Episode 1617: Stick To Sports, Deadspin’s Downward Spiral, US Media Mess, Frances Murphy On The Passing Of Gaybo
As the week comes to a close, we reflect on the passing of Gay Byrne with Murph’s mammy, who also gives us her views on modern-day celebrity, the Civil Service in the 1970s and who’ll win the City/Liverpool game.
But our main piece today is on the death spiral of Deadspin, a liberal-leaning sports website in the US that saw it’s entire editorial and writing staff walk out and quit their jobs last week.
I wrote about SI, Deadspin, and sticking to sports https://t.co/jWfwzIuW4n
— Louisa Thomas (@louisahthomas) November 4, 2019
I stand with the former @Deadspin workers who decided not to bow to the greed of private equity vultures like @JimSpanfeller. This is the kind of greed that is destroying journalism across the country, and together we are going to take them on.
— Bernie Sanders (@BernieSanders) November 1, 2019
Former Deadspin writer Laura Wagner, who we’ve spoken to before on the show, played a lead role in highlighting the corrosive impact of private equity in the company, and she joins us on the show today to talk about the future of sports journalism and media in general in America.
BREAKING: G/O Media editorial director who told Deadspin to “stick to sports” resigns https://t.co/lfJHlGgqf6
— VICE News (@vicenews) November 5, 2019
Plus there’s calling out your boss in public, Ken quotes CLR James, Mark’s top secret project of forbidden mystery, and “Report On Sport!”
this is the story our bosses don’t want you to read https://t.co/kuXyLqqhya
— Laura Wagner (@laurawags) August 2, 2019
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