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Journalists to the front of the line ...

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by EE94, Sep 8, 2008.

  1. EE94

    EE94 Guest

    To Chicago Media:

    A limited number of White Sox postseason tickets will be available to the Chicago media for purchase. Tickets must be purchased in sets of two or four, and we will do our best to fulfill your request based on supply and demand. Tickets must be for your own personal use or the use of your family and close personal friends and cannot be re-sold.

    Tickets are only available in strips, meaning you must purchase tickets to all 11 possible postseason games at U.S. Cellular Field. The cost of each postseason strip is $1,170 and the seats will be lower deck reserved. A processing fee of $25 will be added to your order. An optional parking strip is available for an additional $330.

    If you are interested in purchasing tickets, please contact the White Sox media relations department via email (mediarelations@chisox.com) or phone (312-674-5300) by 5 p.m. on Friday, September 12. Please reply with the following information: your name, media outlet, credit card number, expiration date, number of ticket strips you wish to purchase (two or four), and whether you would like to purchase a parking pass. Orders received after the deadline cannot be processed.

    We will respond on or before Wednesday, September 17 with the status of your order. Ticket distribution information will be provided at a later date.

    Thank you,

    Chicago
     
  2. SF_Express

    SF_Express Active Member

    These have always been a slightly gray area to me. Yes, front of the line is an advantage, but they're also paying full price, it seems. So to me, it's pretty low on the egregious scale.

    But in a zero tolerance ethics discussion, the advantage is based on being a member of the media, and that makes it out of bounds.
     
  3. Joe Williams

    Joe Williams Active Member

    Zero tolerance is fine, as long as it is zero tolerance across the board, and up and down the newsroom ladder. High-and-mighties sometimes blur lines that would get drones tossed onto the street.
     
  4. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    I don't have many close, personal friends who can afford $1,200 for one seat.
     
  5. EE94

    EE94 Guest

    the 1200 covers the cost of one seat to every game - you get refund for games not played
     
  6. Joe Williams

    Joe Williams Active Member

    e-Bay!
    Craigslist!
    Scalping!
    Give yourself the Christmas bonus that the bosses won't!
     
  7. Appgrad05

    Appgrad05 Active Member

    You're right. Because none of us have ever seen someone bring their family into the press room. Or take the promotional giveaway items and throw them up on eBay. Or play a free round of golf at a country club they could never afford, because it's a "media outing."

    Sometimes, Joe, in the interest of being the biggest pain-in-the-ass management has ever seen, you forget that reporters are far from perfect. There are just as many great managers as there are shitty reporters.
     
  8. nmmetsfan

    nmmetsfan Active Member

    Noticed Joe didn't say his newspaper's classifieds
     
  9. TheMethod

    TheMethod Member

    Why would Chicago media need or want tickets to Chicago White Sox games? Won't they be working the game. And even if they're not, wouldn't a game be the last place they'd want to be?
     
  10. SF_Express

    SF_Express Active Member

    Well, there are plenty of reporters in offseason sports or whatever who might be off -- well, not so much this time of year -- or might have family or close personal friends who want the tickets.
     
  11. buckweaver

    buckweaver Active Member

    Some of us, you know, still like sports. Hard to believe, but it's true.
     
  12. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    I've always thought print and broadcast media are two different breeds of cat. You'll hear radio shows and TV broadcasters openly talk about the swag they receive, but it's taboo for print folks. I never really knew why that is.
     
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