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Bleacher Report Ups NBA Game, Hires Howard Beck, Kevin Ding, Ethan Skolnick, Jared Zwerling

This is what you call one hell of a power move: Bleacher Report — much maligned for its lackluster content — has just hired four talented journalists. Howard Beck, Kevin Ding, Ethan Skolnick and Jared Zwerling are all joining the site, each contributing to the expansion of BR’s NBA coverage.

Beck is leaving The New York Times for BR. As any Knicks fan will tell you, Beck was the man for team news, and he’ll be missed. He joins BR as its national NBA writer. Ding comes to BR from The Orange County Register, where he had been the Los Angeles Lakers beat writer since 1999. He will continue to cover the Lakers for BR. Skolnick will be BR’s Miami Heat writer. He comes packing 17 years of experience with the Palm Beach Post, the Miami Herald and the South Florida Sun-Sentinel. Zwerling joins BR from ESPN.com, where he covered the Knicks and some team called the Brooklyn Nets. Never heard of them. Zwerling will serve as BR’s NBA analyst.

Skolnick, Ding and Zwerling’s appointments are effective immediately. Beck starts on September 23.

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New York Times Union Letter at Over 270 Signatures

The open letter sent by the New York Times’ union to Arthur Sulzberger Jr., protesting the recent moves that he has made, now has over 270 signatures. The letter, which can be viewed here, is currently endorsed by 272 Times staffers, including Howard Beck, Jeremy Peters, Andy NewmanGinia Bellafante and many more.

Bill O’Meara, the president of the union, told The Huffington Post that it could have been worse. “There were people who wanted to storm Arthur Sulzberger’s office,” said O’Meara. “There were people who wanted to stage a walkout.”

O’Meara said that plans to issue the letter and the signatures to Sulzberger at the end of the week, and he will also be publishing some searing comments the staffers made, if given permission. We’re sure those will make for a juicy read.