John Ourand of the Sports Business Daily and The Athletic’s Katie Strang
Episode 101 of the Sports Media Podcast with Richard Deitsch features a conversation with two guests. First up is Sports Business Daily media writer John Ourand. He is followed by The Athletic senior NHL writer and investigative reporter Katie Strang. In this podcast, Ourand discusses the potential for the most crowded pro sports schedule in history and what that means for networks that air games; whether networks or leagues will work with each other to change schedules; how network officials are approaching college football; whether the era of remote broadcasts is here for good; John’s reporting on future Turner Sports exhibitions with Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson; whether any sport such as NASCAR will get sustained growth off the increasing viewership during the pandemic; how sports outlets will approach social media during the lead-up to the 2020 U.S. Presidential Election, and more. Strang discusses the NHL’s return to play plan; what she expects regarding media access; whether she would work inside an NHL hub city or bubble; how the pandemic might impact long-term media coverage; her reporting on alleged sexual abuse in junior hockey and how the bodies that monitor youth hockey have handed allegations of sexual misconduct and abuse, and more. You can subscribe to this podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Stitcher and more.
ESPN analyst Booger McFarland and Fox NASCAR producer Barry Landis
Lisa Wilson of The Athletic, ESPN’s Michael Eaves, Rana Cash of Savannah Morning News and Sportsnet’s (Canada) Donnovan Bennett
About The Show
The Sports Media Podcast with Richard Deitsch is a weekly show that features interviews with members of the sports media about their work, as well as roundtables with sports media reporters about television, digital, audio/radio, print, and other forms of media. You can read Richard’s work at The Athletic and hear his words at Sportsnet 590 The Fan in Toronto.