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Thursday, April 05, 2012

OC Register assigns 70 reporters to cover one baseball game

“[Angels fans have] never been so excited,” [Editor Keith] Sharon told me. “Given that atmosphere, I wanted to match the intensity and the enthusiasm of the fans somehow. [...] I want everybody who sees our Web site, our print product, our iPad product, our mobile device product to think: ‘They thought of everything. I mean everything.’”

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Of the newspaper’s 100 or so reporters, Sharon says about 70 are involved in the news mob. Their assignment on opening day: omnipresence. “We’ve got someone in the parking lot, reporters in the sports bar, reporters at a memorabilia show where former Angels will be signing autographs, a reporter in the stands, a reporter in the pressbox, a reporter in the radio station, we’ve got a reporter with the guy who’s gonna propose, we’ve got a reporter [standing next to the person] holding the flag in center field,” Sharon said. “We want everyone to see that we are everywhere.

Lowry Seasoning Salt Posted: April 05, 2012 at 05:34 PM | 14 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: angels, media, royals

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   1. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: April 05, 2012 at 09:12 PM (#4099065)
Quick, someone kidnap a white girl so these media types will leave us alone!
   2. Jim (jimmuscomp) Posted: April 05, 2012 at 09:41 PM (#4099073)
This is beyond stupid.
   3. Jim (jimmuscomp) Posted: April 05, 2012 at 09:42 PM (#4099074)
EDIT (Double Post)
   4. Xander Posted: April 05, 2012 at 09:55 PM (#4099077)
Glad to see they're excited, but the ends don't seem to come close to justifying the means.
   5. Gamingboy Posted: April 05, 2012 at 10:19 PM (#4099098)
They better hope Weaver throws a perfect game to justify this. Also, let us hope the Angels make the playoffs, as the OC Register will have to hire more journalists in order to provide the coverage needed.
   6. silhouetted by the sea Posted: April 05, 2012 at 10:40 PM (#4099110)
So it has nothing to do with baseball or journalism. It's a publicity stunt.
   7. Gamingboy Posted: April 05, 2012 at 10:44 PM (#4099113)
So it has nothing to do with baseball or journalism. It's a publicity stunt.


Of course it is. But that doesn't mean I can make light of the fact that if they were to stick with this they'd be able to help unemployment numbers.
   8. PreservedFish Posted: April 05, 2012 at 11:59 PM (#4099148)
You people are so cynical. I think it's kind of neat.
   9. Cris E Posted: April 06, 2012 at 12:37 AM (#4099152)
So which one of you is the stringer they put in this thread?
   10. Random Transaction Generator Posted: April 06, 2012 at 01:46 AM (#4099167)
we’ve got a reporter with the guy who’s gonna propose,

Is the reporter going to blow the surprise like the guy did after the Fiesta Bowl a couple of years ago?
   11. Los Angeles El Hombre de Anaheim Posted: April 06, 2012 at 03:44 AM (#4099182)
I like it. I'm planning on making a day of it down there. You guys are just a bunch of grumps.
   12. Dock Ellis on Acid Posted: April 06, 2012 at 10:26 AM (#4099285)
Yes, let's hate on those who heavily promote our favorite game.
   13. AROM Posted: April 06, 2012 at 10:45 AM (#4099311)
Do they have a reporter covering the bathroom contest for the biggest dump?
   14. BWV 1129 Posted: April 07, 2012 at 03:14 AM (#4099837)
Do they have a reporter covering the bathroom contest for the biggest dump?

No, Bernal is in Indiana.

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