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Derek Jeter's "The Players' Tribune"

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Steak Snabler, Oct 1, 2014.

  1. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    Launched today. Will be interesting to see how it does. It's already got 1,000-plus Twitter followers.

    http://www.theplayerstribune.com/
     
  2. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    Is Manky Jimmy the editor
     
  3. MisterCreosote

    MisterCreosote Well-Known Member

    I hope this becomes worthy of my retwopect.
     
  4. Guy_Incognito

    Guy_Incognito Well-Known Member

    Had been a little curious what he would do, this is not a bad idea, and I'd guess he has the people behind him to pull it off. Will be interesting the first time someone says something to get himself in trouble. You would have to guess that "no filter" is hyperbolic.
     
  5. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    I eagerly await the kind of introspection and edginess that have always been part of Jeter's public persona.

    His first assignment should be a Tom Brady column on the need to work hard in the face of adversity.
     
  6. CD Boogie

    CD Boogie Well-Known Member

    At least he has Lenny Dykstra's "The Player's Club" as an example of what not to do. I contacted the managing editor of that pub when it was fledgling, and pitched him an interview with Chris Drury. He told me they only covered "the best of the best because that's what the publication was all about."

    He later ended up suing Dykstra for unpaid salary.
     
  7. PioneerVoice

    PioneerVoice Member

    I do think there are a couple things (at least philosophically) to be taken seriously here.

    On one hand, this, like school and team-run media before it, is an example of sports cutting out the middle man (or woman) in media. You know --us journalists. And they can do it in a way that they see as more beneficial to them and without the sort of agenda they don't endorse.

    That may or may not ring true to us, but if THEY believe it does, the symbiotic relationship between sports and independent media continues to sever. And that could have interesting implications. We've already seen it in diminished access (I report, sadly, that I think a lot of the most in-depth profiles on NFL players come from their own teams). What could be next? Beyond the big TV deals, who do they need anymore?
     
  8. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    You have to admit that it's a better start than Murray Chass in retirement.
     
  9. 3_Octave_Fart

    3_Octave_Fart Well-Known Member

    It was nice not hearing about him for, what, two days?
     
  10. Oggiedoggie

    Oggiedoggie Well-Known Member

    Will Jeter's quotes run in red type?
     
  11. Ben_Hecht

    Ben_Hecht Active Member

    Jesu.
     
  12. Fran Curci

    Fran Curci Member

    Just looked at the site. It says the "editor reveal" will be Oct. 2. Sounds a little like an episode of The Bachelor.

    Any predictions as to what former New York or New Jersey media types will be working for the site? Feels like an ex-Yankee beat writer or an ex-New York sports editor will be on board.
     
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