Wednesday, March 5, 2014

AJC [Lack of] Coverage of Georgia Tech Upset Win Over #7 Syracuse

The Georgia Institute of Technology, located in Atlanta, Ga, scored their biggest basketball win of the season (maybe even the last four seasons) beating 7th ranked Syracuse in the Carrier Dome on the Orange's Senior Night.

Yet trying to find coverage of the Yellow Jackets win in the "hometown" paper I had to dig through headlines of Vince Vaughn visiting Atlanta, a radio DJ [possibly] losing his job, and "More breaking news at ajc.com" headlines.

Here is a screenshot of the AJC.com front page at Midnight, only 3 hours after the Yellow Jackets scored one of the biggest upsets of the season in college basketball.


Here is a screenshot of the front page of the AJC.com/Sports page.


Not one headline mention of the school located a few miles from downtown Atlanta even in the Sports front page!

There is a headline about Michael Jordan playing baseball 20 years ago and "5 tips for getting to Wednesday's soccer match".

Honest Question: Did someone at Georgia Tech royally piss off the AJC?

5 comments:

  1. Anonymous1:21 PM

    It's nothing new. If it had been UGA, it would dominate the page.

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  2. Anonymous1:28 PM

    No excuse for this -- it was a 7p game, so not like it was a late game. AJC is a shit show.

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  3. Anonymous1:29 PM

    Know what's also interesting? Mark Bradley write a column about Gregory Tuesday morning and doesn't so much as tweet about the game. That's some strong journalism.

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  4. The post neglects to mention that by 9:30 p.m., less than an hour after the game, there was a bright red "BREAKING NEWS" tab at the top of the home page that read "Georgia Tech wins stunner over No. 7 Syracuse."

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    1. Ken, thanks for commenting. I would think BREAKING NEWS banner would turn into a story somewhere on the front page of the sports section that night. Not blaming you, it is your editor's who decide. The next morning coverage was certainly more prominent.

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