NCAA Silences Blogging Reporter

By Deane Barker on June 14, 2007

NCAA criticized for ejecting reporter who blogged at game: Before you go and do something like this, you really have to ask yourself, “Am I firing the first shot in a war I can’t win?”

Media groups blasted the NCAA yesterday for ejecting a Courier-Journal reporter from the press box at Sunday’s University of Louisville super-regional baseball game after he posted live updates on the newspaper’s website.

“This is appalling, but in no way am I surprised,” said Lucy Dagleish, executive director of the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press. “The television networks pay a lot of money for the rights to live reporting, and the NCAA makes a whale of a lot of money. This is all about money and not about the First Amendment.”

Reminds me of the Digg revolt that happened last month. People, people — make sure your fight is one you stand at least a small chance of winning.

If it’s obvious that you’re going to lose, perhaps you should look further down the road and figure out how you can adapt and thrive in the the new reality. As an example, I give you the TV show “American Heiress,” which I blogged about a few weeks ago.

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