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    Go Cyclones - Goodbye, Ames

    Wow, best cyclone beat reporter the trib ever had.

    If cyclone fanatic and cyclones.com weren't enough, I thought she might be the final straw and put the cyclone scout and rivals sites out of business. She actually called the coaches, players, covered cap city, updated a blog, revamped the website, and did a good job on twitter.



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    Re: Linehan Leaving Trib...bummer..

    Quote Originally Posted by brokenloginagain View Post
    Wow, best cyclone beat reporter the trib ever had.
    If that's true, it isn't saying much... I think she just came along at the right time technologically...


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    Re: Linehan Leaving Trib...bummer..

    I read this... I didn't see that it said where she was going though.



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    Re: Linehan Leaving Trib...bummer..

    Big 12 town.....


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    She's headed to Lubbock, Texas.



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    Re: Linehan Leaving Trib...bummer..

    Quote Originally Posted by cybsball20 View Post
    If that's true, it isn't saying much... I think she just came along at the right time technologically...
    She improved access, but I thought her professionalism was slightly lacking at times. Not in how she acted, mind you, but just how it came across in writing.



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    Quote Originally Posted by CrossCyed View Post
    She improved access, but I thought her professionalism was slightly lacking at times. Not in how she acted, mind you, but just how it came across in writing.

    Yeah, she did a good job using the tools available, as anyone probably would have... But her writing was pretty weak.



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    Things are pretty tough at the Ames Tribune, folks. Even in good times, that paper didn't pay much and was always a stepping stone for staff.
    But this year every employee had to take a 5% pay cut, plus a week's unpaid furlough. Kinda think all the Trib's writers and editors are on the lookout for the next job outta there...



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    That's too bad - I honestly enjoyed Courtney's coverage on gocyclones.com - she will be missed. Best wishes to her in the future.


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    Re: Linehan Leaving Trib...bummer..

    Quote Originally Posted by cybsball20 View Post
    Yeah, she did a good job using the tools available, as anyone probably would have... But her writing was pretty weak.
    Disagree with that, her writing for the Trib blew the socks off of anyone at the DSM Register and the CR Gazette with the possible exception of Mike Hlas at the Gazette. She and Bobby were the best pair that I recall from the Trib.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Tornado man View Post
    Things are pretty tough at the Ames Tribune, folks. Even in good times, that paper didn't pay much and was always a stepping stone for staff.
    But this year every employee had to take a 5% pay cut, plus a week's unpaid furlough. Kinda think all the Trib's writers and editors are on the lookout for the next job outta there...
    I assumed the circulation numbers were low, but did not realize it was around 10k- before the newspaper industry tanked. I bet she "improves" the day she walks in the door at the Lubbock paper. Do you think she will take shots at ISU like some opposing journalists do? Maybe they can outsource the ISU coverage to the Daily



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    Quote Originally Posted by swarthmoreCY View Post
    Do you think she will take shots at ISU like some opposing journalists do?
    How ironic - as I posted Sunday about this - Courtney in a previous column about Big 12 road trips ranked Lubbock as the "worst."
    Wonder if they know that down there...



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    Quote Originally Posted by Tornado man View Post
    How ironic - as I posted Sunday about this - Courtney in a previous column about Big 12 road trips ranked Lubbock as the "worst."
    Wonder if they know that down there...
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    In Courtney's defense, it was ranking the trip, and perhaps not the actual city...it is a long ways from Ames.



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    Re: Linehan Leaving Trib...bummer..

    Thank goodness Courtney spent some time here. I can't remember a time she didn't come across as knowledgeable and easy to read. Good luck trying to replace her.


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    Re: Linehan Leaving Trib...bummer..

    I don't live in Ames or Iowa anymore, so I didn't read her on a regular basis, but from the links I saw on here, she seemed to be enthusiastic and energetic, which I can appreciate.

    As for whether or not she was a great writer, my guess is she's probably a recent college graduate and not quite out of her mid-20's yet. I'm not going to demand that she be the next Mitch Albom right out of the gate.

    Good luck to you Courtney!



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