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Free Georgia Tech Football News Drying Up

This is a discussion on Free Georgia Tech Football News Drying Up within the Georgia Tech Football forums, part of the Georgia Tech Sports Message Boards category; Originally Posted by Jim Hart Bottom line.. you either pay and know what is really going on with Georgia Tech ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Hart View Post

    Bottom line.. you either pay and know what is really going on with Georgia Tech football or you turn yourself into a coward and a thief.
    Classic Jim Hart.
    "We're not here to have a Norman Vincent Peale "Power of Positive Thinking" get together or a Georgia Tech Football Revival Meeting."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Confederatebuzz View Post
    Newspapers are committing suicide with this stuff.....
    That's what I would think too. Seems like they would be better off selling ads on their website than charging for access. Hell even porn is free now, why the hell am i going to pay money for what is so often not even groundbreaking news. I'll just hear it an hour later somewhere else on the Internet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HelluvaMGTmjr View Post
    That's what I would think too. Seems like they would be better off selling ads on their website than charging for access. Hell even porn is free now, why the hell am i going to pay money for what is so often not even groundbreaking news. I'll just hear it an hour later somewhere else on the Internet.
    hmmm . . . i thought that pigmy, midget fetish you have could only be satiated through pay sites, haha! sorry buddy, i couldn't resist!

    do agree about the online subscription model. i don't think it will end well for the print outfits who think it's the magic bullet to profitability. better off to stick with an ad-driven site, IMO. i just don't see how enough folks will subscribe to the model for it to sustain itself long term. guess we'll find out.

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    If I remember correctly, the AJC tried this several years ago. It didn't work then and I don't think it will work now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stonedwall View Post
    hmmm . . . i thought that pigmy, midget fetish you have could only be satiated through pay sites, haha! sorry buddy, i couldn't resist!

    do agree about the online subscription model. i don't think it will end well for the print outfits who think it's the magic bullet to profitability. better off to stick with an ad-driven site, IMO. i just don't see how enough folks will subscribe to the model for it to sustain itself long term. guess we'll find out.
    All they have to do is see how that worked out for Jim when he tried to go premium... lol.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Hart View Post
    As I've predicted several times here on GTSportsTalk, the AJC has decided to become subscriber only online. The free Georgia Tech football coverage will no longer be available in the very near future.

    There won't be anymore free Georgia Tech recruiting coverage on the AJC, either.

    What does this mean to you, the Georgia Tech fan? It means that there will no longer be a free beat writer source at practices daily. the only media sources reporting on the team on a regular basis are pay-per-view.

    Sure, you can still get a few free nuggets of info here and there. But you won't get a high percentage of the info that you were getting before unless you pay.

    So if you want quotes from Paul Johnson and the players, feature articles and inside information you will have to either decide to not know what is going on with the team on a day-to-day basis. Or you will have to pay.

    Do you pony up a few bucks to stay in the loop or do you sit in the dark? Or are you going to be a thief and wait for nefarious individuals to reprint copyrighted information?
    I get better news & analysis from people on THIS site who visit the scrimmages. If the AJC wants to keep their doors open, perhaps they should consider doing what many others have done and limit themselves to printing Sunday papers only.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Hart View Post
    You get about 25% of the available information on those free sites. If you don't care to really know what is going on with the team then you are in good shape.

    Wouldn't be surprised if the pay sites monitor that free recruiting site and if any of their info shows up on there that in any way is copyright infringement they shut that site down. Could be a class action suit against the owner and everyone that participates. You guys may think it is fun to save a few dollars a month but why be a thief for a few bucks? Where's the integrity, cheese? Would you like it if somebody stole your work?

    Bottom line.. you either pay and know what is really going on with Georgia Tech football or you turn yourself into a coward and a thief.
    Sorry Jim, but there's a reason newspapers around the country are dying a slow death.
    People expect free information these days. The AJC would be smarter to follow the ESPN model, where some content requires a subscription but not all.
    Until then, there's the Macon Telegraph

    Georgia Tech | Macon.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by HelluvaMGTmjr View Post
    That's what I would think too. Seems like they would be better off selling ads on their website than charging for access. Hell even porn is free now, why the hell am i going to pay money for what is so often not even groundbreaking news. I'll just hear it an hour later somewhere else on the Internet.
    Haha, the porn analogy!

    The reason why this crap ain't worth a nickel? I can go to practice and post my thoughts online. Link to FB or twitter. It gets shared/re-tweeted all over. You can hear stuff right from players on FB/Twitter. You can get FREE recruiting news from the guys who contribute to the pay sites by following their twitter feeds (not that it really matters until Jan-Feb rolls around) and so on. This is just the sports angle. Blogs and television are overtaking newspapers. People accept the bias online or on television whereas papers CLAIM to have "journalistic integrity" and the like. Newspapers are going the way of the dodo!

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    I've seen several other papers (places I used to live and still like to catch a glimpse of from time to time) try the pay route.......only to meekly return to an open read when the revenue from the subscription does not match the lost add revenue from the reduced number of eyeballs on the pages.

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    I'm glad we have ESPN3 and WREK with Beesball to get through the Spring. Summer will be a wasteland.

    I stopped caring about recruiting two years ago when I realized that so many kids flipped to and from us in the last month before NSD.

 

 
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