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KU men's, women's basketball will wear new uniforms in 2010-11

Parrothead8, I'm aware of how press releases work. The company sends what they WANT the newspaper to print, and the newspaper staff uses its journalistic abilities to present that information in a way that benefits its readers — not the company.

By presenting the above statement as fact, rather than company stance, the newspaper has endorsed the company's claims. Had they simply inserted, "Adidas says the new uniforms....," it would have been apparent that it was a company statement.

And you're right, it's just a short story about basketball uniforms. But if you stop demanding that at least some thought is put into each and every story published, it becomes a slippery slope of whether or not you're actually practicing journalism or simply re-printing company materials.

October 12, 2010 at 11:33 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

KU men's, women's basketball will wear new uniforms in 2010-11

"The new uniforms, which are made from 60 percent recycled materials, feature adidas’ Formotion technology, which reduces seams, decreases friction between the garment and the player’s skin and optimizes the player’s natural movement through specially constructed material. adidas reduced uniform weight and increased player comfort by switching front and back numbers from heavier, dense materials to breathable mesh."

So says the Adidas press release. Nice journalism. Ho-hum.

October 11, 2010 at 3:27 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

A rendering of KU's new football scoreboard by Daktronics, Inc.

The scoreboard says Sooners, but it's clearly Nebraska. Sigh.

April 9, 2010 at 8:45 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

LHS grad Green scores 21 in CSU hoops win over Colorado

21 points as a freshman is incredible. That's awesome for Dorian.

December 11, 2009 at 7:46 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Reality rundown: Man, it feels good to be right

As much as I hate to admit it, Irina deserved to win. She was best designer in a season of weak designers — but that doesn't make it easier to accept that she won. At least Carol Hannah would have been grateful. Irina never said thank you to the judges, forced Althea to hug her TWICE and then called the victory a "pat on the back." Gross.

November 20, 2009 at 11:43 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Longtime KU economics professor dies

Harry Shaffer is the man!

November 4, 2009 at 7:48 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Project Runway: Space diapers away!

Ra'Mon-Lawrence also had a chance to win, but his dress was just a bit too predictable. As bad as Ari was, I think the judges got it wrong. She was at least interesting; Qristyl should have been gonzo.

August 21, 2009 at 4:09 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Man pleads guilty in Burrito King assault

Burrito King is classified as a restaurant?

July 23, 2009 at 4:03 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Round Corner Drug, Cheese Shoppe closes

First Qdoba and now this. Soon there will be nothing left of historic downtown Lawrence!

July 8, 2009 at 12:50 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

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