(11-01-2019, 08:00 AM)Hooper21 Wrote:
(10-31-2019, 05:40 PM)jesusshuttlesworth82 Wrote:
(10-31-2019, 03:52 PM)SportPsychMav Wrote: His interaction with the community was cool as you felt closer to the team through him, but his reporting always lacked substance. Simply no quality content from a gist point of view.Agreed on Fish. Now we don't have to beat around the bush. Literally everyone outside of Fish's forum knows the dude just pumps out random stories under the guise of reporting. He'd get a story once in a while since he technically does have a press pass. I can't believe people actually paid for his "donuts." Kudos to him I guess for making a living writing random stuff people thought was "insider info."
Best contributor by far was David Lord.
This community was his substance and he lost it with the move.
There really is no quality Mavericks news source right now. It's a market gap.
Dlord is an invaluable CBA/cap asset. His basketball opinions though are about 20 years outdated.
The thing about those 'donuts' is that he used to pull a good number of them from discussions on the board. Not a bad idea, since there are a lot of good bball minds on here, but not necessarily journalism. Stuff like that made me take the '75 member staff' comments to mean he used everyone on the board as his contributors instead of literally having that many employees.
To be fair: Most so called journalists take their stuff from social media these days. Or at least get their ideas from there. They read Reddit and RealGm in the NBAs case.
This forum is also public and journalists will read here and I bet a lot of us are experts in some fields.
I don't know all your educations and experience. Your expertise.
Forums provide everyone with an idea of the public interest and discussion. They get an idea about what people are interested in right now.
Journalism is almost dead. Opinion pieces drive most things.
Many great sources are publicly available and easy to access.
Stats from the US government
Instagram accounts of players
Everyone can publish his opinion and work
Access isn't as limited as it once was. Writing great pieces is still super difficult but it is hard to find your audience and one that is willing to pay for it in times of declining real wages in the western world.
The challenge of the internet age is one of filtering and limiting access out of almost infinite sources and options.The best days of the www are likely over.
This forum format is a relict of the past. But it is a great format that gives the user control! It's not emphasizing a quick fix as most things do now.