Anatomy of How An Erroneous Report Set Twitter Afire

What a crazy Saturday in both sports and social media. An erroneous report of the death of former Penn State football coach Joe Paterno set Twitter afire, but after denials from the family, people were quick to blame the social media service. However, it really wasn’t Twitter’s fault. Twitter reacts to breaking news. While it […]

Posting As Many Monday Links As I Can

Been busy again today, but I’ll try to post as many links here as possible. Don’t know if I can do a complete set, but I’ll see what I can do. USA Today’s Michael Hiestand hears from ESPN’s Brent Musburger who calls tonight’s BCS National Championship Game. Tom Weir of USA Today says Tim Tebow […]

The Big Dozen Sports Media Stories of 2011

Time for the Fang’s Bites Sports Media Year in Review. The year isn’t big enough for a Top Ten, but it is big enough for a Big Dozen. Let’s get to the list and we’ll count down from 12 and also have some Honorable Mentions. 12. ESPN The Book One of the most anticipated books […]

Bringing Out The Wednesday Links

Ok, going to try to give you a full set of links today. Let’s get started. Sports Illustrated’s Richard Deitsch has his 2011 Media Awards. Very good list of people getting awards this year. Michael Hiestand from USA Today writes that when all is said and done, the NFL’s TV ratings for this season will […]

Tuesday Linkage

Let’s do some links for today. Lots of stories and lots of stuff going on. From the NFL announcing the online streaming of Super Bowl XLVI to some mind blowing revelations about reporters, this has been an amazing day. It will call for some sports media thoughts later tonight. First the links. I’ll begin with […]

Churning Out The Tuesday Links

Early evening again. Let’s do some linkage here. The Poynter Institute’s Jason Fry writes an article as the ESPN Ombudsman on how whiskey maker Jameson’s got stuck sponsoring the ESPN Films “Unguarded” documentary on addict Chris Herren. Michael Bradley writing for the Indiana University National Sports Journalism Center looks at a new e-book from Dallas […]

Getting To The Monday Linkage

It’s the early evening on the East Coast, but I do have time to bring you some linkage. Lots of stuff to get to. We’ll begin with John Ourand of Sports Business Journal who reviews ESPN’s new NFL studio shows which came as a result of its new Monday Night Football $2 billion rights fee. […]

Coming On With Some Sunday Links

Let’s do some links on this Sunday. Mike Reynolds of Multichannel News says Golf Channel scored a couple of rating records for Day One of the Presidents Cup. Mike writes that Time Warner Cable has signed a long-term deal to air Los Angeles Galaxy games starting next season. Mike says Facebook is offering a live […]

Time For Some Thursday Linkage

Let’s do some links. May not be a full set. Depends on how much I can get done here. We’ll start with Alexandra Bruell of Advertising Age who says Penn State University has hired a public relations firm to help with crisis management for the Jerry Sandusky story. John Eggerton of Broadcasting & Cable says […]

This Week’s Sports Illustrated Focuses on Penn State

Of course it would and why not? Lots of things going on at the University from the first national reports about Jerry Sandusky allegedly molesting children to school officials losing their jobs to coach Joe Paterno being fired, then the campus riots, followed by the first Nittany Lions game without the coach in more than […]

Sports Media Weekly Podcast No. 79 — Eric Deggans, St. Petersburg Times

This week’s podcast once again focused on the Penn State story and the media coverage surrounding the Jerry Sandusky scandal. Our guest is the media critic of the St. Petersburg Times, Eric Deggans. Eric also contributes to the Indiana University National Sports Journalism Center with a weekly column. In the first segment, Keith Thibault of […]

It’s Time For Mid-Week Linkage

It’s Wednesday. It’s mid-week and it’s time for some sports media links. Let’s get to them without further delay. USA Today’s Michael Hiestand talks with NBC’s Bob Costas about the “get” of accused child molester Jerry Sandusky for “Rock Center with Brian Williams”. While NBC and Bob Costas are being praised for the Sandusky interview, […]

Some Quickie Tuesday Links

I had surgery to remove a sebaceous cyst today so the blogging was minimal today. Trying to catch up now. Here are some links. Big buzz today regarding Bob Costas’ interview of Jerry Sandusky on Rock Center with Brian Williams last night. Let’s get some links on that first. Bob went on The Dan Patrick Show […]

Bob Costas’ Interview of Jerry Sandusky on NBC’s Rock Center with Brian Williams

Bob Costas had the first interview with former Penn State defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky, the man charged with 40 counts of child molestation. On NBC’s Rock Center with Brian Williams, Costas questioned both Sandusky and his attorney on the allegations and their claims that Sandusky is being falsely accused. We have the segment in its […]

Back For Monday’s Linkage

After not being able to provide linkage for a few days, let’s get back to it. I probably won’t be able to do the links as I have to undergo a medical procedure. Nothing serious. I should be back on Wednesday. Let’s do your links. Sports Business Daily looks over the reviews of ESPN’s handling […]

College Football & College Basketball Ratings Notes

A quickie post on the ratings for some of the events over the weekend. These are overnight ratings numbers. We expect final ratings later. First for the Nebraska-Penn State game on ESPN, the game received the network’s highest overnight rating for the noon ET Saturday slot for college football since 2001. With the curiosity over […]

Penn State Media Coverage Links & Thoughts

With another day of wall-to-wall media coverage of the Penn State/Jerry Sandusky story, I’ll provide some links and at the end, some thoughts what has transpired through our computer, TV and mobile screens over the last few days. First some links. From the Poynter Institute, ESPN Ombudsmen Jason C. Fry and Kelly McBride are highly […]

Sports Media Weekly Podcast No. 78 — Gail Sideman, PUBLISIDE

On this week’s podcast, Southern New England Media Mogul Keith Thibault of Sports Media Journal speak with Gail Sideman, owner and publicist of PUBLISIDE, a public relations and media consulting firm on the Penn State story, but before I describe what was discussed in the guest segment, Keith and I talked about the news of […]

Let’s Get Back To The Linkage

I owe you some links having not been able to do them either Monday or Tuesday. USA Today’s Michael Hiestand talks about the ratings for LSU-Alabama not being as high as the previous #1 vs. #2 college football Game of the Century. The great Richard Deitsch at Sports Illustrated has his Media Power List for […]