Monday, August 15, 2011

Goodbye for Now

I wanted to inform any readers of this blog that I am putting it on the shelf for awhile. I've enjoyed contributing to it over the years, but several circumstances have changed. In particular:

1) Howard Schlossberg has taken over as editor of the Journal of Sports Media. Since he has his own blog it seems to be working at cross purposes to keep this one going. (A reminder also that if you want to submit to JSM, please send your inquiries to Howard at ).

2) Most importantly, other things are occupying my time and interest. If you want to talk to me about something like this, I'll talk all day.

Before I go, I do want to mention that you need to continue to support the Sports Communication Interest group within AEJMC. At the recent AEJMC convention in St. Louis, Pam Laucella of Indiana ( was named Chair and I was named Vice Chair. The Vice Chair is in charge of programming for next year's convention, so if you have any ideas for panels, presentations, etc., let me know.

I'll check in from time to time, but don't know for sure when (or if) I'll be back. But as always, you know where to find me if you need to (

Friday, August 05, 2011

Sports Interest Group in St.L.

Less than a week now to the AEJMC in St. Louis, and don't forget about the sports interest group. It's the first full year for the SIG, and there are a lot of panels, poster sessions and research presentations. For a more complete listing click here. The most important time/date to remember is the SIG members/business meeting. That's at 8:30-10pm, Thursday, August 11.

After a great year on the job, SIG Chair Scott Reinardy will officially hand over the reins to Pam Laucella of Indiana. Scott was instrumental in helping get the SIG off the ground, and if you missed his newsletter you can view it here.

On a side note, Scott also organized a trip to the Cardinals-Brewers game at Busch Stadium on Wednesday the 10th. There may be some single tickets still available for that ($35 dollars apiece). If you're interested, contact Scott at

See you in St.L.!