October 30, 2005

Worries about blogging....

On Jill Walkerís site she had an entry about how someone talked about his friend and embellished the story to make it more interesting. Then the friend found out about it and was angry and posted a comment that told the true story. This is one reason why writing blogs can be dangerous. You donít know if everything that you read is true or the entire story.

Walker Blog

This is one reason why a blog for a sports information director probably wouldnít work. As a university employee yo9u canít say a lot of things that you hear. For instance if you have a player on a team you are covering that is injured even if you know that they have dislocated their knee and will be out for the rest of the season all that you can legally say is that they have a knee injury are will be out for the rest of the season.

Plus a lot of what you know happens you would not want the public to know about. As a sports information director you are there to be like a public relations expert for your team as well as a fountain of information. So if your coach goes out and gets a DWI you would not want to be talking about that because if the media found out they would pounce on it and never let it go.

Posted by laje0007 at October 30, 2005 7:40 PM