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ESPN The Mag: What a sports reporter makes ...

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by mediaguy, Sep 25, 2006.

  1. Pringle

    Pringle Active Member

    That's quite a generalization. Wright Thompson, Tom Friend, etc. - that's a hell of a staff of writers they've assembled.
  2. MU_was_not_so_hard

    MU_was_not_so_hard Active Member

    See, there is reason for hope.
  3. Roscablo

    Roscablo Well-Known Member

  4. mediaguy

    mediaguy Well-Known Member

    I actually like the Mag, and liked this feature, if only in theory. Just found that figure laughable. It'd be like writing "NFL player:$6-million." Yes, there's somebody out there, but he isn't exactly the reference point.

    I fear the j-schools of America are being overrun with aspiring high school seniors who have now cast aside money-driven dreams of being doctor or pro athletes. If $75k is the average, I can hit six figures by 30!
  5. Sam Mills 51

    Sam Mills 51 Well-Known Member

    Yup. The point of this thread was awful, but there are some longer pieces - the ones that aren't just quick hits and meant for those reader with the attention span of an infant - that are well worth it.

    Not a defender of ESPN as a whole - the Whitlock mess makes the WWL look like a total joke - but some of the pieces in the Mag are pretty passable.
  6. dooley_womack1

    dooley_womack1 Well-Known Member

    That'll be their new ad campaign.
  7. Sam Mills 51

    Sam Mills 51 Well-Known Member

    Glad I could be of help, Dools.

    So maybe I should have gone into PR or advertising ... or do both, along with this silly sports journalism gig, to earn the type of the money the Mag says we're all earning.
  8. Claws for Concern

    Claws for Concern Active Member

    $75,000 = lie
  9. Bubbler

    Bubbler Well-Known Member

    Get the fuck outta here!
  10. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

    Then you guys?
  11. Columbo

    Columbo Active Member

    I'm doing very well.... and I'm not at $75K.
  12. Ben_Hecht

    Ben_Hecht Active Member

    You'd be amazed at the lightweights who are making $80K+ at the News.
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