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Social Media Marketing Boot Camp Starts Tomorrow

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Pac-12 Cuts New TV Deal

Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott announced on Wednesday at a news conference in New York City that the Pac-12 has partnered with cable companies Comcast, Cox, Time Warner and Bright House to form a national network, with six regional channels associated with the conference, too.

Every Pac-12 football and men’s basketball game will be televised nationally, part of approximately 850 sporting events that will air annually on the network. The 12-year deal will begin in August 2012. The conference already has a 12-year television contract worth about $3 billion with Fox and ESPN, which will air high-profile football and men’s basketball games.

The catch, however, is that you will need to have cable subscription with one of the aforementioned companies, as games will not be available via dish.

“We are hopeful, expect, we will have additional distribution with satellite companies and other cable companies,” Scott said.

That avenue has not been explored as yet.

“We haven’t been approached,” said Robert Mercer, director of public relations for DirecTV, “so nothing to talk about right now.”

30 For 30 To Receive NABJ's Best Practices Award

The National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) will present ESPN’s 30 for 30 series with the organization’s Best Practices Award at their 36th Annual Convention and Career Fair in Philadelphia on Aug. 6.

“30 for 30 is indicative of the excellent contributions made by a brilliant and diverse team working behind the scenes,” said NABJ President Kathy Y. Times “The NABJ board congratulates executive producers John Dahl, Connor Schell, NABJ member Keith Clinkscales and the ESPN team for including talented black filmmakers who hit an amazing home run.”

Previous honorees of NABJ’s Best Practices Award include NBC Universal and TV One.

 

 

 

 

ESPN3.com To Air Entire 2011 MLL Season

ESPN3.com will stream live all 36 regular-season games of the 2011 Major League Lacrosse (MLL) season.

The 11th MLL season begins Saturday with a tripleheader on ESPN3.com, featuring Long Island at Boston at (7 p.m. ET), Rochester at Chesapeake, (7 p.m. ET) and Hamilton at Denver (9 p.m. ET).

A variety of commentators for ESPN3.com will be utilized including announcing teams of Jason Chandler & Dave Evans, Scott Garceau & Evan Washburn, Dave Ryan & Charlie Lockwood, Joe Beninati & Quint Kessenich, Eamon McAnaney & Paul Carcaterra, Mike Evans & Ron Zwerin and Steve Warzala & Brian Shanahan.

ESPN2 will air two regular-season games – Chesapeake at Long Island on June 16, at 7:30 p.m. and Rochester at Chesapeake on July 2, at 7:30 p.m. Joe Beninati and analyst Quint Kessenich will serve as the commentator team for the two MLL telecasts on ESPN2.

In addition, the 2011 Sports Authority MLL All-Star Game (July 9) and the Sports Authority MLL Championship Weekend presented by Warrior (Aug. 27-28) will air on ESPN2 and ESPN3.com.

 

 

LA Times’ Joe Flint on Twitter: Stop the Madness

Hold off on awarding the Pulitzer Prize to Twitter, or to Sohaib Athar, the Pakistani man who unwittingly Tweeted details of the operation that led to the death of Osama Bin Laden, says Joe Flint in his Company Town blog.

What he was hearing, it turns out, was U.S. forces helicoptering in and out of Abbottabad. He had no idea that was what was going on, and he said as much in interviews after the raid and the discovery of his Tweets.

On his Sunday CNN show, Reliable Sources, looking at the media, host Howard Kurtz said of Athar: “I love the fact that this guy scoops the entire world.”

He did not scoop the entire world. He heard noise and posted something on Twitter about it. He didn’t know what the noise was, so how did he scoop the world? Even he acknowledged as much in an interview with NBC.

If Twitter had been around in November 1963 and a Dallas resident Tweeted, “Just heard gunshots,” would we say that person broke the story of the JFK assassination?

Bin Laden Killed: CNN’s Online Properties Boosted by News

CNN released some early statistics for its coverage of the death of Osama Bin Laden on CNN.com, CNN iReport, CNN Mobile, Facebook, and Twitter (@CNN and @cnnbrk).

CNN.com totaled 88 million global page views from the time news of Bin Laden’s death broke Sunday night through 1 p.m. ET Monday, 217 percent higher than the average for the same time period over the previous four weeks. The site also announced 13.8 million total global video starts (live and video-on-demand), up 725 percent versus the prior four-week average, and 2.6 million live video views, more than 100 times normal levels.

Citizen journalism initiative iReport received 407 submissions related to Bin Laden’s death, with 71 vetted for use on CNN’s platforms. The total was 35 percent higher than the first day of coverage of the earthquake in Japan.

CNN Mobile tallied 7.7 million global page views Sunday, 153 percent above the same-day average from the previous four weeks. Through 10 a.m. Monday, its global page view total was 5.1 million, up 146 percent versus the prior four Mondays. CNN Mobile’s 26,700 domestic video starts Sunday were 23 percent higher than the Sunday average for the past four weeks, and its 56,400 Monday through 10 a.m. were up 146 percent from the prior four Mondays.

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Bud Selig Taps Tom Schieffer to Run the Los Angeles Dodgers

Major League Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig has tapped former Texas Rangers president Tom Schieffer to run day-to-day operations of the Los Angeles Dodgers, according to Sports Business Daily.

Schieffer ran the Rangers from 1991-1999, and went on to serve in the Presidential administration of George W. Bush, as Ambassador to Australia, and later Japan.

He is also the younger brother of the legendary CBS newsman Bob Schieffer.

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Hey Reuters. That would be "F-R-Y-E"

At least they got his name right in the body text?

NBC and the Olympics, Continued

When we last checked on NBC and the Olympics, the general consensus was that the Peacock would keep the Games.

Now, however, it sounds like that might not be the case. In a Thursday conference call, Steve Burke, the new CEO of NBC Universal, mentioned that the network would have to be smart about its spending, pointing out that the Vancouver Games cost NBC around $220 million.

“We’re here to be disciplined,” he said. “Our job is to increase value.” Read more

Country's Oldest Sportscaster Now One Year Older

After breaking his ankle playing baseball in 1939, Bob Wolff walked into the broadcast booth and started calling games. He hasn’t left.

The New York TimesRichard Sandomir catches up with the living legend on the occasion of his 90th birthday.

According to the article, “He is still delivering weekly commentaries and covers occasional major sports stories for News 12 Long Island.”

He also has a lovely, charming wife. “His father, Dick, had a lot of drive. I don’t see that same drive in our children. They must take after me,” Jane, his wife of 65 years, told the Times.

Here’s to another 90 years.

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