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Who got the Oden scoop?

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by JonathanG, Apr 19, 2007.

  1. JonathanG

    JonathanG Member

    I've been following the draft for a while now, and especially the angle of how its reported on by the mass media.

    This stuff with the Oden scoop was pretty unique. Every media outlet has essentially the same exact info, all are claiming they got it on their own, and none are attributing it to anyone.

    The first to get it up was FoxSports (around 7:30 PM), Jeff Goodman to be exact:


    Then came CBSSportsline's Gary Parrish, half an hour later or so:


    Very shortly after, the Columbus Dispatch (who have been ALL OVER this story for the last two weeks, quoting Conley Sr. and Cook's mom left and right) joined the party:


    Then came the World Wide Leader, about two hours after Goodman, claiming their own exclusive:

  2. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    Easy. WWL. It gets every scoop.
  3. Chi City 81

    Chi City 81 Guest

    Somewhere, JDV has no idea why he just got an erection.
  4. JonathanG

    JonathanG Member

    So what do you guys think happened?

    Who are the two sources that Goodman is reporting about?

    Did the other media outlets see Fox's report and then confirm it themselves?
  5. Boobie Miles

    Boobie Miles Active Member

    Probably a good guess. That, or the source was just slow working through the rolodex.
  6. joe king

    joe king Active Member

    I'd be stunned if the source isn't Conley Sr., and I'll bet he just went through his phone list calling every outlet with the news.
  7. spnited

    spnited Active Member

    Truth is, nobody outside the business cares who got the "scoop."

    And a lot of us in the business don't care either.
  8. playthrough

    playthrough Moderator Staff Member

    The Indianapolis Star ran a story on 1A last weekend with Oden's father saying he was gone.
  9. JonathanG

    JonathanG Member

    Clearly then, this thread is not for you.
  10. JonathanG

    JonathanG Member

    This is along the lines of what I was thinking...but what's up with the "two sources" Goodman is claiming then?
  11. JonathanG

    JonathanG Member

    True, but then Conley Sr. and the mom came out saying that Oden Sr. isn't really in the loop so much and that Greg hadn't decided at that point yet. Was pretty ugly, and in the end didn't really resolve anything. This one seems more definitive...although lets be honest, it was always going to be a total shock if he stayed at OSU.
  12. Boobie Miles

    Boobie Miles Active Member

    Might have gotten a call, then checked it with another source to make sure it was legit. After seeing his story, all the other outlets needed to do was call their sources and get confirmation.
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