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Mercury News seeks digital sports fiends

Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by BANG Sports, Jul 26, 2017.

  1. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    Interesting question - as a writer, who would you rather cover - the Lakers or the Warriors? I'd personally go with the Lakers, but in the biz these days, getting a new gig probably buys you two years, staying where you're at is a risk.
  2. Spartan Squad

    Spartan Squad Well-Known Member

    Oh that's not even a question. One has LaVar Ball. That's all you need to know to take the other.
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  3. ss90

    ss90 Member

    Just for anyone who is curious about these things: Tim Kawakami, the sports columnist who left the Mercury News to become The Athletic Bay Area editor, said on the Sports Illustrated media podcast that one of the reasons he took the job was because he felt that the "Merc" headed over an inevitable cliff. Something to be mindful of, especially if you are older, more experienced and more expensive.
  4. Fran Curci

    Fran Curci Active Member

    I read that Dieter Kurtenbach was hired, as he put it, to be sports columnist at Bay Area News Group. Did he replace one of the longtime columnists, Purdy or Kawakami?
    Last edited: Sep 14, 2017
  5. HanSenSE

    HanSenSE Well-Known Member

    Purdy retired. Kawakami heads up The Athletic in the Bay area and Marcus Thompson followed him. So, yeah, in the course of a month, BANG had no full-time columnist.
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