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Yankees to charge for Internet access at new stadium?

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by zebracoy, Dec 12, 2008.

  1. zebracoy

    zebracoy Guest

    So that's how they plan to fund these ridiculous contracts. From the Daily News:

    I've always found it inconvenient to be on assignment in New York, whether it be at the old Yankee Stadium or at Madison Square Garden, and have to purchase things that I take for granted elsewhere - mostly because I rarely carry cash.

    This is just what newspapers need - to foot the bill for something they, in all likelihood, can't pay for. Here's to hoping that they don't go NCAA on everyone and confiscate aircards.
  2. Varsity845

    Varsity845 New Member

    When did the NCAA confiscate aircards?
  3. Mediator

    Mediator Member

    tell me you can still get $1 Haagen Daas bars in the pressroom at least.
  4. hockeybeat

    hockeybeat Guest

    First asking Milwaukee to foot the bill for Mike Cameron and now this. Pity the financially strapped Yankees.
  5. Boomer7

    Boomer7 Active Member

    Charge all you want for pressbox food; it's not reasonable to expect teams to give the press dinner. But don't be dicks and charge for wireless internet.
  6. Some Guy

    Some Guy Active Member

    Do they charge for a phone line?

    If not, then I'd file the "old" fashioned way.
  7. da man

    da man Well-Known Member

    The Dallas Mavericks did a couple years ago until the NBA made them stop.
  8. there are no phone lines anywhere anymore

    a thing of the distant past
  9. Mediator

    Mediator Member

    It's odd to offer an in-pressbox concession where everything is a buck and then charge for wireless. That was more my point.

    That, and ice cream is yummy.
  10. Andy _ Kent

    Andy _ Kent Member

    Actually, Dan Snyder started this trend at FedEx Field. I seem to remember the 'Skins charging for wireless access and phone lines last season.
  11. PopeDirkBenedict

    PopeDirkBenedict Active Member

    I was not a happy camper when I covered Indiana-Gonzaga at Lucas Oil Stadium and discovered it cost 12.99 for internet access. Internet access is probably the most vital tool we need to do research, file stories, etc. I got around it at Lucas Oil by typing my story on my laptop, connecting my phone to my laptop, uploading the story to my phone and e-mailing it from my phone.
  12. Smasher_Sloan

    Smasher_Sloan Active Member

    So now teams are putting their media guides online instead of printing hard copies, and they also want to charge for Internet access at games?
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