2014-2015 Guest Speakers
Editor of The Teacher Project, an education fellowship program at Columbia Graduate School of Journalism
"Public Policy Forum Reporting Fellowship Viewpoint Luncheon"
Date: March 23, 2015
Location: Italian Community Center
Time: 11:45 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Trailblazing sports journalist, Linda Cohn, is recognized as one of America's most successful female sports anchors. Cohn has served as a "Sports Center" anchor since joining ESPN in 1992. The Long Island native graduated with a bachelor's degree in arts and communications from the State University of New York. She was the first full-time female sports anchor on a national radio network and spent time as a sports anchor at KIRO-TV in Seattle before joining ESPN.
She is the author of a memoir, "Cohn-Head: A No-Holds Barred Account of Breaking Into the Boys' Club." Her story allows us to see her personally and professionally; her dreams, victories, disappointments, obstacles and her gut determination. She also hosts her podcast "listen Closely to Linda Cohn" and has been featured in many of the show's comical "This is 'Sports Center'" commercials. She was the Pete and Bonnie Axthelm Memorial Lecturer on April 15, 2015.
Professional-in-Residence / Filmmaker
A presentation of a selection of clips from his current documentary film work, including
a short "work-in-progress" screening of his "Operation Wolf Patrol."
Date: April 16, 2015
Time: 5:00 p.m.
Former Professional-in-Residence / Filmmaker
A screening of the film she directed and produced, "Old South," is set in Athens,
Georgia and provides a window into the underlying dynamics of race relations that
influence many American communities.
Date: April 21, 2015
Location: Raynor Conference Center
Time: 4:00 p.m.