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The Athletic keeps growing .......

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Fran Curci, Feb 3, 2018.

  1. SoloFlyer

    SoloFlyer Well-Known Member

    Some folks may be coming up on a year or so into the gig at the Athletic, too. If there are yearly contracts, some of them might not be renewed and lead to departures until a replacement is hired.
  2. LanceyHoward

    LanceyHoward Well-Known Member

    I like the Athletic also. For five bucks a month I will continue to buy it. But the Denver Post is better locally. I think Kosmider does a better job than the Post's guy on the Nuggets. I think the lead Broncos writers for each outlet are both good. But the Post still has a staff of eight or so plus sister papers that provide coverage of CU and CSU. I think the Athletic has four staffers writing in Denver. The Post, as a result, provides more comprehensive local coverage.
  3. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    The Athletic offering a Presidents Day sale, comes out to $28.99/year. I bought a subscription a year and a half or so ago when they offered a special Corey Kluber sale -- $28 for a year b/c that's his number. This is the cheapest I've seen since then. I'll be signing back up:

    The Athletic
  4. John B. Foster

    John B. Foster Well-Known Member

  5. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    If you are working at a daily without a contract - getting a one-year guaranteed contract to do anything is something you should do.
  6. MTM

    MTM Well-Known Member

    Another SCNG reporter joins the Athletic

  7. MileHigh

    MileHigh Moderator Staff Member

    Good for Rich. Enjoyed working with him during my time at the OCR.
  8. Sports Barf

    Sports Barf Active Member

    Would The Athletic ever consider starting a Dakotas website. NDSU football has a massive following (70,000 twitter follows) and Fighting Sioux hockey is obviously religion up there.
  9. Fran Curci

    Fran Curci Well-Known Member

    It's great that The Athletic keeps hiring people -- it looks like another mini-wave the last few days. It's hard to believe, really.
  10. looks like they're continuing to trim non-FT writers and contributors all over the place

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  11. LanceyHoward

    LanceyHoward Well-Known Member

    I would think that the Athletic would want to demonstrate it makes money in someplace like Minneapolis before they try smaller markets. While cost of beat reporters in North Dakota would only be marginally lower the revenue opportunities are obviously more limited.

    The Athletic needs to prove it can make money in larger markets first.
    Last edited: Feb 28, 2019
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  12. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    You would need what? a minimum of 3,000 subscribers in a particular market to justify the expense? Larger markets probably require only 2,000 subscribers per employee?
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