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Which papers sent a writer to the Women's World Cup?

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Mizzougrad96, Jul 11, 2011.

  1. Versatile

    Versatile Active Member

    As much as I respect Nancy Armour's work, it's hardly the same as what Steve Goff could produce for The Washington Post. Goff is a brilliant soccer writer who could hone in on analysis in a way that Armour isn't really expected to as an AP writer. He could also cover DC angles, the good ol' localize it.

    If your newspaper is sending someone somewhere and they're writing the straight, AP-style game stories and news stories, then yeah, what are you doing in today's era?

    Edit: Also, based on what I've seen in regards to the British Open, it appears the Washington Post sent Barry Svrluga; the New York Times sent Christopher Clarey and Larry Dorman; the Tribune Company sent Jeff Shain (Orlando Sentinel) and Bill Dwyer (Los Angeles Times); New York Post sent Mark Cannizzaro; and USA Today sent Steve DiMeglio. By my count, that's it for U.S. newspapers.
  2. funky_mountain

    funky_mountain Active Member

    Birnbaum is not a freelancer/stringer. He's a Berlin-based staff reporter in news.
  3. rmanfredi

    rmanfredi Active Member

    Is it possible to apply the term "drop dead blowjob piece" to an article about female athletes?
  4. HanSenSE

    HanSenSE Well-Known Member

    Yet in her USA-France game, Armour felt compelled to include a sampling of celebrity/athlete tweets about the team. Apologies to Nancy Kerrigan, but, "why, why, why?"
  5. Turtle Wexler

    Turtle Wexler Member

    She's not the only one. Every media outlet has been sampling tweets. She was either told to do it by her editors, or an editor inserted that info.
  6. playthrough

    playthrough Moderator Staff Member

    Good heavens, the second graf alone has "beautiful," "masterful", "pretty" and "creative." He might be paid by the adjective.
  7. westcoastvol

    westcoastvol Active Member

    Did the LT send anyone?
  8. HanSenSE

    HanSenSE Well-Known Member

    And I ask again ... why is what Ellen DeGereres of Aaron Rogers thinks about what the soccer team did a part of the mainbar? If you're doing a USA reacts story, yes, include it ... but the gamer?

    If I want this kind of stuff, I'll watch SportsCenter.
  9. Versatile

    Versatile Active Member

    Good to know, and a very smart use of resources.
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