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Slick move, ESPN

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Alma, Jul 26, 2020.

  1. Alma

    Alma Well-Known Member

  2. Flip Wilson

    Flip Wilson Well-Known Member

    Good on Holly Rowe for calling out ESPN on that. I really like her. She was in town for a game a few years ago and I managed to get a request to her to visit the sportswriting class I was teaching that semester. She came and talked to my students and was just awesome.
  3. JimmyHoward33

    JimmyHoward33 Well-Known Member

    Seems there’s been a lot of this kind of thing on social since games returned..... I’ve seen several videos of MLB teams kneeling “before the anthem.”

    are they then standing during the song? Its unclear. Some are. Personally I think the pre-song show of support then standing when it starts is a good middle ground, supports the cause and cuts off the “disrespect the flag” people but its not clear if thats what some of these teams are aiming for
  4. wicked

    wicked Well-Known Member

    The tweet was probably written by some overworked 24-year-old who’s also updating the website and doing 20 other things. I obviously agree with Holly in principle, but look at it from a 30,000-foot view too.
    Double Down likes this.
  5. hondo

    hondo Well-Known Member

    All the dumb ass who was writing the tweet had to do was click on the video and hear no music in the background as the players were leaving.
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  6. wicked

    wicked Well-Known Member

    Well, yes, but when you’re in the trenches like that...

    My last boss was insane and he would demand the tweet get out nownownow. You had no safety net for stuff like this. You were just trying to get out as much content as possible before you got yelled at for missing something else.

    I’m not trying to say ESPN.com editors are like that, but mine was. Even at 4 a.m. You basically feel like you’re tearing up A1 and redoing it for your entire shift.

    I agree with all of these things on principle. Unfortunately understaffed newsrooms mean you’re walking a tightrope constantly. A slight gust out of nowhere, and you’re falling off.

    Apologies for the defensiveness, but if you really think someone is sitting there on a Saturday afternoon and not overworked, while they’re constantly being reminded of how great they have it because they’re working at (name of major media outlet) and everyone wants their job, I don’t know what to tell you.
  7. Tech Trojan

    Tech Trojan New Member

    Stop your whining. Newspapers suck and the ones where I had to babysit idiot millennial s like you are even worse.
  8. wicked

    wicked Well-Known Member

    Funny, I’m not a millennial. Thanks for the feedback, though.
  9. Batman

    Batman Well-Known Member

    Wow. That came out of nowhere.
  10. wicked

    wicked Well-Known Member

    Pretty sure it’s Fredrick’s alter ego.
  11. Raven

    Raven Well-Known Member

    Where did you work?
  12. PCLoadLetter

    PCLoadLetter Well-Known Member

    Did he forget the logins for all the others?
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