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Sean Jensen returning to Pioneer Press?

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Chest Rockwell, Aug 7, 2013.

  1. Chest Rockwell

    Chest Rockwell New Member

    Serious buzz at Vikings training camp is that fired Sun Times Bears beat guy returning to take over former job in Minnesota. If true should shake things up on the beat. Jensen broke a lot of news there for the PP back in the '00s
  2. Fran Curci

    Fran Curci Well-Known Member

    Any idea why S-T fired him?
  3. alanpagerules

    alanpagerules Member

    That would be a heck of hiring/addition for the PP. Kudos to them if true ...
  4. Joe Williams

    Joe Williams Well-Known Member

    Heard a while back that Jensen still kept a home in Minnesota and that his career is way secondary compared to his spouse's corporate job. Have known folks who have worked with him who didn't enjoy the association, but it wasn't always clear if it was earned via people skills, a reaction to his ambition or what. Didn't realize the S-T "fired" anyone though.
  5. Versatile

    Versatile Active Member

    I didn't think he was fired. From Chicago Now: http://bit.ly/1evqQV3
  6. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    Sean has his share of issues, but he's a very good reporter.
  7. tmr

    tmr Member

    Take away the question mark.

    "I am pleased to welcome back Sean Jensen @seankjensen to help cover the #Vikings for the @PioneerPress while we are between beat writers."

  8. boundforboston

    boundforboston Well-Known Member

    What does he mean by between beat writers? Is Jensen just contracted for the time being?
  9. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    Yeah, I thought that was strange too...
  10. Joe Williams

    Joe Williams Well-Known Member

    Yeah, it's asking too much for people in the communication business to actually be clear in their communications.

    If it's a staff hire, say it. If it's a contract thing, say it. If they're hiring Jensen back but not classifying him as a "beat writer," say it.

    If that's too much to ask for 140 characters, take 280 or 420.

    The world of office memos and editor meetings has done more to damage the newspaper industry than the Internet, by far.
  11. Versatile

    Versatile Active Member

    The audience of that tweet isn't a bunch of gossipy sports writers. It serves the readership just fine.
  12. Joe Williams

    Joe Williams Well-Known Member

    Now that the Minneapolis paper is going to be between beat writers, too, maybe Jensen can whip up a bidding war for his freelance/contract services.
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