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Well, crap.
« on: September 30, 2011, 11:13:14 PM »
Off the gossip wire .. Todd Rosiak rumored to be off the MU beat next season. 

Maybe we can get Brad Galli to come back to Wisconsin, waste his talents here.

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Re: Well, crap.
« Reply #1 on: September 30, 2011, 11:27:15 PM »
It was only a matter of time before TR got a more stable job in a larger market.

Best of luck to TR!  As long as we don't get someone like Admiral NoFriends we'll be just fine :)

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Re: Well, crap.
« Reply #2 on: September 30, 2011, 11:36:44 PM »
(I didn't say Rosiak was leaving the JS .. but who knows, maybe he has a line on a job in Pittsburgh or Syracuse, or some other college town..)

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Re: Well, crap.
« Reply #3 on: September 30, 2011, 11:39:24 PM »
(I didn't say Rosiak was leaving the JS .. but who knows, maybe he has a line on a job in Pittsburgh or Syracuse, or some other college town..)

Noted :)

I hope, for his sake, that he's leaving the JS.  They've been pretty terrible at changing their business model to this whole Internet thing.

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Re: Well, crap.
« Reply #4 on: October 01, 2011, 01:31:51 AM »
That is a shame - thanks for the great coverage TR!

In defense of the Journal, it has been very hard to translate the newspaper model in the internet age anywhere in the country.  It's just so much harder to prove who is reading from internet clicks, and that makes it tough to sell to advertisers trying to target.  It's just a very, very tough model and the incredible number of newspapers that have shut down in recent years indicates just still being in print is an accomplishment I'm afraid.
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Re: Well, crap.
« Reply #5 on: October 01, 2011, 05:01:40 AM »
How long before MKE has only The Marquette Trib. for a newspaper?
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Re: Well, crap.
« Reply #6 on: October 01, 2011, 05:23:18 AM »
That is a shame. Rosiak is a throw back to journalism's competent era and somebody who clearly enjoyed covering Marquette.

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Re: Well, crap.
« Reply #7 on: October 01, 2011, 06:10:43 AM »
Wondered why TR has been so quiet.

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Re: Well, crap.
« Reply #8 on: October 01, 2011, 06:21:30 AM »
Wondered why TR has been so quiet.

He's been on the Brewer beat, which is why I thought he was quiet.  He still blogged about MU, just very infrequently.

This is disappointing, if true.  He was a HUGE upgrade over Lori Nickels. 

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Re: Well, crap.
« Reply #9 on: October 01, 2011, 06:28:57 AM »
Rosiak was the best beat reporter Marquette has had since Bud Lea.  In Lori's defense some of the writing I've seen from her in the past year has shown a massive improvement.

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Re: Well, crap.
« Reply #10 on: October 01, 2011, 08:43:03 AM »
On the hopeful side .. Rosiak's reason for success wasn't because he was Walt Whitman .. generally speaking, he was "just" a solid sports writer. 

Rosiak was successful because of two things .. access and volume.  Marquette invited him in to cover the team, and he pumped out stories and blogs, journaling his observations.

The formula isn't hard.  Get a guy (cough) who knows basketball, get him writing pre and post game stories, plus a feature every week .. and have him blog in between.  Marquette needs to get his phone on their speed dial, invite him to practices, and the rest takes care of itself.

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Re: Well, crap.
« Reply #11 on: October 01, 2011, 10:03:27 AM »
Rosiak isn't necessarily gone from MU coverage. The JS is on hard times (like all newspapers) and things are changing in their environment. Their sports department will likely be forced to shuffle some things around, and with his solid Brewers coverage this summer, TR may take on a larger role, other than just being the MU beat writer. So, will he stay on the MU beat? Will he move to another role and be replaced? No one knows just yet, but one thing is for sure, there are more changes to come at the Journal Sentinel.

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« Reply #12 on: October 01, 2011, 10:17:31 AM »
On the hopeful side .. Rosiak's reason for success wasn't because he was Walt Whitman .. generally speaking, he was "just" a solid sports writer. 

Rosiak was successful because of two things .. access and volume.  Marquette invited him in to cover the team, and he pumped out stories and blogs, journaling his observations.

The formula isn't hard.  Get a guy (cough) who knows basketball, get him writing pre and post game stories, plus a feature every week .. and have him blog in between.  Marquette needs to get his phone on their speed dial, invite him to practices, and the rest takes care of itself.


Sounds like you're advocating for Chicos to get the gig.
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Re: Well, crap.
« Reply #13 on: October 01, 2011, 10:22:50 AM »
How long before MKE has only The Marquette Trib. for a newspaper?

There is another paper in MKE!!
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Re: Well, crap.
« Reply #14 on: October 01, 2011, 10:53:29 AM »
(IWB's info is in conflict with what I heard .. I hope his is right.)

Curious poll:  Do any of you read/find valuable the pre- and post-game stories in the JS?  I rarely do.  They are usually pedestrian recitations of the facts,.. most of which are distributed in MU's (online) media info / guide (for pre-games) and the post-game rarely uncovers something interesting about the game beyond the AP press report.

To an extent, they are only important to the casual fan.

What (would) be missed is Rosiak's blog entries.  They (were) what I appreciated.  New info.  In depth reports.   That was the gold .. if TR wasn't writing that stuff, we wouldn't care about his departure.

Again .. access + volume = good.

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Re: Well, crap.
« Reply #15 on: October 01, 2011, 11:21:06 AM »
I've always enjoyed reading Todd's content - whether it was the game story/recap, or his blogs.  Agree the blogs have been gold - but its hard to create gold out of writing a story/recap on the results of a game.

I'd consider it a major loss if Todd is off of the MU beat/scene.
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Re: Well, crap.
« Reply #16 on: October 01, 2011, 02:31:50 PM »

Sounds like you're advocating for Chicos to get the gig.

If he wouldn't take the huge pay cut to become Marquette's AD I don't think he interested in becoming a journalist unless he can find someone to pay him by the word.

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Re: Well, crap.
« Reply #17 on: October 01, 2011, 04:35:52 PM »
Is Rob Schultz available?

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« Reply #18 on: October 01, 2011, 06:35:13 PM »
Lori Nichol?
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Re: Well, crap.
« Reply #19 on: October 02, 2011, 02:20:59 PM »
What talents exactly are you referring to when you mention Brad Gali?
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Re: Well, crap.
« Reply #20 on: October 02, 2011, 02:39:04 PM »
What talents exactly are you referring to when you mention Brad Gali?

His ability to both gain the trust of the team + coaching staff, in addition to his abilities to spin a yarn.  He'd be able to hit the ground running with Marquette Athletics.

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« Reply #21 on: October 03, 2011, 12:13:33 PM »
What talents exactly are you referring to when you mention Brad Gali?

Are you sure you're not confusing the Brads?
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« Reply #22 on: October 03, 2011, 12:14:35 PM »
Are you sure you're not confusing the Brads?

Who are the Brads other than Brad Galli?

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« Reply #23 on: October 03, 2011, 02:41:19 PM »
How long before MKE has only The Marquette Trib. for a newspaper?

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« Reply #24 on: October 16, 2011, 10:09:17 PM »
Todd confirmed tonight that Tom Enlund is indeed the new MU beat writer. Todd will be missed. He was far and away the best writer at the JS I have read in the 18 years I have really closely followed the team. I wish him nothing but the best - this new dude has big a$$ shoes to fill. I wish him all the luck in the world.
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