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Comment from: Stacy [Visitor]
When a door gets slammed in your face after you have been approved, the best thing to do is to enjoy the rest of the day.

Nothing wrong with getting a few autographs. It's great to be a fan as well as a journalist.

That would not have been the agenda if we had the ability to interview these golfers.

The "missed" extended hand was as obvious as a slap in the face. And we were the only ones in front of him at the time.

We stand firmly behind what we reported and your not being there at the time shows itself in your retort.
2006-06-15 @ 16:38
Comment from: jwm [Visitor]
Stacy, if CB says Craig Smith is a good guy, then Craig Smith must be an all-world jerk as you found out.

2006-06-15 @ 17:31
Comment from: Chris Ball-less [Visitor]
You really are something special. What a wuss.
2006-06-15 @ 22:32
Comment from: mike [Visitor]
I think people are beginning to hate Chris for being Chris, not for saying anything wrong. Yes, he is anti-Wie, but the way people comment on his posts is the same way he blogs about Wie, though the comments are perhaps more childish. Ball-less? Really? I usually think he goes a little too far to create controversy about this stuff, but he's right on about this credential issue. The title of this "Reputable News Source" is Golf for Beginners. Not exactly on par with "Golf Writer for the Chicago Tribune." Maybe a little less self-importance is in order.
2006-06-16 @ 09:56
Comment from: Kimo [Visitor]
Golf for Beginners is reaching for credentialed press acceptance for travelgolf.com/blogs (TGC/b)o. But even in the same press room there is disagreement (TMcD).

What kind of circulation does TGC/b have (hits per day)? If it's high enough, Golf for Beginners should keep trying regardless of the blasts from "your own side."

With credentials, Stacy could develop story lines from the PGA or the Women's Open. That would be a hell of a lot better than the sniping at Wie and Wie Supporters whether MW wins or not.

If TMcD thinks TGC/b is ersatz, he should not let the boss know.

2006-06-16 @ 16:41
Comment from: Ron Mon [Member] Email
The way it has worked for me in the past is, get in to some smaller events and do some long and thoughtful pieces. Blog entries rate slightly higher than IM and Chatrooms in the news hierarchy. Write for a local sports rag if you must, but get something done in print, too. Cross-Media experience works wonders. Arrange a local radio gig, too, with your local sports station. Tell them when they can call you in the Media Tent to do a live feed. The more irons in your fire, the better chance you have of getting media credentials. Word to that!
2006-06-16 @ 18:25
Comment from: Tim McDonald (member) [Visitor]
Stacy, I agree with both Chris and Ron. You can't pretend to be a journalist, then turn around and become a fawning, wide-eyed autograph seeker. Even on your day off.

Also, you need to get over this habit of launching personal attacks against media relations people in public. It's unseemly, for one thing, and amateurish. If you want to be a journalist, remember an important journalistic rule: Readers and listeners don't care about what goes on behind the scenes with media. It's self-centered to assume they do. Solve these problems through proper channels.

Instead of harping in public, do what Ron Mon suggests.

And to KIMO, just to clear up a point: When Stacy and Barry, or almost any of our bloggers, apply for credentials, they do so in their own names only. They are basically independent contractors, and don't use the TG name when applying for credentials. That's forbidden here.
2006-06-17 @ 05:16

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