The news came suddenly yesterday, the Boston Phoenix, in business since 1966, would be closing its doors, and today's issue would be the final one. There wasn't a lot of focus on the Phoenix here at BSMW, but the paper certainly had its share of sports media stories over the years, a few of which … Continue reading Farewell To The Phoenix, And Bruins Rate High on NESN
I'm glad to once again welcome back former Boston Herald columnist Michael Gee, who presents another guest column. Why Write? Why Not? By Michael Gee Almost 400 years ago Dr. Samuel Johnson said that no man but a blockhead wrote except for money. I’ve been writing for nothing for going on six years, so what does that … Continue reading Guest Column – Why Write? Why Not?
I'm pleased to present a second guest post from Michael Gee, former Boston Herald sports columnist. The only thing writers knows about their work before they start is that when it’s finished, someone won’t like it. There has never been and never will be fiction or nonfiction created by human beings that won’t be intensely … Continue reading Michael Gee on Handling Criticism
Editor's note: I'm pleased to present you today with a guest post from former Boston Herald sports columnist Michael Gee. Hopefully this is the first of several to come. Today he looks at what covering the postseason is like from a sportswriter's perspective. Many sports fans believe the sportswriters who cover their favorite teams have … Continue reading Michael Gee on Playoff Sportswriting