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I knew Sports Info didn't pay well, but this is ridiculous

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Doc Holliday, Jul 1, 2019.

  1. Doc Holliday

    Doc Holliday Well-Known Member

  2. Mwilliams685

    Mwilliams685 Active Member

    “Stinnett was already scheduled to be on leave this week, but a decision will be made later as to if the leave will be extended, university spokesman Jimmy Hart said.”

    Really disappointed that this isn’t The Mouth of the South.
  3. Twirling Time

    Twirling Time Well-Known Member

    The Meth of the South.
  4. playthrough

    playthrough Moderator Staff Member

    Well, this must have been a tangled web in 2014 (story linked in above). And then he gets hired at a university.

    Tony Stinnett, who served as ISS monitor and baseball coach at Cannon County High School since 2011, was terminated from his positions at the end of the fall semester for inappropriate conduct. Stinnett is also sports editor for The Cannon Courier.
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  5. fossywriter8

    fossywriter8 Well-Known Member

    Would be nice if the Daily News Journal stated in the story what MTSU stands for. I get not writing it out in the headline, but the story needs it. We're not talking UCLA here.
  6. writingump

    writingump Member

    Why was he hired by MTSU after how he left Cannon County?
  7. 2muchcoffeeman

    2muchcoffeeman Well-Known Member

    Wrong drug.

    Tangent: Just ducking legalize the green already.
  8. TigerVols

    TigerVols Well-Known Member

    Why would the Murfreesboro paper spell out the name of the school that 100% of its paying customers know? We're not talking the NYT here.
  9. HanSenSE

    HanSenSE Well-Known Member

    At least once on first reference? #whycopyeditorsmatter
  10. TigerVols

    TigerVols Well-Known Member

    I think copy editors do indeed matter, but this is a matter of style...Middle Tennessee State University would take up about 2 lines of a 10-line story in print and would be completely extraneous.
    2muchcoffeeman and HanSenSE like this.
  11. Waldo9939

    Waldo9939 Active Member

    First reference. Always assume the reader doesn’t know what that jumble of letters mean.
  12. tapintoamerica

    tapintoamerica Well-Known Member

    Is MTSU one of the schools that asks to be known by its initials on first reference like UCLA?
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