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The Sports Editor - Episode 1

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Inky_Wretch, Sep 30, 2008.

  1. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    Did I miss a thread about this?

    Cameras follow Chet Fussman around to show readers (viewers) what his typical* day is like ...


    * - Of course, most of it is scripted.
  2. Drip

    Drip Active Member

    This edition is a much tamer version of what life was like for an SE at the T-U say 30 years ago. That place made Animal House look sane.
  3. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    Why do they have the sports editor videos on a fan site called ultimatejaguars.com?

    The newspaper should have thought about doing that itself.
  4. SixToe

    SixToe Active Member

    I quit watching after the goofy intro and him spinning around to answer the call from Charlie Brown's teacher about the Braves being on TBS.

    Are they going to show him going postal at 11:40 with two stringers still not reporting in, one calling to say the stadium is closed and the MLB playoff game going into extra innings?

    I may have to check back to see.
  5. Drip

    Drip Active Member

    It's a partnership.
  6. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    I couldn't watch more than a minute of a sports editor answering a phone and talking to his assistant.
  7. Drip

    Drip Active Member

    It's not reality journalism unless someone is getting reamed.
  8. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    I definitely would have googled the Braves and TBS and given the caller the numbers to call and bug them. They are the ones who made the change. I think they should get to enjoy the call, too.

    I do that all the time. But I guess sports editors can't be expected to know how to operate the internets.
  9. SixToe

    SixToe Active Member

    If Chet had let that call roll over to voice mail, he wouldn't have had to worry about dealing with stupid.


    Giving them TBS' number is excellent, though.
  10. EE94

    EE94 Guest

    the guy drives out to training camp to get the story angles of his reporters because his e-mail is down?

    He ever hear of a phone?
  11. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    The T-U probably pays 22 cents a mile for travel. Who doesn't want a piece of that?
  12. brettwatson

    brettwatson Active Member

    Seven minutes of my life that I'll never get back. Pretty stupid. You'd think he'd be too busy to waste time on stuff like this.

    And not to inject reality into something far removed from it, but couldn't he have just called his Jags writers to find out what they were writing about?
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