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A freelance resource

Discussion in 'Freelance/stringer help wanted' started by GBNF, Oct 6, 2008.

  1. GBNF

    GBNF Active Member

    So, as I'm primarily making my career as a freelance writer, and I'm sure some on here are as well, I had an idea.

    Why don't we put together a guide of which papers covers which teams, particularly for road-game coverage. I covered an NFL game in Week 1 because the relatively smaller paper didn't travel with the home-town team.

    I'd assume this should go on the Freelance board, but I knew more eyes would look here.

    So here's an example for you Chicagoans...Chicagoites...No, Chicagoans...

    Who else covers the Cubbies/White Sox/Bears/Bulls/Blackhawks/ND football, etc., besides the Trib and the S-T?
    Namely, which papers cover the teams, and might want freelancers, but don't travel any more.

    That's just an example, but I think this could help.

    Help me add to this list

    I say we start with the following cities/teams...

    New York and the surrounding area
    Yankees, Mets, Knicks, Nets, Jets, Giants, Rangers, Islanders
    St. Johns sports, Rutgers sports

    Los Angeles
    Dodgers, Angels, Lakers, Clippers, Kings, Ducks
    USC, UCLA, Pepperdine, UCSB, XXXXXX

    Cubbies, White Sox, Bulls, Bears, Blackhawks
    ND football, Northwestern
  2. JakeandElwood

    JakeandElwood Well-Known Member

    I don't know about traveling, but the Daily Herald and Southtown do pro coverage.
  3. GBNF

    GBNF Active Member

    That's Chicago?
  4. BB Bobcat

    BB Bobcat Active Member

    I second this idea. Most of us can figure who covers what, but we don't know all the travel details or who might want to hire a stringer as a no. 2 or no. 3.
  5. JakeandElwood

    JakeandElwood Well-Known Member


    Actually, I'm not sure if the Southtown does its own coverage anymore. It has a Sun-Times story up for its latest White Sox coverage.
  6. mdpoppy

    mdpoppy Member

    This is a great idea ... I can help with providing these sort of details for Big Ten schools
  7. Dickens Cider

    Dickens Cider New Member

    The Southtown hasn't dropped their pro beats yet in lieu of S-T coverage?
  8. playthrough

    playthrough Moderator Staff Member

    Good idea. I'm going to move and sticky this at the top of the "need freelance help" board, since freelance eyes gravitate there. Have at it.
  9. JakeandElwood

    JakeandElwood Well-Known Member

    It looks like it has. I was wrong in my first post.
  10. txsportsscribe

    txsportsscribe Active Member

    this is the first time i've seen a thread moved twice
  11. playthrough

    playthrough Moderator Staff Member

    A highly sophisticated tactic only for seasoned moderators.
  12. Go State

    Go State Member

    I second this idea. I know the Northwest Herald (nwherald.com) covers the Bears, and they do some traveling. They cover the Bulls as well. It would be great if we can get everyone on this and expand the resources as much as possible.
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