Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Thinning the Herd

We recently noted the imperceptible coverage of the Breeders Cup in Sports Illustrated. Well things are getting worse for the Time Inc. owned Magazine.

Time Inc. has asked for about 100 volunteers to give up editorial staff jobs at Time, People, Sports Illustrated and a few other Time Inc. magazines per published information on Nov. 10, 2008. According to an article published in the New York Times on 11/10/08:
Hardest hit in the first round is the group that includes Sports Illustrated, Sports Illustrated Kids and Golf magazines. In a memorandum to his staff, Terry McDonell, managing editor of Sports Illustrated, asked for 40 people to leave voluntarily, out of an editorial staff at the magazine group of about 250 people.

We have also learned that if the number of volunteers falls short by Monday, December 1, involuntary layoffs will begin.

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