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The supposed value of Woj is crazy to me. He breaks nothing that won't eventually come out anyway, unless it's a rumor that doesn't work out. 

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The Kings offered the max to RFA Otto Porter. It appears like the Wizards will make every effort to match it.

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What did Jamie Horowitz do?

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1 hour ago, DG_Now said:

What did Jamie Horowitz do?

Outside of the move to video?  Who knows, but according to the Hollywood Repoter, Horowitz has lawyer-ed up already.

 

Last month's layoffs sparked a long form from Awful Announcing which was published a week ago today.  I found it pretty interesting.

http://awfulannouncing.com/fox/jamie-horowitz-fox-sports-digital.html

 

EDIT: Apparently, like some other FOX/News Corp. staff, it deals with sexual harassment.

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He should have been fired for the stupid video idea. Everyone hates video.

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19 hours ago, dfwabel said:

Last month's layoffs sparked a long form from Awful Announcing which was published a week ago today.  I found it pretty interesting.

http://awfulannouncing.com/fox/jamie-horowitz-fox-sports-digital.html

 

 

This excerpt from that article sums it up so well:

 

"As Horowitz started outlining his digital vision for Fox Sports, he candidly explained that content that had performed well for Fox and was a key part of the site’s turnaround were to be no longer part of the strategy. With a very matter-of-the-fact delivery, Horowitz shared his distaste of the legacy content strategy in place to a room full of employees who had taken great pride in making FoxSports.com a much more trafficked website over the last year (upwards of 50 percent by most accounts)."

 

Ignoring what works, backed by traffic analytics, and going in a direction not supported by those same analytics, I suspect.

 

Topped off by this quote from Horowitz' presentation:

 

"The written word is still relevant, but the advertising value of written content, what we call display, is not growing."

 

So many execs get hung up on the value of pre-roll ads for video without acknowledging that online readers don't actually watch video on traditional news websites.

 

Someone above (EDIT: It was Cosmic) summarized it so well (paraphrasing): "Why watch an ad and a 3-minute video to tell me something I can read in 30 seconds?"

 

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Between Trump, Christie, and Tank, it's been a banner year for the fat louts of the Mid-Atlantic

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39 minutes ago, dfwabel said:

A CNBC analyst heard Simmons' podcast last week with James Andrew Miller and Bryan Curtis regarding ESPN and responded to his allegations of John Skipper and the Disney management.

 

http://www.cnbc.com/2017/07/14/bill-simmons-wrong-about-how-espn-blew-it-in-digital-commentary.html

I listened to that podcast and it got pretty real. That part about ESPN being slow in the digital space actually felt correct to me. They STILL have problems with video on their website and no real podcasts that I've found worth subscribing to. 

 

And they were slow to recognize cord cutting. Everyone was, but that doesn't mean it's not a valid criticism of their management as well. 

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Every time Simmons says a word about ESPN I can't help but think it's bitterness. And he's always talking about them, too.

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LZ Granderson on ESPN's SportsNation says that the Nashville Predators moved from Atlanta and were the Thrashers. No one on the panel corrected him. (LINK)

 

ESPN and hockey, folks.

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