Getcha Popcorn Ready: The Ochocinco News Network Is Here

Chad Ochocinco (or the artist formerly known as Chad Johnson) is a social media powerhouse.  He’s amassed over 300,000 followers on Twitter, broadcasts “The Ochocinco Show” on Ustream, and recently launched his own iPhone application.  In his latest social media venture, he has announced plans to form the Ochocinco News Network, or OCNN for short.  … Continue reading

The Deadspin Debacle

Deadspin, owned by Gawker Media, is one of the world’s most widely read sports blogs. It has recently garnered attention for a controversy involving sports media giant ESPN. Deadspin allows readers to submit tips on possible sports stories. In August, they received a tip saying that ESPN baseball analyst Steve Phillips was having an affair. … Continue reading

Sports Journalism 2.0

When athletes entered the blogosphere several years ago, sports reporters held their collective breath, wondering whether the new medium would threaten their livelihood. Then came microblogs such as Twitter, closing the gap between athlete and fan by making it easy to quickly share bite-sized pieces of information. Social media have also blurred the distinction between … Continue reading