Aggregators and the Media: Sportscenter Edition

[Slate's The Big Money]

One of the things I don’t understand about the Huffington Post—and there are many—is its lack of a sports page. I mean, they have one, technically, but it doesn’t make the home page’s navigation bar and seems kind of pro forma, even forgotten. If you’re willing to use sleaze to drum up page views, why not sports?

Well, here’s another way the Huffington Post might benefit from sports: over at Slate’s The Big Money, I’ve got a new piece that explores how and why, in the sports media, the relationship between aggregators and news outlets has remained sympathetic and even symbiotic.

And if you’re in the mood for more sports journalism, why not check out my Deadspin follow-up on Jericho Scott, the nine-year-old baseball player who got banned for being “too good”? It was a big story last year—big enough, even, for the Huffington Post.

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About Craig Fehrman

Craig Fehrman is a Ph.D. student in Yale’s English department and a freelance writer. He's working on a book about presidents and their books [more] . . .
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