AP baseball writers to start submitting 'hometown leads'

Nieman Journalism Lab

After filing their traditional story on the national wire, AP reporters will also file “hometown leads” for the local paper that can’t staff an away game, reports Andrew Phelps. AP sports editor Terry Taylorsays editors have been asking for this for at least 15 years.

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    From 1999 to 2011, Jim Romenesko maintained the Romenesko page for the Poynter Institute, a Florida-based non-profit school for journalists. Poynter hired him in August of 1999, after seeing his MediaGossip.com, a hobby site he started in May of 1999.

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