Scandal, Lance Armstrong and journalism

I like to tell my students that I’m a cyclist. And as I inch closer to returning to the road after injury — OK, a bad cyclist — I can once again start to share my favorite go home joke.

“Watch out for cyclists. They may hold your grades in their hands.”

After my shoulder and almost head injury this is more of a real request than a simple joke. (Fortunately no student caused me to wreck. I am a not good cyclist.)

Anyway, being a rider of bikes, and a fan of things that go around in circles, this analysis of the Lance Armstrong story and the implications for journalism therein is a fascinating read. If you are similarly interested in the changing media ecosphere you’ll also find it worth your time. You don’t even have to understand people willing to suffer in spandex.


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