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F$#% you, Sporting News: Layoff names according to Big Lead

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Norrin Radd, Mar 27, 2013.

  1. PEteacher

    PEteacher Member

    I am definitely not bummed out for these people. In fact, I'm happy for them. Sure, it sucks to lose their jobs right now, but in the long run, they will be happier in their new endeavors. One of the greatest things that has ever happened to me is journalism kicking me out the door, and that's the same situation with all my ex-journalist friends. Most of us wouldn't have had the initiative to leave journalism on our own, but all of us are happier for it now.
  2. Alma

    Alma Well-Known Member

    As journalists. I imagine all of them get hired, and rather fast.
  3. Versatile

    Versatile Active Member

    I only read about soccer during World Cups, but Brian Straus was by far my favorite post-game read during the last one.

    Lisa Olson is a tremendous feature writer who never fit in at Sporting News. I am confident she'll move on to something better.

    Steve Greenberg is one of the better college basketball writers around and would be a smart hire for any media company covering the game. Matt Crossman also is excellent and was, like Greenberg, a perfect fit for Sporting News.
  4. Drip

    Drip Active Member

    Alma. I hope you're right. I don't think it will happen that way, but I hope that you're right.
  5. formere

    formere New Member

    Looks like this has something to do with all of the rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic, I mean, restructuring, at SN.


    Good people were let go yesterday. Feel for them. Just don't see how the continued reinvention of this company is going to last. I'll tell them what I was told two years ago when I got the news: It's better that it happened now.
  6. Norrin Radd

    Norrin Radd New Member


    And for what rate of compensation?

    There is simply not a spot for every talented individual anymore.
  7. imjustagirl

    imjustagirl Active Member

    Silver lining, gb: You don't have to answer to Garry Howard any more!!!!
  8. baddecision

    baddecision Active Member

  9. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    And please, no shots at Howard. This isn't about him.
  10. pseudo

    pseudo Well-Known Member

    There is that, yes.
  11. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    Drip, you forgot to log out of your sock puppet here.
  12. steveu

    steveu Well-Known Member

    DeCourcy, get the hell out of there. The ship's sinking fast!

    This is a fucking travesty. I read TSN religiously when I was growing up. It's been destroyed bit by bit.
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