To say John Bloom liked Howard Cosell would be overstating it. Perhaps it would be more accurate to say Bloom was fascinated by Cosell, the charismatic, controversial and unconventional sports broadcaster who came to fame in the back half of the 20th Century for a remarkable two-decade run that felt so much longer.
Growing up, during sleepovers, my friend Robbie and I passed the time by counting down our 5-10 favorite movies of all time. We’d critique each one, discussing the characters, plot, and whatever else we felt was important at age 10.
Robert W. McChesney, the celebrated political economist of communication, takes the Internet, industry and government head-on in his latest book, Digital Disconnect: How Capitalism is Turning the Internet Against Democracy.
April 9, 2013: Thank you and goodbye, Roger Ebert
April 4, 2013: New Books in Journalism: Robert W. McChesney
March 23, 2013: Why is the system against high school journalism?
March 13, 2013: "Once you've learned to be a critic …"
March 11, 2013: New Books in Journalism: Henry Jenkins and Sam Ford
March 4, 2013: New Books in Journalism: C.W. Anderson
Feb. 18, 2013: Sandy Koufax is dead. Sandy Koufax is not dead
Feb. 14, 2013: New Books in Journalism: Eric Deggans
Feb. 12, 2013: Wanted: Discriminating breaking-news Twitter filter
Jan. 29, 2013: New Books in Journalism: Mark Deuze
Jan. 17, 2013: Why Deadspin? Why not?
Jan. 3, 2013: "DRAMA! DRAMA! DRAMA! (drama)"
Dec. 10, 2012: "You never played the game"
Nov. 28, 2012: A new model of communication
Sept. 7, 2012: Six things I hope to say in my lifetime
Aug. 26, 2012: Mass communication research, applied
Aug. 14, 2012: Great tweets: Wright Thompson
July 16, 2012: Is information, like food, a basic right?
July 16, 2012: Five Tumblrs I Like
June 15, 2012: Political journalism fast: 8 days and counting
June 6, 2012: Facebook for kids: what's in it for the parents?
May 25, 2012: There are always casualties in a revolution
May 24, 2012: Facebook IPO: an eavesdropped conversation
May 16, 2012: What does it mean to own a book?
April 25, 2012: Apple, iPad, and the great brainwashing
March 15, 2012: Running Diary: Page One: Inside the New York Times
Feb. 5, 2012: Josh Hamilton apologized because he thinks he had to
Dec. 29, 2011: Twitter and rural publications
Dec. 22, 2011: Tim Keown, time to study your history
Dec. 6, 2011: Cynicism confirmed
Nov. 28, 2011: Non-Sequitur: Life > Klout
Oct. 31, 2011: Seven takeaways from the 2011 IHSPA State Conference
Oct. 26, 2011: Siri is trying to get me laid
Sept. 2, 2011: Questionable decisions at ESPN shift from anomaly to trend
Aug. 27, 2011: Storify: ESPN's ethnic reclassification of Michael Vick
Aug. 21, 2011: Do game stories belong in curriculum?
July 18, 2011: Using social media means letting go
July 13, 2011: Lighten up, Doyel: Let Heath slide
June 22, 2011: Journalism programs and a living curriculum
June 20, 2011: Grantland, Bill Simmons and RSS
May 23, 2011: Outside sources needed
May 2, 2011: More reaction to ESPN and Mark Ingram
April 29, 2011: ESPN, Mark Ingram and emotional ambush
April 8, 2011: Mark Cuban makes point he wasn't trying to make
March 31, 2011: An unexpected take on cyber bullying
March 16, 2011: Context won't save Jalen Rose from Grant Hill
Jan. 2, 2011: Selective reporting
Nov. 17, 2010: Mike and Mike and Tiger Woods
Nov. 6, 2010: The mirage of unbiased journalism
Oct. 28, 2010: Here's to small victories
July 6, 2010: Media Bypass: Journalism beyond journalists
June 10, 2010: Bias in journalism is OK, if …
June 1, 2010: Begging to pay for good journalism
May 21, 2010: AP Style: irrelevant, distracting, just plain silly
May 15, 2010: Journalism ≠ newspapers
New Books in Journalism podcast
April 25, 2013: Interview with John Bloom
April 4, 2013: Interview with Robert W. McChesney
March 11, 2013: Interview with Henry Jenkins and Sam Ford
March 4, 2013: Interview with C.W. Anderson
Feb. 14, 2013: Interview with Eric Deggans
Jan. 29, 2013: Interview with Mark Deuze