Friday, February 11, 2011

Jimmermania! continued

For all of you dying to read that story I was hinting about, here it is:

No 'idle' worship with Jimmer

Kristian Ekenes did a great job with this. He had a lot of initiative, which you need if you want to get anywhere in this business. He talked to the Jimmer, the Michelle Peralta, Charles Abouo, and some guy who I think should be the next Michelle Peralta. Emilio Urriola, who is quoted in the article, was getting me all worked up just when I was editing the story with Kristian! He said he likes basketball, but he doesn't like the players. How does that even make sense?!

Anyway, this Jimmer worship debate isn't ending anytime soon. Which is great for me and The Daily Universe, haha.

We also got our own story on Jerry Sloan, long time head coach of the Utah Jazz, resigning.

Jazz coach Sloan resigns

When Rich Evans came into the newsroom at around 1 p.m., he said we needed to find someone who could go to Salt Lake for the 3 p.m. press conference. Lucky for us, our man Chuck Krebs happened to be there and was willing to go. He had never been to something major like this, and he was pretty nervous. But he jumped in with both feet. He had a lot of questions, but he also had to learn a lot on his own. And he did great.

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