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One year later... Whitlock talks to The Big Lead again...

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Mizzougrad96, Oct 9, 2007.

  1. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    This interview is why The Big Lead is so much fucking better than SMG and their fluffy interviews...


    It's just great.
  2. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    This makes it a little easier...

  3. andyouare?

    andyouare? Guest

    "on blast"!
  4. playthrough

    playthrough Moderator Staff Member

    Interesting read. Very pointed commentary on what APSE awards have done for newspapers. Not sure I agree, but not sure I can disagree either.

    In defense of SMG, Mizzou, it is more about the craft of writing/reporting. Totally different goals from what TBL is trying to achieve. And I like them both.
  5. dooley_womack1

    dooley_womack1 Well-Known Member

    I noticed this question:

    Q: What should newspapers be doing in the new millennium? And why not leave newspapers all together and go strictly to the net where all the sports fans are anyway?

    God, what an a-hole.
  6. thebiglead

    thebiglead Member

    I think it's a legit question in light of all the recent hires by Yahoo, ESPN and other internet sites.
  7. dooley_womack1

    dooley_womack1 Well-Known Member

    Your last sentence is unsupportable, and top columnists in newspapers outnumber those on the Internet by a large factor still. Jeff Passen going to Yahoo isn't the dagger for newspapers.
  8. bigpern23

    bigpern23 Well-Known Member

    I love this line:

    "Albom and APSE poisoned the art of column writing and turned the job into an exercise in writing feature stories that the subjects can frame and hang in their basements."

    I've had similar thoughts for a long time.
  9. thebiglead

    thebiglead Member

    Who said anything about a dagger? I think you're reaching. Fact: more than a couple writers have left newspapers for the net in the last year. Is Whitlock next? Legit question.

    Of course columnists outnumber those on the internet ... there are four, maybe five sites. There are far more newspapers.
  10. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    I agree completely. Newspapers are in trouble and the only big hires lately seem to be going to the websites. It's a sign of what's to come.
  11. dooley_womack1

    dooley_womack1 Well-Known Member

    So there are no sports fans reading newspapers? Typical "let's kill all the newspapers" snark.
  12. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    Well, the websites aren't asking their employees to take buyouts...
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