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As you’ve probably figured out by now, we’re living in an increasingly egocentric world. It’s 2010 and all of us, in our tweeting, blog meta tagging and facebook friending glory, are legends in our own minds. We’re so important and relevant that we were even voted collectively as Time Magazine’s Person of the Year.
So, when someone dares to challenge our elite celebrity status or question our worthiness as it were, well at that point it’s “Go” time. That’s precisely what happened in Buffalo yesterday. An e-mob of Sabres fans shouted a loud “Do You Know Who I Am!” to a mainstream newspaper guy who by technology standards still parties like its 1999.
After some unsubstantiated hearsay about Derek Roy supposedly striking Tim Connolly in the face at Ryan Miller’s charity event gained some legs courtesy of a tweet from former Sabre and current ESPN reporter Matthew Barnaby, Buffalo News reporter John Vogl apparently was frustrated by his due diligence obligation on the matter.
It’s not preferable for those who report the news to become the news, but that’s exactly what happened following Tuesday’s Sabres practice, when Vogl unloaded some epic anti-twitter blasts for the ages in his blog.
Today, Gil Haylon at HockeyBarn.com contacted us about the 2009 Hockey New Media Awards, and invites your nominations!
This past season, HockeyBarn created the HockeyBarn Writers’ Association (HBWA), a community of writers open to all hockey journalists across the blogosphere.
On behalf of the HBWA I am excited to tell you that today we are announcing the “2009 Hockey New Media Awards,” to be presented on June 17 by Hockey Hall of Famer Glenn Anderson.
Nominations can be sent here and must be received by next Tuesday, June 9th.
Press release with full details on prizes and eligibility is below.
Last Tuesday, Paul Kukla’s NHL.com blog invited readers, bloggers and all media to share their favorite personal hockey memory. The hope is to create a list of links at NHL.com on Tuesday, directing hockey fans to all those stories.
More details here. Hopefully by Tuesday we’ll all have a nice list of personal hockey tales linked at NHL.com that everyone can enjoy.
P.S. A big thank you to everyone that’s taking part and also helping promote this on their own sites. It’s greatly appreciated.
From Rebecca Bollwitt at NowPublic:
A few weeks ago the streets and Skytrain stations of Vancouver were plastered with posters to advertise the new Canucks season. The theme, “We are All Canucks”, and the unique twist is that they used photos of players in plain-clothes, fans on the concourse, and snapshots of hockey bloggers and podcasters.
Given how much negative attention has been brought to the issue of NHL teams and fan-media in recent weeks, I just wanted to point out that there are some teams working hard to find a balance on this issue. In my experience, the Canucks themselves (you can check out their FanZone) have come a long way in recent years.
Hockey.com is new to the scene this year, but has gained a lot of exposure and very quickly. Marty himself has worked in media relations as well as stints in broadcasting and print journalism. And most recently he has graduated from covering the pro-golf scene for seven years to be full-time immersed in everything hockey.
Rather than analyze the Pens/Wings series (I think we’ve all read enough “expert” predictions to last us a lifetime) I thought I’d ask more about the world of hockey journalism online, and Marty’s own endeavors—everything from covering pro-golf to writing his own hockey book, and the future plans of Hockey.com.
From Barry Melrose Rocks,
But what really bugs me is hypocrisy.
When the MSM preaches about how they’ve gone to J-school and are so much more important because of it, that’s fine. When the MSM calls bloggers no talent hacks that reek of fan bias, that’s fine. There’s one problem with all that, though. You see, when you say those things, boy you had better back them up. Or maybe I’m wrong. Maybe this is just a case of someone in the minority not representing the upstanding majority. Tell me if I wrong because, unlike many newspapers, BMR has a comments section after every article. Oh, excuse me, post. But majority, minority, whatever. If the MSM’s rules are to single out one person and make them a poster child for the whole, then I think I should be allowed to play by those rules as well.
So today, we examine Mr. Don Brennan of the Ottawa Sun. Why? Lately, with the hometown Sens facing the Pens in the playoffs, he has sounded more like a Senators fanboy or a crazed message boarder than an actual journalist.
Also: links to the original Brennan story and its fallout can be found at James Mirtle’s blog.
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Great feature just on HNIC pre-game featuring many of the well known hockey blogs. The mention was much appreciated and a great job by all the bloggers involved. We will have more in a bit.