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Should I become a sportswriter?

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Duespayer, Apr 12, 2007.

  1. Duespayer

    Duespayer New Member

    Hello everybody.

    I have a English paper due next week. I want to do something on newspapers. Does it have a future type thing.

    I would appreciate some honest insight on the industry. What's wrong with it? Why is it failing?

    Thanks everybody.
  2. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    Spend 3 good hours reading posts from this site and you'll have plenty of material.
  3. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    Why don't you go to ESPN.com or CBSsportsline.com or Yahoo.com or aol.com and try to see if you can interview one of the many top-flight former newspaper columnists who are now exclusively or partially online columnists.
  4. fishwrapper

    fishwrapper Active Member

    There's a crisis in the newspaper industry?
  5. Big Buckin' agate_monkey

    Big Buckin' agate_monkey Active Member

  6. Appgrad05

    Appgrad05 Active Member

  7. fishwrapper

    fishwrapper Active Member

    Succinct and to the point.
  8. Walter_Sobchak

    Walter_Sobchak Active Member

    What they said.
  9. Leo Mazzone

    Leo Mazzone Member

  10. budcrew08

    budcrew08 Active Member

    how sarcastic of you... but it seems oh so true.
  11. Leo Mazzone

    Leo Mazzone Member

    Yes. Apologies if you're being sincere, but that was my first reaction.

    In seriousness, what Ace said. Try contacting someone from your local paper. Try PM'ing some folks on here who have shown some strong feelings on the matter and see if they'll go on the record. I think it'd be hard pass off JoeBlow from SportsJournalists.com as a legitimate source.

    good luck.
  12. budcrew08

    budcrew08 Active Member

    I wasn't getting on you, Leo. I meant it to mean that you probably have the right idea.
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