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A sour turn for a ‘quality’ sportswriting venture

TweetOn Tuesday I write about developments in sports media, and occasionally step back in time to a different era in sports journalism.
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Just as Sports Illustrated was rolling out its 60th anniversary fare last week, the doors abruptly closed on a young sportswriting venture that never got settled [...]

From the archives: The Web and longform sports

TweetWhile I’m taking a summer break from the blog, I’m reposting and updating selected links from the archive.
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When I posted “The Web’s longform longform sports evolution continues” in September 2012, I had no idea how much better in-depth stories would become on a growing array of sites, [...]

Sports longform and soccer: An ideal match

TweetAs the World Cup got started a couple weeks ago I laid out a rambling summary of how various media outlets — including more traditional ones — were jumping on the soccer bandwagon.
What I didn’t do was get into was how the new longform sports sites have excelled in covering the sport all along. We’re [...]

The never-ending feast of the World Cup online

TweetWhen I was covering soccer at The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the online reference guide I prepared for readers before the 1998 World Cup contained only a few links.
A good number of them were to British media outlets and blogs.
As I’ve rounded up the same for the World Cup that starts on Thursday, I easily have as [...]

A female sportswriting pioneer remembered

TweetDiane K. Shah, the first woman to write a regular sports column for a big-city daily newspaper, pulled off a rare feat that had eluded many of her male counterparts during her stint with the now-departed Los Angeles Herald-Examiner in the 1980s:
She got Steve Carlton to talk.
Sports author Michael MacCambridge (“America’s Game,” “The Franchise”) provides the [...]

A sports magazine ahead of its time

TweetWhenever I read something by Alex Belth, I learn something entirely new.
A former New York film editor and SI.com contributor, Belth runs the Bronx Banter blog, which is ostensibly about the Yankees and the arts and culture scene in New York.
But for someone who has no use for the Yankees and doesn’t live in New [...]