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Tim Wulfemeyer Quotes

The purpose of new technology is to democratize the system a little bit.
Tim Wulfemeyer
#Purpose

That's probably a valid observation - that people who work in the sports department, whether it be at a newspaper or a radio or TV station, probably operate under some different expectations, if not guidelines, than do the more traditional hard- and soft-news reporters.
Tim Wulfemeyer
#Observation

With the intrusion, and maybe rightly so, of legal concerns, medical concerns, business concerns, maybe some of that might be changing sports journalism a little bit - and maybe should change. The sports reporters of today - the good ones, anyway, working for good news organizations - shouldn't be held to any less stringent professional and ethical standards than any other journalist.
Tim Wulfemeyer
#Business

But sadly, the grim realities of life have started intruding into the fun and games - as is true in other areas, for example, the entertainment business, music, art, TV programming, movies. It's the same kind of issue for reporters in those areas. Entertainment reporters operated with some different standards as well up until fairly recently.
Tim Wulfemeyer
#Fun

Now the playing field is getting leveled for all reporters. If you're a sports reporter, you're very likely to be covering legal, ethical, business, health issues - as often as your colleague covering the courts or city government or the political beat.
Tim Wulfemeyer
#Sports

The traditional role of journalism is to afflict the comfortable and comfort the afflicted.
Tim Wulfemeyer
#Comfort

The name recognition of the people involved has long been a factor in deciding what's news. I tell my class, 'If all of us go to a party on a Saturday night, and Tony Gwynn, the president of San Diego State and President Bush's daughters are there, and we all get stopped by the police, who's going to get the news coverage?' It's going to be the people who are well-known.
Tim Wulfemeyer
#Class