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Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by PatrickCarney, Oct 18, 2008.

  1. PatrickCarney

    PatrickCarney New Member

    It seems that one day a sports writer is at their paper and the next thing you know, they are working for ESPN.

    I'm not trying to say it is commonplace to make it to ESPN, but my question is:

    Do reporters just send their resume / clips etc. to ESPN? Are they recruited? Or, is it all about knowing the right people?
  2. playthrough

    playthrough Moderator Staff Member

    Yes, yes and yes.
  3. PatrickCarney

    PatrickCarney New Member

    How do they recruit?
  4. playthrough

    playthrough Moderator Staff Member

    Well, there's plenty of ESPNers here who can answer in detail, but I know some .com editors who used to be in the newspaper biz. They went after folks who they used to work with or against. It's absolutely the "who you know" factor.
  5. luckyducky

    luckyducky Guest

    Pretty much everything Playthrough said in both posts, although more emphasis on the second one than the first one.
  6. Batman

    Batman Well-Known Member

    They send this guy.
  7. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

  8. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    I think it's safe to say they rely a lot on their staff for recommendations.
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