AP Stylebook Says No More "Dingers" [Updates]

At the American Copy Editors Society's annual meeting in Pittsburgh today, updates to and new entries in the 2015 Associated Press Stylebook are being revealed. This news will not affect you at all. But I think it's interesting, so go to hell. » 3/27/15 2:49pm Friday 2:49pm

Did Dan Snyder Kill A Redskins Critic's Radio Show?

Bruce Allen is the Washington Redskins' president and an unwitting jokester, well-known for such thigh-slappers as his claim that no matter how bad the team is, they're "winning off the field." He accidentally inspired more guffaws last week by claiming that his boss, team owner Dan Snyder, "doesn't get involved" in… » 3/16/15 7:30pm 3/16/15 7:30pm

Lupul, Phaneuf, And Elisha Cuthbert Want An Apology And Cash From TSN

Maple Leafs players Joffrey Lupul and Dion Phaneuf, along with Phaneuf's wife, actress Elisha Cuthbert, have retained a law firm and are threatening a defamation lawsuit against TSN for accidentally airing a joke tweet claiming Lupul is sleeping with Cuthbert. (Which he totally isn't, lawyers.) They're also… » 3/03/15 5:28pm 3/03/15 5:28pm

The Dress and #Ferguson Are the Two Sides of Social Media Explosions

To understand the mass hysteria around The Dress last week, you can't compare it to other memes. You have to compare it to political events like #Ferguson, which are its diametrical opposite. Except in one way. » 3/02/15 2:03pm 3/02/15 2:03pm

David Carr, Your Best Friend

There are hundreds and hundreds of people out there who believe that, secretly, they were David Carr's favorite. And maybe we all were. He had the rare emotional capacity to make each of us his favorite, one by one by one. » 2/13/15 11:07am 2/13/15 11:07am

Former Blue Jays beat writer Alison Gordon, who in 1979 became the first woman admitted to the BBWAA (her membership card read "Mr. Alison Gordon"), died yesterday in Toronto. She was 72. » 2/13/15 8:45am 2/13/15 8:45am

Watch Jon Stewart Tell A Shocked Audience He's Leaving The Daily Show

Jon Stewart's plans to end his long run as host of Comedy Central's The Daily Show emerged earlier today—he even acknowledged that viewers already knew something his live audience at the taping didn't—but watching him make the announcement really makes the news seem real. Here's how Stewart delivered the news. » 2/10/15 11:38pm 2/10/15 11:38pm

Report: NHL And NBC Feuding Over Just The Dumbest Thing

A sports media spat so petty, so spiteful, so focused on squeezing as much free shit out of a corporate partner as possible, it could only have involved the NHL. » 2/04/15 12:59pm 2/04/15 12:59pm

NBC Director Cut Away From Ball-Pooping Celebration To Protect Us

On Sunday, Doug Baldwin celebrated his touchdown to put the Seahawks up 24-14 by pooping the football. (Seattle never scored again. Curse of the poopball? Hmmmm.) Only, the dozens of millions of people watching at home never saw it, because NBC abruptly cut away. » 2/03/15 1:50pm 2/03/15 1:50pm

Marshawn Lynch Asked: "Tom Brady, Do You Think That Dude Gets Hyphy?"

Marshawn Lynch has said he hates talking to the media because he isn't comfortable with the attention. But could it actually be because he was asked the only question that matters seven years ago? Marshawn Lynch, do you feel that fellow Bay Area product Tom Brady gets hyphy? » 1/28/15 11:26pm 1/28/15 11:26pm

Marshawn Lynch Already Explained Why He Hates Talking To The Media

By now, Marshawn Lynch's natural reticence to speak to reporters—even when contractually obligated to do so—has metastasized into something else entirely; after a season of locker-room verbal combat, it's less shyness than it is defiance. Defiance of league regulations he believes are illogical, of a press corps whose… » 1/28/15 1:40pm 1/28/15 1:40pm

John Walsh, The Godfather Of ESPN, Will Step Down

John Walsh, who is probably more responsible than anyone else for making ESPN the behemoth it is today, will retire at the end of the month. » 1/22/15 5:53pm 1/22/15 5:53pm

It's About Ethics In Restaurant-List Journalism, Mewls Slighted Chef

Breaking: Entitled white dude slings around bogus journalism-ethics complaints in reactionary response to insecurity over his former spot atop a hierarchy! Call it DinerGate. » 1/07/15 1:21pm 1/07/15 1:21pm

Marshawn Lynch's Non-Answers To Stupid Questions Have Reporters Furious

Here's the last half of Marshawn's Lynch's curt, polite press conference after he ran off a play that everyone wanted to talk about. Without taking sides, it's easy to understand why reporters are frustrated that Lynch wouldn't play ball. It's also easy to understand why Lynch hates this shit. » 12/22/14 1:02pm 12/22/14 1:02pm

Video: Bad Things Happening To TV Reporters In Ferguson

Television reporters who braved live coverage last night from Ferguson faced attacks from police (with tear gas) and protestors (with rocks and other objects). Here are some examples we witnessed last night. » 11/25/14 2:19am 11/25/14 2:19am

The Best Black Friday Deals

You've reached our hub for 2014's Kinja Deals Black Friday coverage. The deals are already coming in, so start saving right now. Be sure to check out Kinja Deals for our year-round deal and product coverage, and follow us on Twitter to never miss a deal. » 11/24/14 11:15am 11/24/14 11:15am

The Moment Chicago Radio Hosts Found Out On The Air That They Were Fired

We mentioned this while it was happening yesterday, but it's another thing altogether to see video of Chicago sports radio hosts trying to doing their show as they learn their entire station is going to be shut down. » 11/21/14 12:52pm 11/21/14 12:52pm

What The NBA's Insane New TV Deal Means For The League And For You

The NBA announced on Monday that it had struck a nine-year, $24 billion media-rights deal with ESPN and Turner Sports. This isn't just any TV deal. This one will have far-reaching effects on everything from how teams are put together to how you consume professional basketball. » 10/06/14 2:49pm 10/06/14 2:49pm

Emails: Vice Requires Writers to Get Approval to Write About Brands

At most media organizations, there's a "Chinese wall" between editorial and advertising operations—each department operating independently of one another. At Vice Media—marketing shop first, editorial brand second—that's not quite how it works, according to a series of emails published to Twitter by recently departed… » 10/02/14 12:32pm 10/02/14 12:32pm