Rodney Hinds, the long-standing sports editor of The Voice newspaper, and broadcaster Ronald McIntosh are the latest additions to the panel for the SJA’s Diversity Forum being staged on March 7.
They will join Channel 4 News‘s Keme Nzerem, Baroness Grey-Thompson and Karthi Gnanasegaram at the event, being staged in conjunction with BT Sport and Sport England.
The event is free to attend and is open to non-members as well as SJA members.
Hinds is the award-winning writer and the co-author of Black Pearls – An A-Z of Black Footballers in the English Game. McIntosh is an experienced sports commentator who works on boxing, athletics and basketball, among other sports, and who was highly commended for his work at last year’s SJA British Sports Broadcasting Awards. Both Hinds and McIntosh are SJA members.
The event is expected to be wide-ranging and intends to discuss the issues confronting those from minority groups seeking to work in sports journalism. It will be run on a Question Time-style format, with questions from the floor to the panel, prompting open discussion.
The SJA Diversity Forum will be held in the large meeting room on the LG floor of the Sport England/UK Sport building at 21 Bloomsbury Street, London WC1B 3HF.
Attendees should arrive with some form of photo ID for security.
Doors will be open from 6pm, with the hour-long forum beginning at 6.30pm sharp. Light refreshments – tea, coffee, water – will be available.
The event is free to attend and everyone is welcome. But places are limited and will be allocated on a first-apply, first-served basis, with priority given to SJA members.
To submit a question at the forum, please email it to firstname.lastname@example.org, with “Diversity Forum” in the subject header and a contact phone number.
Places at the Forum are being booked up quickly. If you wish to attend, please book by emailing email@example.com, with “Diversity Forum” in the subject line. Please state your SJA membership number, if applicable, and include a contact phone number in your ticket request.
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