What did the Te’o Manti Hoax Reveal About the Media?

via the Herald Tribune:

Mark Jurkowitz, the associate director of the Pew Research Center’s Project for Excellence in Journalism who has spent two decades covering the news media, said during a phone interview Thursday that one of the reasons the real story likely fell through the cracks was because sports journalists are not by nature very good at investigative work.

“That’s not really where their expertise lies,” he said. “The fact that the steriods scandal went unreported by so many for so long” is an example of that, he said.