The NFL’s New Deal With Snapchat, and 4 Other Stories You Should Read

Here’s what you missed while you spent the week in a pre-Star Wars hype cocoon… The Awl: Access Denied Selected by Erin Nelson, marketing editor Late to the game, but Dillon introduced me to The Awl, and we now share a writer-crush on John Herrman. His research is intricate, and his prose stays super smooth. (Like Barry-White-of-the-media-world smooth.Read the full article

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