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Nieman Labs on "Sports Leagues as Media Moguls"

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Wendy Parker, Jun 29, 2009.

  1. Wendy Parker

    Wendy Parker New Member

    Here's the first a four-part series on how sports journalism is being affected by the ability of sports leagues, athletes, etc., to create their own content:


    "Journalists on many beats are just beginning to wade through these issues. Luckily, sports journalists have the battle scars and war stories to help the rest of us navigate through this digital warfare."
  2. Smasher_Sloan

    Smasher_Sloan Active Member

    When a team is going badly, any fan who cares knows he won't get the real story from the team website.

    Seriously, how different is this from the propaganda that teams used to put on their broadcasts when they had full control of the content and the announcers? The delivery system has changed.
  3. henryhenry

    henryhenry Member

    who cares. it doesn't affect national security.

    the fight to control sports content is a fight to control fluff.
  4. Some Guy

    Some Guy Active Member

    Then why are we even here?
  5. Jim Tom Pinch

    Jim Tom Pinch Active Member

  6. Stitch

    Stitch Active Member

    Because everyone needs a fluffer.
  7. lantaur

    lantaur Well-Known Member

    It's not just the leagues, however, it is the players. Athletes are using Twitter (many) and blogs (Donovan McNabb, off the top of my head) to post news, opinion, etc.

    I also disagree, slightly, with your comment. I don't think every fan feels that way. Some probably don't care, others take what they read from several sources.

    That all being said, I think NFL Network and MLB Network both do pretty credible jobs, Deion Sanders and a host of "only baseball players can comment on baseball" former MLB players.
  8. Smasher_Sloan

    Smasher_Sloan Active Member

    Most athlete's blogs start with, "Sorry I haven't updated in the last three months." They don't have the time or the inclination.

    I'm really not seeing Twitter as viable competition for actual coverage.
  9. Some Guy

    Some Guy Active Member

    Yeah, I don't know about "competition." -- but go to Hoopshype.com, which aggregates daily links to NBA coverage. There are a growing number of links to Twitter.com.

    Athletes use this more and more, and I'm seeing Twitter quoted in stories more and more. It's bizarre to me.
  10. joe king

    joe king Active Member

    And once again I will warn that before you quote Twitter, you'd better be damned sure the person tweeting really is who you think it is.
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