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The Best in #jschool Blogging

August 09 2016 by Sara Howard

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Modern journalism is a tough business that's rapidly changing. The internet is still trying to make the distinction between a journalist and a blogger, so finding truly insightful, thought-provoking content can be difficult. The following are just a few of the journalists and organizations that we believe are helping to shape the future of journalism. 

 

jbentonniemanlogo.png1. NiemanLab

@NiemanLab | @jbenton

Fellow Southerner Joshua Benton is the founder/director of the Nieman Journalism Lab and with his background in newspaper, he adds a traditional touch to blogging (which we appreciate). By their own account, “Nieman Lab is a project to try to help figure out where the news is headed in the Internet age”. Nieman Journalism Lab is attempting to redefine how journalism works. Nieman Lab is “fundamentally optimistic” about the future of journalism, and we think they’ve got the right idea. Our pick - Benson's piece on the lack of geographic diversity in American news.

 



JayRosenPressThinkLogo.png2. Press Think

@jayrosen_nyu

Jay Rosen wants to draw a line between “media” and “press”. Rosen encourages the journalists to take a more active interest in citizenship, improving public debate, and enhancing life, as evidenced through PressThink. We like Rosen for his critical approach to journalism and lack of fear when it comes to proding the industry. Our pick - Tone poem for the "leave it there" press. There's also an excellent interview podcast between Jay Rosen and Joshua Benton (mentioned above) that is worth a listen.

 



CJR.png3. Columbia Journalism Review 

@CJR | @kylepope

One of the most respected voices in Journalism, CJR has been helping to shape journalistic ideas since it's first published issue in 1961. We're especially interested to see where new editor and publisher Kyle Pope will take the publication, who promises to bring an international emphasis to CJR coverage. Our pick - Woman's Work. The twisted reality of an Italian freelancer in Syria

 


 

AEJMClogo.png4. AEJMC

@AEJMC

While AEJMC isn't quite a standard blog publication, we still like to include it in our list for it's dedication to advancing education in journalism, research and promoting the "free flow of communication". With it's journals, publications, conferences and interest groups, AEJMC is sure to get you immersed in the world of academic journalism. Our pick - a recap of the most recent AEJMC conference in Minneapolis. 

 

 

 

Top 5 Social Media Sports Insiders

July 22 2016 by Sara Howard

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Instead of highlighting the top brands and atheletes in social media sports, we decided to highlight the top 5 sports social media practitioners. These are individuals that have gained a tremendous following because they're a driving force behind the future of sports media. They don't just want to be heard, they want to build a community, adding value to the industry by starting an actual conversation. We learn new things everytime we read one of their tweets... and we know you will too.

 


Jessica_Smith_-_Headshot.png1. Jessica Smith

Social Media Manager, Under Armour @WarJessEagle

Jessica Smith runs the social media content and community at Under Armour, and she's doing a stand up job.  She's a refreshing presence that values good content and authentic connections. She's dedicated to cataloging the biggest moments from the sports media industry. She runs her own blog, socialnsport.com that delves into the successes of the sports industry in social media. Her unique approach to social content is evidenced in an article she wrote called "Twitter Approaches to Rethink", it's a quick read that's well worth your time.

 

BrianMoritz-headshot.png2. Brian Moritz

Assistant Professor, SUNY Oswego  @bpmoritz

Brian is an incredibly accomplished journalist, with awards from some of the most presitgous academic associations and the brains behind sportsmediaguy.com...you can effectively say he's a sports journalism expert. He's another proponent of real content inside sports journalism, and not just "click-driven content-farm journalism". 

 

BrianBerger-headshot.png3. Brian Berger 

Host of @SBRadio and Founder/CEO of @SportsPRSummit

Brian Berger is a big name in the world of sports media, he's got plenty of experience and and business development and has done an amazing job creating an authentic and engaging sports media event in the Sports PR Summit. While invitation-only, the summit is aimed at bringing together senior level media members to engage in conversations, panel discussions and networking. It's definitely a major influencer in how the future of sports media will be played out.

 

AliciaJessop-headshot.png4. Alicia Jessop

Sports Law Professor, University of Miami @RulingSports

Started in 2011, her blog, rulingsports.com takes an alternative approach to reporting sports media, from detailing the business world of sports to fan insights, it looks at the world of good news in sports. In a time where news in general seems to report only on the bad, it offers a refreshing perspective. RulingSports covers more than play by plays or gossip, you can gain insights into sports technology, law and philanthropy, bringing a well-rounded approach to sports blogs.

 

sporttechie-headshot.png5. Taylor Bloom and Simon Ogus

Co-Founders, SportTechie @taylorhbloom @SimonOgus

Sports and technology combine as one in the form of SportTechie.com, which is increasingly becoming one of the go-to sources for the latest for innovative technology in sports. They put a lot of work into educating fans and industry professionals with interviews and in-depth analysis. Get industry insights, trending news or read product reviews that range from wearables and gear to mobile aps and digital media.


IN CONCLUSION:

There are so many more influencers in the sports media world, and that number is only growing. These are just a select few of our personal favorites, but stay tuned to hear more about who is breaking the mold.

 

Interested to know more about SnapStream's influence on the sports world? Check out some of our other articles.

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