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NYT confirms it: Print reporters being lured away by ESPN

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by DanOregon, Dec 24, 2007.

  1. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    Following on the heels of similar stories by the WSJ and Slate's Jack Shafer:

    http://www.nytimes.com/2007/12/24/business/media/24sportswriters.html?ref=media&pagewanted=all

    The thing I haven't read in any of the stories was why ESPN targeted these particular journos and if it indicates something bigger down the line. Because right now they are only competing with themselves.

    And are we to expect any more big announcements in the next few weeks?
     
  2. Damaramu

    Damaramu Member

    Makes me wish I'd come along a bit before now so I could've made it to the top by now and had the experience and name(and well talent hopefully) to be snatched up like that.

    150,000 a year sounds much nicer than my current 23,000.
     
  3. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    I think more than the money, the thing I envy about those lured by ESPN is that they have the resources and time to do the kind of writing and reporting you'd want to do. Larger pieces, pieces that have some weight to them, instead of a round-up of the local bowling league or daily twattle just to "fill the paper up."
     
  4. TyWebb

    TyWebb Well-Known Member

    I majored in twattle at UGA.
     
  5. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

    Yes. One huge one just got done. The son of a bitch swore me to secrecy until the contracts were signed. Man of honor that I am, I agreed.
     
  6. Simon_Cowbell

    Simon_Cowbell Active Member

    INteresting part of the article is the thought that trickle-up salary is happening newspapers' sports departments, while all other editorial sections are contracting like crazy.
     
  7. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    It's OK. you can tell them the good news about me.
     
  8. hockeybeat

    hockeybeat Guest

    You're up to nine seconds? Mazel.
     
  9. dooley_womack1

    dooley_womack1 Well-Known Member

    Yeah, ESPN probably has the resources for big-time news gathering, but will they get to it? Yahoo Sports is making much more impact in that area.
     
  10. da man

    da man Well-Known Member

    I thought you majored in twatwaffle.
     
  11. hockeybeat

    hockeybeat Guest

    Yahoo Sports is serious about the gathering and reporting of news. ESPN seems to be more interested in having the best collection of names and faces on television.
     
  12. ondeadline

    ondeadline Active Member

    ESPN does a fine job of confirming what's already been reported, though.
     
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