Michael Lee, senior NBA writer for The Athletic and Washington Post writer Robert Klemko
Episode 104 of the Sports Media Podcast with Richard Deitsch features two guests. First up is Michael Lee, a senior NBA writer for The Athletic. He is followed by Washington Post writer Robert Klemko, an investigative reporter in the Sports department who has been assigned to news during COVID-19.In this podcast, Lee discusses how he has processed the last three weeks in America; the nexus of sports and race in 2020 and what it says about the moment; the NBA’s return-to-play plan and whether it can work; how the game might be covered and which writers will be inside the bubble; would we cover the sport inside the bubble; how much NBA activism will ESPN and TNT show; the NBA reporting ecosystem. Klemko discusses moving from Sports to News during the COVID-19 pandemic; covering politics versus sports; covering the Donald Trump rally in Tulsa; interviewing people around the country and how they react to him when he identifies as a writer from The Washington Post; his social mentions, being called the n-word, and threats against his family; the NFL player activism coming and Jerry Jones’s role; how the NFL networks will cover football this year, and more.You can subscribe to this podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Stitcher and more.
J.A. Adande, the Director of Sports Journalism and the Medill School at Northwestern University and The Athletic's NASCAR writer Jeff Gluck.
The Athletic’s Rhiannon Walker, ESPN’s Mike Reiss and Josh Tolentino of The Athletic
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.