William John Bill Simmons III is an American sports columnist, analyst and podcaster. Simmons first gained attention with his website as The Boston Sports Guy and was recruited by ESPN in 2001, at ESPN, he wrote for ESPN. com and hosted his own podcast on ESPN. com titled The B. S. Report. Simmons has created internet memes, most notably the Ewing Theory. In 2015, ESPN announced that it would not renew Simmonss contract, shortly thereafter, Simmonss online magazine Grantland, for which he served as editor-in-chief, was shut down by ESPN. He began a new venture, The Ringer, which launched in June 2016. William John Simmons III was born on September 25,1969, to William Simmons and his father was a school administrator, and his stepmother, Molly Clark, is a doctor. Simmons was a child and grew up in Marlborough and Brookline, before moving to Stamford, Connecticut. He attended the Greenwich Country Day School and Brunswick School in Greenwich, Connecticut, in 1988, he completed a postgraduate year at Choate Rosemary Hall, a prep school located in Wallingford, Connecticut.
As a child Simmons read David Halberstams book The Breaks of the Game, while attending the College of the Holy Cross Simmons wrote a column for the school paper, The Crusader, called Ramblings and served as the papers Sports editor. He restarted the schools newspaper and started a 12–14-page, handwritten. He graduated in 1992 with a B. A. in Political Science, while living in Brookline, Massachusetts, he studied at Boston University where he received his masters degree in print journalism two years later. For eight years following grad school, Simmons lived in Charlestown working various jobs before eventually landing a job at ESPN, the September after grad school, Simmons started working at the Boston Herald as a high school sports reporter, mainly answering phones. Organizing food runs, working on the Sunday football scores section, three years he got a job as a freelancer for Boston Phoenix but was broke within three months and started bartending. He decided to call his column Sports Guy since the site had a Movie Guy, originally the column was only available on AOL, and Simmons forwarded the column to his friends.
He began receiving e-mails from people asking if they could be put on his mailing list, for the first 18 months, Simmons would send it to about 100 people, until it became available on the web in November 1998. The website quickly built up a reputation as many of Simmons friends from high school, in 2001, his website averaged 10,000 readers and 45,000 hits per day. Simmons gained fame as The Boston Sports Guy which earned him a job offer from ESPN in 2001 to write three guest columns and his second column was Is Clemens the Antichrist. Which became one of the most e-mailed articles on the site that year, becoming one of the most popular columnists on the site, Simmons was given his own section of ESPN. coms Page 2, which helped both himself and Page 2 gain widespread popularity
San Francisco Chronicle
It was founded in 1865 as The Daily Dramatic Chronicle by teenage brothers Charles de Young and Michael H. de Young. The paper is owned by the Hearst Corporation, which bought it from the de Young family in 2000. The paper benefited from the growth of San Francisco and was the largest circulation newspaper on the West Coast of the United States by 1880. Like many other newspapers, it has experienced a fall in circulation in the early 21st century. The newspaper publishes two web sites, SFGate, which has a mixture of news and web features. Between World War II and 1971, new editor Scott Josephine Newhall took a bold, the newspaper grew in circulation to become the citys largest, overtaking the rival San Francisco Examiner. The demise of other San Francisco dailies through the late 1950s and early 1960s left the Examiner, from 1965 on the two papers shared a single classified-advertising operation. This arrangement stayed in place until the Hearst Corporation took full control of the Chronicle, beginning in the early 1990s, the Chronicle started to face competition beyond the borders of San Francisco.
The Chronicle launched five zoned sections to appear in the Friday edition of the paper, the sections covered San Francisco, and four different suburban areas. They each featured a unique columnist, enterprise pieces and local news specific to the community, the newspaper added 40 full-time staff positions to work in the suburban bureaus. The de Young family controlled the paper, via the Chronicle Publishing Company, until July 27,2000, following the sale, the Hearst Corporation transferred the Examiner to the Fang family, publisher of the San Francisco Independent and AsianWeek, along with a $66-million subsidy. Under the new owners, the Examiner became a free tabloid, in 1949, the de Young family founded KRON-TV, the Bay Areas third television station. Until the mid-1960s, the station, operated from the basement of the Chronicle Building, KRON moved to studios at 1001 Van Ness Avenue. The frequent bold-faced, all-capital-letter headlines typical of the Chronicles front page were eliminated, editor Ward Bushees note heralded the issue as the start of a new era for the Chronicle.
On July 6,2009, the paper unveiled some alterations to the new design that included yet newer section fronts and wider use of color photographs and graphics. In a special section publisher Frank J. Vega described new, the newer look was accompanied by a reduction in size of the broadsheet. On November 9,2009, the Chronicle became the first newspaper in the nation to print on high-quality glossy paper, the high-gloss paper is used for some section fronts and inside pages. As of 2013 the publisher of the Chronicle is Jeffrey Johnson, audrey Cooper was named editor-in-chief in January 2015 and is the first woman to hold the position
The word arose as a portmanteau of iPod and broadcast. Thus, the files distributed are typically in audio or video formats, the distributor of a podcast maintains a central list of the files on a server as a web feed that can be accessed through the Internet. This process can be automated so that new files are downloaded automatically, files are stored locally on the users device, ready for offline use. Podcasting contrasts with webcasting or streaming which do not allow for offline listening, many podcast players allow listeners to adjust the playback speed. Podcasts are usually free of charge to listeners and can often be created for little to no cost and it is very much a horizontal media form, producers are consumers, consumers may become producers, and both can engage in conversations with each other. Podcast is a portmanteau, invented by BBC journalist Ben Hammersley in 2004, of the words pod — from iPod, despite the etymology, the content can be accessed using any computer or similar device that can play media files.
Use of the term podcast predated Apples addition of support for podcasting to the iPod. Other names for podcasting include net cast, intended as a term without the loose reference to the Apple iPod. The name is used by shows from the TWiT. tv network, some sources have suggested the backronym portable on demand for POD, for similar reasons. Podcasting, once a method of spreading information, has become a recognized medium for distributing audio content. Podcasts are similar to programs, but they are audio files. Listeners can play them at their convenience, using devices that have more common than portable broadcast receivers. The first application to make this process feasible was iPodderX, developed by August Trometer, by 2007, audio podcasts were doing what was historically accomplished via radio broadcasts, which had been the source of radio talk shows and news programs since the 1930s. This shift occurred as a result of the evolution of internet capabilities along with increased access to cheaper hardware and software for audio recording and editing.
In August 2004, Adam Curry launched his show Daily Source Code and it was a show focused on chronicling his everyday life, delivering news and discussions about the development of podcasting, as well as promoting new and emerging podcasts. Daily Source Code is believed to be the first podcast produced on a consistent basis, Curry published it in an attempt to gain traction in the development of what would come to be known as podcasting and as a means of testing the software outside of a lab setting. The name Daily Source Code was chosen in the hope that it would attract an audience with an interest in technology, Daily Source Code started at a grassroots level of production and was initially directed at podcast developers. As its audience became interested in the format, these developers were inspired to create and produce their own projects and, as a result, as more people learned how easy it was to produce podcasts, a community of pioneer podcasters quickly appeared
In 1682, William Penn, an English Quaker, founded the city to serve as capital of the Pennsylvania Colony. Philadelphia was one of the capitals in the Revolutionary War. In the 19th century, Philadelphia became an industrial center. It became a destination for African-Americans in the Great Migration. The areas many universities and colleges make Philadelphia a top international study destination, as the city has evolved into an educational, with a gross domestic product of $388 billion, Philadelphia ranks ninth among world cities and fourth in the nation. Philadelphia is the center of activity in Pennsylvania and is home to seven Fortune 1000 companies. The Philadelphia skyline is growing, with a market of almost 81,900 commercial properties in 2016 including several prominent skyscrapers. The city is known for its arts and rich history, Philadelphia has more outdoor sculptures and murals than any other American city. Fairmount Park, when combined with the adjacent Wissahickon Valley Park in the watershed, is one of the largest contiguous urban park areas in the United States.
The 67 National Historic Landmarks in the city helped account for the $10 billion generated by tourism, Philadelphia is the only World Heritage City in the United States. Before Europeans arrived, the Philadelphia area was home to the Lenape Indians in the village of Shackamaxon, the Lenape are a Native American tribe and First Nations band government. They are called Delaware Indians and their territory was along the Delaware River watershed, western Long Island. Most Lenape were pushed out of their Delaware homeland during the 18th century by expanding European colonies, Lenape communities were weakened by newly introduced diseases, mainly smallpox, and violent conflict with Europeans. Iroquois people occasionally fought the Lenape, surviving Lenape moved west into the upper Ohio River basin. The American Revolutionary War and United States independence pushed them further west, in the 1860s, the United States government sent most Lenape remaining in the eastern United States to the Indian Territory under the Indian removal policy.
In the 21st century, most Lenape now reside in the US state of Oklahoma, with communities living in Wisconsin, Ontario. The Dutch considered the entire Delaware River valley to be part of their New Netherland colony, in 1638, Swedish settlers led by renegade Dutch established the colony of New Sweden at Fort Christina and quickly spread out in the valley. In 1644, New Sweden supported the Susquehannocks in their defeat of the English colony of Maryland
The New York Times
The New York Times is an American daily newspaper and continuously published in New York City since September 18,1851, by The New York Times Company. The New York Times has won 119 Pulitzer Prizes, more than any other newspaper, the papers print version in 2013 had the second-largest circulation, behind The Wall Street Journal, and the largest circulation among the metropolitan newspapers in the US. The New York Times is ranked 18th in the world by circulation, following industry trends, its weekday circulation had fallen in 2009 to fewer than one million. Nicknamed The Gray Lady, The New York Times has long been regarded within the industry as a newspaper of record. The New York Times international version, formerly the International Herald Tribune, is now called the New York Times International Edition, the papers motto, All the News Thats Fit to Print, appears in the upper left-hand corner of the front page. On Sunday, The New York Times is supplemented by the Sunday Review, The New York Times Book Review, The New York Times Magazine and T, some other early investors of the company were Edwin B.
Morgan and Edward B. We do not believe that everything in Society is either right or exactly wrong, —what is good we desire to preserve and improve, —what is evil, to exterminate. In 1852, the started a western division, The Times of California that arrived whenever a mail boat got to California. However, when local California newspapers came into prominence, the effort failed, the newspaper shortened its name to The New-York Times in 1857. It dropped the hyphen in the city name in the 1890s, One of the earliest public controversies it was involved with was the Mortara Affair, the subject of twenty editorials it published alone. At Newspaper Row, across from City Hall, Henry Raymond and editor of The New York Times, averted the rioters with Gatling guns, in 1869, Raymond died, and George Jones took over as publisher. Tweed offered The New York Times five million dollars to not publish the story, in the 1880s, The New York Times transitioned gradually from editorially supporting Republican Party candidates to becoming more politically independent and analytical.
In 1884, the paper supported Democrat Grover Cleveland in his first presidential campaign, while this move cost The New York Times readership among its more progressive and Republican readers, the paper eventually regained most of its lost ground within a few years. However, the newspaper was financially crippled by the Panic of 1893, the paper slowly acquired a reputation for even-handedness and accurate modern reporting, especially by the 1890s under the guidance of Ochs. Under Ochs guidance and expanding upon the Henry Raymond tradition, The New York Times achieved international scope, circulation, in 1910, the first air delivery of The New York Times to Philadelphia began. The New York Times first trans-Atlantic delivery by air to London occurred in 1919 by dirigible, airplane Edition was sent by plane to Chicago so it could be in the hands of Republican convention delegates by evening. In the 1940s, the extended its breadth and reach. The crossword began appearing regularly in 1942, and the section in 1946
Robin Givhan is the fashion editor for The Washington Post. She left The Washington Post in 2010 to become the fashion critic and fashion correspondent for The Daily Beast and she returned to the Post in 2014. She won the 2006 Pulitzer Prize for Criticism, the first such time for a fashion writer, the Pulitzer Committee explained its rationale by noting Givhans witty, closely observed essays that transform fashion criticism into cultural criticism. After working for the Detroit Free Press for about seven years, she held positions at the San Francisco Chronicle and she has been employed on and off with The Washington Post for more than 10 years. She moved from New York City to Washington, D. C. in 2009 where her fashion beat was expanded to cover First Lady Michelle Obama, Givhan appeared as a guest on The Colbert Report in January 2006. Givhan said Sen. Clintons slightly V-shaped neckline was unnerving and startling, especially for a woman who has been so publicly ambivalent about style and she added, t was more like catching a man with his fly unzipped.
Givhan has made a reputation for being blunt, and no one will just say its crappy, Givhan states bluntly. She added, Ill say when I think something is absolutely magnificent, here he was wearing something that visually didnt symbolize to me the level of solemnity and respect that I thought a service like this demanded. He was representing the American people, I dont want to be represented by someone in, you know, a parka who looks like hes at a Green Bay Packer game. In August 2009, she criticized First Lady Michelle Obama for wearing shorts while on a family vacation, avoiding the appearance of queenly behavior is politically wise. But it does American culture no favors if a first lady tries so hard to be average that she winds up looking common, Givhan continued her criticism in the January 3,2010 Washington Post, complaining the First Lady lacked focus in her advocacy. In 2013, Robin Givhan was inducted into the University of Michigans Detroiter Hall of Fame, Givhans upcoming book about The Battle of Versailles Fashion Show, tentatively titled One Night at Versailles is due to be released in late 2014 or early 2015.
She has contributed to a number of books, including captions for photographer Lucian Perkinss book Runway Madness, Givhan will publish The Battle of Versailles, The Night American Fashion Stumbled into the Spotlight and Made History in 2015 from Flatiron Books
New England Cable News
New England Cable News is a regional 24-hour cable news television network owned and operated by NBCUniversal serving the New England region of the United States. New England Cable News maintains a remote camera in the studio of Suffolk University in downtown Boston. New England Cable News is available across New England in 3.7 million homes and produces original programs. NECN was launched March 2,1992, as a joint partnership between Continental Cablevision and the Hearst Corporation, on June 18,2009, Hearst sold its stake in NECN to Comcast, which began to operate it as a division of the Comcast Sports Group and Comcast SportsNet. When Hearst owned a stake in NECN, it used the resources of several New England stations owned and operated by Hearst Television to assist in coverage of the region. The Hearst stations include Boston ABC affiliate WCVB-TV, New Hampshires ABC affiliate WMUR-TV, ABC affiliate WMTW in Portland, NECN is a training ground for local news reporters. Some of the reporters who got their start at NECN include ABCs Dan Harris, CNNs Suzanne Malveaux.
Several of Bostons current television reporters and anchors began at NECN, conversely, NECN has employed some of the long-lived veterans of the Boston television market, including R. D. Sahl, Tom Ellis and Chet Curtis. In addition to its production operations, NECN began to produce a 10,00 p. m. newscast for Boston Fox affiliate WFXT. The 10,00 p. m. newscast left the air on October 4,1998, currently, NECN helps produce Worcester News Tonight and Worcester News Tonight 10,00 p. m. Update on Charter TV3 in Worcester which is shown weeknights at 6,00,6,30,9,00 and 10,00 p. m. The 10,00 broadcast is rebroadcast at 11,00,11,30 p. m. and 2,30 a. m, Comcast systems carry NECN as part of its limited basic tier, usually on a low and prime channel position. It is seen on Verizon FiOS on channel 13 as part of local Digital, most other cable TV systems in New England carry it, with the exception of Cox. The service is not available on satellite, on January 18,2010, NECN began broadcasting in high-definition.
Most Boston-area Comcast subscribers can watch NECN-HD on Channel 810, Verizon carries NECN-HD on channel 513, as part of local digital, while RCN subscribers can watch NECN-HD on channel 618. However beginning January 1,2017, low-power station WBTS-LD became Bostons new NBC O&O replacing WHDH as its affiliate, in December 2013, Time Warner Cable announced that NECN would be dropped from its lineups in Maine, New Hampshire, and Massachusetts by the end of the year. The future of the Portland, Maine bureau was called into question, the decision was widely criticized by Time Warner Cable customers, who solicited the intervention of public officials on their behalf. TWC subsequently decided to continue carrying NECN, in December 2016, Time Warner Cable/Spectrum dropped NECN from its basic tier, although it remains available on its digital tiers
Inga Saffron is an American journalist who won the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Criticism while writing for the Philadelphia Inquirer. Saffron was raised in Levittown, New York and attended New York University and she studied abroad in France for one year, decided not to return to school. In Ireland, she wrote for local publications and worked as a freelancer with Newsweek. Upon returning to the United States, Saffron wrote for the Courier-News of New Jersey and she joined the Philadelphia Inquirer in 1984. As the Inquirers Moscow correspondent from 1994 to 1998, Saffron covered the Yugoslav Wars and she has written an architecture criticism column titled Changing Skyline since 1999. She is married to writer Ken Kalfus, with whom she has a daughter, Sky
Mary McNamara is an American journalist and television critic for the Los Angeles Times. She won the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for Criticism, McNamara moved from Baltimore to Westminster in elementary school. She graduated from Westminster Senior High School and attended the University of Missouri School of Journalism, while at Missouri, she reported for the Columbia Missourian. Upon her graduation, McNamara wrote for Ms. Magazine, worked for Whittle Communications, McNamara joined the Los Angeles Times in 1991 as a features writer and editor. In 2009, she became the Times television critic, Mary McNamara at the Los Angeles Times Mary McNamara on Twitter
The San Francisco Examiner
The San Francisco Examiner is a longtime daily newspaper distributed in and around San Francisco, California. The Examiner is one of the pioneers in the industry and has published continuously since 1863. The San Francisco Examiner was sold to Black Press Group, a Canadian media publisher, as of 2014, The San Francisco Media Company LLC is held under, Oahu Publications Inc. a subsidiary of Black Press Group Ltd. In 1880, mining engineer, entrepreneur and US Senator George Hearst bought the Examiner, seven years later, after being elected to the U. S. Senate, he gave it to his son, William Randolph Hearst, who was 23 years old. The elder Hearst was said to have received the paper as partial payment of a poker debt. William Randolph Hearst created the masthead with the Hearst Eagle and the slogan Monarch of the Dailies. After the great earthquake and fire of 1906 destroyed much of San Francisco, the Examiner and its rivals — the San Francisco Chronicle and the San Francisco Call — brought out a joint edition.
The Examiner offices were destroyed on April 18,1906, but when the city was rebuilt, a new structure and it opened in 1909, and in 1937 the facade and lobby underwent an extensive remodeling designed by architect Julia Morgan. Ultimately, circulation battles ended in a merging of resources between the two papers, the Examiner published the Sunday papers news sections and glossy magazine, and the Chronicle contributed the features. Circulation was approximately 100,000 on weekdays and 500,000 on Sundays, in its stylebook, the Examiner has traditionally referred to San Francisco as The City, both in headlines and text of stories, and continues to do so. San Francisco slang has traditionally referred to the Examiner in abbreviated form as the Ex. When the Chronicle Publishing Company divested its interests, the Hearst Corporation purchased the Chronicle. However, on July 27,2000 a federal judge approved the Fangs assumption of the Examiner name, its archives,35 delivery trucks, from their side, the Fangs paid Hearst $100.00 for the Examiner.
On February 24,2003, the Examiner became a daily newspaper and is now printed Sunday through Friday. On February 19,2004, the Fang family sold the Examiner and its printing plant and his new company, Clarity Media Group, launched The Washington Examiner in 2005 and published The Baltimore Examiner from 2006 to 2009. In 2006, Anschutz donated the archives of the Examiner to the University of California, Berkeley Bancroft Library, under Clarity ownership, the Examiner pioneered a new business model for the newspaper industry. Designed to be read quickly, the Examiner is presented in a compact and it focuses on local news, business and sports with an emphasis on content relevant to local readers. It is delivered free to select neighborhoods in San Francisco and San Mateo counties, and to single-copy outlets throughout San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, and Alameda counties, California