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Posts Tagged ‘Lane Brown’

Grantland Loses an Editor

Grantland editor Lane Brown is heading back to New York magazine. Brown left New York last February to help Bill Simmons start up his then-unnamed literary web venture. Seven months later, with Grantland up and underway, Brown must feel like his job is done.

Grantland deputy editor Dan Fierman had nothing but kind words to say of Brown in a farewell post: “Lane was instrumental in building this site into what it is today, and as hard as it is to imagine this office without him, we appreciate everything he did and wish him luck in the brave new frontier of ‘print.’ Call us crazy, but we think it has a future.”

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Lane Brown Heads Back to New York

Lane Brown is leaving Grantland and returning to New York magazine. He left the magazine back in February, but a post on Grantland announced that he was returning to New York as its new Culture Editor.

Grantland’s Deputy Editor, Dan Fierman, said of Brown’s departure, “We couldn’t be happier for him. Lane was instrumental in building this site into what it is today, and as hard as it is to imagine this office without him, we appreciate everything he did and wish him luck in the brave new frontier of ‘print.’”

Bill Simmons’ New Site Grantland Coming Into Shape

More details are coming out about ESPN blogger Bill Simmons‘ new sports/pop culture online startup. Yesterday, ESPN announced the site will be called Grantland.com, named after the famous sportswriter Grantland Rice. Grantland will make its debut in June and has already signed up a roster of heavy hitters. Chuck Klosterman has been on board from the start, but now it appears both David Eggers and Malcolm Gladwell have signed up to be contributing editors. Former Vulture.com editor Lane Brown is also on staff as the site’s new deputy editor while former GQ editor Dan Fierman will be leader editor under Simmons.

Not a bad lineup. Especially all the print heavyweights who are apparently willing to have their work appear online only.

Details Emerge on Bill Simmons’ Website

Love him or hate him, Bill Simmons is a name writers know. And now that he is launching his own website – called Grantland – he’s going to be even more prevalent than ever before. Before going further, if you’re a hater, we suggest you stop reading now. The all-star lineup of writers he has assembled is only going to make you hate him even more.

According to ESPN, Grantland – named after Grantland Rice, a legend in the sports journalism world – will not only house all of Simmons’ columns and podcasts, but also a slew of columns, blogs and long-form features from contributors.

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Lane Brown Departs New York

Lane Brown just announced via Twitter that he’s leaving his position at New York and Vulture for the yet to be named Bill Simmons venture. Brown is going to be the editor of the site’s pop culture section, which given his background, is a perfect fit.

Simmons is really adding some talent to this project – Chuck Klosterman will be writing there and Katie Baker joined on Wednesday – so we’re wondering what the site is going to be. Whatever happens, we’re sure people will either love it or hate it, because that’s just how it works with The Sports Guy.