Saturday, April 29, 2017

Marc Stein Layoff From ESPN Gains Attention From Sports Journalism Community On Social Media

Marc Stein confirmed his departure from ESPN as one of the many people laid off recently. The long-time NBA writer joined the ranks of senior reporters who were laid off by ESPN this week. Stein said he was "grateful" to his audience. Subsequently, fellow members of the sports journalism community shared their thoughts.

Stein began writing for in 2000 and signed on full-time in 2002 to serve as the site's senior National Basketball Association writer. He also makes regular broadcast appearances as a reporter and analyst for SportsCenter, NBA Shootaround, NBA Fastbreak, NBA Coast to Coast, ESPNEWS, and ESPN Radio. He is also the co-host of Soccer Today, a radio show/podcast that airs on KESN ESPN 103.3 in Dallas.

The news of Stein's firing was met with immediate shock from many on social media. Stein has been one of ESPN's best reporters for a while and is constantly at the forefront when it comes to breaking news. No doubt, he will find work quickly but still comes as a disappointment for fans of his who currently watch or read ESPN.

Here are some reactions from fellow journalists on social media. What do you think of Stein's layoff at ESPN? What do you think of the overall layoffs? Let us know in the comments section.

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