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New ways to report on Sports

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The most impressive article I’ve read was though ESPN. The use of twitter might lead to the end of the sports writter. Why listen to a reporter when the athlete him/her self can tell the situation. If this fad continues it will be intresting to go see how this effect the sports industry… will the public go strait to the athletes twitter page for news? Will stories be broken on twitter? It’s definately something to keep and eye out for. Sorry about all the sports stuff but its really interesting to me as being a prospective sports writer/ broadcaster.

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Written by jpruzicka

September 29, 2009 at 7:19 pm

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  1. Do you have a link to this article? Or any others?

    As an aspiring sportswriter/broadcaster, how would you deal with athletes “cutting out the middleman” – or do you think this is perhaps just a little bit overblown? I’m not sure that most, or even many, athletes are going to spend as much time twittering and blogging as some people think.

    michaelhkoch

    October 1, 2009 at 3:33 pm

  2. I think that most athletes will tend to stay away from twitter and other social networking because most of them probably want a life of their own, and don’t want thousands of people knowing what they are doing specifically at all times. Sports reporters cover a somewhat specific spectrum of athletes in terms of performance, injuries, reactions to games, etc., and I think that athletes would rather leave it to that than telling everything to the public through a social network.

    Robbie Williams

    October 6, 2009 at 7:27 pm

  3. but also twitter is not so enough for news

    Lauren

    October 20, 2009 at 6:01 pm


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