Back in October I talked about The Athletic and paying for your news, and how I had hoped that they would come to the NYC market.
Well, yesterday, February 12th, NYC officially launched on their website, and in anticipation of it I signed up a few weeks ago, and so far have not been disappointed.
The website does well at giving small stories and keeping you up to date on the going-ons of your teams, but I think they really hit it out of the park on their longform stories, or what they refer to as Ink.
My favorite has been from a reporter, Scott Wheeler, who spent a three-game, three-day, road trip with the ECHL’s Brampton Beast, traveling by bus during the NorthEast’s bomb cyclone. If this article showed up in Sports Illustrated it would take up 10+ pages.
BTW, if you sign up through this link to read the article, you will get 25% off!!
Another good read is the Ken Rosenthal article on Rich Dauer, the Houston Astros first base coach, who almost died during the Astros World Series victory parade. The race to save his life, amid the unkowning crowds celebration, and the luck of doctors.
Once again, if you sign up through this link to read the article, you will get 25% off!!
As for the New York section, they have gone all out and scooped up some of the best NY has to offer. Some of the people joining the team:
- Marc Carig (Newsday) and Lindsey Adler (Deadspin) will be covering the Yankees and Mets
- Shayna Goldman covering the Rangers – And she dropped a heavy #s article focusing on Brady Skjei for her first piece (LINK HERE)