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The Walls Are Closing In The Walls Are Closing In

It wasn’t supposed to be like this, I swear. When these here Intertubes came to prominence, the idea was that information would finally be free; that people would know MORE about this stupid world than they did before, because everyone would have a voice and because anyone, regardless of background, could find an…

Virginia Union Coach, Player Slap Phones Out Of Reporters' Hands Virginia Union Coach, Player Slap Phones Out Of Reporters' Hands

Virginia Union coach Mark James apologized to a journalist after one of his players slapped a phone out of the journalist’s hands during a post-game handshake that turned into a shoving match.

SB Nation To Team Site Managers: You Do This For Love, Now Hit Your Quotas SB Nation To Team Site Managers: You Do This For Love, Now Hit Your Quotas

Earlier this week Deadspin published a story about how SB Nation team sites’ traffic accounts for the vast majority of the network’s total traffic, even though the people who staff these sites are primarily paid low monthly stipends or nothing at all. The story detailed, among other things, how a Vox media…

Leaked Data Show Vast Majority Of SB Nation Page Views Come From Team Sites Leaked Data Show Vast Majority Of SB Nation Page Views Come From Team Sites

According to internal SB Nation traffic numbers obtained by Deadspin, SB Nation’s collective team sites significantly outperformed SBNation.com in terms of page views over a two-week period in August. These numbers are consistent with data from Comscore, an internet analytics company that functions as a standard…

The Fallout From Sportswriting's Filthiest Fuck-Up The Fallout From Sportswriting's Filthiest Fuck-Up

The article hangs on a wall in my office. I am actually staring at it as I write this—it is taped, slightly crooked, to the white paint above my desk, positioned between a Chicago Blitz bumper sticker, a picture of my mother’s late Uncle John, and a photograph from the 1987 Mahopac High School freshman class trip to…

Terrible Columnist Argues Bill Cosby Is Not A Rapist Because She Liked The Cosby Show Terrible Columnist Argues Bill Cosby Is Not A Rapist Because She Liked The Cosby Show

Without hyperbole, we have found one of the worst major-newspaper columns since Mark Whicker left the yard.

Before He Brought Down Nixon, Carl Bernstein Was A Far-Out Rock And Roll Writer Before He Brought Down Nixon, Carl Bernstein Was A Far-Out Rock And Roll Writer

Watergate and the Beatles are multimedia evergreens.

The Writer Who Was Too Strong To Live The Writer Who Was Too Strong To Live

Jennifer Frey drank herself to death.

I Covered The Braves For A Newspaper That Didn't Exist I Covered The Braves For A Newspaper That Didn't Exist

When my sportswriter friend asked me, back in September of 2000, if I wanted to join him at an Atlanta Braves game that he was working, my first thought was, “That sounds fun!” When he suggested that I use an outdated photographer’s pass he had in his possession, issued for a different game vs. a different team,…

Rand Getlin: "The NFL Network And I Mutually Agreed To Part Ways" Rand Getlin: "The NFL Network And I Mutually Agreed To Part Ways"

Earlier this evening, John Ourand of the Sports Business Journal reported that national NFL reporter Rand Getlin was gone from the NFL Network after a little more than a year there.

Report: TMZ Paid Around $100,000 For The Ray Rice Tapes Report: TMZ Paid Around $100,000 For The Ray Rice Tapes

Today, the New Yorker published its long-awaited (in media circles, at least) deep dive into how gossip juggernaut TMZ does business. There’s plenty of information to pick through, but the details of how TMZ obtained videos of Ray Rice’s assault on his wife Janay should be of particular interest to sports fans.

The Worst American Sportswriting Of 2015 The Worst American Sportswriting Of 2015

As we’ve noted before, sportswriting tends to follow what you might call the Anna Karenina Principle. The good stuff—the stuff that makes year-end lists like Longreads’s and Richard Deitsch’s—is all, on a certain level, the same, similarly structured long profile after similarly structured long profile, all in one way…

Advice To Mid-Career Journalists Advice To Mid-Career Journalists

Remember that when you offer young journalists unsolicited advice, it makes you look like an asshole.

​The Worst American Sportswriting Of 2014 ​The Worst American Sportswriting Of 2014

Sportswriting as an enterprise is doing just fine, and there are any number of fine year-end wrap-ups celebrating the best work by the best people in our profession. But where's the fun in that? Here, in no particular order, are the worst sports things we read this year, every one of them special in its own particular…

Alleged Rapist Bill Cosby Bullies Reporter, Explains How Life Works Alleged Rapist Bill Cosby Bullies Reporter, Explains How Life Works

The problem with most conspiracy theories about how the media works is that they assume power exerts itself overtly. The truth is that it doesn't have to. Journalists are rarely told by powerful or influential people not to cover certain stories; they usually simply decline to cover them out of a variety of motives,…

Former MLS Reporter: Team Pushed To Get Me Fired Former MLS Reporter: Team Pushed To Get Me Fired

The Colorado Rapids are slouching toward the end of a dispiriting season, and because this is how sports work, fans are wondering whom should be blamed. Last week, one of them asked MLSsoccer.com Rapids beat reporter Chris Bianchi for his opinion. Here's how he responded:

Pumpkin Fest Lady, TV Reporter Wrestle Over Mic Live On Air Pumpkin Fest Lady, TV Reporter Wrestle Over Mic Live On Air

Independent journalist Jared Goodell covered the riots (along with other events) at this year's Pumpkin Fest in Keene, N.H., and at one point during his broadcast, festival organizer Ruth Sterling tried to cut him off in attempt to let everyone know that all was well. Witness the symbolism of BIG PUMPKIN FEST…

Whatever Happened To Sports On Earth? Whatever Happened To Sports On Earth?

Originally published at The Classical.

It's been 20 years since The Last Shot, Darcy Frey's stone classic on Coney Island hoops, was published. In a very nice piece, Amos Barshad catches up with Frey and the book's surviving principals, exploring not only the reporting process but the book's continuing effects on their lives. [Grantland]

Shut Up About "Clickbait"

Ninety-two years ago, a 34-year-old Chicago man named Joseph Wozniak woke up missing one of his balls, which had been surgically removed by hoodlums.

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