Dave McMenamin: NBA Reporter ESPN (Cleveland, OH)

A couple of weeks ago, my dad emailed me an article from Syracuse.com by Brent Axe.  Axe proposed a series on his blog called, “Almost Famous,” featuring Syracuse Alumni with success in the sports journalism field.

Although Axe only ended up doing one profile, I love the concept.  His first and only interview was with Dave McMenamin, whom, after reading the feature, I was compelled to reach out to.

I was lucky enough to get to speak to McMenamin on the phone about his time at Syracuse, and his progression in the sports journalism field.

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McMenamin at the time of Almost Famous was working as a writer for NBA.com, but is now a Cleveland Cavaliers beat reporter for ESPN.

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A different kind of game: Thoughts on the future of sports media | Features | montanakaimin.com

No one told me when to show up to my first Montana football game. The Griz hosted Saint Francis, a small school in Pennsylvania, and I arrived late, even though

Source: A different kind of game: Thoughts on the future of sports media | Features | montanakaimin.com

 

It goes without saying that social media is the future of reporting.

Nearly every media class, students are surveyed about their news consumption, followed by the lack of surprise over the decline of traditional news sources.  Everybody knows that “kids these days” over consume social media.

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Adam Schefter is NFL reporting machine – The Washington Post

ESPN reporter Adam Schefter is in the news-breaking business — and no one breaks more.

Source: Adam Schefter is NFL reporting machine – The Washington Post

Over the past few weeks, I’ve been asking a lot of different people about their favorite personalities in the sports broadcast field.  Although I’ve gotten various answers from a multitude of sports fans across the board, the most common denominator has been ESPN’s Adam Schefter. Continue reading “Adam Schefter is NFL reporting machine – The Washington Post”

Joe Cook: Inside Texas.com (Austin, TX)

Inside Texas is a website that covers University of Texas at Austin (UT-Austin) sports.

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I reached out to one of their writers Joe Cook, a Longhorns alumni and 2016 journalism graduate.
Cook has been writing for Inside Texas since spring of his freshman year where he started as a baseball beat writer, and added responsibility over time.

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Why Sports Writers Who Think Blogs Ruin Journalism Are Wrong | Bleacher Report

Source: Why Sports Writers Who Think Blogs Ruin Journalism Are Wrong | Bleacher Report

This article is from about nine years ago so it’s an oldie but it’s definitely a goodie.

Okay, as a blogger, it goes without saying that I like to think that I don’t ruin journalism.  There are a few points I’d like to address in here.

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Tom Martin of Channel 4 News in Buffalo came into my sports journalism class this past fall to talk about his career and give us some tips.  After listening to him speak, I was inspired to reach out to him myself and learn more about his role in the Buffalo sports media.

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I spoke to Martin on the phone and was pleased to find out his first sports journalism endeavor was…a sports blog.

 

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Tom Martin: WIVB4 (Buffalo, NY)

Former Syracuse, Celtics Center Fab Melo Found Dead At 26

Former Syracuse and NBA big man Fab Melo died in his home country of Brazil yesterday at the age of 26.

Source: Former Syracuse, Celtics Center Fab Melo Found Dead At 26

This was some hard news to hear.  It was an honor to watch such a talented player.  I was disappointed in a lot of the comments that I’ve read on this article as well as several others. Continue reading “Former Syracuse, Celtics Center Fab Melo Found Dead At 26”

Obligatory Super Bowl Post

In the days leading up to and especially the days following The Super Bowl, there seems to be an overflow of articles centered around what is arguably the most anticipated sporting event of the year.  I’d be lying if I said that I did not indulge myself.

Over the past few weeks I’ve been sifting through countless articles highlighting classic Super Bowl moments, upcoming Super Bowl predictions, etc. Continue reading “Obligatory Super Bowl Post”