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New Orleans Pelicans Beat

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by justgladtobehere, May 1, 2018.

  1. justgladtobehere

    justgladtobehere Well-Known Member

    The Ringer has a piece about covering the Pelicans. Three 'non-bloggy' reporters, one whose paper prints home delivers three days a week and stopped going on the road when Cousins was injured, one for whom it is a second job, and the team's website guy.

    How the New Orleans Pelicans Became the Loneliest Beat in the NBA

    [edit about print schedule]
    Last edited: May 2, 2018
  2. lcjjdnh

    lcjjdnh Well-Known Member

    I don’t understand how you could (or why you’d want to) moonlight as a professional basketball beat writer.
  3. playthrough

    playthrough Moderator Staff Member

    I can see how you could, having virtually no competition in a soft market. He's not fighting every day for scoops against a stout local media and the national outlets. As for the "want to," there's a lot of people who would do it for peanuts, just to be on press row and feel like they're a part of it. Obviously around these parts, we don't see it as that romantic.
  4. daytonadan1983

    daytonadan1983 Well-Known Member

    Orlando's down to about the same. A couple of former beat regulars string for AP. And Sports Exchange cutting back cost another former regular his lucrative stringing gig.
  5. inthesuburbs

    inthesuburbs Member

    Last week I learned there is an NBA team called the Pelicans. Has this been going on for a long time?
  6. LanceyHoward

    LanceyHoward Well-Known Member

    The Orlando Sentinel does not have a beat writer on the most prominent pro team in their market?
  7. Fran Curci

    Fran Curci Well-Known Member

    Josh Robbins lists himself as Orlando Sentinel beat writer for the Magic .... and he just tweeted an item on their coaching search.
  8. daytonadan1983

    daytonadan1983 Well-Known Member

    Josh is about the only regular newspaper person left.
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