Tim Layden, Bruce Feldman and Daniel Dale
Episode 51 of the Sports Media Podcast features three guests: First up is Tim Layden, a senior writer for Sports Illustrated and a contributor to NBC Sports. He is followed by Bruce Feldman, a college football reporter for The Athletic and Fox Sports. The last segment is with Daniel Dale, the Washington correspondent for the Toronto Star. In this podcast, Layden discusses how to cover the Kentucky Derby, whatmakes covering the Derby unique compared to other events, the access that the sports media gets during Derby week and after the race; writing about horse racing versus other sports; what the media contingent is like covering the Kentucky Derby; how two Triple Crown horses over the last four years will impact this year’s coverage; the deaths of 23 horses at Santa Anita and where that story will next go; the prospects of Omaha Beach; whether there are young people on the horse racing beat; and much more. Feldman discusses his experience at ESPN The Magazine; how he views the decision of ESPN to stop publishing the print issue starting in September; the rivalry between ESPN The Magazine and Sports Illustrated; the future of magazines that focus on sports, and more. Dale and Deitsch discuss the Raptors postseason; the ceiling of this Raptors team; why the bench has struggled in the postseason; the genius of Kawhi Leonard; how Dale first got into the Raptors; whether you can declare the Leonard for DeMar DeRozan trade a success if Leonard leaves; how Dale grades Nick Nurse; Dale starting a website about Vince Carter at age 14; whether we would bring Marc Gasol back; whether the Raptors finish will be tied to Leonard’s decision, and much more. You can subscribe to this podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Spotify, Radio.com 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.