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Most of the people listed are just sports columnists, rather than sports reporters/beat writers. I'm not going to do anything about it, I'm just throwin' it out there. PeteJayhawk 22:20, 9 July 2006 (UTC)

Courier-Journal Louisville[edit]

Theere is a great beat writer who also writes for ESPN on college sports for Louisville's Courier Journal -- Patr Forde

What is sports journalism about?[edit]

Doesn't this Wikipedia entry deserve to be more than just one short paragraph and a list of notable sports journalists? I think the sports journalism Redirect should be turned into an article about the practice of sports journalism, and turn this one into Sportswriers, since that is what this is. Let this article redirect to Sports Journalism. Gladmax 02:54, 26 August 2006 (UTC)

Can't argue with that it actually is a positive contribution Advomash39 (talk) 06:45, 26 August 2016 (UTC)

Recent changes[edit]

To Kevin Brietenstein: I restructured this page, created the list of sports writers page, and restructured the redirects of sportswriting and sports writing to help this page fit better into the mix of journalism articles. Please don't revert to the previous version without discussing it here first. Gladmax 23:32, 26 August 2006 (UTC)

If you were rewriting the page, then I mearly averted a cut and paste page move. You were redirecting the page to a page that was a redirect to the previous page, so I moved it to the target page, and put back the text. Nothing to prevent a rewriting, just preserving the edit history. Kevin_b_er 23:52, 26 August 2006 (UTC)

UK/US Bias?[edit]

There has been great movement in recent years around the world with sports journalism. In particular the sub-continent and Australia. Sportal web-service also deserves a mention. The fact they had the rights to club-sites and gave fans reports on games within minutes after a game has finished. In fact the internet may deserve a section here??

To add to this (two years later, I guess) I tried to add a section regarding sports blogs. Nothing major, hardly more than a cursory discussion of the topic, and had blogs compared to fanzines of the 70s and 80s. While fanzines caught on a great deal, sports blogs have greatly shifted the way American sports are covered. Nearly every major paper in America that covers one of the four major professional sports has their writers blogging now and blogs generate a giant amount of interest and traffic.

Not to mention, the article as currently written seemingly makes no distinction between British sports journalism and American (as well as the rest of the world)sports journalism, where it's treated far differently. Donegan17 (talk) 07:20, 12 November 2008 (UTC)

External Link Video Add[edit]

I'd like to add a video of sports writers from USA Today and The Washington Times answer the question, "What is Sports Journalism?" The link is (this will not automatically open the video). Please let me know what you think. (ResearchChannel 19:30, 17 July 2007 (UTC))

Almost Entirely UK Journalists[edit]

Almost all of the sports journalists mentioned in this entry are British. There should be a section devoted to notable sports journalists, from all spans of the globe. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 20:03, 17 September 2007 (UTC)


Who is the sports internet journalist/ company (359Media or something) who does the goal alerts? I am hoping this will lead me to a sports journalist who I have forgot the name of, Wilkings or something (not Ray Wilkings). Any info will be greatly appreciated. Monacoboy 21:38, 14 November 2007 (UTC)


The introduction of this article says:

"the sports department within some newspapers has been mockingly called the toy department, because sports journalists do not concern themselves with the 'serious' topics covered by the news desk"

I think that some criticism should be made. Many thinkers have stated the negative aspects sports journalism has in modern societies. Thank you. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 15:27, 21 December 2011 (UTC)


Zimbabwe also has a magazine called gemazo and in Africa we also have sports journalism Advomash39 (talk) 06:48, 26 August 2016 (UTC)