BWB 4

September 24, 2011 | NY, NY

USMAP Award Presenters
Throughout program

Adam Best (FanSided)
Amy K. Nelson (ESPN)
DJ Gallo (Sports Pickle)
Josh Zerkle (Bleacher Report)
Matt Sebek (Joe Sports Fan)
Matt Ufford (Warming Glow)
Trey Kerby (The Basketball Jones)
Will Brinson (CBSSports.com)

Women Talk Sports Megan Hueter (Women Talk Sports)
Talking women in sports and sports media

Sarah Braesch (BlogHer/Draft Day Suit)
Richard Deitsch (SI)
Jemele Hill (ESPN)
Tina Cervasio (MSG)
Jane McManus (ESPN NY)

You Can’t Coach Innovation sponsored by Fan Freedom Project
A survey of the innovation landscape in sports 

Mike Germano (Carrot Creative)
Ian Schafer (Deep Focus)
Richard Ting (R/GA)
Bill Squadron (Bloomberg Sports)
Trei Brundrett (SB Nation)
Brian Reich (Edelman)

Beyond the Big 3
There are sports besides football, basketball and baseball

Maggie Hendricks NBC Chicago/Y! Sports
Jay Busbee (Yahoo! Sports)
Ives Galarcep (Soccer by Ives)
Phil Van der Vossen (Gunaxin Sports)
Michael Hall (NESN)
Amanda Rykoff (espnW)

Let Kobi Eat
Kobayashi on his own lock out

Tekeru Kobayashi (World’s Greatest Eater)

Blogging Is Dead
Blogging is dead, co-opted by big media and replaced by microblogging. Point/counterpoint.

Dan Shanoff (Quickish)
Eric Kay (CBS)
Mark Pesavanto (Yahoo!)
Matthew Cerrone (MetsBlog/SNY)
Tom Fant (NBA Offseason / Tumblr Sports)
Dave Finocchio (Bleacher Report)
Jimmy Traina (SI.com)

Brands with Balls
Looking at the brands who do the best job of reaching the sporting audience. Chris Russo The Big Lead

Lang Whitaker (SLAM/The Classical)
Kathleen Hessert (Sports Media Challenge)
Mike Kelly (Van Heusen)
Rick Liebling (Coyne)
Joe Favorito (Knickerbocker PR)
Jim Bankoff (SB Nation)

Hooray Football sponsored by Vicks
Talking the return of football and what the new CBA and future looks like.

Kevin Blackistone (ESPN)
George Atallah (NFLPA)
John Thornton (Retired)
Anita Marks

Deadspin: Will Leitch is Dead
…or how some of the early sports blogs have evolved into mainstream, traditional media publications.

AJ Daulerio (Deadspin)
Tommy Craggs (Deadspin)
Tom Scocca (Deadspin)
Luke O’Brien (Deadspin)
Barry Petchesky (Deadspin)
Dom Cosentino (Deadspin)
Jim Cooke (Deadspin)
Emma Carmichael (Deadspin)
Jack Dickey (Deadspin)

TURF Rising Star Award/Panel

Jamie Mottram (Yahoo!)
JE Skeets (The Basketball Jones)
Tas Melas (The Basketball Jones)
Josh Elliott (GMA)
Bomani Jones (BomaniJones.com)
Jonah Keri (Grantland)