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The Athletic keeps growing .......

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

  1. Raven

    Raven Active Member

    "Siri, remind me in one year to check in on Sirius Radio."
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  2. Golfswing13

    Golfswing13 New Member

    This might not be specific to the Athletic per se, but the case arose with them.

    A reporter works for a news outlet and starts reporting an enterprise piece. The reporter does not finish the piece, for reasons of scheduling mainly and also difficulty reaching some of the people.

    He then leaves for The Athletic. A year later, he publishes a piece on the same subject, including some material gathered while working for the other outlet.

    Fair or foul?
  3. Sports Barf

    Sports Barf Active Member

    Uh oh, where’s Reddy?

    Christopher Price announces he’s leaving BSJ the day before July 4. The timing to me suggests something

  4. wicked

    wicked Well-Known Member

    If I had to guess, it’s to Patriots.com/Patriots Football Weekly to replace Andy Hart.
  5. Fran Curci

    Fran Curci Well-Known Member

    I have to think you're going to see a bunch of college football beats being added by The Athletic.
  6. silvercharm

    silvercharm Member

    Austin Meek of Eugene Register-Guard said on a Portland radio show Friday that he's leaving to cover Michigan for The Athletic.
  7. Tweener

    Tweener Active Member

    We had this happen at our shop a few months ago. A reporter began working on a story and then took a job at another publication in the region, where she finished the story months later.

    Co-workers considered it foul. I’m indifferent. I don’t know enough of the details. Maybe our editors decided they weren’t interested in the story. Who knows.
  8. Fredrick

    Fredrick Well-Known Member

    This is OK. The reporter never finished the story at her/his previous job. Besides who cares about the previous company? I can't think of one newspaper that is currently treating its reporters fairly (working 70, paid for 40, etc; always on the clock; no overtime on holidays, etc). So it was bad timing for the first organization as if it cared it had the story or not. The reporter did nothing wrong is fredrick's conclusion.
  9. wicked

    wicked Well-Known Member

    This assumes the reporter wouldn’t be able to access those facts and sources again. Unless the first outlet paid for public records — even then, I think the reporter would be in the clear if s/he reimbursed the former employer — it’s totally fair.
  10. Sports Barf

    Sports Barf Active Member

    Depends on if there is a non-compete clause. But regardless, fuck em. No reason to be loyal to a paper that’s probably gonna lay you off in a year but will probably still tweet about how much more click-bait comment they’re putting out than the local Athletic affiliate
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  11. playthrough

    playthrough Moderator Staff Member

    I agree. If it was the reporter's sole project, not getting any help from a staff member that's still there, I wouldn't have any beefs. A lot of reporters leave jobs with stories deep in their notebooks in various stages that are fair game at the next stop.
  12. Cosmo

    Cosmo Well-Known Member

    Finally subscribed today. Got in for the first year at $14.31, which is about the price of one beer with tip at The Veil anymore.
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