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Next up for embarrassing screw up: Post-Dispatch

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by wicked, Jun 9, 2019.

  1. wicked

    wicked Well-Known Member

  2. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    We sometimes used to have to hold pages to wait because an advertiser would want to run an ad for the home championship team, and we’d have to wait until the game ended before knowing if the ad would run. This meant we couldn’t design the page.

    It was a royal pain in the ass.
     
  3. HanSenSE

    HanSenSE Well-Known Member

    A few years back, the high school football team I covered was playing for the Section title, so circulation prepared a special rack card if they won. They didn't. Soon as I got back to the office, I told the paginator to go in back and make absolutely sure they knew the local lads lost, so do not use that card!
     
  4. ChrisLong

    ChrisLong Well-Known Member

    This happens when management/newsside folks get involved in sports things. They just don't get it.
    One of my stops was in the San Gabriel Valley. That paper put out a special magazine for the Rose Parade and Rose Bowl. The managing editor called us into a meeting in August -- AUGUST -- to begin planning. The first thing she said was, "OK, which teams are going to be playing in the Rose Bowl?"
     
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  5. Vombatus

    Vombatus Well-Known Member

    That is a case of justifiable teabagging.
     
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  6. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    We used to have to give the newside folks touts for the front page. Multiple times, we would be asked, “Florida State doesn’t fit in the box. Can we use Florida instead since it’s a state?”
     
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  7. Deskgrunt50

    Deskgrunt50 Well-Known Member

    This stuff makes me hurt. In the past, it was unforgivable. Now, I feel sick for the battered journalists who are working hard under bad circumstances.
     
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  8. playthrough

    playthrough Moderator Staff Member

    This would have been an amusing footnote had the Blues won last night, but now you can see them losing Game 7 from a mile away and there will be deranged fans that will never forget the local paper for putting the "jinx" on.
     
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  9. wicked

    wicked Well-Known Member

    This is where I stand, especially since it’s very likely zero people from the journalism side were involved.
     
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  10. Raven

    Raven Active Member

    #BoycottPostDispatch #FakeNews #MAGA
     
  11. HanSenSE

    HanSenSE Well-Known Member

    Lest we forget, the Post-Dispatch is a Lee paper. So, obligatory "What was Mary's cut?" post.
     
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  12. Twirling Time

    Twirling Time Well-Known Member

    Dallas' mayor at the time never heard the end of it after holding a meeting in 2006 to plan the Mavs' victory parade with Dallas up 2-0 on the Heat.
     
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