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Episode 139 of the Sports Illustrated Media podcast features three independent sports journalists: Dejan Kovacevic, the founder, editor and writer of DKPittsburghsports.com; Paul Kuharsky, the founder and writer of PaulKuharsky.com, and Greg Bedard, founder and columnist for BostonSportsJournal.com. In this podcast, Kovacevic discusses how he founded his site in July 2014; what kind of market Pittsburgh is for sports coverage; how he developed the tech and infrastructure for his site; how he has been able to grow his staff to double digits; what kind of troubleshooting an independent sports site much do daily; what the Pittsburgh-based teams think of his site; why the Penguins provide the most traffic for him; how he worked with Bedard on his site; why his site is transparent with its numbers of subscribers, and much more. Kuharsky discusses why he started his Nashville-based site; why the Titans are of significant interest in his town; how he looks at his readers; whether he would consider adding staff; why he gives his readers his cell phone number; what the celing is for a site like his, and much more. Bedard discusses why he started his site after being let go by Sports Illustrated; the challenges of competing in the highly-charged Boston market; how much money he put into the site; why there is so much interest in Celtics and Patriots content; why Patriots coach Bill Belichick would be a dream staffer; what he thinks of The Athletic; what lessons he has learned after a couple of months of business; what the celling is for his site, and much more.
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