Boston Globe writer Chad Finn on viewership predictions for Celtics-Warriors, and Wall Street Journal reporter Louise Radnofsky, on testing positive for COVID at the Beijing Olympics
Episode 211 of the Sports Media Podcast features two guests. First up is Chad Finn, the sports media writer and general columnist for The Boston Globe. He is followed by Louise Radnofsky, a sports reporter for The Wall Street Journal. Her piece, “Testing Positive in Zero-Covid China” was about being isolated under aggressive policies in China during the Olympics.In this podcast, Finn and Deitsch discuss how we see the popularity of a Celtics-Warriors NBA Finals; what historical viewership trends mean for this series; cultural wars and the NBA; whether ESPN has found the right fit for its NBA studio programming; Greg Olsen officially being named as Fox’s No. 1 NFL analyst; NESN’s new direct-to-consumer product for the Red Sox and Bruins and more. Radnofsky discussed her piece on testing positive 19 hours after arriving in Beijing on Feb. 4 to cover figure skating at the 2022 Olympic Games; being part of Chinese policies that call for centralized isolation; how she and the Journal navigated her testing positive; her reporting on Britney Griner being held in Russia; the public campaign to advocate for Griner; the challenge of reporting on Griner’s situation; the future of USA Gymnastics; the earnings potential of college gymnasts and more. You can subscribe to this podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Stitcher, and more.
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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.