Thursday, June 26, 2008

Seahawks Insider Goes Dark

by: Michael Steffes

It was announced this morning by Frank Hughes that the Seahawk Insider Blog at the News Tribune will be dark until training camp starts a month from now. The reasoning is that the layoffs at the parent company of the paper have forced a do more with less attitude, which in part means leaving the blog dark during this time.

I feel for those involved in the newspaper business. It has suffered while the News industry as a whole has gone through massive changes. People are now losing their jobs, and that is always unfortunate. However, I believe this to be the wrong move and felt compelled to comment on it. If anything, the paper should be embracing the online, instant circulation mediums that they have. The changes in the industry seem to be leading the news away from the hard copy paper and into the online. People no longer want their news a day late. They want it as it happens, and a blog like Seahawks Insider is the only way a paper can compete in the new 24/7 news cycle.

Anyway, these are just my thoughts. I welcome any dedicated readers of the TNT who may find there way here. I also send my best wishes all TNT employees affected. As Bob Dylan once sang... "The times they are a changin'" END