Tuesday, April 11, 2006
Sports journalism: An oxymoron?
Rocky Mountain News columnist Dave Krieger writes about the "navel-gazing" and hand wringing in sports journalism of late because of baseball's steroid crisis. He argues that sportswriters have always operated in a "hazy neutral zone," providing promotion masquerading as news. Krieger joins the call for sportswriters and reporters to change that: to use the "small slice of journalism" left in sportswriting to keep scandals like steroids from growing out of control again.