Really happy to get Pat McManamon on the podcast. I wanted to talk to him about Fanhouse and how the media landscape has changed both for him and also around him over the years. We also had some good conversation about the Browns, Chuck Klosterman and Twitter.
- AOL FanHouse and what it was like to work there
- Working virtually with coworkers and editors on FanHouse
- Talking to people on the phone and how much richer that communication is
- Fox Sports Ohio and the STO purchase
- Reporting on the Pilot Flying J story and how to cover it
- Sticking to the facts as opposed to writing lots of opinions
- Jimmy Haslam’s controversy and how much to report on it
- The Browns and transparency with the media
- Chuck Klosterman’s piece on the Browns 2013 NFL Draft night
- Should the Browns have traded picks or not?
- Do the Browns know why their secrets are secrets?
- Open practice vs. closing it 15 minutes after it started
- Twitter and how it has changed Pat’s job