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ESPN The Magazine’s Bill Simmons paints a picture of sports journalism without the journalists, and with the athlete’s social media channels:

…I see a day when the following sequence will be routine: Player demands trade on blog; team obliges and announces deal on Twitter; player thanks old fans, takes shots at old team and gushes about new team on Facebook. We will not need anyone to report this, just someone to recap it. Preferably with links.

No need for a superfluous middleman when you can get the soundbites straight from the horse’s mouth. Of course, when the news turns bad, a new filter crops up, in the sense that the horse’s mouth suddenly shuts up.

by Costa Tsiokos, Thu 05/14/2009 01:55pm
Category: Media, Social Media Online, Sports
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