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The Washington Times partners with The Redskins

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Jake_Taylor, Jul 28, 2014.

  1. Jake_Taylor

    Jake_Taylor Well-Known Member

  2. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    Snyder didn't want to spend the money on an in-house operation anymore, I guess. Better to outsource the "house organ" function.

    They'll get the EXCLUSIVE!!!! on how wonderful the Jay Gruden/Robert Griffin III collaboration is.
  3. Meatie Pie

    Meatie Pie Member

    Desperate Times.
  4. RecoveringJournalist

    RecoveringJournalist Well-Known Member

    The most interesting aspect of this is, is that it's the Redskins, who are one of the least media friendly teams in professional sports.

    I would love to know the financial details of the agreement, because it usually costs a fucking fortune to get a toned-down version of this. This seems well beyond merely being a corporate partner.
  5. RecoveringJournalist

    RecoveringJournalist Well-Known Member

    I also can't help but wonder how much of this is a "fuck you" to the WP.
  6. It's just sports. Let's save our outrage until the Times forms an official partnership with the RNC.

    All I can say to this I'm sure the Redskins are fine with a business partner offering critical coverage.

  7. VJ

    VJ Member

    Journalism would have been better off if they didn't re-boot the sports section after all
  8. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    Isn't this awesome!

    An inevitable step, thanks to the toy department mentality.

    I can't wait for all the folks who defended the LeBron first person essay to criticize this. And, someone will surely come along and say it doesn't count as a strike against journalism because the Washington Times isn't in the mainstream of journalism.
  9. JackReacher

    JackReacher Well-Known Member

    How many sports reporters are left at the Times? Can't be many. Two, including the terrible columnist?
  10. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    And I'm sure the WP will respond by laying bare all of the franchise's troubles and paranoia, as it has done in years past. When Snyder picks a fight like that, he loses.
  11. RecoveringJournalist

    RecoveringJournalist Well-Known Member

    Right. It's highly doubtful that the Times will get anything out of this relationship that would make anyone read its coverage over the WP.
  12. MisterCreosote

    MisterCreosote Well-Known Member

    Full-fledged marketing partnerships with the subjects you're supposed to "cover" are not journalism.

    Neither is tearing down the wall between advertising and editorial.

    Neither is ghost-writing a first-person essay about a player's free-agent decision.
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