What Bill Simmons’ Suspension Tells Us About the Changing World of Journalism

By: Chris Cillizza | Washington Post

ESPN’s decision to suspend Bill Simmons, one of its most prominent employees, for his derogatory comments about NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell — he called him a “liar” — might seem like a sports story. But, really it’s a journalism story — a telling example of not only how the balance of power is shifting between big, faceless corporate media organizations and the increasingly high-profile individual brands they employ but also of how the definition of what constitutes reporting and journalism is undergoing a huge change.

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