Sports Media: Why not all press is good press for women’s sports

P.T. Barnum allegedly said there’s no such thing as bad publicity, but he ran a circus, not women’s sports media. Here’s why some press is really bad press.

Source: Sports Media: Why not all press is good press for women’s sports

Okay. Maybe I’m a little biased, but as a woman in sports, I think it goes without saying that women face more scrutiny in the media than men.

Even good publicity frequently comes with negative criticisms and in extreme cases; death threats.

We have to fight so hard for our media spotlight, yet it is more often than not, the negative attention that is marketed the most successfully.

It’s a shame that women are recognized for the negative aspects of their careers more often than their accomplishments. Continue reading “Sports Media: Why not all press is good press for women’s sports”

Advertisements

In Honor of Being Snowed in with my Family for Two Days: My Dad’s Top 3 ESPN Shows

Everybody knows that Syracusians are no strangers to a good old fashioned white out snow storm.  We brag about our immunity to snow on a regular basis.

I’ve never been one to let the snow stop me from making any plans or carrying out my day to day routine.  But on Monday night, as my younger sister eagerly watched the snow accumulate, we knew we were in for the snow storm of the century.

On Tuesday morning we woke up to a foot of snowfall and plowed snow pushed up to our driveway.  Travel was officially out of the question. Continue reading “In Honor of Being Snowed in with my Family for Two Days: My Dad’s Top 3 ESPN Shows”

Sports media: Debbie Antonelli to work men’s NCAA Tournament – Times Union

Source: Sports media: Debbie Antonelli to work men’s NCAA Tournament – Times Union

To me, Debbie Antonelli’s appointment to cover the men’s NCAA Tournament is long overdue.

As an avid follower of both men’s and women’s college basketball, Antonelli is a household name.  Her enthusiasm and overall knowledge of the game is a talent any woman interested in the sports media field should want to emulate. Continue reading “Sports media: Debbie Antonelli to work men’s NCAA Tournament – Times Union”

Q’s Top 3 NYC Sports Personalities by Quentin James

Quentin James is one of my classmates, and the owner of QSPNYsports, a hometown sports blog.  We took turns guest blogging on each other’s sites this week and here’s what he has to say about his favorite voices in New York City sports.  To see my piece on Quentin’s blog click here.

Many reporters and commentator’s dreams are to cover a team in a big market. Big markets tend to have more teams and the money is better in those places.

Living in New York City, there are so many great reporters who cover NYC sports. Whether they’re on TV, writing for a newspaper, or on radio, NYC has some of the best talent Brooklyn_Nets_newlogo.svg.pngcovering their sports. Continue reading “Q’s Top 3 NYC Sports Personalities by Quentin James”

Marisa Ingemi, a rarity in sports journalism – a Woman ‹ Eric Getzoff ‹ Reader — WordPress.com

Source: Marisa Ingemi, a rarity in sports journalism – a Woman ‹ Eric Getzoff ‹ Reader — WordPress.com

Not only is the sports journalism industry among one of the most competitive overall, but for women interested in the field it is even more challenging.

There are so few sports jobs available in each area of coverage, and think about how many of them are dominated by men.  For every 3 male writers/commentators/anchors/etc., there’s probably only one female on their crew.  

That being said, with competition even greater for women interested in the field, that only means that we’re set to achieve a higher standard.

Continue reading “Marisa Ingemi, a rarity in sports journalism – a Woman ‹ Eric Getzoff ‹ Reader — WordPress.com”

How Derek Jeter’s once-mocked startup became a sports media powerhouse

How did we get here?

Source: How Derek Jeter’s once-mocked startup became a sports media powerhouse

uploads%2F2017%2F3%2F2%2Fplayers_tribune_illo2.jpg

I was born in 1995.  That being said, when Derek Jeter announced his retirement set for 2014, I realized that I don’t know a Yankees team without (cue Bob Sheppard voiceover), “Number 2, Derek Jeter.”

Growing up, I never realized I was witnessing history every time Jeter came to bat.

Continue reading “How Derek Jeter’s once-mocked startup became a sports media powerhouse”

Andrew Peters Adds One More Punch To Resume

Andrew Peters, now retired from the NHL, is no stranger to brawls on the ice.

Peters racked up a total of 241 fights in his career.  That’s including his time in the juniors, AHL, and NHL.  During his career with the Buffalo Sabres, he had played 226 games and only had four goals, seven points, and 650 penalty minutes.

You would think that once he traded in his uniform to coach the Junior Sabres Youth Hockey team, his fighting days would be over.

Continue reading “Andrew Peters Adds One More Punch To Resume”