Martin Boyle: The media lessons to be learned from the Vancouver Olympics

“WE have never known it so tough.” That was perhaps the strongest message from journalists across the globe as the 2010 Winter Olympics drew to close in Vancouver on Sunday.

Sports reporters converged on the west coast Canadian city for two weeks of thrills, spills, heartache and success, and there was an overwhelming feeling that the spiralling demands of delivering instant, high-quality journalism across an ever-widening array of platforms has made this one of the toughest times ever for quality sports journalism.

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