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Reports from the Mercury stating the words ' according to reports'. Most of their news is coming via agencies. 

 

It used to be an accurate source of factual news, this seems to have gone completely down the pan. Do they actually talk to the club to really establish what is going on. 

 

Completely lost faith in what used to be the LCFC oracle. Is it just me?

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It got took over by the internet bots it seems (I.e. those who want as much 'clickbait' as much as possible from the articlesthey put on that website, alongside hundreds of other local newspaper outlets that have a presence online now).

 

You know it's bad when the Mercury have to rely on others to get the most up-to-date news and rumours from the club based in the same city.

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Has it ever broke a story of a transfer or told us something before the mass media have told us? No. 

Its never gives you anything new that you don’t already know from sky sports or social media. Rob tanner has the easiest job going. 

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4 minutes ago, Wymeswold fox said:

It got took over by the internet bots it seems (I.e. those who want as much 'clickbait' as much as possible from the articlesthey put on that website, alongside hundreds of other local newspaper outlets that have a presence online now).

 

You know it's bad when the Mercury have to rely on others to get the most up-to-date news and rumours from the club based in the same city.

Hit the nail on the head. They go for clickbait headlines to get clicks, rather than actually getting the scoop on whats going on to get readers. You'd think Tanner would have a source in or around the club with how long he's been doing this; yet some on here seem more clued up on the internal affairs at Leicester than them


Edit: And thats scary considering some of the stuff you read on here :sweating:

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1 minute ago, winteriscoming said:

Has it ever broke a story of a transfer or told us something before the mass media have told us? No. 

Its never gives you anything new that you don’t already know from sky sports or social media. Rob tanner has the easiest job going. 

But it used too give us the detail. I suspect cost cutting has taken its toll or that the media company has a poor relationship now with the club. 

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They get stuff off here, you can see something posted on here a day or two later it’s on the merc website.

 

We’re doing their job for them we have more people search other sources.

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8 minutes ago, wokinghamfox said:

But it used too give us the detail. I suspect cost cutting has taken its toll or that the media company has a poor relationship now with the club. 

Also to be fair to them there are probably things they can’t disclose or the relationship with the club would break down. 

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7 minutes ago, winteriscoming said:

Also to be fair to them there are probably things they can’t disclose or the relationship with the club would break down. 

Some fans demand to know your source(s) or they won't believe you.

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19 minutes ago, UpTheLeagueFox said:

Some fans demand to know your source(s) or they won't believe you.

Yes but if they said who there sources were they wouldn’t be in the future. 

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Are 'Sky (Sports) sources' just their own company picking up another external sources' information and trying to convince the viewers that it's their own?

 

Shame the true, reliable sources can't copyright their information away from those who wish to 'steal' it for their own gain.

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16 minutes ago, Finnegan said:

The actual question is "what has happened to print media" and the answer is, amongst other places, here - if you're interested:

 

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The TLDR is that the news, just like every other money making commodity of the 21st century is about efficency. How much can we make by spending little? It's far more cost efficient to have some graduate intern from the DMU post click bait with thousands of adverts, with rumours copied straight off twitter, reddit, Facebook and foxestalk than it is to actually employ investigative journalists with pedigree and quality. 

 

Why pay an expert when people will shell out the same cash to read a moron, basically? 

 

With the rise of the Internet and the slow death of print media the situation has become even more exaggerated as news outlets have to compete with the above mentioned social media as well as stacks of other free websites. 

Sadly and having worked in local media for over 30 years print is failing. Local newspapers circulation figures are falling drastically year on year as is print ad revenue. These companies are beholdent to share holders who still regard revenue as god. 

Online revenues are not generating enough, hense redundancies and staff reduction is key to survival. 

 

So poor old Rob Tanner is probably doing sport, news, entertainment and just about everything else. The Internet has a lot to answer for.

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haven't brought a Mercury in 20 years and even clicking on their website is likely to induce a seizure from all the pop ups, surveys and ads. Irrelevant. Avoid

 

 

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Brendan Rodgers criticised for 'arrogance' by former Celtic striker. The latest headline on Leicestershire Live.. how many feeds have we seen on this subject today!. 

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Even when there has been a national level "local" story - the explosion on Hinckley Road or the helicopter crash at the stadium, the Mercury was well behind the curve. More up to date and accurate information from Sky News and Twitter than the Mockery.

 

 

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2 hours ago, winteriscoming said:

Yes but if they said who there sources were they wouldn’t be in the future. 

Exactly my point, sir.

Some fans don't "get it" though.

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Print media is (sadly) dead. The internet and Murdoch ripped the guts from it.

The will be virtually no newspapers by 2030 (possibly excluding small local rags)

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Maybe I’m not remembering it correctly but about 10-15 years ago the Mercury seemed to be a really good source of transfer news? Useless these days however

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Someone actually asked this in one of Tanner’s Q&As a couple weeks back.

 

Essentially print circulation is failing, jobs were lost, and football is the main driver of traffic to the Mercury site, which is keeping it afloat, so quantity is what matters.

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5 hours ago, wokinghamfox said:

Brendan Rodgers criticised for 'arrogance' by former Celtic striker. The latest headline on Leicestershire Live.. how many feeds have we seen on this subject today!. 

Must be the same old same old about Mousa Dembele who Rodgers tried to keep from going to Lyon. The poor little baby. Or the other idiot, the tv anal yst.

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The game seems to be that Rodgers has a full presser that lasts about 15 to 20 min. We get to see 5 to 7 min.

What we don't get to see the reporters make stories of to last the rest of the week till the next game. Glad its not my job.

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Have you seen the price of a mercury now a days, more expensive than the national papers, I’m surprised anyone would buy one, and even more surprised they are still in business.

 

 They probably can’t afford their own reporters, so probably employ someone to search the internet for rumours.

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It’s all about evolution.

 

I use the app, website etc! Yes it has advertising but it’s the only local news we really get. The other local papers are still stuck in the stone ages.

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5 hours ago, brucey said:

Someone actually asked this in one of Tanner’s Q&As a couple weeks back.

 

Essentially print circulation is failing, jobs were lost, and football is the main driver of traffic to the Mercury site, which is keeping it afloat, so quantity is what matters.

That's actually kinda sad ya know. The whole paper being kept alive by people clicking about Leicester and the football 

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