Oscar’s ‘Dark Side’. AKA Journalism In Lieu Of David Walsh And/Or Any Facts

Did you hear that? It’s the sound of journalists trying to get on the right side of the Oscar Pistorius story. It’s becoming a familiar sound.

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Who Will Solve The SPOTY Dilemma?

Simon Rines’ new report has a stat worth noting: three federations – Fifa, Uefa and IOC – account for half of all global sponsorship spend on governing bodies worldwide. Continue reading “Who Will Solve The SPOTY Dilemma?”

Why Celebrity Quotes Are Boring And Dangerous, All At The Same Time

David Carr in the New York Times wrote a piece on why mainstream media all but failed to cover the Lance Armstrong story. He lists some notable exceptions – including Paul Kimmage and David Walsh of the Sunday Times – but says much of the reporting was left to bloggers and those outside Big Media. Continue reading “Why Celebrity Quotes Are Boring And Dangerous, All At The Same Time”

Number of the Day: £24million

The annual sponsorship revenue of British sports when football, rugby, cricket and tennis are removed from the equation. This figure comes from Sir Keith Mills, via David Owen’s report on Inside the Games. Continue reading “Number of the Day: £24million”