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Amy Alcott blasts LA Times on coverage of women's golf

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by MTM, Jul 2, 2007.

  1. MTM

    MTM Well-Known Member

    This letter from LPGA star Amy Alcott appeared in the Los Angeles Times Saturday


    I was interested in this line: "It's time The Times and media recognize, pay respect to, and showcase the greatest women golfers in the world so that their fans can follow them, and a new generation of young women playing sports today will have top-notch role models."

    Yo Amy, it's up to the golfers to create interest, not the media.
  2. mpcincal

    mpcincal Well-Known Member

    Yeah, I saw that on Saturday. I'm surprised she didn't say "The women golfers work just as hard as the men."
  3. Ben_Hecht

    Ben_Hecht Active Member

    Yep, make someone give a shit, Amy.

    Put a gun to their heads.
  4. playthrough

    playthrough Moderator Staff Member

    Paging Birdscribe...
  5. dawgpounddiehard

    dawgpounddiehard Active Member

    Well done, sir!
  6. EE94

    EE94 Guest

    Let's not get all defensive. If indeed there was no mention of the U.S. Open in Wednesday's L.A. Times, then shame on them. It is a national championship in a high-profile sport.
  7. Mystery_Meat

    Mystery_Meat Guest

  8. Johnny Dangerously

    Johnny Dangerously Well-Known Member

    If we start putting women's golf in the paper, what's next? Pro wrestling? Mixed martial arts? I mean, come on ...
  9. crusoes

    crusoes Active Member

    I'll see you that and raise you all golf that doesn't have Tiger in it. Golf has never gotten any ratings one would consider acceptable for other programming. It's always been on TV because of the demographics, never the size, of its audience.

    You can flog any sport as much as you want, but you can't make people watch, and that's the problem a lot of women's sports have on TV. Of course, it's the media's fault when people stay home or watch pretty much anything else.

    Give people a reason to watch, and they will. Plain and simple.
  10. Alma

    Alma Well-Known Member

    You know, I pretty much agree with this. I don't think there's any honest way the LA Times sports editor goes out and surveys the public to find out which stories to run the next day. The editor decides, then tells the people what's important.

    The question: Is women's golf important?
  11. Sam Mills 51

    Sam Mills 51 Active Member

    We did quite a bit on the U.S. Women's Open. Then again, we were within a two-hour drive.

    If it had been on the West Coast? Not so much.
  12. Diabeetus

    Diabeetus Active Member

    Well played Johnny ;D
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