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Phillies threaten to revoke credentials for tweeting during interviews

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Della9250, Mar 27, 2019.

  1. poindexter

    poindexter Well-Known Member

    Yeah. Super duper duper important.

    If a team has more than two important press conferences a year, I'd be shocked. Less if you aren't signing/re-signing a Harper or Trout. Or fire your manager.

    Get bent, Phils.
  2. Doc Holliday

    Doc Holliday Well-Known Member

    Who fucking cares? So what if you can or can't tweet. This is such a dumb fight it's not worth fighting.
  3. HanSenSE

    HanSenSE Well-Known Member

    Because a sport in danger of losing another generation of fans should cut off one of the ways the generation takes in news. Must protect the RSN.
  4. Twirling Time

    Twirling Time Well-Known Member

    If the postgame presser happens at 1 a.m. ET because the damn game's too long, who's reading the tweets or watching anyway?
  5. Fredrick

    Fredrick Well-Known Member

    If Fredrick is growing old, tell me and I'll stop. But I felt compelled to weigh in again on Twitter. Why oh why are newspapers so beholden to getting the news out on Twitter? It has nothing concrete to do with making money for the newspaper company. Nothing. I realize it is THE WAY to do business today. Part of the handbook, page one is the edict, "Tweet the news when you get it then write the story." My question is ... why is that valuable again? The Phillies are out of line, though.
  6. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    I've found how easy it is just to ignore and forget about the things which make it that much harder for me to gain access.

    I mean, I'm not searching out real-time info on Phillies' press conferences. Or Indians or Cavs or Browns. If I'm driving and listening to sports talk and they cut into one, maybe I'll listen. But if I'm checking Twitter and find out there's a press conference and the Phillies guys can't tweet about it, I'm not running somewhere to tune in and watch. I'm forgetting about it.
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  7. cake in the rain

    cake in the rain Active Member

    If it's a press conference with 100 people in an auditorium, that's one thing. But if -- as if often the case in baseball -- it's just a group of four or five reporters, then I think it's disrespectful both to your colleagues and to the person you're interviewing to be live-tweeting. Why is it so hard to wait five minutes?
  8. It's the reporter's job to get information out to the public quickly. Tweeting quotes from a press conference is the fastest way to do that.

    The NBA has gone the other way. Not only can you tweet, they also don't care if you live stream (on Periscope or other such services) from a press conference.
  9. JC

    JC Well-Known Member

    People on the west coast
  10. PaperClip529

    PaperClip529 Active Member

    This. I just can’t buy that the “We have to get the information out to our readers ASAP” rational supercedes common decency. I almost get offended when I look around a media scrum and see a coach/player trying to direct an answer to a reporter who is busy tweeting away. Put away your phone and finish the interview. There is a 99.9% chance that whatever you wanted to tweet isn’t that important anyways (maybe you’ll even get more context if you wait and do more reporting...). The person you’re chatting with will appreciate you looking at them instead of your phones.

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  11. jlee

    jlee Well-Known Member

    If a reporter is tweeting incorrect or misleading information because s/he isn’t focused enough, or if the interviewees find it rude, that seems like something that can be sorted out one-on-one. I don’t see a need for a blanket rule.
  12. JimmyHoward33

    JimmyHoward33 Well-Known Member

    This. And how is one able to ask questions if their nose is in their phone? They’re basically transcribing the questions of others in the scrum, not contributing. Thats rude.
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