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Jim Trotter out at SI?

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Bristol Insider, Mar 3, 2014.

  1. His Twitter feed seems to indicate he's done
  2. MileHigh

    MileHigh Moderator Staff Member

    Why the question mark? From his feed:

    Was informed today the budget ax got me. Want to thank SI for 7 great years.

    Unless, of course, he's been hacked, which happens, I suppose. But, yes, it does seem he has been caught up in the budget ax. Been there. Not fun.
  3. mpcincal

    mpcincal Well-Known Member

    I worked with Jim at the U-T way back when. Good guy, good reporter.

    Sorry to hear this. Hope he moves on to something good.
  4. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    He was a contributor to MMQB. He must not have paid proper respect to
    The King.
  5. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    Good reporter, good guy...

    He won't be out of work long...
  6. Jim is definitely one of the good guys. Wish him the best.
  7. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    I wouldn't be surprised if he was making a lot more than the recent NFL hires, which is why he was targeted.
  8. Alma

    Alma Well-Known Member


    I'm not blown away by some of SI's recent hires.

    I like USA Today's group, over the last several years, much more.
  9. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    They have an awful lot of people covering the same thing. Trotter was one of the better ones, but it's overload any way you look at it.

    I'm sure he'll find a soft landing, roll of the dice says NFL.com/Network.
  10. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    I don't know Trotter well, but there are a few writers who seem to connect with players better than most and I always got that sense with him. With a lot of those guys, those relationships impact how they cover a team or the league and I never thought it was like that with Trotter. I always thought he did a great job.
  11. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    I thought Bedard was a great hire. He's one of those rare guys where you read some of his stories and think, "I've never seen someone do a story like this..." and that's really rare with the NFL.
  12. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    Agreed. Always went out of my way to read his work at The Globe. Perhaps he gets
    to technical for some but I prefer his approach of watching "all 22's " and breaking
    down games as a coach would.
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