A Contested Matchup: Exclusivity, Pro Sports Coverage and Digital Newsrooms

Presented at ONA15
September 23, 2015
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TV networks buy up rights for exclusive coverage of pro sports events, making it difficult for many newsrooms to show highlights. How do these exclusive agreements affect coverage from pure-play digital sites and mesh with audience expectations in a mobile/social-saturated world? How long until websites, not TV networks, provide exclusive coverage of sporting events?

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Andrew Moger
Executive Director, News Media Coalition
Matt Moreno
Sports Director / Editorial Lead, Newsy.com
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