Media Responsibility

By now, anyone who follows sports (or watches YouTube) knows about the infamous Oklahoma State press conference where football coach Mike Gundy directs all his postgame comments (and anger) at a sports writer.

My question is: Where does a writer draw the line when writing about an athlete, especially one in high school. How critical can the writer be about performance, attitude, etc.? Describing a running back’s fumble is one thing, but to question his desire to play the game? Even if it seems so, that might be going too far for a prep writer.

Look forward to your thoughts.

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