Sportswriters, like all journalists, should have basic data skills + MORE

Sportswriters, like all journalists, should have basic data skills + MORE

Mary Meeker’s annual Internet Trends report: Always interesting to take stock

As part of the project of staying current on the media landscape, which we should all do, I always think it’s a good idea to have a look at Mary Meeker’s annual Internet Trends report. This year’s came out late last month. Meeker is a venture capitalist who issued her first report.... More »
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Why I Hold My Breath On Kickoffs

By Dev Mishra, M.D. President, Sideline Sports Doc Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University Key Points: Football kickoffs are the plays most likely to result in serious injury to players The NFL, NCAA, and high school federations recognize this and have taken a number.... More »

TRENDS IN SPORTS: Some Good News About Kids Who Play HS Sports…

Remember all those wonderful platitudes that we sports parents like to point to as to why it’s a positive life experience for our kids to play HS sports? You know what I mean – all the intangibles that coaches and we like to point to? Playing competitive sports leads to better sportsmans.... More »
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Could gait analysis make you a more injury prone runner? + MORE

Could gait analysis make you a more injury prone runner? by Tina Muir Tina is a Saucony sponsored elite runner that has a strong passion for the road. She’s been running for 14 years and moved to the United States in 2007 to run for a living. Tina has run a marathon in 2:37 and […] The p.... More »

WOC #15 Julie Foudy, Two-Time World Cup Champion and ESPN Analyst, on Choosing to Matter

Julie Foudy is a two-time FIFA Women’s World Cup champion and Olympic gold medalist. She played for the United States women’s national soccer team from 1987–2004. Foudy finished her international career with 271 caps and served as the team’s captain from 2000–2004 as well as th.... More »
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It’s been fun to watch the rest of the journalism world catch up to sports in its interest in numbers over the last few years. Sportswriters have been working with numbers for more than a century, but only recently have the non-sports types become fascinated with “data journalism.” Some of the splashiest news startups of the last few years, including Vox and FiveThirtyEight, have been centered on numbers and data…

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