Thursday, June 24, 2010

New Media and Sports Reporting

If you had any doubts about the role of new media in today's sports reporting, Richard Deitsch of Sports Illustrated has an excellent article on how an online fan-based website scooped the big boys in covering college football realignment. Chip Brown's reporting on serves as a model of how fan-based sites can thrive in today's sports media environment--subscriptions to the site increased 7% in just the two weeks Brown covered the story.

On the subject of sports reporting and new media, I'm pleased to announce that ESPN's Woody Paige has confirmed for our AEJMC panel, "Ahead of the Curve: Multimedia and the Future of Sports Journalism." Woody is heavily into new media, including Twitter, and will speak on the panel along with former ESPNer Graham Watson and former NFL player Reggie Rivers. The panel is set for 5pm, August 5 at the Downtown Sheraton in Denver as part of the AEJMC national convention.

Finally, Bradley University is looking for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Sport Communication. There's more information available here.


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