Today’s Newsweek cover story was the straw that broke this camel’s back. I’m sick and tired of the mainstream media categorizing poker almost exclusively in the negative. What follows is a detailed description of poker’s image problem in the general public and a pointed recommendation for how it can be fixed. If you agree, I encourage you to please share with others who love the game and want to see it grow.
Bernard Lee holds a spot among the poker media elite, working at ESPN Poker, writing columns in big-name poker magazines, hosting a poker radio show for over 6 years, and having written columns in top newspapers as well as a couple poker books. He’s also won millions at the felt as a professional player. Usually he can be found interviewing some of poker’s most well-known players and personalities, so it’s a great rare privilege to have him “on the other side of the mike”. Check out our interview with Bernard Lee for a unique look at his career at and away from the felt.
Want to know what it’s like to be in charge of news for one of the biggest poker affiliate sites in the world? Well, we’ve snagged an interview with Barry Carter, who has actually held the position of Editor at TWO of the biggest poker affiliate sites. Aside from giving us a behind-the-scenes look at what that’s like, Barry discusses his co-authorship of The Mental Game of Poker series and his other side poker projects. Check out this must-read Cardplayer Lifestyle exclusive!
The sight of reporters covering poker’s biggest events has become completely normal and expected these days and the sheer amount of content produced by these poker reporters is astounding. Perhaps that’s why poker fans and players have come to take for granted the hard work that the poker media members put into their jobs. No more. It’s time to say thank you.