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The latest from Bleacher Report

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Screwball, Nov 1, 2012.

  1. Screwball

    Screwball Member

    "I found myself on the field rubbing elbows with the players from my favorite team, thanks solely to B/R."

    ::)

    http://blog.bleacherreport.com/2012/10/31/how-br-saved-me-from-a-career-i-didnt-like/
     
  2. PCLoadLetter

    PCLoadLetter Well-Known Member

    He's the "featured columnist" for the A's, and even got to go to a few games in person. Awesome!
     
  3. Small Town Guy

    Small Town Guy Well-Known Member

    Happy for the guy that he found something he enjoys doing. But the phrase "B/R Sportswriting Internship" is terrifying.
     
  4. Riptide

    Riptide Well-Known Member

    BR even sent me to cover a few A’s games from the press box, with field access prior to game time.


    FAIL.
     
  5. How so? Isn't "prior to" a preposition meaning before? Reporters have field access before games.
     
  6. Riptide

    Riptide Well-Known Member

    Stylebook. Avoid bureaucratic coptalk. Just use "before."

    How many people say "prior to" in real situations?
    Besides NFL officials and Joe Buck, I mean. They're beyond repair.
     
  7. RickStain

    RickStain Well-Known Member

    It astounds me how many journalists don't understand that the stylebook is only applicable to publications committing to it. It is not some universal arbiter of grammar and semantics.
     
  8. Big Circus

    Big Circus Well-Known Member

    A's AND the WWE!
     
  9. Riptide

    Riptide Well-Known Member

    Fair point. On the other hand, you would sound like Joe Buck.
     
  10. Fair enough. But you can read a lot of newspapers that make similar poor word choice. And before any gets angry at me, BR has much worse writing than newspapers.
     
  11. LanceyHoward

    LanceyHoward Active Member

    The Philadelphia newspapers, as great as they are and with as much editorial talent as they have, just sold for 55M. And Bleacher Report just sold for 200M.

    Which I believe definitively proves the world has gone to hell in a handbasket.
     
  12. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    I'd bet $10,000 this guy doesn't make $10,000.
     
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