These Two Univ. of Minnesota Teammates Open Up About Falling In Love

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You can read Justin Rabon?s full coming-out story here.

You can read Brad Neumann?s full coming-out story here.

Brad Neumann and Justin Rabon are teammates in love.

The two Univ. of Minnesota Golden Gophers were both struggling on their college track teams just a couple years ago when they found the courage to come out to one another via text message.

That was late in 2014 ? They have been together almost since that day.

While they have been out for much of the last two years, it was only recently that we tracked them down on Instagram, where they do not shy away from sharing photographs of one another and the love they share.

Theirs is a relationship the likes of which we are hearing about more and more, between two gay teammates. Though, they weren?t exactly teammates when they first started dating, but for that story you?ll have to read the wonderful coming-out pieces these two great guys wrote for us.

You can read Justin Rabon?s full coming-out story here.

You can read Brad Neumann?s full coming-out story here.

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February 20, 2018

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The New York Times Is Eliminating The Public Editor Role

The New York Times is eliminating the position of public editor, an accountability role the paper created in 2003 in the wake of the Jayson Blair plagiarism scandal, according to sources familiar with the decision. 

Elizabeth Spayd, a former Washington Post managing editor who was named the paper?s sixth public editor last year, was expected to remain in the position until summer 2018. 

Spayd did not respond to requests for comment. A Times spokesperson declined to comment. 

The decision comes a day after the Times announced the creation of a ?Reader Center? led by editor Hanna Ingber. One role of the new ?Reader Center? is to improve how the Times ?respond(s) directly to tips feedback, questions, concerns, complaints and other queries from the public,? according to a Tuesday memo. 

Several news organizations, including The Washington Post, have phased out the position of ombudsman or public editor in recent years. Post editor Marty Baron justified ending the role by pointing out that the paper receives plenty of criticism from ?all quarters, instantly, in this Internet age.?

It?s true that major news organizations face scrutiny from traditional media critics and reporters covering the press, along with partisan outlets across the spectrum and members of the public on social media. But by being in the newsroom, public editors and ombudsmen can often get responses from management that outside reporters and critics can not. 

This is a breaking news item. Please check back for updates. 

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February 3, 2018

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