Posted by BJDevil on March 01, 19 at 18:32:23:
In Reply to: Apparantly Greg Hansen of the Tucson red star... posted by JohnB. on March 01, 19 at 16:51:48:
Greg Hansen is a long-timer that remembers and knows our Arizona sports history. His insight is 100x better than any syndicated, watered down sports crap that will be his inevitable replacement.
Why do papers cut loose their only real asset (the content creators) like that, instead of reaching out to new markets, business models, or other new ways of doing business?
They should at least try to stop undervaluing their content and go to a subscription model. (Not the half-assed AZCentral.com model anyone with a brain can beat.) Then continue to create GREAT content. People WILL pay if the content is there, and they hear about it via good marketing. (See TheAthletic.com for an example of a solid sports news outlet with REAL content - not ESPN bullshit/fluff).
And love or hate his politics (he was definitely hard on my church and alma mater), Steve Benson was and still is a great cartoonist. The dude won a Pulitzer Prize, for hell's sakes (it's like winning the Super Bowl MVP). You can't knock a guy like that too hard without looking more one-sided than he actually was.
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