Michael J. Lewis: Longtime newspaper scribe who left the biz
August 21st, 2018
On why, after nearly two decades in newspaper and magazine, he left; on sharing a name with one of America's most-famous scribes; on being locked in a minor league stadium and covering a young Ryan Lochte.
Lesley Visser: Pioneering NFL journalist
August 14th, 2018
On becoming the first woman to ever cover an NFL team; on having athletes hit on her and present her with underwear; on Bert Jones and Chuck Fairbanks and Jim McMahon and the legend of the 1970s Boston Globe sports depar…
Dana O'Neil: The Athletic senior college basketball writer
August 7th, 2018
On the ways experience, savvy, empathy and patience merge to make great journalism; on John Thompson and Coach K and sitting in the bleachers alongside the men (even when people demand one move elsewhere); on whether a w…
Chris Nashawaty: EW film critic
July 31st, 2018
On the genius of Caddyshack; on whether great movies and bad movies deserve equal consideration; on why crappy films make him angry.
Gary Smith: Legendary Sports Illustrated writer
July 24th, 2018
On the art and craft of the lengthy feature; on why he doesn't think of himself as a "sports journalist"; on Richie Parker and Radio and diving deep into a subject; on relying on a flip phone and going nowhere near Faceb…
Richard Sandomir: New York Times obituary writer
July 17th, 2018
On finding beauty and reason in writing about death; on bidding literary farewell to the daughter of a Nazi, a Yankees pitching coach and a woman who fought cancer courageously; on Stuart Scott's final days and delving i…
Mike Vaccaro: New York Post sports columnist
July 10th, 2018
On his farewell ode to Yogi Berra; on never succumbing to writer's block on deadline; on his verbal smackdown of a former Mets GM; on his late father's influence on a blissful career.
Maurice Patton: Columbia (Tenn.) Daily Herald sports editor
June 26th, 2018
On the life of a small-town newspaper sports editor; on the college basketball coach who brought a gun to practice; on the sad decline of The Tennessean and why media needs to keep focusing upon high school athletics.
Jonathan Martin: N.Y. Times national political correspondent
June 19th, 2018
On #fakenews and "failing New York Times" in the era of Trump; on chronicling John McCain's farewell; on the exciting slog of three presidential elections; on phone time with Joe Biden and why covering politics is like c…