Journalism

No access, no peace

The continually unfolding Manti Te’o scandal offers an incredible case study in evolving notions of journalistic “objectivity” as outsider news outlets—like Deadspin, which broke the story—become increasingly mainstream. Deadspin has always argued that its irreverent attitude, which has entailed many thinly sourced stories that would never make it into a newspaper or magazine, actually allows … Continue reading

Journalism

Archiving

“In full makeup and makeup-free, she can be found shaking her famous ass onstage, lounging in her dressing room, singing Coldplay’s “Yellow” to Jay-Z over an intimate dinner, and rolling over sleepy-eyed in bed. This digital database, modeled loosely on NBC’s library, is a work in progress—the labeling, date-stamping, and cross-referencing has been under way for two … Continue reading