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Time and Sports Illustrated under fire

Time and Sports Illustrated under fire
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The Newspaper Guild released a document showing that Time, Inc.,  judges writers based on how they benefit advertisers.

The document comes from Sports Illustrated, the popular sports magazine owned by Time, Inc.  Instead of grading writers solely on the quality of their work, SI actually has a points system in place to see how each writer "produces content that beneficial to advertiser relationship."

Time, Inc.'s new CEO already requires the editorial staffs at all the company's magazines to report to the business side.

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Sports Illustrated used this chart to lay off several writers. The Newspaper Guild thinks that's unacceptable and has filed a dispute with the magazine over those layoffs. The magazine defended itself by saying the layoff process "starts and ends with journalistic expertise."

 

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Source: Gawker
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