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Autograph after an interview?

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by chazp, May 5, 2007.

  1. chazp

    chazp Active Member

    I know a former sportswriter (he gave into the dark side of the force and switched over to the news side at a different paper than the one he was at when this incident happened), who told me he once interviewed Ozzie Newsome at a charity golf event and afterwards he asked for his autograph. The writer told me he knew it was unprofessional, but he had gone to Alabama at the same time Newsome played there and thought he was one of the two best college tight ends ever (along with Oklahoma's Keith Jackson).
    Just wondering, has anyone done this and regretted it afterwards? Have you heard of/know of anyone who has done it? Does it give the industry a black eye?
  2. 21

    21 Well-Known Member

  3. WazzuGrad00

    WazzuGrad00 Guest

    Done what? Misspell two easy-to-spell first names?

    Yes, I have.
  4. fishwrapper

    fishwrapper Active Member

    Keith Jackson?
    He played tight end at Oklahoma.
  5. BigRed

    BigRed Active Member

    Don't do it. Just don't. And it's Ozzie Newsome.
  6. jakewriter82

    jakewriter82 Active Member

    I think back in the day it used to be common practice for writers to get players' autographs..although I wouldn't know

    I remember reading it somewhere perhaps...
  7. Left_Coast

    Left_Coast Active Member

    How is this even a discussion? If you do it, you shouldn't be in the biz. Period.
  8. PhilaYank36

    PhilaYank36 Guest

    What if the interview is done at an autograph show?
  9. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    I feel awkward giving out my autograph after an interview.
  10. TwoGloves

    TwoGloves Well-Known Member

    Never, EVER ask for an autograph after an interview. Always ask before so the subject knows you're a true pro.
  11. chazp

    chazp Active Member

    Zing! Well played.
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