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Is it worth trying to get stringer assignments for the SB?

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by GBNF, Jan 21, 2008.

  1. GBNF

    GBNF Active Member

    When I was in college, I tried to get a credential, but was quickly rebuffed. I don't know if the situation has changed, but is it worth trying to get freelance gigs for a game you're not sure you'll be able to attend?
  2. mike311gd

    mike311gd Active Member

    I'd try to get a credential confirmation before you start whoring yourself out, though that might be pretty difficult in itself.
  3. GBNF

    GBNF Active Member

    I'm not sure if I should try and get a credential with nothing lined up, or line stuff up without a credential...

    Chicken or the egg?
  4. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

    Well, I'm not an SE anymore so it doesn't matter. But I wouldn't hire you without a credential.
  5. GBNF

    GBNF Active Member


    If I were to contact the SB credentialing department, wouldn't they tell me I needed a paper first, too? This is tough.
  6. pseudo

    pseudo Active Member

    Hasn't that deadline already passed?
  7. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

    You need the SB to give you a letter saying you will have a credential with an assignment from a qualifying publication. With that, you have a shot. Without that, I wouldn't look at you.
  8. mike311gd

    mike311gd Active Member

    A classic case.
  9. EE94

    EE94 Guest

    the credential deadline would have been last month at least
  10. GBNF

    GBNF Active Member

    What about for the Giants? How were they to have been expected to be in the SB? Am I just missing something here?
  11. Rumpleforeskin

    Rumpleforeskin Active Member

    I think papers often put in for credentials regardless if they think their team will make it.
  12. three_bags_full

    three_bags_full Well-Known Member

    From the SB Web site.

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