Road racing cyclist Lance Armstrong has reportedly admitted to using performance enhancing drugs in an exclusive interview with Oprah Winfrey. We asked a trio of experts to explain how this news will affect him in the court of law and public opinion.
On Tuesday, a panel discussion on sports, race and media continued Northeastern’s celebration of Black History Month.
The St. Louis Cardinals completed an improbable comeback win over the Texas Rangers in Game 6 of the World Series, in what one baseball expert deemed a game for both the “story books and the history books.” The Cardinals then capped-off a remarkable run through the postseason with a 6–2 victory in Game 7. We asked journalism professor Charles Fountain, who has written about sports for many years, to analyze the pastoral nature of baseball and the effect of the Fall Classic on the future of the game.
Before the season, many sports experts pegged the Boston Red Sox as the best team in baseball. So a late-season epic collapse that kept the team out of the playoffs was all the more shocking. Fans and journalists demanded answers, and an explosive Boston Globe story outlined details of a supposedly out-of-control clubhouse and distracted manager. We asked journalism professor Charles Fountain, who has written about sports for many years, to examine the team’s September swoon and the ensuing media coverage.
Professor Charles Fountain, whose book, “Under the March Sun,” examines the spring training season, offers his insights on spring training’s survival, despite the struggling Florida and Arizona economies, and the innocence it manages to maintain.
Northeastern University journalism professors Charles Fountain and Dan Kennedy discuss Walter Cronkite and the evolution of media in America.
Avid baseball fan, journalism professor discusses annual tradition
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