Media

FOUL BALL
Now that Sports Illustrated’s three owners, Meredith Corp., Authentic Brands Group, and TheMaven, have completed the callous layoff of half of Sports Illustrated’s newsroom and finalized a deal that gives control of the publication to TheMaven, a wannabe tech company helmed by notorious scumbags Ross Levinsohn and James Heckman, the future of Sports Illustrated is coming into focus. It’s not pretty.
BAD MANAGEMENT, ILLUSTRATED
After setting then canceling “transition meetings” today amid reports of substantial layoffs, Sports Illustrated management rescheduled the two meetings and finally went through with them just before the end of the day.
BE KIND, ENJOY THE VIBES
Everyone has fond memories of the video store, Miguel Gomez reasoned. That's why he opened his very own, Viva Video, just outside of Philadelphia. This touching and extremely vibe-y doc from the Atlantic might make you want to look up your local mom-and-pop.
WRITE IT OFF
We’ve seen countless stories about what millennials have killed. From napkins to marriage to Applebees, just looking at headlines you’d guess that for the past decade the millennial generation's been on a rampage. But we wanted to dig deeper: how does popular media report on millennials more broadly?
'STICK TO SPORTS'

There is a version of the story of this company in which idealistic journalists, unconcerned with profit, are posed against ruthless business-doers, concerned about profit above all else. That would be a convenient story, pitching me and my colleagues and friends as people who just care too much about The Truth to yield before the gale-force winds of Capitalism, but it wouldn’t be a true one.

LETTERS FROM THE EDITORS, TO THE EDITORS

The first newspapers contained not high-minded journalism but hundreds of readers’ letters exchanging news with one another.

DEFINITELY OF ITS GENERATION...

“I don’t need a pair of Nikes. I need a 401(k)” — and other lessons from the death of a venture-backed, Facebook-dependent, millennial-focused news site.

WHEN WRITING IS READING

With Dale Peck, The New Republic exposed the wider culture to a facet of gay culture with particularly rough edges and when people found it unsightly, they did their best to make it unseen.

DON'T MIX DETAINMENT AND ENTERTAINMENT

Reality shows like “The First 48,” “Live PD,” and “Cops” are interfering in legal cases, exploiting people of color and threatening lives.

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