North Melbourne Football Club’s media department has been pushing for positive coverage over the last 18 months, culminating in a massive pre-season campaign to coincide with the opening of the new facility. But there is one media outlet the Roos seem keen to leave out in the cold: The Age. Continue reading
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If you’d asked me twelve months ago which news outlet has the superior AFL football coverage, I would’ve said The Age. But is it still the case? Continue reading
An AFL player has been charged with possession. The cops found one ecstasy tablet in a search on his house.
I am appalled at the lack of discretion the cops have shown. And I am outraged, but not surprised, at the media’s blanket coverage of the issue.
Irrespective of innocence, the young man will forever be tarnished. And our game takes another hit.
Since North Melbourne’s on-field season has pretty much gone, along with Boris the chicken and Dean Laidley, the media’s patronising and dismissive coverage of our proud club has petered out to next to nothing. If North weren’t in the hunt for Nathan Buckley as coach, biased match reviews would be the only time the media bothered to mention NMFC.
A blogging peer has done an astute analysis of footy’s mediocre broadcast media – time to put the spotlight on the online portals of the old print media.