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Sports Illustrated layoffs

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by silvercharm, Oct 3, 2019.

  1. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    I'll wait to comment until I see the page count. They were down to 64 pages a week when they went to twice a month, a few issues into it they were down to about 78 pages every two weeks. Not holding my breath.
     
  2. Della9250

    Della9250 Well-Known Member

  3. playthrough

    playthrough Moderator Staff Member

    SI is getting ready to launch a sportsbook bar and grill and a betting website next year that will partner with a gambling operator.

    Let's see how that goes. Ask ESPN how being in the sports grill business worked out. And if the SI name is being attached to an established sports book operation, that's one thing, but launching something new from scratch is by no means a sure moneymaker.
     
  4. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    I'm almost certain its just a licensing deal - like those Fox Sports Sportsbars you used to see in airports, heck even Fox Sports Radio is a licensing deal with I Heart Radio.
     
  5. HanSenSE

    HanSenSE Well-Known Member

    As I mentioned up topic, look how Wide World of Sports has pivoted from iconic show to an amusement park.
     
  6. Sports Barf

    Sports Barf Active Member



    ^^^From the WaPo story.

    I can’t stop laughing at this. Some oblivious recruiter calling people up and addressing every media company as if they’re a spin-off of some Maven site. “Hi, so you work for The Chicago? Is that a content service?”
     
  7. matt_garth

    matt_garth Active Member

    This won't help.

     
  8. Riddick

    Riddick Active Member

    That’s a brave first step.
    Updated: Just read the texts he sent and WTF!!!
     
    Last edited: Jan 4, 2020
  9. Sports Barf

    Sports Barf Active Member

    Looks like the account has been suspended. Who/what was said?
     
  10. tapintoamerica

    tapintoamerica Well-Known Member

    In a drunken rant, the guy alternately called a Triangle radio reporter hot and ugly. He inquired as to how he might have sexual contact with her. It was a mess. Angry, vile, etc.
     
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  11. ondeadline

    ondeadline Active Member

    No, he just changed his Twitter handle.
     
  12. tapintoamerica

    tapintoamerica Well-Known Member

    I’m guessing Zombie SI will have no trouble finding a new Tar Heel Maven. There are plenty of fanboi pseudo journalists in the area.
     
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