Pittsburgh Post-Gazette http://wesa.fm en 100 Things About the Pirates Every Fan Should Know http://wesa.fm/post/100-things-about-pirates-every-fan-should-know <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A new generation of Pirates fans were born with their successful run into the postseason last fall. In </span><a href="http://store.post-gazette.com/divinity-cart/item/pg-587/100-things-pirates-fans-should-know-do-before-they-die/1.html"><em style="line-height: 1.5;">100 Things Pirates Fans Should Know and Do Before They Die</em></a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, a new book written by Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Sunday sports editor Steve </span>Ziants<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, assembles various facts, traditions and achievements to educate and entertain true fans, or the new wave of fans jumping onboard. Mr. </span>Ziants<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> was in studio to discuss the “ultimate resource guide for true Pirates fans.”</span></p><p>“This is a history book that isn’t told in chronological order, we tell it from the most important to maybe the most obscure, but still stories that have a good texture to them, or maybe have a nice twist. As I’ve told people before, a lot of things Pirates fans forgot they knew, or maybe forgot they remembered.”</p><p> Mon, 09 Jun 2014 20:43:27 +0000 Essential Pittsburgh 30606 at http://wesa.fm 100 Things About the Pirates Every Fan Should Know Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Paywall Could Offer Opportunity For More In-depth Content http://wesa.fm/post/pittsburgh-post-gazette-paywall-could-offer-opportunity-more-depth-content <p>On Wednesday the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette <a href="http://www.post-gazette.com/stories/business/news/pittsburgh-post-gazette-announces-plan-to-charge-for-digital-only-content-703823/">announced plans</a> to charge a $10 monthly access fee to users of its digital content. The Post-Gazette joins a <a href="http://www.medialifemagazine.com/surprise-newspaper-paywalls-are-working/">growing number</a> of newspapers to put their content behind a paywall.</p><p>Point Park University Director of Communications, Steve Hallock says people in the newspaper industry have been trying for years to figure out how to monetize their internet content. In other markets, such as Toledo, OH, paywalls have been successful. But with Pittsburgh’s competitive newspaper market Hallock says the Post-Gazette is a test case to watch. Fri, 20 Sep 2013 20:16:15 +0000 Heather McClain 16906 at http://wesa.fm Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Paywall Could Offer Opportunity For More In-depth Content