ESPN lays off 300 employees

Rich Hanley

Rich Hanley, associate professor of journalism in the School of Communications, is available today to discuss ESPN's decision to lay off 300 employees. 

"ESPN is adjusting to the evolving structural realities of television that show the audience is leaking away toward cheaper, more selective alternatives to cable for the content it wants to watch," said Hanley, who teaches sports journalism classes at Quinnipiac. "ESPN must focus resources on licensing broadcast rights to live sports, the one sure winner on television, while controlling costs where it can during the rest of the broadcast day across its networks." 

To speak to Hanley, please call John Morgan, associate vice president for public relations, at 203-206-4449 (cell) or 203-582-5359 (office). 

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