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DK Pittsburgh Sports...lots of turnover in employees...

Postby Realist on Sat Apr 29, 2017 7:53 pm

Ok...DK lost another employee this week. Is he hard to work for? Is it just bad luck?

Lots of turnover so far.

Thoughts? I'm not the biggest fan of his political views that sneak into his writing from time to time (i.e. Tomlin haters have racist elements, etc), but overall the site is good.

I do know (and have email evidence) that he has a HUGE ego. My friend (a subscriber), was debating a point on one of his articles in the comments section. DK emailed him (with the email that he registered on the site with), to continue the discussion and basically told my bud he's an idiot. Very strange thing to do....
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Postby pensfan16 on Tue May 02, 2017 12:05 pm

I would not pay a penny to read anything on his website. I think he is overrated and not worth the time.
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Re: DK Pittsburgh Sports...lots of turnover in employees...

Postby Defence21 on Wed May 03, 2017 10:20 am

Realist wrote:Ok...DK lost another employee this week. Is he hard to work for? Is it just bad luck?

Lots of turnover so far.

Thoughts? I'm not the biggest fan of his political views that sneak into his writing from time to time (i.e. Tomlin haters have racist elements, etc), but overall the site is good.

I do know (and have email evidence) that he has a HUGE ego. My friend (a subscriber), was debating a point on one of his articles in the comments section. DK emailed him (with the email that he registered on the site with), to continue the discussion and basically told my bud he's an idiot. Very strange thing to do....

One, it's still relatively new in terms of businesses, and with start-up companies, turnover is high. Two, you have to look at the reasoning behind some people leaving. Rorabaugh left the business all together, and Welch, I believe, did the same. Both cited personal reasons and hours worked as being too much. That's the case with any print journalism publication. It just so happens that DK is open about departures, and so his readers know what is going on.

On the flip side, look at his strong base of reporters: Yohe and Gajtka have been around from the start of his expanded staff. Snyder and Lysowski have been around for a good while. Kaboly and Dopirak are relatively new, but the fact that DK has maintained his biggest reporters (Mackey, being the lone exception I can remember...and he was absolutely zero loss, IMO) and attracted established, reputable reporters to join speaks volumes.

You're never going to agree with everyone anyone writes, and I agree that I could do without some of the, I guess you can call it political, stuff. I also agree that he has a huge ego, but at the end of the day, the man knows his stuff, and his stories flow. I enjoy reading his columns immensely and love the work of Yohe, Gajtka, and Kaboly.

If you like his site, subscribe. If not, don't. But at the end of the day, it's difficult to argue that the quality of coverage isn't better than that of the local papers.
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Postby saveourpens on Wed May 10, 2017 12:01 am

I remember reading his Q&As for the Post Gazette when I was like 14 years old. I was so pumped when he chose my question one week. I respect him the most out of all reporters in the sports world.
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Postby ShipHockey7 on Wed May 10, 2017 9:11 am

I only subscribe for Yohe.
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Re: DK Pittsburgh Sports...lots of turnover in employees...

Postby Realist on Sat May 13, 2017 9:37 am

I love DK's article this morning explaining how he was right all along about his predictions for the Pens/Caps series, even though he didn't specifically state those specific things.

The man has an ego a mile wide...
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Re: DK Pittsburgh Sports...lots of turnover in employees...

Postby Brad McEachern on Tue May 16, 2017 1:41 pm

Realist wrote:I love DK's article this morning explaining how he was right all along about his predictions for the Pens/Caps series, even though he didn't specifically state those specific things.

The man has an ego a mile wide...


That's clear as glass every time he throws a fit on twitter when someone's disagrees with his columns always throwing out the "Did you even read the column?" line.

Good journalist but like many in his profession always think there above criticism.
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Postby penny lane on Tue May 16, 2017 9:12 pm

For this type of business to succeed, everyone has to be all in. 24/7! To be on all social media to market the site.
He has built it ground up with him and his wife. It is successful and as informative as print-screen media.
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Postby dagny on Wed May 17, 2017 6:46 pm

I don't always agree with him, but I've always had a favorable opinion of his work.
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Postby Southern Fan on Wed May 31, 2017 8:34 pm

Eddie used dumoulin and too fancy in the same sentence
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Re: DK Pittsburgh Sports...lots of turnover in employees...

Postby peterleefan on Fri Jun 02, 2017 1:49 pm

I am a former subscriber. I liked the give and take of the comments section but when DK doesn’t like your take, he will troll you until you either say something out of line or just give up because at the end of the day, it’s his site – he rules it like the Kremlin.

His ego is ridiculous and cares not how he treats people. He fired Alan Saunders in May 2016 via text – about as unprofessional as you can get.

This story sums him up for anyone that does not know about him – In the spring of 2014, he wrote a Trib column about James Neal. I emailed him through his Trib email account and asked him if Neal was really a hard guy to deal with as the rumor mill suggested – I was not expecting a reply. He did reply and told me that Neal was very difficult to deal with and gave me a few examples of how Neal was rude to front-office personnel as well . Fast forward a few months to the Neal trade to Nashville. DK tweeted out to Neal that it was a pleasure covering him that he was one of the good guys. I called BS and emailed him back and asked him why he tweeted that to Neal when he himself told me Neal was a bad guy. I expected a reply to say that he was just playing the political game – that you never know when he might need to cover Neal again and just wanted to blow smoke up his rear to stay on his good side – which I would have accepted as doing what he needed to do. The reply went another direction – he asked me why I would be concerned with this and called me a liar – which made me send him the original email and he then criticized me for not deleting our conversation in the first place. I wouldn’t read his stuff if someone game me a gift subscription.
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