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NCAA gets personal in pushing back against ‘dumb’ and ‘lame’ journalists

The National Collegiate Athletic Association is being more aggressive in highlighting what it considers inaccurate or unfair reporting, often calling out journalists by name on its website and on Twitter.

A report in the Chronicle of Higher Education looks at the increasingly personal nature of the NCAA's attempts to push back against reporting:
As digital sources of information have exploded—and the lines among reporter, analyst, columnist, and provocateur have blurred—the NCAA has taken a harder stance against some writers. Lately those exchanges have gotten personal, with NCAA representatives referring to some journalists as "lame," "dumb," "pseudo-journos," and "bad ones."
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NCAA says NYT’s Joe Nocera faces conflict of interest; Nocera calls charge ‘bogus,’ ‘intimidation’

In a lengthy New York Times Magazine feature and two recent columns for the paper, Joe Nocera has taken a critical look at the world of student athletes and the operations of the NCAA.

In response, the NCAA contacted Poynter … Read more


Nocera: I’m branching out from pure business on the op-ed page
Joe Nocera points to his NCAA column as evidence of that. "But I’m not going to be a political pundit," he tells Ted Nesi. "I’m not going to write about, you know, the Senate races and the presidential races – that’s just not what I view as kind of how my brain works." Q-and-A excerpts:

I’m totally excited about [doing an op-ed page column]. It’s a change for me because I’ve never written anything that short before in my life – my previous column, as you know, was literally twice as long – and [the new op-ed page column is] also twice a week. But I wanted to do it the old-fashioned way. I wanted to prove that I could write short, write twice a week, and bring business – as opposed to economics – to the op-ed page.
The Times, I think, has done – it’s a very interesting paywall. It’s a little bit porous, it’s a little bit flexible. But it does give people, regular readers, an incentive to want to pay for the thing. And I’m rooting for it.
I like the physical format of the paper, but I’m an old fuddy-duddy – I’m 58. I like seeing the choices editors make, page to page. During the day, I often love to look on the Internet or on my iPad to see updates. And in the evening, I often read the paper on the iPad, because I think it’s a beautiful way to read the paper.

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