Sports scandals: Sports stories or news stories?

In reporting next week's news analysis about sports crisis coverage, a sports journalist spoke to me about what it means for newsrooms to have sports...

In reporting next week's news analysis about sports crisis coverage, a sports journalist spoke to me about what it means for newsrooms to have sports stories on page one. Jeff Schultz, sports columnist for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, says reporters from both news and sports desks are typically assigned to national sports stories.

“We had 10 Michael Vick stories in the paper the other day,” Schultz says via e-mail. “Six in the A section and four in sports, but I'm guessing the bylines between ‘sports’ and ‘news’ people were even.” Vick plays for the Atlanta Falcons.

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