Topic: Bill Simmons

Heading Into Season 2, Has Serial Sold Advertisers on Podcasting?

Brands finally tune in to 10-year-old medium

Serial, a spinoff of the popular This American Life podcast, debuted in October 2014 to little fanfare but would go on to become the digital medium's first monster hit. Listeners…

5 Months After Bill Simmons Leaves, ESPN Finally Shuts Down Grantland

Sportswriters will be featured on other platforms

Five months after its founder Bill Simmons departed, ESPN has decided to shut down its sports and pop culture website, Grantland. "Effective immediately we are suspending the publication of Grantland," ESPN…

Without Its Respected Founder, What Does the Future Hold for ESPN's Grantland?

Writers jump ship, but traffic remains strong

Grantland has been a popular media punching bag ever since ESPN decided to end its 14-year relationship with Bill Simmons in May. With several other recent high-profile departures, the narrative…

Bill Simmons Is Headed to HBO, With a New Weekly Series in 2016

His multiplatform deal starts in October

Bill Simmons has settled on his post-ESPN job: He'll be taking his talents to HBO. Simmons has signed a multiyear, multiplatform agreement with HBO, which includes a weekly series launching next…

#FreeSimmons Is Trending on Twitter in Support of Suspended ESPN Journalist

Bill Simmons sounded off on NFL commissioner

Grantland editor in chief Bill Simmons' profanity-laced rant about NFL commissioner Roger Goodell may have placed him in hot water with his company, but the public is showing overwhelming support…

Bringing Back Some Good Ol'-Fashioned Sportswriting

Starting Friday, 'USA Today' and MLB Advanced Media roll out Sports on Earth

While bursting with opportunity, the ongoing digital disruption of the publishing industry has brought with it monumental uncertainties, layoffs and, in some cases, wholesale destruction of some media outlets. Perhaps…