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The Athletic layoffs

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by silvercharm, Jun 5, 2020.

  1. silvercharm

    silvercharm Member

  2. cake in the rain

    cake in the rain Active Member

    It's a shame, but given the current extraordinary climate, not altogether surprising. I'll be interested to see where the cuts are made. Not sure how to say this diplomatically, but my impression is that some of their weakest reporters are also some of the lowest paid, so I would think it would be challenging to achieve meaningful savings without cutting out some valuable contributors.
  3. Alma

    Alma Well-Known Member

    It sucks. Sad stuff for those folks.
  4. silvercharm

    silvercharm Member

  5. cake in the rain

    cake in the rain Active Member

  6. MeanGreenATO

    MeanGreenATO Active Member

    Running list of names that I've seen so far:
    Scott Agness, Pacers
    Rafe Bartholemew, boxing
    Torin Berge, Denver editor
    Robert Bermudez, podcasts
    Rod Boone, Charlotte Hornets
    Scott Bordow, Arizona Cardinals
    Jason Butt, Falcons
    Brett Dawson, Lakers
    Dustin Dopirak, college basketball
    Marc Dumont, Montreal Canadiens
    Chad Dundas, MMA
    Justin Ferguson, Auburn
    Andre Fernandez, Heat/Marlins
    Sean Gordon, hockey/enterprise
    Josh Gross, MMA
    Adam Gracia, podcasts
    John Glennon, Titans
    Mike Huguenin, CFB editor
    Ron Ledgard, editor
    Danielle Lerner, Louisville
    Rob Lopez, podcasts
    Chris Meaney, podcasts/hockey
    Chuck Mindenhall, MMA
    Gina Mizell, Phoenix Suns
    Craig Morgan, Arizona Coyotes
    Mike O'Connor, NBA
    Chris Perkins, Dolphins
    Kaelen Jones, Texas
    Tom Reed, enterprise
    George Richards, Florida Panthers
    Shannon Russell, Xavier
    Dave Southorn, Boise State
    Kelli Stacy, Arkansas
    Dann Stupp, MMA editor
    Matthew Tynan, San Antonio Spurs
    Joe Yerdon, Sabres
    Ken Wiebe, Winnipeg Jets
    Pete Zayas, Lakers Film Room
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  7. silvercharm

    silvercharm Member

    Dustin Diporak, Butler/Purdue/Indiana
  8. playthrough

    playthrough Moderator Staff Member

  9. Alma

    Alma Well-Known Member

    A lot of these folks were hired away from places to which it'll be hard to return. I will be curious to see if all the layoffs are lower-end beat writers who'd struggle to find the next job, or if a few of the 1,948 national people they have bouncing around there has to take a 12-day layoff between national stops.
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  10. BYH 2: Electric Boogaloo

    BYH 2: Electric Boogaloo Well-Known Member

    Feel terrible for the writers who went there thinking they'd found their lifeboat. Tech bros don't have it figured out, chapter the infinite.
  11. Sam Mills 51

    Sam Mills 51 Well-Known Member

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  12. tapintoamerica

    tapintoamerica Well-Known Member

    Xavier and Boise State were always going to be tenuous. Can't say I'm surprised that "Lakers Film Room" is on the list. By definition, it appears to be superfluous. A second Lakers person? I presume they still have one Lakers reporter left.
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