Archive for January, 2014

Joy’s Law for journalism

“Events by which ‘Dr. V’s Magical Putter’ came to be published are now the best argument I have for you on diversity in the newsroom. Here is what can happen when you are not diverse enough. Like it?” The most striking fact for me in this rousing apology letter from Bill Simmons: (I wrote about […]

Ezra Klein leaves the Washington Post and Bill Simmons apologizes in Grantland

Two developments in the rise of personal franchise site in news. 1. Ideological renovation to the house style. Ezra Klein is leaving the Washington Post and taking two key staffers with him. We hardly know anything yet — and I don’t know anything you don’t — about Klein’s new venture. Today people will be asking […]