Wednesday, May 11, 2005

Sportswriter ethics study

This story was posted on the sj.com board. It's an AP story about a Penn State University researcher who looked into sports journalists' ethics and found them lacking. Some sj-ists had a problem with drawing national conclusions based on the region surveyed. I admit to being bit dismayed that 39 percent of editors reached thought coverage should "boost the home team."

2 comments:

Mike said...

It's always troubling, of course, when a sports writer becomes so enamored with the team and players he/she is covering that it leads to the belief that he/she is actually one of them. I think this happens more than we'd care to admit, so the numbers don't really surprise me.

Daryl said...

Well, the other extreme is the Boston Globe, where the writers often seem to hate the home teams.