Tag: sports

by Molly Yanity

Earlier this fall, the National Football League delivered body blow after body blow to itself. From video of a star player punching his partner to public relations pummelings, one could assume this popular American sports league would be down for the count. That is simply not the case. According to a recent NBC News/Marist poll, nearly 90 percent of NFL […] more »

by Molly Yanity

As we embark upon the 2014-15 academic year, it seems every time we turn around, another announcement is made that a school is launching a sports communication program of some sort. Big schools like Arizona State and Georgia are doing it. Small schools are doing it, too. In 2007, Dr. Marie Hardin – now dean […] more »

by Julie Keck

The best stories across the web on media and technology, curated by Julie Keck. 1. Judge: News outlets improperly used photos posted to Twitter (Reuters) 2. Facebook announces ‘Graph Search,’ promises privacy (Forbes) 3. US Postal Service pushes digital envelope (Guardian) 4. Maltreated teen girls more likely to engage in risky online behavior (Mashable) 5. Social […] more »

by Jenny Shank

Olympic fever hit me young. One of my earliest memories is of a coloring book featuring the raccoon mascot from the 1980 Lake Placid Olympics that my mom gave me when I was three. I colored in the pictures of the raccoons skating and bobsledding while I watched the Olympics on our old boxy television. […] more »

by Mark Glaser

We decided to pull up this 2010 episode of 5Across about athletes using social media because of its relevance to the current 2012 Olympics, especially as the roundtable includes two U.S. Olympians: Natalie Coughlin and Donny Robinson. Not much has changed in the last couple years, except that even more athletes are on social media […] more »

by Terri Thornton

Click to read our whole series It’s an Olympic achievement. Not just the London Games, but the social media infrastructure behind them. People definitely engaged online during the 2010 Winter Games in Vancouver. But new apps, better mobile devices, and an Olympic policy encouraging athletes to use social media mean that fans will have more […] more »

by Lily Leung

The best stories across the web on media and technology, curated by Lily Leung. 1. Has Netflix fully recovered from its Qwikster gaffe? (PaidContent) 2. A closer look at the Yahoo-Facebook patent lawsuit (GigaOm) 3. Are up-and-coming startups getting lost in the SXSW noise? (Digiday)   4. Recent study shows how key media players are […] more »

by Dorian Benkoil

Click here to read the whole series “You can cut the cable, dad,” my teenage daughter has told me more than once when I’ve grumbled about the poor service, unexplained fees and large percentage increases I’ve had to pay over our introductory “triple-play” rates to our cable company. We did suspend our cable service for […] more »

by Mark Glaser

When it comes to television shows and events, we the people have been taking more and more control of what we see and on what medium. The rise of everything from DVRs to streaming Netflix to mobile TV means that we get to decide when we want to watch our favorite shows. More people have […] more »

by Mark Glaser

Back in the day, the only coverage of a sporting event came from the accredited media. But now, you can find out more from fans in the seats taking pictures and posting to blogs — or from the athletes themselves who are getting hooked on Twitter and Facebook status updates. In fact, Major League Baseball […] more »