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  1. Finale: ESPNs size, power demand scrutiny

    Kelly McBride and Jason Fry

    With this column, the Poynter Review Project's work comes to an end. After nearly 40 columns reviewing ESPN content across all platforms, we'll close with lessons learned over 18 months of observing the network's various media outlets, examining ...

    Blog | November 12, 2012
  2. ESPN takes stand with concussion series

    Jason Fry

    With the National Football League once again laying claim to fans' Sundays, ESPN rolled out a five-day package of investigative reporting and feature stories last month across its various platforms -- ESPN.com, ESPN The Magazine, ESPN Radio, "SportsC...

    Blog | September 24, 2012
  3. ESPN, Sawatsky and the art of interviewing

    Jason Fry

    Recently we sat down with ESPN interviewing guru John Sawatsky at ESPN headquarters in Bristol, Conn., to watch a number of interviews conducted by ESPN reporters and anchors. Here is the Poynter Review Project's brief critique of the three we chose,...

    Blog | May 23, 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. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. Don Ohlmeyer named ESPN ombudsman

    ESPN.com staff

    Don Ohlmeyer, one of TV's most successful and honored innovators as a producer and programmer in both sports and entertainment, has been appointed as ESPN's third ombudsman.

    Story | July 14, 2009
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. '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
  16. 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