Layoffs Hit Sports Media World Again

January 19th, 2016 | by torontosportsmedia
Layoffs Hit Sports Media World Again
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by TSM

Well, another day, more jobs lost in the media business. Today it was Postmedia’s turn to throw homes into chaos.

As always is the case, James Bradshaw had the lowdown on all the news both on Twitter and at the Globe and Mail.

It’s an unfortunate situation to say the least.

Our wishes go out to all those affected with a special note to those in the world of sports:

David Alter
Erik Koreen
George Johnson
Kaitlyn McGrath

If I’ve forgotten to mention someone please add the comments below or message me and I will edit.

TSM

9 Comments

  1. Rob J says:

    Brutal, plus the hundreds laid off in New Brunswick (potash mine) and Goodwill Toronto

  2. Seth says:

    Hearing that John Lott was also let go.

  3. Justin says:

    John Lott also among those affected. One of the top (and underappreciated) sportswriters in Toronto. He consistently churns out articles on the Jays that are interesting, insightful, and different from the usual offerings.

    Eric Koreen and David Alter are also solid pros. Hope the Globe scoops up Koreen since their bball department is severely lacking and Alter would be a perfect fit to take over for the recently-departed Jonas Siegel on TSN1050. However I’d also love to see TSN put Howard Berger out of his misery and hire him to be THE Leafs beat reporter for Toronto radio.

  4. Mike V says:

    Sadly the Post is just circling the drain at this point with Paul Godfry at the helm of yet another disaster. Not even the Sun acquisition have stemmed the revenue declines. I don’t expect this to be the last of the cuts.

  5. yaz says:

    Alter just started there!!! what the hell. Big time crud start to the New Year.

  6. Rob in Aurora says:

    Sad for these folks

  7. Not that Chris says:

    Lot of fine reporters and people lost jobs yesterday. I hope all are able to find new places to ply their trade. Unfortunately, as another poster mentioned, this won’t be the end of the cuts at Postmedia. They’re just bleeding too much money.

  8. Steve Jones says:

    It’s a very sad situation with print media. I used to be an avid magazine and newspaper purchaser. Today, I buy one newspaper, online. To spend money on a product that is so diminished is just not worth it. When the Globe, which I have read my whole life, turned into a 15 minute read I cancelled my sub and rarely read it now. The impact on the jobs of many good writers has been very unfortunate. Now when you see Postmedia gutting operations you just know the spiral will only continue down. My hometown mid market paper is owned by PM and it’s a joke. Maybe three local pages. The rest ads and Sun bureau content. As the old saying goes ” no one ever shrank themselves to greatness”.

  9. William D says:

    The end of print is a shot to the heart of free press. On the other hand I guess a lot of the guys that leave print become bloggers.

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