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Sports Illustrated layoffs

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by JackReacher, Aug 23, 2016.

  1. JackReacher

    JackReacher Well-Known Member

  2. dixiehack

    dixiehack Well-Known Member

    The 40 layoffs are across all Time Inc. properties. Let's not turn a bad day into a bloodbath.
  3. JackReacher

    JackReacher Well-Known Member

    Right. Time Inc. Still humans who are out of work.
  4. playthrough

    playthrough Moderator Staff Member

    Plus 110 sales/ad folks last week. I don't think "bloodbath" is that far off.
  5. dixiehack

    dixiehack Well-Known Member

    Oh it's terrible. But I was just thinking in terms of if it had been 40 gone from SI as the original post stated, which would have crippled the ability to even put out a magazine. But a year after having my horse shot from underneath me, I absolutely empathize.
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  6. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    Cisco announced 5,500 layoffs last week.

    "Bloodbath" could be a tad dramatic here.
  7. Michael_ Gee

    Michael_ Gee Well-Known Member

    These layoffs should be reported as percentage of the workforce to make sense. Cisco's was about 7 percent, which is bloodbath territory for a big company like that. What percentage is 40 out of Time Inc.'s editorial staffs?
  8. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    According to this blog, the earlier 110 number represented 1.5 percent of the company's workforce.

    RD Recap: WSJ Taps Next Washington Bureau Chief; Layoffs at Time Inc.

    With the addition of 40 editorial employees, that pushes the total number to 2 percent, though I don't know what the editorial split is there. Also it appears that some of those dismissed are not layoffs but non-renewed freelance contract.
  9. JCT89

    JCT89 Member

    Surprised there hasn't been any discussion on more layoffs at SI that include college basketball writer Seth Davis. He seems to have enough side hustles that he'll be okay but another example of where the industry is at. Seems like CBB and CFB have been hit bad at the national level in the last few weeks.

    Layoffs Hit Sports Illustrated
  10. Big Circus

    Big Circus Well-Known Member

    At least he has his junk-science ionized water hustle to fall back on.

    In all seriousness, hope he lands on his feet.
  11. CD Boogie

    CD Boogie Well-Known Member

    but his dad can still fuck right off.
  12. Big Circus

    Big Circus Well-Known Member

    His mom, actually.
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