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University of Kentucky beat, Louisville, KY

Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by franticscribe, May 16, 2006.

  1. Bubbler

    Bubbler Well-Known Member

    I would be plenty happy to spend the rest of my life in Lexington, or especially Louisville. And I'm as stereotypical Wisconsin as you can get.

    Dumb ass.
  2. HoopsMcCann

    HoopsMcCann Active Member

    it may be the most retarded thing posted on this side of the board every

    (pretty far down the list on the main board, but, you know...)
  3. OnTheRiver

    OnTheRiver Active Member

    Still, that's saying something.
  4. MU_was_not_so_hard

    MU_was_not_so_hard Active Member

    Says the guy who has never covered Chaminade.
  5. fmrsped

    fmrsped Active Member

    Actually, I'm the asshole, I didn't know that's what that journalismnext.com was for.

    My fault.
  6. SnoopyBoy

    SnoopyBoy Member

    Well, I forgot most of you are covering preps and would give your right arms for that job. But if you think covering Kentucky basketball in the Lexington paper is the pinnacle of a career, you'll be lucky to get that far.
  7. imjustagirl2

    imjustagirl2 New Member

    You have no idea what you're talking about, Snoopy. Trust me.
  8. SnoopyBoy

    SnoopyBoy Member

    Oh, I think I do. Trust me!
  9. Mighty_Wingman

    Mighty_Wingman Active Member

    Count me in on the "Snoopy's clueless" side.

    Dude, if you think Tipton's in Lexington because he's not any good, you're sadly mistaken. Actually reading the guy's stuff -- and keeping track of the way he gets after it on a VERY high-profile beat -- might help you be a little less clueless.
  10. ECrawford

    ECrawford Member

    Quick note. As the job has been done ever since I can remember, the reporter is based in Lexington and lives there year-round. Until last year, The Courier-Journal maintained a bureau in Lexington. It was closed down in a round of bureau closings. Since then, I think Michael has worked from home, which he did for much of the time anyway.

    Running back through the list of guys who had the beat, just that I can think of, Smith, Rusty Hampton, Mark Coomes, Mark Woods, Pat Forde, Scott Fowler, and I'm skipping several. Anyway, every one of them was outstanding.
  11. PaseanaARG

    PaseanaARG Guest

    It's a tough gig in the sense that you have to brawl with the H-L guys solo. They have a staff. You have you.

    The C-J has strung together a really impressive group of reporters on the UK beat through the years. They've made the job look somewhat easy. It is not. Look at the list Crawford outlined. That's a dream team.

    Harry Bryan (SE) and Creig Ewing (ASE) are excellent.
  12. abesimpson22

    abesimpson22 Guest

    Snoopy - Your other posts on here, outing yourself as a major metro baseball beat writer, seem to paint a portrait of an intelligent guy who understands the business.

    Methinks you are just trying to rile people up here for the fun of it.
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