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Deadspin: ESPN laying off hundreds today

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by da_grand_pubah, May 21, 2013.

  1. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    Wait till the World Cup arrives and ESPN will be jamming that down our throats.
  2. Twoback

    Twoback Active Member

    Yeah, how dare they cover the World's biggest sporting event?
  3. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    Not to their primary audience.
  4. JimmyHoward33

    JimmyHoward33 Well-Known Member

    Will they though? Now that FOX has the rights? Should be an interesting litmus test of the ESPN will bury what it doesn't broadcast theory
  5. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    If Fox has the World Cup all the soccer we'll see on ESPN will be MLS highlights.
  6. MileHigh

    MileHigh Moderator Staff Member

    ESPN has the rights to the Confederation Cup and the 2014 World Cup. Then Fox takes over the rights.
  7. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    ESPN is ending ESPN 3D. According to Deadspin, it will be done by the end of the year...

    I guess that doesn't bode well for "The Ocho"

    I know there is supposed to be a ton more layoffs this week. I don't know if they're targeting different areas than last time.

    The last round came and went without anyone leaving that anyone outside of the business would notice... As current and former journalists, Hoppes getting the axe was big news, but few outside of journalism have heard of Hoppes.

    I tend to think the next round will be similar. It will be a lot of hard-working people who are behind the scenes who never get credit, getting the axe, while all of the "talent" will be safe.
  8. Riptide

    Riptide Well-Known Member

    Same as in newspapers: Just hack the desk into tiny pieces.
  9. Michael_ Gee

    Michael_ Gee Well-Known Member

    In macro terms, as long as the cost of TV rights keeps going up, and Fox seems determined to make sure it does, ESPN's commitment to sports journalism per se will necessarily shrink. It's Disney's cash cow and it's expected to keep on being that no matter what it takes. Being the WWL in all things is all very well, but it's live sports that pay the freight.
  10. PCLoadLetter

    PCLoadLetter Well-Known Member

    If a la carte pricing for satellite and cable ever happens it will really get interesting for ESPN.
  11. wicked

    wicked Well-Known Member


    James Andrew Miller @ESPNBook
    Some stories of those let go today @espn are downright unbelievable. Do not want to violate privacy on brutal day but this is beyond bad.
    2:51 PM - 12 Jun 2013
  12. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    Howie Schwab among the layoffs according to The Big Lead.
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