Tag Archives: Journalismism

Car And Driver Just Laid Off a Whole Bunch of People

The magazine industry is constantly in turmoil as print readership declines and tech conglomerates gobble up any potential revenue sources that could be had online. Now that unfortunate reality has fallen upon a heavyweight in the car magazine world: Jalopnik has learned that approximately 13 editorial staffers at Car…

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UK Tabloid Publishes Headline On ‘Lewis Hamilton’ Police Chase But Omits Important Detail: It’s Not The F1 Driver

A 20-year-old driver named Lewis Hamilton recently got sentenced to eight months in jail and a temporary ban from driving after a police chase in March, according to the Daily Star. He’s not the Lewis Hamilton most of us are familiar with, not that the Daily Star’s headline would’ve keyed you into that.

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How To Securely Contact Jalopnik 

Jalopnik regularly hears from sterling readers and, on occasion, tipsters by way of tips@jalopnik.com. But perhaps you know something that you want to share with us, but don’t feel comfortable contacting us by way of traditional email. Here’s a few secure ways you can reach us securely.

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Tesla’s War With The Media Is Just Unhinged At This Point

Over the past year, as Tesla has struggled to ramp up production of the Model 3 sedan, the company has made it a priority to slam news outlets that report on its alleged labor violations and manufacturing woes. On Monday, the PR strategy became utterly unhinged. The implication has become clear to reporters…

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Cheating NASCAR Driver Thinks Jeff Gordon Is Out To Get Him

NASCAR Sprint Cup driver Brad Keselowski isn’t happy about his retired competitor’s on-air portrayal of yesterday’s pit stop snafu at Pocono, reports Racer. Keselowski lashed out at Fox Sports commentator and recently retired Sprint Cup racer Jeff Gordon for allegedly being biased.

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Here’s What Gawker Media Does

It was surprising to hear the news last week that right-wing billionaire investor Peter Thiel has been secretly trying to destroy Gawker Media through proxy lawsuits. It was dispiriting, and less surprising, to hear the conversation that followed the revelation. The discussion begins, in most cases, with the premise that Gawker is bad. Even those who are rightly alarmed at Thiel’s unprecedented attack on an institution that he regards as “terrible for the Valley” usually feel the need to preface that conclusion with some form of “I hate to defend Gawker, but…”

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One Of The Biggest Motorcycle Magazines Just Announced It’s Closing Shop

Motorcycle USA has been a staple in the motorcycle media field for 20 years. After this coming Friday, they will be no more. The only thing is, I’m not sure if this will make waves in the industry, or if it’s just a sign of things to come.

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That Time Mazda Paid A Handsome French Doctor To Feel My Balls

Anyone who’s fortunate enough to stumble into the world of car writing quickly discovers that it’s the greatest grift in human history, a virtually non-stop travel orgy of luxury hotels, business-class airline travel, open bars with premium Scotch, foie gras, steaks, little toasts with crème fraiche and salmon, champagne pours, free leather driving shoes and race-team jackets, unlimited access to the most glamorous and powerful cars in the world, and once, in my case, a testicular exam in Paris.

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Why The Corvette Z06 Flunked Motor Trend’s Big Performance Car Test

The new 650 horsepower Chevrolet Corvette Z06 is a fucking amazing car, but it’s had its share of mechanical headaches for owners. It also flunked out of Motor Trend’s heavily hyped Best Driver’s Car test. Here’s how it went down, according to General Motors and everyone else.

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BMW Wasn’t Cheating, Auto Bild Would Like Us All To Understand

When German car magazine Auto Bild said yesterday that the BMW X3 diesel produced more than 11 times over the legal emissions requirements in Europe, they didn’t want us to think BMW was circumventing any sort of test. Oh no no no. There was no evasion on BMW’s part intended, they want us to know.

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