Category: News

Hayes Permar

What does Hayes like about sports? Walk offs, walkovers, walk ups, walk outs, walks, Ewoks, “Walk Like A Man” by Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons. He is from Wake County and dropped out of Davidson, UNC and NC State, jumps on whatever in-state bandwagon is currently tracking towards a championship and has a favorite team but pretends he doesn’t for journalistic purposes.

Media Musings: Meet WRAL sports anchor Kacy Hintz


written by R.L. Bynum From Alaska to the Triangle, hockey has always been a big lure for WRAL’s Kacy Hintz Saying that Kacy Hintz paid her dues during her first full-time television job after college would be as much of an understatement as saying that it’s a little cold and remote in Alaska. She started… Read more »

Carolina Hurricanes gone till November

The Carolina Hurricanes calendar typically looks something like this: Media day the first week of September. Training camp starts the week after. Opening night in early October. And while in many ways the NHL was able to be the same ol’ NHL in nothing-is-the-same 2020, the schedule isn’t one of those ways. The new calendar:… Read more »

Media Musings: Alexander, Don’t Forget To Write


written by R.L. Bynum Alexander’s plan to ascend to an NFL beat comes together quicker than he expected Among the most coveted beats for any sports writer with North Carolina roots are Duke men’s basketball, North Carolina men’s basketball and the Carolina Panthers. Some sports writers routinely cover all three teams. But no newspaper writer… Read more »

Media Musings: Covering The Protests


written by R. L. Bynum A look at two experiences covering protests: A sports writer and a photojournalist who frequently shoots sports Across the country, many journalists you’re used to seeing at sports venues have been covering the protests of racial injustice and police brutality in the wake of George Floyd’s death. There were plenty… Read more »

Media Musings: Sports Media Pivot to Pandemic


written by R.L. Bynum   Pandemic has presented challenges for sports writers, reasons for anxiety It’s a difficult time for many sports journalists. Until NASCAR restarted its season May 17, there were no live sports to cover and plenty of uncertainty to trigger anxiety. Even with robust online traffic at many newspapers, the digital revenue… Read more »