10 Facts About Sports Illustrated


Sports Illustrated is an American sports magazine first published in August 1954.

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Sports Illustrated published the magazine from 1936 to 1938 on a monthly basis.

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Sports Illustrated then sold the name to Dell Publications, which released Sports Illustrated in 1949 and this version lasted six issues before closing.

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Sports Illustrated was named managing editor in 1960, and he more than doubled the circulation by instituting a system of departmental editors, redesigning the internal format, and inaugurating the unprecedented use in a news magazine of full-color photographic coverage of the week's sports events.

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Sports Illustrated was one of the first to sense the rise of national interest in professional football.

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Sports Illustrated had backed a bid by Junior Bridgeman to acquire SI.

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Later that month, Sports Illustrated announced its hiring of veteran college sports writer Pat Forde.

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In 2022, ABG announced several non-editorial ventures involving the Sports Illustrated brand, including an apparel line for JCPenney "inspired by iconic moments in sports", and resort hotels in Orlando and Punta Cana.

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From its start, Sports Illustrated introduced a number of innovations that are generally taken for granted today:.

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Sports Illustrated has helped launched a number of related publishing ventures, including:.

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