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How did your paper play the NCAA women's basketball championship game?

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Mr. X, Apr 4, 2007.

  1. Mr. X

    Mr. X Member

    What page was it on? How long was the story? Was it staff-written? If so, why was a staffer sent? Is one traditionally sent?

    In these parts, the metropolitan daily, which traditionally sends a staffer, had a staff-written story which began on the bottom of column six of page one of a 10-page section. About three inches were on the cover, then there was an approximately 12-inch jump on page seven, the page with other women's basketball and college basketball news, making the story about 15 inches.
  2. HejiraHenry

    HejiraHenry Well-Known Member

    Centerpiece play, an AP story ... I'd have to get a ruler out but I'll say 15 inches or so.

    If it hadn't been an SEC team, we might not have CP'd the thing.
  3. amraeder

    amraeder Well-Known Member

    Got on our front page, as our main art. But it was a slow news day up here - a story on a player from the local Junior A team committing to Wisconsin and a really small mushing story.
    Basically we needed a story that had art to go with it, and the women's NC fit the bill.
  4. LiveStrong

    LiveStrong Active Member

    same as the men the day before. title ix man.
  5. doctor x

    doctor x Member

    Section front with art, but our centerpiece was something local. We're 45 miles from Gainesville, so obviously we blew out the men's final (as much as a 12,000-circulation can).
  6. Breakyoself

    Breakyoself Member

    we had it on the front, above the fold. can't remember if art. we blew out florida's second-day story (we're in florida), and had some other stuff. we got called sexist.
  7. CentralIllinoisan

    CentralIllinoisan Active Member

    Peoria, Ill. paper: Above the fold, art, two-deck hed with about 15 inches, AP. Our centerpiece was small-school boys player of the year.

    NCAA photo was of Candace Parker, who is a former Illinois Ms. Basketball and sister of Bradley University player, so we inserted that high into the story.
  8. shotglass

    shotglass Guest

    It made our tabloid cover, then story on Page 3. Top play. And we had no stake in the outcome. I don't really know what would have beaten it nationally last night. As our SE likes to say, it was their time.
  9. pressboxer

    pressboxer Active Member

    We put it on Page 3 of a six-page section with art. Our front had three local stories and something on the Masters, P2 was baseball, P3 college hoops, P4 scoreboard, P5 all local and P6 golf.
  10. Oz

    Oz Well-Known Member

    Front page, about 15 inches, no art. But that had more to do with local stories (including a winter sports all-stars package that's run this past week) combined with deadlines pressure more than anything else.

    Then again, we did run art and give the Gators and Buckeyes centerpiece treatment, so there is that.
  11. JBHawkEye

    JBHawkEye Well-Known Member

    Bottom right corner, Page 1. Iowa's new basketball coach was the centerpiece. (For the record, women's game probably would have been the centerpiece had there not been the coach announcement.)
  12. Stripped across the top of an inside college basketball page. Wire story, about 16 inches.
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