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The State Of Sports Journalism In Wisconsin

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Jason Rieve
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(From left) Tom Luljak with Michael Mirer.

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.

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Tom Luljak is the vice chancellor of University Relations and Communications at the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee. In addition to directing the university's communication programs, Luljak serves as an associate lecturer in UWM's Department of Journalism and Mass Communication, teaching courses in corporate communications and sports marketing.