January 9, 2013; New York, NY, USA; Tampa Bay Lightning vice president and general manager Steve Yzerman addresses the National Hockey League lockout during a press conference at the Westin New York in Times Square. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

Grading NHL media during the lockout & baseball hall of fame angst


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.

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