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The Athletic keeps growing .......

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Fran Curci, Feb 3, 2018.

  1. cake in the rain

    cake in the rain Active Member

    Increasingly, I'm told, the Athletic is viewing itself not through a market-by-market lens but by a "vertical" lens. That is, they're looking at things in terms of NHL, baseball, NFL, NBA, college instead of Toronto, New York, Boston, L.A. The "market" is gradually becoming less and less relevant as they build a national subscriber base.
     
  2. LanceyHoward

    LanceyHoward Well-Known Member

    But then do you add staff for 1-AA football teams and college hockey in which national interest is minimal?
     
  3. Sports Barf

    Sports Barf Active Member

    Well The Athletic definitely needs a Gonzaga writer. Would be great to have a writer based in the Palouse area
     
  4. LanceyHoward

    LanceyHoward Well-Known Member

    I would agree with that. Gonzaga does draw some national interest.
     
  5. Fran Curci

    Fran Curci Well-Known Member

    Not a chance; they're going to have enough trouble surviving as is.
     
  6. Tweener

    Tweener Active Member

  7. Pilot

    Pilot Well-Known Member

    Honest question, which job is more likely to be here in 5 years? 10?
     
  8. FileNotFound

    FileNotFound Well-Known Member

    Yeah, The Washington Post isn't exactly "any other newspaper." If you love journalism and have a chance to work at the Post, the NYT or WSJ, you take it, no questions asked.
     
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  9. Tweener

    Tweener Active Member

    That’s actually my point. I’m pretty sure the majority on this board, according to the comments I’ve read, have at one point thought The Athletic was the ultimate destination for a sports reporter.

    I’d prefer to work for the Post, too. I thought I was alone on this board.
     
    Last edited: Mar 1, 2019
  10. I’d bet he’s in line to become a pro beat writer there in a matter of a couple of years. Look how fast Jesse Dougherty moved from preps to Nats beat writer. There’s been turnover among the Post’s beat writers, whether they get a job at another place or cover news.
     
  11. HanSenSE

    HanSenSE Well-Known Member

    And per the link, part of the gig includes being the backup Nats writer. And he did his internship at the Post.
     
  12. wicked

    wicked Well-Known Member

    If you’re good, the Post will move you up the ladder quickly, more so than other places it seems. And he’s no longer covering the No. 10 beat in LA.
     
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