Blogs with Balls 3: Panels & Panelists

Morning Sessions

Going Local: Evolution of the Local Sports Media Market in the Digital Age

  • Jim Bankoff (SBN)
  • Enrico Campitelli (The 700 Level)
  • TK Gore (Comcast SportsNet Chicago)
  • Jon Greenberg (ESPN Chicago)
  • Dave Nemetz (Bleacher Report)
  • Moderator: Amy K. Nelson (ESPN)

Today’s Sports Media Landscape: Blogs and Beyond, Where Are Ad Dollars Going?

  • Rich Gallagher (Taylor)
  • Ian Sohn (Ogilvy)
  • Michele Steele (Bloomberg)
  • Pete Vlastelica (Yardbarker)
  • Mod: Amanda Rykoff (

You’ve Gotta Fight For Your Right…to Blog?: A Legal and Ethical Primer to Sports Media in 2010

  • Jonah Keri
  • Dr. Nicole M. LaVoi (U. of Minnesota)
  • Alana Nguyen (Yardbarker)
  • Josh Zerkle (With Leather)
  • Mod: Jason McIntyre (The Big Lead)


Afternoon Sessions

Democratizing Sports Media: How Blogging Players, Fans & Leagues Are Changing the Game

  • Brian Cook (mgoblog)
  • Valli Hilaire (Fast & Fabulous)
  • Kevin Kaduk (Big League Stew)
  • Robert Littal (Black Sports Online)
  • Scott Reifert (Chicago White Sox)
  • MOD: Henry Abbott (TrueHoop)

The Kings of All Media: Leveraging Podcasting and Video to Build a Media Megabrand

  • The Basketball Jones (The Score)
  • Jay Busbee (Yahoo! Sports)
  • David Jacoby (ESPN, Sports Guy Podcast)
  • Ian Orefice (
  • Michael Rand (Star Tribune)
  • Mod: Matt Sebek (Joe Sports Fan)

The Future of Sports Media (Circa 2010): What Today’s Technology & Innovations Mean for Tomorrow’s Fan

  • Ty Ahmad-Taylor (FanFeedr)
  • Michael Calderon (Big Ten Network)
  • Jim Corelis (STATS)
  • Andy Ellwood (Gowalla)
  • Mike Germano (Carrot Creative)
  • Mod: Kyle Bunch (The Daily Bunch)

Additional confirmed panelists to be announced shortly. Lineup subject to change prior to event.

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