sports media

Morning Journal- November 6, 2009

Welcome to the end of another work week.   Here are some sports media news items to look over…

Michael Heistand at USA Today looks at how a potential Comcast/NBC merger could compete on the sports stage with ESPN

Radio Online reports that that Fox Sports Radio will simulcast the Fox NFL Sunday program, which will come from Afghanistan, to troops overseas…

Mark Maske at the Washington Post (through the St Augustine Record), looks at how people in a down economy turn to the NFL on TV

Bob Raissman at the NY Daily News tells us about the mistakes made by the MLB Nework following Wednesday’s Yankees clincher.

Bob Wolfley at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel looks at the strong ratings number for the Series clincher

Richard Sandomir at the NY Times also has news of the strong Series ratings...

John Crowe at the Crowe’s Nest lets us know that the MLB Network will cover the Yankees victory parade today

Steve Johnson at the Chicago Tribune look at the announced collaboration on a sports news satire program between the Onion and Comedy Central…

The Landry Hat looks at allegations of the media and ESPN slanting the Tony Romo/Roy Williams incident…

John Maffei at the North County Times has the story of the laying off of a long time San Diego sports television anchor

Jay Posner at the San Diego Union Tribune also has the story

Ken Fang at Fangs Bites has posted the promo NBC is using now to promote the 2010 Olympics in Vancouver…

David Barron at the Houston Chronicle has the latest local sports radio ratings

Speaking of sports radio ratings, Chad Finn at the Boston Globe has the Beantown numbers…and a newcomer is making waves…

Jessica Heslam at the Boston Herald reports on the release of the sports anchor at the Fox affiliate

More sports radio news locally out of St. Louis from Dan Caesar of the St. Louis Post Dispatch

Barry Jackson at the Miami Herald looks at how college basketball schools are making concessions to appear on ESPN’s opening night of games

Diane Pucin at the LA Times takes another angle in the impact social media is playing in sports

Ed Sherman at Crains Chicago Business has his weekly Winners and Losers…

Bill Doyle at the Worcester (MA) Telegram and Gazette tells us about a local man who will be working for the Miami Dolphins soon after their game with the Patriots this weekend

Jim Carlisle at the Ventura County Times looks at the remaking of Matt Millen

Jim Williams at the Washington Examiner recounts John Riggins’ meltdown over Redskins owner Daniel Snyder on Showtime’s Inside the NFL

Mel Bracht at the Oklahoman says ESPN’s Ron Franklin is not too pleased with the changes to the WWL’s college basketball coverage…

Pete Dougherty at the Albany Times Union has a Q&A with NBC’s Tiki Barber…Pete also has the local Time Warner college basketball television schedule…and the Time Warner hockey schedule

Scott D. Pierce at the Salt Lake City Deseret News says the MTN will soon be available in HD…in some locations…

Tim Lemke at the Washington Times looks at how movie studios are placing more ads during sports telecasts

Tom Hoffarth at the LA Daily News reports on a former Dodger doing work for television for this weekend’s Breeders’ Cup…And Tom expands upon his column here

William Houston at Truth and Rumors talks about the firing of a Montreal shock jock…

Chris Zelkovich at the Toronto Star talks with Rogers Sportsnet hockey analyst John Shannon

The Tampa Tribune reports on the return of suspended sports radio host Dan Sileo…

Morning Journal- November 2, 2009

It was a busy Sunday in sports.  Here are some of the sports media stories that surfaced since yesterday…

Matthew J. de la Merced and Andrew Ross Sorkin at the NY Times report that the Comcast/NBC deal may be coming close to completion

Paulsen at Sports Media Watch has the ratings numbers for Game 3 of the World Series

Here’s the AP story on the World Series ratings..courtesy of Entertainment Daily…

MLB.com reports on Fox’ move to relocate the right field camera which played a role in Alex Rodriguez’ home run in Game 3 of the World Series…

Mike Jensen at the Philadelphia Inquirer has the story of how the Phillies’ Jimmy Rollins is sought out daily by the media

Chris Zelkovitch at the Toronto Star thinks Fox is making strides in its coverage of the World Series……

Maury Brown at the Biz of Baseball has an interview with MLB Network’s Victor Rojas

John Lewin at the Faster Times criticizes MLB Network for an online poll which seemed to omit one obvious choice…(I agree)

Phil Mushnick at the NY Post accepts and issues a challenge from WFAN’s Mike Francesa

Bob Wolfley at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel says Fox let the pictures tell the story during Brett Favre’s return to Green Bay yesterday…

Dusty Saunders at the Denver Post enjoyed the work of CBS’ Dan Dierdorf during yesterday’s Broncos’ loss to the Ravens…

Chris Shellcroft at Just Blog Baby looks at the ESPN report that Raiders coach Tom Cable may have a history of violence toward women

David White at the San Francisco Chronicle also has the story of ESPN’s Outside the Lines piece on Cable

As does Mark Maske at The League at the Washington Post

David Xaviel at the Bleacher Report does not think highly of ESPN’s report on Cable…

Fox Sports reports on how it will conduct a special segment of Fox NFL Sunday next week from an undisclosed location in Afghanistan

Dissenting Justice accuses a CBS Sports.com writer for allegedly taking joy in seeing Florida QB Tim Tebow go down with an injury…

Steve Lapore at Puck the Media has a look at the NHL Network feature schedule for this week..

Ed Sherman at Crains Chicago Business talks with local sports personality Mike North about his future…

Tom Jones at the St. Petersburg Times has his Monday Shooting from the Lip column

Sunday Journal- November 1, 2009

Welcome to November.  Here are some sports media stories making the rounds this Sunday…

Larry Brown at Larry Brown Sports looks into last night’s World Series Game 3 issue of A-Rod’s homer hitting a Fox camera.

Bob Raissman at the NY Daily News also discusses A-Rod’s homer off the camera

And Kevin Baxter at the LA Times

Andrew Godfrey at the Bleacher Report has his first year report on the MLB Network...

Phil Mushnick at the NY Post reports on plans today for the networks to over saturate their air with coverage of Brett Favre’s return to Green Bay…

The AP reports that the blackout has been lifted for San Diego fans in the Chargers game today against the Raiders…

Jim Williams at the Washington Examiner says despite Redskins fans complaints, they watch their team

KEZI’s Don Corcoran takes fans inside ESPN’s College Gameday in Eugene, Oregon

Bob Wolfley at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel leads with Bucks news in his Sunday column…

Crenk has word of an innovation at one of ESPN’s websites where people can record their own SportsCenter demo.  Looking at the site, it appears to be only accessed by those in the Far East…

Ray Buck at the Fort Worth Star Telegram has word of the retirement of a legendary colleague

Joel Achenbach at the Washington Post (through Mail Tribune) profiles Sports Illustrated writer Gary Smith

LSU announces the addition of a former Tiger into its basketball announcing booth…

Enjoy your NFL Week 8!!!!

Sports Media Weekly Podcast #6- Pete Dougherty, Albany Times Union

Sports Media WeeklyWelcome to the latest edition of our Sports Media Weekly Podcast.  This week I am joined by Ken Fang from Fang’s Bites and by Pete Dougherty, columnist for the Albany Times Union.  One of Pete’s beats is sports media.  He also houses a sports media blog at the paper’s website.

This week we lead with the situation involving ESPN’s Steve Phillips.  We also again touch upon the ratings numbers for the NFL and the MLB Playoffs and we also discuss the early success of ESPN’s “30 for  30” documentary film series.

Blogs With Balls Video- Peter King Opening

The organizers at the Blogs with Balls conference promoted the event by telling attendees that their opening speaker would be someone of note.  That lead speaker proved to be none other than Sports Illustrated’s Peter King.  He wasn’t at the event, but did pre-tape a greeting.

Here is my video of King’s prepared remarks…

Say what you want about Peter King, but give him credit for recognizing the work sports bloggers put forth.

Get Ready for DTV

I know that the federal government and cable companies have all warned us about the impending DTV transition this coming February…but I fear that when the day comes, many people will react like this…

Hilarious. I work in TV and people here in the office get a bigger chuckle out of this than most. I know this has nothing to do with sports media but I’m sure there will be some old men having this same issue looking for their weekend sports fix. God help them.

SMJ NFL Local Media Previews

Much will be written and talked about previewing the 2008 NFL season.  We will do the same here at Sports Media Journal.

But instead of caring what is being said by the networks, we will focus on what is being said by the sports media in the 32 NFL local media markets.

Between now and opening night, SMJ will be providing an overview of the local media coverage of all 32 NFL teams.  This survey will, by no means, be comprehensive, but a solid indication on who is covering their team in the local market.  It will be a great guide for those of you who want to check-up on an NFL team directly from a local source.  Also, after we post our findings, if we forget a media outlet or website (which we will because we don’t have the research staff to investigate every NFL team blog), feel free to add your blog and URL to our comments.

Who needs big media…when the local guys are plugging away at covering the team just as well?

Check out our previews coming soon!