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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 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
  3. 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
  4. '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
  5. 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
  6. Fed fast food of opinion, ESPN audience starves for reported fact...

    Le Anne Schreiber

    The main function of sports news, it seems, is to serve as the molehill on which mountains of opinion are built. We don't have news cycles anymore, writes the Ombudsman, we have opinion cycles.

    Story | October 05, 2007
  7. Vick coverage shows ESPN at its best -- and less than best

    Le Anne Schreiber

    ESPN's avalanche of reporting, analysis and commentary about Michael Vick's legal issues showed the network operating at its best, at its less than best, and as usual.

    Story | September 07, 2007
  8. After 'Who's Now,' question for ESPN is 'What's Next?'

    Le Anne Schreiber

    No single topic has ever drawn the volume and intensity of unsolicited complaints to the Ombudsman's maibox than SportsCenter's recent "Who's Now" tournament.

    Story | August 07, 2007
  9. At ESPN, conflict of interest is business as usual

    Le Anne Schreiber

    ESPN pays rights fees to leagues. It also covers those games as a news organization. The two intersect in ways that have the ombudsman asking questions.

    Story | May 10, 2007
  10. Too much shouting obscures the message

    Le Anne Schreiber

    What did the ombudsman gather from an intensive initial dose of ESPN watching? Lots and lots of high-volume opinions.

    Story | April 12, 2007