The Onion Could Move To Chicago, Forcing NYC Writers To Relocate Or Leave | HuffPo Comedy

huffpostcomedy:

While the publication currently serves 3.6 million print readers and boasts 7.5 million unique visitors a month to its website, there have been signs of financial strain. The company instituted a pay wall for its overseas readers in August of this year, and entered into a spat with the WGA over payment of its writers leading up to the second season of “ONN” on IFC.

Initial calls made to the company’s Chairman and CEO Steve Hannah in Chicago were not returned, however, a company spokesperson told HuffPost, “We’re still in the very early stages of this process, but we’re looking forward to eventually having everyone under one roof in Chicago.”

Can’t help but wonder if more Big Media companies will follow suit. Heck, I’d move to Chicago in a heartbeat if there was work there…

(via popculturebrain)

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  1. s-fr33man reblogged this from craignewman
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  3. vouchey reblogged this from whatevs and added:
    If only there was media work in Chicago.
  4. hollybailey reblogged this from popculturebrain and added:
    Major deal.
  5. whatevs reblogged this from popculturebrain and added:
    Can’t help but wonder if more Big Media companies will follow suit. Heck, I’d move to Chicago in a heartbeat if there...
  6. airkperez reblogged this from huffpostcomedy and added:
    I am sorry NYC writers but if this means more writing jobs in Chicago than I am fine with it.
  7. onehundreddollars reblogged this from popculturebrain and added:
    This excites me. Chicago is finally solidifying its rightful spot as THE city to be for comedians.
  8. kellyqehudson reblogged this from huffpostcomedy and added:
    I think the only people who are excited about this are college students in Chicago.
  9. sasscatball reblogged this from popculturebrain and added:
    Job after graduation? Yes please.
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  11. rafimama reblogged this from huffpostcomedy and added:
    That boy wonder of a CFO is a real genius at running a media organization.
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    HuffPost Comedy Exclusive: The Onion Could Move To Chicago, Forcing NYC Writers To Relocate Or Leave The Onion may be...
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    KEEREAN
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