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Ethics question ...

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Gator, Sep 23, 2011.

  1. Diego Marquez

    Diego Marquez Member

    So we shouldn't do the writeup for the Subway ($5 Footlongs! Eat Fresh!) Athlete of the Week anymore?
  2. Ben_Hecht

    Ben_Hecht Active Member

    You must not read front-rank general gossip columns in the major national rags.

    Some of these whores make it a career.
  3. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    When I worked for the Devil Rays, one of our radio guys was forever name dropping local businesses into the broadcast.

    The problem was, they weren't sponsors, they were just people who comped in on meals and/or drinks.

    He also made it clear upon arriving to town that his first goal was to get a free car from an auto dealer in return for on air plugs. He did it too.

    And, the team, which had just taken the radio rights, and the ad sales, in-house, didn't do a thing about it, even though they were struggling to sell ads.
  4. BillyT

    BillyT Active Member

    So who is doing drive-time now?
  5. sgreenwell

    sgreenwell Well-Known Member

    2 p.m. is Ordway (meh) and Michael Holley, who actually makes the show listenable at times. The news guy is usually Mikey Adams, who basically torpedoes the show from time to time with stupid crap. ("Let's talk about how Manny isn't clutch and how A-Rod but not David Ortiz is a cheat!") On football days, or when Holley or Ordway is on vacation, they rotate in Troy Brown, Teddy Bruschi, Steve DeOssie, Rob Bradford and Tom Curran.
  6. Point of Order

    Point of Order Active Member

    It's not an ethics question, but a business attitude question. Newspaper folks think you do something like that and personally profit it's unethical, but if you do something like that and the newspaper profits it's creative advertising.

    Radio bosses seem to be a little more lenient about radio guys skimming a mention or two on the air a little to supplement their meager radio income.
  7. BillyT

    BillyT Active Member

    Thanks. It would be interesting to hear Holley.
  8. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    Not that fashion mags have ever been a paragon of integrity, but still a curious move:

  9. flexmaster33

    flexmaster33 Well-Known Member

    The restaurant is probably a regular advertiser and such...I see radio more as entertainment than journalism...for the most part. The morning drive-in sports talk show is not journalism, anyway.
  10. sgreenwell

    sgreenwell Well-Known Member

    They're only journalists or reporters when they want to be. Otherwise, they are not part of The Media.
  11. Gator

    Gator Well-Known Member

    Most of them are, in fact, former writers for newspapers. Beat guys who became columnists, guys who really should know the deal by now.
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