What I’m reading and writing, May 13

I don’t really want to dwell on all the morality plays being played out in the American sports press — aka The Tribe — because there’s certainly plenty of “sports and society” topics that are quite compelling to my brethren. But enough is enough:

• At Extracurriculars I delve into the latest on the coverage of Virginia lacrosse, athletes and steroids and boycotting Arizona, and wonder how the heck The Nation magazine even has a sports editor.

• Along some similar lines, should the mainstream press be more aggressive detailing the private life of Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan? An intriguing exploration of the dividing lines between the Fourth and Fifth Estates over at Poynter Online.

And not just a little bit troubling. Where do you draw the line on privacy? Especially given all the rage lately over Facebook?

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