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a reporter's reporter

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by henryhenry, Nov 7, 2006.

  1. henryhenry

    henryhenry Member

    John Canzano on public records - required reading

  2. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    Wow. That's great stuff...

    I try to read Canzano as much as possible, but that interview made it clear I still don't read him nearly enough...
  3. jgmacg

    jgmacg Guest

    Does he have a book coming out? A movie? We seem to be hosting several thread's worth of hot Canzano on Canzano action this week.
  4. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    I am boycotting the SportsMediaGuide until it changes its hard-to-read faux stationary background.
  5. Leo Mazzone

    Leo Mazzone Member

    I concur.
  6. Alma

    Alma Well-Known Member

    Interesting interview.

    The community watchdog. We know where the bodies are buried. And where the milkshakes are bought!

    Especially enjoyed the logic that a sports columnist serves as a mouthpiece for prosecutors who don't have enough evidence for a trial. That approach worked so well in the first few months of the Duke lacrosse scandal and the entirety of the Kobe trial.
  7. playthrough

    playthrough Moderator Staff Member

    Love that website. Excellent interview. Canzano's nugget about the vixen flown in by a Lakers player and working the hotel was damn good. One of those that you say "how did he get that?" But reading the rest of the interview it's obvious he is incredibly well-connected.
  8. daemon

    daemon Well-Known Member

    An interesting read, but the public records searches he talks about are pretty basic stuff. Anybody with half a brain and the right computer program would be able to track down that guys' daughter.

    EDIT: but let me add that, as others have noted, he seems incredibly well-connected. Have never been to portland, but I imagine it is like other pro cities its size: an athlete can't sneeze in town without somebody noticing. Like Canzano said, they get tons of phone calls from people who simply saw players out for a drink.
  9. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    I had a similar situation where I had spoken to a relative of an athlete and one of my editors said, "Wow, how'd you track him down?"

    I just smiled and laughed.

    I got the number from the phone book...
  10. daemon

    daemon Well-Known Member

    That's where you wink and smile and say "I have my ways."
  11. Alma

    Alma Well-Known Member

    I just want to get this right...a reporter's reporter is the guy who navigates his way through the grapevine to tell the story of Blonde Q. Slut's trip through revolving hotel doors...because that's what Joe Fan and kids demand!

    Sorry, folks, but there is a chasm between what people want or need to know about sports, and what journalists feel compelled -for the community's sake, of course - to pursue as news.
  12. henryhenry

    henryhenry Member

    there's a chasm between self-righteous fulminating and logic. the "twisted" behavior of athletes is a consumer issue and a community issue.
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