Bill Simmons: Diva or fall guy?

mediawiremorningGood morning. Almost there. Here are 10 media stories.

  1. ESPN ombo: "Is anybody watching the baby?" Bill Simmons' "energy and creativity...can also morph into tunnel vision and self-absorption," ESPN ombudsman Robert Lipsyte writes. "What makes him always think something’s right just because he thinks it is?" (ESPN) | Josh Levin: "When Simmons said 'I dare you,' he was talking like a made man—someone who, on account of his popularity, reputation, and well-placed allies, could break the rules that ordinary people have to follow." (Slate) | "Simmons was on solid ground when he called Goodell’s response 'fucking bullshit.' ... But calling him a liar went over a line, because it draws a conclusion that we cannot draw." (Poynter) | "At some point, ESPN’s commentators should also get to call one of the more powerful men in their industry a liar." (The New Yorker)
  2. Moving day at The Indianapolis Star: "You can follow along with our move on social media at the hashtag #starevolving," Cori Faklaris writes. "We open Monday at 130 S. Meridian St., in the space formerly occupied by Nordstrom at Circle Centre mall." (Indy Star)
  3. Twitter wants to be a "tool, not a competitor": At ONA, Twitter head of news Vivian Schiller's panel tried to "highlight the latest in an ever-evolving set of best practices for newsrooms using the social platform." (NetNewsCheck)
  4. A couple more ONA stories from the Poynter dot orggers: Advice for women in leadership from Anna Holmes, Liz Heron, Benet Wilson and Callie Schweitzer (Poynter) | Five things about covering Ferguson (Poynter) | 4 quick Twitter tips from Time, CNN, Mashable and NPR (Poynter)
  5. Jim Brady's new thing: "Even if Brady is able to steer Billy Penn toward profitability, it seems unlikely he can do so while regularly serving up serious-minded public-interest reporting," Simon van Zuylen-Wood writes. (Philadelphia)
  6. Why Time runs content from other publishers: "The partners can hope for traffic via links back to their own site, but most likely, the main benefit is brand awareness," Lucia Moses writes. But it "doesn’t plan to let the partner content exceed 10 percent of the site’s overall traffic." (Digiday)
  7. FAA eases up on drone rules: For filmmakers. (Variety)
  8. Media jobs that offer work-life balance -- wha? Data scientist, social media manager make a list. (Media Jobs Daily)
  9. Front page of the day, curated by Kristen Hare: The New York Post fronts Derek Jeter's magical last game. (Courtesy the Newseum)

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  10. Job moves, edited by Benjamin Mullin: Mark Smith will be mobile Web editor for The Washington Post. Previously, he was senior manager of social media marketing at USA Today. (Washington Post) | Brian Gross will be deputy design director at The Washington Post. Currently, he's lead senior designer there. Emmet Smith will be lead senior designer at The Washington Post. Previously, he was a senior designer there. (Washington Post) | Julia Cheiffetz is now executive editor at Dey Street Books. Previously, she was editorial director at Amazon. (@rachelsklar) | Stephen Collinson is now a senior enterprise reporter for CNN's digital politics. Previously, he was a White House correspondent for Agence France-Presse. (Politico) | Matt Vella is now assistant managing editor at Time magazine. Previously, he was a senior editor at Fortune. Sam Jacobs is an assistant managing editor for Time magazine. Previously, he was a senior editor at Time. Kelly Conniff is now senior editor for special projects at Time magazine. Previously, she was a social media editor at Time. Mia Tramz is now multimedia editor at Time magazine. Previously, she was associate photo editor at Time Magazine. (Fishbowl NY) | Job of the day: The Idaho Statesman is looking for a breaking news reporter. Get your résumés in! | Send Ben your job moves: bmullin@poynter.org

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  • Andrew Beaujon

    Andrew Beaujon reported on the media for Poynter from 2012 to 2015. He was previously arts editor at TBD.com and managing editor of Washington City Paper. He's the author of the 2006 book "Body Piercing Saved My Life," about Christian rock and evangelical Christian culture.

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