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Chicago Tribune eliminates Bears game stories

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Pringle, Dec 18, 2006.

  1. Pringle

    Pringle Active Member

  2. pallister

    pallister Guest

    Better design. Yeah!

    Actually, I have no problem with it. I think most Bears fans are still getting the information they want.
  3. Riddick

    Riddick Active Member

    I like the idea. Hoping to try something similar with my staff in the near future.
  4. Trey Beamon

    Trey Beamon Active Member

    Is this going to be the norm 5-10 years from now?
  5. pallister

    pallister Guest

  6. Clerk Typist

    Clerk Typist Guest

    Mullins' quarter-by-quarter thing still reads like a game story. A bad one, since he has to pad a dull quarter to make the graphic work. And it's all about quality graphics, not quality journalism.
  7. Smasher_Sloan

    Smasher_Sloan Active Member

    No, sooner.
  8. spnited

    spnited Active Member

    My thought exactly, clerk.

    To say no game story is not really true... 4 quarter stories/analysis/stat recap instead, equals more padded play-by-play to fill space.
  9. Trey Beamon

    Trey Beamon Active Member

    The majority here may like it, but what do the readers think?

    Anyone in the know?
  10. Frank_Ridgeway

    Frank_Ridgeway Well-Known Member

    Exactly. It takes the news judgment out of the hands of the beat writer who is with the team every day and makes the reporter treat everything the same according to a preconceived format. Form over function. It's not just stupid, it's suicidal. Some editors just can't help themselves from making us obsolete faster and faster.
  11. zeke12

    zeke12 Guest

    Brutal idea.

    Just brutal.
  12. jgmacg

    jgmacg Guest

    Great idea.

    An 18-hour old web page with photos, stats, agate and sentence fragments. But on paper! And thrown right into your driveway!

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