Covering sports heroes

Paterno, Susan
July 1994
Editor & Publisher;7/23/94, Vol. 127 Issue 30, p11
Trade Publication
Focuses on the reasons for the press' failure to take football superstar O.J. Simpson's 1989 wife abuse arrest seriously. Glorification of sports; Failure to recognize domestic violence as a serious problem; Feeling that Simpson was past his prime; Newspaper editors' promise of more aggressive coverage in light of arrest and the murder of wife, Nicole and her friend.


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