Friday, November 20, 2009

The changing face of sports and sports media

Sports coverage is undergoing some huge changes: ESPN now has a "hyperlocal" Boston site, and Comcast Cable is developing its own broadcast sports content.

At the same time, leagues like the National Hockey League and Major League Baseball are developing their own direct channels to fans via the web. But what are the ethical considerations when the league owns the channel that's covering a sport?

That's one of the topics in a series over at the Nieman Journalism Lab: the Shifting Media Power in Sports.

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