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Joe Posnanski to SI full-time?

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by mediaguy, Aug 4, 2009.

  1. mediaguy

    mediaguy Well-Known Member

    This tweet from @JoePosnanski: Weird to be tweeted about. Story is mostly true. I'm leaving for SI. But we're staying in KC and I'll still write for Star. Details to folo.

    Didn't see another thread on it, so figured I'd post ...

    Story here ...

  2. Diabeetus

    Diabeetus Active Member

    Damn...you beat me to it.
  3. Diabeetus

    Diabeetus Active Member

    His column explaining it: http://www.kansascity.com/180/story/1365630.html
  4. Shaggy

    Shaggy Guest

    The beancounters are having a celebration tonight because that six-figure salary is off the books.

    It's probably only secondary that they lost one of the best writers in the biz.

    I'm guessing he won't be replaced.
  5. buckweaver

    buckweaver Active Member

    As great and prominent as he is, is the Star paying him six figures?

    Seems like a lot for K.C. (although, admittedly, I know nothing of that market.)
  6. imjustagirl

    imjustagirl Active Member

    I can't imagine how they wouldn't be. I mean, at a paper that size, I'd say low six would be what a columnist would be making.
  7. SockPuppet

    SockPuppet Active Member

    Good for Joe. He's one of the nicest, most decent guys in the biz. I'm jealous only because he can out-write me 24-7-365. He's a writer, dammit, and a good one.
  8. shockey

    shockey Active Member

    yup. 8) 8) 8)
  9. Tarheel316

    Tarheel316 Well-Known Member

    No question he's a greater writer. But I don't see how any paper can afford a six-figure columnist now. He surely won't be replaced at K.C. and that might save a few jobs.
  10. Wenders

    Wenders Well-Known Member

    If he's not making six-figures, they're definitely shelling out that much for the combo of Whitlock at Poz. Now the Star gets the best of both worlds: a Posnanski column without having to pay him.

    Poz deserves it though.
  11. dkbxt5

    dkbxt5 New Member

    Great read, as he always is. It took a while for the site to load for me. Must be a lot of traffic wanting to read it.
  12. zimmaniac06

    zimmaniac06 Member

    He's got something else up on his blog now, too: http://joeposnanski.com/JoeBlog/2009/08/04/yuni-watch-and-yes-my-life/

    Just curious--does this mean SI is going to phase someone out to make up for it, or do they have the money to make him full-time without any problems?
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