Money is tight across sports media, and many people are losing their jobs because of it.

Weeks after layoffs hit both ESPN and Sports Illustrated, Yahoo appears to be the next site to cut costs by cutting jobs.

This week, two editors of Yahoo’s Puck Daddy hockey blog tweeted that they had been laid off. Both said they’d been told the decision was “budgetary.”

As far as we can find, no other Yahoo employees have announced they’ve been laid off, but we’ll keep an eye out over the next few days.

It is unclear whether cuts at Yahoo will be confined to the hockey staff or whether they’ll affect other sports as well.

Yahoo as a whole has struggled financially for quite a while and last year sold itself to Verizon. Now, the company’s larger problems seem to be affecting its sports operation. Last month, Recode reported that NBA breaking news ace Adrian Wojnarowski will leave Yahoo for ESPN this summer and take some of the staff at The Vertical with him. Though Wojnarowski has not confirmed that report, he also has not denied it.

At this point, layoffs are a part of the sports media industry that aren’t going away any time soon, but it’s still jarring to see so many people lose their jobs in such a short period of time. And for hockey fans, it’s particularly upsetting that both ESPN and Yahoo seem to be scaling back their hockey coverage.

We’ll update this post if we hear anything more about Yahoo Sports’ layoffs.

About Alex Putterman

Alex is a writer and editor for The Comeback and Awful Announcing. He has written for The Atlantic, VICE Sports, MLB.com, SI.com, the Hartford Courant, Baseball Prospectus, Land of 10 and more. He is a proud alum of Northwestern University and The Daily Northwestern. You can find him on Twitter @AlexPutterman.

  • Even as hockey ratings are actually up, hockey continues to be the redheaded stepchild of sports journalism.

  • Jim Danielson

    And they couldn’t wait until the Stanley Cup Playoffs were complete? The timing makes no sense.

  • Greenhouze

    So I guess ESPN is not the only media outlet that doesn’t care about Hockey after all AA…