Bears and Vikings "trade" newspaper writers; Jensen to Pioneer-Press, Wiederer to Trib

Bears and Vikings "trade" newspaper writers; Jensen to Pioneer-Press, Wiederer to Trib

The Chicago Bears and Minnesota Vikings have essentially “traded” newspaper beat writers. Well, the papers themselves didn’t trade writers; the “core” covering the Bears and Vikings made a swap. And it involves the two main papers in both the Twin Cities and Chicago.

The Vikings have a new beat writer: formerly of the Chicago Sun-Times. And an ex Vikings scribe moves to the Chicago Tribune.

APSE (Associated Press Sports Editors), a national organization that strives to improve professional standards of sports departments, just made these last two tweets:

 

 

So Wiederer goes from the main paper in Minnesota to the main paper here. And Sean Jensen, who left the Sun-Times under very mysterious and still not clarified circumstances, goes from the secondary paper here in The Chi to the secondary paper in the Twin Cities.

So what does this mean for the Chicago Tribune's Vaughn McClure? Will he still being doing Bears content? Or is he on Illinois football full-time now?

Paul M. Banks is the owner of The Sports Bank.net, a Fox Sports affiliate. He is also an analyst for 95.7 The Fan, and writes on Chicago sports media for Chicago Now. President Obama follows his Twitter account (@paulmbanks)

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