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how is your local newspaper covering the tour?(7 posts)

how is your local newspaper covering the tour?tarwheel
Jul 24, 2003 7:22 AM
I'll have to admit, I've been impressed with my local newspaper's coverage of the Tour. They've printed at least one story each day, often two. Tyler's and Lance's wins made the front of the sports page, as did the time trial when Ullrich whooped a**. Each day they've run a map showing the previous day's route, mileage, etc., along with a preview of the next stage. To top it all off, they haven't printed a single article by a fat columnist talking about how cycling isn't really a sport.

http://newsobserver.com/sports/story/2719966p-2521914c.html
Website or newspaper?Spoiler
Jul 24, 2003 7:41 AM
It's funny how the web has changed print journalism. Now, people refer to a newspapers website as the newspaper itself.
I haven't even read a paper version story yet. All stories have been from the web. NYTimes.com, USATODAY.com, localpaper.com etc.

Most of my local paper's stories have been from wire services like Reuters or AP. The local paper graphics department made up a route map and links page. On the left of the local paper's main page, there's a "breaking news" section that's updated about every hour. Usually a Tour result is included in the morning breakingnews ticker.

I haven't seen any "local interest" stories, where the local paper tries to find some connection between the local community and the Tour.
Surprisingly wellBike Fool
Jul 24, 2003 8:41 AM
The Virginia Pilot in VA Beach/Norfolk has been doing the same thing. Yesterday's stage had a sports front page of Lance & Tyler. Granted most of the articles are AP or such, but at least they're giving it some coverage.
depends on the resultsterry b
Jul 24, 2003 9:28 AM
Team Time Trail - page 1 of sports.
Everything before and since - page 5-6 of sports.

Some days there's a little teaser at the top of the front page pointing to the location in Sports where the article is.

Overall not too bad I think, about the same as last year.
Generally pretty wellThe Walrus
Jul 24, 2003 11:42 AM
i Pravda
,er, the
i Los Angeles Times
has given coverage for each stage with maps of the current, previous and next stages, rankings and times for the leaders, and narratives of the stages in varying detail, depending on the importance of the stage. Three or four stages have actually gotten front page coverage; about half the remainder made the front of the Sports section, and the others got page 3. Even on the rest days, there've been background articles. It's been pretty gratifying to see that the writer(s) on this coverage actually know something about le Tour and cycling.
Not too bad,KG 361
Jul 24, 2003 1:36 PM
Surprisingly, there wasa a pic today of Tyler Hamilton winning yesterday's stage! It wasn't even Lance! It could be the end of civilization as we know it.......
Rocky Mountian News Front page Photo: Tyler!Kvonnah
Jul 24, 2003 2:48 PM
I don't mean front page of the sports section, I mean the front page of the print paper. The Rocky is a tabloid format so we are talking full front page photo.

Granted, Tyler went to CU so he is sort of a local boy but I still thought it was cool as he!!.

The strange part is the Rocky is owned by the Denver Newspaper Agency which also own the other Denver daily, the POST. OF course we all no what overweight couch potato reporter writes for them!