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Sporting News/AOL Fanhouse

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by mediaguy, Jan 13, 2011.

  1. mediaguy

    mediaguy Active Member

    Interesting to see Sporting News lining up with AOL Sports. Wonder what this means for Fanhouse ...

  2. Furry Tractor

    Furry Tractor Member

  3. wicked

    wicked Well-Known Member

    I know people who work both places... here's hoping they don't suffer too much.
  4. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    And another attempt at a dotcom trying to prove it could survive as a content provider is kaput. Patch, you're next.

    Not surprised the honeymoon is over, but surprised it came to such a screeching halt. Hopefully all the people who have been fucked yet again by the idea the Internet will be our salvation can land on their feet soon, and preferably out of this terrible business.
  5. da man

    da man Well-Known Member

    Isn't Fanhouse where Moddy works?
  6. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member


    To all who have reached out and there are so many - THANK YOU. I'll try to get back to all of you at some point but I'm a little overwhelmed right now.

    Beyond that I can't say much. I don't know much. Most of you know as much as I do at this point.

    I should have stuck with the restaurant business, you know?
  7. MileHigh

    MileHigh Moderator Staff Member

    Hang in there. Thinking of you. Criminy.
  8. SF_Express

    SF_Express Active Member

    Patch is the kind of thing that might survive a while.

    Nobody has hired and then screwed over more sports journalists in 200 years than all the incarnations of AOL Sports. They've done this like three or four times now. It's simply amazing.

    Moddy, I'm feeling for ya. Let me know if you need anything...
  9. zagoshe

    zagoshe Well-Known Member

    What is Patch? I've heard a lot about it but can't quite figure out what it is.
  10. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    After seeing what happened when Sporting NEws got involved with the autoracing dot com I worked for in the late 90s, it's never a good thing... like the dot com equivalent of Scripps.
    Sorry, Moddy.
  11. wicked

    wicked Well-Known Member


    An arm of AOL targeting upper middle class neighborhoods and communities, and they're hoping to eventually have paid advertising carry the freight for the content.
  12. Susan Slusser

    Susan Slusser Member

    So many great people are working fulltime at FanHouse. This is gut-wrenching.
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