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ESPN Chicago

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Billy Pritchard, Feb 21, 2009.

  1. Didn't see this posted anywhere even though the news is a couple days old. Maybe I just missed it.


    Two other things of note:

    It doesn't look like they're looking to do much hiring at first:

    And for the Mariotti crowd:

  2. TigerVols

    TigerVols Well-Known Member

    Chicago and elsewhere...

  3. Pete Incaviglia

    Pete Incaviglia Active Member

    The Question is: Does it mean more jobs in any way, shape or form?
  4. Pete, that is addressed in the second link. Not much specific information yet, though. I would guess with all the out-of-work Chicago sports writers, those freelancing gigs could be hard to come by.

    From the link:
    And this:
  5. Lollygaggers

    Lollygaggers Member

    This project could end up going nowhere or everywhere, at least to every market that has pro sports teams or even major colleges. I can't see ESPN going all the way to small college towns and preps coverage with this, which leaves an opening in the marketplace to do that kind of coverage if ESPN succeeds with this.
  6. Jake_Taylor

    Jake_Taylor Well-Known Member

    ESPNChicago.com, ESPNNewYork.com and ESPNBoston.com have all been registered and right now take you to the local ESPN Radio affiliates. I tried a handful of other big cities, but didn't get anything.
  7. Jake_Taylor

    Jake_Taylor Well-Known Member

    ESPNDallas.com. ESPNDenver.com and ESPNStLouis.com also exist. I wonder what other markets they might try.
  8. PeteyPirate

    PeteyPirate Guest

    ESPNTahoe.com is not live yet.
  9. SF_Express

    SF_Express Active Member

    But you'll be able to cybernavigate there from here.
  10. 93Devil

    93Devil Well-Known Member

    This makes perfect business sense if the printed newspaper dissolves. They will corner the market, and ESPN has the resources to make this move.

    How many people would be needed to run ESPNPittsburgh?

    I will assume that all HR, advertising and editing will be done at one central location that is not in Pittsburgh.
  11. SF_Express

    SF_Express Active Member

    Not sure about editing, but based on my experience, the others would be a reasonable assumption.
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