Tim Tebow, "Linsanity" and "bountygate." The impact of social media and blogging in sports coverage been as dramatic in the past few years as any other area. Sites like SBNation and Bleacher Report have crashed a party that for decades was limited to traditional beat reporters with official credentials. ESPN has grown its global dominance in the digital world. Locally, independent blogs and startups like SportsPressNW have changed the landscape.
Join ESPN blogger and former News Tribune beat write Mike Sando and former P-I columnist Art Thiel of SportsPressNW for the next ONA & SPJ Seattle meetup Tuesday, May 22, 7 p.m. at Jillian's, where they’ll discuss the coverage of sports and sporting events in the digital age and how it has influenced media and culture as we know it today. Former P-I columnist Jim Moore will moderate the discussion. Former P-I columnist Jim Moore will moderate the discussion.
This is our eighth in a series of #Newsnext meetups, where we're talking to interesting locals working in the digital space. We bring together writers, editors, photographers, producers, developers, designers, engineers and anyone else with an interest in the production of news. We’ll meet at Jillian’s on Westlake, which offers a cash bar and some great space for discussion and networking.
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