Friday, April 12, 2024

Sports Illustrated Entire Staff Laid off by Publisher: Magazine Seems to Be Coming to An End, Last Post Was at 12 Noon ET


This Tweet was just posted by writer Richard Deitsch of The Athletic.

Sports Illustrated’s entire staff is being laid off. This is shocking even in a time of media companies contracting and laying off staff.

The last post to the SI Twitter feed was at 12 Noon Eastern.

Jamie Salter is the CEO of Authentic Brands Group, which bought SI from Meredith Corporation after they bought it from what used to be the Time Life company. Almost every bit of the legendary Time Life organization has been destroyed, which is totally shocking to journalists over the age of 40. They were the gold standard for journalism and media.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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