NBA's Dirtiest Players and Grantland's End: COOKIES 007 with Rembert Browne and Jason Concepcion
Rembert Browne and Jason Concepcion join the podcast this week to talk about the epic double-overtime showdown between the Knicks and the Sixers, the final days of Grantland, and more.
Grantlangst: Fear of a World Without Meaningful Content
Grantland is dead, and with it another high-caliber outlet for good journalism. Can niche sites survive in the age of the content farm? One former Grantlander and content farmer explains.
RIP Grantland: An Ode to the Site's Best Music Longreads
The site covered everything, from longreads about high-profile artists to daily ponderings about which rappers they'd beat in a fight. And we'll miss it all dearly.
Life After Content Farming: the Transcendence of Bill Simmons
Bill Simmons may be the ‘most organic’ content farmer of all time.
Man Changes Job
Bill Simmons is leaving ESPN. There will be cake. Please do not linger.
NBA Journalists Are Everything Mainstream Journalists Aren't
Why are NBA journalists more willing to discuss class warfare than their peers in news media?
NBA Journalists Are Everything Mainstream Journalists Aren’t
Mainstream journalists covering Wall Street, or labor issues, or tax policy could learn a lot from how NBA reporters have stepped up and covered their beat with honesty, integrity, and an adversarial spirit that has long been missing in the news media.
Is It OK for a Journalist to Reveal the Birth Gender of a Trans Person?
Grantland columnist Caleb Hannan outed the creator of a new golf putter who happened to be transgender. That revelation led her to commit suicide, and is yet another example of people being unwilling to respect the privacy of the trans community.