Tuesday, February 28, 2006
Controlling the message
Attempts by organizations, leagues and players to control their PR spin is increasingly putting limits on access by sports journalists. For instance, Barry Bonds announced last week that he would not cooperate with reporters that didn't allow him to use their material in his upcoming reality show. The LPGA has also announced that it will not credential reporters and photographers unless they essentially agree that their products become property of the LPGA. These are just the latest developments; see this Slate article for more.