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ANOTHER ONE to ESPN - and ANOTHER one updated 10/27

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Moderator1, Oct 26, 2007.

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  1. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

    I'm telling you gang, it is going to be quite a time between now and Christmas. Don't go a day without checking.

    A tip for the pipeline:
    Larry Starks, SE at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, to ESPN for some sort of NBA coverage gig.
    Was posted on the P-D's internal message board this afternoon.
     
  2. Rockbottom

    Rockbottom Active Member

    Re: ANOTHER ONE to ESPN

    Hmmm. Wow. INTERESTING.

    rb
     
  3. MileHigh

    MileHigh Moderator Staff Member

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    That's two major metro sports editors on the move this week.
     
  4. thegrifter

    thegrifter Member

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    That's amazing. Wondering if it's a sign of the frustrations that come with being a print SE and the freedom and cash being offered in the online realm.
     
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    Don't know why, but the phrase "rats leaving a sinking ship" keeps coming to mind.
     
  6. zeke12

    zeke12 Guest

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    Yowza.
     
  7. leo1

    leo1 Active Member

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    um, ya think? ::) ;D
     
  8. thebiglead

    thebiglead Member

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    http://www.businessweek.com/magazine/content/07_45/b4057059.htm

    In talking with media members, it's not 'frustration.'
    It's advertising.
    If that's where the advertising $$$ is going now, what about in five years?
     
  9. LATimesman

    LATimesman Member

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    How did Larry Starks do as sports editor? It's not a section I see too often.
     
  10. Simon

    Simon Active Member

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    Pretty mediocre paper since the change in owners/re-design.
     
  11. Barsuk

    Barsuk Active Member

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    The redesign was awful, in my opinion. Can't really blame Starks for that, though.
     
  12. Frank_Ridgeway

    Frank_Ridgeway Well-Known Member

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    I don't understand how someone could write a story like that and not mention KR's grand experiment, Viewtron.

    KR began conceiving of electronic delivery of news to subscribers by the late 1970s and launched it in 1983. It spent $50 million on it before pulling the plug in 1986, four years before the scene that begins the Business Week story. So it really wasn't a matter of KR being late to the party -- it had been too early. And in 1990, it still would have been too early.

    You can spend a lot of money while you wait for the world to catch up with your cutting-edge idea. I don't think KR had its head up its ass; likely it was more a matter of not wanting to make the same mistake twice. If I want to open a large swimwear store on the coast of Maine, do I do it now and start hiring help, or do I wait until we're closer to summer so I don't have to carry all that overhead when nobody's buying?

    http://www.poynter.org/content/content_view.asp?id=52769
     
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