Wednesday, March 21, 2007
Clark: Sports attracts talented storytellers
Poynter's Roy Peter Clark plugs the Sports Journalism Summit next month and writes about the future of sports journalism, where he predicts great writing -- no matter how long -- will continue to draw readers. He marvels at the success of ESPN's Bill Simmons and writes about the allure of blogs: "The blogger's edge often comes from the rejection of political correctness and mainstream sentimentality. I'm down (or up?) with that. What I can't abide in the feedback loop is crude incivility, expressed by anonymous voices in the form of barbaric racism, sexism, xenophobia, or homophobia."