Meet Michael Bradley. He is a faculty member at Villanova University and a guest blogger for the National Sports Journalism Center at Indiana. Today, Bradley published a column — Word to Wise for 2016: Beware Sports Journalism — and suggested that “the sports journalism landscape … is dying a slow, painful death.” Bradley supports his point by sharing depressing tales of layoffs, mergers (and subsequent cutbacks) and a rapidly shrinking job market.
Fair enough. The industry is changing. The sports journalism landscape is shifting — fast. In 2015, jobs have been eliminated, and others have been created. But, “dying a slow, painful death?” I disagree.