April 8, 2020 at 6:26 pm #126271
Some good news that definitely goes against the grain.
WOW! Hearst newspapers promised no layoffs, no furloughs, no pay cuts as they cover the pandemic and recession. Plus bonuses now and more later. That is a huge contrast to the slashing elsewhere. https://t.co/UgCOwBESGm
— Rick Edmonds (@RickEdmonds) April 8, 2020April 10, 2020 at 1:30 pm #126422
24 years at SI, top expert in his field, over 850,000 followers on Twitter, …
This is horrible. How in the heck does the foremost writing authority in soccer in America, not to mention a hell of a feature writer with the ability to write on anything, get fired with no severance?
I’m so sorry, Grant. I have faith that you will be snatched up quickly. https://t.co/TrZ0OMsthY
— Jose de Jesus Ortiz (@OrtizKicks) April 10, 2020April 17, 2020 at 12:55 pm #126898April 20, 2020 at 3:34 pm #127104May 1, 2020 at 2:48 pm #127859
I believe Bernie and Saxon both write for The Athletic.
I don’t know the ins and outs of the radio business and times are tough, but @miklasz is one of the smartest, best sports columnists I’ve ever known, the elite of the elite. I can’t believe he was let go by @101espn .. just stunned. Let’s hope he’s back analyzing sports soon.
— Mark Saxon (@markasaxon) May 1, 2020May 16, 2020 at 8:04 pm #128842May 17, 2020 at 6:16 am #128850MrperkinsParticipantFree
Has Bernie’s firing been discussed here? I hadn’t even heard about it until a few days ago.May 17, 2020 at 6:50 am #128852
There were no comments about it. The station’s parent, Hubbard Broadcasting, cut on-air talent in many of their markets and Miklasz was included. It makes sense that when you are trying to save money, you cut the highest paid employees, which he likely was.May 17, 2020 at 1:03 pm #128876gscottarParticipantPaid - Annual
This is a pretty good read of the Bernie situation.May 18, 2020 at 9:00 am #128922
That did not take long. These guys are getting better and better at running companies out of business.
Sports Illustrated owner TheMaven tells investors that “management has concluded that there is substantial doubt about the Company’s ability to continue as a going concern.” Says it has cash to last through the end of April 2021, but may need to find more to keep going.
— Alex Weprin (@alexweprin) May 18, 2020May 18, 2020 at 10:05 am #128928stlcard25ParticipantPaid - Annual
It would be a shame to see an iconic entity like SI go under, but such is the way of the world lately.May 19, 2020 at 10:07 am #128984
A tough time for a new media startup.
.@sportico would like to welcome the first members of our editorial team: @McCannSportsLaw, @novy_williams, @HowieLongShort, @pjschwartz1, @Boomskie, @JacobFeldman4 and @LevAkabas. We're halfway there. More to come soon. Please join our community at https://t.co/Ja1yYjwFgP
— Scott Soshnick (@soshnick) May 19, 2020June 5, 2020 at 1:35 pm #129769June 5, 2020 at 2:02 pm #129772Euro DandyParticipantFree
Unemployment data for May released this morning wasn’t nearly as bad as the forecast. Now that PPP loan forgiveness timelines are being met, we might see more layoffs in the next month. Not sure if this is applicable with The Athletic (46 is 8% of 575, so perhaps not).June 18, 2020 at 8:25 am #130913July 16, 2020 at 1:43 pm #132950August 25, 2020 at 2:33 pm #136834
Scott Miller, who had been at CBS for a long time, is part of a group being let go by Bleacher Report.
So yes, as many of you have seen, Bleacher Report changed directions yesterday & whacked a whole lot of talented people. My contract will not be renewed, leaving me an impending free agent. For now, I'm still in middle of few B/R projects that will see print between now & Oct 31
— Scott Miller (@ScottMillerBbl) August 25, 2020November 5, 2020 at 8:33 am #146797
ESPN is eliminating 500 jobs, over 10% of their total.January 15, 2021 at 1:52 pm #151837
I realize I should be tweeting arbitration stuff, etc., but I've been informed my contract at The Athletic will not be renewed. Best of luck to that enterprise and now I am curious and excited to see where my skill set can land me. Thanks for reading and following.
— Mark Saxon (@markasaxon) January 15, 2021January 19, 2021 at 10:32 pm #152142BlackHillsCardParticipantFree
Another Cardinals beat writer is leaving, although on her own accord
I have so greatly enjoyed my time in St. Louis and all the people there, but I’m ready for this new challenge and very excited to join the KC beat!
— Anne Rogers (@anne__rogers) January 19, 2021January 20, 2021 at 7:01 am #152149
Is it of her own accord? I haven’t seen the details behind it.January 20, 2021 at 6:39 pm #152199blingboyParticipantPaid - Annual
Brian I really believe that it is mostly the serious hard core fans that follow traditional sports media. Casual fans and those who see pro sports as another of many entertainment options don’t read or click any of it, and they are rapidly replacing the hard cores. Try selling a 95 Bonneville to a millennial.
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Brian I once saw Bob Ueker get into a car just like that. The valet brought it up and Bob hopped in the back. The guy came around and taped on the window and handed Bob the keys. No joke.February 1, 2021 at 11:05 am #153052BlackHillsCardParticipantFree
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