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Highlander

Quote from: herman on January 20, 2023, 02:25:05 PMVox Media has chopped nearly every SB Nation sports site (inc PPP and every Canadian hockey team blog)
That's a pisser.  when do they come down?
"In the beginners mind there are many possibilities, but in the expert's there are few"
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herman

https://www.pensionplanpuppets.com/2023/1/20/23563355/toronto-maple-leafs-news-nhl-news-ryan-miller-retirement-maple-leafs-history?commentID=7bd71788-6dd6-49db-a639-20e3bac18e0c

From Katya
QuoteGood morning everyone, I have some news for you that isn't good news. As you may have seen on Twitter, Vox media, the parent company of SBNation has laid off a great many paid employees today.

Also today, they have taken the decision to "stop supporting" most (possibly all, I'm not privy to that) NHL sites. Including this one. That means they aren't paying any of us after the end of February.

This news is new, we don't know exactly what the future may hold, but I have one request to make, if any of you are so considerate that you've been viewing this site without an ad blocker because you want to support our work, please, for your own sake, turn it on!

You may see changes in our coverage of things before the end of February, but I will try my best to keep you all updated on what our future will be.

It's not quite so long and thanks for all the fish, but we might get there.

5 weeks from now, they either go dark or some other outlet/platform scoops some of it up
#27 #TeamFasstholes

Bill33

Quote from: herman on January 20, 2023, 02:25:05 PMVox Media has chopped nearly every SB Nation sports site (inc PPP and every Canadian hockey team blog)

Meh. I liked Fulemin's articles, but they've become pretty rare, and the rest of the content on PPP feels like its been going downhill.

herman

#27 #TeamFasstholes

Significantly Insignificant

Quote from: herman on May 02, 2023, 02:13:03 PMhttps://twitter.com/smokingleafs/status/1653171062471786496
What a curious statement

It really is.  You hope everything is ok but usually when something like this happens it's because something is not okay.
"We can't change what's done, we can only move on." - Arthur Morgan

Zanzibar Buck-Buck McFate

My take? If he were coming back, they would have said Frankie will be here for awhile.  What they said instead was, Frankie will be here going forward.

Guilt Trip

Quote from: herman on May 02, 2023, 02:13:03 PMhttps://twitter.com/smokingleafs/status/1653171062471786496
What a curious statement
Saw it yesterday and was kind of disappointed because I kind of wanted to hear him talk about the big win. He's such a huge fan of the Leafs. Anyway I hope he's ok and getting whatever help is needed and that he'll be back at some point. I enjoy listening to the show.

Arn

I Saw Jay McClement Score.

Zanzibar Buck-Buck McFate

The Athletic Cuts Nearly 4% of Its Newsroom

Nearly 20 journalists will lose their jobs and more than 20 others will be moved to new assignments.

Katie Robertson

By Katie Robertson
June 12, 2023, 11:01 a.m. ET

The Athletic, the sports news outlet owned by The New York Times, laid off nearly 4 percent of its newsroom on Monday.

David Perpich, the publisher of The Athletic, and Steven Ginsberg, its executive editor, announced "a significant reorganization" of the newsroom in a note to the staff. They said the publication was shifting away from having one beat reporter per sports team to broader coverage "telling the most compelling stories for fans across the teams in a given league, drawing on both local and national reporting expertise."

Nearly 20 people will be laid off as part of the reorganization, while more than 20 reporters will be moved to new assignments, they said.


https://www.nytimes.com/2023/06/12/business/media/the-athletic-layoffs.html

Arn

Quote from: Zanzibar Buck-Buck McFate on June 12, 2023, 10:33:10 AMThe Athletic Cuts Nearly 4% of Its Newsroom

Nearly 20 journalists will lose their jobs and more than 20 others will be moved to new assignments.

Katie Robertson

By Katie Robertson
June 12, 2023, 11:01 a.m. ET

The Athletic, the sports news outlet owned by The New York Times, laid off nearly 4 percent of its newsroom on Monday.

David Perpich, the publisher of The Athletic, and Steven Ginsberg, its executive editor, announced "a significant reorganization" of the newsroom in a note to the staff. They said the publication was shifting away from having one beat reporter per sports team to broader coverage "telling the most compelling stories for fans across the teams in a given league, drawing on both local and national reporting expertise."

Nearly 20 people will be laid off as part of the reorganization, while more than 20 reporters will be moved to new assignments, they said.


https://www.nytimes.com/2023/06/12/business/media/the-athletic-layoffs.html

I was very much 50/50 on renewing my annual subscription a few weeks back, but they gave me a less than half price offer so I ended up doing so.

Of the teams I follow, the New Orleans Saints haven't had a writer since early last season.

The Leafs have plenty of coverage but it's almost gone too much quantity over quality. I always liked Mirtle and he barely seems to write now.

The main Newcastle United writer was very good, but he's gone off elsewhere and the new guy isn't as great (yet, anyway) which is most annoying cos it was probably that coverage that just about tipped me into renewing.

But, if they're relying on massive reductions to encourage subscribers to return it's no real surprise I guess that they're having to lay people off...
I Saw Jay McClement Score.

Nik

Quote from: Arn on June 12, 2023, 03:10:53 PMThe main Newcastle United writer was very good, but he's gone off elsewhere and the new guy isn't as great (yet, anyway) which is most annoying cos it was probably that coverage that just about tipped me into renewing.

But, if they're relying on massive reductions to encourage subscribers to return it's no real surprise I guess that they're having to lay people off...

They did everything they could to build a subscriber base, sold to a big media conglomerate, and the new owners are now cutting things to the bone in order to maximize profitability. It's the venture capital dance we've seen a million times.
I wish to hell I'd never said "Winning isn't everything it's the only thing". What I believe is, if you go out on a football field, or any endeavour in life, and you leave every fibre of what you have on the field, then you've won.
- Vince Lombardi

lamajama

Exactly. Everyone could have and probably did predict this as soon as the Athletic was bought. Never has failed when virtually any Co's have been taken over..
I didn't say it was your fault, I said I was blaming you.

Highlander

Quote from: lamajama on June 12, 2023, 07:25:31 PMExactly. Everyone could have and probably did predict this as soon as the Athletic was bought. Never has failed when virtually any Co's have been taken over..
To bad I have appreciated the overall journalism
Bound to happen
"In the beginners mind there are many possibilities, but in the expert's there are few"
                                           Sunryn Suzuki

Zanzibar Buck-Buck McFate

Quote from: lamajama on June 12, 2023, 07:25:31 PMExactly. Everyone could have and probably did predict this as soon as the Athletic was bought. Never has failed when virtually any Co's have been taken over..

But they weren't bought by a venture capital outfit.  The NY Times paid north of $500M US for them.

Nik

Quote from: Zanzibar Buck-Buck McFate on June 12, 2023, 10:13:41 PM
Quote from: lamajama on June 12, 2023, 07:25:31 PMExactly. Everyone could have and probably did predict this as soon as the Athletic was bought. Never has failed when virtually any Co's have been taken over..

But they weren't bought by a venture capital outfit.  The NY Times paid north of $500M US for them.

Right. Venture Capital doesn't buy things like the Athletic, they invest in them and build them up and reap the rewards of them being sold. They get artificially inflated by VC money to increase the sale price and then someone like the NYT gets to look at the actual business and a ton of people lose their jobs.
I wish to hell I'd never said "Winning isn't everything it's the only thing". What I believe is, if you go out on a football field, or any endeavour in life, and you leave every fibre of what you have on the field, then you've won.
- Vince Lombardi