Wonder Why Coverage Of Winter Games Sparse By Local Media? Read On
If you wondered during the Canada Winter Games why the coverage from much of the local media may have been sparse, I would like to take this opportunity to defend them because for the most part it wasn’t their doing.
I have included for you viewing this morning a copy of the media bulletin issued to the local media setting out the guide lines that must be followed in the coverage. You might also deduce from that , we didn’t have much wriggle room to report on the events.
What makes the issue more frustrating is the fact that for the past four years members of the ” local media ” have been asked to pump the Games, attend every media conference with a view to getting the public on board with volunteers etc , only to be handed this paper in the final hour.
If there is a lesson to be taken from this Games to the next community hosting , it is that you can’t simply ask the local media to be your champion, only to throw them under the bus in the final hour.
I’m Meisner and that’s one man’s opinion.