The always-entertaining veteran sports reporter Ryan Clark joined me on the Sports Omnivore to evaluate how hockey media handled the recently-concluded NHL lockout.
Social media, labor law, the modern news cycle and public appetite for collective bargaining minutiae all present challenges, so how did the NHL’s watchers perform during a grueling four months of negotiations, rumors and innuendo? Did the media’s frustration with the situation undermine their duties to hockey fans?
Also of interest this week: are baseball writers self-serving in revealing their Hall of Fame voting struggles? Plus, Matt and Ryan discuss Brent Musberger, how much a journalist has to keep secret during a career and blurring the line between objective reporting and opinionated punditry.
(Listen to archived episodes of the Sports Omnivore)