'Expert Opinion' TV show explores impact of new media on sports

For the Oct. 14 edition of "Expert Opinion with Graham Spanier," the host and panelists Marie Hardin, Kathleen Hessert and Jason Kint discuss the impact of online and social media on the field of sports journalism.

Hardin is associate director for research at Penn State's John Curley Center for Sports Journalism. Hessert is founder and president of Charlotte, N.C.-based Sports Media Challenge, a firm that offers coaching in traditional and social media to athletes and other sports-industry clients. Kint is senior vice president and general manager of CBS Sports.com.

Spanier and the panelists examine the breadth of new media, its merits and faults, whether coaches' and athletes' use of technology like Twitter and text messaging is flirting with NCAA recruiting violations, and what the future of sports reporting might look like given the dominance of new media today.

Watch a preview of the show here.

"Expert Opinion" is scheduled to air at 9 a.m. and again at 3 p.m. Eastern time on three consecutive Wednesdays in October on the Big Ten Network. Air dates are subject to change; check local listings.

'Expert Opinion' host Graham Spanier, president of Penn State, talks with panelists Kathleen Hessert, Jason Kint and Marie Hardin. Click on the image above to watch a preview of the Oct. 21 show. Credit: Penn StateCreative Commons

Last Updated November 18, 2010