Monday, November 13, 2006
Find that sports highlight on .... YouTube
Jesse Spector writes in Sunday's New York Daily News about the rising popularity of YouTube for sports highlights. The consequences of these kinds of ungated sites can be powerful -- witness the firing of Lamar Thomas after his infamous stint was immortalized on YouTube. The growing popularity of YouTube is another sign that traditional gatekeepers in sports will continue to be squeezed out as leagues, teams and fans use new technologies for sports entertainment. Sports journalists will have to be nimble in finding ways to work with, not against, these corporate- and fan-driven sports-information outlets.