What does the future look like for sports journalists? Join us in London on September 14

The Sports Journalists’ Association is holding a special panel event in central London on the evening of Thursday 14 September; hear from new SJA President-elect Darren Lewis and network with fellow industry professionals; register now to secure your place…

By the SJA

Turning the camera on the assembled sports media at the Fury vs Whyte press conference at Wembley in April 2022 (image: Mikey Williams/Top Rank Inc via Getty Images)

A panel event exploring what the future might hold for sports media professionals will be held in London on the evening of Thursday 14 September.

The industry get-together (6pm to 9pm) is being put on by the Sports Journalists’ Association and is open to all its members, including those from the SJA Academy.


Keen to attend but not yet ready to sign up for SJA membership, or don’t think you’re eligible? Contact us at to discuss.

The event at Woburn House, near Euston, follows the announcement of Darren Lewis as the SJA’s new President-elect.

An hour-long discussion hosted by Karthi Gnanasegaram will be followed by an audience Q&A and networking opportunities, with refreshments available. Talking points will include:

  • younger audience behaviours
  • emerging content creator opportunities
  • the impact of A.I.
  • attracting and retaining a diverse workforce
  • trust in the industry, and authenticity

On the panel will be Darren Lewis, the Assistant Editor of the Daily Mirror, plus SJA committee members Mark Alford (Director of Sky Sports News), Mayowa Quadri (Head of Brand, VERSUS), James Toney (Managing Editor, Sportsbeat), and Laura Williamson (Deputy Editor of The Athletic).

If you’re not yet a subscribed member of the SJA or the free-to-join SJA Academy (for anyone aged 16+ and not currently employed in a journalism role), you can find out more information in our Membership section.

The SJA looks forward to welcoming you to the event – request to attend here. Should you require any further details, please email

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