I can’t believe it was possible, but this so called newspaper, the Hamilton Spectator has reached
a new low in the last 2 weeks regarding their coverage of the real only professional team in
Hamilton, the TiCats.
Last week the day before the game only story in this so called paper on the Cats was from some
lady with the Canadian Press.
Same thing this week, someone named Gemma Karstens-Smith once again from the Canadian
Press. Todays article is all about the BC Lions (except for about 8 lines about the Cats).
No up to date news on our own team regarding injuries or anything, and not a word from any so
called beat reporter covering the Cats from the Spectator !! : :
A real pathetic excuse for a newspaper !! They deserve to fold up, because they are nothing but
a sad excuse for a newspaper at this point in time :-[ :-[
Tipper, there is no more "beat reporter" for the Tiger-Cats. Drew Edwards decamped from the Spec to continue his work on 3DownNation. The only Spec reporter that does ANY work is Steve Milton, and he seems to be the only real Sports reporter for the paper.
Bob Hanley, Ivan Miller, even miserable old Joe Watkins (but he covered the Red Wings mostly … he used to yell at me when I was a copy boy in the old Spec building on King St.) Must all be turning over in their graves to see what the Spec has come to.
I noted this today while getting the oil changed in the car...It's game day and this is the best The Spec can come up with. I suspect it is simply a sign of the times with print media. It's dying and they simply don't have the budgets to cover things any longer. So, they get a stock story run by the Canadian Press...
Support your local newspaper . An informed citizen is the cornerstone of democracy . Yes, the Spec needs better coverage of the TiCats but that doesn’t mean that we should give up on the paper and its long community involvement .
You don’t know what you’ve got , till it’s gone . :
Apparently the Spec will soon no longer be printed in Hamilton. It is going to be printed up in Vaughan where other Torstar publications are printed. At least that is what we were told the other day when the ad rep for The Spec advised us that our twice a week travel agency ad sizes would be shrunk to better fit the layout for the smaller paper they use to print the Star now and soon will be used for The Spec,
Apparently that will mean the loss of 160 jobs and the Spec building itself is for sale and The Spec will move to a smaller location.