Sports Illustrated Prints First Magazine From Home After Sporting Events Are Canceled

Editors changed the issue last minute after the coronavirus began spreading

Sports Illustrated cover of empty stadium amid coronavirus
Sports Illustrated's first cover after the coronavirus forced everyone to work from home Sports Illustrated

Editors at Sports Illustrated had just nearly put the magazine to bed when Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert announced he tested positive for COVID-19 on March 11. From there, the game that pitted Gobert’s team against the Oklahoma City Thunder was postponed and, soon after, the NBA suspended its 2019-2020 season indefinitely.

@SaraJerde Sara Jerde is publishing editor at Adweek, where she covers traditional and digital publishers’ business models. She also oversees political coverage ahead of the 2020 election.