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How will you play two big sports stories that both deserve centerpiece status?

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Claws for Concern, Jul 23, 2006.

  1. HejiraHenry

    HejiraHenry Well-Known Member

    Re: How will you play two big sports stories that both deserve centerpiece statu

    Well, I took the approach of packaging the B.O and TDF together in centerpiece, with golf dominant. NASCAR and a local football column complete the scene.
     
  2. Appgrad05

    Appgrad05 Active Member

    Re: How will you play two big sports stories that both deserve centerpiece statu

    I ended up with Tiger dominating the front, w/ a column about well nothing (don't ask) and the tour also on the front.
    Moved NASCAR and football media days (story from sister paper was not on four area teams) to the same color page.
     
  3. Knighthawk

    Knighthawk Member

    Re: How will you play two big sports stories that both deserve centerpiece statu

    Once the doping ejections happened, Landis and Levi Leipheimer were on the short list of probable winners. This isn't an upset, much less a shocking one.

    Landis deserved top billing - but on Saturday's front page, not Monday's.
     
  4. ogre

    ogre Member

    Dye- I was saying that having a smaller section on Monday morning than on Tuesday morning is stupid. Monday is the deadest day of the week.
     
  5. BH33

    BH33 Member

    OK, it's late the decisions have been made, but there's no question the big story is the British Open. Unless you're a paper with ties to Landis somehow.

    How many Americans care about cycling? The Landis story was nice, but this was a TDF diluted without Lance and without the other top 5 or so riders from last year. Even if Tiger didn't win, the British Open is the top story. Golf matters more in America.

    I went with the British Open dominant, with the TDF across the top.
     
  6. TrooperBari

    TrooperBari Well-Known Member

    Re: How will you play two big sports stories that both deserve centerpiece statu

    And there we are.

    I'd love to lead with Landis, but leading with anything other than the local Babe Ruth All-Stars will have an angry mob at my desk by 10 a.m.
     
  7. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    Re: How will you play two big sports stories that both deserve centerpiece statu

    And there's the nut of it all.

    I'm a all-local weekly, so I don't have to worry about national stuff unless there's a local angle. Lots of Babe Ruth for me this week, too. Actually, it's been kind of nice covering as many Babe Ruth games as I have the last few weeks. The future of baseball in these parts is solid.

    Oh, and there's no justice like mob justice.

    It's the day after now, it'd be kind of neat to find out who put what where.
     
  8. Bud_Bundy

    Bud_Bundy Active Member

    Re: How will you play two big sports stories that both deserve centerpiece statu

    We hear the same crap from the idiot masses.
     
  9. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    YOU'RE HIRED!
     
  10. Cosmo

    Cosmo Well-Known Member

    Finally looked at my paper today ... we went with:
    * The State Open and British Open packaged together, with the lead art going with the State Open. If a non-local would have won the State Open, I figure the lead art would have been British instead.
    * Two ACC media day stories at the bottom, packaged together.
    * Local minor league baseball

    NASCAR and Tour de France went inside, but the Tour got teased on A1 and C1, so it's not like it was buried.
     
  11. MileHigh

    MileHigh Moderator Staff Member

    Out here:

    The tab on 1A had lede art of Landis with Tiger down page. Sports cover had lede art/hed of Tiger with Landis down page.

    The broadsheet put the Tiger story on 1A (upper left corner) with Landis refer art. Sports cover had standalone Tiger art as main to refer back to 1A with Landis down page, next to a Team USA hoops story with Rockies stripped at the top and a Rapids (soccer) story (Israeli player about the fighting) off to the left.
     
  12. TrooperBari

    TrooperBari Well-Known Member

    Re: How will you play two big sports stories that both deserve centerpiece statu

    Talked my way into an extra half-page. Babe Ruth results, ASA softball and junior rodeo on the first page, Landis (with art) and Tigger (no art) on the second.
     
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