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Memphis looks for college basketball writer

Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by publicenemy, Jun 25, 2006.

  1. spinning27

    spinning27 New Member

    Just my opinion, but I don't think there's any question the Memphis job is better.

    Memphis is a bigger city. Bigger paper. Better sports section.

    Birmingham may have nice suburbs, but its downtown area is downright scary. The whole town has a rundown, ugly, industrial feel to it.
  2. HoopsMcCann

    HoopsMcCann Active Member

    i don't know which is better, but i do know i applied for memphis and not birmingham
  3. mmm, designing women. now there's a quality show.
  4. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

    From the Moddy pipeline:

    One candidate was in last week. Another one is coming in this week. Decision to be made shortly thereafter. Two in-house candidates are also being considered.

    Neither of the ones who came in from out of town are the DMN writer mentioned earlier in the thread.
  5. Bubba Fett

    Bubba Fett Active Member

    Just stay away on New Year's Eve. Too crowded and totally miserable.
  6. anonymousbob

    anonymousbob New Member

    This may be a great gig, but M-town is not a great city. Check it out and you'll find it is one of the most dangerous cities in America. I've lived there and can attest to the fact that it is a war zone. Sure they have graceland, and a beautiful safe downtown district, but watch the nightly news and you'll see two-three shootings. Amongst the locals it's known as Memphrica-need I say more.
  7. busuncle

    busuncle Member

    FWIW, I llived in Memphis for several years and never heard it referred to as such. Maybe I didn't hang out with the right "locals."

    Memphis has a crime problem, and there are definitely areas of the city to avoid, but it didn't strike me as overwhelmingly worse than any other major city. There are also plenty of nice neighborhoods in the city to choose from -- downtown, midtown or on the east side.
  8. dixiehack

    dixiehack Well-Known Member

    I like both towns, but if you are worried about crime, you are going to be sadly disapointed in Memphis.

    Memphis is bigger, and has the Grizzlies to boot. Close to Tunica casinos (hence the boxing beat) and is a hub for Northwestern (not sure if that's a plus or minus).

    Birmingham has nicer scenery (unless you dig cotton fields over mountains), a shorter commute from the nice suburbs and is less isolated from other metro areas. Plus the newspaper is Newhouse (as opposed to Scripps-Howard).
  9. MCEchan36

    MCEchan36 Guest

    What are the chances the C-A is looking for a baseball writer, either for the Redbirds or some other baseball beat? I've been bottled up at MiLB.com's NY office for the last two years and I think I could use a change.
  10. SportsScribe5

    SportsScribe5 Member

    Has this been narrowed down to four finalists? Two in-house and two outsiders? Just curious.
  11. spinning27

    spinning27 New Member

    That's the word.
  12. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

    From the Moddy pipeline:

    Outside candidates are dan wolken from colorado springs (a vandy grad) and somebody who covers uconn (though i'm not sure who)
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