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  1. ESPN straddles the line on rumors

    Kelly McBride

    One of the biggest discrepancies between sports journalism and the rest of journalism is the attitude toward rumors. In most of journalism, rumors are a bad thing. Not just a bad thing, but something respectable reporters try to avoid. That does...

    Blog | November 05, 2012
  2. Olympics coverage varied across platforms

    Kelly McBride

    When U.S. swimmer Missy Franklin won Olympic gold in the 100-meter backstroke, journalists got to test their storytelling skills. ESPN the television network and ESPN.com took vastly different approaches. Those two ESPN platforms illustrate what ...

    Blog | August 20, 2012
  3. To cover a story, or be part of it?

    Kelly McBride

    ESPN.com's Jemele Hill did a very nice, tight column this week explaining how the lives of professional athletes are connected to the life and death of Trayvon Martin. Contrast that to ESPN's bouncing back and forth on whether its talent can post ...

    Blog | March 27, 2012
  4. Tebowmania: ESPN exuberance or excess?

    Kelly McBride

    With the Super Bowl upcoming and the NFL playoffs in the rearview mirror, we have the time and distance necessary to examine the phenomenon of Tebowmania and, specifically, to scrutinize ESPN's role in spreading the craze during the 2011 season. T...

    Blog | January 26, 2012
  5. Poynter Review Project: ESPN tries to solve equation for women s...

    Kelly McBride

    So far, writes the Poynter Review Project, espnW is a low-risk dip of the toe by a media giant. Is the network prepared to make a bolder move to yield bigger results?

    Story | December 22, 2011
  6. ESPN should have pressed Fine allegations

    Kelly McBride

    There's a lot of outrage right now over ESPN's failure to report in 2003 that there were sexual abuse allegations against Syracuse assistant basketball coach Bernie Fine. We're hearing it from fans through the Poynter Review Project mailbag. And ...

    Blog | December 01, 2011
  7. Poynter Review Project: ESPN in the middle of college realignmen...

    Kelly McBride

    As the money in college football increases, writes the Poynter Review Project, the reasons for the audience to question ESPN's loyalty will grow -- and the network must assuage its understandable skeptics.

    Story | October 25, 2011
  8. Responding to Feldman's allegations

    Kelly McBride

    Former ESPN college football columnist Bruce Feldman debuted his new column at CBSSports.com Thursday. In addition to sharing his picks for this weekend's games, Feldman separately shared with other sports journalists a host of accusations about his ...

    Blog | September 02, 2011
  9. Boys do cry: ESPN's approach to LLWS

    Kelly McBride

    Big audience numbers are expected for the ABC/ESPN broadcasts of this weekend's Little League World Series games in Williamsport, Pa. That is likely to mean big criticism as well. ESPN has already attracted its share of disapproving columnists and...

    Blog | August 26, 2011
  10. ESPN too locked into lockout coverage?

    Kelly McBride

    When the NFL lockout ended and the wild week of free agency began, ESPN hit its stride. Before that, the network bumped its way into stories and stumbled and fumbled trying to connect a disinterested audience with a complicated story. This is how ...

    Blog | July 29, 2011
  11. Poynter Review Project: Bruce Feldman saga at ESPN marked by bad...

    Kelly McBride

    Everyone involved the Bruce Feldman saga -- ESPN, managers, the reporter, bloggers and journalists who repeated the word "suspension" without verifying the facts -- bears responsibility for bad decisions, writes the Poynter Review Project.

    Story | July 18, 2011
  12. ESPN resources pay off at World Cup

    Kelly McBride

    ESPN couldn't have scripted a more dramatic soccer story than the U.S. women's national team's quest for a World Cup title. The team's latest match against Brazil generated a lot of buzz -- with questionable calls, a red card, 30 minutes of extra tim...

    Blog | July 13, 2011
  13. Has ESPN learned from 'The Decision'?

    Kelly McBride

    A year ago today, ESPN aired "The Decision." It was the first chapter of a story about hubris that unfolded throughout the entire NBA season, ending a year later with LeBron James still lacking a championship ring and ESPN's name and reputation ...

    Blog | July 08, 2011
  14. Poynter Review Project: Grantland must stress great writing

    Kelly McBride

    While Grantland.com is a stake in the ground for strong long-form content, writes the Poynter Review Project, the new site must connect the audience directly to its stories, not just the storytellers.

    Story | June 17, 2011
  15. Poynter Review Project aims to help fans understand ESPN, and vic...

    Kelly McBride

    Poynter Preview Project debuts; project will feature a monthly column, as well as a couple of shorter installments as developments warrant.

    Story | March 23, 2011