.....Nike’s ad carelessly implies that the fault for Ms. Osaka’s mental health condition somehow lies with sports writers. It suggests, visually at least, that things would be better if someone just put a stop to news conferences. It demonizes reporters for just doing their job, which, after all, is actually to help us understand not only the games we watch but also the people who play them.
So what? Not much, maybe. After all, sports writers work in what even they jokingly refer to as a news outlet’s toy department. Games are not “real life.” Tournaments are not geopolitics. Even the Olympics are not climate change or immigration reform or racial conflict or the other critical stories that typically dominate the front page.........more
Bethany`s Notes: What are your thoughts? How is the media contributing positively or negatively to sport regarding mental health? Have they been too critical? Too sensitive?
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