Bloggerâ€™s Ejection May Mean Suit for N.C.A.A. – New York Times
- Quote: In a statement sent via e-mail, the N.C.A.A. said: â€œReporters covering our championships may blog about the atmosphere, crowd and other details during a game but may not mention anything about game action. Any reference to game action in a blog or other type of coverage could result in revocation of credentials.â€
Note: My question is what if I went to a game with my computer sucking down some free wifi goodness and blogged pitch by pitch…would I get thrown out to? Probably no one would care…but…could the newspaper suck down my RSS feed? Oh the complexities. This is the fun stuff, to me, watching the messiness.
– post by willrich
A. Woody DeLauder says
It will be very interesting to see what will happen with this case. How will the NCAA handle this in the future if there is a suit involved?
mister teacher says
I’m not sure I understand this. This is supposed to apply to any reporter at any NCAA championship game? For instance, the NCAA is telling reporters that they can’t comment on game action during the Final Four?? That doesn’t make any sense!
Trevor Shaw says
Actually, this is really interesting. It raises the question of who is a journalist. In his book We’re all Journalists Now Scott Gant raises this exact point in the arena of politics and government. He asks why the government should be in the business of deciding what the definition of a journalist is and thereby deciding who is entitled to special levels of access such as going on trips with the White House Press Corps etc. He was on the Diane Rehm Show last week promoting the book. You can listen to the segment at http://wamu.org/programs/dr/07/06/12.php#13221
It’s an interesting question you raise. Probably the average Joe could sit there and blog the game on his blackberry and even snap a few pictures with his cell phone. But the person who is the “professional” journalist would be sanctioned for doing the exact same thing.
Mrs Durff says
Revoke what credentials? The hay-penny brain one? And how will they know? And how will they enforce? And who is “they” anyway?