J.A. Adande, the Director of Sports Journalism and the Medill School at Northwestern University and The Athletic's NASCAR writer Jeff Gluck.
Episode 103 of the Sports Media Podcast with Richard Deitsch features two guests. First up is J.A. Adande, the Director of Sports Journalism and the Medill School at Northwestern University and a longtime ESPN staffer. He is followed by The Athletic NASCAR writer Jeff Gluck.In this podcast, Adande discusses how he has processed the last two weeks in America; the nexus of sports and social justice and sports and race and why you must cover these issues even knowing that some consumers of your product are not going to be happy if you do; what his students at Northwestern are saying about sports journalism; his optimism for sports journalism given this moment in America; the growing power of college athletes; the discussion among NBA players regarding the league’s return-to-play plan; and much more.Gluck, who has been traveling on the NASCAR beat since 2007, discusses NASCAR’s decision to prohibit the display of the Confederate flag from all NASCAR events and properties; how he anticipates this will be covered heading forward; the role of the networks that air NASCAR in the decision; whether this will have an impact on viewership or attendance and more.You can subscribe to this podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Stitcher and more.
Lisa Wilson of The Athletic, ESPN’s Michael Eaves, Rana Cash of Savannah Morning News and Sportsnet’s (Canada) Donnovan Bennett
Michael Lee, senior NBA writer for The Athletic and Washington Post writer Robert Klemko
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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.