Monday, June 30, 2008

Giving the love to my hometown newspapers...

In an era of budget cutbacks in the newspaper industry, it would be easy for my hometown papers, the Seattle Times and the Seattle Post-Intelligencer to mail in the coverage of the Olympic Track & Field Trials and either use free-lance correspondents and photographers, or use the wire services.

However, both Seattle papers have their columnists, Steve Kelley (Times), and Art Thiel (P-I) in attendance here in Eugene. Both have said that being here is a welcome break from covering the ongoing court battle between the city of Seattle and the Clay Bennett-led Professional Basketball Club, LLC, aka the Seattle Supersonics, over their desire to break the lease on KeyArena and move the franchise to Oklahoma City.

Additionally, the Times sent down here photographer Rod Mar, whom I've known from his days shooting for the University of Washington Daily.

Here are links to Steve's columns on Diana Pickler and Aretha Thurmond...

Here's a link to Art's column on Aretha Thurmond...

Finally, here's a link to Rod's blog on the Times from the Trials, which I think is great for those who want to gain a perspective on being a photojournalist...

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