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    More press for Niang

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    Re: More press for Niang

    Calling something from Bleacher Report "press" is a bit of a stretch.

    Seriously. Bleacher Report is terrible and no one should drive traffic there way under any circumstances. No clicks means no ad revenue means they eventually shrivel up and die.



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    Re: More press for Niang

    Quote Originally Posted by Judoka View Post
    Calling something from Bleacher Report "press" is a bit of a stretch.

    Seriously. Bleacher Report is terrible and no one should drive traffic there way under any circumstances. No clicks means no ad revenue means they eventually shrivel up and die.
    I'm just happy I haven't seen a thread from answers.com in a while. I can live with Bleacher Report. (Although they are terrible.)


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    Re: More press for Niang

    Quote Originally Posted by Judoka View Post
    Calling something from Bleacher Report "press" is a bit of a stretch.

    Seriously. Bleacher Report is terrible and no one should drive traffic there way under any circumstances. No clicks means no ad revenue means they eventually shrivel up and die.
    Bleacher report gets a bad rap. Some of it's justified, because certainly some of their reporting is bad. But, there are plenty of good journalists working there, producing good stuff. A lot of their NCAA basketball coverage is very good, for example.


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    Re: More press for Niang

    So basically, Janny, you are saying Bleacher Report is a box of chocolates...


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    Re: More press for Niang

    As long as we are doing this, from BR as well - complete with stock BR Georges photo. Note that he is on the front page of this one (in the boot) as well.

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2...014-15/page/12


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    Re: More press for Niang

    Bleacher report loves Hoiball lately so it's clearly improved as a source of sports info and opinion.



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    Re: More press for Niang

    Quote Originally Posted by HFCS View Post
    Bleacher report loves Hoiball lately so it's clearly improved as a source of sports info and opinion.
    I'd say that it's been improving consistently ever since they replace SI as CNN's sports source. There's been a focus on improving quality, and they've been reasonably successful.


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    Re: More press for Niang

    Actually I really liked this article



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    Re: More press for Niang

    Yeah, what's not great about this article. I think it's spot on. My favorite part was the 'Seriously contending with Kansas and Texas'.



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    Re: More press for Niang

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Janny View Post
    Bleacher report gets a bad rap. Some of it's justified, because certainly some of their reporting is bad. But, there are plenty of good journalists working there, producing good stuff. A lot of their NCAA basketball coverage is very good, for example.
    Reporting? Journalism? I'm sorry, but you can't have a very good understanding of either of those concepts if you think they're embodied by Bleacher Report.

    Even if Bleacher Report hired the top sportswriter from every newspaper in the country, they'll never be considered legitimate journalism because of two fundamental flaws: fan-sourced content, and no editorial point of view. Any Tom, Dick, or Harry with a pulse can write commentary (not reporting) on something sports-related and get it published by Bleacher Report. Even if there's an occasional nugget of good stuff, readers have to wade through mounds of **** to get it, which flies against the whole point of journalism (identifying and distilling what's important).

    On top of that, the "articles" Bleacher Report puts out frequently contradict each other...a quick google search reveals that Bleacher Report writers think that Brett Favre, Tom Brady, and Peyton Manning are all the "best quarterbacks ever"...well, which is it? Their answer is "whatever will get some moron to click on the link", which is the same BS tactic used by other content mills like BuzzFeed, Cracked, Viral Nova, and so on.

    Unfortunately, it's also a successful business model (idiots like clicking through listicles, I guess), and it's probably here to stay. But until Bleacher Report knocks it off, they're still just a click-bait content farm that happens to employ a few decent writers (probably for the sole purpose of being able to say "see, we are legitimate journalism!").



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    Re: More press for Niang

    Quote Originally Posted by Judoka View Post
    Calling something from Bleacher Report "press" is a bit of a stretch.

    Seriously. Bleacher Report is terrible and no one should drive traffic there way under any circumstances. No clicks means no ad revenue means they eventually shrivel up and die.
    That's no longer true about Bleacher Report, though it was a year ago. They have actually written some very nice and knowledgeable articles about ISU recently.

    But, perhaps you can point to something in the Niang article with which you disagree?


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    Re: More press for Niang

    Quote Originally Posted by roundball View Post
    Reporting? Journalism? I'm sorry, but you can't have a very good understanding of either of those concepts if you think they're embodied by Bleacher Report.

    Even if Bleacher Report hired the top sportswriter from every newspaper in the country, they'll never be considered legitimate journalism because of two fundamental flaws: fan-sourced content, and no editorial point of view. Any Tom, Dick, or Harry with a pulse can write commentary (not reporting) on something sports-related and get it published by Bleacher Report. Even if there's an occasional nugget of good stuff, readers have to wade through mounds of **** to get it, which flies against the whole point of journalism (identifying and distilling what's important).

    On top of that, the "articles" Bleacher Report puts out frequently contradict each other...a quick google search reveals that Bleacher Report writers think that Brett Favre, Tom Brady, and Peyton Manning are all the "best quarterbacks ever"...well, which is it? Their answer is "whatever will get some moron to click on the link", which is the same BS tactic used by other content mills like BuzzFeed, Cracked, Viral Nova, and so on.

    Unfortunately, it's also a successful business model (idiots like clicking through listicles, I guess), and it's probably here to stay. But until Bleacher Report knocks it off, they're still just a click-bait content farm that happens to employ a few decent writers (probably for the sole purpose of being able to say "see, we are legitimate journalism!").
    Only if said listicle topics include boob pics, in which case, yes, I do enjoy clicking through them.


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