The Top 10: Stories from SBJ/SBD (5/13 edition)

Ross | Wild Pitches

Here’s the latest look at my 30-day rolling list of the most read stories across our websites. There’s no change at the top spot, but there are five new stories on the list this week. You can see the last list here.

As I mentioned in the last list, we’ve learned that our readers are particularly interested in stories about ESPN. This week, the top four stories are about the network, as are six of the overall top 10.

There are five new stories on the list this week.

1) ESPN To Cut About 100 Employees; Layoffs To Be Made Public Today
Change: Same position
Notes: Still No. 1 by a large margin, this is the short story written by Media Writer John Ourand in Morning Buzz on the day that ESPN began trimming its on-air staff. It didn’t list the names of the people being fired, but did tell which executives at the network were making the difficult phone calls, and included excerpts from the memo sent to all staff by ESPN President John Skipper.
Where it appeared: SportsBusiness Daily – 4/26/2017

Here’s the rest of the list:

2) Tough trend for talent
Change: New to list
Where it appeared: SportsBusiness Journal – 5/1/2017

3) ESPN Begins Process Of Laying Off Around 100 Reporters, On-Air Personalities
Change: +1 position
Where it appeared: SportsBusiness Daily – 4/26/2017

4) Former executive offers advice as more ESPN marriages end
Change: New to list
Where it appeared: SportsBusiness Journal – 5/8/2017

5) Interest soars in NFL draft as multicity fan event
Change: Same position
Where it appeared: SportsBusiness Journal – 4/24/2017

6) Escalated Cord-Cutting, Rights Fees Among Reasons Cited For ESPN’s Massive Layoffs
Change: Up 4 positions
Where it appeared: SportsBusiness Daily – 4/27/2017

7) Colleges flip the switch on esports 
Change: New to list
Where it appeared: SportsBusiness Journal – 4/24/2017

8) CAA Sports wins race for F1 agency deal
Change: Same position
Where it appeared: SportsBusiness Journal – 4/17/2017

9) ESPN Explains Decision To Use Majority Of Morning Coverage On Hernandez’ Death
Change: New to list
Where it appeared: SportsBusiness Daily – 4/19/2017

10) Nike makes key signings ahead of NFL draft
Change: New to list
Where it appeared: SportsBusiness Journal – 4/17/2017