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Chris O'Shea is a freelance writer. His work has appeared in Esquire, GQ, New York's Vulture, The Awl, The Village Voice and more. He wishes Carmelo Anthony would pass the damn ball.

Mo’ne Davis Covers Sports Illustrated

Mo’ne Davis, a 13-year-old pitcher for the Philadelphia Taney Dragons, has already made history with her arm. Using a mean 70 mph fastball, she became the first girl to throw a shutout in the Little League World Series. Now Davis has made magazine history as well. Davis is the first Little Leaguer to be featured on the cover of SI.

Chris Stone, SI’s managing editor, said Davis’ domination on the mound made it “the easiest type of story to identify as a cover story.”

For her part, Davis views her fame with proper perspective. “People were like, ‘Oh, there are going to be people running up to you taking pictures’ and I thought it was going to be a bunch of little kids,” she told SI. “But it’s grown-ups! And that’s, like, creepy.”

Wired Adds Jessi Hempel, Promotes Mat Honan

wired_logoWired has hired Jessi Hempel and promoted Mat Honan to senior staff writer.

Hempel — who will be a senior staff writer covering the business side of technology at Wired — comes to Wired from Fortune, where she has worked for the past seven years. Prior to that she worked at Businessweek

“Wired is for people who care deeply about the future as it applies to their every day lives,” Hempel wrote about her new job. “Its opportunity and its obligation is to continue to stay ahead of its readers, and to bring them a deep understanding about where the world is moving and how technology gives it direction.”

Honan has been with Wired since 2012. He most recently served as a staff writer.

FishbowlNY Newsstand: Your Morning at a Glance

More Words | Video Face | Songs for a Few

TVNewser: President Obama made another statement about the Michael Brown shooting. Perhaps a visit to Ferguson would be a better idea.

PRNewser: People want Nintendo to “honor” Robin Williams in an upcoming version of Zelda. That makes no sense, but we bet people will buy the game in droves, so Nintendo will do it.

GalleyCat: Nerds rejoice — JK Rowling wrote 500 words about a singing sorceress.

Nylon Adds Three to Editorial Team

Nylon has added three staffers to its team. Details are below.

  • Patty Adams Martinez has been named editor-at-large. She has contributed to Rolling Stone, Seventeen, Cosmo and more.
  • Busra Erkara has been named senior editor. Erkara most recently served as a staff writer at Bullet Media.
  • Mickey Stanley has also been named a senior editor. He coms to Nylon from Vanity Fair, where he was editorial associate and contributing writer.

NY Post: Women Should ‘Deal With’ Catcalls

NY Post Logo 10-14The New York Post isn’t satire, is it? Just wanted to be sure, because a piece titled “Hey Ladies — Catcalls are Flattering, Deal With It” was just published, and it’s so awful it must be a joke.

Doree Lewak, a features writer for the Post, simply loves to be sexually harassed by men. She cannot get enough. “When I know I’m looking good, I brazenly walk past a construction site, anticipating that whistle and ‘Hey, mama!’ catcall,” writes Lewak. “Works every time — my ego and I can’t fit through the door!” Uh…

Lewak goes on to explain that being belittled by strangers makes her a feminist:

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More of The Same in Ferguson

Another day of protests in Ferguson, Missouri; another day of reporters getting harassed, threatened and arrested by police.

Last night, Getty Images photographer Scott Olson and The Intercept’s Ryan Devereaux were both arrested while covering the tense situation. Olson has been released and Devereaux is expected to be freed this morning — with no charges, of course.

Those reporters lucky enough to avoid being arrested dealt with what has become typical threats and harassment from law enforcement. Vice’s Tim Pool had his press badge ripped off of him by a cop who yelled “This doesn’t mean shit!” CNN’s Don Lemon and Jake Tapper had to run from a tear gas canister used by police to disperse a crowd.

At this point you can probably just treat this post as a Mad Libs for reporting on Ferguson. The names and the details will slightly change, but the story will — unfortunately — remain the same.

[Image: Ryan Devereaux / Twitter]

FishbowlNY Newsstand: Your Morning at a Glance

Sticky Notes | Awful TV | Unfunny Business

facebookwiredAllFacebook: Moms and teens across the nation rejoice — Facebook might soon allow users to post stickers in comments.

TVNewser: Not only did Good Morning America interrupt an interview with Michael Brown’s mom by playing unrelated video footage, the clip that played was of a Target store. That’s bad on so many levels we lost track.

FishbowlDC: Hillary Clinton might make a good president one day, but don’t ever count on her for laughs.

Hearst Names Men’s Group Exec Creative Director

HearstLogoHearst has named Alison DeBenedictis executive creative director, group marketing for Hearst Men’s Group. In this role, DeBenedictis will oversee all branded marketing content for Car and DriverEsquirePopular Mechanics and Road & Track.

DeBenedictis comes to Hearst from Amazon.com subsidiary Quidsi Inc., publisher of Casa.com, Look.com, BeautyBar.com, YoYo.com, AfterSchool.com and Bookworm.com. Prior to that she served as an art director for Condé Nast Media Group.

DeBenedictis’ appointment is effective immediately.

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