Monthly Archives: February 2007

Chapter Eight

Could it come back Today? It’s a tough question to answer, but I believe an all-sports daily newspaper could come back. If I were at the helm, I would try two things: first, I would put the newspaper out in … Continue reading

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Chapter Seven

Fungo and The Skinny Deford said he tried to guide the newspaper in the way a moderate current might cause a cruise ship to reach port a little faster, but McKenzie was really the engine that drove The National. However, … Continue reading

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Chapter Six

Take Me Out One of the more critically-successful endeavors was The Main Event, a multi-page, many-thousand word feature story that ran two to three times per week and took on the kind of sports stories that many writers dreamed of … Continue reading

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Chapter Five

Hanging with Chad Along with Ostler’s introductory column, Johnette Howard, who went on to write for Sports Illustrated and Newsday, put together the first of her many intelligent feature stories called “The Main Event.” This one ran in the New … Continue reading

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Chapter Four

A Critical Look Would it sell today? No one really knows whether today’s reader would find The National appealing, what with all of the other publications, both online and off, available in today’s world, 15 years after The National printed … Continue reading

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Chapter Three

The Money Sucker In the days before Internet startups blew through $30-million in half a year, no one could imagine that a newspaper, an actual product with actual customers who were tossing 50-cents into the pot every morning, could burn … Continue reading

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