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Media boycott

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Jim Tom Pinch, Sep 6, 2007.

  1. Jim Tom Pinch

    Jim Tom Pinch Active Member

    Sorry if I'm D_Bing.

    Apparently the A.P., Reuters and other major international news agencies are boycotting the Rugby World Cup. I realize nobody here cares about Rugby, but the resolution of this could impact other international events.

    http://www.reuters.com/article/sportsNews/idUSL0591697820070905
     
  2. Bubbler

    Bubbler Active Member

    Fascinating. Don't show this article to anyone connected to an American sports league with N or M at the beginning of its acronym.
     
  3. wickedwritah

    wickedwritah Guest

    So is the issue not posting live updates from the matches?

    The World Cup would benefit from the press, and I don't know what commercial interests they really think they have to protect.

    I can see the photo issue, kind of, but in reality, I don't think it's a big deal.
     
  4. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    Wow, is THAT why I haven't read a thing about it??
     
  5. Jeremy Goodwin

    Jeremy Goodwin Active Member

    AP's take, via Romenesko

    http://www.ap.org/FOI/foi_090607a.html

    Papers are fighting for more than 45 seconds in the NFL and Rugby allows three min? I guess it's different though when you are a wire service and trying to make multiple countries happy, instead of just talking to one key player from your local coverage area.
     
  6. EnZona

    EnZona Member

    Who do they think they are? The NFL? I am a rugby fan, but as a journalist I have to side with the AP and other wire services on this. Maybe this could have a trickle down effect back to the us and our problems here in the states.
     
  7. BillyT

    BillyT Active Member

    As someone who actually cares about the Rugby World Cup (Go Portugal!), I know that the worldwide TV revenues are huge to them and unlike the NFL, etc., seasons, the Cup only lasts six weeks.
     
  8. Stitch

    Stitch Active Member

    The video issue would have affected myself if I was still going to cover the U.S. as I am credentialed for a few matches.
     
  9. Twoback

    Twoback Active Member

    If I'm an AP client and I give a crap about Rugby, I'm ticked.
    I'm paying you to be at that game.
    Plus, the Rugby peoples' demands are not unreasonable. It's not like that silly crap where some golf organization said it owned all the images from its event.
     
  10. Tom Petty

    Tom Petty Guest

    nobody gives a crap about rugby.
     
  11. Twoback

    Twoback Active Member

    Nobody here, maybe.
    In England, Argentina, France, several other places, they care a good deal. The AP doesn't just have clients in Kansas, you know.
     
  12. Tom Petty

    Tom Petty Guest

    nobody gives a damn about rugby in florida, either.
     
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