Wednesday, 4 February 2009

Sports surge

Is it just us, or has Toronto Sun sports coverage been hogging more of the shrinking news slots in recent weeks?

Front pages, news columnists writing about sports, special sports reports and features up front in the news section etc.

The upfront sports trend became apparent weeks ago with a series on minor hockey in the GTA taking up pages and pages of news turf.

It was sporty - and not that pretty - on the front Tuesday with the NHL In Crisis and Pan Am Games throws. Definitely not one of your Sun front keepers, eh Les?

We suspect it all has to do with the eventual purging of news in favour of a sports and entertainment tab.

Sun readers are noticing the heavier emphasis on sports. They are writing letters.

And the Toronto Sports Media blog says Tuesday's front page NHL Crisis come-on just didn't live up to expectations.

Stu Hackel at the New York Times also mentions the Toronto Sun's front page.

The Sun has always favoured solid sports coverage and rightly so, but you would think the occasional sports front and a dedicated 16-page sports pullout section would be adequate.

1 comment:

  1. thanks for the shoutout. As I said, I used to be a huge fan. The sports section has gone way down hill. The cover story was a joke- 2 pages of non-original work on the FRONT COVER??