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Pgh PG starts sports storytelling series

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Cousin Jeffrey, May 4, 2009.

  1. Cousin Jeffrey

    Cousin Jeffrey Active Member

  2. 93Devil

    93Devil Well-Known Member

    Is that on paper or just the internet?
  3. daemon

    daemon Active Member

    Well, they aren't off to a very good start, because the first one is not a story. A cliche-ridden essay that contains zero ounces of fresh perspective? Sure. But not a story.

    But hey, it filled up space and they didn't have to pay anybody to fill it, and I'm sure Tom Matvey's friends and family will all purchase a copy of yesterday's paper.
  4. shotglass

    shotglass Guest

    Hey, at least they're trying something, rather than letting their product dry up and blow away. A lesson to be learned?
  5. ink-stained wretch

    ink-stained wretch Active Member

    I'm sure many readers related to that story. Geez, who would have thought. Something interesting in the newspaper. What we do is not rocket science. Other people can do it as well as us. And, perhaps, they can do it in a voice that occasionally touches more readers that we "professionals". I'll be interested to see where this goes.
  6. I Digress

    I Digress Guest

    Well intentioned, but that was painful to read.
  7. Smasher_Sloan

    Smasher_Sloan Active Member

    That was the shits and may inspire more of the same.
  8. shotglass

    shotglass Guest

    Let it. The faction that doesn't care for the writing style can turn the page.

    But to parrot what inky said, people often enjoy others' writing without the "others" being professionals.
  9. Some Guy

    Some Guy Active Member

    At some point, I'd just rather it dry up and blow away.
  10. EagleMorph

    EagleMorph Member

    It's reader involvement, rather than the staff writers patting themselves on the back by trying to one up each other with style and content. All the contributions come from people outside of the paper.
  11. zagoshe

    zagoshe Well-Known Member

    I could be wrong, it is possible, you know -- but isn't this just a different version of citizen journalism that we've all grown to loathe and make fun of?
  12. tagline

    tagline Member

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