More Than Hockey: Canada's Expanding Sports Media Landscape -- -- The Canadian Journalism Project

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Posted by fcadweb on November 10, 2015

More Than Hockey: Canada's Expanding Sports Media Landscape

Our top athletes play tennis and ride a bobsled. "Drunk Jays Fans" are a legitimate media source. And while hockey won't be usurped any time soon as Canada's national sport, Canada's sports landscape is more open than ever before. As fans look to connect with athletes, understand the latest scandal, and track the business of their teams, how are Canadian media and journalists tackling the challenge? How is technology changing how we cover the big leagues, the amateurs, and emerging issues—from the NFL’s handling of players’ off-field conduct to concussions in hockey? And with Canada's sports landscape shifting with our demographics, what are the next big sports Canadians will clamber to watch? How will we cover them?Join Bruce Arthur, sports columnist with the Toronto Star; Brenda Irving, commentator with CBC Sports Weekend, and Stephen Brunt, writer and broadcaster with Rogers Sportsnet, for a conversation on the future of sports journalism.

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