journalismism

NPR Is Very Worried That Gaming Is Going To Turn Kids Into Nazis

NPR Is Very Worried That Gaming Is Going To Turn Kids Into Nazis

In journalism, no two things are more often and easily confused than “this wild thing is happening” and “this wild thing is happening, widely.” When the wild thing is, say, mad cow disease—an
NJ.com's Sports Director Sounds Like The Boss From Hell

NJ.com's Sports Director Sounds Like The Boss From Hell

Last week, Kevin Manahan, sports director of NJ.com, posted on his Twitter account to let the public know that he was looking for a Philadelphia 76ers beat writer. You couldn’t quite call this a job
ESPN Reporter Brian Windhorst Loves To Brag About Not Reporting

ESPN Reporter Brian Windhorst Loves To Brag About Not Reporting

Longtime basketball reporter Brian Windhorst is the subject of a profile in the New York Times today, in which he candidly talks about his career and his desire to be known as more than just the guy
Gus Johnson Worked Obscenely Hard To Redeem Urban Meyer

Gus Johnson Worked Obscenely Hard To Redeem Urban Meyer

Winning tends to heal all wounds in the world of sports. Regardless of the content of your character, people are more likely to remember the athletic highs of your sporting career because the image of
Mike Locksley's Questionable Coaching Past Makes Him An Odd Hire For Maryland

Mike Locksley's Questionable Coaching Past Makes Him An Odd Hire For Maryland

Alabama offensive coordinator, and Broyles Award recipient, Mike Locksley was named Maryland’s head football coach on Tuesday, as first reported by Stadium’s Brett McMurphy. Locksley served as the
MMA Writer Exposed As Child Pornography Collector

MMA Writer Exposed As Child Pornography Collector

Late last week, Scottish MMA writer Iain Kidd was arguing with a Twitter user about Greg Hardy’s UFC career. That user, @Fight_Expert, searched Kidd’s name online and quickly found and posted news
2018's Selectively Capitalized Daily Mail Headlines, From A to Z

2018's Selectively Capitalized Daily Mail Headlines, From A to Z

As far as I’m concerned, one of the last remaining reliable sources of joy on this planet is The Daily Mail’s continued practice of selective capitalization in its headlines. You’ll be reading and all
2018's Selectively Capitalized Daily Mail Headlines, From A to Z

2018's Selectively Capitalized Daily Mail Headlines, From A to Z

As far as I’m concerned, one of the last remaining reliable sources of joy on this planet is The Daily Mail’s continued practice of selective capitalization in its headlines. You’ll be reading and all
ESPN Eats Its Own Tail Over The Faint Idea Of LeBron James And Anthony Davis Together

ESPN Eats Its Own Tail Over The Faint Idea Of LeBron James And Anthony Davis Together

It’s easy to see why you—basketball reporter or blogger or TV analyst or general enthusiast not hailing from New Orleans—might salivate at the prospect at Anthony Davis and LeBron James on the same
ESPN Got NBA General Managers To Fill Their Diapers Over LeBron James Answering A Question

ESPN Got NBA General Managers To Fill Their Diapers Over LeBron James Answering A Question

So I guess ESPN got what they wanted. Days after LeBron James said “duh” when asked if it would be cool to have one of the best players in the world on his team, rival general managers are reportedly
The Year In Sports Media Beef

The Year In Sports Media Beef

We arrived at the studio hungry. A promise had been made: the last Deadcast of calendar year 2018 would be a review of The Year in Sports Media Beef, and our chef de cuisine and tour guide would be
How Stupid And Toothless Does The NBA Now Look Trying To Manage This Shit

How Stupid And Toothless Does The NBA Now Look Trying To Manage This Shit

The escalating non-story of LeBron James making moves on Anthony Davis finally ensnared the NBA league office on Friday, with league counsel reportedly reminding teams via a carefully worded memo that
There's Nothing To Say About What Andrew Wiggins Said That's Not Conditional

There's Nothing To Say About What Andrew Wiggins Said That's Not Conditional

Andrew Wiggins went off for 40 points on the Thunder last night in a lively game that featured 32-year-old interim coach Ryan Saunders getting his first win and Thunder guard Dennis Schröder getting
These New Basketball Sneakers Are Stupid

These New Basketball Sneakers Are Stupid

Five years ago I was in a gaggle of journalists on Nike’s campus. There must’ve been hundreds of us. It felt like overkill at the time. I struck up a conversation with a reporter from the Portland
Don't Doubt What You Saw With Your Own Eyes

Don't Doubt What You Saw With Your Own Eyes

Two days ago, video was posted online that pretty much everyone who saw immediately recognized for what it was—footage of white teens taunting and harassing a Native American elder named Nathan
It Should Still Be News When LeBron James Wants A Coach Fired

It Should Still Be News When LeBron James Wants A Coach Fired

As LeBron James looks to return to the court after a prolonged absence because of a groin injury, those closest to him are looking for someone other than Luke Walton to be the head coach of the
What Time Does 'What Time Does The Super Bowl Start?' Start?

What Time Does 'What Time Does The Super Bowl Start?' Start?

The time has come once again for the “big game,” the football-related contest that surrounds every first Sunday of February, the race to the top for the big trophy. That trophy is, of course,
Bob Costas Wants To Have It Both Ways

Bob Costas Wants To Have It Both Ways

Bob Costas seemed to be speaking truth to power in a recent segment on ESPN’s Outside The Lines, detailing a lengthy backstory about power and influence and the NFL’s relationship with its broadcast
HuffPost Fires Social Media Editor For Being Incredibly Racist On Social Media

HuffPost Fires Social Media Editor For Being Incredibly Racist On Social Media

Yesterday, HuffPost fired a recently hired, Los Angeles-based social media editor after her managers were alerted to the fact that an Instagram account belonging to the new hire was spewing racist
Darren Rovell Is Absolutely Losing It Over The Shoe

Darren Rovell Is Absolutely Losing It Over The Shoe

Zion Williamson’s shoe exploded Wednesday night, in the first minute of the big Duke game against North Carolina, and Zion hurt his knee on the play. For most people, this is rotten news for human or
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