The episode offers some intriguing lessons about digital journalism and social media. We offer some observations below, but first here is a quick recap of the story itself:
This week, sports site Deadspin began raising questions about whether a fetching young woman who writes ESPN’s “Junk Mail” column was pulling a series of internet scams.
Deadspin reported how Phillips, who got her start posing as a gambling addict for betting site Covers.com, has left a trail of sketchy behavior like:
This week, ESPN fired Phillips while Deadspin uncovered a steady drip-drip of new details about her scams, lies and rise to minor internet sports personality:
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