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The State of the State

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Moderator1, May 11, 2015.

  1. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

    I'm told the recent buyouts affected six staffers, including Spurrier's buddy Ron Morris. They now have an SE, two writers and a designer.

    Say what?

    That used to be a section full of talent. Kent Babb, Jon Solomon, David Newton, Joe Person, Evan Woodbery, Seth Emerson, Patrick Obley, Morris and others.

    Man. This business.
  2. BTExpress

    BTExpress Well-Known Member

    They offered buyouts to everyone and were surprised when 15 took them. Pubisher says a few hires will be made . . . but with a more digital skill set.
  3. expendable

    expendable Well-Known Member

  4. Alma

    Alma Well-Known Member

    That's hilarious. For a paper of that size? You need 2 to cover the Gamecocks alone.
  5. Tarheel316

    Tarheel316 Well-Known Member

    No kidding. What a shame.
  6. LanceyHoward

    LanceyHoward Active Member

    Two is not enough. The baseball program has won a couple of recent NCAA World Series and draws a lot of interest. I was in Charleston on business in 2010 when the team won the NCAA and the Charleston paper gave the team a lot of space (I think a special section). I would think there is at least as much interest in Colombia in the team and they at least need to staff home games. And the woman's basketball team was a number one seed and went to the Final four.

    They must be planning to hire a couple of extra reporters.

    I hope.
  7. JayFarrar

    JayFarrar Well-Known Member

    So The State, a metro-ish daily by all accounts now has the sports staff of a small daily or an ambitious weekly newspaper?

    That is almost amazing if it wasn't so sad.
  8. da man

    da man Well-Known Member

    I don't think they give el raton's ass about the Gamecocks' baseball team in South America.

    Maybe in Columbia...
  9. DownSouthDeskDude

    DownSouthDeskDude New Member

    This used to be an APSE Triple Crown-type section when I was there. We did some great stuff. Now, just a shell of what it was. Feel bad for those who are left behind.
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