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is the New York Post national media?

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by TheSportsPredictor, May 13, 2014.

  1. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    Bart Hubbuch of the NYP is whining on Twitter that he can't go to Browns rookie minicamp because the Browns say they don't want a Tebow-like circus around Johnny Manziel. He claims the natioal media is barred from the rookie minicamp. In an ESPN.com article, some Browns PR guy says local media and probably some select national media will be allowed in.

    Is the NYP actually national media? Sounds like some guy is just pissed to find out he's not as high up on the food chain as he thinks.
  2. The Big Ragu

    The Big Ragu Moderator Staff Member

    Very few newspapers would technically count as "national media," because they primarily cover a locality and are mostly read by people in that locality. The only newspapers that you could argue are national media are USA Today, the Wall Street Journal and the New York Times.

    By circulation, the Post is the 6th biggest newspaper in the country. But it is still primarily a NYC newspaper. I think of "national media" as outlets that have a nationwide audience. For example, Sports Illustrated, ESPN, CNN, etc.
  3. Jake_Taylor

    Jake_Taylor Well-Known Member

    A New York paper wanting to cover a story in Cleveland probably counts as "national media" for Browns' PR purposes. You can buy the Post on newsstands hundreds of miles from New York, for whatever that's worth.
  4. Joe Lapointe

    Joe Lapointe Member

    By all means he should be allowed to cover the story. Good story, good reporter. What's the problem? Has the NFL become so arrogant that it thinks it can pick and choose who gets to cover it? Pete Rozelle must be spinning in his grave. Even his initials were "P.R." Any story on Johnny Football in the middle of May will increase interest in the "product."
  5. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    Yeah, the NFL is really missing an opportunity by not having the New York Post cover it. Where else could we possibly read about how Johnny Manziel's first workout went?

    Your view of the league's PR needs is perfect for 1985. Springsteen, Madonna, way before Nirvana, etc.
  6. Decadent

    Decadent New Member

    Well, yeah.

    That line about Rozelle is foolish, by the way. You should retire it.
  7. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member


    The league has its own network, and website. They can communicate directly with their audience, and don't need the media fucking up their message.

    And, enough media is willing to buy into the league pedaled narrative in exchange for access.
  8. HejiraHenry

    HejiraHenry Well-Known Member

    New York tabs are read in N.Y. newsrooms and advertising and marketing offices and corporate HQs ... yes, national.
  9. Decadent

    Decadent New Member

    They're read in New York, so that makes them national?

    Judges? It's all zeros for you!
  10. steveu

    steveu Well-Known Member

    FWIW, you could get the Post in Florida when I was down there last time... and do they still sell the Post in LA at some newsstands?
  11. Decadent

    Decadent New Member

    I can find a whole bunch of papers from here with this Internet doohinky.
  12. Joe Lapointe

    Joe Lapointe Member

    Discussing serious subjects with people like you is like arguing with hecklers in the bleachers. Which side are you on -- the media's or the people obsructing the media" Maybe if you signed your real names, we might know. Yes, my take is perfect for 1985 --and 1965 and 2015. There was a time when boxing and horse racing were major sports. Now, they're on the fringe. Pro football, with its brain damage, gun-slingers and steroid-inflated freaks, may someday recede in popularity and publicity. Manziel is fascinating story for more than just his first workout. Did you see the piece "Deadspin" did on his family history? There's a lot more to be written than just how many guys can run a 4.4 40.
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