Get spell check.............
Also, don't forget the fact that the article was wrong! Fact: At that point nothing had been sold; the deal was still in the works. And as stated in that article it was a rumor...Fact: The term "reportedly" was used plain as day without any detail of who reported it...To me that meets the definition of rumor.
No need to call the author of a shoddy report to confirm it was shoddy reporting....It's a simple fact - it was.
But just to help out a bit, so no one steps on their d!cks again...The story should have read something along the lines of:
"Inside sources that wish to remain anonymous at this time, report that Bonnier is in the process of purchasing PBM from Affinity. No calls were returned from either party to confirm or deny these reports....We will bring more information to you as the story develops."
Last edited by thisistank; 05-25-2011 at 02:24 PM.
Get spell check.............
I do not know what personal interest you speak of other than being a subscribing member of Performance Boats Magazine. I also subscribed to Powerboat Magazine and do not have a personal interest in that publication either.
I'm not really sure what your agenda in this is as I directed my prior post directly to Matt. However, since you brought it up why does Matt need to comment on the article in Perf Boats at all? If he does he should not give advice that he himself does not follow.
Who appointed Matt T. the article police or the chief editor of online content. I think perhaps emotions came into play and or personal interests or something more basic.... wherein someone else broke the news first.
However, if we are going to editorialize material it should go as follows:
Matt T. I telephoned the Editor of Performance Boats Magazine regarding their latest article on the impending sale of Powerboat Magazine. After a brief conversation with the publisher "he" informed me he had reliable sources to confirm the article. The End!
If you argue with me on this topic I would direct you to the business section of any newspaper. The sale, merger and or acquisition of companies is always newsworthy even if they are never fully consumated or approved.
In addition, I'm curious to know why your spewing diatribe only on one site and not Perf Boats do you have a personal interest in another site? If we are casting allegations might as well run with it Look forward to your response.
Last edited by kap328; 05-25-2011 at 02:24 PM.
Hopefully Sportboat magazine will pickup where PB left off and since it sounds like they are picking up some of the PB staff that may be the case
The story was poorly reported and offered nothing useful to the reader. If I'd wanted to report the story that way, I could have thrown in the words "pending sale" and written it two months ago.
That story was junk in the interest of being "first." And I'll gladly let any journalist beat me to the punch with a weak story.
I'll tell you what: Take my story and that one to your local newspaper editor or Journalism 101 teacher, and ask him to grade them.
Now, back to the real story.
I am very dissappointed.
My wife and I always loved reading about the fantasy toys that some day we "might" have. Our 2005 Fountain actually materialized after reading about such boats for years. We were now dreaming of a 36+ Skater...
The articles and presentation of Powerboat were scholarly. As Matt Trulio has said several times, he is not a fan of conjecture and guesswork. Powerboat reporting always had an authoritative and professional feel. An honest feel. Although the competing mags can be entertaining I never got the same sense of solid facts and professionalism I got from reading Powerboat. Perhaps the magazine can be offered at a higher subscription rate to offset advertizing losses.
As others have stated putting magazines online greatly reduces their being available spontaneously. Its just "different". Too impermanent. And computer pictures still have a long way to go before they have the detail and depth of a magazine glossy, at least at close "reading" range. Hopefully someone will pick it up. I suggest all those who make a living in the business should donate a little to the effort and readers can pay a little more for a while. We'll see.
Last edited by On Time; 05-25-2011 at 03:28 PM.
[QUOTE=kap328;3412645]I'm not really sure what your agenda in this is as I directed my prior post directly to Matt. [/QOUTE]
No “agenda” per say. However, I count those at PBM as friends and I’ve written a blog and assisted with testing for the magazine for over a year. So I do have a vested interest, if you will. Oh, and the original "news article" from Performance Boats was wrong, lacked content and mis-led the reader.
And in the end Kap, I really don't understand why you would want to defend an article that was wrong and short on substance. Not like Matt or I (or anyone else for that matter) are attacking PB as a whole. Just the story. It was sh!t in an attempt to have "breaking news"...Kinda pathetic. Breaking news is great! And if you're going to play that game, make damn sure you're going to get the facts right or else suffer the ridicule of a shoddy article.
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