Fantasy Sports Events

Chat: Where Does Fantasy Push Journalism?

Thursday, October 28th, 2010

To most of the folks who read this site (and those of us involved in producing it), there’s no questioning the increasingly significant role of fantasy in sports and the way they are covered. Every so often, though, we get new signs of how widely that impact is felt.

On Monday, Nov. 15, the John Curley Center for Sports Journalism (at Penn State) will host a free online chat (1 p.m. ET) to discuss the way that fantasy is affecting sports coverage in the media.

Moderated by Curley Center associate director Marie Hardin, the hourlong chat will include a pair of guys familiar to most or all of us around the industry: Nate Ravitz, deputy editor for fantasy sports, and’s Joe Dolan.

Joining those two fantasy pros will be Alexandre Simon, the NHL’s senior director of digital business development, and Malcolm Moran, Curley Center director and the Knight Chair in Sports Journalism and Society.

“The continued emergence of fantasy sports influences content and prompts decisions about coverage,” the article announcing the event reads. “Fantasy sports can also pull media organizations to decide between the possibility of emerging audiences and the reality of existing consumers or production costs. Those competing agendas, changing outlooks and the implications of fantasy sports on sports journalism will be discussed.”

The session, titled “The Intersection Between Fantasy Sports and Sports Coverage: Implications for Journalists and Predictions for Media Organizations” will be available at: online.


NFBC Live Events

Saturday, January 23rd, 2010

What: National Fantasy Baseball Championship live events
When & Where:
March 19-21, Las Vegas
March 19-21, Atlantic City, N.J.
March 19-21, St. Louis
March 26-28, Las Vegas
March 26-28, Chicago
March 26-28, New York City
Details: NFBC website


Interactive Sports Conference

Sunday, December 27th, 2009

What: Interactive Sports Conference
When: March 24-25
Where: Las Vegas
Details: ISC website
Sponsor: Fantasy Sports Association


WCOFB Live Event

Monday, February 23rd, 2009

What: World Championship of Fantasy Baseball
When: March 26-28
Where: Las Vegas
Details: WCOFB website