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Florida Today

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Fran Curci, Oct 26, 2014.

  1. Fran Curci

    Fran Curci Member

    I saw a note via APSE from the sports editor, who said he is becoming a beat writer. I'm wondering: Is Fla. Today going without a sports editor now?
  2. Riddick

    Riddick Active Member

    The way i understand it, almost all Gannett papers are eliminating sports editors, moving them into other positions, and still having them perform SE responsibilities.
  3. RecoveringJournalist

    RecoveringJournalist Well-Known Member

    Wow. I know a few Gannett sports editors who won't know what to do with themselves if they actually have to work a beat or layout a page.
  4. Fran Curci

    Fran Curci Member

    @Recovering: Some of them might not be very good, but I still don't see how you go without a sports editor.
  5. HejiraHenry

    HejiraHenry Well-Known Member

    You left out the "and take a pay cut" part.
  6. RecoveringJournalist

    RecoveringJournalist Well-Known Member

    Oh, I agree completely. I know some smaller places where the SE doubles as a columnist and it works OK, but the notion of them doing anything beyond that is a joke.
  7. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    The Gannett model seems to be to let the writers free with little supervision or editing.
  8. RecoveringJournalist

    RecoveringJournalist Well-Known Member

    I think that is now the model everywhere.
  9. Drip

    Drip Active Member

    Which partly explains the clusterfuck we call sports journalism.
  10. Fran Curci

    Fran Curci Member

    Drip and Recovering: Agreed in most cases.
  11. TarHeelMan

    TarHeelMan Member

    Accurate and funny for sure!
  12. TarHeelMan

    TarHeelMan Member

    Management at large papers seem to think they are above what they demand of their staffs....That's why majority of your best journalists are in papers 50,000 and below IMO
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