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Just the fax

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by kimronspringle, Jul 19, 2013.

  1. Just found this when looking for an email address to submit a nonprofit sports announcement


    All releases must be faxed?!? I guess it saves time from wading through all the spam, but that time is lost in the effort to retype all the releases.

    If you need me after I send my fax, I'll be checking my pager then going to the water cooler to talk about the new "Master of my Domain" episode of Seinfeld.
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  2. That is truly nuts.

    And it's not like requiring faxes will weed out junk...Fax spam is worse than email spam.
  3. KJIM

    KJIM Well-Known Member

    What is a nonprofit sports announcement?
  4. Sorry. Poorly worded. I meant an announcement for a non-profit youth sports league. Many of the papers in our area run announcements for leagues for free.

    “Some people have a way with words, and other people...oh, uh, not have way.” Steve Martin
  5. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    Something from the WNBA.
  6. apeman33

    apeman33 Well-Known Member

    I think the only faxes we get on the newsroom machine anymore are spam. Even a couple of long-time hold-out coaches switched over to e-mail this past school year.

    The news side still gets faxes from the neighboring county's Sheriff's Department and the hospital, but I think that may be because the managing editor position has changed hands about 5 times in 10 years and they both got tired of trying to figure out if things were getting through to anyone.
  7. deskslave

    deskslave Active Member

    IT can't set up a news@podunkdaily.com account? Not that those don't quickly become spam magnets in their own right.
  8. apeman33

    apeman33 Well-Known Member

    I think in part because of the many change overs, our version of that (editor@podunkdaily.com) got so overridden with spam as to be useless. One of the previous ME's never deleted an email, so when I first played Interim Managing Editor four or five years ago, I had to delete over 1,500 emails to make it manageable.

    It's to the point now where most people just send their emails to me and I forward them.
  9. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    I can't remember the last time we got a sports fax. The only faxes we get these days are obits. The obit lady is stuck in the 20th century.
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