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SJ Transactions: The Sporting News ***

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Moderator1, May 8, 2008.

  1. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

    Hired Kansas City Star college editor Derek Samson to run college coverage

    Have not confirmed with Jeff D'A but this Pipeline source is as reliable as they come and I'm told more are on the way.
  2. JayFarrar

    JayFarrar Well-Known Member

    Wait, is Jeff D'A the same Jeff D'A who is working at the AJC?
    Or maybe that should be, was working at the AJC...
  3. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

    WAS. You gotta keep up, man. His move to The Sportings News was a Moddy Pipeline (I need one of those little r in the circle things) exclusive!

    So, yeah, that's him. Has some ambitious plans for The Sporting News.
  4. Barsuk

    Barsuk Active Member

    Option-R, Moddy.

    Moddy Pipeline®
  5. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

    Damn. I like that. How did you do that?
  6. Barsuk

    Barsuk Active Member

    Option-R on a Mac. Don't know on a PC.
  7. Barsuk

    Barsuk Active Member

    You could also use option-2 to do Moddy Pipeline™, if you prefer. ;D
  8. jaredk

    jaredk Member

    If that magazine is truly "ambitious" rather than dreaming, it's the only print product in America that is.
    Evidence suggests D'Alessio has been overcome by wishful thinking. The new owners have ordered a big cut in budget, reduced staff, abandoned St. Louis for efficiences of operation in Charlotte, made plans to cut the magazine's pages from 64 to 56, cut overall production by maybe 3/4ths (from weekly to bi-weekly, if not monthly), and apparently has, maybe, one ad sale person (this week's issue: the equivalent of 5 pages of ads, 3 of those on the covers, contrasted to 42 ad pages in Sports Illustrated).

    And when Time, Newsweek, and US News & World Report are in their death throes as weeklies, how in hell does an undernourished sports magazine make it as a bi-weekly? Never has happened. (Excepting, of course, the WWL's mega-million dollars worth of promotion that breathes life into its thing.)
  9. jaredk

    jaredk Member

    Don't have the numbers on Time, but Newsweek's revenue is down from $344 million in 2005 to last year's $288 million, a 16 percent decline in two years. It also has cut its promised ad-rate circulation figure from 3.1 million to 2.6 million.

    "Death throes" is hyperbolic. But what's happening with newspapers is happening with all media.
  10. Diabeetus

    Diabeetus Active Member

    Just copy and paste it ;)
  11. jaredk

    jaredk Member

    More numbers on magazines' declining circulation...

    From last half of '06 to last half of '07...

    Time, -17.57 percent...
    Playboy, -10.04 percent...
    Even Reader's Digest, -7.61 percent.
  12. 2muchcoffeeman

    2muchcoffeeman Active Member

    On a PC, it depends on what operating system you use. ;)

    If you're using Linux, the registered sign is <Compose>-(Shift+O)+(Shift+R): ®

    If you're using Windows ... meh. Have fun with the character map. :D
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