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Athletic, Axios talking merger?

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by FileNotFound, Mar 26, 2021.

  1. Sam Mills 51

    Sam Mills 51 Well-Known Member

    Serious coverage? Um ... no.
     
  2. Sam Mills 51

    Sam Mills 51 Well-Known Member

    Why is my BS detector ringing so loudly?
     
  3. MeanGreenATO

    MeanGreenATO Active Member

    Usual thread derailment aside, who stands to gain the most from an Athletic-Axios partnership? Wonder if Axios aligning themselves with a big subscriber site is a bet that it will bring investor money.
     
  4. BYH 2: Electric Boogaloo

    BYH 2: Electric Boogaloo Well-Known Member

    Man, in the old days, this would have been a monster.
     
  5. Regan MacNeil

    Regan MacNeil Well-Known Member

    It’s not just the women. I don’t think the male Athletic writers will fuck you either, despite your desire to be a groupie.
     
  6. Sports Barf

    Sports Barf Active Member

    You mean just starting a #HireJoeSchmoe hashtag won’t get you your next job?
     
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  7. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    I don't like Barstool per se but enjoy some of the content i.e. handful of pizza reviews and the football picks show (for its high camp and absurdism).

    The underlying argument is rather silly. May as well be bleating over how Yahoo Sports is going to be the savior of sports journalism.
     
  8. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    Did it work?
     
  9. Severian

    Severian Well-Known Member

    Those usually don't yield the necessary amount of money anyway. And people on Twitter look for free entertainment, not to donate.

    Those kinds of conversations are cringe, especially threads of people promoting others who got laid off. Unless you're an absolute super star, no one from a reputable news organization will come out of the blue and offer you a life boat.
     
  10. Severian

    Severian Well-Known Member

    If you consume Barstool Media content, you're supporting David Portnoy's continued efforts to exploit his workers. Fuck Portnoy.
     
  11. JimmyHoward33

    JimmyHoward33 Well-Known Member

    P
    im gonna regret this but....

    Can you walk me through how intentionally not consuming the content of exploited workers I like will help those workers in any way
     
  12. justgladtobehere

    justgladtobehere Well-Known Member

    Intercom bought CBS Radio stations, not the tv network.
     
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