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June 5, 2008

Leitch leaves Deadspin

For some (read Buzz Bissinger), Will Leitch embodies everything that is wrong with blog journalism, if that isn't an oxymoron.

For some, Will Leitch is everything that blog journalism is supposed to be.

If you haven't seen the Bob Costas roundtable on the state of sports media, find it. I agree with a lot of what Buzz said, although the way he said it probably wasn't the best. The few videos of it that existed on YouTube have been removed.

Pesky copyright violations.

Well, Leitch is apparenlty going somewhat mainstream as a contributing editor at New York magazine. You can read his first goodbye post at Deadspin.

So there is an editor job at Deadspin open.

Brian McCabe, who often appears on Chicagocubsonline.com, asked me if I wanted the job.

"Yes and no," I said.

"Why no?" he asked.

"No, because I don't agree with a lot of what they post. Then again, yes, because I would love to have a post of mine that had..." *looks at screen* "...7821 hits on one of my stories," I replied.

"In a hour," Brian said.

Damn.

The article is now up to 10,234 hits.

This entry is tagged: blogs, Deadspin, journalism, New York magazine, sports, Will Leitch

Posted by bmiraski at June 5, 2008 2:39 PM