Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Dropping the Ball

See this story about how the NCAA is revoking the press credentials of live bloggers. Writer Brian Bennett describes how he was ejected from a University of Lousville vs. Oklahoma State game for live blogging here. Given that major newspapers are scrambling to keep up with fast-changing online media by hiring bloggers, this could deal a death blow to the print sports pages now that many of the great sports columnists of the twentieth century have died or have retired from writing. Besides, if one can live blog with a cell phone, what will stop fans from doing it in even larger numbers? (Via Jerz's Literacy Weblog.)

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