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MLB.com Layoffs

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Writer, Feb 13, 2019 at 6:09 PM.

  1. Writer

    Writer Member


     
  2. Fredrick

    Fredrick Well-Known Member

    Why would they have layoffs with baseball teams worth billions and baseball worth billions? I feel for everybody and wish you all the best, but ? What is going on here?
     
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  3. Writer

    Writer Member

    I thought that was confusing too, especially with baseball starting.
     
  4. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    I'm thinking the verdict has been read about how high digital advertising can go - and it has peaked no matter what the site.
     
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  5. Michael_ Gee

    Michael_ Gee Well-Known Member

    It will be far easier and far far far cheaper for MLB to turn the site into a content aggregator of the material produced daily by 30 different media relations staff than to pay more than a few writers and editors to generate original content.
     
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  6. Regan MacNeil

    Regan MacNeil Active Member

    It'll be a bloodbath when the current CBA expires. No need for content when there's a year-long strike or lockout.
     
  7. Writer

    Writer Member

    I don't see this every being the case. Media relations guys are already overwhelmed. They don't have time to produce quality content for the web. I kind of view the MLB.com writers as PR people anyways, even though I know that's not their titles.
     
  8. Michael_ Gee

    Michael_ Gee Well-Known Member

    I'm sorry for not making my position clearer. MLB.com will, IMO, start collating and reproducing the material individual media staffs already produce.
     
  9. clintrichardson

    clintrichardson Active Member

    For straight baseball analysis/information I find the stuff written by MLB.com team writers to be well done.
     
  10. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    Could teams require media outlets to make their content available to MLB.com as a condition of getting a press pass?
     
  11. Michael_ Gee

    Michael_ Gee Well-Known Member

    I don't see how. That's pretty close to extortion.
     
  12. LanceyHoward

    LanceyHoward Well-Known Member

    Why would they need to trade press passes for content? There are lots of aggregators out there already who I thought did not pay. How do they survive?
     
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