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The Decline of Modern Journalism

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Most sports reporting is not news, instead it's entertainment based and the networks talk up whatever gets the most viewers. Personlly i hope the new Fox sports network crushes ESPN.

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I come here to get my Panthers news. There are some well informed posters here with news/updates that better most major sports outlets. I will not even mention Joe Person. I will take a retarded chimps journalism over his any day.

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I come here to get my Panthers news. There are some well informed posters here with news/updates that better most major sports outlets. I will not even mention Joe Person. I will take a retarded chimps journalism over his any day.

 

 

Yet you did.  Journalist are clueless on most things they report about.  They will take any persons opinion without researching first to make sure it is right.  Seen it many times with plane accidents and trials.  Which for some reason people love news about trials that do not even effect their daily lives.  Get a life people!

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Most sports reporting is not news, instead it's entertainment based and the networks talk up whatever gets the most viewers. Personlly i hope the new Fox sports network crushes ESPN.

I still enjoy ESPN to a point.

But I am going to give Fox Sports a long look when they launch because I am anxious to see actual good sports coverage.

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Given Fox's reputation with delivering the "news" I would not hold your breath on them delivering any sort of quality coverage.

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Given Fox's reputation with delivering the "news" I would not hold your breath on them delivering any sort of quality coverage.

 

Im not sure any of them would at this point. Fox or whoever comes next. It's embarrassing how manipulative ALL news stations and outlets have become. Google and the rest of the internet are just gonna keep eating away their dollars. In result I sure dont see any of them getting more credible. I think theyre going to get more desperate. Soon we'll have guys like Skip Bayless doing the nightly news. Not that anyone but idiots will be watching, but eh, theyre are a lot of idiots in this world so Im sure theyll stick with that blueprint.

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"Infotainment" look it up.

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Fox will at least be competition for ESPN. ESPN is running college sports and ruining it.

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You can find good news if you look around. For mainstream news there are tons of good outlets. Sports is harder but social media such as twitter is a good way to get raw facts.

 

ESPN is a joke. They are spending a huge portion of their show today on the bradley cooper racial slur. It's bad but people are acting like he murdered someone with a pickaxe. Racial slurs get ratings so they are milking it.

 

Thank goodness I know how Deion Sanders feels about the issue.

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Been meaning to click over to NBCSports channel. Surely no better but who knows.

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here is a fine example of what not to do....

 

 

 

 

 

One of the few sites that I have a great respect for. Throw in Grantland as well and Pro Football Focus. Pretty much all of the one-off super popular websites are much better than their more popular counterparts.

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I think a lot of the problems with sports journalism are the result of increased interest.  There are multiple channels dedicated to sports 24/7, there are blogs, talk radio and other things that wouldnt exist today if it wasnt for all the interest in sports.

 

The problem is that there arent actually more sports going on, so they end up making up stories just to have something to talk about.  What is ESPN supposed to cover in the middle of July, more baseball? (kill me now).  And if you try to do more in depth coverage of training camps and other stuff, you risk people tuning out (are you going to sit through a 15 minute segment about the Bengals training camp battles?).  So what they end up doing is talking about the same big stories over and over, or making up stories involving big names (this is why the vast majority of the panthers coverage in the national media revolves around Cam)

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