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The NYT and The Athletic

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Alma, Jun 17, 2022.

  1. Michael_ Gee

    Michael_ Gee Well-Known Member

    Sometimes people really care about something and are willing to act regardless of the action's impact on their careers. Once upon a time, this was called courage of one's convictions.
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  2. Equalizer

    Equalizer Member

    But would you say that if their political beliefs were different than yours?
  3. Michael_ Gee

    Michael_ Gee Well-Known Member

    Sure. I only object to when people take a stand and then say criticism is persecution.
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  4. Equalizer

    Equalizer Member

  5. Sports Barf

    Sports Barf Well-Known Member

    Honestly I’ll give them a pass. It’s pretty fucked up they overturned Roe v Wade. Tweet your outrage to your hearts content about this one, it’s warranted, but spare me all your other dumb tweets about your gender journey or whatever
  6. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    Unless you're the Kraken chick.
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  7. Azrael

    Azrael Well-Known Member

    I guess I'm not sure why any journalist feels entitled to a public social media platform from which to express their opinion.

    And further doesn't understand why that expression would call their professional disinterest into question.
  8. Alma

    Alma Well-Known Member

    To the latter, some (not me) would argue that disinterest is a myth, everything is political, and there is no neutral. Fundamentalism.
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  9. MeanGreenATO

    MeanGreenATO Active Member

    Back when media was more lucrative and more competitive, people strived to be viewed as unbiased. Funny how that worked.
  10. Azrael

    Azrael Well-Known Member

    Agreed, and understood. But those (mostly younger) folks are wrong.

    Objectivity is a myth.

    Disinterest is not.
    Last edited: Jun 27, 2022
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  11. wheels89

    wheels89 Active Member

    Even though the Rovell and Front Office Stories came out about The Athletic losing money, I heard this from a friend of mine over the weekend:
    Two Athletic writers were covering a baseball game over the weekend. Supposedly all 62 pro hoops writers are headed to the Vegas Summer League, primarily just to meet one another. The hotel rooms alone cost $266,000. They just laughed about the free ride they continue to take on expense accounts.
  12. tapintoamerica

    tapintoamerica Well-Known Member

    That can't be sustainable, can it?
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