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Hmmm. MORE news about sports editors

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Moderator1, Jan 7, 2008.

  1. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

    This one not me. Our friends in San Jose got this:


    We're pleased to announce that Rachel Wilner will become the newsroom's Director of New Products when she returns from her maternity leave on Jan. 14. Rachel will help us launch several of the initiatives that come from the rethinking process, both in print and online.

    Continually helping the news staff seek out new ideas we can take to our audience is Rachel's mandate in this new position. We're confident she will bring her valuable skills, boundless energy and competitive metabolism to this important post. Rachel will report to Matt Mansfield.

    In addition, we're happy to announce that Bud Geracie will remain acting sports editor, continuing to lead the sports department through a seemingly relentless string of news, including the Barry Bonds home run chase (and subsequent indictment), Bill Walsh's death, the Mike Nolan saga and more.

    Bud's leadership in Sports has been tremendous, and his ability to show appreciation for his staff's hard work is, while heavy on caffeine, very appreciated. (Just to be clear, the decision to keep the "acting" title is mutual: We would like at some point to bring back Bud's In the Wake of the Week; at the same time, Bud would like to know more about what a rethought Sports section will involve before deciding whether he wants to be a full-on department head.) Bud will continue to report to Kevin Wendt.
  2. VJ

    VJ Member

    Smart move by Bud, not sure how I'd feel about leading a Sports section called Play that featured a cooking section.
  3. spnited

    spnited Active Member

    Play? Cooking section? Care to elaborate?
  4. VJ

    VJ Member


    BTW this isn't a knock at all on the SJMN.
  5. spnited

    spnited Active Member

    Play!: This may be the most radically different idea, but we believe it’s a smart section that can put many of the fun parts of the newspaper together. It includes sports, entertainment, arts, food, culture, video game coverage, digital media, gadgets, theater and music, the works. If that sounds like a lot, it is. We’re hoping we have created an exceptional look at the things we all do with our lives when we’re not working.

    Not sure what to make of this. Why would you lump sports into that section?
    Don't most larger papers already have a sport section and one section the covers everything else that's going be in "Play"?
  6. Editude

    Editude Active Member

    This section's rapidily diminished importance is one of the casualties of the post-boom newspaper era.
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