Published on October 23, 2015 by Jackie Long  
Rachel Baribeau Web Page
Rachel Baribeau Web Page

Samford’s Journalism and Mass Communication Department will welcome sports reporter Rachel Baribeau to campus Nov. 2 for a lecture promoting the new sports media minor. The lecture, “My Life as a Multimedia Sports Journalist,” will take place in Samford’s Brock Recital Hall at 6:30 p.m.

Baribeau is the first known female sports reporter to participate in an NFL training camp. She has reported for Fox Sports, ESPN, College Sports Nation, Bleacher Report and other major sports media outlets.

The lecture will be open to the Samford community. High school journalism teachers and prospective students interested in the sports media minor are also invited to attend. More information about JMC and the sports media program will be available after the lecture.

Before the lecture, Baribeau will spend time with JMC students to answer questions about sports media careers. This event will take place at 4:30 p.m. in Divinity South 013.

There will also be a reception for Baribeau at 5:30 p.m. in the lobby of Brock Recital Hall.

The Samford journalism and mass communication department offers tracks in print journalism, broadcast and electronic journalism, PR and advertising. The department also houses a film production minor.

 
Samford is a leading Christian university offering undergraduate programs grounded in the liberal arts with an array of nationally recognized graduate and professional schools. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. The Wall Street Journal ranks Samford 1st nationally for student engagement and U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 37th in the nation for best undergraduate teaching and 97th nationally for best value. Samford enrolls 5,758 students from 48 states and 22 countries in its 10 academic schools: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy and public health. Samford fields 17 athletic teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference, and ranks 3rd nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.