One thing that is really disappointing about major media is how lazy they can be. Brian Burke answering questions on Twitter is pretty interesting and it's a great idea to share those questions and answers with the vast majority of people that aren't on Twitter. Now, there are a couple of approaches you can take:
- You can act as a stenographer - which provides your readers at least a little bit of value. Good thing journos have been building these stenography skills or they might lose their access.
- You can add wisecracks that may or may not offer any insight - This at least requires some brainpower and at least goes beyond using CTRL+C and CTRL+V.
- Or you can add some thoughtful analysis and wisecracks! - It may not be right but at least it's an attempt at sharing information, evaluating Burke's replies, and a little bit of humour.
You can guess which approach I took in the three tweetbags (one, two, three) that I have done with Burke. That The Star and Sportsnet take their respective approaches is no surprise. The former has a sports section that rangers from vanilla to awful while the latter's new "Fuelled By Fans" approach is probably why they took the extra step. Ultimately, this is a small example of why sites like Japers' Rink and Copper And Blue put their local coverage in the shade.