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Baton Rouge

Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by Irish_Italian_Stallion, Oct 8, 2008.

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  1. And unfortunately the retirement doesn't involve the right person.
  2. Jesus_Muscatel

    Jesus_Muscatel Well-Known Member

    true dat
  3. thegrifter

    thegrifter Member

    it never does.
  4. spartan47

    spartan47 New Member

    They lost 2 from their sports staff and aren't replacing either one? How big is their sports department?
  5. StaggerLee

    StaggerLee Well-Known Member

    Counting their endless amount of stringers?


    Just kidding, my Advocate friends.
  6. spartan47

    spartan47 New Member

    Do they rely heavily on stringers?
  7. Full-time staff:

    Butch Muir, sports editor.
    Joe Schiefelbein, assistant sports editor, LSU columnist.
    Sheldon Mickles, New Orleans Saints, LSU track.
    Randy Rosetta, LSU football and baseball.
    Scott Hotard, LSU women's sports.
    Gary Laney, LSU men's basketball.
    Perryn Keys, Southern University.
    Robin Fambrough, preps.
    Matt Samuels, desk.
    Jason Russell, desk.
    Rob DeArmond, desk.
    Dominic Baudoin, desk.
    Alex Songe, desk.
    Joe Macaluso, outdoors.

    The two departures mentioned above:

    Matt Randolph, former ASE, left for another career.
    Bonner Ridgeway, copy desk chief, retiring April 10.

    The others are listed above by primary beat. They have other responsibilities, and the writers recently got an e-mail stating they will soon be asked to help with some desk work/layouts. The beat writers also write columns on their beats.

    Despite going to a smaller web a few years ago and having some space cut out since then, the sports section is still one of the largest in the country in terms of news hole relative to its circulation.

    They have a fairly extensive stringer network too. Lots of emphasis on preps, stringer help with Saints and Hornets, stuff like that.
  8. Jesus_Muscatel

    Jesus_Muscatel Well-Known Member

    Bonner Ridgeway's a trip.
  9. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    A good trip, a bad trip or an acid trip?
  10. Jesus_Muscatel

    Jesus_Muscatel Well-Known Member

    Depends, Slap. Mostly good. But the acid might come in handy these days.
  11. Drip

    Drip Active Member

    Not to piss on a good thread but why is Baton Rouge being talked about. There isn't a job available.
  12. Point of Order

    Point of Order Active Member

    You had me at "Not to piss on a good thread."
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