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The Athletic keeps growing .......

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

  1. LanceyHoward

    LanceyHoward Well-Known Member

    Bob McGinn just posted that he is permanently shutting down his website and going to work for the Athletic.
    Last edited: Aug 27, 2019
  2. Severian

    Severian Well-Known Member

    Sounds accurate. $150K going to the best-of-the-best reporters and editors.

    $80 is generous, as some younger reporters are likely making $65-$80K, if you can believe it.
    Pilot likes this.
  3. lantaur

    lantaur Well-Known Member

    This seems like a natural progression for Bob - he's not challenging for readers' dollars and can work on his own schedule, I presume. Also, a smart hire by The Athletic as (most) Packers fans have always craved his stuff + who doesn't love his draft previews?
    RonClements likes this.
  4. Cosmo

    Cosmo Well-Known Member

  5. wicked

    wicked Well-Known Member

    Funny that Bloomberg keeps getting these Atlantic scoops.
  6. Sports Barf

    Sports Barf Well-Known Member

    I know in some markets The Athletic covers high schools. Would they ever consider doing national polls like USA Today and Max Preps?
  7. mediaguy

    mediaguy Well-Known Member

    Where does The Athletic cover high schools?
  8. nafselon

    nafselon Well-Known Member

    I think they do some HSFB in the Dallas or Houston markets? Maybe something down in South Florida too?
  9. MNgremlin

    MNgremlin Active Member

    I do find it interesting that Athletic writers cannot speak to the size of their specific market in comparison to other markets, but instead have to refer to the national 600,000 number.
  10. Sports Barf

    Sports Barf Well-Known Member

    They also cover the Minnesota state high school hockey tournament
  11. nafselon

    nafselon Well-Known Member

    Makes sense. I'm sure they pick and choose what they do in Texas, South Florida, Caliornia, etc. when it comes to preps. I'm guessing they will have a writer at a big basketball game/tournament in Chicago too.

    I remember seeing the front of the Star-Tribune not knowing it was HS hockey tournament time and it was an amazing front-page blowout. Made me want to grab some GA tickets because they presented it as the biggest sporting event in the state (which is probably is).
  12. justgladtobehere

    justgladtobehere Well-Known Member

    Did the Athletic hire the guy who rates the hair of the players? I think he refers to it as 'flow.'
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