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.

About Samford University – Samford University is a premier nationally ranked private university deeply rooted in its Christian mission. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th oldest institution of higher education in the United States. U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 4th among regional universities in the South. Samford enrolls 5,619 students from 44 states, the District of Columbia and 29 other countries in its 10 academic units: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy, and public health. Samford also fields 17 NCAA Division I teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference.