Did Social Media Kill the Press Credential in Sports Coverage?

It is not breaking news that social media has impacted the way sports are covered. The prevalence of accessible real-time information, highlights and statistics has made the wait for a newspaper or magazine antiquated.

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It is not breaking news that social media has impacted the way sports are covered. The prevalence of accessible real-time information, highlights and statistics has made the wait for a newspaper or magazine antiquated. Beat writers have been required to increase their digital presence through blogs and frequently updated Twitter accounts.

We have reached a point where only 17 percent of sports fans get their breaking news from TV or radio. The one distinguishing factor that has maintained a separation point between traditional journalists and others who want to discuss a team or athletes is the credential.

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