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The Athletic Outrages White Men Everywhere By Censoring Their Opinions On China

The Athletic Outrages White Men Everywhere By Censoring Their Opinions On China

The Athletic didn’t publish any articles about Houston Rockets GM Daryl Morey’s since-deleted Friday tweet in support of pro-democracy Hong Kong protestors, or about the subsequent manic attempts at
The Athletic Can't Stop Humping Useless Butter Coffee

The Athletic Can't Stop Humping Useless Butter Coffee

Here’s a question: What would happen if you combined the vapidity of ubiquitous trend pieces about athletes eating and drinking things with the cravenness of brand subservience? You’d probably end up
Let's Do The Math On The Athletic

Let's Do The Math On The Athletic

The Athletic, the subscription-based sports news startup aiming to make local newspaper sports sections obsolete, has all the momentum in the world. It’s raised more than $90 million in
If John Beilein Is Such A Good Person, Why Was He A College Basketball Coach?

If John Beilein Is Such A Good Person, Why Was He A College Basketball Coach?

Longtime Michigan men’s basketball coach John Beilein announced yesterday that he’s leaving the university to take over as coach of the Cleveland Cavaliers. It’s a move plenty of other college coaches

The Athletic expands its sports news subscription with over 20 podcasts

The Athletic plans on delivering over 20 new podcasts focused on hyper-local and national sports coverage to its over 100,000 paid subscribers. The paywalled sports outlet launched its new podcast
LA Times Columnist Throws Temper Tantrum When Confronted With Undisclosed Conflict Of Interest

LA Times Columnist Throws Temper Tantrum When Confronted With Undisclosed Conflict Of Interest

Last night, after a big herb named Kevin Draper pointed out that a Los Angeles Times report about USC’s role in the college admissions cheating scandal was written by a USC professor and included no

Precursor Ventures just raised a second fund to zero in on pre-seed-stage startups

Precursor Ventures, a 3.5-year-old, seed-stage investment firm in San Francisco, just closed its second fund with $31 million in capital commitments, roughly double what it raised for its debut effort
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
Warriors Accuse Athletic Writer Of Fabricating Steph Curry “Tranny Sex Tape” Joke [Update]

Warriors Accuse Athletic Writer Of Fabricating Steph Curry “Tranny Sex Tape” Joke [Update]

In a profile of Steph Curry published earlier this week, Marcus Thompson II, a writer for The Athletic, described a scene between Curry and rapper Mistah F.A.B. in which the two were “laughing [...]
Shams Charania And His Employers Are Up To Some Sleazy-Seeming Shit With All This Derrick Rose Coverage

Shams Charania And His Employers Are Up To Some Sleazy-Seeming Shit With All This Derrick Rose Coverage

Shams Charania is an NBA reporter for The Athletic and also works as an “NBA insider” for the “digital television sports network” Stadium, which was founded and is co-owned by Chicago Bulls owner
The tactics behind The Athletic’s breakout success in sports subscriptions

The tactics behind The Athletic’s breakout success in sports subscriptions

Local newspapers may be shuttering and people may be consuming most news on social media, but don’t tell Alex Mather that a subscription news publication can’t grow like a unicorn startup. His
The Athletic Has Stirred Up A Cleveland Sports Media Feud

The Athletic Has Stirred Up A Cleveland Sports Media Feud

The Athletic poached a basketball writer from Cleveland.com, prompting the site’s Editor-In-Chief to send a since-leaked internal emailing shitting on The Athletic, prompting the editor from a rival
Sources: Sometimes Sources Are Just Flacks

Sources: Sometimes Sources Are Just Flacks

At 3:12 p.m., I (and presumably many, many other people who write about basketball) received a PR blast in my inbox:Read more...
The Athletic Fails To Raid The Washington Post Sports Desk

The Athletic Fails To Raid The Washington Post Sports Desk

The Athletic, the venture capital-backed digital sports media venture that’s plundering sportswriters from news organizations all over the country and has said it wants to brutally kill newspapers,
Holy Shit, The Athletic Just Swiped A Bunch Of NFL Beat Writers

Holy Shit, The Athletic Just Swiped A Bunch Of NFL Beat Writers

The Athletic is committed to pulverizing newspapers, and it brought out the sledgehammer today. The site announced the launch of six new localized verticals plus additional football coverage in four
Athletic Writer Throws Fit Over Rhode Island Not Giving Into Stadium Financing Scheme

Athletic Writer Throws Fit Over Rhode Island Not Giving Into Stadium Financing Scheme

A hot new sports media startup may not be the place you’d expect to find a braindead take lifted straight from a dead-tree columnist’s 1996 notebook, but then you remember that The Athletic, in its
The Roanoke Times Is Suing Its Former Reporter Over Refusal To Give Up Twitter Account

The Roanoke Times Is Suing Its Former Reporter Over Refusal To Give Up Twitter Account

A custody battle is raging between a newspaper and its former reporter over a Twitter account. The Roanoke Times’s parent company, BH Media, is suing one of the newspaper’s former college football
The Athletic Has Inflicted Rick Reilly Upon You

The Athletic Has Inflicted Rick Reilly Upon You

If you are subscriber to The Athletic, I have some bad news for you: Read more...
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...
What Is The Athletic's Plan Beyond Exterminating Newspapers?

What Is The Athletic's Plan Beyond Exterminating Newspapers?

If you aren’t a reader of The Athletic, a subscription-based and regionally focused conglomeration of sports sites, then you’ve probably at least heard of them after they went on a massive hiring