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Posts Tagged ‘Don Van Natta Jr.’

Men’s Health Deletes Article After Online Backlash

The editors at Men’s Health just figured out last night that women can enjoy sports. It’s true! The glossy published a piece titled “The Secret to Talking Sports with Any Woman” which basically said women can’t possibly like sports like men do. Why? Because they’re silly women! Do you really need more of an explanation than that?

The inevitable online backlash was so swift and brutally accurate Men’s Health deleted the piece.

Here’s the entire idiotic article:

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This NFL Owner Was a ‘Reporter’s Dream’

DonVanNattaJrTwitterProfilePicDon Van Natta Jr.‘s latest long-read is another winner. Cleverly Texas-titled “Jerry Football,” the ESPN magazine feature article goes deep in an effort to understand what makes Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones tick.

Forbes blogger Eric Jackson has followed up with Van Natta Jr. (pictured) to get some insight about the Jerry Jones reporting process. The senior ESPN writer told Jackson one aspect of the mission made it easy:

“When you ask Jerry Jones a question, you get a gusher of words (and sometimes emotions) delivered in an unfiltered way,” says Van Natta Jr. “In that respect, he’s a reporter’s dream.”

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Most Popular FishbowlNY Stories of the Week

Here’s a look at what FishbowlNY stories made the most buzz this week.

  1. Time to Hand Out the Barmash Award for Local TV News Excellence, December 14
  2. NYPD Continues to Block Journalists from Covering Occupy Protests, December 13
  3. People Thought Anna Wintour’s First Vogue (left) Cover Was a Mistake, December 9
  4. Geraldo Rivera Gets 77 WABC Midday Slot, December 12
  5. The Kim Kardashian Effect Hits a Slump, December 14
  6. Pulitzer Winner Don Van Natta Jr. Leaves The New York Times for ESPN, December 9

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Pulitzer-Winner Don Van Natta Jr. Leaves The New York Times for ESPN

Don Van Natta Jr., a Pulitzer-prize winning New York Times veteran of 16 years, is leaving the paper to become a Senior Writer at ESPN. During his time at the Times, he was a member of two Pulitzer-winning teams.

Prior to the Times, Van Natta worked at the Miami Herald for eight years. Van Natta, who is also a published author, will contribute to ESPN, ESPN radio, its magazine, its website and more.

“Having a well-respected, veteran investigative reporter like Don Van Natta on board is a testament to the commitment ESPN has made to quality cross-platform journalism,” said Rob King, Senior Vice President, Editorial, ESPN Digital and Print Media.

Van Natta will be based out of Miami, and his first day will be January 1.