Thursday, July 6, 2017

RADIO: The ESPN Layoffs and the Future of Sports Journalism (with guests David Lombardi & Jashvina Shah)

ESPN reporter David Lombardi documented his guest spot on the show with this lovely selfie.
By Joe Parello (@HerewegoJoe)

This week on "The Local Sports Lunchbox" on WPKZ, I'm joined in studio by ESPN reporter David Lombardi. David and I discuss the recent layoffs at ESPN and Fox Sports, the current state of sports journalism, and the future of the industry, along with our thoughts on how sports, politics and social issues blend together in modern media.

We also welcomed in freelance reporter Jashvina Shah, a woman with experience in multiple sports journalism business models, having written for established sites, startups, and her own subscription-based site for Princeton hockey. Shah is also the host and founder of the new "Stick to Sports" podcast, where she breaks down social issues affecting sports, and society at large. As an Indian woman, Shah shared with us some of the unique challenges she faces in a male-dominated industry, and why she sticks with it, despite those challenges.

For all that, and much more, listen in below!

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