Why Updyke Calls Finebaum
Perhaps the saddest chapter in the Harvey Updyke saga occurred when Updyke made his most recent phone call to the Paul Finebaum show about a month before he was scheduled to go on trial. The call was not only pointless but also self-destructive: It cost Updyke his high-profile pro bono attorney, Glennon Threatt. You can still hear the call on Finebaum’s show; he seems to run it daily. ...
A Journalistic Sin Involving Saints →
The New Orleans Times-Picayune’s parent company got some New Orleans Saints to tweet about the new Saints site on the T-P’s Web page. Was it a conflict of interest, since the T-P also covers the Saints objectively on its sports pages?
First Names First
To see how racial attitudes have changed, witness the first name. Really. At one time, early in the integration of sports, African-American athletes were more likely to be mentioned by their first names in sports headlines. White athletes, by their last names. (“Willie, Mantle Shine in All-Star Game,” for example.) Younger readers might find this hard to believe, but in an earlier...