Sessions at SXSW Interactive 2012 about Journalism and Sports media

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Sunday 11th March 2012

  • Sports Media: The Beat Goes Gone?

    by Jonathan Abrams, Tom James, Johnny Ludden, Kathleen Hessert and Kevin Arnovitz

    Until quite recently, there was a single source of record for your favorite sports team: The beat writer. For decades, the local paper determined what sports fans would consume and how they’d consume it.Not until the explosion of the internet were sports fans able to fulfill their desire to know more about their team -- and know that stuff immediately. The web completely innovated the experience of being a sports fan. Pretty soon, athletes were communicating directly with fans. Highlight dunks were published online seconds later. Reporters began to tweet notes from practice instantly.Today's modern sports fan demands immediacy, and this appetite is driving a new kind of sports coverage, one that relies on innovation, both technically and editorially. Our panel will explore the rapid innovation that has occurred in sports journalism, and promises to continue at an exponential rate. We'll seek to answer the question: What will the sports beat look like in 10 years?

    At 3:30pm to 4:30pm, Sunday 11th March

    In Driskill Ballroom, Driskill Hotel

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