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The Journalism Salute

81 EpisodesProduced by Mark SimonWebsite

The Journalism Salute is a journalism appreciation podcast. We interview journalists about who they are and what they do.The goal is to show that journalism is a great profession, that journalists are not the enemy, and that there are many great careers an aspiring journalist can pursue.Our goal is … read more

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Bradford William Davis, Investigative Writer, Insider (formerly NY Daily News)

On today’s show, Mark Simon is joined by Insider investigative sports writer Bradford William Davis.

 

Bradford talked about his career path – from starting a newsletter with a friend to eventually (after time at several start-ups and HBO) as a sports columnist for the Daily News and now for the website, Insider.

 

Bradford often writes about social justice issues as they relate to sports. We discussed pieces he wrote about performative unity by athletes, Jay Z’s hypocritical stance in partering with the NFL, the erasing of a Black Lives Matter statement on a pitcher's mound, and a feature he wrote for GQ about an Olympic fencer – a black athlete in a white conservative sport. Bradford also addresses the issue of there being so few Black baseball writers.

 

Thank you for listening. Please rate and review the podcast if you can. You can e-mail us at journalismsalute@gmail.com

 

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