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Why Toledo Blade?

Since when is discipline automatically a news item? I have no clue who this lady is but this seems really dumb that The Blade feels they should right an article on this.

I am not sure what is worse. The Blade for writing this or Perrysburg for reprimanding her.

http://www.ourtownperrysburg.com/Our-Town-Schools/2014/08/29/Perrysburg-tennis-coach-reprimanded-for-school-van-use.html

"A tip and photo of the van at the dorms from an anonymous person led to the district’‍s investigation. "

Somebody's kid isn't getting enough playing time....

created by Molsonator on Aug 29, 2014 at 08:14:39 am     Comments: 33

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I thought the same thing. At first I assumed she used the van to move him. Not that she stopped there while in the area because she was already nearby.

I'll bet she never does it again. Too bad we can't assume the same about the stalker who followed her.

posted by justread on Aug 29, 2014 at 08:34:35 am     #   1 person liked this

Wow. She dropped something off at a dorm on her way back.

I can only imagine the scandal if she had stopped at a McDonald's to use the bathroom without buying something.

SMH

posted by Anniecski on Aug 29, 2014 at 09:02:53 am     #   4 people liked this

Do not question the Blade! They won a goddamned Pulitzer Prize! The owners are saints and we all owe them our lives! What is wrong with you?!

posted by dell_diva on Aug 29, 2014 at 10:14:48 am     #   7 people liked this

So stupid.

posted by stooks on Aug 29, 2014 at 11:01:29 am     #  

"A tip and photo of the van at the dorms from an anonymous person led to the district’‍s investigation."

That darn Anonymous. Always up to something.

I hope someone in the media world is hunting for this anonymous tipster for an exclusive interview over coffee.

posted by jr on Aug 29, 2014 at 11:16:46 am     #   1 person liked this

jr posted at 11:16:46 AM on Aug 29, 2014:

"A tip and photo of the van at the dorms from an anonymous person led to the district’‍s investigation."

That darn Anonymous. Always up to something.

I hope someone in the media world is hunting for this anonymous tipster for an exclusive interview over coffee.

I'm sure Paul will be here any minute now to explain why it's ok for his employer to report on a story that is based on an anonymous tip, but it's not ok for internet posters to remain anonymous.

posted by dell_diva on Aug 29, 2014 at 12:06:55 pm     #   10 people liked this

dell_diva - see they are reporting on the discipline. It just so happens the discipline was generated from an anonymous source. Leave the opinions to the journalist. They are professional.

I choked on my own spit while typing this. Bwaaahaaahaaaa!

posted by Molsonator on Aug 29, 2014 at 12:17:26 pm     #   3 people liked this

It's not much of a story. Barely worth the bandwidth.

But to be clear, the 'anonymous source' reported to the school district, not the paper. The paper reported on the Perrysburg district's subsequent actions. That's how I read it.

posted by McCaskey on Aug 29, 2014 at 12:27:21 pm     #   3 people liked this

That's how I read it, too. Also, for what it's worth, the microsites for perrysburg and sylvania tend to focus on less prominent stories.

posted by Nolan_Rosenkrans on Aug 29, 2014 at 07:57:45 pm     #  

"A tip and photo of the van at the dorms from an anonymous person led to the district’‍s investigation."

Well...when can we expect the full-court press investigation on this persons anonymity a la EconCat88???

posted by oldhometown on Aug 30, 2014 at 04:02:43 pm     #   1 person liked this

I don't understand why The Blade would print this?

What is newsworthy about a school employee getting a reprimand?

Is something this minor worth putting the coach through such public embarrassment?

C'mon folks at The Blade, lets use some common sense.

I defend The Blade when people rag on them, but this kind of cheap shot reporting makes the paper look like a bush league operation.

posted by shamrock44 on Sep 02, 2014 at 12:49:46 am     #   1 person liked this

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posted by Molsonator on Sep 02, 2014 at 06:57:08 am     #  

Crap. I posted on the wrong thread. This looks like spam when it's out of context. Ha!

posted by Molsonator on Sep 02, 2014 at 07:26:26 am     #  

I'm sure Paul will be here any minute now to explain why it's ok for his employer to report on a story that is based on an anonymous tip, but it's not ok for internet posters to remain anonymous.

! posted by dell_diva on Aug 29, 2014 at 12:06:55 pm

I can't defend foolish and incorrect claims. It would be a great idea to read before posting - or at least think a little...

But to be clear, the 'anonymous source' reported to the school district, not the paper. The paper reported on the Perrysburg district's subsequent actions. That's how I read it.

! posted by McCaskey on Aug 29, 2014 at 12:27:21 pm

And guess what? It's the only way to read it unless one reads very poorly.

posted by paulhem on Sep 02, 2014 at 04:37:02 pm     #  

"..that's defend against foolish and incorrect..."

posted by paulhem on Sep 02, 2014 at 04:43:31 pm     #  

Is the issue the anonymous source???

I think not.

The issue is the public humiliation of someone over a minor disciplinary action at her workplace.

What's next?

A report detailing Joe Dokes reporting 8 minutes late for work?

Making this a newspaper story is really bush league. Personally I think someone from The Blade owes this coach an apology for publicly humiliating her.

posted by shamrock44 on Sep 03, 2014 at 12:12:00 am     #   4 people liked this

Regardless how it was read it was in poor taste of the Blade to publish the story to humiliate someone over something so silly. IMHO

posted by stooks on Sep 03, 2014 at 07:46:52 am     #   1 person liked this

Devil's advocate: Perhaps someone at The Blade made the decision to run the story because they, too, thought it was ridiculous and it makes the P'burg administrators look bad, not the coach.

Anyway, shit happens. The news reports it. The chips fall where they may.

posted by jmleong on Sep 03, 2014 at 01:49:56 pm     #  

The P-burg school admin doesn't have their pictures or names in the article. The piano of shame falls directly on the coach.

I have driven "company vehicles" with the same sort of policy (i.e. "no personal use"). Yeah, it's there to protect the company vehicles and to have a rule in place so that someone doesn't say "I'm going to borrow *the company car so I can go to the UP for the weekend **the company van so I can move to a new house this week ***the company truck so I can haul away that tree I cut down myself. In other words, things you pay rent for to UHaul or others.

But holy shit...mom dropping off some stuff to the kid while she's in the area. Unless she was dropping off the kid's pet cougar or plutonium for a science project, who gives a shit?

Not only was it not newsworthy, putting a letter in someone's file over this? A coach with favorable reviews over the past 5 years and successful on the court???

And the public schools wonder why it's so hard to get/retain good people to be teachers...

posted by oldhometown on Sep 03, 2014 at 02:21:29 pm     #   3 people liked this

"who gives a shit?"

One busybody stalker who made it their business to follow her and get the incriminating photo while they also happened to be in the area. Same busybody stalker who used the school system as a pawn in their crusade.

posted by justread on Sep 03, 2014 at 02:49:51 pm     #   9 people liked this

You have to wonder if this said "busybody stalker" didn't have a friend at The Blade too.

posted by Molsonator on Sep 03, 2014 at 03:19:21 pm     #   1 person liked this

Is the issue the anonymous source??? I think not.
,

Talking or arguing about what should be in the news vs what shouldn't is a time- honored tradition, dating back hundreds of years.

However, I was responding to a charge either based upon ignorance, or a deliberate attempt to misinform.

posted by paulhem on Sep 03, 2014 at 05:57:02 pm     #  

Soooo... what's up with the "sponsored content" showing up online?

http://www.toledoblade.com/Sponsored-Content/2014/10/12/Is-the-Chevy-Colorado-the-future-of-pickups.html

Is this showing up in the printed version as well? Gross :/

posted by nits on Oct 13, 2014 at 11:33:07 pm     #  

I encounter sponsored content often on the websites that I read. Some bloggers do it as a source of revenue. Many online media orgs do it now, but it's an issue that gets debated a lot by observers.

As long as the content is easily identified as sponsored, then I see no problem with it. I can remember seeing sponsored content in print magazines long ago.

Media orgs may create the sponsored content, and I think that some media outlets have even created new departments for this type of business.

I believe that The Guardian, The Atlantic, The New York Times, etc. use sponsored content.

News aggregators Mediagazer and Techmeme incorporate sponsored content links.

These bloggers use sponsored content, but I still read them.

Scroll down http://qz.com and you'll see sponsored content, like this one for Goldman Sachs.

I like reading Medium, and a couple months ago, BMW began sponsoring content on that site, and those articles are interesting to read. The difference is BMW simply sponsors the stories. Except for one article, the articles are not about a BMW product. The stories will say, "Presented by BMW." Underwritten content.

BMW is sponsoring Re:form, a collection of posts about design edited by Sarah Rich, a former senior editor at Dwell magazine. It's the first time a collection, Medium's term for a digital publication, will have a sponsor. It's also the first attempt by Medium, created in 2012 by Twitter co-founders Evan Williams and Biz Stone, to generate revenue.

Recode.net has a sponsored content policy.

Re/code accepts a form of advertising we call “Sponsor Content.” Known broadly as “native advertising,” this is a category of ad that takes the form of an article written by, or commissioned by, an advertiser. It’s widely used online, but the technique actually goes back well before the Web, when print publications ran articles written by advertisers that were called “advertorials.”

posted by jr on Oct 14, 2014 at 01:29:39 am     #  

^^^ What jr said..

posted by paulhem on Oct 14, 2014 at 01:37:07 pm     #  

I think it's time the Blade did another series about city workers loafing on the job, like they did in the eighties!

posted by Wulf on Oct 14, 2014 at 02:27:34 pm     #  

Don't use your Sports section to see what football games are on TV today. They used last weeks information. Probably ran out of time getting it to the printer.

posted by Molsonator on Oct 26, 2014 at 10:05:03 am     #   1 person liked this

Molsonator posted at 10:05:03 AM on Oct 26, 2014:

Don't use your Sports section to see what football games are on TV today. They used last weeks information. Probably ran out of time getting it to the printer.

I noticed it, too.

I wonder if they know it. They probably don't care, anyway.

posted by toledojim on Oct 26, 2014 at 09:10:54 pm     #  

Yes. Everyone likes to make very public mistakes.

posted by Nolan_Rosenkrans on Oct 26, 2014 at 10:53:42 pm     #   6 people liked this

"To err is human; to forgive divine." Alexander Pope

posted by Mariner on Oct 27, 2014 at 09:25:35 am     #  

"To err is human; to publish divine. To run a 12-part series is even better." Author unknown

posted by justread on Oct 27, 2014 at 09:33:46 am     #   3 people liked this

TV times in the printed newspaper? The Blade probably did that just to see if anyone still reads that part :)

posted by JoeyGee on Oct 27, 2014 at 10:14:45 am     #   1 person liked this

"TV times in the printed newspaper?"

Here's the week 9 schedule with start times (Eastern time) and the networks.

http://m.espn.go.com/nfl/scoreboard?date=20141029&groupId=9

The 6-2 Lions have their bye this week.

The 4-3 Browns play their third consecutive grueling tussle. This week, it's 1-6 Tampa Bay at Cleveland. 1:00 p.m. start on Fox.

A couple more interesting games for this Sunday:

  • 6-1 Denver at 6-2 New England. 4:25 p.m. CBS.
  • 5-3 Baltimore at 5-3 Pittsburgh. 8:30 p.m. NBC.

Since the Browns play on Fox, then I assume that our local CBS channel will show the Jaguars-Bengals game at 1:00 p.m.

CBS has a doubleheader this Sunday, so I assume that means our local CBS channel will show the Broncos-Patriots game.

I don't know if our local Fox channel will carry the Browns game. I can never remember how those NFL-TV rules work.

Since the Lions are off, it seems like our local Fox channel might carry the Browns game.

Washington plays at Minnesota at 1:00 p.m. on Fox.

So does our local Fox channel show the game involving another team from the same division as the Lions, or does it show a team that's in our market?

That might be a reason to consult a local paper or a local media outlet's website.

posted by jr on Oct 27, 2014 at 11:39:01 am     #   1 person liked this