Call for Participation | “The Representation of Race in Sports Journalism and Media”, the Sports Media Identity Network Conference #3 | Sheffield Hallam University, June 30, 2023

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We are delighted to announce that Leon Mann, founder of the Black Collective of Media in Sport, will be delivering the keynote speech at Sports Media Identity Network Conference #3: The Representation of Race in Sports Journalism and Media. 

Organised by the Sports Media Identity Network, the one-day conference, will take place on Friday, 30th June 2023 at Sheffield Hallam University and will provide a platform for the mutual exchange of knowledge and insights between scholars from a range of disciplines and media and sport practitioners and stakeholders. The event is FREE but you must register as places are limited. You can do so here

Keynote speaker

  • Leon Mann, founder of the Black Collective of Media in Sport 

Keynote panel

  • Júlia Belas Trindade, freelance football writer and regular contributor to the Guardian’s women’s football newsletter, Moving the Goalposts 
  • Brian Deane, patron Show Racism the Red Card & former England footballer 
  • Dr Dan Kilvington, Leeds Becket University & founder of Tackling Online Hate in Football 


  • Dr Max Mauro, Bournemouth University: Contrasting media representations of race and national identity: the case of England and Italy at the UEFA Euro 2020 
  • Dr Gurvinder Aujla-Sidhu, University of Derby & Dr Melanie Crofts, De Montfort University: Addressing the racism deficit in sports journalism skills 
  • Dr Jack Black, Sheffield Hallam University: Laundered Hate: Euro 2020 and the Mainstreaming of Alt-Right Conspiracies on Twitter 
  • Dr Michael Skey, Loughborough University & Dr Joost Jansen, Erasmus University Rotterdam: “Are there no more English men on the England national team? Sad”: The value of adopting an intersectional lens to study discrimination in relation to media sport 

[Please note that the programme published on the website and highlighted in this email should be considered provisional. Every effort will be made to minimise changes, but unavoidable scheduling requirements can necessitate changes to the participation of speakers that are beyond our control]. 

Conference Details

Date: Friday 30 June 2023  
Time: 9am-4.30pm  
Venue: Hallam View, which is located in the Owen Building, Hallam Square, Sheffield City Centre, Sheffield S1 2LX. The venue is a five-minute walk from both Sheffield train station and also a public car park where a special University daily rate of £4.50 is available. You can find information on how to travel to the venue here and on the car park here. Information on accommodation can be found here
Cost: FREE, but registration required (Lunch and refreshments provided) 
To register, please visit the conference website. 
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