It’s been an amazing day. Couldn’t provide links yesterday. There’s a lot of stuff out there today.
I’d be remiss if I ignored the Penn State story involving the cover-up on former assistant coach Jerry Sandusky and the failure of the administration to act properly on the alleged child molestations.
We begin with a powerful front page editorial on the front page of the Harrisburg (PA) Patriot-News which has been front and center of the story since it broke.
Here’s the editorial on the Patriot-News’ website complete with comments.
The Centre Daily Times in State College, PA has devoted an entire section to the Jerry Sandusky case.
Mike McCarthy of USA Today notes the networks’ coverage of the story on Monday.
CNBC’s Darren Rovell says Penn State has a giant fail in crisis management.
At the New York Times, Steve Reddicliffe gauges the media reaction from around the country to the scandal and Joe Paterno’s handling of it.
In the Washington Post, former Penn State linebacker LaVar Arrington, now a sports radio talk show host in DC, provides his thoughts on Sundusky who was a coach at the University when he attended the school.
With the Joe Paterno weekly press conference gaining lots of attention about what he’ll say on the scandal (PSU officials say he will take football questions only), media outlets are announcing their streaming plans. We know that CSNPhilly.com, NBCPhiladelphia.com and SI.com will take it live so people at work will be able to see it. ESPN’s SportsCenter and ESPNU will carry it live at 12:15 p.m., however, no plans to stream it on ESPN.com.
We’ll keep you up to date on the story. Right now, the plans for the Sports Media Weekly podcast is to discuss the media coverage and how Penn State has handled the story from a PR standpoint.
UPDATE, 11:50 a.m.: Sara Ganim of the Harrisburg Patriot-News broke the story that Penn State President Graham Spanier has canceled the press conference. Bad move.
The Patriot-News also has a special section devoted to the Penn State scandal.