The Northeast region will hold its annual fall meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 12 at Marist College in Poughkeepsie, N.Y., featuring a robust program geared toward both the present and future of sports journalism. 

Graciously hosted by Jane McManus and the Marist Center for Sports Communication, the meeting will include panel discussions on maximizing our shrinking resources and also looking ahead at what might be next for our industry as our digital makeover continues. The latter will include students from the Marist program. 

Our centerpiece panel will feature McManus and author Amy Bass on the subject of gender and race in the coverage and assigning of sports content.  

Bass, a professor at Manhattanville College in Harrison, N.Y., is a noted author whose specialty includes the intersection of race and sports. Her most recent Her most recent work, ONE GOAL: A Coach, A Team, and the Game that brought a Divided Town Together, a book about the Lewiston (Maine) high school soccer team, was named a best book of 2018 by the Boston Globe and Library Journal, and was featured on multiple television, radio and web-based platforms. It has been optioned by Netflix. 

McManus, the director of the Center for Sports Communication at Marist, is also a sports columnist for the New York Daily News. Before that, she spent nearly 10 years at ESPN, covering the NFL and as a columnist for espnW. She hosted two radio shows, including The Trifecta with Kate Fagan and Sarah Spain, and was a frequent analyst for SportsCenter, The Sports Reporters, and Outside the Lines among other ESPN shows. She has appeared as a guest on Good Morning America, CNN and NPR’s Morning Edition.