It's all still unfolding: this week on Fresh Powder

A summary of journalism news and pop culture brought to you by   The lede For the second time in as many weeks, a changeover in ownership is preceding the shakedown of a significant journalistic institution — only, unlike at Sports Illustrated,…

What a great website: this week on Fresh Powder

A summary of journalism news and pop culture brought to you by   The lede I bought Sports Illustrated to read it, because, as a student of sportswriting, it was the bible. TheMaven Inc., or the newest enemy of the people, bought SI to destroy…

Swaying room as the music starts: this week on Fresh Powder

A summary of journalism news and pop culture brought to you by   The lede We are living in a world where everyone gets their own podcast (even us), which is to say: “What started as a quiet digital backwater is now increasingly growing in…

Evaporate, tall person: this week on Fresh Powder

A summary of journalism news and pop culture brought to you by   The lede “Fake News” may just be words to some, but to journalists it signals an endangering stance to protecting the free press and, specifically, the people who practice…

If it's out of a can, then nothing: this week on Fresh Powder

The lede Since its release last week, praise poured in for the Netflix limited series Unbelievable, in which Pulitzer Prize-winning reporting is adapted for the small screen. Kaitlyn Dever portrays Marie, a real-life rape victim accused of…

Can you spell Gabbana: this week on Fresh Powder

A summary of journalism news and pop culture brought to you by   The lede “The FDA is “troubled” about Juul’s marketing and outreach efforts, particularly in high schools, Sharpless said. He pointed to a testimony from a student who…

Why did the ketchup blush: this week on Fresh Powder

A summary of journalism news and pop culture brought to you by   The lede The No. 1 true-crime podcast on the market, Crime Junkie, is facing plagiarism accusations and removed several of its episodes in response to specific charges, so…

Burning: This Week On Fresh Powder

The lede “Ummm is this terrorism?” Surely, my wife was not the only one to send a text like that last week as you and I and the rest of the world watched the Notre Dame cathedral in Paris burning. An acknowledgement from Poynter on the…

Tiger, Tiger Woods, y’all: this week on Fresh Powder

Legendary CBS Sports announcer Verne Lundquist retired from everything -- everything, except for this. Except for The Masters. This weekend was why. This weekend, Tiger Woods won his first major championship since 2008. What’s to follow is…

Winter is coming: this week on Fresh Powder

The lede There’s only one television show important enough infiltrate “The lede” of this news digest, and on Sunday, that show returns to us, and then six weeks later it will leave us — Game of Thrones will be gone, forever. “An…