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Latin@s, Sports, and the Media

Thursday, October 9, 2014
12:00 AM
Rackham Assembly Hall (4th Floor of Rackham)

In this presentation journalist and sports broadcaster Michele LaFountain (ESPN Deportes, Telemundo, ESPNews) discusses her experiences as a Latina woman covering major sports in the United States, Latin America, and Europe, focusing on particular cultural and linguistic differences in these areas; how they affect media broadcasting; and how aspiring journalists and broadcasters can use their diverse skills to succeed in the field. LaFountain's experiences include extensive work on radio and television such as Sports News Anchor, SportsCenter International edition, ESPN Latin America (1997-2000); Sports Commentator, Pan American Games, UnivisiĆ³n (July 1999); Sports News Anchor, Noticiero 47, Telemundo WNJU and New York Correspondent, Titulares Telemundo, Telemundo Network (2000-03); Internet show host, Resumen de Grandes Ligas, (2003); Sports News Anchor, SportsCenter, ESPN Deportes (2004-08); Sports News Anchor, ESPNews (2008-09); and Soccer Highlight Show, Host, Bundesliga Highlights and Champions League Update, ESPN Deportes (2013 - present). She has additional experience in translation, interpretation, and video and television production, particularly related to professional sports.

An additional Q&A will be held by the Department of Kinesiology the following day at 12:00PM in Bickner Auditorium.

Part of the LSA Theme Semester and Latin@ Heritage Month. Sponsored by Latina/o Studies at the University of Michigan (a constituent unit of the Department of American Culture), the Department of Communication Studies, the LSA Theme Semester, the School of Kinesiology, the Department of Romance Languages & Literatures, and the King-Chavez-Parks Initiative.

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Michele LaFountain