Foodies Claim Non-Artisanal Flour Is Poisoning You

For centuries, man has suffered under the unyielding tyranny of the automated mill and its proponents, who have consigned him to flavorless, unethical, and possibly poisonous baked goods. At last salvation is at hand, though, through the good offices of the artisanal food movement! » 11/14/14 2:37pm 11/14/14 2:37pm

Time Inc. Rates Writers on How "Beneficial" They Are to Advertisers

Time Inc. has fallen on hard times. Would you believe that this once-proud magazine publishing empire is now explicitly rating its editorial employees based on how friendly their writing is to advertisers? » 8/18/14 11:41am 8/18/14 11:41am

The Journalist and the Con Artist

It wasn't even a well-executed story about a golf club. Most people agree now, broadly, about Grantland's failings toward transgender people in its telling of—and creation of—the tragic story of the golf-club inventor Essay Anne Vanderbilt. Bill Simmons, the founder and editor-in-chief of the prestige-sportswriting… » 1/22/14 9:03pm 1/22/14 9:03pm

Philosophy Professors Come To The Defense Of Suspended Wyoming Coach…

Dave Christensen was suspended for a week and fined after this meltdown following Wyoming's loss to Air Force, in which he accused his counterpart of having the Falcons quarterback fake an injury to stop the clock. Our favorite quote, very to-the-point, was Christensen's accusatory "You have no fuckin' ethics, Troy." » 11/09/12 5:40pm 11/09/12 5:40pm

Bruce Feldman On Leaving ESPN: "In The Last Six Weeks, I've Seen What…

After 17 years at ESPN, where he was one of the first hires for the WWL's website once upon a time, college football writer Bruce Feldman announced today that he was leaving for a gig at He also made an appearance this morning on Dan Patrick's radio show and spoke freely about what went on behind the… » 9/01/11 1:45pm 9/01/11 1:45pm

ESPN Is Going To Think About Considering Making Sure Nothing Like What…

"The recent flap over Bruce Feldman's non—suspension..." wrote ESPN's Poynter-approved ombudsperson, Kelly McBride, and already with that one jargony semi-word, "flap," we were in the Klein bottle of journalism about journalism by journalists for nobody. "To date, this is the most complicated ESPN issue we've tackled… » 7/19/11 6:36pm 7/19/11 6:36pm

The Dog Ate Rick Reilly's Compendium Of Column Ideas

Remember when Rick Reilly punched up an old Sports Illustrated column and filed it fresh for ESPN? Don Ohlmeyer, the Worldwide Leader's ombudsman, sure does, and he's here to console everyone. It was all just a big misunderstanding. » 12/23/09 12:15pm 12/23/09 12:15pm

Freewheeling Sports Blogger Crosses Ethical Line, Becomes Symbol Of…

I refer, of course, to Wayne Vore, who gave a box of Argentine desserts to Manu Ginobili. The New York Times' Howard Beck called it the "worst sight of the night." Forty people at Poynter just fainted in horror. [SBNation] » 10/22/09 5:15pm 10/22/09 5:15pm

Does ESPN's "Do Not Report" Policy Make Any Sense?

Still not a peep from ESPN on Ben Roethlisberger's legal troubles—and once again no Blog Buzz on SportsCenter—so as long as Big Ben keeps his mouth shut they're standing behind their decision to not stand behind this story. » 7/22/09 1:00pm 7/22/09 1:00pm

Say What You Want About Manny, But Don't Call Him Unethical

The New York Times' ethicist-in-chief declares that Manny Ramirez's steroid use was unwise, unsafe and "mars the beauty of the game," but it wasn't particularly unethical. [NYT] » 5/19/09 5:45pm 5/19/09 5:45pm