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Posts Tagged ‘Jeff Pearlman’

Bleacher Report Co-Founder Readying New Verticals

Speak of the devil. On Friday, we highlighted a fantastic Bleacher Report long read by author and journalist Jeff Pearlman. Today, the co-founder of that site, David Nemetz, has briefly outlined his plans for several forthcoming “deep-think” content portals.

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From a report by journalism.co.uk’s Alistair Reid, who is attending this week’s WAN-IFRA Digital Media Europe conference in London:

Nemetz told delegates he was looking to follow the success of Bleacher Report by launching titles on science, history, nature, travel and other topics that readers find inspirational… “It’s going to be very mobile-centric and highly visual,” Nemetz told kournalism.co.uk, stressing that the project is still in its early stages.

“We have the benefit of seeing where things are going to – build our product to be mobile-first from the ground up – and not start on desktop and convert it to mobile,” he said.

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Reporter Revisits Sports Illustrated John Rocker Profile

Great long read on Bleacher Report from Jeff Pearlman, author of an infamous December 1999 Sports Illustrated feature on then-Atlanta Braves reliever John Rocker. Pearlman’s original SI piece was spiked, but when his editor assigned him to revisit Rocker after the end of that year’s MLB season, the floodgates opened in the form of a mountain of controversial quotes.

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Despite subsequent accusations and denials by Rocker, Pearlman restates for the record that nothing was taken out of context or “pieced together.” He also runs down three “funny” things about article, starting with this fascinating bit of issue obfuscation:

The piece ran in the final Sports Illustrated issue of the 20th century — which included, arguably, the biggest undertaking in the magazine’s history. Bill Colson, the managing editor, wanted to compile a list of the top 50 athletes of the century for every state, coupled with 50 different covers. The daunting (and truly awful) task of finding and ranking the athletes fell upon three of us—myself, Steve Cannella and Mark Bechtel.

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