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Coach ledes

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by ColbertNation, Feb 6, 2008.

  1. ColbertNation

    ColbertNation Member

    Oh, how I hate coach ledes. Anyone I've worked with will vouch for that. And yet, when I got back to the office tonight (my one night of reporting to get me away from my desk every now and then) and what do I write? Yep, a coach lede. To be fair, I didn't know what else to do. It was a 3-0 volleyball rout, and the head coach for the winning team wasn't there. He's in Argentina for two weeks doing volunteer work. It seemed noteworthy for a first-round playoff game, but I still felt a little dirty afterward.
  2. deskslave

    deskslave Active Member

    It happens, man. Sometimes there's nothing else you can do. The Pulitzer pile can't grow every night. ;)
  3. forever_town

    forever_town Well-Known Member

    You probably already know this, but sometimes, the coach is the story.
  4. bdh02

    bdh02 Member

    Sometimes it's just easier. BTW, how many kills did the coach average during the season? :)
  5. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    Hey, any lede on a 3-0 volleyball gamer is a good lede.
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