Richard Sandomir Shifting to the Obituaries Beat

He has covered the business and media of sports for The New York Times since 1991.

At the bottom of this week’s “Media Circus” column by Sports Illustrated’s Richard Deitsch, a momentous tidbit involving The New York Times media beat. After 25 years covering the sports business and sports media for the paper, Richard Sandomir is moving over to another corner of the Gray Lady.

Per Deitsch:

Word came down last week that Richard Sandomir, the longtime sports business and sports media writer for the New York Times, was moving to the obit section of the paper. He will be missed, though he is moving to a position that has much more prominence given the historical importance of NYT obits. I had many conversations with Richard over the years and respected him always, even when I disagreed with something he wrote. Along with SI’s William Taaffe and others, he provided a blueprint on how to cover sports media nationally with a writer’s touch as opposed to the rat-tat-tat musings of Rudy Martzke.

Sandomir has a book due out next May. It’s titled Iron Hero: “The Pride of the Yankees” and the Legend of Lou Gehrig.


@hollywoodspin Richard Horgan is co-editor of Fishbowl.
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