Once the Chargers decided to leave San Diego, local sports media faced months of shock, uncertainty and debate about their business models.
We’ve been wondering if sports radio and newspapers would still treat the team like the home team.
The answer is yes, writes VOSD contributor Dallas McLaughlin. The ratings are there. No matter what people may say on social media, big groups still follow the Chargers.
“As radio and print media continue to switch up content and game plans at a breakneck pace in an effort to keep up with on-demand platforms that offer niche content, they feel a desperate need to gravitate toward what the masses ask for,” writes McLaughlin.
But what all members of the media agree upon, he writes, is that no one will be happy.
“We will have [fewer] Chargers stories than in past. But we will have them and the reason we will have them is because people read them. Maybe you don’t. But other people do. If you don’t want to read, don’t,” the editor of the San Diego Union-Tribune’s sports page Jay Posner wrote on Twitter.