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Topic Title: Sports Illustrated, perhaps R.I.P.
Topic Summary: Staff laid off.
Created On: 01/19/2024 10:11 AM
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 01/19/2024 10:11 AM
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ww

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    Washington Post email. It makes the survival of some print magazines all the more impressive:
Much of the staff of Sports Illustrated, and possibly all remaining writers and editors, received layoff notices Friday, which essentially could spell the end of a publication that for decades was the gold standard of sports journalism.
    The union of the staff tweeted Friday that it would continue to fight for the publication of the magazine but that its future is now in the hands of the magazine's owner, Authentic Brands Group.
    "This is another difficult day in what has been a difficult four years for Sports Illustrated under Arena Group (previously The Maven) stewardship," the union said in a statement. "We are calling on ABG to ensure the continued publication of SI and allow it to serve our audience in the way it has for nearly 70 years."
 01/19/2024 08:14 PM
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Weirdly enough, Sports Illustrated is owned by Authentic Brands, which owns a huge portfolio, mostly clothing. It's not quite a "dead brands club" but most look like they got into trouble.
 01/23/2024 08:21 AM
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They recently got in trouble for using AI generated articles and stock photos, so I guess it was all going downhill. Damn shame, pretty soon the damn machines are just going to spoon feed us fake everything.



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