Fun fact: Richard Deitsch and Brian Moritz are professionally connected.
No, not just because they both write about sports media — Richard for The Athletic, Brian for whomever will let him. But because Richard’s first job in journalism was covering Buffalo sports for the Metro Community News — a free weekly paper that Brian delivered as his first job in middle school.
Richard joins Brian this week to talk about his time in Buffalo as a college student and as a reporter. They talk about what makes Buffalo such a great sports town, how Richard is still influenced by his time in the city, and what’s happening to The Buffalo News’ sports department.
Beyond Buffalo, Richard discusses his career path and how he ended up covering sports media, first for Sports Illustrated and now for The Athletic. He talks about the process that goes into writing his regular media columns, what his perfect sports media world would look like, and entertains Brian’s theory about The Athletic and Sports Illustrated.
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