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Hyper local!

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Moderator1, Jul 29, 2008.

  1. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

    I offer without comment, my old paper is apparently going the hyper local route. Today it is a nine-year-old baseball tournament from a smaller paper in the chain. Yesterday, it placed a summer swim league story from another smaller paper in the chain in the same spot.

  2. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    it's a lovely and talented front, that's for sure...
  3. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

    Does in bring in more readers than it turns off?
    It doesn't bring me in. I may not be the target. Will all those mommies and daddies and aunts and uncles rush to the site?

    The thing yesterday was the swim league my kids were in years ago and we'd give it 3-4 inches on the agate page - a small top and a listing of multiple winners. Maybe a wild pic from one of the five area swim leagues.
  4. jps

    jps Active Member

    I'm fine with it being there ... leading the page, I dunno. In a small, obviously local shop, sure ... but otherwise ...
  5. Bullwinkle

    Bullwinkle Member


    "Off you go, HyperLocal Man! ...
    Bring us back a badass tee-ball gamer!"
  6. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    Hopefully you immediately canceled your subscription.

    I remember when I was an intern there was a mother who would call every night trying to get her son's little league box score in the paper.

    One of the slot guys picked up the phone one night and said, "If your son is as good as you say he is, we'll cover him when he gets to high school." and hung up on her...
  7. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    I really wish you wouldn't use the term hyper local.

    ADHD loco is the preferred term.
  8. Cosmo

    Cosmo Well-Known Member

    When did you start coaching Mechanicsville American?
  9. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    Swim leagues?

    Hell is indeed on Earth.
  10. Bullwinkle

    Bullwinkle Member

    I have to stop eating while surfing SportsJournalists.com.
  11. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    Reporter: "So Timmy, is freestyle your best stroke?"
    Timmy: "Mmmm Hmmm."
    Reporter: "At what point did you feel like you had the race won?"
    Timmy: Shrugs and runs off to be held by his mommy.

    Reporter drops notebook, places gun in mouth and ends life. Is much happier.
  12. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    Don't be such a quitter. Is the mom hot?
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