Sports Illustrated fire its entire photojournalism staff

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    No one should be surprised. Prior to spinning the magazines off, Time Warner loaded up Time Inc. with enough debt to raise eyebrows. That’s a common enough practice of vulture capitalists, but not so much when a publicly traded company spins off part of itself to become a separate unit that is immediately traded publicly.

    Time Inc. to Set a Lonely Course After a Spinoff

    The CEO’s office at Time Inc. acquired revolving doors before the spinoff finally occurred. For instance in 2012 there was Laura Lang (briefly) shuffling the deck and having Bain & Co take a look at where changes might be made.

    Time Inc. Makes Lifestyle Moves

    Some of the comments posted to the Poynter piece on SI losing its photographers are pretty good. I like Bill Sutley’s “What part of Illustrated do they not understand?”
     
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    This is the way the photojournalism industry is going worldwide.
     
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    When National Geographic fires their photographers, we'll know the End Times are near.
     
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    I don't think THAT will happen given that National Geographic built itself on the basis of top-flight photojournalism in the first place.
     
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    That was always my impression of SI, however ESPN the Magazine lead me to understand that SI actually is a good source of sports journalism.
     

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