Just putting together my presentation for the Rundle Summit, which takes place in Banff, Alberta this coming weekend. Details for the event can be found on the Rundle Summit web site.
Lots to check out at the event co-hosted by the University of Alberta and the University of Calgary, with things kicking off on Friday afternoon. I’ll be providing the keynote address on Friday evening with panel sessions scheduled for Saturday. Full program details are here.
It’s been a lot of fun putting my thoughts together as I’ve tried to weave the research I completed in grad school with my experiences from blogging. I’ve had to dig deep to uncover how/why I went down the path I did, uncovering some old stuff along the way.
Couple notable items:
- In 2010, we started hearing about computer generated sports articles.
- Program creates computer generated sports stories – NPR (2010, January 10)
- Can an algorith write a better news story than a human reporter? – Wired (2012, April 24)
- “Hot takes” – one of the reasons why blogging and hockey analytics has taken off. Some good articles on hot takes:
- Remember when the Oilers held a Hackathon for fans in 2012? The team posted a question and released a lot of detailed data for participants to formulate a response. Really cutting edge stuff at the time, something that they should consider running again to encourage fan engagement.
- Also uncovered a presentation by Bruce McCurdy of the Edmonton Journal in 2012 about this history of hockey stats:
- The evolution of hockey statistics – an ongoing story (2012, April 25)
- Good read on “sources”, especially with the NHL trade deadline coming up.
- Anonymous sourcing and the problem with NBA trade scoops – Columbia Journalism Review (2016, February 18)
Plenty more to share on Friday, the focus being on hockey fans and how their active participation in the coverage of the game has forced the league and the media to adapt.
Looking forward to the conference. 😉
Related: Speaking at the Rundle Summit – The SuperFan (2017, December 4)