January 13, 2009

Columbia Journalism Review
Because of TV, “newspapers gradually began reducing the size of game stories, dashing the more literary ambitions of their writers,” says Gary Andrew Poole. As for the web, it’s forced beat writers to chase blog-based rumors — and blog themselves. “It’s an untenable situation, and most reporters simply react to the daily torrent of news bites while the bigger stories and issues go wanting.”
> Kaufman: “I’m sick of ignorance being touted as a virtue in sportswriting”

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