Sports Journalism loses a Great Guy – so long John, rest easy

John Badham, a 60-plus year veteran of Canadian broadcasting died Thursday in hospital losing a battle with cancer — less than a month after receiving a prestigious Career Achievement Award from Sports Media Canada. He was 79. Badham was unable to attend the November 10 Annual Achievement Awards Luncheon at the Fairmont Royal York’s Imperial Room … [Read More …]

Canadian female sportswriting trailblazer dead at 72

Alison Gordon decided on a media career after graduating from Queen’s. Although born in New York with dual citizenship, she opted for a Canadian passport at 21 and embarked on a stint in ‘public affairs’ broadcasting with CBC radio and TV. Active in the peace movement in Canada in the 1960s she also played a key … [Read More …]

Jeff Marek Joins Sportsnet

Rogers Sportsnet has added one of the industry’s prominent broadcasters with the signing of Jeff Marek. Marek will join Sportsnet’s Hockeycentral as well as making appearances on both Prime Time Sports with Bob McCown and Brady and Lang In The Morning on Sportsnet Radio The FAN 590. In addition, Marek will also have a significant role with Sportsnet’s digital properties. … [Read More …]

International Sports Journalists Day

On July second, we celebrate International Sports Journalists Day. The following is a message from AIPS President Gianni Merlo. “The International Sports Press Association (AIPS) was founded 87 years ago because some enlightened colleagues saw the need to unite to defend the principles of the sports media that at the time, still did not have … [Read More …]

TV Giants Join Forces to cover Women’s Soccer

CBC Sports and Rogers Sportsnet today announced a major TV cooperation to cover the most games ever broadcast from a FIFA Women’s World Cup. For the first time, every match will be telecast live in Canada, starting Sunday, June 26. For CBC, Scott Russell will host the FIFA Women’s World Cup™coverage, joined in-studio by Clare Rustad and Jason … [Read More …]

Young Canadian Journalists to China

BRUSSELS — Three young Canadian journalists are heading to China. Justin Fauteux of Oakville, Ontario, Erin Meagher of Mississauga, Ontario and Kelsey Wingerak of West Kelowna, BC, were selected as the North American representatives for the International University Sports Federation (FISU) young sports journalist program for the 26th FISU Summer Universiade to be held in … [Read More …]

SMC Pres in Brockville Sports Hall of Fame

The Brockville and Area Sports Hall of Fame inducted its five newest members for the lobby wall of the Memorial Centre on June 10th. With the well-deserved addition of Steve McAllister, Jim Hale, Roy Pyke, Jim Vickery and George Hunter (deceased), there are now an even 100 plaques recognizing the sports accomplishments and achievements of … [Read More …]

Sports Journalism loses Two Stalwarts

SHAUN BEST – DEAD AT 43 Photographers and writers around the world were stunned Sunday to learn that Montreal-based Reuters photographer Shaun Best, 43, had died Saturday night, apparently of a heart attack. Best had just finished dinner with other photographers covering the Canadian Grand Prix and was driving home with his longtime partner, Gazette … [Read More …]