WALL STREET JOURNAL TO PRESENT FUTURE OF SPORTS PANEL;
LIVE WEBCAST FEATURING LEAGUE COMMISSIONERS
Commissioners Bettman, Goodell, Selig and Stern To Participate
NEW YORK (May 5, 2009)— The Wall Street Journal today announced it will host a panel discussion on The Future of Sports featuring a rare joint appearance by four commissioners from the largest North American team sports leagues, including Gary B. Bettman of the National Hockey League; Roger Goodell of the National Football League; Allan H. (Bud) Selig of Major League Baseball; and David J. Stern of the National Basketball Association.
The event will address the business of sports, including the challenges and opportunities the leagues face in the current economic climate, as well as issues of competition and matters that are important to fans. The Future of Sports will be webcast live on WSJ.com and FOXSports.com on Wednesday, May 6, beginning at approximately 9 a.m. ET. The full interview will also be made available following the event at http://wsj.com/sports.
The Future of Sports will be hosted by Robert Thomson, editor-in-chief of Dow Jones & Company and managing editor of The Wall Street Journal, and moderated by Sam Walker, sports editor of The Wall Street Journal. The Journal recently launched a daily sports page that now appears Monday through Saturday in the paper and online at http://wsj.com/sports.
On March 3, 2009, The Wall Street Journal launched the first daily sports page in its 120-year history. The page appears in the print Journal Monday through Saturday and is continuously updated online at WSJ.com. A mix of insightful feature stories, news, game predictions and quantitative analysis, “Sports” focuses on upcoming events and the most provocative and engaging issues surrounding them. The page’s signature feature, “The Count,” offers an unabashedly quantitative and predictive look at sports. A Monday feature called “The Couch” takes an irreverent look at the major events of the weekend, and “Heard on the Field” is an eclectic mix of daily news and scuttlebut from the world of sports.