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Piniella Skips Media Session--is this really a story?

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by 21, Apr 25, 2007.

  1. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    I'm not sure it deserved a headline... It's a note...
  2. 21

    21 Well-Known Member

    I keep wondering why it bothered me....I think it was the headline treatment. We keep talking about how the readers don't care how we do our job; this just screamed (at me, anyway), 'We had a hard time doing our job!'

    It's not a big deal...I just wanted to see if anyone else winced. I defer to the wise opinions on this thread.
  3. Johnny Dangerously

    Johnny Dangerously Well-Known Member

    Yeah, after thinking about it, the headline treatment does make a difference. I still say it's a note, but headline material? Not so sure. I guess someone decided it was the best note, or the longest, so it needed to be the lede.

    I've argued about this during redesign meetings -- when I make a case for standing notebook headers for each team, headers that don't need a headline for the lede item (but can be replace by a headline when needed). Or, if the lede item really begs for a headline, maybe it's a stand-alone story, huh?

    Sometimes your notebook is filled with notes that don't deserve a headline.

    UMass players get first taste of gumbo

    Just run it under a standing head that says NCAA Regional Notes or something more catchy, unless it's important enough to be a story. If it is, make it a story with a headline.
  4. I think it's a headline today because he's explaining why he didn't meet with the media yesterday, which was written about in all the Cubs-Brewers gamers.

    You don't think Cubs fans went straight to this story?
  5. Claws for Concern

    Claws for Concern Active Member

    Not a story. Mark Prior out for the rest of 2007? Also not news.
  6. da man

    da man Well-Known Member

    Actually, I kind of do want to see that. From a distance, of course.
  7. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    Well, since baseball writers absolutely cannot function without access to the source, this is front-page news.
  8. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

    Is Soriano out for the year yet? Not that I'm bitter or anything.
  9. He went to the Cubs, Moddy. Isn't that punishment enough? The only thing worse he might've done to incur supernatural forces of doom upon him is build a mansion on Indian burial ground.
  10. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

    He went to the Cubs because he "wants to win."
    Sack of shit.
    Say "I went because they offered me buttpiles of cash." I can respect that.
    The Nats may only win 20 games this year. Or maybe only 10. As long as three are against the Cubs, I can live with that. Well, as long as he's drilled in three games.
    But I'm not bitter or anything.
  11. ballscribe

    ballscribe Active Member

    After watching parts of the last few games on satellite, Moddy, I'd say Soriano made the right call.
    It's not even about how many you lose, but how badly you lose. And they're baaaaaaaad.
    But I'm not bitter or anything. :D
  12. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    Blowing off one game isn't news. It's a note. But if he makes a habit of it then it's a story. And he'd probably get fined for it too.

    How he hasn't gone postal yet is beyond me. Ronny Cedeno getting thrown out at second on a walk in the ninth inning of a one run game should have been good for a few "shits" and "fucks" in the postgame at least.
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