Monday, December 04, 2006

Shockers should be Page 1 news

I think we're missing the boat by not having a story on the Shockers' big road wins over ranked opponents on the front page of The Sunflower.

It was good to see the photo (nice to have AP!) in today's issue, but the story is of much more interest than an almost-a-week-old snowstorm, especially with no more snow in the forecast for the next week or so.

The OMA search is of limited interest, although newsworthy. The basketball story could easily have gone there next to the photo. I think the Syracuse story (as well as LSU and George Mason earlier) was big news, too, sports or not. The Shockers are definitely one of the hottest national sports stories right now, so we ought to play it up. How often do we get that oppportunity?

On a separate issue, photographers need to get IDs for cutlines. The Stuff the Bus shot on Page 8 today had two people in it, but no names. I know Brett Harris, but not everyone does. The cutline didn't have much information.

Overall, though, the paper looks good.

By the way, I sent this message to editor Ryan Rubi, too.

What do the rest of you think about men's basketball coverage being on Page 1, considering how we're doing?


Blogger Jelena said...

So, every time you have people you should identify them (they are the story). What if there are more than five of them? In one of my newsletters I used a photo of seven cross country runners holding the MVC trophy. Do I have to list all of their names?

12/04/2006 11:05 AM  

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