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Sochi Olympics Cracks Down On Journalists Using Social Media

It has been seen before at the London Olympics: social media crackdowns. Athletes and accredited persons were able to share their experience on social media platforms.  But this came along with a list of guidelines to follow. In the name of the Games, the Sochi Olympics may be cracking down even harder. For example, the…

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Boston Strong: Red Sox Revive Their City With World Series Win

Last week the Boston Red Sox proved the city is indeed Boston Strong by winning the 2013 World Series at home. It had been 95 years since the Sox won a title at Fenway, but it couldn’t have come at a better time. The reverberations of the bombings at the Boston Marathon finish line have…

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NBA Will Allow Live Streaming Of Local Market Games

It appears one of the big four sports in the United States has taken it upon themselves to promote steaming of local market games. In a rather unselfish move, the NBA has made the decision to allow just that.  This move is not only a fan-friendly one, but one that could reach a wider demographic…

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FCC May Put An End To The Sports Blackout Rule

It’s happened to all of us. You turn the TV on expecting to get comfortable on the couch and watch your local professional sports team play.  Everything is prepped and ready to go. Only then do you find out that the game has been blacked out.  Your only option now is to run to the…

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Blinkx And EpicTV.com Partner To Provide Extreme Sports Content

Search engines are the backbone of the internet.  For instance, Google works by sending out “spiders” to scour the web and collect and organize content. Just the same, Blinkx is a video search engine, which allows users to quickly search the web for videos and find results.  It utilizes its patented Concept Recognition Engine (CORE) technology…

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Interview Tips Any Sports Reporter Can Use

One of the toughest and most intimidating parts of the sports writing process – especially for a new writer – can be the interview. How do you get the interview you want? Who do you contact in order to get this interview? What questions are okay to ask in this interview? Do you conduct interviews…

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CineSport Proves ‘Content Is King’

“Content is king” is really what the sports business is about.  CineSport appears to be proving that by launching their new site, appropriately named CineSport.com. In a world with video hungry sports fans, it’s no wonder “the sports section of newspaper websites remains the number one choice for sports news and information”. Content is king…

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How Do I Get My Sports Articles Published? From Start to Finish

A number of people ask me every day if it’s difficult to be a sports journalist and my response is usually the same: “It’s not difficult to write a story, it’s difficult to get one published.” Getting your sports articles published can be nerve-wrecking and a real pain in the butt to say the least,…

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Group M Steps Up Its Sports Game With Sponsorship Division

Group M has recently turned their business efforts toward sports. SponsorCom is the newest addition to the Group M family, acting as a full-service sports sponsorship and rights division for an already-strong company based out of Australia. The fact that Group M is the leading global media investment management operation should alone be enough to persuade…

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Top Sports Executives Meet To Discuss Second Screen Trends

Sports fans are a demanding bunch.  They want stadium Wi-Fi, more pixels, and on-the-go content.  Not only that, but fans are demanding content on multiple screens at one time.  While watching the game on TV, people are turning to their tablets, phones, and computer screens to track fantasy stats, watch replays, and converse on social…

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Clay Travis Joins Fox Sports 1 As A Triple Threat

Clay Travis started his career with a Juris Doctor degree from Vanderbuilt University Law.  After deciding law wasn’t the career path he desired, he turned to sports.  Travis made his way through the sports industry by writing for sites such as Deadspin, CBS Sports, and the has-been FanHouse.  He also created multiple sites of his…

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Media Picks Oregon Ducks as Pac-12 Title Favorites

The offseason loss of Head Coach Chip Kelly doesn’t seem to be a factor in the media’s outlook of the Oregon Duck’s season.  In a recent poll, the media chose the Ducks as Pac-12 Title favorites, even over the defending champions, the Stanford Cardinal. The Ducks just barely edged out the Cardinal in a recent media…

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