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Jemele Hill interview

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by SockPuppet, Jun 24, 2008.

  1. SockPuppet

    SockPuppet Active Member

    Jemele Hill has an extensive interview on Fanhouse. http://sports.aol.com/fanhouse/2008/06/23/fanhouse-interview-jemele-hill-on-her-hitler-comment-don-imus/#cont

    Here's an interesting Q/A:
    I think most writers know who edits their stuff. The editor either calls with questions or the writer checks in to make sure the story arrived and (should) call back to make sure all is well.
    Perhaps Jemele's answer provides insight into the fact ESPN.com's "editing" operation might be dysfunctional.
  2. Simon_Cowbell

    Simon_Cowbell Active Member

    Or, more likely, she has grown up ever so slightly.
  3. Elliotte Friedman

    Elliotte Friedman Moderator Staff Member

    It looks to me like she's taking responsibility and not throwing anyone else under the bus.
  4. cranberry

    cranberry Well-Known Member

    Agreed. Good response. Hopefully she learns, moves on and her experience and sense of perspective catch up with her obvious talent. It's awfully difficult for highly skilled young writers not to get ahead of themselves when they're given a huge platform so early in their careers. But it seems to be more than a trend.
  5. mustangj17

    mustangj17 Active Member

    Yeah, she played that one well. Although, I can't believe ESPN approves of her chatting about this with the Fan House.
  6. Monroe Stahr

    Monroe Stahr Member

    Is that what this was, Dingleberry? A case of a "highly skilled" young writer "getting ahead" of herself? You ought to work in the Bush White House. They need guys like you, guys who are comfortable wearing blinders and dark sunglasses indoors.
  7. beardpuller

    beardpuller Active Member

    I'm just glad she gave us something else to fuel the board's obssession with her. I'm not sure I'd ever heard of her before I started coming here.
  8. imjustagirl

    imjustagirl Active Member


    Sweet lord. Obviously someone's editing her shit.
  9. Jersey_Guy

    Jersey_Guy Active Member

    Yes, sweet lord ... at how much picky and petty bullshit people use on this site to criticize other journalists. Seriously, that post says tremendously more about you than it does about the fact she didn't use the phrase correctly.
  10. SixToe

    SixToe Active Member

    Writers should know how to use words correctly.
  11. playthrough

    playthrough Moderator Staff Member

    I confess, I'd have screwed that up too. Then again, I prefer myriad's blue-collar brother: many.
  12. imjustagirl

    imjustagirl Active Member

    I'm not picking at her. I didn't say she was a shitty journalist, or an idiot. I said, if she's using it that way, obviously someone's fixing her stuff before it gets online.

    I use words incorrectly sometimes. The desk tells me about it when they fix it. I don't say that says terrible things about them.
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