The sports editor: Good cop or bad?

Authored by: Paul Weaver

Routledge Handbook of Sports Journalism

Print publication date:  November  2020
Online publication date:  November  2020

Print ISBN: 9781138671874
eBook ISBN: 9781315616704
Adobe ISBN:

10.4324/9781315616704-13

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Abstract

What makes the perfect sports editor? What do they do? What do the good ones do that the bad ones don't? Paul Weaver, who joined Fleet St in 1979, tells some of the stories – well, the stories we can print – about the good, the bad and the ugly. Are the loud and lively maverick figures a thing of the past, left behind with the liquid lunch and the… more liquid lunch?

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