Bias at the Palm Beach Post
AD Chun had changed the culture of the department and realized that he needed to bring in other events. Since he came in he has brought international friendly soccer matches to the stadium, both the USMNT and the USWNT, Major League Lacross which now has a professional team using our stadium, the Women's College Cup, worked with the community, ESPN, and NCAA to bring the Boca Raton Bowl to the stadium, The Burger King Football Bowl Series. But there has been some contervsary since Chun came on, the GEO Group naming rights debacle, and Carl Pelini and the drug allegations. The Geo Group cost MJ Saunders her job.
After MJ Saunders resigned, the University went out and hired President John Kelly, who ever since he came in has made a impact with the university. Hosting a expo for the university with the Broward and Palm Beach county school districts, reaching out to potential donors for the university along with working with Boca Raton on the 20th Street project. Also getting the large gift for the new practice and athletic and academic center. The only marr on his record so far is the questions to students regarding the their sexual activities for admission to the university which is a violation of privacy of students.
So the point I am getting at here, where is the positive reporting from the Palm Beach Post on these great events at FAU and not just focusing on the negatives that comes with the university. But negative events like this could happen at any university. I think the Post should focus on postives coming from the university and not the negatives.
Getting the indoor practice and academic facilty will help get us there, i hope Pres. Kelly can pull the triger on financing the construction ASAP with the pledges of the future $15M and future pledges decreasing the amount owed and NOT waiting til pledge $$$ are in hand.
Bottom line in business - you can't make money unless you spend $$$.
Yep. I'm sure they'd cry, "It's not our job to promote a particular university, it's just our job to report the facts." Yet look how they write about UF:
Local Owl saidThe problem with the PBP is they are a UF Gator news paper.
"Like many of her friends and classmates, Chelsea Apparicio couldn’t wait to attend the University of Florida and become a member of Gator Nation."
"The university does not have the academic credentials of an Ivy League school, but to many Floridians, UF is the school to attend."
Not your job to promote the university, eh?
I drove by the old Miami Herald building yesterday, there is only about 10% left of it standing…it's a sad and accurate visual of the newspaper industry as a whole.
Local Owl saidJust logged on to PBP to check headlines … Gators ROCK Texas Southern. In basketball.Where is Texas Southern?Who cares about that game ? Who? The guys at PBP. Stories like these are why local newspapers are going under. Again, comical.Posted On: Dec 14th 2014, 7:26 PM
What did the paper have to post about the Owls beating UCF AT UCF?
By the way PB Post, BOTH of these schools are geographically closer to WPB than UF!