2. "Maven (or whatever it is calling itself) bombed the foundation years ago" In response to Reply # 0
when they bought it out and laid off most of the top staff, many of which went to The Athletic
as we all know, the goal for these VCs is buy the name and turn it into an operational sweatshop that only exists to fulfill future investing/divesting needs
I love The Athletic and continue to pay full price yearly, as it is just about the only congregated sports journalism site left -- although they had their own round of VC-related layoffs last year and to my knowledge have never been profitable
5. "Awful. This keeps fucking happening." In response to Reply # 2
>as we all know, the goal for these VCs is buy the name and >turn it into an operational sweatshop that only exists to >fulfill future investing/divesting needs >
Pitchfork just got gutted too. I feel the same way I felt when they gutted/changed Deadspin: I’m not always a fan of their work, but I was always glad they existed/drove conversations and it sucks that they’re gone.
9. "same! somewhere in a Rubbermaid tub is a bunch of SI," In response to Reply # 8
and bodybuilding mags. I had a joint with Deion on it made into a poster and somebody stole it on some "where my killer tape?" He's in a Cowboys jersey and the caption says something like....Is this man worth $35 million? LOL!! First of all, 35 million is such a tiny number now. Secondly...he was. Every penny.
...I'm from the era when A.I. was the answer, now they think ai is the answer - Marlon Craft
13. "This is union busting" In response to Reply # 0
Besides the AI writers keeping their jobs, it appears the only staff that kept their jobs were non-union hires.
When SI was bought out the employees there formed a union shortly thereafter. Part of that union agreement was that if a union employee was let go, there was a 3 month grace period before that union position could be replaced with a non-union position.
So people think many of these positions will be replaced with non-union jobs in 4 months or so.