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Palm Beach Post no longer covering the Miami Heat?

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by SportySpice, Sep 5, 2009.

  1. SportySpice

    SportySpice Member

    Sounds like the most recent cuts hit the Palm Beach Post yesterday, and it sounds like Chris Perkins is out and the Post might not be covering the Heat anymore.
    Saw it in the comments here: http://blogs.browardpalmbeach.com/pulp/2009/09/palm_beach_post_layoffs.php#comments
    If so, that's really unfortunate. Perkins is a great guy, a solid writer and reporter and will do anything asked of him.
    Not covering the Heat is not smart in that market. Then again, the way this business is, "smart" depends on who's defining the word: journalists, readers or the execs.

    Can anyone confirm any of this?
  2. MileHigh

    MileHigh Moderator Staff Member

    Lots of content sharing among the three papers going on down there now.
  3. Simon_Cowbell

    Simon_Cowbell Active Member

    Palm Beach actually has refused to share content with the S-S.

    This could be interesting
  4. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    I'm stunned that a Heat writer would be shown the door before any of the hockey writers.
  5. They don't have any hockey writers. Former hockey writer there now covers the Dolphs.
  6. SF_Express

    SF_Express Active Member

    Mizzou, what Ogie said. Hockey has been long gone from the Post's core coverage.
  7. jimmydangles

    jimmydangles Member

    Quoted for untruth.
  8. Simon_Cowbell

    Simon_Cowbell Active Member

    Back at you.
  9. BigDog

    BigDog Active Member

    Hope the Post didn't do this so they can use Miami Herald copy on Heat. Today, the Herald "broke" the story saying Wade will opt out next summer.

    I read that in the Post two months ago.
  10. Drip

    Drip Active Member

    Perhaps Mr. Tepps can explain what's going on.
  11. Joe Williams

    Joe Williams Well-Known Member

    So is Chris Perkins leaving or staying?
  12. SportySpice

    SportySpice Member

    I don't know. Apparently they're keeping things really hush-hush as to who's gone in this latest round of cuts, even inside the building.
    I do know, however, that the Post, which has shared photos and some stories with the Herald for at least a few years, is definitely sharing content with the Sun-Sentinel, especially photos.
    All the sharing and beat cuts (the Post dumped regular coverage of the Panthers last season) in South Florida is more than a little unnerving.
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