There is no doubt about what type of sports city Chicago is. It is a pro sports town. We live for our teams 12 months a year.
If a Chicago sports fan doesn’t root for one or all of our major pro sports teams–Cubs, White Sox, Blackhawks, Bulls, Bears–they certainly are interested in news about them. No one understands this dynamic better than Joe Collins, managing editor of csnchicago.com and Comcast Sports Net Chicago.
We tackle several topics with Joe on in this month’s Inside Chicago Media podcast.
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• How Joe balances coverage of the five major sports teams in Chicago; the Bears, Cubs, White Sox, Blackhawks and Bulls.
• There are times in the calendar when all five teams are playing at the same time. Decisions have to be made. On a night when crazy events took place, Joe gives an example of when he and his staff had to decide which team would be the lead story.
• Owners of four of the five franchises have ownership stakes in CSN Chicago. How does this circumstance shape coverage of teams and does it restrict how CSN practices journalism?
• Joe gives his insights on the future of regional sports programming. Will there be a bubble in Chicago?