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Date Posted: 12:42:18 08/08/16 Mon
Author: A bad showing by the P-G
Subject: The P-G on B.E. Taylor's death

The Tribune-Review had a B.E. Taylor death story up nearly two hours before the P-G had anything at all.
While Scott Mervis' story was nice, had some good background on Taylor, quotes from local entertainers, some good color, they waited way too long to post something.
The Trib had the basics, Taylor died, when he died, of what, and a few background paragraphs.
I cannot believe that in this day and age, the P-G regularly stumbles on getting breaking news on the web quickly.
Don't keep the reader waiting for a 15-inch story. Get a few paragraphs online, and then keep updating it.

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[> Re: The P-G on B.E. Taylor's death -- Jann Whiner, 20:31:23 08/08/16 Mon [1]

The PG: longer but better overall. The Trib has no local music coverage except Machosky's babbling and departed staffers freelancing for beer money. Sometimes Jack Fordyce's photos are all the coverage big concerts get. Sally Quinn's motley crew is no dream team.

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[> [> Re: The P-G on B.E. Taylor's death -- To the P-G apologist, 06:03:35 08/09/16 Tue [1]

Again, for your reading comprehension: It took the P-G nearly 2 HOURS to get a story up against other local media.
Stupid move in the era of "I want my news NOW."
That fact that you had to reply by bashing The Trib shows that you have no good defense for the P-G.

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[> [> [> Re: The P-G on B.E. Taylor's death -- To the hidden agenda dude, 18:07:09 08/09/16 Tue [1]

No excuse for either paper. But if you feel that strongly about "news NOW," go to Twitter or Upgruv or whatever interweb you like. Neither daily will be around too much longer, regardless. Hope this dialogue brightened your day!

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[> Re: The P-G on B.E. Taylor's death -- A problem common to two collapsing dailies, 12:53:35 08/09/16 Tue [1]

The P-G should have done what you said: posted something to start and then added to it. But does the Trib have much to gloat about, with both newsrooms at the brink of collapse? One day somebody might nail down a story before the other; a day later it will go the other way. With more buyouts being offered at TTM, desperate staffers who still believe as they update their resumes will grab any chance to gloat, even if it doesn't mean much.

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[> Re: The P-G on B.E. Taylor's death -- Mervis, 15:37:29 08/09/16 Tue [1]

Yeah, I blew it on that one. And it was more like 30.

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[> [> Re: The P-G on B.E. Taylor's death -- Sorry, Scott, 23:20:24 08/09/16 Tue [1]

I kept refreshing, and saw the time stamps...it was way longer than 30 mins.

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[> [> [> Re: The P-G on B.E. Taylor's death -- Mervis, 15:38:29 08/10/16 Wed [1]

30 inches

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[> [> [> [> Re: The P-G on B.E. Taylor's death -- Ah, my apologies...., 17:06:08 08/10/16 Wed [1]

When I said waiting for a 15-inch story, I wasn't referring specifically to yours. Again, I thought yours was a solid piece.

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