Women's Hoops Blog

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Monday, May 18, 2009

From Marie's Blog: Bloggers and ethical decision-making
A recent post on Eye on Sports Media outlines the response of a local paper (the Athens Banner Herald) and that of a blogger who learned about the DUI arrest of a local personality who provides play-by-play and analysis for UGA sports teams.

The blogger reported the incident; the paper didn't. Eye on Sports Media comes down on the side of the blogger, arguing that the incident was newsworthy and that covering it gives media the chance to point out the recklessness of drunken driving. Non-coverage by the paper "also shows a little bit of media hypocrisy.
Lucky for the W et al, I don't know nothin' -- especially when it comes to lunches with Kia Vaughn.