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AOL Sports (Fanhouse) continues to hire

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by gingerbread, Mar 4, 2009.

  1. gingerbread

    gingerbread Well-Known Member

    A bit of good news during these terrible times.
    (Yes, I am linking from TBL. Please don't hate me.)


    http://thebiglead.com/?p=12026#comments
    Media Rumors: We hear that Fanhouse (aka, AOL Sports) is going the route of Yahoo Sports and CBS Sports and attempting to hire “beat writers” for the NBA, NFL, and MLB. AOL Sports added three newspapers columnists in January (anyone reading them religiously?) to their large blogger contingent, and we hear that in the coming months, AOL will be plucking newspapers writers to help bolster their reporting efforts. This shouldn’t be too difficult, either - after the abrupt closing of the Rocky Mountain News last week, sports writers in 2-paper cities are beginning to panic about job security through 2009. We hear AOL is already in talks with a prominent columnist to be an NFL writer. Much of Yahoo’s surge in success over the last year has been due to its strong investigative reporting, as well as NBA and NFL scoops.
     
  2. SF_Express

    SF_Express Active Member

    Boy, god love 'em and anybody giving people a job, but I just wonder how they are pulling all this off ...
     
  3. gingerbread

    gingerbread Well-Known Member

    To update:
    Ed Price is the new MLB writer.
    Dan Graziano is the new NFL writer.
    Both are great writers and reporters, with decades of experience in the newspaper business.
     
  4. donnie23

    donnie23 Member

    Glad Ed landed on his feet, he's good people.
     
  5. deviljets7

    deviljets7 Member

    Glad to see both are back on their feet and another reminder of just how much The Star Ledger has slipped the past year and a half.
     
  6. somewriter

    somewriter Member

    I hope they got long-term contracts with guaranteed money.

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/03/10/AR2009031003307.html
     
  7. Simon_Cowbell

    Simon_Cowbell Active Member

    You can not effectively advertise on Web sites.

    Haven't seen it yet.

    The huge, fatal flaw in this idea of dumping paper for pixels.
     
  8. SF_Express

    SF_Express Active Member

    I worked with both these guys, great guys, and I hope this works out for both.
     
  9. Cosmo

    Cosmo Well-Known Member

    Seconded.
     
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