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So the Sun now works for the Post?

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Moderator1, May 18, 2010.

  1. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

    OK, before my friends at the Post jump on my throat, let me be clear that I still love the Post. Always been one of my favorites, remains one of my favorites. The Post is dealing with the same stuff as everyone else and I think it has handled things better than most. It also does probably the best job of any paper with the print-Web marriage/balance/whatever you want to call it.

    Huge Post fan.

    Still, I got a chuckle out of this today when I went to read about the 20 people who showed up to watch the Orioles-Royals:

    By Baltimore Sun
    Washington Post Staff Writer
    Tuesday, May 18, 2010

    At least the Sun was able to find a job!
    You can even click on the byline to send an e-mail to Baltimore Sun.
  2. imjustagirl

    imjustagirl Active Member

    I assumed you meant New York Post.
  3. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

    Why? For those of us who grew up in the Mid-Atlantic, THE Post is the one in Washington. No knock on that other Post, which I also enjoy.
  4. writingump

    writingump Member

    Guess this didn't gain the Moddy Seal of Approval (lol).
  5. imjustagirl

    imjustagirl Active Member

    Because for those of us who DIDN'T grow up in the Mid-Atlantic, THE Post is the one in New York. :D
  6. Flying Headbutt

    Flying Headbutt Moderator Staff Member

    No it's not. Not really. Maybe for you. But I think most newsies think "Post" they immediately go to the Graham paper.
  7. imjustagirl

    imjustagirl Active Member

    To be fair, I obviously lean toward tabloids. Hell, when I read "The Sun" I was about 50-50 between Baltimore and London.
  8. Mystery Meat II

    Mystery Meat II Well-Known Member

    Actually, I thought for sure it was about the UK Sun. There goes the WaPo's market share in Liverpool!
  9. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    As a former reader of the Dallas Morning News, been there, done that.
  10. Ben_Hecht

    Ben_Hecht Active Member

    Once upon a time, the WashPo had a great sports section.
  11. Versatile

    Versatile Active Member

    The Post still does have a great sports section. Perhaps not as great as it once was, but still great. Tom Boswell, Mike Wise and Sally Jenkins are always worth a read, Barry Svrluga is a heavyweight features writer, and Adam Kilgore, Rick Maese/Jason Reid, Tarik El-Bashir and Michael Lee are among the best beat reporters in their respective sports.

    Now, this error clearly comes from the Post's decision to remove titles from the paper. My guess is, they have a form of routing system to post material online, and because these days "The Baltimore Sun" goes as a byline in the print edition, it probably got formatted as such in the web edition.

    Silly error, yes, but hardly a commentary on the paper as a whole.
  12. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

    Agree, versatile. I reiterate my love for the Post. I just thought it, um, interesting given these times in the ol' biz.

    Read the print version today, didn't notice too many ads in sports.
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