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Packer sports writers for newspapers....

Discussion in 'Packer Fan Forum' started by all about da packers, Oct 6, 2006.

  1. all about da packers

    all about da packers Cheesehead

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    I was wondering if the writers covering the Packers for JS or PackersNews are Packer fans themselves, or individuals who are reporters and their job is to report on the packers?

    I don't mean to come off as bashing or anything, but I thought it would be interesting since there iwould be a better sense of objectivity from an outsiders perspective as opposed to a fan.

    I think it'd be awsome for someone to be a Packer backer and end up covering them for a living....
     
  2. spardo62

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    A reporter is paid to cover the story and be objective, not a fan. That being said, I would assume that it is difficult to put aside a lifetime of feelings for a team and totally objectively report without allowing some bias to seep through from time to time. I do not have biographies on all who cover the Packers, but I know that Cliff Christl is a native of the Green Bay area, so one would assume he followed the team as a child and young man prior to covering the team.
     
  3. calicheesehead

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    From experience I can tell you, when your love becomes your work, the love is work, which takes the love right out of the equation. :wink:
     
  4. Yared-Yam

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    I pretty sure Havel is a fan. He gets pretty riled up talking about the Pack on the radio a lot.
     
  5. all about da packers

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    Thanks spardo, I was sure you'd be able to give me a answer on that question.

    Thanks a lot YY, must be awsome to listen to someone who is enthusiastic about Packer football over the radio!

    Must be a great job to cover the Packers..... perhaps its not too late to switch my mind and start majoring in journalism..... :p
     

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