Clarification: no changes in Clemson football media access policy

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Dabo Swinney talks with the media following the Tigers' second day of Orange Bowl practice at Barry University in Miami on Tuesday.

Photo by Mark Crammer

Dabo Swinney talks with the media following the Tigers' second day of Orange Bowl practice at Barry University in Miami on Tuesday.

Yesterday in this space, I used orangeandwhite.com's multi-purpose Clemson Sports Blog to weigh in, from a historical and personal perspective, on what I see as troubling changes in the relationship between Clemson sports communications and traditional media.

Based on feedback I've received indicating possible misunderstanding of some key issues, and for the sake of accuracy in detail, I would like to offer the following clarifications:

- There has not been, either officially or unofficially, any change in Clemson's media access policy for the 2014 football season.

- The restrictive policy all but eliminating media access to assistant football coaches that I took issue with yesterday has been in effect since 2010.

- The changes that have been implemented this spring relate primarily to the discontinuation of printed notes, media guides and informational material on Clemson's Olympic sports, which will henceforth be covered in-house via the athletic department's official website and by an expanded social media presence.

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lhaselden writes:

So if the media has a laptop, a smartphone or a pad and internet connection they still have access to the docs or they can print them in the office... saving trees! Good idea!

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