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Vikings beat writer, St. Paul (MN) Pioneer Press

Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by TrooperBari, Oct 8, 2012.

  1. TrooperBari

    TrooperBari Active Member

    Yet another big-boy job comes open in the middle of the season.

  2. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    Another incredible springboard job... The last three have gone to CBS Sports, the Sun-Times and the Denver Post.
  3. Matt Stephens

    Matt Stephens Well-Known Member

    Who went to The Post?
  4. steveu

    steveu Well-Known Member

    Not a bad location. Obviously the Star Tribune's doing much better than before in Minneapolis-St. Paul, but sounds like the Pioneer Press is snapping back too.
  5. MileHigh

    MileHigh Moderator Staff Member

    Bill Williamson
  6. Rhody31

    Rhody31 Well-Known Member

    But why would the person need a springboard? It's not like they'd take a shot on someone who's someone who can write their balls off if all they've done is cover preps.
  7. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    The point is that the people who have had this job have gone on to do very well.
  8. sportsnut

    sportsnut Member

    193.000 circulation daily newspaper may not be LA Times or NY Times circulation but it's still a big boy job or possibly the best possible start for someone that has written about the NFL and or a team for a digital media outlet.
  9. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    This is a great gig.
  10. mediaguy

    mediaguy Well-Known Member

    "Possibly the best possible start" ... yes, possibly.
  11. Joe Williams

    Joe Williams Well-Known Member

    Great place to live, for couple more weeks. And then again starting in April or so.
  12. accguy

    accguy Member

    Rhody, I think that part of the reason why this is considered a springboard job rather than destination is because of the overall market. The PP is clearly the No. 2 paper in the market to the Star Tribune. We all know how No. 2 papers across the country have fared or are faring.

    The PP has pulled back on coverage of some things and don't have as much staff as the Star Tribune. Because of that, there are reasons to have slightly more concern about the future than if this job was at the Star Tribune.
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