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Who needs SI when you have Bleacher Report?

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by WTFünke, Jan 8, 2013.

  1. WTFünke

    WTFünke Member

    At least that's what CNN seems to be asking.

    Starting next month, it appears that CNN will be discontinuing its relationship with Sports Illustrated in favor of Bleacher Report. Link: http://www.cnn.com/cnn-sports-is-changing/

    If this is the future of journalism, count me out ...
  2. imjustagirl

    imjustagirl Active Member

    Well, Turner bought Bleacher Report.
  3. kyleocker

    kyleocker New Member

    Saw an ad on CNN.com about this around a week and a half ago. Could do nothing but roll my eyes and sigh. I'm not saying there are good writers at B/r and this isn't a surprise given Turner's purchase of B/r. But seriously.
  4. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    Sports journalism is becoming the new sweat shop. We'll all be hunkered down over our laptops 13 hours a day churning out briefs and tweets for pennies.
  5. dooley_womack1

    dooley_womack1 Well-Known Member

    But still not for the Plain Dealer.
  6. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    Ouch, Dools.
  7. dooley_womack1

    dooley_womack1 Well-Known Member

    That was 4 cents worth.
  8. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    Good luck generating ad revenue.
  9. Ben_Hecht

    Ben_Hecht Active Member

    What simpletons (Turner). Commenting about B/R would be superfluous.
  10. HanSenSE

    HanSenSE Well-Known Member

    IJAG got it right.

  11. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

    I think that Bleacher Report is an abomination.

    But at the same time, we have to face the fact that sports writing, in particular, and reporting to an extent, as well, has been de-valued in the last 10-15 years.

    News writing reporting, too, but sports in particular. Too many people with access to too much information. It's not just the Internet, either, although that's a big part of it. It's the proliferation of games on television, as well.
  12. BobSacamano

    BobSacamano Member

    So you mean the five-hour pregame shows on network television are a bit much?
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