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We've lost another beat reporter


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3 minutes ago, frankw said:

If you have been around through camp you would know the lack of access is definitely not limited to him. The Panthers have taken control of the local media scene now. Some people will like it that way others will view it as a loss for fans. But that's where we're at.

its not just been tc tho its been YEARS since he offered any real insight just wondering what makes him better?

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1 minute ago, hepcat said:

You might not be wrong about that. 

If the team starts winning, maybe we see more insight from reporters.

I doubt it. I just think he wants to control the local media message. Seems like the Panthers go to any and all lengths to restrict media access as much as they can while pushing panthers.com content.

 

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6 minutes ago, JABANOG said:

its not just been tc tho its been YEARS since he offered any real insight just wondering what makes him better?

I can't speak for that but at this point we are all losing out in general. Social media has degraded journalism as a whole. But also there is the fact that let's be real there hasn't been much of anything to give true insight on with this team in years. We have either been in turmoil and public feuds with players like Newton or Bridgewater or just getting our butts kicked by the rest of the division. The last time we won anything meaningful was when we were in a win streak with Kyle Allen. That should tell you how low things have gotten. Hope is the best commodity for the moment. If we begin trending up I think you'll see more content here but it won't ever be like it was unless the Panthers pull a 180 on their media approach which is unlikely.

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22 minutes ago, JABANOG said:

its not just been tc tho its been YEARS since he offered any real insight just wondering what makes him better?

I never saw Igo as a print journalist--that might be my bad, it might not--I see him as more of a photojournalist. He is not a beat writer or a reporter for the team. He's more of a freelancer who had good access to the team. Now, since the Panthers have cut a lot of the more independent types off at the knees, they can't (and shouldn't be expected to) report anything. They don't have access! 

Moreover, it's absolutely true that print media has gone through an evolution. These old newspaper organizations are not necessarily worthless, but they need to get real with themselves and stop trying to make people pay for sports news that they can get free. When a story or a report is behind a paywall, it is effectively worthless. That doesn't mean that the reporters for those organizations are, but if thousands of people can't see your story, then it has no value to them. 

The Carolina Huddle is a fan forum (and a damned good one)! Sure, I come here for news, but the expectation is that its origins  will be from the Panthers or any national organization that has access to NFL teams. It's not breaking news that makes forums go, it's the discussion around the news, and whatever else that forum members may create of interest surrounding the team that drives the Huddle and all football message boards.

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7 minutes ago, Moo Daeng said:

Unfortunately most fans just want the memes and gifs and hot takes offered by Twitter instead of journalism. 

We've come to a reality where every single thing that happens in sports requires a reactionary stand to be taken. 

I mean, when is the last journalistic story we've got? Something that gave us insights into things we didn't already know about. I don't care about journalism that is nothing but game recaps, stats, and press conference quotes that we all knew about a day before.

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4 minutes ago, CanePantherHornet said:

I mean, when is the last journalistic story we've got? Something that gave us insights into things we didn't already know about. I don't care about journalism that is nothing but game recaps, stats, and press conference quotes that we all knew about a day before.

Whether it was great or not is another story but its been at least back to when Voth and Gantt were independent.

I've never read the Athletic. It could be ok but I'm not paying for Joe Person. 

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5 hours ago, Captain Morgan said:
 
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Some news: This past week was my last with @theobserver. I'm excited to announce that I am now covering the Buffalo Bills for ESPN. Another Panthers-Bills transaction (of sorts) in the books.

Damn, I really liked her too. Good for her, but can we actually keep some good reporters instead of most of these slapdick ones?

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