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

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

  1. friend of the friendless

    friend of the friendless Active Member

    Mr Mills 51,

    Passable, I'm blushing. You mean passable okay or passable like a kidney stone?

    YHS, etc
  2. Riddick

    Riddick Active Member

    Was there some sort of disclaimer in the story letting people know this was based on a geographical area or something. Cause that number just seems so crazy to me.
  3. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    ESPN has hired some outstanding print journalists over the years...

    The Staff at The Magazine is rivaled only by SI.
  4. BTExpress

    BTExpress Well-Known Member

    Finally, somebody's getting warm.

    Folks, if somebody asks, "What is the average salary of a professional baseball player," the standard response is "several million dollars."

    Because for purposes of the question, it is ridiculous to lump every baseball player --- from Rookie League to the major leagues --- into the equation and come up with an average. Whatever number they come up with won't mean anything. How can it when the range is $20,000-$25,000,000?

    Likewise, ESPN obviously felt it was ridiculous to bother counting Rookie League or Class A or Double-A size newspapers when they were doing their figures.

    Now, should they have phrased it more correctly, more to the tune of "average salary of a print journalist from a newspaper that you're familiar with . . . the kind of journalist that we use as commentators on our own network"?


    But they didn't.

    So be it.
  5. Sam Mills 51

    Sam Mills 51 Well-Known Member

    Good, halfmiler. Very good. The Mag rightfully gets hammered for some things, but the longer stories are more than worth the price of admission - or the mag itself in this case.
  6. RayKinsella

    RayKinsella Member

    I think ESPN added an extra zero.

    What they meant was $7,500.00 and whomever was doing the copy editing thought that MUST be a mistake and fixed it without telling anyone.
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