“Disrupting Journalism: Athletes, Fans & The Players’ Tribune”
Time: 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Location: Foster Auditorium, Paterno Library
Founder Derek Jeter’s goal for The Players’ Tribune was “to ultimately transform how athletes and newsmakers share information, bringing fans closer than ever to the games they love.” Launched in October 2014, the online news site quickly attracted a sizable audience, a growing roster of contributing athlete, and significant venture capital. The Players’ Tribune is one of the more prominent examples of media startups disrupting both the traditional media business model and the notion of professional journalism itself. This panel discussion will focus on the process of bringing The Players’ Tribune from idea, to pitch, to reality. Panelists are Dan Treadway, deputy editor, The Players’ Tribune, and Anne Hoag, associate professor of communications and director of the minor in entrepreneurship and innovation. Moderator: John Affleck, the Knight Chair in Sports Journalism and Society and director of the John Curley Center for Sports Journalism. Session is free and open to the public as part of Penn State Startup Week (https://startupweek.psu.edu/).