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Yahoo Cuts A Comin'

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by BuckeyeGA, Oct 22, 2008.

  1. BuckeyeGA

    BuckeyeGA New Member

    If you saw the L.A. Times story, you know that Yahoo(don't forget the exclamation point) is going to trim its workforce. http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-yahoo22-2008oct22,0,2962772.story

    A friend of mine within the company says it won't be taking a toll on the sports side of things, so another Bowden (Terry) will still have a job!
  2. luckyducky

    luckyducky Guest

    I'm glad to hear it won't hurt sports, but I also wonder if I need to add a Disney ticker to my homepage ... someday, ESPN might have to *gasp* stop hiring everyone who walks through the (theoretical) door.
  3. Joe Williams

    Joe Williams Well-Known Member

    Always wondered how a company without any tradition of journalism would react to funding it in tough times, when even the bastions of the profession are throwing good reporters and editors overboard these days.

    Push comes to shove, and Yahoo! seems to respect journalism about as much as Google does. Or GM.
  4. imjustagirl

    imjustagirl Active Member

    Or Gannett.
  5. FileNotFound

    FileNotFound Well-Known Member

    Or Sam Zell. Or Dean Singleton. Or Lee Enterprises. Or McClatchy. Or ...
  6. BMuddMan

    BMuddMan Member

    Hearing cuts indeed coming in sports on the college and NASCAR side for sure. Anyone know more?
  7. apseloser

    apseloser Member

    The situation there sounds just awful.

    The guys based out of Rivals HQ are bickering with the Yahoo HQ guys. Yahoo wants to run everything and the Rivals guys' hands are tied.

    Shoot, bash their recruiting fanboyism all you want, but I'd argue that Rivals is 10 times the site Yahoo is. That's triply so after the hires they made on colleges.

    Those numbers about Yahoo being the No 1 sports site are a crock; they get hits because people go there for fantasy sports and to read their mail. What separates Yahoo from any other site on the web ... besides less content?

    Dave Morgan, real visionary.
  8. fishwrapper

    fishwrapper Active Member

    Yeah, ok. There is this little bit of information that seems pertinent here.
    Yahoo owns Rivals.
  9. Piotr Rasputin

    Piotr Rasputin New Member

    I'm sorry you didn't get the job at Yahoo!, dude.
  10. Angola!

    Angola! Guest

    Yahoo! is the only site I go to -- other than here -- to get my sports news.

    The writers at Yahoo! are consistently legit.

    Rivals? I only go there when I go to the college football scoreboard on Yahoo!, which forces me to then go to a Rivals site.
  11. BYH

    BYH Active Member

  12. EE94

    EE94 Guest

    actually, they'll know exactly what visitors are looking at because, unlike newspapers, website analytics are exact
    you click on football, it's counted
    you click on fantasy, it's counted
    there's no mystery
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