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The Golden Age (Extra Credit)

Posted by: | November 12, 2012 | No Comment |

After the Great War America was depressed and looking for something to wash away their memories. They found sport. Throughout the 1920s Americans slowly fell in love with sport through the exploits of Jack Dempsey, Man O’ War, The Four Horseman of Notre Dame, and the biggest name of all, Babe Ruth. With the invention of the automobile […]

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Sports and Media

Posted by: | October 30, 2012 | No Comment |

The media and sport go hand in hand. Where there is sport, there is someone who wants to report on it. The first true team sport played in America was lacrosse. There was not much record of actual writings and reports on the lacrosse games that were being played, but it is known that when […]

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First Sportscenter Broadcast

Posted by: | October 22, 2012 | No Comment |

Sport is something that kept people active and in shape since the beginning of time. Rules, books, and magazines helped get people interested and start leagues.  When television started it only helped sports rise to the top.  The start of SportsCenter in 1979 skyrocketed the popularity of sport. On September 7, 1979 30,000 viewers tuned in to […]

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Coverage of Ice Hockey

Posted by: | October 15, 2012 | No Comment |

The media had a big impact on sports in the beginning.  The more a sport was televised or written on, the more people played it and the more popular it was. Ice hockey in the 1960s for instance. In 1960 the Olympics were in February in Squaw Valley, California, United States.  There was a big […]

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The Society of Professional Journalists adopted the very first code of ethics and made journalism more credible than ever. The SPJ was founded in 1909 at DePauw University in Greenville, Indiana.  At that time it was the Sigma Delta Chi fraternity.  The society is now a professional organization for print, online and broadcast journalists, students, educators and […]

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First female sportscaster

Posted by: | September 27, 2012 | No Comment |

Sportscasting has traditionally been given to the public from men.  One women made it a point to change that. Jane Chastain.         Photo Credit: (left)http://www.chastaincentral.com/content/jane.; (right) https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images Chastain, a more recent photo on the left and a photo of her in 1970 on the right, broke major barriers.  She was the first women […]

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Sports Illustrated.  One of the most popular magazines among readers in the United States. It has been a hit since the first issue came out on August 16, 1954. There were 148 pages in the first issue containing advertisements, small stories, feature stories, and even pictures and full stats of baseball players during that time. The sports that […]

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The beginning of newsbooks

Posted by: | September 18, 2012 | No Comment |

The first newsbooks were written during the seventeenth century English Civil Wars.  The first newsbook was published in November 1641.  This one contained more domestic news rather than foreign news.  As the war continued and become more harsh they started publishing propaganda from each side. There were many differences between early newsbooks and newspapers including: form […]

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The beginning of baseball reporting

Posted by: | September 10, 2012 | No Comment |

The earliest sports reports date back to 1470 when the Italians wrote about tournaments.  Books, reports, and writing for America’s pastime did not start until 1837 when Henry Chadwick invented the game. The father of baseball they called him. Chadwick wrote the first rule book along with inventing all the rules himself.  Surprisingly, he never […]

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