UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — A talented young writer from ESPN will participate in the latest installment of the Conversation Series presented by the John Curley Center for Sports Journalism.
Joon Lee will be featured at 7 p.m. Feb. 8 on Zoom. Lee, who focuses on Major League Baseball while covering a variety of topics, previously worked for Bleacher Report, with bylines for The Washington Post, The Ringer and SB Nation. Lee grew up in Boston and graduated from Cornell University in 2017.
John Affleck, the Knight Chair in Sports Journalism and Society and director of the Curley Center, will serve as moderator for the session, which is free and open to the public. The Q&A format encourages questions from the audience as well as the host.
“We’ll be focusing in particular on an article Joon worked on for a couple of years about the power of Instagram in elevating the chance a high school hoops prospect may get a look from colleges and universities,” Affleck said. “It’s an important and interesting story that says a lot about where we are in terms of athletes’ brands and Joon’s skill as a writer.”
The session is part of the ongoing Conversation Series conducted by the John Curley Center for Sports Journalism, housed in the Donald P. Bellisario College of Communications. The event is co-sponsored by the Office of Diversity and Inclusion.
Even a partial list of previous participants in the Curley Center’s conversation series reads like a who’s who of sports media, including: Todd Blackledge, John Branch, Nicole Briscoe, John Buccigross, Chris Fowler, Deb Gelman, Michael Giarrusso, Jason Hehir, Emily Kaplan, Rob King, Joe Posnanski, Dave Revsine, Lisa Salters, Sarah Spain, Marc Spears, Tom Verducci and Jesse Washington.