AEG Seeks Extension On L.A. Stadium Project FCC Ends Its Sports Blackout Rule Arbitrator To Rule In Ray Rice Appeal "MNF" Sees Slight Overnight Ratings Dip Twins To Replace Manager, Retain GM Red Sox To Raise Ticket Prices For Big Games SportsNet LA Impasse Could Be Turning Point Orioles See Big Spike In Merchandise Sales Marlins Likely To Increase Payroll In '15 Sportsnet Reveals New Hockey Central Studio
Upcoming Conferences and Events
THE SPORTING NEWS READY TO LAUNCH ITS $30 MILLION MAKEOVER
Published December 1, 1997
The Sporting News (TSN) unveils a "radical" facelift with its December 8 issue which goes on sale on Wednesday, according to Repps Hudson of the ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH. TSN President Jim Nuckols says it has the support from its CA-based parent Times Mirror in making the weekly "dominant" among national sports publications. TSN Editor John Rawlings said the changes in content and reporting are based on market surveys and focus groups, and are designed to give "deeply dedicated fans ... the inside-the-locker-room gossip and insights that no others can provide." Rawlings: "Our research shows that 70 percent of the readers want information on their favorite team, which is outside the readers' area and isn't covered in the local newspaper." Rawlings also added that survey respondents wanted more coverage of the NFL, followed by Olympics coverage, college football, MLB, the NBA, college basketball and hockey. Soccer coverage was near the bottom (POST-DISPATCH, 11/30).