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Thanks to SJ ...

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Inky_Wretch, Nov 15, 2008.

  1. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    ... a stringer was able to get his story in tonight.

    His freebie Yahoo! account was taking for-damn-ever to get the story to me. So long, in fact, it has still not arrived more than 45 minutes after he sent it.

    Suddenly, he had a brainstorm. "I'll send it to you via SJ." Bingo. It was here within seconds.

    So, thanks SJ.
  2. Angola!

    Angola! Guest

    You're welcome.
  3. Cadet

    Cadet Guest

    I know this isn't the first time someone has filed via SJ. Wonder how often it's done?
  4. Flash

    Flash Guest

    I <3 cyberspace.
  5. JayFarrar

    JayFarrar Well-Known Member

    Yeah, that was me.
    I should actually thank football_bat because he was the one who inspired me, seems like I recall f_b filing a story via the PM.
    The school's ISP blocked all the e-mail websites because they didn't want the kiddies looking at The Pron and such.
  6. luckyducky

    luckyducky Guest

    Awesome. Go SJ.
  7. KYSportsWriter

    KYSportsWriter Well-Known Member

    Had to PM a gamer once because the school had Yahoo, MSN, MySpace and Facebook blocked.

    Spent a good 30 minutes trying to find a way to send, and i got the story in with 20 minutes to spare.
  8. luckyducky

    luckyducky Guest

    One of the stringers at my old paper couldn't get his e-mail to work or send or something, so he ended up posting the story as a comment on one of the sports blogs (that folks had edit access to so they could take it down after the fact). I think the schools had e-mails blocked, but not the newspaper site! :)
  9. mike311gd

    mike311gd Active Member

    SportsJournalists.com saved my life once.
  10. Tom Petty

    Tom Petty Guest

    i wonder how many times sj has been used to "talk" about a co-worker sitting in the next desk?
  11. mike311gd

    mike311gd Active Member

    I wish I could do that. But my computer is at a bad angle.
  12. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

    We're a full service site here, folks.
    I sent some info to a paper about an event they were unable to staff via PM.
    SJ - a necessary part of every journalist's tool box.

    We need to put that on a t-shirt.
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