WATCH THE MEDIA

September 26, 2017

First episode since moving to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. We hear from Tufts Political Science professor Jeffrey Berry on the Outrage Industry, TV and Radio talk industries using polarization as a business model; Kate Scott of Pac-12 Network, on women doing play by play; and Mark Gonzalez, who covers the Cubs for the Chicago Tribune. 

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Ratings of sports on television

April 24, 2017

Andrew Bucholtz of Awful Announcing with John on the dwindling ratings of golf on TV and much more about who's watching TV sports, and how many are watching. 

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Covering women’s sports and television

April 24, 2017

Long time sports journalist Michelle Smith joined John to talk about women's sports coverage, including television. 

 

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Crisis Management and United with Professor Soumitro Sen

April 24, 2017

Dr. Soumitro Sen is a professor and scholar at Cal State Long Beach. He joined John to talk about the way United Airlines managed the crisis it created when physically removing a passenger from one of its planes. 

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ESPN game producer Tim Sullivan

March 16, 2017

Tim Sullivan is a game producer for ESPN. Sullivan produces the games involving Dave Pasch and the fascinating and unpredictable Hall of Famer Bill Walton. 

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Mark Gonzalez of Chicago Tribune

March 16, 2017

John and Mark talk about covering baseball in the 21st century, the Cubs incredible rise to World Series champions, and the special place sports has in the culture of the Second City. 

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Mark Willard of Xtra 1360 in San Diego and Fox Sports Radio

March 14, 2017

Southern California sports radio host Mark Willard and John talk about sports coverage in the Southland, and the present condition and future prospects of the radio business. 

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CSULB Student Reporter Kevin Olivares on Spectrum SportsNet

March 14, 2017

Kevin talks with John about an event February 28 at Spectrum SportsNet.  Cal State Long Beach students were invited to observe the regional sports network's Lakers broadcast. Students chatted with hosts, analysts and producers. 

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Fox Sports host Rob Stone on Watch the Media

March 4, 2017

Rob Stone hosts soccer, college basketball and college football shows on Fox Sports - including FS 1 and FS2. He and John discuss that work, as well as the upcoming 2018 World Cup coverage on Fox Sports. 

 

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Watch the Media Shrader with Meg James of LA Times

February 15, 2017

Meg James reports on corporate media for the Los Angeles Times. She talks with John about the Dodger TV deal, AT&T and Time Warner's proposed merger and more. 

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