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  1. Ombudsman: ESPN's excess root of fan frustration

    Le Anne Schreiber

    In her final column, the Ombudsman offers this advice to ESPN: curb the excess, dial back the arrogance and don't be so predictable.

    Story | March 15, 2009
  2. Ombudsman: Peter Gammons' interview with Alex Rodriguez no Frost/...

    Le Anne Schreiber

    ESPN's Peter Gammons should have pressed harder on certain questions in his recent interview with Alex Rodriguez, writes the ombudsman.

    Story | February 15, 2009
  3. Ombudsman Le Anne Schreiber: Teller becomes the tale

    Le Anne Schreiber

    When ESPN becomes its own story, writes the Ombudsman, fans feel the kingdom of sports is in ever greater danger of being usurped by its messenger.

    Story | January 12, 2009
  4. Ombudsman Le Anne Schreiber: ESPN can have rules, edge

    Le Anne Schreiber

    If ESPN sets clear boundaries for news coverage and news-related commentary, writes the ombudsman, there are ways for media company to be as edgy as it wants.

    Story | December 15, 2008
  5. Ombudsman Le Anne Schreiber: Sometimes ESPN just can't win

    Le Anne Schreiber

    Thanks to its wafer-thin margin of error, winning the perception game with users, writes the ombudsman, can be difficult for ESPN -- even when it endeavors to do the right thing.

    Story | November 12, 2008
  6. Examining privacy in a see-all, tell-all media environment

    Le Anne Schreiber

    Even those who believe we are living in a post-privacy age, writes the Ombudsman, were stunned by ESPN's recent coverage of Tennessee Titans QB Vince Young and the idea of a man's most closely held thoughts becoming news.

    Story | October 13, 2008
  7. Breathing Room: ESPN must stop the suffocation of synergy

    Le Anne Schreiber

    ESPN has been so successful at building a better fantrap, writes the Ombudsman, that some viewers looking for a sports escape need to escape ESPN to enjoy sports.

    Story | September 10, 2008
  8. Geography lesson: Breaking down the bias in ESPN's coverage

    Le Anne Schreiber

    In investigating allegations of East Coast bias at ESPN, the ombudsman concludes that, if there is collusion across platforms and programs, it is in the creation and promotion of superstars with the potential for crossover appeal among all fans.

    Story | August 13, 2008
  9. Written guidance necessary to establish boundaries of comment

    Le Anne Schreiber

    Without a formal handbook of guidance and policy, writes the ombudsman, there is not much chance ESPN's producers, editors, columnists and commentators will ever be on the same page.

    Story | July 13, 2008
  10. 'SportsCenter Specials' too often just hot air on hot topics

    Le Anne Schreiber

    The prospect of saying goodbye to "SportsCenter Specials," writes the ombudsman, means ESPN can stop asking its on-air talent to fill five gallons of airtime with a half-pint of breaking news.

    Story | June 11, 2008
  11. ESPN journalism: The ups and downs of coloring outside the lines

    Le Anne Schreiber

    Even as it offers more signature journalism on shows such as "Outside the Lines," ESPN, writes the ombudsman, risks the still-fragile reputation of news programs such as "E:60" by making serious missteps.

    Story | May 15, 2008
  12. ESPN is right to engage, not avoid, racial matters in sports

    Le Anne Schreiber

    ESPN, writes the Ombudsman, should not have its motives impugned when it takes on racial matters, whether in TV documentaries or online columns. The bar is set too high. The only alternatives, she writes, are to clear it or take the lumps trying.

    Story | April 13, 2008
  13. New-and-improved "SportsCenter" throws ombudsman curveball

    Le Anne Schreiber

    After recently watching 10 straight days of "SportsCenters," the ombudsman was pleased to see crisp, clean shows dominated by highlights and news, with remarkably few gimmicks, sponsored segments or cross-promotions.

    Story | March 17, 2008
  14. MNF dilemma: How to entice casual fans, not alienate purists

    Le Anne Schreiber

    At its best, "Monday Night Football" invites fans to be the fourth person in the booth. At its worst, writes ESPN's ombudsman, it excludes fans from a loud private party, not letting them get a word in edgewise and blocking the view of the game.

    Story | February 10, 2008
  15. ESPN (mostly) rises to the occasion with Mitchell report

    Le Anne Schreiber

    Though thankful ESPN generally rose journalistically to the occasion in coverage of the Mitchell report, the Ombudsman believes the network didn't do enough to distinguish between objective analysis and subjective commentary.

    Story | January 13, 2008
  16. Proportion, perspective missing ingredients in news coverage

    Le Anne Schreiber

    Holding ESPN to a lofty journalistic standard, the ombudsman writes that, in several recent high-profile news stories, the sports network lacked proportion, perspective and decency.

    Story | December 10, 2007