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Sports copy editor, Austin American-Statesman

Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by Basil Exposition, Jan 20, 2007.

  1. Oz

    Oz Well-Known Member

    As far as working in college towns, to echo what everyone else has already said, there probably aren't many better places to be.
  2. GuessWho

    GuessWho Active Member

    Yeah, try telling the Longhorns what a homer Kirk Bohls is and let us know the reaction you get. ::)
  3. zman82

    zman82 Member

    thanks for the heads up basil. being a former austin resident dying to get back, i'm all over it. and by the way, being a former austinite i can say that many a longhorn fan hates bohls.
  4. brettwatson

    brettwatson Active Member

    Most papers in college towns are viewed as homers. Goes with the territorry. Statesman is at the top of the list (in my view) of being able to produce quality journalism, maintain their journalistic integrity and still be able to communicate with the UT movers and shakers.

    Most other papers in college towns are well below the Statesman in this area.

    And I have never worked for the Statesman.
  5. lurking

    lurking New Member

    Any news on this one?
  6. boots

    boots New Member

    No and don't expect anything any time soon. June could be a good time the position MAY be filled according to what I've been told.
  7. writing irish

    writing irish Active Member

    Wow, the Statesman, a daily in the capital of an powerful, populous state does a more professional job of covering the local university's sports than most small-town college papers. And they have a writer who's critical sometimes. I stand corrected...indeed, I bow to the Statesman, that paragon of sports sections.
  8. zman82

    zman82 Member

    so the phone should start ringing in april, right?
  9. boots

    boots New Member

    Don't be surprised if it rings later. And if the economy takes that dreaded mid-year dip, it won't ring at all.
  10. zman82

    zman82 Member

    as if my paycheck didn't already do it, thanks for bringing me down a bit more boots.
  11. boots

    boots New Member

    Hey, that's what friends are for.
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