Newsday tones down sports pages, bans name-calling

New York Observer
Newsday editors have told sports reporters and columnists that they don’t want loaded words, or stories to be unnecessarily harsh. Stories have been killed because they didn’t adhere to the new policy, reports John Koblin. A reporter tells him: “Everyone was kind of waiting for Cablevision to meddle with the sports department. It seems like it’s happening.”

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