Tag: sports journalism

by Claire Groden

This week, when a 4.4-magnitude earthquake hit L.A., the L.A. Times’ Ken Schwencke was the first to break the story. But, the actual author of the post wasn’t Schwencke — it was Quakebot, an algorithm he created about two years ago. The article was no masterpiece, but it clearly conveyed the essential information such as [...] more »

by Angela Washeck

What began as a story about the world’s most elite competitors proudly representing their nations in Sochi has taken a twist in an entirely different direction. Yes, it’s the narrative of Sochi’s apparent miserable state — the stray dogs overwhelming Olympic Park, the degenerate conditions of rooms in the Games’ hotel block, the fact that [...] more »

by Ryan Frank

Two blocks from our newsroom, 20,000 fans yelled, clapped and stomped for a world record. A former University of Oregon decathlete, Ashton Eaton, crossed the finish line in time to make history. Ashton Eaton celebrates after he broke the world record in the decathlon event in Eugene, Ore. This photo was captured by Tess Freeman [...] more »

by Lily Leung

The best stories across the web on media and technology, curated by Lily Leung. 1. Journalists forced to go camera-free while covering healthcare law talks (TVNewser) 2. The president joins Pinterest (SocialTimes) 3. Fox planning a national sports network to rival ESPN (The Wrap Media) 4. News orgs mine social media for data, but the [...] more »

by Lily Leung

The best stories across the web on media and technology, curated by Lily Leung. 1. More Lee papers to get pay walls (JimRomenesko.com) 2. Social predicted to overtake search as Guardian traffic driver (Journalism.co.uk) 3. “Social media is going to make it even more difficult to make long-term investments” in cities, Bloomberg says (NYT) 4. Newspaper [...] more »

by Rob Arcamona

College athletics are, in some ways, the epitome of what sports are supposed to represent. In our collective minds, college sports are pure, a reminder that decades ago, we too were once young, agile, and full of potential. Every season, alumni forced to move away from “dear ol’ State” descend upon land-grant campuses in a [...] more »