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  1. Ombudsman Don Ohlmeyer: Listen to the audience

    Don Ohlmeyer

    As he wraps up his tenure as ESPN ombudsman, Don Ohlmeyer urges the network to stop, look and listen to its audience.

    Story | January 26, 2011
  2. Ombudsman Don Ohlmeyer: ESPN adjusts to changing media landscape

    Don Ohlmeyer

    Societal standards have evolved or devolved, depending on your perspective, and the ombudsman writes that the nature of that conversation is often reflected and abetted by the media -- ESPN included.

    Story | October 21, 2010
  3. Ombudsman Don Ohlmeyer: ESPN pays penance for 'The Decision'

    Don Ohlmeyer

    Negative reaction to's spiking of a LeBron James story, writes the ombudsman, was payment for what many viewers see as an unholy alliance between the network and the superstar.

    Story | September 23, 2010
  4. Ombudsman Don Ohlmeyer: Lebron James' 'Decision' special damaging...

    Don Ohlmeyer

    ESPN's decision to air the Lebron James free agency special, writes the ombudsman, was a case of a network blinded by the lure of ratings that thought it could dance around what should be revered journalistic tenets.

    Story | July 21, 2010
  5. Ombudsman Don Ohlmeyer: Vuvuzelas create World Cup dilemma for ES...

    Don Ohlmeyer

    Although ultimately respectful of ESPN's decision not to filter the sound of vuvuzelas during broadcasts from South Africa, the ombudsman admits he was thankful for the mute button while watching the network's World Cup coverage.

    Story | July 08, 2010
  6. Ombudsman Don Ohlmeyer: ESPN must use caution with anonymous sour...

    Don Ohlmeyer

    When it comes to referencing anonymous sources, the ombudsman says ESPN must continuously balance real-life consequences against the public's need to know.

    Story | May 25, 2010
  7. Ombudsman Don Ohlmeyer: Examining common ESPN viewer annoyances

    Don Ohlmeyer

    From announcers to politics to scheduling, the ombudsman examines some of the most chronic irritants to the ESPN viewership -- and offers suggestions as to how the network can find a cure.

    Story | April 20, 2010
  8. Ombudsman Don Ohlmeyer: Taking stock of competition, criticism an...

    Don Ohlmeyer

    ESPN faces numerous daily dilemmas, writes the ombudsman, from competitive pressures to collegial criticism to the battle for the very soul of journalism.

    Story | March 10, 2010
  9. Ombudsman Don Ohlmeyer: Mike Leach coverage more bias than balanc...

    Don Ohlmeyer

    ESPN's treatment of the Mike Leach controversy during its Alamo Bowl telecast, writes the ombudsman, was more biased than balanced.

    Story | January 21, 2010
  10. Ombudsman Don Ohlmeyer: Sports scandals present challenge for ESP...

    Don Ohlmeyer

    As the Tiger Woods affair demonstrates, tabloid coverage of sports stars' scandals is on the rise. The Ombudsman writes that ESPN must tread lightly on such topics.

    Story | December 22, 2009
  11. Don Ohlmeyer: ESPN must reinforce trust

    Don Ohlmeyer

    For ESPN, a little transparency could go a long way in reinforcing viewers' faith.

    Story | November 18, 2009
  12. Don Ohlmeyer: ESPN must balance corporate goals, viewer needs

    Don Ohlmeyer

    Serving corporate goals without alienating or annoying viewers, writes Don Ohlmeyer, is a high-wire act for ESPN.

    Story | October 21, 2009
  13. Don Ohlmeyer: New MNF trio deft at dance of a three-man booth

    Don Ohlmeyer

    The ombudsman writes that ESPN's new Monday Night Football broadcast trio has proved deft at the difficult dance of a three-man booth.

    Story | September 16, 2009
  14. Don Ohlmeyer: New ombudsman analyzes ESPN's handling of the Ben R...

    Don Ohlmeyer

    In his debut column, the ombudsman writes that ESPN owed its audience an explanation for its decision not to initially report a civil suit filed against Ben Roethlisberger.

    Story | August 18, 2009