Pantagraph.com: Newspapers file suit against IHSA. The Illinois Press Association filed a lawsuit Thursday against the Illinois High School Association in an effort to overturn a rule that limits access to school sporting events and the use of photos taken at those events.
Yes, the association’s action is obnoxious. But the best responses would take two forms.
First, temporarily suspend coverage of these high school sports events, or at least selected games, and explain to the readers why. Second, ask fans to take their own pictures and publish them.
Sports are entertainment in modern America, and sports leagues are trying to capitalize on this. But they’d be less successful entertainments without media coverage.