After almost six years, today marks the end of my adventure with The Athletic. At least I know it has nothing to do with the quality of my work. Thanks to the readers and thanks to those who listened to The Athletic. I had a lot of fun.
– Marc Antoine Godin (@MAGodin) June 12, 2023
So it’s not, as Godin says, because of the quality of his work: it’s because of circumstances.
As you may know, it’s currently very hard to make sports platforms profitable. For several months now, let’s just say that the money hasn’t been there as much as it used to be.
But it’s sad news nonetheless. Marc-Antoine Godin is very, very good at dissecting and analyzing situations at the Montreal Canadiens.
I always found The Athletic to be very “Montreal” in content, with Godin translating Basu’s texts and vice versa. This allowed everyone to read the content in both languages.
And that’s not counting the collaborations with other journalists from other cities, or even the texts the two men signed together.
With the chances of the Habs drafting Matvei Michkov at #5 now looking slim, @ArponBasu and I describe today why David Reinbacher and Ryan Leonard, each in their own way, have attributes to interest the CH. https://t.co/dDbfLCbjaD
– Marc Antoine Godin (@MAGodin) June 11, 2023
It’s a blow to the coverage of the Habs.
Let’s hope Godin can find his way back to something, but it may not be easy. After all, if he’s been cut, it’s an indicator of how the sports media is doing.
As he said, it’s not because of the quality of his work that he’s at home this morning.
From what we hear, this may not be the last cut in the sports world. At Le Journal de Montréal, the sports section could also suffer the wrath of the market.
Mathieu Boulay, Jean-François Chaumont, Jonathan Bernier, Dave Lévesque and Benoît Rioux all work in the sports department at JdeM.