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Thursday, August 11 • 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Getting Open: Unlocking Sports for the AAPI Journalist

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“Diversity is not only a moral imperative, it is a business imperative.” While AAPI journalists have made their way into the news sector, they still lack numbers within sports because of self-imposed cultural disadvantages and pervasive industry stereotypes. However, with a growing, global, multicultural sports audience worth billions, AAPI sports journalists are in more demand than ever, yet there are too few to supply. What can be done?


Moderators
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Michael Huang

Deputy Editor, ESPN
Michael has spent 20 years in the media, starting with daily newspapers and wire services to 11 seasons in the Chicago Cubs front office and the ESPN since 2011. He currently is ESPN International's deputy editor, heading up all cross-platform content for ESPN China.

Speakers
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Brett Okamoto

Writer, ESPN
Colorado State, Las Vegas Sun, ESPN
avatar for Stephanie Wei

Stephanie Wei

Freelance broadcaster, reporter, writer, blogger, Wei Under Par
Stephanie Wei is a freelance broadcaster, reporter, writer and blogger covering golf. She didn't take the conventional path to journalism, but started a blog called Wei Under Par that became largely popular, leading to steady gigs with Sports Illustrated, golf.com and Wall Street Journal, among others. She's a former member of the Yale Women's Golf Team. She is a Seattle native and now calls NYC home.
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Michelle Yu

Anchor/Reporter, Comcast Sports Net New York
Michelle Yu is an Emmy Award winning sports anchor/reporter for SNY, home of the New York Mets. She joined the network in 2009.  Prior to joining SNY, Michelle was a sports reporter at NY1 News. She has also co-authored two fictional novels.


Thursday August 11, 2016 3:30pm - 4:30pm
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