Sports Biz Journals’ Madkour on covering the business of sports

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Sports Biz Journals’ Madkour on covering the business of sports



Abe Madkour

Russell Sherman of the “Press Profiles” podcast interviewed Abe Madkourpublisher and executive editor of the Sports Business Journal, about his publication and career.

“Sports can be a business driver. Sports can help deliver unbelievable relationships,” says Madkour. “…There’s so many elements that I find fascinating.”

Madkour’s says his philosophy is that his publication’s reporters should not be in the press box watching the game, but should be in the suite with the owners and executives. He says they should “fly at a different level.”

He said foreign investment in U.S. sports is currently a major story his publication is following, as well as the changing landscape in intercollegiate athletics.

His first job in sports was charting assists and rebounds and other statistics for the Washington Bullets, now known as the Wizards.

The publication started as a daily fax that aggregated sports business news. American City Business Journals acquired it in 1998.

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