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This Daily News Sam Darnold Cover Is Terrible; I'm Dying This Daily News Sam Darnold Cover Is Terrible; I'm Dying

Jets rookie QB Sam Darnold was perfectly okay in his NFL debut last week, a 48-17 Jets win over the Lions more notable for the Jets defense knowing “everything” the Lions were running before they snapped the ball. But Darnold, following a first-ever-pass pick-six, got it together and looked as good as any Jets QB has…

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, finally announced on Monday that it is turning its gaze to Washington, D.C. The company’s voracious recruiting, however,…

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 cities in which it already had a presence:

This Obituary Is Ruthless This Obituary Is Ruthless

The Redwood Falls (Minn.) Gazette published the above paid obituary on Monday, both online and in print. Sometime Tuesday, the paper deleted the obit from its website. The Schunk and Dehmlow families seem to have some unsettled business, though I suppose this is one step toward a resolution.

The L.A. Weekly's Cheesy Astroturfing Campaign Against Its Former Writers Can't Stop The Boycott The L.A. Weekly's Cheesy Astroturfing Campaign Against Its Former Writers Can't Stop The Boycott

In the four months since a mysterious group of rich people took over the L.A. Weekly, news outlets across the country have continued to experience brutal cuts to newsroom staffs and other harsh austerity measures. More than 50 journalists from the East Bay Times and the San Jose Mercury News were laid off or took…

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.

Rich People Demolished L.A. Weekly To Build The Future They Want For Journalism Rich People Demolished L.A. Weekly To Build The Future They Want For Journalism

In 2009, L.A. Weekly wrote a story about jerkin’—a dance craze sweeping across the Los Angeles basin—that highlighted the work of then little-known rapper YG. “He was so fresh out of prison, he still had ‘FREE YG!’ on his MySpace page,” the story’s author Jeff Weiss told me. It was one of the first interviews YG ever…

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 spree and loaded up on writers who fell victim to layoffs that swept through the industry. They’ve grown rapidly over the…

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…

The New York Times Is Killing Its Soul The New York Times Is Killing Its Soul

The New York Times announced earlier this month that it was “restructuring” its copy desk, which is corporate-speak for laying off lots of copy editors, turning more than 100 jobs into about 50. Today, fellow Times reporters protested. As they should.

This Is The Story About Robert Kraft's Casino Holdings That Rupert Murdoch's Paper Never Ran This Is The Story About Robert Kraft's Casino Holdings That Rupert Murdoch's Paper Never Ran

It goes without saying (hey there, Las Vegas Raiders!) that the NFL’s gambling policy is a hypocritical mess. But now that I no longer work for Rupert Murdoch, I can plainly state that every word out of Roger Goodell’s mouth about legalized sports betting for the past 20 months has been nothing but lip service.

Newspaper Scientists Engineer Story That Will Make Everyone Self-Righteously Angry Newspaper Scientists Engineer Story That Will Make Everyone Self-Righteously Angry

It’s easy to write a story that pisses off one or two demographics. But how can you piss off every demographic simultaneously—all for different reasons? At last, the New York Times may have pinpointed how to accomplish this proud feat.

This Wall Street Journal Comment Section Offers A Rare Peek Into The World Of Whites This Wall Street Journal Comment Section Offers A Rare Peek Into The World Of Whites

The media often makes reference to White America and its mysterious attitudes. But where can you gain access to this closed group? You must journey deep, deep into the rabbit hole.

New York Times Endorses Monarchy  New York Times Endorses Monarchy 

In a move much anticipated by members of the royal court, the Kingdom of the New York Times has elevated a prince of Family Sulzberger to a position in line for the throne.

This is the front page* of the Post on a day when one of the two or three most powerful men in New York state politics was arrested on corruption charges.

No Pressure, Though No Pressure, Though

The Jets have chosen their next head coach, former Cardinals defensive coordinator Todd Bowles. He may or may not be the right man for the job, but he's sure as hell got the right name for it.

Newspaper's Sports Headlines Are All Stuart Scott Catchphrases Newspaper's Sports Headlines Are All Stuart Scott Catchphrases

Here's today's Virginian-Pilot sports front, and it honors Stuart Scott with headlines referencing the late ESPN anchor's most well-known catchphrases.

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