Kellogg Buys Travis Ford's Old House

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Kellogg Buys Travis Ford's Old House

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Post by DrG » Wed Aug 20, 2008 9:53 pm

Well, let's hope he sticks around in the neighborhood a little while longer.

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Post by OrchardHill75 » Thu Aug 21, 2008 8:26 am

I assume this is all "public information" somewhere and that some relatively simple research could yield the same info, but does anyone else question why the actual address has to appear in a newspaper article like this?
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It just doesn't seem right.
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Post by MassMan06 » Thu Aug 21, 2008 8:31 am

Matty V had it in his blog as well. Apparently he took it out of the property transfers section of the Gazette.

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Post by nale » Thu Aug 21, 2008 2:36 pm

OrchardHill75 wrote:does anyone else question why the actual address has to appear in a newspaper article like this?
Good point OH. Just because it is public information doesn't mean it had to be published. The fact Derek bought TF house is minor news the exact address was not needed to make the point.

Similarly. On the front page of the Republican there was a piece on a man charged with assault for punching a guy who harassed his wife. For some reason (the fact all three worked were government employees maybe) their salaries were also published. Their salaries have nothing to do with the assault or the harassment
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Post by CrooksisRhyming » Thu Aug 21, 2008 2:48 pm

who? - Derek Kellogg
what? - Bought a house
when? - Not completely clear in story but recently.
where? - 27 Owen Drive in Amherst
why? - Job (new coach of the UMass basketball team)
how? - With $755,000


That's journalism fellas... in the rare occasion that you can answer all of these questions, you do.
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Post by UMass02 » Thu Aug 21, 2008 3:06 pm

I can understand why they put Kellogg's address in the article. I can not understand why they put McCutcheon's address; it's a little interesting to know that they are neighbors, but it's not pertinent to the article.

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Post by cox'n » Thu Aug 21, 2008 3:15 pm

On the other hand, Ford paid about $675,000.00 for it three years ago when the housing market was at its height. Even with the improvements, it's a bit of a surprise that TF made money on the sale. By the way, the price McCutcheon paid for his house is also readily available on the web. Heck, the price of most any house that was bought or sold in the last five years is available online.

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Post by 78 » Thu Aug 21, 2008 6:03 pm

CrooksisRhyming wrote:who? - Derek Kellogg
what? - Bought a house
when? - Not completely clear in story but recently.
where? - 27 Owen Drive in Amherst
why? - Job (new coach of the UMass basketball team)
how? - With $755,000


That's journalism fellas... in the rare occasion that you can answer all of these questions, you do.
This former reporter (a long, long time ago) concurs
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Post by UMass'96 » Fri Aug 22, 2008 6:57 am

Why not just say, "DK bought TF's house in Amherst." Instead of giving the exact location. Just because something is public information does not mean that it has to be made even more public by putting it in the newspapers. What happens if DK tanks after the second season? You think that Mrs. Kellog is going to enjoy the mail that they may receive from some fans?
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Post by Minutemaniac74 » Fri Aug 22, 2008 7:20 am

The information was listed in the paper under the property transfers section. Because the topic is LAND, the location of said land is kind of critical.

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Post by InnervisionsUMASS » Fri Aug 22, 2008 7:24 am

Who cares?

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Post by nale » Fri Aug 22, 2008 9:42 am

CrooksisRhyming wrote:who? - Derek Kellogg
what? - Bought a house
when? - Not completely clear in story but recently.
where? - 27 Owen Drive in Amherst
why? - Job (new coach of the UMass basketball team)
how? - With $755,000
That's journalism fellas... in the rare occasion that you can answer all of these questions, you do.
Crooks. The point of the story is Derek bought TF's house not Derek bought a house. The simple fact Derek bought a house is not really newsworthy. They would not have published anything about Derek buying a house if it wasn't TF's house.
You are correct those are the questions journalist should ask. However after they find the answers they then must decide which answers are important to or add to the story they are trying to tell. They don't/shouldn't just throw every piece of info they gather into a piece. Those choices are what divides good journalism from average journalism.
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Post by umass21 » Fri Aug 22, 2008 9:44 am

Turn the question around: Why not include the address?

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Post by InnervisionsUMASS » Fri Aug 22, 2008 9:57 am

Again, who cares? This is not really all that big of a deal that people are making it out to be. A property was transfered. The information is public and was in the newspaper anyways. Simple as that.

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