Sports Reporting

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Sports Reporting: The Passionate Age versus The Information Age

There was time when there was no Facebook, no Twitter, and no ESPN.com. Most people had to deal with the 3-4 channels television provided. The newspaper sports page was filled with useful information and statistics. Then once the information age hit, sports became an instant gratification topic. The people who were reported the sports news were well qualified journalists that attended games and did research. In today's sports reporting world, anyone with a computer and basic writing skills can report and offer insight to any sports topic of their choosing with little or no skills. So why as avid sports fans, have we allowed the common sports blogger to infiltrate and provide us with average and marginal news? There are thousands and thousands of sports games played each year. In days past, unless you attended the actual game, you normally wouldn't know the outcome of games unless you stayed up late to watch the local news or you read the newspaper the next day. The newspaper was the top of line source of detailed information for your favorite team or the game you wanted to know about. The men and woman who wrote the articles were passionate and provided the readers with actual accounts of the game. Most if not all were college educated and had numerous credentials. The information they provided the best picture possible, but there were some setbacks, mainly that you had to wait for it. In other instances, human error showed its head as some scores were inaccurate and there was no real way to double check. There simply was no other way to do it during those times. In today's sports world, that is no longer a problem. Gone are the days of waiting. Today, almost nothing is out of reach. People want instant gratification. They want it today, if not this very second. Access to any and all…...

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