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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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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