Super Bowl XLVIII

All NFL Media is Local- Super Bowl XLVII

The teams and media are beginning to assemble in New Orleans for Super Bowl XLVII between the Baltimore Ravens and San Francisco 49ers.  There is plenty of national coverage on the game.  But we feel the best way to learn about the two teams is through the work of the local media covering each club.

Here is a compilation of some of the local media outlets covering the Ravens and 49ers for the Super Bowl:

Baltimore Ravens Local Media

Newspaper- One of the most underrated mid-sized newspapers in the Country is the Baltimore Sun.  It has a long tradition of having a comprehensive sports section.  The online version of the paper has a page dedicated to the Ravens. Beat writers Jeff Zrebiec (Twitter), Aaron Wilson (Twitter), Matt Vensel (Twitter), Mike Preston, and Edward Lee also maintain the Ravens Insider Blog. Columnists Kevin Cowherd (Twitter) and Peter Schmuck (Twitter) will also offer commentary on the team.

Baltimore has its own weekly sports newspaper, the Press Box.

Sports Radio- WBAL and 98 Rock serve as the home of the Ravens Radio Network. Gerry Sandusky (Twitter), Stan White, and Qadry Ismail (Twitter) call the action.  To talk Ravens, tune into sports talker 105. The Fan.

Television-  Among the television stations on the Baltimore beat include WBALWBFFWJZ and WMAR.  Comcast SportsNet Baltimore and Mid-Atlantic Sports Network (MASN) also cover the Ravens.

Blogs-  Check out Ravens NewsRavens GabBaltimore BeatdownThe Purple Chaos, and  Ebony Bird for independent coverage of the team.

San Francisco 49ers Local Media

Newspaper- The dominant daily in the city is the San Francisco Chronicle.   Its online sports page (and the rest of the paper online) is part of SF Gate.com.  The sports section has a page dedicated to the 49ers. Beat writers Kevin Lynch (Twiiter) and Eric Branch (Twitter) also maintain the Niner Insider blog.  With columnists like Scott Ostler (Twitter) you can expect plenty to be written about the Niners.

Sports Radio- KNBR and KSAN serve as the flagships to the 49er Radio Network.  Ted Robinson (Twitter) handles play-by-play with Eric Davis (Twitter) adding commentary.  KNBR and KGMZ are two outlets for sports radio talk on the 49ers.

Television- KGOKNTVKPIXKTVU are the major television outlets in San Francisco.  Comcast SportsNet Bay Area also covers the team.

Blogs-  Check out Niners Nation49ers GabNiners Noise, and the team’s own Goal Posts Blog for some independent Niner talk.

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Sports Media Weekly Podcast #35- Paulsen, Sports Media Watch

Sports Media Weekly We’re back with another edition of the Sports Media Weekly Podcast.

This week Ken Fang at Fang’s Bites and I are joined for the entire show by Paulsen of Sports Media Watch.

On this week’s show we talk about what it will mean for the media to have Super Bowl XLVII held in New York.  Specifically we look at how fortuitous it may be for Fox to be the network slated to telecast that game.

Other topics on the agenda…critiques on the work done thus far by ESPN and TNT in covering the NBA conference finals…we look at how ESPN is pulling out all the stops in preparation for next month’s World Cup…and the three of us speculate on the future for Erin Andrews, whose contract with ESPN is up in the near future.