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DOMESTIC VIOLENCE IS BIGGER THAN SPORTS MEDIA

Ray Rice

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.

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STORY TIME

Ken Burns

As a journalist one of my favorite subjects to discuss with colleagues are stories.

What makes a great story?

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AN ANGELL IN THE HALL

Roger Angell

Writing is hard, Roger Angell told NPR in 2011. The irony in that statement is, Angell makes it look easy.

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LEBRON IN PRINT

LeBron James

LeBron James decision to return to Cleveland stole the news headlines -- literally. After Sports Illustrated broke the news, the rest of the media published their own perspectives.

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POPOVICH IS A BULLY

Gregg Popovich

Gregg Popovich has a reputation: He is a bully.

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ZIMMER, REILLY, SPORTS BRANDING

Don Zimmer

Sports Illustrated sports journalist Tom Verducci has written a wonderful tribute to Don Zimmer, who passed away Wednesday at age 83. One of the joys of a "baseball lifer" like Zimmer is, everyone who knew him has a Zim story; Verducci is no exception.

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A CONVERSATION WITH GARY SMITH

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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.

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GET BUSY LIVING OR GET BUSY DYING

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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.

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JOURNALISM, THE WAY IT SHOULD BE

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For the longest time I've had this vision in my head; a vision of how journalism should look, smell, feel and taste in the 21st century.

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