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Topic: Grantland

Grantland Founder Bill Simmons Reveals His Next Sports Site Will Be 'The Ringer'

11 former staffers are following him there

Grantland founder Bill Simmons is finally ready to unveil his next digital venture. This morning, he announced that his new sports and pop culture website will be called The Ringer. My…

How MTV News Is Trying to Make Itself Relevant Again for a New Generation

Revitalizing the once-dominant brand

Dan Fierman remembers where he was on April 8, 1994, the day Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain was found dead in his Seattle home. Fierman, like many other 20-year-olds in those days,…

Nate Silver: 'Trump Has More of a Chance Than Bernie' of Winning a Nomination

Stats wiz talks presidential hopefuls and the demise of Grantland

Specs Current gig Editor in chief, FiveThirtyEight, a Disney/ESPN property Previous gig EIC, FiveThirtyEight, a New York Times property Twitter @NateSilver538 Age 37 Adweek: What are the biggest differences between partnering with The New York Times…

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…

#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…

The League’s Steve Rannazzisi Is a Real-Life Fantasy Football Junkie

Also has a soft spot for a certain group of New Jersey housewives

Specs Who Steve Rannazzisi  Age 35 Accomplishments Stars as Kevin MacArthur on FXX’s The League; co-creator, star of My Damn Channel’s Daddy Knows Best; Comedy Central stand-up special, Steve Rannazzisi: Manchild, debuts Nov.…

Sportswriters Go Long Online

As the business of print publishing takes a hit, sports journalists find new outlets on the Web for rambling reads

As any literary-minded technophile will tell you, the Internet has become a haven for lengthy, high-quality prose, with sites from the Awl to BuzzFeed regularly churning out 4,000-word stories. But…

Information Diet: Ed Burns

Actor/director follows Giants in print, taps iPad for virtually everything else

Specs Age 44 Accomplishments Actor, producer, writer, director; his latest film, The Fitzgerald Family Christmas, opened in theaters Dec. 7 Base New York What’s the first information you consume in the morning? I read the…

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