Seems as though everybody is focused on whether sportswriters are mostly liberal – as if it matters.
Bryan Curtis, an editor-at-large for the Ringer, has sparked discussion on whether sports writing has become a liberal profession. The attacks by the president and the alt-right on news coverage have clearly spilled over.
Posted in College Media, General
Tagged Armando Salguero, Breitbart, Bryan Curtis, Colin Kaepernick, DH rule, liberal sportswriters, politics, Redskins logo, Ringer, Robert J Marlow, sports journalism, sports journalism education, sports media, sports politics, sportswriting, The Big Lead, Ty Duffy
On this week’s podcast, Jeff Owens and I address two potential ethical problems related to sports media at Michigan State and and the L.A. Lakers , as well as:
- unfair media takes on UConn women’s basketball coach Geno Auriemma’s teams having won 100 straight games;
- the changing of the guard in TV sports now that yet another iconic broadcaster has announced his retirement;
- comments from two baseball beat reporters on who might be the first unanimous entry into Cooperstown (hint: it won’t be Sammy Sosa);
- and even some reaction to the season opener of “The Walking Dead.”
Plus, much more.
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Posted in Sports Media Podcast
Tagged Bob Costas, Dan Dakich, Geno Auriemma, Jordan Spieth, sports ethics, sports journalism, sports media, Sports Media Ethics, The Walking Dead, Tom Izzo, UConn basketball
Bernie Miklasz, who covered the St. Louis Cardinals for 26 years, relies on advanced metrics to illustrate that the team’s manager, Mike Matheny, has incorrectly blamed younger players for problems in 2017.
Posted in Sports Analytics, Sports Columns
Tagged Bernie Miklasz, Defensive Runs Saved, journalism, Mike Matheny, sabermetrics, sports columns, sports journalism, sports media, sports writing, sportswriting, St. Louis Cardinals
Sorry if you missed out on the best sports journalism training for college students this past weekend. But there’s always next year when we roll out another impressive three-day conference in Nashville.
We just completed the fourth annual CMI Sports Journalism Workshop, held this year at both Vanderbilt and Bridgestone Arena for more than 200 students and a few faculty members. Like the first three years, speakers once again delivered terrific insights into a variety of topics ranging from baseball beat coverage from ESPN’s Buster Olney and the St. Louis Post-Dispatch’s Derrick Goold to telling stories in long-form from Jordan Ritter Conn to sideline reporting to broadcasting, multimedia, interviewing, to name just a few. Continue reading
I shared potential stories related to our campus before hearing my students’ ideas in my Advanced Reporting course this morning. In this photo, for instance, students could go around academic buildings to see if profs still post cartoons outside their office. At least one science teacher on campus inserts “The Far Side” strips into assignments. Plus, there were numerous other topics derived from scheduled events that were worthy of further investigation, shown in part in the photo above. Plus, I modeled ways to report mobilely by posting this story and picture from my iPhone.
College sports media students, advisers and faculty can spend two days at CMI’s Fourth Annual Training Camp and learn from the nation’s premier sports media professionals how to better inform and entertain your followers, no matter the media platform. This one-of-a-kind opportunity exclusively for college media will tackle sports storytelling, game analysis, social media and on-air radio and television. Sessions will address topics such as game coverage, feature writing, sports commentary, player & coach interviews, sports talk radio, play-by-play, working with sports information directors, blogging, sideline reporting, and sports broadcasting. Continue reading