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Congrats to Stan Hochman

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by PatrickCarney, Jun 10, 2009.

  1. PatrickCarney

    PatrickCarney New Member

    Philly.com (Daily News) had a page dedicated to Stan Hochman's 50 years at the paper...

  2. Roob

    Roob New Member

    great guy

    living legend

    i loved reading his boxing stuff back in the day and i never gave a damn about boxing

    i remember once he had a quote from some fighter who had a bout that night & the quote had to be at least 15 inches in probably a 35-inch column. it was like four long graphs, all one quote, no transitions. just kept going.

    i asked him about it ... why would you do that? why would you use such a long quote?

    he smiled and said, "It's a good quote."

    of course, these days, that quote would be longer than an entire story, but i always thought it was cool how he didn't give a damn about any rules, he just told the story, however it needed to be told
  3. Michael_ Gee

    Michael_ Gee Well-Known Member

    It was a privilege to know Stan, and congratulations to both him and to the Daily News for giving him the spread.
  4. beardpuller

    beardpuller Active Member

    Not many people have the breadth and depth of Stan Hochman. I try to be reasonably well-read by sports writer standards, but I have a hard time finding subjects I know as much about as Stan does.
    He also has more discipline and focus than a lot of us from the boomer generation and later.
  5. casty33

    casty33 Active Member

    Stan is definitely one of the good guys and a top-flight columnist as well. I'm happy to have had a number of conversations with him and I'm glad he's still working.
  6. deadliner

    deadliner Member

    One of the best interviewers I've ever been around. You could learn something by watching and listening.
  7. Drip

    Drip Active Member

    Casty, he does stuff for the Daily News as a contributor. He gets a little something for it it and the paper still refers to him as a columnist. Like you Cast, Stan is old time and one of the good guys. And unlike many columnists before and after him, ALWAYS found time to say hello or give advice.
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