m. in Sleith Hall, Lynn Zinser (photo), a sports writer for The New York Times, will continue this speaker series by talking about "The Business of Sports Journalism." A sports reporter for the NYT since 2003, Zinser has covered the New York Giants, New York Rangers, U.S. Open (of both golf and tennis), and Olympics, among many other assignments, and writes the NYT’s regular “Leading Off” column, which is a news roundup of people, teams, and issues in the sporting world. Zinser is also the Times’ sports web writer-editor, and she posts frequent “tweets” on Twitter at http://twitter.com/zinsernyt.
Ms. Zinser is a former president of the Association of Women in Sports Media and has received numerous accolades, including several awards from the Associated Press Sports Editors. A graduate of Syracuse University majoring in newspaper journalism, Zinser also teaches sports writing at New York University. Previously, she worked for the Memphis Commercial Appeal, Charlotte Observer, Philadelphia Daily News, Colorado Springs Gazette, and Newark Star-Ledger.
The event is free and open to the public.