New York Times reporter to discuss sports journalism

New York Times reporter Lynn Zinser will address sports journalism in the modern media environment in this year’s Currier Lecture.

“Beyond the Fighting Dogs and Attack Blogs: Practicing Real Sports Journalism in the New Media World” is the title of Zinser’s talk, set for 7 p.m. Sept. 25 in 115 Olscamp Hall.

Zinser has been a sports reporter at the Times since August 2003. After two seasons as the New York Giants beat writer, she became the newspaper’s primary Olympics writer in January 2005. She reported on the 2006 Turin Winter Games—the fourth Olympics she has covered since 1996—and New York’s bid for the 2012 Summer Games.

Before moving to the Times, Zinser was a sports feature writer for the Newark Star-Ledger and a sports columnist for the Colorado Springs Gazette. She has also worked at the Philadelphia Daily News, Charlotte Observer, Memphis Commercial Appeal and Syracuse Herald-Journal.

The Rochester, N.Y., native is a 1988 graduate of Syracuse University, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in newspaper journalism.

BGSU’s Currier Visiting Lecture Series is made possible in part by an endowed gift from the estate of Florence and Jesse Currier, who came to Bowling Green in 1940. Jesse Currier established the University’s modern journalism program, and Florence Currier served as dean of women from 1949 until her retirement in 1963.

The Florence and Jesse Currier Fund at BGSU is used for journalism scholarships, faculty development, special projects and the annual lecture series, which brings distinguished journalists and media professionals to campus to speak and meet with students and faculty.

September 17, 2007