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Remembering Stuart Scott

Caslee Sims | Posted 07.07.2015 | Sports
Caslee Sims

As the ESPYs approach, we remember longtime ESPN anchor Stuart Scott whom lost his private battle with cancer. A graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Scott got his start at a few stations in the south, making stops in North Carolina, South Carolina and Florida.

New Sports Exposé: Changes Needed in All Directions

Ralph Nader | Posted 04.27.2015 | Sports
Ralph Nader

How We Can Save Sports: A Game Plan, by Dr. Ken Reed, is basically a sports manifesto that looks at nine of the most important sports issues we face today and the red thread that weaves through them all: ego and greed, and the win-at-all-costs and profit-at-all-costs policies and mentalities whose vices have spawned throughout the world of sports.

Toughest Job in Sports Journalism

Tim Wendel | Posted 01.10.2015 | Sports
Tim Wendel

Sideline reporters in sports are usually window dressing. The cameras cut to them between innings or after the game as they try to chat up the likes o...

Social Media for Football Writers

Alex Stewart | Posted 04.01.2014 | Sports
Alex Stewart

The recent explosion in football writing appears to have been fueled in no small part by the acceleration in use and availability of social media, both as a platform for debate and as a means of dissemination.

So You Want to Work in Sports...

Noah Coslov | Posted 11.22.2013 | Sports
Noah Coslov

As you dream about your career and start to build your life around it, do not look to the person next to you to judge how you're doing.

In Let Them Wear Towels, Women Journalists Wear Big Girl Pants

Nancy Doyle Palmer | Posted 09.14.2013 | Media
Nancy Doyle Palmer

Let Them Wear Towels -- the third documentary in the eclectic ESPN Nine for IX series about women in sports -- isn't really about female athletes at all, rather it's about the female journalists who won the right to compete with their male colleagues to cover the story in the locker room.

When Good Sports Rants Go Bad

Robert J. Elisberg | Posted 09.11.2013 | Sports
Robert J. Elisberg

The topic of Dwyre's rant was the details of the contract that new UCLA basketball coach Steve Alford signed, comparing it to the contract of UCLA legend John Wooden. How outraged is Bill Dwyre?

'Dean Of American Motorsports' Dies

AP | DAN GELSTON | Posted 11.28.2012 | Sports

DOVER, Del. — Chris Economaki, a journalist regarded as the authoritative voice in motorsports for decades, died Friday. He was 91. National Sp...

ESPN's Jeremy Schaap: Giving a Voice to Penn State's Victims

Joshua Kors | Posted 09.16.2012 | Sports
Joshua Kors

Amidst an American media with a seemingly untaintable reverence for Penn State's legendary football coach, Schaap has stood alone in holding Joe Paterno's feet to the fire.

How Tough Are You?

Maya Ana Callender | Posted 07.04.2012 | Teen
Maya Ana Callender

It's tough knowing that in a couple months, it will be time to leave my home, family, friends and high school. But I am ready for the new challenges ahead and I will keep on winning.

Award-Winning Sportswriter Dies

AP | Posted 03.20.2012 | Sports

FAYETTEVILLE, Ga. (Associated Press) -- Famed Georgia sportswriter Furman Bisher, who covered everything from major golf tournaments to the Triple Cro...

How Do You Solve a Problem Like Bernie Goldberg?

Patrick Sauer | Posted 05.05.2012 | Sports
Patrick Sauer

In a sports media world devoted to talking heads, outlandish rumor-mongering, wild speculation and outright lies, Real Sports is a godsend.

Give It 10 Years

Maya Ana Callender | Posted 03.19.2012 | Home
Maya Ana Callender

When I look at sports journalist Pam Oliver or Jets General Manager Mike Tannenbaum, I would love to have a career like theirs in 10 years.

Aspiring Writers Take Note: Not All Can Live the Life of ESPN's Reilly

Weston Gentry | Posted 07.16.2011 | Denver
Weston Gentry

Much to Reilly's and journalism purists' chagrin, writers are no longer bound by journalism's power structure. The Internet has provided a means for writers to hot-wire their way to the top through blogging.

The New Sports Journalism: SB Nation Claims 100 Million Monthly Views -- Going Global with Soccer Coverage

Andy Plesser | Posted 06.05.2013 | Media
Andy Plesser

SB Nation, a network of nearly 300 micro blogs about professional sports teams in the U.S. and Canada, has reached 100 million page views per mon...