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Texas Monthly's Gary Cartwright to take on "the sorry state of sports writing."

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by finishthehat, Apr 22, 2009.

  1. finishthehat

    finishthehat Active Member

    Texas Monthly subscribers get an e-mail letter from the editor talking about the issue that's just come out, and usually there's a PS on what the next issue will contain.

    This edition included this:


    Senior editor Pamela Colloff's story of teenagers, sex, and murder in East Texas; senior editor Katy Vine's profile of the most fabulous Dallas party planner ever; senior editor Gary Cartwright's screed on the sorry state of sports writing; and an indispensable guide to summer weekend trips, from beaches to dude ranches.

    Just passing it on.
  2. Small Town Guy

    Small Town Guy Well-Known Member

    Sweet, a screed. Sould be informative. And I'm a big fan of Texas Monthly, but that description doesn't sound promising, or any different than every other rant and screed I've read about the supposed sorry state of sportswriting.
  3. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    Is he related to Ben?
  4. GuessWho

    GuessWho Active Member

    Cartwright's good. Have posted here before that he got his start as a sportswriter in the 50s on the legendary old Fort Worth Press staff that included Blackie Sherrod, Dan Jenkins, Bud Shrake, Tex Maule, etc. Wrote a book in the early 80s called "Confessions of a Washed-up Sportswriter" that has some great stories. Will be interesting to see what he has to say.
  5. playthrough

    playthrough Moderator Staff Member

    Doesn't necessarily mean he's going to bash sportswriters. I'm a huge fan of Texas Monthly so I'll go into it with high hopes.
  6. Jesus_Muscatel

    Jesus_Muscatel Active Member

    I've read Cartwright's stuff on a variety of issues over the years. He is very talented. Texas Monthly is a worthwhile read most of the time.
  7. mustangj17

    mustangj17 Active Member

    What the fuck's a screed?
  8. i laughed

    strip of plaster, apparently

    he's going to write a strip of plaster about sports writers

       /skrid/ Show Spelled Pronunciation [skreed] Show IPA
    1. a long discourse or essay, esp. a diatribe.
    2. an informal letter, account, or other piece of writing.
    3. Building Trades.
    a. a strip of plaster or wood applied to a surface to be plastered to serve as a guide for making a true surface.
    b. a wooden strip serving as a guide for making a true level surface on a concrete pavement or the like.
    c. a board or metal strip dragged across a freshly poured concrete slab to give it its proper level.
    4. British Dialect. a fragment or shred, as of cloth.
    5. Scot.
    a. a tear or rip, esp. in cloth.
    b. a drinking bout.
    –verb (used with object),
  9. SixToe

    SixToe Active Member

    Will the screed be available on a blog?
  10. clutchcargo

    clutchcargo Active Member

    Glad I got a subscription to Texas Monthly.
  11. pressboxer

    pressboxer Active Member

    I was thinking it should be 5b
  12. Mark2010

    Mark2010 Active Member

    Prediction: this will not end well. Someone who started in the 50s (and must be in his 70s or 80s by now) discussing why all the newbies in the field suck. I'm depressed already and haven't even read it yet.
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