Parties, panels and other notable media gatherings
WHAT: Screening: The Blood of Yingzhou District
WHO: Director Tom Lennon
WHERE: Columbia’s Journalism School Lecture
Hall, 2950 Broadway, 3rd floor
WHY YOU SHOULD GO: How often do you get a shot to talk with an Academy Award winning director albeit the one for documentary short in an intimate setting? Answer: Not often.
WHAT: Breaking Into Sports Journalism
WHO: Deadspin.com editor Will Leitch, author and writer Steve Friedman, Wall Street Journal sports columnist Sam Walker, ESPN The Magazine executive editor Robbyn Footlick, senior editor Alison Overholt and senior writer Seth Wickersham
WHERE: Small Press Center, 20 W. 44th Street
WHY YOU SHOULD GO: Expect a lively conversation considering one of Leitch’s favorite Deadspin targets, ESPN, has not one but three panelists to combat the incoming bloggy bum-rush.