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Re: The Local Journo Thread

by Old Man Andrews » 13 Feb 2019 17:53

Classic Smudger

"Sheff Wed fan to the Mad Stad parking attendant just now:
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We are playing Blackburn.....

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Re: The Local Journo Thread

by muirinho » 13 Feb 2019 18:53

AthleticoSpizz I'm hoping that we’re friends Muirinho 8)


But of course, ya big eejit.

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by AthleticoSpizz » 13 Feb 2019 19:05

No DD :P

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Re: The Local Journo Thread

by Old Man Andrews » 19 Mar 2019 11:10

BREAKING NEWS: Anthony Smith leaves the Reading Chronicle

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Re: The Local Journo Thread

by Hound » 19 Mar 2019 11:12

what are you going to do with yourself now OMA?


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Re: The Local Journo Thread

by Old Man Andrews » 19 Mar 2019 11:14

Hound what are you going to do with yourself now OMA?


Pick on his replacement of course.

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Re: The Local Journo Thread

by Norfolk Royal » 19 Mar 2019 11:49

Whatever anyone thinks of the worth or otherwise of local reporting of RFC it should be acknowledged I think that its a tough time for that particular industry and through no fault of the people who work in it in the main.

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Re: The Local Journo Thread

by sandman » 19 Mar 2019 18:09

A shame. He's been covering Reading for as long as I can remember. Never nice to see anyone lose their job like that.

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Re: The Local Journo Thread

by John Smith » 20 Mar 2019 09:40

sandman A shame. He's been covering Reading for as long as I can remember. Never nice to see anyone lose their job like that.

How did he lose his job? I thought he'd resigned for pastures new?


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by Old Man Andrews » 20 Mar 2019 09:44

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sandman A shame. He's been covering Reading for as long as I can remember. Never nice to see anyone lose their job like that.

How did he lose his job? I thought he'd resigned for pastures new?


Made redundant. Local newspaper industry is dead.

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by John Smith » 20 Mar 2019 09:48

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sandman A shame. He's been covering Reading for as long as I can remember. Never nice to see anyone lose their job like that.

How did he lose his job? I thought he'd resigned for pastures new?


Made redundant. Local newspaper industry is dead.

Does GetReading fold?

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Re: The Local Journo Thread

by Old Man Andrews » 20 Mar 2019 09:50

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John Smith How did he lose his job? I thought he'd resigned for pastures new?


Made redundant. Local newspaper industry is dead.

Does GetReading fold?


No because it isn't a newspaper, they do ok because of the online clickbaiting they do. Reading Chronicle will probably fold before long.

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Re: The Local Journo Thread

by genome » 20 Mar 2019 11:57

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sandman A shame. He's been covering Reading for as long as I can remember. Never nice to see anyone lose their job like that.

How did he lose his job? I thought he'd resigned for pastures new?


Made redundant. Local newspaper industry is dead.


I reckon they were on the fence, but then saw all your posts on here and decided to let him go.


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Re: The Local Journo Thread

by Old Man Andrews » 20 Mar 2019 12:00

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John Smith How did he lose his job? I thought he'd resigned for pastures new?


Made redundant. Local newspaper industry is dead.


I reckon they were on the fence, but then saw all your posts on here and decided to let him go.


He hardly made himself indispensable did he? I take no joy in anyone losing their job in this day and age.

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by genome » 20 Mar 2019 12:01

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Made redundant. Local newspaper industry is dead.


I reckon they were on the fence, but then saw all your posts on here and decided to let him go.


He hardly made himself indispensable did he? I take no joy in anyone losing their job in this day and age.


As if. I bet you did a Henman fist pump when you heard the news.

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Re: The Local Journo Thread

by Old Man Andrews » 20 Mar 2019 12:04

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I reckon they were on the fence, but then saw all your posts on here and decided to let him go.


He hardly made himself indispensable did he? I take no joy in anyone losing their job in this day and age.


As if. I bet you did a Henman fist pump when you heard the news.


No not at all. Just because he is an abysmal Reading reporter it doesn't mean he wasn't a decent reporter in general. He did a hell of a lot to promote local sports clubs and amatuer football in his time.

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by genome » 20 Mar 2019 12:13

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He hardly made himself indispensable did he? I take no joy in anyone losing their job in this day and age.


As if. I bet you did a Henman fist pump when you heard the news.


No not at all. Just because he is an abysmal Reading reporter it doesn't mean he wasn't a decent reporter in general. He did a hell of a lot to promote local sports clubs and amatuer football in his time.


Doesn't that suggest that the problem lies with the industry rather than the individuals? We've got 3 reporters who get plenty of stick, they just don't have the club contacts that Charles Watts did.

If clubs were more open to giving access to papers and not certain individuals then the quality of reporting would shoot up. At the moment we've got journalists getting paid per click for content that they've written based off scraps.

The whole industry needs to change.

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Re: The Local Journo Thread

by RoyalBlue » 20 Mar 2019 19:08

Unfortunately like so many other local journalists (get what you pay for?) the quality of his output was somewhat lacking on occasions. e.g.

Royals feared the influential Portuguese forward could be back in a few weeks, which included the current two-week international break.
:roll:

Presumably he meant 'hoped'. Clearly he didn't bother to get anyone to check what he had written.

Nevertheless I hope he finds another job before too long.

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Re: The Local Journo Thread

by RoyalBlue » 20 Mar 2019 19:11

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As if. I bet you did a Henman fist pump when you heard the news.


No not at all. Just because he is an abysmal Reading reporter it doesn't mean he wasn't a decent reporter in general. He did a hell of a lot to promote local sports clubs and amatuer football in his time.


Doesn't that suggest that the problem lies with the industry rather than the individuals? We've got 3 reporters who get plenty of stick, they just don't have the club contacts that Charles Watts did.

If clubs were more open to giving access to papers and not certain individuals then the quality of reporting would shoot up. At the moment we've got journalists getting paid per click for content that they've written based off scraps.

The whole industry needs to change.


That's a bit like a sales person blaming lack of contacts for poor sales figures.

Good journalists do whatever they have to in order to develop plenty of decent contacts. It's one of the things that makes them good journalists.

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Re: The Local Journo Thread

by genome » 20 Mar 2019 19:49

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No not at all. Just because he is an abysmal Reading reporter it doesn't mean he wasn't a decent reporter in general. He did a hell of a lot to promote local sports clubs and amatuer football in his time.


Doesn't that suggest that the problem lies with the industry rather than the individuals? We've got 3 reporters who get plenty of stick, they just don't have the club contacts that Charles Watts did.

If clubs were more open to giving access to papers and not certain individuals then the quality of reporting would shoot up. At the moment we've got journalists getting paid per click for content that they've written based off scraps.

The whole industry needs to change.


That's a bit like a sales person blaming lack of contacts for poor sales figures.

Good journalists do whatever they have to in order to develop plenty of decent contacts. It's one of the things that makes them good journalists.


Who says they aren't trying that? There's not much you can do when getting information out of the club is like getting blood from a stone.

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