Posts tagged with ‘sports’
That opinion then becomes something like a movement. Pressure is exerted on people and institutions — in this case, NBA commissioner Adam Silver, Sterling’s fellow-owners, even Michael Jordan. The sportswriterly consensus doesn’t necessarily match the fans’ take — see the case of NCAA amateurism, where I’m pretty sure the writers are ahead of many or most of their readers. But watching the speed with which this happens has been astounding. It’s something like the sports-page equivalent of community organizing.
Veteran readers of the sports page know that social justice wasn’t always Topic A, and if it was, it was often that only for a few lonely crusaders. What changed?
— Bryan Curtis, Grantland. How Sports Media Has Handled the Donald Sterling Controversy.
A few juggling videos are embedded below. I hope they help. We may fall through the ice anyway.
You had us at ‘juggler’.
Thinking Through Sports Media
Andy Martino of the Daily News talks about why he chose sports journalism, how he got in to the business and changes to his field since he started.
Here are some key take aways from the discussion…
…Advice for people getting in to sports journalism: “People were telling me when I was trying to get in to the business, ‘Good luck with that, the business is collapsing, pick something more secure.’ It’s tough for me to responsible say anything differently. It’s true, it’s real tough economically. At the same time, I ignored that advice, because it’s what I wanted to do. I just tried to write for every publication that would let me, for free, for money, whatever. And, I think that’s still the way to go. Pursue it, work real hard. You and I are two people who are not old, who found a way in the new media landscape to make a living doing it. It is possible if you’re not afraid to think outside the box, to work extremely hard all day and night, straight up hard work is important and just going for it and not worrying too much about the practicalities of it. Hard work does lead to opportunities most of the time.”