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Jun 07, 2018 02:05PM

What's Up? Media, a major media company and one of the largest magazine publishers in the State of Maryland, will sponsor the panel discussion and filming of "The Culture of Sports" consisting of all of the athletic directors of the Historic Black Colleges and Universities from the State of Maryland to be held from noon to 3 pm on June 8, 2018 at the Anne Arundel County Delegation Room in the Lowe House Office Building of the Maryland General Assembly in Annapolis, Maryland. James Houke, the Editor of What's Up? Media, will be attending.

Jonathan Yates, creator of The Culture of Sports, a television show, will host the forum to discuss the choices, challenges and opportunities of those working in that position.

Participating will be:


Bowie State University Athletic Director Clyde Doughty, Jr.


Coppin State University Athletic Director Derek Carter


Lincoln University Athletic Director Harry Stinson III


Morgan State University Athletic Director Edward Scott


University of Maryland-Eastern Shore Athletic Director Keith Davidson

Filming will take place from 1 pm to 2 pm.

From noon to 1 pm, there will be a reception. After the filming, from 2 pm to 3 pm, will be the opportunity for the press and others to meet with the athletic directors and other dignitaries. Invited will be Members of the General Assembly, Members of Congress, other elected officials, and the press. Sponsors for the event will be announced soon.

The Culture of Sports focuses on its business, community, economic, educational, philosophical, political, and spiritual aspects. Interviewed for the show have been Members of Congress, state legislators, county executives, coaches, sports psychologists, and athletic directors, among others. This is the first of a series of panel discussions to be filmed for The Culture of Sports.


Jonathan Yates is the host of, "The Culture of Sports", a show that focuses on its business, community, economic, educational, philosophical, and political features.

He has degrees from Harvard, Johns Hopkins, and Georgetown University Law Center; and has also matriculated at the U.S. Naval War College and The Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS). Much of his career was spent working for Members of Congress and state legislators in positions such as Chief of Staff, General Counsel, Legislative Director, Press Secretary, and Legislative Assistant. Twice he was granted "Top Secret" clearance in accordance with his duties on Capitol Hill. In the private sector, he was General Counsel for a publicly traded corporation and Assistant Washington Counsel for a major trade association. He has taught courses on government, business-government relations, and national security policy.

Thousands of his interviews and pieces under his byline on politics, sports and other topics have appeared in media outlets such as CNBC, NPR, American Politics, Atlantic Community Quarterly, Baltimore magazine, Baltimore Sun, Boston Herald, Buffalo News, Charlotte Observer, Chicago Sun-Times, Chicago Tribune, Christian Science Monitor, CollegeAD, Des Moines Register, Detroit News, Foreign Policy, Fuels & Lubes, The Gazette, Hartford Courant, Houston Chronicle, Investor's Business Daily, Legal Times, Michigan Law Weekly, New York Times, News American, Philadelphia Inquirer, Toronto Daily Mail, and The Washington Post, among others.