journalismism

We Saved Everyone Some Trouble And Wrote All The Future LaVar Ball Headlines

We Saved Everyone Some Trouble And Wrote All The Future LaVar Ball Headlines

It only took one half of one Lakers season for LaVar Ball to do what he does best—try to undermine the coaching staff of one of his son’s teams. His inability to let anyone other than himself be in
SI's Website Is So Bad Peter King Can't Even Tweet Proper Links To His Stories

SI's Website Is So Bad Peter King Can't Even Tweet Proper Links To His Stories

Sports Illustrated’s website is a modern marvel, in that it seems to drive people away from the good work that’s squished between various modules and distractions. The site is so bad that Sports
The Better Business Bureau Giving Big Baller Brand An "F" Doesn't Mean Anything

The Better Business Bureau Giving Big Baller Brand An "F" Doesn't Mean Anything

As noted by ESPN, Business Insider, Sports Illustrated, CBS Sports, SB Nation, the New York Daily News, TMZ Sports, Yahoo Sports, Fansided, For The Win, and Bleacher Report, among others, the Better
ESPN: It's Bad That We Keep Squeezing Juicy Quotes Out Of LaVar Ball

ESPN: It's Bad That We Keep Squeezing Juicy Quotes Out Of LaVar Ball

“There’s always oxygen somewhere,” reads an article on ESPN.com this morning, criticizing the Los Angeles Lakers’ front-office muckety-mucks for their radio silence on the antics of hot-taking sports
Get A Load Of This Fucking Bill Simmons Column

Get A Load Of This Fucking Bill Simmons Column

Bill Simmons has written a long and tortured criticism (rebuttal?) of Seth Wickersham’s meticulously reported story about the Patriots’ ongoing behind-the-scenes drama. If you want to spend the next
The Athletic Is Coming For Your Local Baseball Beat Writer

The Athletic Is Coming For Your Local Baseball Beat Writer

Sports media outlet The Athletic is hiring at least five MLB beat writers in disparate markets to fill out its MLB coverage, Deadspin has learned. Read more...
Pittsburgh's Cutting-Edge Sports Site Is A Meat Grinder Of A Workplace

Pittsburgh's Cutting-Edge Sports Site Is A Meat Grinder Of A Workplace

On the night of Sunday, Jan. 21, as the entirety of the sports world was consumed with football and the results of the NFL’s conference championships, Dejan Kovacevic made an announcement. It was
This Is How You Go From Being on CNN to InfoWars in a Matter of Hours

This Is How You Go From Being on CNN to InfoWars in a Matter of Hours

Part 1: CNN books a guest, Elizabeth Beck, who deposed Donald Trump one time seven years ago and thus is a huge expert on...the Russia investigation?Read more...
Wow, Do I Love The Explanation For This Hall Of Fame Ballot

Wow, Do I Love The Explanation For This Hall Of Fame Ballot

There are few—if any?—genres of baseball writing that are more entertaining across the board than the Hall of Fame ballot explanation column. That’s not to say these columns are good; they usually
Reading Product Plugs From Joshua Tree Helped Me Understand My Industry's Twisted Heart

Reading Product Plugs From Joshua Tree Helped Me Understand My Industry's Twisted Heart

In November, Uproxx editorial director of music Caitlin White published “Breaking Up In Joshua Tree Helped Me Understand My Own Twisted Heart,” originally under the third-person headline “A Writer
Why Is Toyota Sending ‘Journalists’ On A Lavish Vacation To The Olympics?

Why Is Toyota Sending ‘Journalists’ On A Lavish Vacation To The Olympics?

The subject line of the email read, “VIP INVITE - Toyota Winter Olympics Travel Experience.” And upon reading the body, Toyota was clearly serious about the VIP treatment. An all-expenses paid, 10-day
NBC Apologizes for Calling Japan An "Example" To Koreans

NBC Apologizes for Calling Japan An "Example" To Koreans

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea — The period of Japanese colonial rule in Korea, from 1910 until 1945, was characterized by executions, forced labor, systematic rape of so-called “comfort women,” and other
The New York Times Just Hired (and Immediately Unhired) a Nazi Sympathizer

The New York Times Just Hired (and Immediately Unhired) a Nazi Sympathizer

On Tuesday, the New York Times editorial board announced the hiring of Quinn Norton, a technology reporter and commentator who has written in praise of a German Nazi, defended the reputation of
Source: ESPN.com Altered A Headline And Buried Stories To Placate Advertisers

Source: ESPN.com Altered A Headline And Buried Stories To Placate Advertisers

ESPN.com altered the published headline of one story and deleted Twitter and Facebook posts about it, and halted the promotion of another story, all under pressure from advertising partners, according
Get Over College Kids

Get Over College Kids

Hello, my name is Liberal America, here to engage you in dialogue. Let’s stipulate, before we begin: College kids are dumb. Okay? Can we move on to Everything Else In The World, now? Read more...
Of Course Smart Teens Are Better at Grilling Politicians Than Reporters

Of Course Smart Teens Are Better at Grilling Politicians Than Reporters

As Senator Marco Rubio was grilled by teens last night, scores of actual professional journalists asked themselves some variation of this question: Read more...
Who Gives A Shit?

Who Gives A Shit?

Let’s be clear on exactly what’s happening here. Yahoo! Sports is pushing out a press release for the FBI, which is acting as the enforcement arm of the NCAA. That all feels like a bigger scandal than
ESPN Retracts Correction In Sean Miller Wiretap Story, Reaffirms Original Timeline

ESPN Retracts Correction In Sean Miller Wiretap Story, Reaffirms Original Timeline

The Arizona-ESPN saga is continuing to heat up, and shortly after Arizona’s Sean Miller vehemently castigated ESPN’s reporting, the Worldwide Leader doubled down on its initial scoop that Miller had
A Wrestling Promotion Is Sending Legal Threats Over Spoiler Posts

A Wrestling Promotion Is Sending Legal Threats Over Spoiler Posts

The concept of the spoiler has evolved in the internet era of media consumption, but the idea goes back to a time before the web where pro wrestling is concerned. In the early ‘90s, WWE executives
New York Times Op-Ed: All This Protective Netting Is Ruining My Game

New York Times Op-Ed: All This Protective Netting Is Ruining My Game

As of this year, all 30 MLB teams now have protective netting that extends at least to the ends of the dugouts, a change made after a toddler suffered bleeding on the brain when struck by a line drive