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Yahoo and Les Carpenter part ways?

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by silvercharm, Dec 2, 2013.

  1. silvercharm

    silvercharm Member

    At least that's the buzz on Twitter today. No indication as to whether it's a layoff, but sounds as though it is. Anyone know more?
  2. H.L. Mencken

    H.L. Mencken Member

    Layoff, so says a friend.
  3. Fran Curci

    Fran Curci Well-Known Member

    Who is in charge of sports at Yahoo!?
  4. MileHigh

    MileHigh Moderator Staff Member

    Kenneth Fuchs, I believe.
  5. wicked

    wicked Well-Known Member

    More time for Double Down to get into pissing matches with Whitlock!

    (I don't really need blue font there, do I?)
  6. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    For those of us who get the reference, that's hilarious...

    I can't imagine Les being out of work long, but these days you just never know...
  7. Alma

    Alma Well-Known Member

    He won't. He's excellent.

    In five years, most of those places will have trimmed almost all of their writing staffs. And ESPN will if John McCain gets his ala carte bill passed.
  8. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    I'll be curious what it will take for ESPN to have to start cutting writers or on-air talent. I feel like the shoe has to drop soon because there is so much excess there...
  9. MileHigh

    MileHigh Moderator Staff Member

    Didn't ESPN have some notable layoffs earlier this year?

    I don't believe there will ever be a true a la carte, but there will be changes within five years, no doubt. Especially with these new TV contracts kicking in.
  10. H.L. Mencken

    H.L. Mencken Member

    Think about how hard Disney is lobbying against this. Think about how much money Disney has. Now take into account the fact that McCain is 77 years old. He doesn't have the stomach, the political capital, or the energy, for this fight. It's bluster.
  11. wicked

    wicked Well-Known Member

    Technology is going to outpace any move to a la carte.
  12. Alma

    Alma Well-Known Member

    Think about how fundamentally inane Disney's argument is. McCain's not going to be the only one to take it up.
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