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Who's on deck to be a sports editor?

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by LATimesman, Dec 4, 2007.

  1. LATimesman

    LATimesman Member

    With a couple of sports editor jobs open at larger papers, any thoughts on who isn't currently a sports editor but should be? Could include Young Studs or veterans .........
  2. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    How large? Plain-Dealerish? I may have a thought, mind you ...
  3. LATimesman

    LATimesman Member

    Sure. Plain Dealer, St. Louis. That sort of thing.
  4. Chi City 81

    Chi City 81 Guest

    Ryan Sonner
  5. dooley_womack1

    dooley_womack1 Well-Known Member

    For him to take a specific job would imply limits upon him, and that, he won't accept.
  6. seattleslot

    seattleslot New Member

    Kansas City is loaded with talent: Blair, Derek, etc. Orlando has several good assistants. Mike Hugenin is as good as they come but he left Orlando for Yahoo. Somewhat new to the West coast so don't know the entire landscape out here. Atlanta has Ramos, D'Allesio (see St. Louis PD post), Whalley. There's a short list.
  7. playthrough

    playthrough Moderator Staff Member

    As a general question this is interesting. Do you think as many people in this business want to be a sports editor as opposed to 10, 20 years ago? Does the climate of the business nowadays make it less attractive to, say, move from a beat/columnist job into the editor's chair or from the top desk spot to editor?

    And I assume we're mostly talking about the bigger papers.
  8. lono

    lono Active Member

    Yes. It's a lot less attractive these days, for a whole lot of reasons, most of which have been clubbed to death like a baby seal in these pages.

    It just isn't much fun in these days of budget cuts and mindless wonks running newspapers.
  9. pallister

    pallister Guest

    Shouldn't be long before we see postings for "mindless wonks" on APSE. I bet you still need a degree, though.
  10. NoOneYouKnow

    NoOneYouKnow Member

    Did I miss something?

    Is the Plain Dealer looking for a Sports Editor?

    ...I'm so there if Roy left.
  11. AThrowback

    AThrowback New Member

    There are probably a few answers right under you nose...
    Getting them to leave would be tough, though.
  12. Danny Noonan

    Danny Noonan Member

    Yes. Clubbed to death like a baby seal and then run over 300 times by a tank. It's a no-win job at any level and God help anyone who wants to do it nowadays. You couldn't pay me enough to get me back in that chair of today's sports department, or, for that matter, back in any sports department, period, of today versus 20 years ago.
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