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Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by SoSueMe, Mar 27, 2007.

  1. SoSueMe

    SoSueMe Active Member

    I'm new in town and new on a beat (university football).

    Local university schedule just came out. Is it worth a story in your parts?

    Personally, if I step out of my reporter job for a moment and think like a fan, I think I'd like to read a few words/thoughts from the coach.

    But then again, I'm not sure what kind of passion, following, interest there is in the team and sport here (hey, it's Canada - hockey is No. 1).

    Plus, I also think it gives me a good excuse to do more than shoot the breeze with the coach.

  2. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    Sure it's worth a story. Why the hell not?

    Doesn't have to be 30-40 inches or anything.
  3. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    Not every story has to be 20 inches and Page 1-sports... can be 12 inches and B3..
  4. ColbertNation

    ColbertNation Member

    At the very least, you should brief it with a promo to the agate inside. But I would probably do a quick 10- 12-incher (also with a promo to the agate).
  5. John

    John Well-Known Member

    What they said.
  6. chazp

    chazp Active Member

    I do stories when high school coaches in my area release their schedules. Readers actually ask for them. If fans are interested in the local high school schedule, you know they're interested in the state college's schedule. Unless your the Duke football beat writer, then don't bother, run it in agate under the headline, "Duke releases names of the 11 schools that will kick their ass this fall."
  7. dargan

    dargan Active Member

    I know if we don't run the football schedules of our high school teams relatively soon after they're determined in late winter/early spring, people get pretty upset. Readers love that stuff here, from A to 5A. But it is East Texas.
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  9. CapeCodder

    CapeCodder Member

    Definitely, but don't go overboard on it.

    Did I hear that right--it's a Canadian college football team? If so, do they play CFL rules, or American? Just curious.
  10. Beef03

    Beef03 Active Member

    CFL rules of course. Why is this such a surprise to you?
  11. buckweaver

    buckweaver Active Member

    Because American schools do not even pretend to try to teach students anything about our neighbors to the north or south.

    Canadian students pretty much all take American history. You'd be hard-pressed to find anyone but a history major at an American university who has taken a Canadian history course.

    Idiotic geocentric bullshit.
  12. Milo Bloom

    Milo Bloom New Member

    I was a history major and I still didn't take anything remotely concerning Canadian history. I couldn't tell you a thing. The only country I know less about is Greenland. Worst part is, my university was pretty damn close to Canada.

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