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FIU doesn't issue Miami Herald beat writer a credential

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Jake_Taylor, Aug 29, 2014.

  1. Jake_Taylor

    Jake_Taylor Well-Known Member

  2. TopSpin

    TopSpin Member

    Pretty pathetic and unprofessional for the school's AD to blow off two inquiries. The Herald columnist FIU chose to credential should go nuclear on this one.
  3. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    The school that thought hiring Isiah Thomas was a good idea makes a questionable decision? Unpossible.

    I can't imagine there is a single reader or fan who is going to give a crap about not having FIU coverage.
  4. Fran Curci

    Fran Curci Active Member

    Other beat writers should refuse to cover the game to show support for the Herald. Oh, wait a minute -- there are no other beat writers.

    (Are there?)
  5. 1HPGrad

    1HPGrad Member

    Latest twist in an ongoing battle.
    Sure you remember this ...
  6. Fran Curci

    Fran Curci Active Member

    Maybe that guy could string the game for the Herald.
  7. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    A public school should respect the public enough to at least advise the newspaper why their reporter isn't getting a credential. If they have a serious problem with his professionalism, they should let the paper know. But a public institution playing games like this over one football game against an FCS school doesn't just make the football team look small time, the athletic department small time, but the entire institution small time.
  8. TopSpin

    TopSpin Member

    So connecting the dots here: Pete Pelegrin leaves the Herald in 2010 after that scathing editorial. He's eventually hired by FIU as a writer since he seems like Joe fan boy, a perfect fit for a school's PRish-type "reporting" on its official website. And then Neal, who appears to have replaced Pelegrin, can't get credentialed.

    Got it.
  9. Riptide

    Riptide Well-Known Member

    Of course, by getting into a pissing match with FIU, the Herald's stance hurts its readers the most. All the readers -- the customers -- care about is seeing the game coverage when they open up their morning paper. Send someone else for now, and battle the FIU suits behind the scenes.
  10. This ...
    If you have the balls to not credential a reporter, you should the backbone to explain why (to his bosses).
  11. mediaguy

    mediaguy Well-Known Member

    They averaged 15,453 fans at home games last year. Now they're threatening the biggest source of free exposure they have, and aren't even principled enough to explain why. Go back to the Sun Belt ...
  12. Versatile

    Versatile Active Member

    Yes, all those rabid Florida International fans will be livid.
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