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Columbus Blue Jackets/NHL reporter | Columbus Dispatch

Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by ss90, Sep 7, 2017.

  1. Waldo9939

    Waldo9939 Active Member

    No question and going to be tons of competition with three big boy jobs out there open. I know a guy who applied and is doing work with a website and they're not even giving him a sniff. Said guy has applied for jobs there before and had same issue. Guy has been doing hockey for a while. That said, Gatehouse/Dispatch I feel like cutting it way too close. Especially putting the OSU hoops guy on it to fill in with that beat getting ready to heat up.
  2. ss90

    ss90 Member

    My guess is if they really can't find anyone who meets their standard, they'll reassign Adam (the OSU hoops writer) to the beat fulltime, reassign the OSU women's basketball writer to men's, and look for a new women's hoops/GA, which would be a considerably cheaper move than what they are doing now..
  3. Zads07

    Zads07 Member

    This would be a dream job for me, at least in terms of covering an NHL team, but certainly more experience is needed, even though I work for a GateHouse paper.

    Best of luck to the person they hire.
  4. SoloFlyer

    SoloFlyer Well-Known Member

    I have a feeling the issue isn't so much the presence of Portzline as a competitor or the writer's market.

    The issue is more likely to be Gatehouse.
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  5. wicked

    wicked Well-Known Member

    I can't remember the last time anyone said that.
  6. valpo87

    valpo87 Member

    Maybe in the 1990s?
  7. ss90

    ss90 Member

    Hah. Well, it's a writers market IF you are an experienced NHL reporter willing to potentially relocate across the country or to Canada.
  8. cubman

    cubman Member

    Another loss on the Dispatch sports staff as Todd Jones has left for the Ohio State Alumni Magazine. So in the past few years ... Bob Baptist, Jim Massie and Bob Hunter have retired, Shawn Mitchell has left to travel the country, Portzline and Reed jumped ship to The Athletic and now this. That department used to be the picture of stability.
  9. MiamiBoy

    MiamiBoy Active Member

    Well it is someone from South Florida moving up to Ohio to cover the Blue Jackets:

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  10. Liut

    Liut Well-Known Member

    Very happy for George. An outstanding hockey reporter. Hope Gatehouse doesn't screw him.
  11. HappyCurmudgeon

    HappyCurmudgeon Well-Known Member

    Ditto. Great guy, great reporter, I think they want the Blue Jackets to be treated at the same level as the Buckeyes and he's going to do it for them.
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  12. Waldo9939

    Waldo9939 Active Member

    They did good times two. Worth the wait time.
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