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From high school to the pros, the games that filled sports sections have nearly all been called off. “We don’t have a guidebook on how to cover sports when sports aren’t being played.”
Can the streaming audio giant really turn Bill Simmons’ operation into “the next ESPN”? Or is the goal of building “the world’s flagship sports audio network” too ambitious?
“We spent six to eight weeks where a human being sat and edited every single piece before we felt comfortable that we could run this.”
By throwing out a ban on sports gambling in 49 states, the court opens up a giant opportunity for insider sports coverage — and a lesson on news business models.
“The Athletic’s subscriber model allows us to focus entirely on high-quality written content. NO ads, NO auto-play videos, NO clickbait.”
“I would be lying to you if I said I didn’t have huge ambitions for this — especially after I have a little bit of a messiah complex now about how we have to save tennis from itself.”
“It’s very easy today to be click-driven and produce articles that don’t have a lot of substance or depth and don’t cost that much to produce, but that dynamic is disappointing for fans who want higher-quality content.”
If you see a camera crashing from the heavens, chances are very good it wasn’t supposed to be there — journalistic intent or no journalistic intent.
Like Breaking News or Yo, it’s an app where the push notifications are the main appeal.