Monday, August 29, 2005

Last of the hard-living journalists

The Seattle Post-Intelligencer publishes this obit on sports writer Jack Smith. I suppose the healthier lifestyle is better, but I miss this era, and these guys.

Weather guy gets mad

This has absolutely zero to do with sports, except the Superdome is helping out sheltering people trying to get out of Katrina's way, but I just had to post it for posterity. Love on-air meltdowns.

Thursday, August 18, 2005

Poynter on Native American nicknames

Keith M. Woods addresses the NCAA and Native American team nicknames in this article at Poynter. He's dead against them and says responsible media organizations need to stop using them.

Ponyter Sports Writing seminar

Poynter is doing a sports writing seminar next April. The link to the info is here.

Thursday, August 04, 2005

Iceberg Theory of Writing

Chip Scanlan rights about it in this Poynter online piece. The idea is that the more you report -- and then the more judiciously you write what you've learned -- the better your story will be. And here's a cool related story that's linked to out of that one.

Monday, August 01, 2005

Daly files suit

Golfer John Daly has sued the Florida Times-Union and columnist Mike Freeman over a column he wrote during The Players Championship. I don't think he wins the suit, but I personally thought the column itself was a little unfair. You be the judge.