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AOL sports hires Jay Mariotti, Lisa Olson, Kevin Blackistone

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by danews, Jan 2, 2009.

  1. danews

    danews New Member

    Heard on the grapevine that negotiations have been in the works for weeks, but it's official this month. AOL has hired Jay Mariotti, Lisa Olson and Kevin Blackistone as sports columnists. More hires to come. Or so go the rumors.
    I'd say this is good news considering most posts on here are about the industry dying.
  2. shotglass

    shotglass Guest

    Oh, don't worry.

    Somebody will make it a negative thread before the first page is gone.

    (Not me.)
  3. Fredrick

    Fredrick Well-Known Member

    I've never read AOL like I sometimes do yahoo and cbssportsline and espn.com. I know I won't read Jay, but yes it's good news.
  4. spnited

    spnited Active Member

    Well, 2 out of 3 ain't bad.

    And danews, most threads on here are about newspapers dying, not the internet.
  5. shotglass

    shotglass Guest

  6. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    The Internet's not dying, but it's also slashing jobs, like poor widdle mlb.com.
  7. dooley_womack1

    dooley_womack1 Well-Known Member

    Will be interested in whom Compuserve hires to counter.

    :D Seriously, way to go, Lisa!
  8. shotglass

    shotglass Guest

    I heard QuantumLink was in negotiations with Whitlock.

    (Agreed with the props for Lisa, as always a class act.)
  9. dooley_womack1

    dooley_womack1 Well-Known Member

    I think Bayless is headed to Prodigy.
  10. sportschick

    sportschick Active Member

    Man, I hate AOL. Now, I'll have to read it. In addition to Lisa, who is always superb, I really like Kevin as well.
  11. spnited

    spnited Active Member

    All right, enough of the overblown praise for Lisa Olsen. Now she's gonna come on here all full of herself and .... nah, never happen.

    Good to know AOL has landed one of the best.
  12. Goldeaston

    Goldeaston Guest

    Honestly, and I know I'll get crucified for this, if you took Lisa Olsen's body of work and put it under a guy's byline, would it be anything special? I certainly don't see it. Of course, she's still light years better than Marriotti.
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