Back with another edition of Sports Media Weekly. Now I forgot to link to last week’s edition and I’ll rectify that at end of this post, but first let’s go over this week’s podcast.
We begin with what Keith Thibault of Sports Media Journal and I have dubbed “Third Man In,” a guest from the sports business or sports media world to discuss the News of the Week. For this week’s edition, Keith and I have invited Brian Berger of the Sports Business Radio podcast and his Everything is on the Record media training firm to talk both sports business and sports media.
We all started with the latest on the Manti Te’o story and how it progressed from our last edition when it just broke to what we have now with the Notre Dame linebacker appearing on his first television interview with Katie Couric and doing his very first Q&A session off-camera with ESPN’s Jeremy Schaap last week. We also talked about ESPN being lapped by Deadspin on the Te’o story and how the Te’o camp failed in many aspects to give closure.
And it led to a discussion of the Lance Armstrong interview with Oprah Winfrey and how it didn’t help his cause with the American people.
From there, we went to a talk about the NFL’s ratings for Conference Championship Sunday which were down compared to last year, but probably won’t give advertisers a reason to abandon ship. Plus we looked at Super Bowl storylines and advertising.
We ended the “Third Man In” segment with a talk about the return of the NHL to high ratings (for the NHL).
Our guest this week is the delightful Amy Van Dyken of Fox Sports Radio, co-host of Fox Sports Tonight with Rob Dibble. With Amy, Keith and I asked her about her transition from being a gold medal-winning athlete to being in the sports media.
We talked to her about how she got into broadcasting and covered her first Olympics in 2002 as a reporter and how she went from being a part of a morning show to sports radio.
And we also talked about her co-hosting Fox Sports Tonight.
Another fun edition of the podcast and you can find it on iTunes by doing a search for “Sports Media Journal” or going
to listen right away.
Edition 134 of the podcast was a New York Capital Region episode featuring Pete Dougherty of the Albany Times Union who was the inaugural “Third Man In” for our News of the Week segment and Andrew Catalon of WNYT-TV in Albany and a host of networks including CBS Sports Network, NBC and Tennis Channel. Details of that podcast are at Sports Media Journal and of course, downloadable at iTunes and