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GT doesn't care.  It has been stated before that there is no demand for Zips coverage by the BJ readership.

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GT has no control over what coverage the Zips get in the ABJ. 

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2 hours ago, kreed5120 said:

:horse:

Thanks kreed...I know, I know,...but I HAD to vent...:puke:

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12 hours ago, ZipsVoice said:

I HAD to vent.

This is the right thread to do it in. Vent away in this thread

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15 hours ago, ZipsVoice said:

I HAD to vent...:puke:

 

Don't feel bad at all.  Thanks for sharing your story.  I agree with your assessment 100%.    Obviously, the desire by the local major newspaper to cover their local D-1 mid-major program is not lacking everywhere.  But, the only thing that's going to change it here in Akron is to raise the demand for Zips coverage.   You could certainly do your part and share that story with the decision-makers in the sports dept. at the ABJ.  

 

 

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I have to imagine if GT actually tried pitching the ABJ some interesting news pieces, they'd at least hear him out.

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I'm still waiting on a story about the new basketball coach and players. It's not like there's no stories there.

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You don't seem to understand the Beacons main focus. The papers function is to shape the minds of its readers to support the editorial boards political points. The social justice agenda is far more important than silly stories about UA athletics. 

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21 hours ago, Hilltopper said:

You don't seem to understand the Beacons main focus. The papers function is to shape the minds of its readers to support the editorial boards political points. The social justice agenda is far more important than silly stories about UA athletics. 

 

But, that's the focus of the overwhelming majority of news outlets today.  So, that still makes ZipVoice's gripe about the stark difference between sports coverage for the Zips and the Bulls a valid one.  

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I sent this e-mail to dwerbeck at Ohio.com just now.....Shameful lack of anything on an NCAA DI National Champion...

 

Good morning,

 

I know you get complaints from the U of A faithful about coverage of Zips sports, but would just like to add my two cents here...

 

Matt Ludwig, a sophomore from the University of Akron won the NCAA Division I Track & Field Championship in the pole vault.  The second vaulter from Akron to do so in the past three Championships outdoors.  That was Wednesday night.  I realize the Beacon/Ohio.com think they need to be the "bringer of all things Cleveland" to their readers and on-line viewers, but it sure would have been nice to notice this accomplishment.  I could even understand a little if Matt wasn't from the area, but he lives in Chardon, and attended Notre Dame-Cathedral Latin HS.  Certainly George Thomas or even an intern could have taken the press release and wrote something.  One of these days maybe you and the decision makers at the Beacon/Ohio.com might wake up to the fact that there is a segment of us out here that don't need a daily update on Ohio State sports, nor all things happening in Cleveland sports, since there are other papers/websites that fit that need.  Maybe give a local flavor/taste to things and support your local University, and it might just reap an increase in readership and revenue.  Maybe not, but have you at least tried it?

 

Thanks for letting me air my concern

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It's a Miracle!!  An article about Matt Ludwig on the front of the ABJ Sports Page this morning.  Unbelievable. 

 

Maybe they were listening to some of us?

 

If he went to OSWho, the article would have appeared the morning after he captured the National Championship.  

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6 minutes ago, skip-zip said:

It's a Miracle!!  An article about Matt Ludwig on the front of the ABJ Sports Page this morning.  Unbelievable. 

 

Maybe they were listening to some of us?

 

If we went to OSWho, the article would have appeared the morning after he captured the National Championship.  

Or maybe ZipsVoice letter did some good?

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50 minutes ago, MDZip said:

Or maybe ZipsVoice letter did some good?

He he he....

 

:rock:

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8 hours ago, MDZip said:

Or maybe ZipsVoice letter did some good?

 

Power of the Pen folks, the power of the pen.

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Thanks Boys...

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