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Huffington Post does sports...

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by TigerVols, Nov 11, 2009.

  1. TigerVols

    TigerVols Well-Known Member

    ...not sure what to think:

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/sports/
     
  2. JayFarrar

    JayFarrar Well-Known Member

    Yes, now sportswriters around the country can see their work ripped off at HuffPost!
    I think this is a joyous day for all!
     
  3. Small Town Guy

    Small Town Guy Well-Known Member

    Hey...

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/mike-lupica/we-still-love-a-good-stor_b_352862.html
     
  4. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    If it gives a few of us jobs, I'm all for it...
     
  5. Small Town Guy

    Small Town Guy Well-Known Member

    Except the Huff Post Arianna-gets-rich model seems to be not to pay, but you get the chance for "exposure and future opportunities", the same words you always see on the horrible writing/editing jobs on craigslist.

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/michelle-haimoff/how-the-huffington-post-c_b_231719.html

    http://gawker.com/5402649/the-huffington-post-unveils-its-new-local-strategy-unpaid-bloggers
     
  6. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    Wow, with the money that place generates, I figured they'd at least pay well... Shows what I know...
     
  7. Mystery Meat II

    Mystery Meat II Well-Known Member

    So I guess I can stop waiting for the sports editor interview?
     
  8. 2muchcoffeeman

    2muchcoffeeman Active Member

    This has been the big hole in their effort to be a mainstream news outlet. I actually prefer their index-page presentation to some of the other sites that just pile up linked headlines on top of each other. (Pictures breaking up large blocks of text to make things easier for the reader? Who knew?)

    As long as they're linking to other sites' original works and only presenting their own paid-for work or wire copy on their own site, which seems to be their MO in their other aspects, this should be good for them.
     
  9. Kato

    Kato Active Member

    Is this his first column for this? Really? "I write books. They're good books. For kids. I'll bet your kids will like them. Here's what they're about ..."
     
  10. A former HuffPo editor told me he had to quit after a year due to burnout. And this is someone with a newspaper background who has been through all the industry BS we've all been through.
     
  11. jlee

    jlee Active Member

    I scrolled past about 10 of the HuffPo sports columns and clicked on two. They were full of crap. I'm not going back.
     
  12. tmr

    tmr Member

    Working for no pay seems, and often is, terribly stupid. but, i did write for a HuffPost city off-shoot last year, for free, writing columns, and those columns helped me get a much better, paid job. i worked hard on them, I only did maybe a dozen (whenever I had the time) and actually did some reporting, so it wasn't all bloviating.

    it was an unusual situation, for many reasons, but in the end, HuffPo gave me a decent medium (they must pay a ton for search engine optimization) and it paid off. The editor I dealt with was cool too.

    That being said, this sports site looks pretty lame now. But if they utilize Dave Zirin and find some new voices, it could be good.
     
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