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OLBERMANN KO’S TROLLS

Keith Olbermann

Keith Olbermann is loved — and hated. As I’ve written in the past, his reputation precedes him. That’s why he’s one of my favorite follows on Twitter.

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ENBERG’S ‘OH, MY’ MOMENT

Dick Enberg

Dick Enberg’s phone rang early Wednesday morning; it was Jeff Idelson, but it may as well have been Santa Claus. The Baseball Hall of Fame president wasted no time delivering the holiday cheer: The news that Enberg had been named the 2015 Forbes C. Frick award winner for broadcasting excellence.

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SOCIAL MEDIA AND JOURNALISM

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First, the Internet changed journalism. Technology forced the media to reconsider how it shared news. Then, social media was born and it changed journalism — again. Editors and reporters faced a learning curve so they could work effectively to meet new demand.

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WHEN SPEED TRUMPS ACCURACY

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Google Trends reports “Paul George” was searched by more than two million people. His name is also among the Top 10 searches on Twitter.

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DOMESTIC VIOLENCE IS BIGGER THAN SPORTS MEDIA

Ray Rice

Let’s bury the Stephen A. Smith debate — and while we’re at it, Michelle Beadle — because when you strip away the media credentials and the ESPN platform, really, they are just two people with an opinion.

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STORY TIME

Ken Burns

As a journalist one of my favorite subjects to discuss with colleagues are stories.

What makes a great story?

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AN ANGELL IN THE HALL

Roger Angell

Writing is hard, Roger Angell told NPR in 2011. The irony in that statement is, Angell makes it look easy.

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LEBRON IN PRINT

LeBron James

LeBron James decision to return to Cleveland stole the news headlines — literally. After Sports Illustrated broke the news, the rest of the media published their own perspectives.

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POPOVICH IS A BULLY

Gregg Popovich

Gregg Popovich has a reputation: He is a bully.

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ZIMMER, REILLY, SPORTS BRANDING

Don Zimmer

Sports Illustrated sports journalist Tom Verducci has written a wonderful tribute to Don Zimmer, who passed away Wednesday at age 83. One of the joys of a “baseball lifer” like Zimmer is, everyone who knew him has a Zim story; Verducci is no exception.

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