What makes quality sports journalism?

Sports journalists have taken some knocks lately. Charges of
aren’t limited to Olympic coverage. Sports journalists have long been
of being ‘wannabes’
who identify too closely with athletes. Some even argue
that ‘sports
journalism’ is an oxymoron

In this Town Hall post, journalists
respond to the critics
. Assuredly, it’s
not all torch-bearing and stalking Tiger Woods: this Columbia Journalism Review article reminds us that some of the greatest journalist writers have been sports journalists. What are the standards to aspire to? David Kindred offers 50
Do’s and Don’ts for Sportswriters
. What do you think? This week’s Big Issue
invites our readers to add to and/or critique Kindred’s list.