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Kelly Dwyer

Discussion in 'NBA Dish' started by Dubious, Jun 15, 2017.

  1. DaDakota

    DaDakota Contributing Member
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    This sucks, he is a talented guy and was here on Clutchfans before he got that gig.

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  2. roslolian

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    Cost cutting is because of technology. If their sports arm was making tons of $$$ then there would be no need to layoff writers. I mean just look at ESPN hemorrhaging money and laying off almost all their staff, it's because they are paying top $$$ for professional writers when some blogger who just makes videos at home gets more views at like 1/100th the cost. If a specialist like ESPN is losing money then I'm pretty sure Yahoo is also losing money, otherwise why cut costs if the whole operation was turning a profit?

    If you want another parallel, then look up The Young Turks on youtube. They are operating on a fraction of a cost of mainstream media news channels, but they are getting more views than main stream news and their audience is world wide. If this was in the 90s, no way would an operation like that exist because the technology isn't there so setting up a news show would entail tons of $$$.
     
  3. JuanValdez

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    Companies still cut costs when they are making money -- because they want to make more money.
     
  4. REEKO_HTOWN

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    He still posts here occasionally, just not about basketball.
     
  5. LosPollosHermanos

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    He's a good writer. He'll be scoped up soon.
     
  6. roslolian

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    Yeah but what I'm saying is they pretty much killed off their sports arm, you don't do that unless you are losing money already. It's one thing to cut costs but its another thing when you start firing the income generators. Dwyer has been a writer for yahoo for a long time now, he wouldn't be laid off unless the company decided to pivot somewhere else. If the sports arm was still making $$$ why would Yahoo fire their writers when these are the guys who generate traffic for the site? It's like in a typical company if you are downsizing the salesmen are the last to go unless you want to exit the market already.
     
  7. jmwilliamson

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    That's too bad. He was a nice contributor to this board back in the day. I always enjoyed his posts and his articles.
     
  8. Dubious

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