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Palm Beach Post's FAU Coverage = FAIL!

I noticed this Sunday but forgot to mention it. But the issue must be addressed.

It was bad enough when the Post and Sun-Sentinel (mostly the Post) did their best to ignore FAU sports. The Sun-Sentinel (at least Ted Hutton) has been much more astute at covering FAU in recent years, but the printed S-S still doesn't do enough.

Now, with the competing newspapers selling out and simply becoming carbon copies of themselves, FAU is getting even more short thrift!

Case in point: Sunday's post sports section offered just one FAU story, and that was on page 9 following numerous pages of Miami, Florida, Florida State and even out-of-state game stories. Bad, huh? But even worse, the story was written by Sun-Sentinel writer Hutton!

The Palm Beach Post - arguably the metro area's largest, best read and most successful newspaper - did not spend one ounce of effort to cover an important out-of-conference football game - with lots of interesting angles, especially afterward - by the metro area's only major college division (any division) football program. Nothing. Nada!

The Post just picked up the Sun-Sentinel's coverage.

It was a poor financial and journalistic decision. And slap to FAU's collective face.

It's a disgrace. Shame on the Post, really. It's not like this was some Tuesday night baseball game at South Alabama or something.

I am going to make my feelings about this unbalanced, chintzy coverage to both the sports and main editors, as well as the publisher. I'll post a list of contacts soon so, hopefully, any of you can do the same.

I am also not going to renew my Post subscription, and I will let the sales rep know why (as if that will make any difference). But maybe if we all did that - and all make a conscious effort to avoid Post advertisers, or even tell Post advertisers that and why we no longer read or support that paper - we might make a dent here.

Enough is enough.

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Palm Beach Post's FAU Coverage = FAIL!

I noticed this Sunday but forgot to mention it. But the issue must be addressed.

It was bad enough when the Post and Sun-Sentinel (mostly the Post) did their best to ignore FAU sports. The Sun-Sentinel (at least Ted Hutton) has been much more astute at covering FAU in recent years, but the printed S-S still doesn't do enough.

Now, with the competing newspapers selling out and simply becoming carbon copies of themselves, FAU is getting even more short thrift!

Case in point: Sunday's post sports section offered just one FAU story, and that was on page 9 following numerous pages of Miami, Florida, Florida State and even out-of-state game stories. Bad, huh? But even worse, the story was written by Sun-Sentinel writer Hutton!

The Palm Beach Post - arguably the metro area's largest, best read and most successful newspaper - did not spend one ounce of effort to cover an important out-of-conference football game - with lots of interesting angles, especially afterward - by the metro area's only major college division (any division) football program. Nothing. Nada!

The Post just picked up the Sun-Sentinel's coverage.

It was a poor financial and journalistic decision. And slap to FAU's collective face.

It's a disgrace. Shame on the Post, really. It's not like this was some Tuesday night baseball game at South Alabama or something.

I am going to make my feelings about this unbalanced, chintzy coverage to both the sports and main editors, as well as the publisher. I'll post a list of contacts soon so, hopefully, any of you can do the same.

I am also not going to renew my Post subscription, and I will let the sales rep know why (as if that will make any difference). But maybe if we all did that - and all make a conscious effort to avoid Post advertisers, or even tell Post advertisers that and why we no longer read or support that paper - we might make a dent here.

Enough is enough.

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Re: Palm Beach Post's FAU Coverage = FAIL!

When they screw over FAU, they don't get much of a backlash. Upset fans have to write to the paper directly if we want more coverage.

P.S. I don't respond to guest posts. All guests are encouraged to register with the site.
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Re: Palm Beach Post's FAU Coverage = FAIL!

It's not personal. It's just a sign of the times:

Fewer people are subscribing to newspapers to help conserve money. When circulation #'s go down, a newspaper's ad rates go down. When ad rates go down, newspapers make cutbacks, including a reduction in staffing. Therefore, newspapers are relying more on AP and shared news coverage. Which means the "less important" stories will go unwritten.

However, I think Ted's SS blog does an excellent job. PBP blog is lacking. But no more than the Miami Herald's blog on FIU.
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Re: Palm Beach Post's FAU Coverage = FAIL!

It's not personal. It's just a sign of the times:

Fewer people are subscribing to newspapers to help conserve money. When circulation #'s go down, a newspaper's ad rates go down. When ad rates go down, newspapers make cutbacks, including a reduction in staffing. Therefore, newspapers are relying more on AP and shared news coverage. Which means the "less important" stories will go unwritten.

However, I think Ted's SS blog does an excellent job. PBP blog is lacking. But no more than the Miami Herald's blog on FIU.
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Re: Palm Beach Post's FAU Coverage = FAIL!

What could they have possibly written about FSU?  I was a bit shocked but man that was a whooping.

Teambeer is the most knowledgeable FAU sports fan I know, way smarter than me.
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What could they have possibly written about FSU?  I was a bit shocked but man that was a whooping.

Teambeer is the most knowledgeable FAU sports fan I know, way smarter than me.
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Re: Palm Beach Post's FAU Coverage = FAIL!

Pretty sure the Post is in a lot of trouble which is why the Sentinel prints their papers. It may have been that they use some of the same articles to cut costs.

Is there even a beat reporter for fau for the post?

My two favorite teams are FAU, and who ever is beating FIU!
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Re: Palm Beach Post's FAU Coverage = FAIL!

Pretty sure the Post is in a lot of trouble which is why the Sentinel prints their papers. It may have been that they use some of the same articles to cut costs.

Is there even a beat reporter for fau for the post?

My two favorite teams are FAU, and who ever is beating FIU!
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Re: Palm Beach Post's FAU Coverage = FAIL!

Once people were able to surf GoogleNews from their iPhone while riding the subway or getting Starbucks, a physical newspaper became irrelevant to everyone except technophobes and newspaper romanticists.

P.S. I don't respond to guest posts. All guests are encouraged to register with the site.
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