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the best enterprise/project writers

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by spankys, Oct 15, 2012.

  1. spankys

    spankys Member

    I'm trying to do some more enterprise work at my paper and was wondering if anyone had any good recs for enterprise or project reporters who are must-reads?

    There obviously aren't as many of them as their once were, but any recs would be appreciated!

  2. Double Down

    Double Down Well-Known Member

    Sports, or all subjects?
  3. 35in44

    35in44 Member

    Just my opinion, but Nathan Fenno is very, very good over at The Washington Times.
  4. spankys

    spankys Member

    my initial thought was sports, but most sports enterprise takes on important elements of non-sports enterprise, so either-or.
  5. Versatile

    Versatile Active Member

    Is there a particular age group you're targeting? Circulation? Region? Does it matter if they're underrated or overrated or not rated at all?
  6. Orange Hat Bobcat

    Orange Hat Bobcat Active Member

    Start with the whole Tampa Bay Times enterprise team.
  7. spankys

    spankys Member

    Ha that was hilarous you trolled me so bad lol smh omg. Thanks for the help.
  8. Double Down

    Double Down Well-Known Member

    He's actually trying to help you, clown car. Again, narrowing it down would help.
  9. spankys

    spankys Member

    Ok, I don't think he was trying to help. But to answer the questions to my question, I don't care how old they are, what city they write in or what their circulation size is. I was just curious if anyone had a sports enterprise writer they enjoyed, as I was hoping to find some good ones to follow. If none come to mind or this category is too broad, that's fine.
  10. Versatile

    Versatile Active Member

    What kind of enterprise? Trend stories? Investigative work? Social issues? Long-form features?

    Most journalists these days do some degree of enterprise. And enterprise is defined differently. And most newspapers that have "enterprise" positions turn those guys into breaking news reporters and sidebar writers who get to do one actual enterprise piece a month.
  11. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

    Not that I'm unbiased here, but I agree.


    Go find the concussion piece he did in late June. Or the August story on the paralympic shooter. Or the September story on quarterbacks in D.C. Just for a few examples. Or last summer on Livan Hernandez. I could go on and on.
  12. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

    Juliet Macur.
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