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SI is down to just 38 issues this year

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Dick Whitman, Jul 16, 2017.

  1. CD Boogie

    CD Boogie Well-Known Member

    I got a better idea: I'll send you a self-addressed stamped envelope and you can send me $30.
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  2. playthrough

    playthrough Moderator Staff Member

    There are features worth reading in almost every issue, but they're all still online for free.
  3. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    The fewer issues do allow SI to focus on what it does best - in-depth profiles, deep dives and analysis - but seeing the SI cover after a major sporting event used to be a big deal - it just isn't anymore. But even with the thicker bi-weekly issues, the monthly page count is down.
  4. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    ESPN Magazine is now a monthly?
  5. Alma

    Alma Well-Known Member

    I don't read SI for much anymore other than the college football coverage.
  6. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    Wrote a letter to the editor this week:

    I would ask the editors to PLEASE STOP WITH THE YELLOW AND WHITE INK!!!!!!

    The use of it is indecipherable. The print is small enough - but the yellow and white ink is terrible. It looks bad and makes for an unreadable magazine."
  7. HanSenSE

    HanSenSE Well-Known Member

  8. wicked

    wicked Well-Known Member

    That does not sound good. The brand is about to be whored out.
  9. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    Yeah, I think I'd be wary of extending the subscription. At best they'll do periodic NFL, MLB, Hockey and NBA preview issues, a Swimsuit issue. Sadly, I imagine the most marketable thing most print products have is their name.
  10. HanSenSE

    HanSenSE Well-Known Member

    Agreed. Headed down the same path as Life and Newsweek as an editorial product with special editions (but think of that deep photo library for boxing, Super Bowls, Olympics, etc.). But SI-branded batting gloves, anyone? Or a vacation to an SI resort (much like ESPN's Wide World of Sports, and how that name has fallen)?
    Last edited: May 28, 2019
  11. Sports Barf

    Sports Barf Active Member

    $110 million? Jesus Christ people will buy anything huh. No way they ever get that investment back
  12. Carlkolchak

    Carlkolchak Member

    SI is unreadable now. Too political, too leftist agenda driven.
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