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This whole Nifong thing...

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by TyWebb, Jun 16, 2007.

  1. TyWebb

    TyWebb Well-Known Member

    Got into a discussion today at a budget meeting: Does the Nifong updates belong in news or sports? There were valid arguments for both.
  2. In Cold Blood

    In Cold Blood Member

    I ran a short story yesterday in sports...

    today the news designer told me he was taking it for his pages...

    I'm not sure exactly where I think it belongs... probably news...
  3. BillyT

    BillyT Active Member

    I think it's a sports-based story, but I can see the counterargument.
  4. TyWebb

    TyWebb Well-Known Member

    Do you think that if one side takes it, they should keep it so its not traveling all over the paper? We are facing that problem as I type.
  5. HejiraHenry

    HejiraHenry Well-Known Member

    I always try to push these legal circus stories onto our nation/world folks, usually with success.

    Nobody here would really recognize lacrosse as being a sport.
  6. In Cold Blood

    In Cold Blood Member

    I think in a perfect world, a paper should put it in one section and keep it there...

    as I mentioned above, my paper is guilty of moving it around...
  7. John

    John Well-Known Member

    It's pretty much been in our news section all along.
  8. Starman

    Starman Well-Known Member


    It never, from the start, had anything to do with the team actually playing the sport.

    Once the decision was made last year to suspend the players and fire the coach, it wasn't about sports, even peripherally, any more.
  9. What kind of play would this get if it weren't related to Duke lacrosse? If you ran most of the rape case stuff in sports, it should stay in sports.

    If this guy were known for more than just this case, I say run it in news. But in almost every reference it's "NC DA Mike Nifong, who blah blah blah the Duke lacrosse case blah blah blah.
  10. NoOneLikesUs

    NoOneLikesUs Active Member

    It was absolutely pathetic how the news networks feasted upon this minor story. The prosecutor was incompetent, but I'm not really going to get all weepy and mushy over a bunch of rich boys who cry victim. Life will accommodate them nicely.
  11. HejiraHenry

    HejiraHenry Well-Known Member

    Perhaps. I really don't know about their backgrounds, so I will assume that you do.

    That said, they did not "cry victim," they were in fact victimized – as a result, yes, of a situation they created.

    I'm not interested in making heroes of them, but I have a feeling this experience will leave its scars.
  12. ondeadline

    ondeadline Well-Known Member

    Since the ethics trial started, news has been taking the story at our paper.
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