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Topic “sports journalism”

Journalism becoming more interactive and individual-centric, ISOJ research panel says

Journalism is changing quickly, but rather than looking at a general picture of this transformation, a group of scholars researched how this change happens differently to different places and organizations, presenting their results during the second day of the 15th International Symposium for Online Journalism. Read more »


Authorities investigate suspicious death of sports journalist at Argentine soccer club


Argentine police are investigating the death of a sports reporter whose body was found in the Racing Club soccer team's swimming pool, a place where a fan club called the Imperial Guard is known to meet, reported the newspaper La Nación. Read more »


After week of scandals, U.S. sports journalism faces greater scrutiny

Screenshot from Deadspin's exposé on Manti Te'o's girlfriend hoax. Source: Deadspin

Brazilian television reporters protest the award of the Esso Prize to newspaper Folha de São Paulo

A group of reporters from the television network Record sent a letter to the organizers of the Esso Journalism Prize, the highest journalism prize in Brazil, questioning the newspaper Folha de São Paulo's qualification as a finalist. Read more »


A look behind the scenes of the investigation that won the 2012 Brazilian Esso Grand Prize for Journalism

Resigning from the presidency of the highest soccer authority in Brazil two years before the country was set to host the World Cup was not part of Ricardo Teixeira's plans. The official, who until now was the most powerful leader of a sport that is a national passion in Brazil, was not set to give up his post until 2015. Read more »


YouTube's online coverage of Olympics portends new style of live news coverage

YouTube’s partnership with NBC to provide live-streaming video from the 2012 Olympics marks the latest phase in the video-sharing company’s development as a platform for visual journalism, according to Mashable. YouTube streamed the games online on behalf of the International Olympic Committee to 64 countries across Africa and Asia, reported GigaOM. Read more »


#NBCFail: In an age of social media, critics unite on Twitter to complain about delayed Olympics coverage

Twitter is taking gold at the 2012 London Olympics -- more tweets were sent Friday, July 27, the day of the opening ceremonies, than were sent during the entire 2008 Olympics in Beijing -- but television network NBC, which has exclusive broadcast rights to the games for the United States, is far from medaling, as critics are complaining that NBC's delayed television coverage just doesn't fit with "the Tweet-it-now world of social media," noted The New York Times. Read more »


Press freedom, human rights groups condemn killing of Brazilian sports journalist

The Special Rapporteur for Freedom of Expression of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) on Wednesday, July 11, condemned the killing of Brazilian sports commentator Valério Luiz de Oliveira, who was shot to death on July 5 in the city of Goiânia, reported the news portal Terra. Read more »


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