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New rules by U of Wisconsin SID

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by CRM, Aug 10, 2007.

  1. CRM

    CRM Member

    I don't know all the details, but I figure this will make an interesting discussion. Wisconsin has instituted a rule where nothing from their practices can go to the Web until four hours after the practice ends.

    No stories, photos, video or audio, for newspapers or Scout/Rivals. I hope this does not become a trend.
  2. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    If they open practices, there's nothing wrong with that, as long as that's established beforehand.
    Would you prefer closed practices and no access at all as an alternative?
  3. lantaur

    lantaur Active Member

    I wonder if this will be in effect for their night practices (as far as stories; I don't think anyone would allow video of practices to be filmed, but I could be wrong).
  4. What's bad is if real news breaks there.
  5. joe king

    joe king Active Member

    That's ridiculous. As Waylon noted, what if the starting QB tears up his knee? We shouldn't report that? I'd almost prefer closed practices to that kind of crapola. I just don't understand what would prompt the school to make such a rule. Why an embargo on practice information? Are they planning to sell the rights to televise practices?

    It's bullshit, is what it is.
  6. zeke12

    zeke12 Guest

    If real news breaks, you ignore the rule.
  7. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    Absolutely. And when UW starts bitching, remind them that some things are more important.
    A player breaking a finger is one thing; a player dying is another.
  8. Flash

    Flash Guest

    WTF? Welcome to the briefs section ...
  9. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    Beats the hell out of practices being closed.
  10. Some Guy

    Some Guy Active Member

    What are open practices? I've never heard of those.
    Is Bigfoot there?
  11. Some Guy

    Some Guy Active Member

    No, you just can't blog it until the school has had a chance to inform the kid's family that the player is hurt/sick/dead. It can still get in the paper then next day. You can still post on on the web later that night. From a school's perspective, it sounds fair.

    Of course, we hate it.
  12. JLawson

    JLawson Member

    What the hell is the point of the four hours? Did they just pull this number out of a hat?
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