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Tom Scocca Leaves Slate for Deadspin

It’s hard to imagine Deadspin with more of an edge, but if anyone can bring it, it’s Slate’s Tom Scocca. A.J. Daulerio, Deadspin’s Editor-in-Chief, announced yesterday evening that Scocca will be joining the sports site as Managing Editor.

Scocca then followed that announcement up with a final post to his Slate blog:

When I got up this morning, or even when I had lunch, I didn’t really know I’d be shutting the blog down today, on the 698th post (Go for 700, already, cries the part of the brain conditioned to tend the Tamagotchi). That’s how the instant horizon works. Get mad about Bill Simmons’ taste in shoes and—oh, time to make an announcement: I’m going to be managing editor of Deadspin.

Gabriel Sherman to Write Book on Fox News

FishbowlNY is sure the picture on the right is sending chills up and down your spine, but we only posted it for a good reason: One of our favorite writers, Gabriel Sherman, just announced that he’s signed a deal with Random House to write a book about Fox News.

Sherman spoke to us last month about his profile on A.J. Daulerio, and we’ve always enjoyed his pieces in New York, so if you see him today, give him some dap and congratulate him. Unless you don’t know him personally, then maybe just tell him “congrats.” Actually, if you don’t know him, maybe just think “congrats” and keep walking, no need to be creepy.

Gabriel Sherman Discusses His Profile of Deadspin’s A.J. Daulerio

In the February issue of GQ, Gabriel Sherman profiles A.J. Daulerio, the Editor-in-Chief at Deadspin.com. We thought a blogger getting attention that is usually reserved for high-profile celebrities was noteworthy (editors note: Playgirl if you’re looking for someone to profile, I’m available), especially considering Daulerio’s irreverent style. We reached out to Sherman for his take on the piece, and he took the time to answer a few questions.

FBNY: GQ typically features celebrities – or at least people everyone knows about – but most people don’t know Daulerio. Do you think the decision to profile him means bloggers are becoming celebrities in their own right?

Sherman: I think the notion of someone being defined as a “blogger” is outdated. Blogs, such that they even exist anymore, are just a platform. The Internet has collapsed all forms of media into what we now call ‘content.’ A blog post competes for reader attention with television and 5,000-word magazine pieces and daily newspaper articles. Daulerio made for a fascinating profile subject because he’s had a major impact on two interconnected worlds: sports and media. That he happens to publish his content in blog form isn’t really central to what makes him a a compelling figure. Daulerio’s fearlessness, and controversial approach to reporting, are what make him interesting. It’s not about bloggers becoming celebrities per se. The question is really about someone having impact and driving a conversation, which A.J. has managed to do in a significant way, even if it means foisting penis photos on the rest of us.

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GQ Talks to The Man Behind Deadspin

A.J. Daulerio is the Editor-in-Chief of Deadspin.com, and if you’re looking for someone to blame because you now know that Brett Favre takes pictures of his own penis, he’s your man. In a GQ profile, Gabriel Sherman talks to Daulerio about what his reporting style has done for Deadspin (good things), journalism (not always good things) and Daulerio himself (mostly bad things).

It’s a great read, and sort of surprising to see in GQ. Typically, the magazine profiles people that everyone knows, but Daulerio doesn’t fall into that category. Though maybe after today he will.

Also, keep an eye out tomorrow for our interview with Sherman, where we’ll get his perspective on Daulerio and his effect on journalism.

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