Sports entertainment? No, we're not talking about WWE, but rather Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), the world's largest mixed martial arts (MMA) promotion with footprints all over the world. And in spite of all the expansion theShow More Summary
2014 was a big year in sports media circles, with a whole host of major stories. However, some of the highest-profile ones may wind up not leading to large changes, and some that didn’t get a massive amount of play at the time may wind up having huge implications for media consumers down the road. Show More Summary
Charles Barkley’s honesty and outspokenness makes him a treasure in the sports media. In an interview with Seth Davis at Campus Insiders, Barkley tells it like it is with the NCAA. He says he would give a kid coming out of high school $100,000 to get them to Auburn. Show More Summary
Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers is expected to bring in some fresh faces in January after a dismal first half tot he season. According to French media outlet Le 10 Sport, Liverpool have begun negotiations with PSG over a 6 month loan deal for midfielder Adrien Rabiot. The 19 year old star, who recently signed a […]
Continuing our annual tradition at AA, we welcome Sports Illustrated media scribe Richard Deitsch for your special 2014 Year in Review podcast. We chat about the biggest sports and media stories of the year (including Darren Rovell blocking him on Twitter, naturally). Show More Summary
2014 has been a year, and don’t let anyone try to tell you otherwise. In this stretch, some things happened in sports and some (...)
UFC bantamweight contender and former champion Dominick "The Dominator " Cruz suffered an injury to his right knee that will keep him out of action for the foreseeable future. Posting to his social media properties on Facebook and Twitter,...Show More Summary
Our campuses, newspapers, sports commentary, and electronic media are filled with accusations of racism -- most recently, against police departments and sports team owners. A WSJ/NBC poll conducted shortly after the highly-publicized...Show More Summary
Dionne Miller becomes the first female sports anchor at ABC O&O WLS from sports anchor/reporter at FOX O&O WFLD in Chicago. Chelsea Gates joins 120Sports.com as the Social Media Reporter & Co-Host of 120 Morning Run. Kaley O’Kelley becomes...Show More Summary
Couple of media move memos from last week involving the local newspapers.
We continue our year-end extravaganza at Awful Announcing with this recap of everything in the sports media world in our Best & Worst of 2014. Stay tuned over the next couple weeks for the rest of our 2014 Year in Review posts including...Show More Summary
This year the UK’s Department for Culture, Media, and Sport commissioned a study called “The Independent Library Report for England.” The study’s findings have been made public and as the Telegraph reports, libraries may start looking to coffee shops’s examples, by offering coffee and Wifi, to continue serving the public. Libraries must shed their old-fashioned […]
Back on August 17, 2013, Fox Sports 1 launched to a lot of fanfare. Also launching on that same date taking over Fuel TV’s on many cable and satellite providers was Fox Sports 2. While Fox Sports 1 has received most of the media attention, Fox Sports 2 has been relatively quiet. Meant to be […] The post What is up with Fox Sports 2? appeared first on Awful Announcing.
The Woking-based supercar maker has released its first official picture of the upcoming entry-level McLaren Sports Series. Overnight, across all major forms of social media, including Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, McLaren released its first official image of the Sports Series, a camouflaged coupe sliding through a race track corner. The Sports Series, developed under the [...]
The NBA fined Detroit Pistons president of basketball operations Joe Dumars $500,000 in 2010 for leaking information to Yahoo! Sports NBA insider Adrian Wojnarowski according to Kevin Draper of NewRepublic.com. It is one of the largest...Show More Summary
The former lead architect at the BBC who handled its semantic publishing projects, such as its FIFA World Cup 2010, 2012 Olympics and redesigned BBC Sports Site, today is building up the semantic infrastructure at another media might,...Show More Summary
The Pittsburgh sports media seems very insular and defensive from what I’ve seen of it in the past. On Tuesday, all of those awful negative qualities boiled to the surface when ESPN’s Britt McHenry dared to venture into town to cover the Penguins’ mumps outbreak. Show More Summary
It’s become a sport of sorts for Washington coach Jay Gruden to talk publicly about the flaws in quarterback Robert Griffin III’s game. And it’s become a sport of sorts for the media to shine a light on the things Gruden is saying, apparently in the hopes of creating the impression of dysfunction in the…
Right-wing media outlets manufactured phony outrage over President Obama's recent remark on ESPN Radio that he usually watches SportsCenter while working out in the morning. In 2007, President Bush similarly admitted to watching ESPN while working. Show More Summary
Sports Night creator Aaron Sorkin has spent the past three years criticizing America's feckless and vapid press corps in the past tense. On Monday he finally rendered a verdict in real time.