NY POST’s ‘SPORTSWEEK’ IS CUT

By: Wayne Robins

Six Staffers Lose Jobs


SportsWeek had barely started its warm-up pitches when it
got yanked from the game.

The 10-month-old product of Rupert Murdoch’s New York Post
whiffed on insufficient ad revenue and weak circulation at an
unforgiving moment in newspaper economics. The weekly was sold
separately from the Post at $1.50 a pop, but it was
included in the News Corp. tabloid’s circulation promotions.

Post sportswriters worked on a free-lance basis for the
weekly, which had a full-time staff of eight.

“My priority now is finding jobs for the six people laid off,”
said Matt Romanoski, the defunct weekly’s editor. Romanoski, a
former Sunday sports editor for the Post, and a graphic
artist who also came from the paper hope to be reassigned.



Wayne Robins (wrobins@editorandpublisher.com) is an associate editor covering new media for E&P.



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