San Francisco Sportswriter of the Year Finalist Ann Killion Tweets “C’mon Boston College. Beat the Rapist” Before the FSU Game
SF Gate - Chronicle sports columnist Ann Killion is one of three finalists for California sportswriter of the year, an award given by the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association.
Los Angeles Times writers Chris DuFresne and Sam Farmer also are up for the award. The winner will be announced in January, the organization said.
“Ann Killion provides an honest, declarative voice in a sportswriting environment cluttered with noise,” said Al Saracevic, The Chronicle’s sports editor. “If she’s not the sportswriter of the year, I’d like to meet whoever’s better.”
Hmmm, I may have dropped out of journalism grad school to work for Barstool, but I think I still have it jotted down in my AP Style Book somewhere about the use of “alleged.” Like, if somebody has been accused of a crime, but cleared by a court of law and/or had charges dropped, you kind of have to stick “alleged” in there when referencing them as a criminal? I know, I know, it can be annoying adding to your Twitter character count like that with throwaway terms. Just think it might be important for a finalist for Sportswriter of the Year with a verified blue checkmark to follow the rules in this case before using her honest declarative voice on labeling someone a rapist that hasn’t been convicted as one.
Hope #FSUTwitter was a blast this weekend!