Covering Yourself? Journalists and the Bowl Championship Series
This case study examines the conflict of interest that arose from the Bowl Championship Series’ use of news media polls to create their team matchups. News outlets claimed that they could not fairly report sports news if their polls were used to create the news.
The full case study, discussion questions, and additional resources can be accessed through the link below, which will open a new tab at The Texas Program in Sports & Media website.
Full TPSM Case: Covering Yourself? Journalists and the Bowl Championship Series
Conflict of interest arises when we have incentives that conflict with our professional duties and responsibilities in ways that cause harm to others and to society.