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Ndidi Massay Talks About Minority Representation in Sports

Attorney and journalist to present March 8 Crain Lecture

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March 3, 2010 | by Wendy Leopold
EVANSTON, Ill. --- "Minority Representation in Sports Media" will be the title of a lecture Monday, March 8, at Northwestern University.
 
Ndidi Massay will deliver the Gertrude and G.D. Crain Jr. Lecture at 6 p.m. in the McCormick Tribune Center Forum, 1870 Campus Drive, on the University's Evanston campus. Her presentation is free and open to the public.
 
Massay, who earned a bachelor's degree from Northwestern's Medill School of Journalism, combines her experience in journalism, law and business at ESPN RISE as director of business operations. A magazine about high school athletics and athletes, ESPN RISE publishes more than 20 local editions and is distributed directly to 7,000 high schools. Massay previously was a consultant for ESPN Publishing Group.
 
As an attorney, Massay brokered and negotiated deals for her own California sports and entertainment law practice. She has taught sports law at the University of San Francisco School of Law and worked for ABC Sports, the Atlanta Olympic Committee for the Games and the National Collegiate Athletic Association.
 
Massay has served as a board member of the National Association of Black Journalists' (NABJ) Sports Task Force. A four-time All-Big Ten selection and team captain in softball, she led Northwestern to the College World Series and was inducted into the University's Athletic Hall of Fame in 2009.
 
Massay's lecture is sponsored by Medill, Northwestern's NABJ student chapter and The Pursuit, a pre-professional organization educating Northwestern's minority community on opportunities in the fields of law and business. For further information, telephone (847) 491-5401 or visit the Medill Web site at http://www.medill.northwestern.edu/.