This Lost Remote blog item (followup here) led me to this thorough Kansas City Star report on how the NFL is managing media coverage. The league has recently restricted local media Web sites from posting postgame video of press conferences and locker-room interviews. Local TV stations were previously banned from shooting game-day video from the sideline.
TV networks have always been in a little different category because they pay rights fees. This is not just a network TV issue, however. The league is only beginning to cover itself, and this will inevitably affect how independent media does its job.