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Golfweek Fires Editor

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by PalmettoStatesport, Jan 18, 2008.

  1. Did anyone else see where Golfweek fired the editor who came up with the idea for the noose cover? Amazing, but NOT surprising. What's other's thoughts?
     
  2. goalmouth

    goalmouth Active Member

    Just one firing? Hell, the whole company usually signs off on a cover.
     
  3. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    That's pretty ironic.
     
  4. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    Didn't see that. Who was the editor? And unless he pushed it through against everyone's objections, I don't see how it's one person's fault, though I guess the top dog gets the blame.
     
  5. MileHigh

    MileHigh Moderator Staff Member

    Dave Seanor.

    http://www.golf.com/golf/tours_news/article/0,28136,1704872,00.html
     
  6. wickedwritah

    wickedwritah Guest

    Don't mag covers get approved by those at the top of the masthead, including the publisher?

    http://www.nytimes.com/2008/01/19/sports/golf/19magazine.html

    Golfweek magazine, which published a cover with a noose set against a purplish sky to illustrate its coverage of a controversial comment about Tiger Woods, announced Friday that it had fired Dave Seanor, the editor who approved the cover.
     
  7. zebracoy

    zebracoy Guest

    The idea that anybody OK'd that is beyond me. It's unfortunate that only one person took the fall, but at least one person did.
     
  8. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    Oh, well, congrats to new editor Jeff Babineau, I guess.
     
  9. Did everyone miss the memo? Journalism is dead. If you write something advertisers don't like, you either fire the people responsible or they pull their advertising. My favorite quote is Finchem saying that Golfweek is attempting to inflame a situation that is coming to a "proper conclusion." Says who...I don't think it's come to that conclusion. When dies Finchem get fired for allowing The Golf Channel to hire Tighlman?
     
  10. MileHigh

    MileHigh Moderator Staff Member

    This will only continue because Tiger plays next week at Torrey Pines ... and Tilghman returns to the booth for the tournament.
     
  11. I think the KKK is planning a picket... ;D
     
  12. fishwrapper

    fishwrapper Active Member

    GolfWeek is a shill. That's the problem.
    This is a news reactionary cover over the Kelly Tilghman comment. She kept her job.
    We can argue the level of execution or concept or taste. What's not in question is the newsworthiness.
    To think Dave Seanor made that decision in a vacuum is naive.
     
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