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New Aggie beat writer for the Trib

Post by rAggie » September 27th, 2012, 8:22 am

Hi all,

The word on the street is that with Brian T. Smith leaving the Trib (thank goodness, didn't care for his coverage) and Bill Oram moving to the Jazz beat, that Lya Wodraska has also asked for more time to spend on Utah Gymnastics, so Tony Jones is going to move over to cover the Utes and Lya is going to cover USU football the rest of the season.

Tough loss for USU coverage, if accurate, as Tony was A+



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Re: New Aggie beat writer for the Trib

Post by ProvoAggie » September 27th, 2012, 8:27 am

I really hope that this isn't true. Tony has been the best that we've had in a really long time.



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Re: New Aggie beat writer for the Trib

Post by 40Aggie » September 27th, 2012, 8:40 am

This is a bad deal if true. Tony has done a great job for us. We'll be an after thought to Utah gymnastics for Lya. I think she's terrible anyway. If I had a bird I'd line its cage with her articles.



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Re: New Aggie beat writer for the Trib

Post by AggiesForever » September 27th, 2012, 8:46 am

What? Are you fricking kidding me?



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Re: New Aggie beat writer for the Trib

Post by 2004AG » September 27th, 2012, 8:46 am

Wow. Thats horrible news. Lya is a joke and Tony is the best.



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Re: New Aggie beat writer for the Trib

Post by GeoAg » September 27th, 2012, 8:51 am

I've heard that the Ute fans were very unimpressed with Lya. I'll reserve judgement, but I'm not a fan of this change in any way. I hope it is a positive for Tony, but it appears that it will kind of bite for the rest of us.


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Re: New Aggie beat writer for the Trib

Post by jme » September 27th, 2012, 9:23 am

Interesting



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Re: New Aggie beat writer for the Trib

Post by AggieAddict » September 27th, 2012, 9:24 am

Is this a joke?



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Re: New Aggie beat writer for the Trib

Post by Aglicious » September 27th, 2012, 10:14 am

Calendar check...hmm, not April 1st. This had better be a cruel joke. :nono:



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Re: New Aggie beat writer for the Trib

Post by GameFAQSAggie » September 27th, 2012, 10:15 am

ProvoAggie wrote:I really hope that this isn't true. Tony has been the best that we've had in a really long time.
Along with Jared Eborn.



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Re: New Aggie beat writer for the Trib

Post by ProvoAggie » September 27th, 2012, 10:33 am

GameFAQSAggie wrote:
ProvoAggie wrote:I really hope that this isn't true. Tony has been the best that we've had in a really long time.
Along with Jared Eborn.
Agreed. I sent an angry e-mail off to the DNews when they let Eborn go. The best Aggie coverage we ever had was when Tony and Jared were competing to break stories first. Tony has continued to do a fantastic job since then. Losing him would be a pretty big blow to our coverage in the SL Media.



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Re: New Aggie beat writer for the Trib

Post by GameFAQSAggie » September 27th, 2012, 11:37 am

ProvoAggie wrote:
GameFAQSAggie wrote:
ProvoAggie wrote:I really hope that this isn't true. Tony has been the best that we've had in a really long time.
Along with Jared Eborn.
Agreed. I sent an angry e-mail off to the DNews when they let Eborn go. The best Aggie coverage we ever had was when Tony and Jared were competing to break stories first. Tony has continued to do a fantastic job since then. Losing him would be a pretty big blow to our coverage in the SL Media.
Let's just hope Kraig Williams isn't next.



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Re: New Aggie beat writer for the Trib

Post by AndroidAggie » September 27th, 2012, 11:42 am

Did I read that properly? Wouldn't that make Lya's second priority USU football behind Utah gymnastics?



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Re: New Aggie beat writer for the Trib

Post by AggieSports » September 27th, 2012, 12:39 pm

This is freaking crazy! Tony has been awesome, but the move makes sense. What scares me is that he's been awfully quiet on facebook today. :(


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Re: New Aggie beat writer for the Trib

Post by Intermeddler » September 27th, 2012, 2:00 pm

AndroidAggie wrote:Did I read that properly? Wouldn't that make Lya's second priority USU football behind Utah gymnastics?
It seems that way, or perhaps they would be equally important. Either way, it would be a tremendous step down in coverage.



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Re: New Aggie beat writer for the Trib

Post by dhilk3785 » September 27th, 2012, 5:04 pm

Is it just me or does it appear Lya hasn't tweeted anything for 3 days? Not that Twitter is what makes a good reporter, but these days it helps with any breaking news and to at least keep us believing that the media is paying attention to us.


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Re: New Aggie beat writer for the Trib

Post by ProvoAggie » September 27th, 2012, 5:07 pm

If you want to keep Tony then let the twin know. He's still tweeting USU stuff so he's still doing USU.

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Re: New Aggie beat writer for the Trib

Post by bpd » September 27th, 2012, 6:16 pm

I asked Tony via Twitter, here is what he said:

"We are currently in a massive restructure at the Trib...I will make any details known as they become available to me"



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Re: New Aggie beat writer for the Trib

Post by AmericanAggie » September 27th, 2012, 11:31 pm

I'd vote for ProfessorChaos. Already networked and experienced with lots of followers already. Much better than anyone else out there for a gig like this.



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Re: New Aggie beat writer for the Trib

Post by hipsterdoofus21 » September 27th, 2012, 11:47 pm

I'm guessing the Fib isn't interested in hiring, just consolidating. That's why we're being combined with Utah gymnastics for coverage. It's sad, last year my Ute friend told me he was jealous that Tony Jones was our beat writer and he hated Lya.... :disappointed:



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Re: New Aggie beat writer for the Trib

Post by Cheecho6 » September 28th, 2012, 7:28 am

Say it isn't so Tony!


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Re: New Aggie beat writer for the Trib

Post by brownjeans » September 28th, 2012, 10:20 am

hipsterdoofus21 wrote:I'm guessing the Fib isn't interested in hiring, just consolidating. That's why we're being combined with Utah gymnastics for coverage. It's sad, last year my Ute friend told me he was jealous that Tony Jones was our beat writer and he hated Lya.... :disappointed:
I think newspapers need to start re-thinking their concepts for content. Instead of having a full-time beat writer they should pay Fafner to write their blog and a certain number of articles. They could give him a budget for travel expenses and give him credentials. They'd save a lot of money over trying to carry a full-time writer. Really, they could do this for almost all their content. They'd just need editors to manage the contributors and the content. It would also be more interesting to read IMO. You'd get a lot more variety in style and stuff. And a few photogs to get the some art lined up with the content when needed.



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Re: New Aggie beat writer for the Trib

Post by UtahStizzle » September 28th, 2012, 5:13 pm

Faf would be great! Albeit just a 'little' biased in his reporting.

But as long as twitter exists all is well in the news world.


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Re: New Aggie beat writer for the Trib

Post by AggieAddict » September 28th, 2012, 8:20 pm

Not a joke tony just tweeted the bad news.
Now that it's official I can announce that I will be replacing my man @oramb on the Utah hoops beat and covering U ftball as well....
As a backup to @LyaWodraska...my man @kylegoon replaces me on the usu beat...I will cover aggie football for the rest of the season



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Re: New Aggie beat writer for the Trib

Post by Cheecho6 » September 28th, 2012, 8:22 pm

This sucks but we knew Tony wouldn't be with us forever.


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Re: New Aggie beat writer for the Trib

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Tony Jones

Post by Elkaggie » September 28th, 2012, 9:39 pm

EDIT: Merged from another thread:

Just read that he is gonzo and no longer covering us but has been promoted to cover the Ewetes!! This sucks!!



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Re: Tony Jones

Post by stewusu98 » September 28th, 2012, 9:46 pm

starting now?



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Re: Tony Jones

Post by nismo1616 » September 28th, 2012, 9:47 pm

I have always been a big fan of Tony, this is terrible news indeed. Lets hope this Goon guy can be a good replacement.



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Re: Tony Jones

Post by NVAggie » September 28th, 2012, 9:48 pm

Tony will finish up football.



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Re: Tony Jones

Post by tkmad » September 28th, 2012, 9:55 pm

might be hard for me to get behind a guy named Goon. Hoping I can get past it.



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Re: New Aggie beat writer for the Trib

Post by rAggie » September 28th, 2012, 10:10 pm

Can we chalk this up as a win on MidnightTrain's record?



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Re: New Aggie beat writer for the Trib

Post by Aglicious » September 28th, 2012, 10:19 pm

rAggie wrote:Can we chalk this up as a win on MidnightTrain's record?
Oh sure, go ahead and take credit for MidnightTrain's success. ;)

The real MidnightTrain would have broken this news 2 weeks ago and would have done so in much more cryptic methods. :joking:



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Re: New Aggie beat writer for the Trib

Post by IdaAg93 » September 28th, 2012, 10:21 pm

@TonyAggieville: Obviously my twitter handle has to change...ute fans send me recommendations!!! Tonyuteville is not an option...just sayin
Here's his latest tweet if this answers any questions. This bites!!


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Re: Tony Jones

Post by AggieAddict » September 28th, 2012, 10:56 pm

tkmad wrote:might be hard for me to get behind a guy named Goon. Hoping I can get past it.
Is he a zoob? He's re-tweeting stuff by Jay Drew about BYU, not a good sign IMO.



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