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New Blogger at Sports Illustrated

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by anotherbucket4monsieur, Aug 22, 2011.

  1. Apparently Sports Illustrated has just hired a full time tennis blogger. She runs an irreverent tennis blog called 40 Deuce- http://cowbell.typepad.com/ and it looks like she has more than 4,000 followers on twitter. It looks like a pretty fun blog, but according to the site, her work experience is in the legal profession. Sounds like si.com is going in an interesting new direction....
  2. Johnny Dangerously

    Johnny Dangerously Well-Known Member

    Thanks for stopping by, New Blogger at Sports Illustrated!

    (Waving at Luggies too)
  3. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    They should call it "Throwing a deuce"
  4. Wish it was me! Sadly, it isn't. I'd kill to have a job at S.I.
  5. Piotr Rasputin

    Piotr Rasputin New Member

    "An interesting new direction" for SI.com would involve NOT hiring a bunch of random bloggers.
  6. So they've hired a lot of people with no experience in journalism?
  7. Johnny Dangerously

    Johnny Dangerously Well-Known Member

    Creosote. Paging ...
  8. Madhavok

    Madhavok Well-Known Member

    Random blogging is journalism? A 'friend' of mine has a snowboard industry site - I mean, blog, and he feels he is a good writer. I slam my head against the wall every time I try to read it. Sadly, he has a ton of followers/supporters and is well known.

    Without turning this into another blogging vs journalism debate, is it just an online piece she does for SI or her blog linked to SI?
  9. Versatile

    Versatile Active Member

    The OP was making the opposite point.

    I don't know why this is a thread, but I happen to think Luke Winn (college basketball), Andy Staples (college football) and Zach Lowe (NBA) are outstanding. Piotr, I really hope you weren't pointing at Lowe with that comment. He has produced some of the highest-level thinking on basketball on the Internet.
  10. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    Well, LeBron is good.
  11. KJIM

    KJIM Well-Known Member

  12. SF_Express

    SF_Express Active Member

    I love our entire senior staff, but our bloggers (pretty much all younger) are doing some of the best, most fun work we do, generating tons of readership. Some of it's necessary aggregation of the work of others, some of it's original content. They're generally great, and I'm as old school as they come, but I've pretty much come around on this point: Good is good, and it doesn't matter if you call them "a blogger." That's certainly not a stigma around here anymore; all you have to do is look at the daily numbers report.
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