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Trivial Links: The best reads from our recent spell of apathetic blogging.

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Written by Nathan Mattise

Unfortunately, it’s been awhile since we’ve posted (anything, period.) here at In Pursuit of the Trivial. It’s been even longer since our last consistent Trivial Links run. To commemorate the return to normalcy, here’s a smorgasbord of the best reads that span a variety of Trivial topics…


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(Links today from ESPN.com, The New Yorker, KEXP, Brooklyn Vegan, The NewsHouse, Twitter and Morman Husbands)

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“On Journalism,” from some unlikely (yet some of my favorite) journalists.

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Written by Nathan Mattise

I went to school for journalism and I’m a future wannabe journalist. I know this stuff interests me more than most but when rumors of some publications with Cheers status (c’mon – everyone knows their name? Too much?) closing starts to spread, everyone begins paying attention. That’s why I wasn’t shocked to see this on the front page of ESPN.com recently:

Bill and Chuck Klosterman engage in a debate so epic we needed two podcasts to capture it all. In part two of their epic podcast, Bill and Chuck Klosterman drop the gloves as they discuss newspapers, sportswriting and the Internet.

Regardless of how you feel about Simmons or Klosterman they have some “it” factor (talent, intelligence, drive, networks, luck, etc.) that helped them rise above their peers into their current positions. Whether or not it gives them a ton of credibility on this issue is for someone else to decide, but if you tossed Anthony Bourdain and Ira Glass into their conversation I’d be in my writing/storytelling heaven. The podcast doesn’t provide answers necessarily, it’s more of a reactive debate about which factors have put the industry in its current situation. However, it’s worth listening to in its entirety. Check out a basic summary of their main points (with elaboration after the jump): Continue reading


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