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More stringer problems

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Smallpotatoes, Jan 24, 2007.

  1. 2underpar

    2underpar Active Member

    It was a high school hockey game, not the stanley cup, and he's a stringer, not a full-timer. How many people on this board knew what business they were cut out for in high school? You run him off now, he won't be back, at least not for you. You take the time to teach him and you might have a valuable stringer for at least the next few years and possibly a good employee later on.
    Or you can say screw it, the 17-year-old kid should be churning out pulitzer high school gamers by now and he can't even find a frickin' roster, so just move on to the next guy.
  2. Gold

    Gold Active Member

    Smasher: I knew the basics and took a journalism course. The first story I ever wrote for a daily newspaper, I covered a wrestling match. I got quotes, but I wrote the story in chronological order from the lightest weight to the heavyweight. Looking back 30 years later, I can't believe how stupid I was. But the paper was satisfied because I could spell and the grammar was not horrible. The place was a wrestling area, so when they found out I liked and knew about basketball, they were more than happy to send me to basketball games.
  3. Smasher_Sloan

    Smasher_Sloan Active Member

    No matter how crappy the story may have been, you got the names of the participants, right?
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