Getting the Scoop

Widespread global usage of social media has increased pressure on writers to break stories faster than ever before. This has ushered in a new era of sports journalism, and with it, a new level of fame for certain sports media figures. Many sports fans look to Twitter and other social media channels to get up-to-the-minute updates on signings, injuries, and trades. This trend has been further fueled by fantasy sports, where analytically driven insights and the latest player updates can mean the difference between winning and losing. This demand has enabled many sports media figures to tout thousands, and even millions, of Twitter followers looking for breaking news and analysis. This panel will feature sport’s most notable insiders, and will explore how they leverage their relationships and their networks to be one step ahead of everyone else.

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