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AP in midseason form

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by HejiraHenry, Sep 5, 2009.

  1. HejiraHenry

    HejiraHenry Well-Known Member

    Minnesota spoils Paulus’ Orange debut, wins 20-17
    Eds: Minnesota 23, Syracuse 20, OT. UPDATES with details.
    AP Photo NYKR101, NYKR104
    AP Sports Writer
    SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Eric Ellestad kicked a 35-yard field goal in overtime to give Minnesota a 20-17 victory over Syracuse on Saturday, spoiling the debut of Orange quarterback Greg Paulus in the opener for both teams.
  2. CentralIllinoisan

    CentralIllinoisan Active Member

    Aside from putting way too much emphasis on Paulus and being way too long, what's wrong with the lede?
  3. HejiraHenry

    HejiraHenry Well-Known Member

    What's the score, really?
  4. OnTheRiver

    OnTheRiver Active Member

    The scores don't match up, first of all...
  5. JayFarrar

    JayFarrar Well-Known Member

    Did you mean to put that in blue font?

    The score in the lede isn't the game score, for one thing.
  6. HejiraHenry

    HejiraHenry Well-Known Member

    ESPN says 23-20.
  7. CentralIllinoisan

    CentralIllinoisan Active Member

    OK, didn't see that, sorry. I was hung up on the obtuse lede.
  8. HejiraHenry

    HejiraHenry Well-Known Member

    Then, there's this:

    AP National Writer
    NEW YORK (AP) — It was an ungainly site, Roger Federer skidding and falling to the ground, helpless on the court.

    That's been hung out there for two-plus hours and five write-thrus. I called N.Y. on that one.
  9. JayFarrar

    JayFarrar Well-Known Member

    Pells is better than that.
  10. UPChip

    UPChip Well-Known Member

    A summer highlight for me was a Detroit Shock gamer datelined AUBURN HEIGHTS, Mich.
  11. HejiraHenry

    HejiraHenry Well-Known Member

    And I realize I'm leaving myself open for much karmic blowback tonight ...
  12. CentralIllinoisan

    CentralIllinoisan Active Member

    Karmic Blowback .... good band name right there.
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