JEA: Meet Featured Speaker Mark Hyman
Mark Hyman is a professor of sports business at the George Washington University, a journalist, a lawyer and a runner. He has written extensively about youth sports. In 2010, he was named a Sports Ethics Fellow by the Institute for International Sport at the University of Rhode Island and the Positive Coaching Alliance at Stanford University.
He knows that journalists make a difference. In 1983 he won second place in the Best Investigative Story category in the Associated Press Sports Editors newspaper contest for a series of articles that disclosed NCAA rules violations committed by the Southern Methodist University football team, disclosures that resulted in the “death penalty,” a suspension of the football program at the Dallas school.
His books about the troubled state of sports for children include: Concussions and Our Kids (2012), a collaboration with Robert Cantu, MD; The Most Expensive Game in Town: The Rising Cost of Youth Sports and the Toll on Today’s Families (2012); and Until It Hurts: America’s Obsession with Youth Sports and How It Harms Our Kids (2009). He also has written for The New York Times, The Washington Post and Sports Illustrated.
Mark’s latest project is a documentary film in production — The Great China Baseball Hunt — that chronicles the search for the first Major League Baseball player from Mainland China.
Check out his website: markhyman.com for links to his articles, books and a video library.
You can get to know Mark Hyman through two 2019 Washington Post articles:
“Running and aging usually don’t mix. But at 62, quitting isn’t an option for me”
& “Brain injuries, other dangers of tackle football” co-authored with Robert C. Cantu
Whether photojournalists, print or online reporters, design and web creators, our featured speakers know NOW MORE THAN EVER, JOURNALISM MATTERS.