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Freep fantasy camp: ‘Sit elbow-to-elbow with our best writers’ (Don’t ask about the others)

If you wonder what it’s like to see the Tigers from where Jeff Seidel and Mitch Albom sit, their employer dangles an invitation “for the best job you’ll never get paid for — a one-day internship with the Detroit Free Press Sports department.”

Detroit Free Press logoIn a new promo partnership with Miller Brewing Co., the paper’s parent company — the Detroit Media Partnership — invites drinking-age readers to describe how they have “a passion for their community, enthusiasm for Detroit Sports and thirst for staying informed.”

It’s “hunger for staying informed” when Domino’s is the co-sponsor.

The winner — “one lucky individual” in contest-speak — gets “to sit elbow-to-elbow with our best writers and spend time in the newsroom cranking out stories.”

Uh-oh, Detroit Media Partnership suggests the sports staff has “our best writers” and others. Wonder if they know who they are.  

After “cranking out stories” for free the morning of July 11, the contest blurb says, “our lucky winner will view the Tigers play division rival Chicago White Sox . . . from the Press Box.”

Style tip for unpaid interns: “dugout” and “bullpen” are lower case, but major league media pros work in a Press Box.   

Got game? Enter here.

No cutoff deadline for submissions is given. Maybe the copy is by someone who’s not one of their best writers.

(This post was published June 9, 2013 at Deadline Detroit.) 

Comerica Park's press box -- oops, that's "Press Box," the Free Press contest says.

Comerica Park’s press box — oops, that’s Press Box, according to the Detroit Free Press contest.

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