"Filler" articles in the PG and Trib...do you read them?

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Do you read the PG or Trib "filler" articles....

Poll ended at Mon Feb 04, 2013 8:20 pm

Yes...always...any "true" fan would enjoy reading them
2
14%
No...informative style articles are all I need. "Fluff" articles aren't my thing.
2
14%
Sometimes...depends what mood I'm in.
10
71%
 
Total votes : 14

"Filler" articles in the PG and Trib...do you read them?

Postby moondart on Mon Jan 28, 2013 8:20 pm

Ok....how many of you read the "filler" articles they put out? I'm not talking about Pens recaps...I'm talking about the "I have to write a Pens article for my daily beat" article.

Here are some from the past month from the PG:

"A Lion In Another Winter"
"Close friends, Malkin, Gonchar foes on ice"
"Niskanen fits right in on left side"
"Sutter keeping No. 3 line solid for Penguins"

The Trib does these, but the Trib seems to be more "informative" (which I personally like).
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Re: "Filler" articles in the PG and Trib...do you read them?

Postby KennyTheKangaroo on Mon Jan 28, 2013 9:02 pm

if the filler article is about a 3rd or 4th liner, or a defensemen, the article will always mention that "he can chip in on the penalty kill"
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Re: "Filler" articles in the PG and Trib...do you read them?

Postby columbia on Mon Jan 28, 2013 9:19 pm

KennyTheKangaroo wrote:if the filler article is about a 3rd or 4th liner, or a defensemen, the article will always mention that "he can chip in on the penalty kill"


Unless it's about Kennedy.
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Re: "Filler" articles in the PG and Trib...do you read them?

Postby wondermoose on Mon Jan 28, 2013 9:50 pm

I don't like Rossi's fluff because he writes too much fiction into his stories. He's an awesome beat reporter, but he lacks the composure of a real sports writer like Dave Molinari. He fits better with the Steve Simmons make-it-up-as-you-go crowd that is beginning to border on unofficial blogging rather than reporting.
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Re: "Filler" articles in the PG and Trib...do you read them?

Postby Tico Rick on Mon Jan 28, 2013 10:16 pm

After LGP.com, everything else is filler.
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Re: "Filler" articles in the PG and Trib...do you read them?

Postby sil on Mon Jan 28, 2013 10:37 pm

I don't know. Do you read filler threads on LGP? :wink:
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Re: "Filler" articles in the PG and Trib...do you read them?

Postby penny lane on Tue Jan 29, 2013 6:18 pm

with print journalism now being tweeted/FB; what is the news and what is filler/fluff? Journalists never thought they would have to compete with regulars and blog... while meeting print deadlines.
They have to change with what gets their newspapers money and to stay current.
Since I get the print edition, I read it all- except for the stripper advertisements. :evil: :P :wink:
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Re: "Filler" articles in the PG and Trib...do you read them?

Postby penmyst on Wed Jan 30, 2013 2:57 am

Who reads newspapers anyways?
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