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Time Inc. Writers: Be Advertiser Friendly – Or Else!

The hardtracking staff has noted on numerous occasions Time Inc.’s pimping out its editorial content to advertisers. Now comes Exhibit Umpteen, via Gawker. Time Inc. Rates Writers on How “Beneficial” They Are to Advertisers Time Inc. has fallen on hard … Continue reading

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NYT’s Jim Brosnan Obit Lacks Heinz-Sight

Jim Brosnan, a baseball-hurler-turned-word-twirler, died last week, as the New York Times noted yesterday. From the estimable Bruce Weber’s obit: Jim Brosnan, Who Threw Literature a Curve, Dies at 84 Jim Brosnan, who achieved modest baseball success as a relief … Continue reading

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Why We Love the Stanley Cup Bakeoffs (WSJ Ken Dryden Edition)

From our Why We Love the Wall Street Journal desk Yesterday’s Wall Street Journal featured this piece from legendary Bruins-slayer Ken Dryden, “an author, former Canadian Parliament member and Hall of Fame former goaltender for the Montreal Canadiens.” Bruins vs. … Continue reading

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Ask Dr. Ads: What’s Up with the Adholes at Sports Illustrated?

Well the Doc opened up the old mailbag today and here’s what poured out. Dear Dr. Ads, I was cruising around the Net and happened upon this Sports Illustrated piece – The writer and the puzzle: Richard Ben Cramer couldn’t crack … Continue reading

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Sign o’ the Time: Everything for Sale at Newsweekly

The Boston Sunday Globe featured this full-page ad on A12 yesterday. Two things, for starters: 1) The whole Time Dealer of the Year Awards looks suspiciously like a pay-for-play scheme. 2) There is no this: At least not outside the … Continue reading

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Joseph Epstein Review Of Red Smith Anthology Lacks Heinz Sight

One of the several joys of subscribing to The Weekly Standard is the work of Joseph Epstein, a writer of uncommon sense and sensibility. His piece last week was a review of American Pastimes: The Very Best of Red Smith, a Library … Continue reading

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Great American Sportswriter Lists Lack Heinz Sight

Two recent pieces (not to be confused with Reese’s Pieces) about American sportswriters have excluded one name from the roll call of the best at their craft: W.C. Heinz, Heavyweight Champion of the Word as Jeff MacGregor dubbed him in a … Continue reading

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Ford’s SI Swimsuit Supermuddle

Sports Illustrated’s annual swimsuit edition always generates supermodel sparks, but this year’s offering features a extra wrinkle (Quick – get me Photoshop!). From Adweek’s Adfreak blog: Ford Sneaks a Fake Swimsuit Model Into ‘Sports Illustrated’ Dalena Henriques may not be real, but she loves … Continue reading

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