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Paper office to team office, is it plausible?

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by bl67550, Feb 22, 2010.

  1. bl67550

    bl67550 Member

    So here's my plan.
    I figure I finish up in school in a few months, actually luck out and find a job in or around a major city (Charlotte, NC in this case) and from there work my ass off, build contacts and hopefully one day find an 'in' with an actual pro or semi-pro team.
    I love journalism, but if it stays like this, then its not a long-term career choice.
    What do you guys think, is this a legitimate possibility, or are teams and journalists so divided that I will inevitable burn that one bridge I might have crossed.
  2. Smasher_Sloan

    Smasher_Sloan Active Member

    It happens. Jack Brennan, Cincinnati Bengals, for example. Tom McMillan, Pittsburgh Penguins. Frank Brown, National Hockey League.

    If you're going to work for a "semi-pro" team, you'd probably be better off at 7-Eleven.
  3. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    Going from a newspaper to a team or league is no big deal if that's what you want to do.

    Finding a newspaper job in or around a major city may be your stumbling block. You are probably better off trying to get hired at some low level job working for a pro team and working your way up.
  4. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

    Didn't Carolina Panthers GM Marty Hurney cover the Skins for the Washington Times?
  5. txsportsscribe

    txsportsscribe Active Member

    no probably to it
  6. Harry Doyle

    Harry Doyle Member

    David Kahn, GM of the T-Wolves, was a reporter at The Oregonian. How the Ricky Rubio situation plays out will give us a better idea of how we can judge Oregonian reporters on the whole.
  7. zebracoy

    zebracoy Guest

    An apostrophe.
  8. bl67550

    bl67550 Member

    Funny, as usual, I dont care, its a forum.
  9. Rumpleforeskin

    Rumpleforeskin Active Member

    That's a winning attitude.
  10. RedSmithClone

    RedSmithClone Active Member

    What happened to playing like we practice?

    Practice? Practice? We're talkin' about practice?
  11. zebracoy

    zebracoy Guest

    It's also a forum for professional writers who are paid (poorly) to use the English language correctly.

    Try taking that attitude of yours into the job market when you graduate and see how far it gets you. You know nothing. You will not be successful until you understand that.
  12. novelist_wannabe

    novelist_wannabe Well-Known Member

    On the one hand, everything on here doesn't have to be Stepford writing. Then again, writers who can proofread their own work are becoming increasingly valuable. I think that's a key point here.
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