The business of journalism has undergone dramatic changes in recent years. Today the daily newspaper is more likely to land on the screens of our smartphones than with a thud on the front porch. Those shifting media habits have had a profound effect on the news industry’s ability to monetize its product and the result has been dramatic — with layoffs and downsizing occurring across the country. All forms of journalism have been affected, including sports reporting.
On this edition of UWM Today, we take a look at the state of sports media in sports-crazy Wisconsin. Our guest is Michael Mirer, a visiting assistant professor in UWM’s Department of Journalism, Advertising and Media Studies.