Working from the principle that no news is good news, nobody should be concerned about the present or future of our little DJF, but having learned from the fact that a full year later I’m still having to explain to people that I don’t work for Rogers, I’ve decided that it’s probably for the best that I clear up a few things for those of you have noticed what a big day today is in theScore universe.
Yesterday a major update to our already-outstanding mobile app went live for iPhone and iPad, adding a massive news element to what was already a tremendous sports data delivery system. (Read about the update in full here.) Among many new features, you can now, for example, get push alerts for breaking news relating to your favourite teams and leagues– and I’d encourage you all to download it and setup your push alerts for breaking Jays news by going to their team page and tapping the star in the upper right hand corner of your screen.
This kind of stuff, you’ve perhaps already noticed, is right terrific.
What may you may have also noticed, however, is stuff like the fact that, in a large, dare I say must-read piece highlighting the app’s new direction and our expanding newsroom in the Globe and Mail, it was explained that news stories on the app will be “supplemented by the company’s bloggers, who until now were grinding out multiple news updates a day but will now focus on longer pieces to complement the breaking news being offered by their newsroom.”
If you saw Globe author Steve Ladurantaye tweet a link to his personal site, and a transcript of his conversation with our executives, you may have also noticed further commentary about how our “bloggers are now free to write more in depth and more researched pieces. We have our baseball guy doing interviews and profiles. He used to have to crank out 10 posts a day.”
Perhaps you also noticed the official announcement from The Basketball Jones that they and theScore are going their separate ways and got a little concerned about what all this might mean.
Well fear not about any of that impacting DJF, because nothing here is changing at all. I’ll still be doing whatever it is I’ve been doing. It is, however, my hope that we’ll be able to harness the power of theScore’s beefed up newsroom to make the blog bigger and better into the future– and we’ve already seen great contributions from Jonah Birenbaum and Blake Murphy as part of that– but for now, DJF’s gonna DJF like it always fucking did.
So… relax. I might even start getting some posts up before noon at some point.