UPDATE – Elspeth Reeve was interviewed on NPR’s All Things Considered – Irked By Broadcast Coverage, Gymnastics Sites Aim To Raise The Bar
Worth a listen.
When Olympic gold medalist McKayla Maroney decided to announce her retirement from gymnastics in February, she didn’t talk to the Today show, or ESPN, or The New York Times. She picked GymCastic, a weekly podcast run by a 41-year-old law librarian in Orange County named Jessica O’Beirne.
… One of the most popular sites, The Gymternet, is run by Lauren Hopkins, a 30-year-old fan who works in marketing at a New York law firm. Barely two years old, the site breaks news and provides injury reports, live blogs and analysis of competitions, interviews with elite gymnasts, and critiques of leotard fashion. …
Jezebel picked up on that story – Gymnastics Fans Are Changing How the Sport Is Covered Through Blogging
Lauren is a regular guest on GymCastic, of course. 🙂