2019-12-13 01:13:15|藏宝图世外桃源77878 来源 :海军360


  ESPN is ending the print run of its eponymous magazine, a lush, large periodical that the sports media giant started more than two decades ago and is killing now because it is losing money.

  The company said “the vast majority” of the magazine’s readers now consume its journalism digitally rather than through the print version.

  Eliminating the printed ESPN the Magazine, which frequently features award-winning in-depth articles, “will maximize our reach and impact,” the company said.

  There are no immediate plans for layoffs, said two ESPN employees knowledgeable about the decision who were not authorized to speak publicly, and the final regular print issue will appear later this year. Its print production already had been reduced over the years, to 12 issues a year down from its original 26.

  The end of the magazine’s printed version comes amid a broader reckoning with the future of print, in news media in general and in sports media in particular.

  Reed Phillips, a managing partner at the investment bank Oaklins DeSilva & Phillips, said the magazine “struck the right chord at the time.” But, he added, “These many years later, it’s almost impossible to support a sports magazine in print.”

  Sports Illustrated’s owner, the Meredith Corporation, has been trying to sell it for more than a year, after purchasing Time Inc. for .8 billion.

  ESPN’s magazine debuted in 1998, during a rapid expansion at ESPN. The Walt Disney Company had acquired 80 percent of the company two years before, and oversaw the launch of two more cable channels, ESPN News and ESPN Classic, the ESPN Zone restaurant chain and the magazine.

  The magazine represented quite a departure culturally. It was based in New York City, not at ESPN’s corporate headquarters in Bristol, Conn., and was overseen by two Rolling Stone alumni, John Walsh and John Skipper. While the cable network was defined by game broadcasts and its flagship highlights show, “SportsCenter,” the magazine signaled the company was adopting a broader mandate of compelling and prestigious journalism.

  The magazine was intended to directly take on Sports Illustrated with an appeal to a younger, hipper crowd. “It’s Rolling Stone crossed with Sports Illustrated,” Skipper said in the ESPN oral history “Those Guys Have All the Fun.”

  “Everything we wanted to do was a clear delineation with that’s them and that’s old, and that’s last generation, and that’s the thing that happened yesterday,” he added.

  Skipper estimated on a recent episode of Bill Simmons’s podcast at The Ringer that in the mid-2000s the magazine earned a profit of million to million annually, though this likely includes other ESPN products that were bundled with it. Its success helped propel Skipper up the ESPN hierarchy to president of the company.

  But not only has the world of print publishing changed radically since then, so has ESPN.

  Skipper, who spoke frequently about the importance of storytelling and rigorous journalism, is no longer at ESPN. He resigned in 2017 after what he described as an extortion attempt related to a purchase of cocaine.

  In the last several years, ESPN has undergone successive rounds of layoffs. The company is still highly profitable, but its growth has ground to a halt as consumers continue to abandon pay television. In 2011, about 100 million Americans subscribed to a television package with ESPN. That number is down to less than 85 million, a loss of hundreds of millions of dollars annually.

  As the company has reoriented toward a future in digital video, it has shed some of its high-minded projects. Grantland, a sports and pop culture site built in Simmons’s image, was shut down in 2015. FiveThirtyEight, a data-heavy sports and politics site created by Nate Silver, was transferred to ESPN’s corporate sibling ABC News last year. Subscriptions to ESPN Insider, a fantasy sports and gambling-heavy section of ESPN’s website which used to be merged with the magazine, were instead merged in August into ESPN+, ESPN’s new subscription digital video service.

  Under the new president, Jimmy Pitaro, ESPN has focused on getting back into the good graces of the N.F.L. and rapidly growing ESPN+ by filling it with thousands of sports contests.

  At an investors conference earlier this month, Christine McCarthy, Disney’s chief financial officer, said ESPN+ is expected to lose over half a billion dollars in both 2019 and 2020, but will be profitable by 2023 and have up to 12 million subscribers by 2024. In February, the company announced ESPN+ had two million subscribers.

  All the while, the company had promoted a commitment to journalism and storytelling, of which ESPN: The Magazine was one of its best illustrations. It won a National Magazine Award in 2017, and was home to the investigative reporting of Don Van Natta Jr., Seth Wickersham, Steve Fainaru and Mark Fainaru-Wada and the narrative feature writing of Wright Thompson, Tom Junod and Mina Kimes.

  Gary Hoenig, a consultant for The Players’ Tribune who helped found ESPN: The Magazine, said that something about sports’ immediacy presented a special challenge to print journalism in a digital world.

  “When we started ESPN: The Magazine, Sports Illustrated was still in the business of providing the ultimate game story — you waited till Wednesday,” he said. “It seems so out of date. If you’re not telling people the result within minutes, you’re not really relevant to that result.”

  He expressed cautious optimism about ESPN’s announcement, particularly presuming no jobs are lost.

  “As long as people get to tell those stories the way we learned to tell them, the way we want to tell them, I can’t really stay wildly attached to the print form as the way you should get it,” he said.

  “I feel we get nostalgic,” he added. “The things about storytelling that matter are kind of consistent and eternal.”




  【总】【的】【说】【来】,【三】【叉】【戟】【这】【帮】【人】【某】【种】【程】【度】【上】【还】【是】【颇】【有】【几】【分】【反】【派】【气】【质】【的】,【譬】【如】【所】【有】【人】【都】【不】【喜】【欢】【他】【们】,【甚】【至】【自】【家】【主】【场】【都】【成】【了】【黑】【粉】【集】【中】【营】,【但】【是】【他】【们】【甘】【之】【如】【饴】。 【某】【位】【联】【盟】【名】【嘴】【曾】【经】【这】【么】【评】【价】,【三】【叉】【戟】【对】【社】【会】【最】【大】【的】【贡】【献】【就】【是】【收】【留】【了】【天】【涯】【这】【帮】【人】,【否】【则】【真】【要】【放】【出】【去】,【这】【帮】【牲】【口】【还】【真】【不】【好】【说】【怎】【么】【危】【害】【社】【会】【呢】。 【至】【少】,【这】【帮】【人】【的】【脸】【皮】

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  【这】【些】【年】,【宫】【湛】【川】【对】【云】【汐】【的】【愧】【疚】【从】【来】【没】【有】【消】【减】【过】,【很】【多】【时】【候】【他】【甚】【至】【都】【不】【敢】【面】【对】【小】【奶】【包】【的】【发】【问】。 【而】【当】【初】【还】【以】【为】【是】【司】【徒】【沫】【杀】【了】【云】【汐】【的】,【每】【每】【小】【奶】【包】【问】【一】【次】,【他】【对】【司】【徒】【沫】【的】【恨】【意】【便】【又】【多】【加】【一】【分】。 【就】【这】【样】,【陷】【在】【愧】【疚】【以】【及】【后】【悔】,【爱】【恨】【交】【织】【的】【他】,【这】【些】【年】【其】【实】【并】【不】【好】【过】。 “【姑】【姑】,【我】【又】【来】【看】【你】【了】【哦】……”【小】【奶】【包】【稚】【嫩】【的】【声】

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  【渔】【夫】【摇】【头】【笑】【道】:“【难】【怪】,【在】【圣】【王】【朝】,【若】【是】【被】【那】【些】【官】【僚】【看】【到】【你】【们】【这】【般】【衣】【不】【遮】【体】,【那】【可】【是】【重】【罪】。” “【这】【里】【是】【圣】【王】【朝】?”【江】【忘】【川】【表】【现】【出】【一】【副】【很】【惊】【讶】【的】【样】【子】,【其】【实】【他】【连】【听】【都】【没】【听】【说】【过】【这】【个】【名】【字】,【只】【是】【想】【从】【渔】【夫】【的】【口】【中】【套】【出】【关】【于】【这】【个】【世】【界】【的】【信】【息】。 【渔】【夫】【很】【平】【易】【近】【人】,【对】【江】【忘】【川】【没】【有】【任】【何】【戒】【心】,【随】【口】【说】【道】:“【是】【啊】,【这】【里】【就】【是】

  【凤】【邪】【拢】【了】【拢】【领】【口】,【对】【天】【一】【道】,“【走】【吧】!” 【天】【一】【颔】【首】,【凤】【邪】【抬】【步】【往】【外】【走】,【墨】【竹】【亦】【步】【亦】【趋】。 【三】【人】【人】【一】【前】【一】【后】【出】【了】【院】【子】,【这】【厢】【傅】【砚】【对】【着】【宋】【轶】【住】【的】【厢】【房】【冷】【哼】【一】【声】,【从】【屋】【顶】【先】【行】【一】【步】【快】【速】【回】【去】【收】【拾】【妥】【当】,【等】【在】【了】【门】【口】,【见】【到】【凤】【邪】【来】【时】【还】【微】【微】【抿】【唇】【勾】【了】【勾】,【然】【后】【他】【上】【前】【去】【牵】【着】【凤】【邪】【的】【手】,【十】【指】【紧】【扣】【忍】【不】【住】【感】【慨】【失】【落】【道】:“【我】【这】

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