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Sun-Times freelancer scolds high school basketball team

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Walter Lippmann, Feb 23, 2014.

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  2. Sam Mills 51

    Sam Mills 51 Active Member

    Re: Sun-Tines freelancer scolds high school basketball team

    "We are not the story. We are the story tellers."
     
  3. HanSenSE

    HanSenSE Well-Known Member

    Re: Sun-Tines freelancer scolds high school basketball team

    Cannot be reposted enough. Thanks, spnited.
     
  4. playthrough

    playthrough Moderator Staff Member

    Re: Sun-Tines freelancer scolds high school basketball team

    Would he have rather them played a five-overtime deadline killer?
     
  5. Roscablo

    Roscablo Member

    Re: Sun-Tines freelancer scolds high school basketball team

    Yeah. We've all watched shitty games. You just mock them in your own mind, file and move on. I can't imagine what would possess one enough to do that.
     
  6. mediaguy

    mediaguy Active Member

    Re: Sun-Tines freelancer scolds high school basketball team

    Sun-Tines? What the fork?
     
  7. expendable

    expendable Well-Known Member

    Stupid to start a fight you can't win.
     
  8. JimmyHoward33

    JimmyHoward33 Well-Known Member

    The coach let a writer in the locker room to deliver a stern talking to? Wait what?
     
  9. mpcincal

    mpcincal Well-Known Member

    I'm still puzzled how all this came about. Did the coach ask the writer to talk to the team, or did the writer just walk into the locker room and start lecturing them? The story doesn't say.
     
  10. Double J

    Double J Active Member

    Something unclear about this, too:

    (The video was shot by Mike Kosman of websportschicago.com. He wouldn’t speak on the record – he didn’t sound happy with me – and hinted that he would be taking the video down. Update: He did.)

    Why would the guy have posted the video in the first place if he didn't want attention drawn to it? Or did he post it because he actually thought the lecture was a good thing?
     
  11. fossywriter8

    fossywriter8 Active Member

    The Sun-Times should have paid the videographer for the video the posted it to the newspaper's site. Think of the web clicks it would be brought.
    Then the powers that be could have condemned his actions while still benefiting from them.
    I know that sounds like sarcasm, but I'm actually surprised someone in a suit didn't do it.
     
  12. trounced

    trounced Active Member

    Some of the Sun-Times freelance articles are really poor. I saw a preps article last spring and the entire article had the players for each team flip-flopped and that was only the beginning of the mess.
     
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