Fang’s Bites

Sports Media Weekly Podcast #10- Tom Hoffarth, LA Daily News

Sports Media WeeklyHere we are with our tenth edition of the Sports Media Weekly Podcast…where Ken Fang of Fang’s Bites and I talk opine on news within the sports media world.

We are pleased to be joined today by Tom Hoffarth, Sports Media Columnist at the Los Angeles Daily News.  Along with his columns Tom also writes a sports media blog which he updates regularly.

In this week’s show we talk with Tom about ESPN’s contract extension with John Gruden, the success of the ESPN’s Los Angeles SportsCenter venture, does ESPN and the other networks wield too much power over sports coverage, ¬†Tom’s experience in trying his hand at various jobs in sports media, the dwindling number of credentials for U.S. newspapers at the upcoming Vancouver Olympics, and the likelihood of the NFL returning to Los Angeles…

Blogs With Balls Video- Ken Fang, Fang’s Bites

Here is my interview from the Blogs with Balls Conference with Ken Fang of Fang’s Bites…

In terms of the lighting issues we faced, this interview was the best of the bunch. Thanks go out to the Blogs with Balls television crew who happened to be filming in the area and added the extra light.

Ken has become a good friend of SMJ. And what I said at the top of the clip is true. We both live in Rhode Island, less that 25 miles from each other. It’s probably not a stretch to say that the Ocean State has the highest number of sports media bloggers in relation to the size of their home state than anywhere in the country. Thanks again Ken!