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BASGcast (Ep. 124): Ann Killion on journalism and the 49ers

San Francisco Chronicle columnist (and California Sportswriter of the Year) Ann Killion talks with Bay Area Duck Guy and Bay Area Sports Guy about her background and how she got into the business. After the break, Ann and the guys discuss the state of the 49ers.

Topics include:

  • Why she became a sportswriter
  • The glorious world of social media (and trolls!)
  • How journalism has changed over the years
  • The 49ers’ search for coaches
  • How much control Jed York really has
  • Levi’s Stadium’s *interesting* debut season
  • Karma in sports

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9 Comments
9 comments
Pizza Mike
Pizza Mike

She's babealicious compared to the average sports writer. What? I said something wrong?

SFF49JYP4L
SFF49JYP4L

Sexism in sports? Never heard of it.


sincerely,

Angry Damon in the Mission

John Sports
John Sports

I really enjoyed the podcast. Ann's cool, looking forward to the next one.

BrianDavisSFG
BrianDavisSFG

Sorry Guys, this will be one I'll not Download, You couldn't pay me to listen to this poisonous, cancerous witches thoughts on the Bay Area and 49ers.

BrianDavisSFG
BrianDavisSFG

@Bay Area Sports Guy @BrianDavisSFG Nothing to do with being a woman for me, I just feel she's always wanting to bait and wind up and be anti 49ers, anti Giants at any given opportunity. It's always about the bad and never the good. If she won bay area sports writer of the year then the rest of you must have been in a coma all year. 

Bay Area Sports Guy
Bay Area Sports Guy moderator

@BrianDavisSFG Not sure what you're referring to as far as the Giants are concerned. As for the 49ers, things haven't been all that great recently (I've definitely been pretty critical over the last month or two). Plus, it's not a sportswriter's job to accentuate the positive or pump up the local teams. Honest and fair reporting is what should be expected, and apparently someone thought well enough of Ann to name her California Sportswriter of the Year for 2014. 

I don't want to get into a long back-and-forth on this, but I have a hard time believing you'd call a male sportswriter a "witch." Also, and I'm not just saying this: I'm pretty sure that even fans who don't agree with her all that often (or ever) would enjoy this podcast. 

BrianDavisSFG
BrianDavisSFG

@Bay Area Sports Guy @BrianDavisSFG There are plenty of words for the likes of the cohns and Kawakami! Not saying they should always root for the home sides but some of their "reporting" borders on click bait, being recognised for their stories on espn and generally just being a pain.Lets not forget her rapist and karma tweets. Far from professional.



Bay Area Sports Guy
Bay Area Sports Guy moderator

@BrianDavisSFG Too bad, you'll miss our segment about internet commenters and people on Twitter who feel the need to say rude things either to or about Ann because she's a woman.

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