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Tour de France coverage

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by BH33, Jul 9, 2007.

  1. BH33

    BH33 Member

    Just curious to see how papers around the country are playing the Tour de France. Front page? Buried?
  2. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    When Lance Armstrong was in it, it went cover every day. Now? Inside usually, but today it got cut down and put in the roundup because we were tight.
  3. Idaho

    Idaho Active Member

    We'll go with a 12-15 inch story, usually a photo, a 4-5 inch brief on a couple of locals in the race, and a little glance box with 4-5 bullet items.

    We've been D1 twice, D? once. With fewer things going on, it'll get a little better play than it probably deserves or would get if the TdF happened in June, August or September.
  4. KoM

    KoM Member

    We ran the preview story with 3 col pic on the front, then it will probably be inside unless something big happens with an American or until the finish.
  5. Zak Brown

    Zak Brown New Member

    We run it on the front every day, and as the lede a lot. But we're a lot different because cycling is so big in Boulder.
  6. Appgrad05

    Appgrad05 Active Member

    Was stripped across bottom with 2col photo on Saturday. After that, it'll be in briefs until an American starts to win or the last day.
  7. BillySixty

    BillySixty Member

    A two or three-graph brief, at most. Either that or we'll find a spot to run the glance. If there are feature stories, we'll run those. But 12-15 inch game stories on the stages are a bit too much, me thinks.
  8. TyWebb

    TyWebb Well-Known Member

    Hasn't reached the front of our section yet. Mostly it gets a small story inside, usually with some kind of art.
  9. Some Guy

    Some Guy Active Member

    I'm completely serious with this answer:

    The Tour de France has started?
  10. sportschick

    sportschick Active Member

    I really hope you don't work full time in the industry.
  11. Idaho

    Idaho Active Member

    We've bounced it (appropriately) inside for the last couple of days.

    It might get some front page ink in Thursday's paper, though, with absolutely nothing else going on in the world of sports.
  12. HejiraHenry

    HejiraHenry Well-Known Member

    Using it as a fixed item on Page 2, our scoreboard, based on the AP's daily at-a-glance.
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