Chris Stone Out As Sports Illustrated Editor-In-Chief, Layoffs Appear Imminent

Sports Illustrated is currently transitioning ownership and corporate leadership, from Meredith Corp. to Authentic Brands Group, where it will be operated by ad platform and digital media company TheMaven. That transition logged its first major editorial upheaval Tuesday, when it was announced that Editor-in-Chief Chris Stone will be leaving the publication after 27 years. From…

Chris Stone Out As Sports Illustrated Editor-In-Chief, Layoffs Appear Imminent

Sports Illustrated is currently transitioning ownership and corporate leadership, from Meredith Corp. to Authentic Brands Group, where it will be operated by ad platform and digital media company TheMaven. That transition logged its first major editorial upheaval Tuesday, when it was announced that Editor-in-Chief Chris Stone will be leaving the publication after 27 years. From the sound of things, more turnover could be coming soon, in the form of editorial layoffs.Stone’s departure was announced in a statement to staff from TheMaven executive and incoming Sports Illustrated CEO Ross Levinsohn. Following Stone’s departure—he is said to be “considering an offer from TheMaven for a more global, less SI-focused
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