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Special note from The Advocate

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Devin, Sep 12, 2013.

  1. Devin

    Devin Member

    Is this fair to a school like Southern?

    Reduced Southern coverage

    Southern has chosen to limit access of its football team to three players until at least Oct. 5.

    Because of this policy, The Advocate will provide only minimal coverage of Southern’s football team.

    Last week, Southern linebacker Anthony Balancier was quoted by WAFB-TV, Ch. 9, as saying Northwestern State was “horrible.” Northwestern State players and coaches acknowledged they used that statement as motivation while blasting Southern 55-14 in Natchitoches on Saturday.

    Southern has subsequently reduced access to its players to all media and suspended Balancier for the first quarter of the Prairie View game Saturday night.

    http://theadvocate.com/sports/southern/7033064-123/special-note-from-the-advocate
     
  2. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    Southern, you can do that do.

    South Carolina, not so much.

    I imagine Southern will go back to normal within two days.
     
  3. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    SWAC football players talking smack is hilarious. When's the last time a SWAC team beat another Division I team outside their own conference?
     
  4. BrianGriffin

    BrianGriffin Active Member

    As mentioned in another, the SWAC is the worst conference in Division I.

    The Advocate might (should?) find that this policy makes sense on a permanent basis. Add an extra guy on the LSU beat. After all, they need another body to chase after the Les Miles-Oklahoma State scandal...
     
  5. BurnsWhenIPee

    BurnsWhenIPee Well-Known Member

    Love the cluelessness and sense of self-entitlement in the story comments.

    "LSU limits player access all the time. What's the difference?"

    Good point. There's no difference at all between Southern and LSU. None at all ...
     
  6. Versatile

    Versatile Active Member

    You have it backward. Southern needs the exposure from the media. The news media need to cover South Carolina.
     
  7. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    Right. My "you"in this case is the newspaper. A paper can big-time Southern. A paper cannot big-time South Carolina.
     
  8. Versatile

    Versatile Active Member

    Then yes, you're right.
     
  9. Scoop returns

    Scoop returns Member

    Actually, The Advocate needs to cover Southern because it is in the newspaper's backyard. So what Southern may make it difficult to cover but figure it out. Some high schools do the same thing. This is a training ground for some young hungry reporter. Go dig for the news and the access the school is not giving you.
     
  10. SnarkShark

    SnarkShark Well-Known Member

    The Advocate is throwing a hissy fit and giving up. Lame. Sack up and do some reporting.
     
  11. writestuff1

    writestuff1 Member

    Southern is stupid for doing that because it needs all the pub it can get. On the flip side, however, The Advocate would not flex its muscle in such a fashion if it were LSU. Granted, the programs are not nearly on par with one another, but they both are in Baton Rouge. If LSU were to completely cut off Les Miles and the players in light of the Oklahoma State situation, there is no way The Advocate would cut back on LSU coverage. Southern is short-sighted but The Advocate is picking on the little guy to make a point.
     
  12. jr/shotglass

    jr/shotglass Well-Known Member

    That's how I look at it.

    Some journalists and companies need this stamped on their collective foreheads: It's not about you.
     
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