Thursday, July 07, 2005

Mea Culpa???

Another front page headline for the O (still limping out of its internet problem) about the Blazers' new head coach. It's not the pick they announced last month and nothing in the article about that wrong call.

Will there be another public editor article about missing the big story? Didn't see the name Iavaroni in either the lead story or in Canzano's piece.

One correspondent (that's what we'll call emailers to pdxmediawatch at said that only KGW lead its newscast with the story, wondering if the local stations are so done with the Blazers. I saw something on Fox Sports Northwest with Lenny Wilkins talking about it and something on the ESPN ticker - SportsCenter was focused on the pitcher who took on TV news photographers.

Now the team will introduce the new coach at the Washington Park Rose Garden (not the Rose Garden Arena, which they don't own anymore) at 4:30p. I'm guessing they wanted un-challenged access to live coverage on the 5pm news, but that's gone now because of the horrible tragedy in London.

Back to the O. I'd like to hear from insiders about how the sports section gets that egg off its face.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

KGW wasn't the only one with the news... KPTV's Tim Becker had it in his sports segment at 10pm.

Thursday, July 07, 2005 9:32:00 AM  
Blogger PDXMediaWatcher said...

Thanks for the update. You must be my KPTV source who is always looking for points with the boss, or maybe you're the boss.

Thursday, July 07, 2005 9:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who cares? Nate was zero for zero shooting last year... not much better than Darius ("Spark Me Up, Baby") Miles.

So, when we bringing Major League Educcation to town?

Thursday, July 07, 2005 10:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's SPORTS, that's why. isn't the end of the world (but for some people I guess you could say they can see it from there...)

Thursday, July 07, 2005 11:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And of course, Canzano wrote a long piece yesterday all about how it just couldn't possibly be Nate. Had to be Iavaroni after all.

Thursday, July 07, 2005 12:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Bill McDonald said...

One thing a coach needs is good judgment so here’s my question: Is leaving the Seattle team for Portland’s team, a display of good judgment?

Thursday, July 07, 2005 12:28:00 PM  
Blogger MAX Redline said...

>So, when we bringing Major League Educcation to town?<

Good point; it appears you could do with some.

Thursday, July 07, 2005 2:43:00 PM  
Anonymous No Sports said...

Survey after survey says: Only about 10% of the public is seriously interested in sports on any given night. That's why it's almost always at the end of the newscast, short, or not there in some markets. The people that really want deep sports info go to the sports networks. And yes, I think local news is way past the Blazers, unless one of them commits a good crime.

Thursday, July 07, 2005 2:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Which is why local newsrooms talked themselves out of doing good local sports stories. They just thought they had to do scores and highlights.
Another rationalization from an industry looking to become televisionnewsosaurus.

Thursday, July 07, 2005 3:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

to anon 2:46:
maybe 10% of the few who actually WATCH the newscast for sports. we get our sports elsewhere. perhaps better sports talent or some promotion would help.

Thursday, July 07, 2005 7:06:00 PM  

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