Podcast: Richard Deitsch on the state of sports media

How does the atrophy of local media affect the way we understand sports? Are professional athletes getting more political, or are reporters just noticing it more? How should sports journalists talk about politics on Twitter?

We discuss that and more this week on The Kicker, where I’m joined by CJR’s Pete Vernon and special guest Richard Deitsch, a media writer for Sports Illustrated who on Thursday published his look back on the year in sports media.

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David Uberti is a writer in New York. He was previously a media reporter for Gizmodo Media Group and a staff writer for CJR. Follow him on Twitter @DavidUberti.