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Story on the nightmare of covering the Knicks

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by ondeadline, Nov 28, 2007.

  1. ondeadline

    ondeadline Active Member

    If you think your job is rough, check out the plight of the reporters on the Knicks beat.

    <a href="http://www.observer.com/2007/life-knicks-hell?page=0%2C0">
    Access is minimal and the Knicks minions are making a note of everything that is said in interviews.</a>
  2. wickedwritah

    wickedwritah Guest

    This Watkins guy sounds like Baghdad Bob.
  3. Double Down

    Double Down Well-Known Member

    This is the epitome of childish behavior for a media relations department:

  4. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    Amazing that media professionals don't realize that by treating reporters with disdain, they get more of the negative stuff they would like to avoid in the first place.
  5. PhilaYank36

    PhilaYank36 Guest

    Even though it would never happen, what kind of a statement would it make if the NY print media boycotted the Knicks for a few games. No columns, no gamers, no features. Just a box score in the league page and that's it. It probably wouldn't matter much to the Knicks, who seem like they'd actually want this to happen, but how strong of a statement would that be to the rest of the country & the NBA? Stern would probably be as livid as all get out.
  6. wickedwritah

    wickedwritah Guest

    Should the Post put an asterisk next to the Knicks on the NBA standings page to label them for "idiocy"?
  7. Norman Stansfield

    Norman Stansfield Active Member

    Great, great story.

    I'm surprised that the NBA office hasn't gotten involved in this at any level, especially considering it's based in the same city and it's one of the league's highest-profile franchises.

    Certainly doesn't look good to anyone on the outside looking in.
  8. wickedwritah

    wickedwritah Guest

    They'll rig the draft again so the Knicks get the No. 1 pick. It's happened before.
  9. Cousin Jeffrey

    Cousin Jeffrey Active Member

    I've never seen media members complain so publically about a current beat like that before. It's amazing how they treat Isola.
  10. playthrough

    playthrough Moderator Staff Member

    No doubt. Taking a guy off an e-mail list for basic team info is the height of pettiness. I bet the commissioner would take note if a few more papers followed the Star-Ledger's lead and just said "forget it".
  11. Screwball

    Screwball Member

    “We all know what it’s like to cover a normal team,” said Mr. Beck, who previously reported on the Lakers for the L.A. Daily News. “Covering the Knicks is so much worse.”

    Wow. Just wow. The Shaq-Kobe-Phil Soap Opera du Jour Lakers, the team where beat guys had to chase players into the parking lot in the hope of getting a brief comment as they drove away ... and in comparison to the Knicks that was "a normal team."
  12. Norman Stansfield

    Norman Stansfield Active Member

    Maybe the league took pity on Isola, and that's why it hired him to co-host their studio show on game nights on NBA TV.
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