Thursday, August 26, 2010


Greggers Wyshynski:

In essence, these teams wish to see bloggers become a second-class citizenry in the press box: Given a 'B-grade' credential that allows them on press row and in the home-team dressing room, but prohibits them from interacting with players from the visiting team if that team has a policy against alt-media access.

The Thrashers, of course, don't even allow locker room access, which is the main reason we've never been wildly impressed with their occasional "Take Your Blogger to the Press Box" days. A stage-managed trip to the press box does not an Act of Journalism make. If you're not allowed to gather quotes from the locker room and the press conference, what's the point?

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