Will Roberts‘ perfect game was huge news at the University of Virginia (it’s a first for the school), but losing team George Washington University didn’t mention it until the seventh paragraph in its game story. Why not higher?
“This is the George Washington website,” GWU sports information director Dave Lubeski tells Romenesko. “We’re in the business to promote our athletes and our team. We’re not claiming to be journalists.” What some call “the buried lead” was discussed after the story was posted, says Lubeski, and it was mentioned that the perfect game could have been noted in the sub-hed. But “we’re not in the newspaper business,” notes the SID.
The Washington Post’s Dan Steinberg has fun with the GWSports.com write-up.