Let's bury the Stephen A. Smith debate -- and while we're at it, Michelle Beadle -- because when you strip away the media credentials and the ESPN platform, really, they are just two people with an opinion.
As a journalist one of my favorite subjects to discuss with colleagues are stories.
What makes a great story?
Gregg Popovich has a reputation: He is a bully.
Along the back wall in small wooden booth sat Gary Smith. Dressed in a modest blue golf shirt and khaki shorts, Smith looked out of place amidst the buzz and clutter of caffeinated college students. Anyone over the age of 23 would appear misplaced at Kudu Coffee House, the oft-frequented college coffee shop.
He occasionally sipped from a cup of water and a cup of coffee, as we discussed writing, sports, the media and his space in the fast-paced world of sports media.
Like most every other newspaper in the country, the San Francisco Chronicle fears change. Despite “losing millions of dollars and thousands of readers every year” the newspaper is planning change; slow, tempered, thoughtful change.