Ideas Matter: Vermont Humanities Council and The Evolution of Sports Writing

Apr 26, 2013

    We are very happy to continue our new regular feature on The Roundtable, entitled – Ideas Matter: Checking in with the Public Humanities. It is our chance to check in with the Humanities Councils throughout our 7-State area to discuss important ideas and why they do indeed matter.

This morning we spotlight Vermont and specifically, the evolution of sports writing.

Sports Illustrated senior writer Alexander Wolff traces how journalism’s “toy department” has responded to social movements, the rise of televised sport, and the digital revolution — from Grantland Rice to Bill Simmons.

We are joined by Alexander Wolff and Sylvia Plumb.

Alexander Wolff has been on the staff of Sports Illustrated since September 1980. In 1985 he was named a senior writer, and today he serves as the longest-tenured writer on staff. Sylvia Plumb is the Director of Communications at the Vermont Humanities Council.

Alexander Wolf will speak about the Evolution of Sports Writing at the Rutland Free Library on May 1st at 7PM. It is part of the 1st Wednesdays – Vermont Humanities Series.