Who chooses Mariners game stories?

Question: Regarding Mariner baseball: It appears that you have at least four sources for reporting Mariner games: Associated Press, Tacoma News Tribune, Everett Herald and the Seattle Times. What/who dictates which source you will choose to report this evening's game in tomorrow's paper? -- Reg Morgan, Coulee Dam

Answer: Several factors play into the decision. Timeliness is important. Sometimes, because of deadlines, the choices are limited. We may only have an Associated Press story on a late game. If we do have more than one choice, we decide simply by choosing the article we like the best. We prefer stories that focus on the Mariners' situation and the Mariners' reaction. Sometimes, if space is an issue, we will pick the story that best fits the space we have available. -- Joe Palmquist, sports editor

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