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Changes at the Sporting News?

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by JustSomeDude, Mar 7, 2007.

  1. JustSomeDude

    JustSomeDude New Member

    Talk about an evergreen headline...

    But I'm specifically wondering about Dave Kindred. He wasn't on the back page of last week's issue, and despite several minutes of searching, I couldn't find a note anywhere in the magazine saying he's on vacation or what have you.

    I know the Sporting News is rapidly approaching tree-falling-in-the-forest status, but surely I'm not the only one who noticed. Anyone know what's up?

    (A million humble apologies if this has already been covered on the board.)
  2. lantaur

    lantaur Active Member

    It is close to impossible to find a list of "experts" on the new Sporting News website, but Kindred is no longer listed on the Yahoo sports columnists page (which has SI.com, Sporting News and Rivals links as well as Yahoo's).
  3. Smasher_Sloan

    Smasher_Sloan Active Member

    If Kindred isn't in TSN, there went the last reason to even skim it.
  4. Cousin Jeffrey

    Cousin Jeffrey Active Member

    Maybe one change is that it won't suck so bad. Maybe another change is that they'll go back to newsprint, axe the NASCAR and someone'll give an eff about it.
  5. Maybe he's going to be Rushin's replacement.
  6. zman82

    zman82 Member

    that'd be nice!
  7. JackS

    JackS Member

    Given the format change at the front of the mag announced last week, it strikes me that there isn't going to be a replacement for Rushin. In fact, it strikes me that the format change is the exact reason Rushin is out. They didn't want a columnist up front.
  8. Screwball

    Screwball Member

    I was told TSN has let Kindred go.
  9. steveu

    steveu Well-Known Member

    Well, there are some weeks they don't have a columnist in the back! What are they gonna do? (rimshot)
  10. Dave Kindred

    Dave Kindred Member

    As a subscriber my entire reading life, and as a columnist who wrote for the magazine 694 of the previous 695 weeks (taking a day off when I had cardiac arrest), I had an emotional investment in the magazine.

    So I hope my leaving somehow helps. Maybe it will save a couple jobs. Maybe it's the first step toward finding an editorial voice that engages readers (though I must admit it's disheartening to be replaced by photographs, and bad ones at that, even one printed sideways!)

    I won the Red Smith Award one year, and my newspaper, The National, folded.
    This year I was elected to that Salisbury Nat'l Sportscasters and Sportswriters Hall of Fame, and now my magazine dumps me. So I've learned one thing in all this. I gotta quit winning damned awards!!
  11. Jack_Kerouac

    Jack_Kerouac Member

    Maybe you shouldn't have taken that day off for the heart attack, Dave. ;-)

    I'm guessing you'll land on your feet. And I've long thought that you were slummin' it at The Sporting News anyway.
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