Ex P-I sportswriters Art Thiel and Steve Rudman started SportsPress Northwest a little over a year ago. It boasted a professional, fully staffed sports reporting team.
Since then, the realities of ad-dependent content sites have dug in.
From an initial slate of nine writers, the site now lists only Thiel, Rudman, and local sports historian Dave Eskenazi.
Game summaries are taken from KING-TV, in a reciprocal linking arrangement.
It’s not Thiel and Rudman’s fault; SportsPress’s content was top-quality from the start.
It’s the web-content business model (not so much “broken” as never properly “built” in the first place).