Sports Omnivore explores the responsibilities of sports media


The Sports Omnivore returns after a two-week break to dig into the role of sports journalism in the modern age.

Dec 17, 2012; Nashville, TN, USA; Tennessee Titans running back Chris Johnson (28) wears shoes that bear the names of the Newtown, CT shooting victims before a game against the New York Jets at LP Field. Mandatory credit: Don McPeak-US PRESSWIRE

A series of recent events has host Matt Gajtka pondering the responsibilities of sports media, whether there is crossover into so-called “hard news” or the topic remains solely in the athletic realm.

Among other things, Matt looks at the slow-to-develop story of the high school football rape controversy in Steubenville, Ohio, and how the team’s elevated position in the town factored in. After that, Gajtka wonders what, if any, acknowledgement is appropriate in sports media when a tragedy such as the one in Newtown, Conn., occurs.

The podcast also takes a look at the growing rift between popular Pittsburgh media personalities and more detached analysts regarding coverage of the polarizing Pirates.

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