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Prep Football Sections

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by BH33, Jun 23, 2009.

  1. BH33

    BH33 Member

    Outside of Texas, does anyone do prep football preview sections anymore?
  2. RickStain

    RickStain Well-Known Member

    We did one at my old shop in Illinois, and we do a "Fall sports" preview section where I am now, which is 80% football.

    We're actually already starting work on it, which makes me very happy.
  3. spud

    spud Member

    We do. Ours was 30 pages last year. I'd imagine it'll be closer to 20 this year.
  4. CarltonBanks

    CarltonBanks New Member

    32-64 pages here in Ohio

    JNEWFIFTY Member

    somewhere around 80-90 for us
  6. 2underpar

    2underpar Active Member

    ours was 48 pages last year, down six pages from the year before. Likely will stay the same this year.
  7. SCEditor

    SCEditor Active Member

    We do a 24-page broadsheet for a 16K daily. Our advertising was up 14 percent from my first year to second year here. I have no idea what it'll be like for the third year.
  8. HejiraHenry

    HejiraHenry Well-Known Member

    Of course. We have done a combined high school/college tab in recent years that has ranged from 56 to 72 pages.

    This year, there's some talk of breaking them up with a total page count in the 72-76 range.
  9. Bubbler

    Bubbler Well-Known Member

    We've tried to revive ours, but no one wants to buy ads to support it. Oh wait! Maybe our ad department sucks!
  10. JakeandElwood

    JakeandElwood Well-Known Member

    48 page fall preview that has football and pres on the other fall sports.
  11. Hank_Scorpio

    Hank_Scorpio Active Member

    Yea, if an ad department can't sell a football tab, they just ain't trying.

    I could walk down any main street in any town (especially the smaller towns) and sell enough ads to make it work.

    Sounds like your ad department was just like my last one, do as little work as possible.
  12. BigJim5190

    BigJim5190 Member

    I'm actually going to crib some notes for ours in a week or so. Never too early.

    Which reminds me, will there be another tab trade set up this season? Tremendously happy with the turnout on here last year.
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