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Jemele Hill: ESPN struggles are “a false narrative”

ESPN has recently seen plenty of notable exits, plus falling subscribers and ratings next to rising rights fees, so many have expressed understandable skepticism about where the company’s headed. According to those inside ESPN, though, those criticisms are flawed, and the idea of departing talent in particular hurting the company has been questioned. ESPN president […]

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Portland Trail Blazers axe broadcasters, face backlash

It’s rare to see a team undergo wholesale turnover in its local TV and radio broadcasters, and even more rare to see a team instigate that when those broadcasters are still under contract. That’s apparently what the NBA’s Portland Trail Blazers have done, though, with Joe Freeman of The Oregonian reporting that the team has […]

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Sports Illustrated launches “Tech And Media” vertical with SportTechie

New Sports Illustrated editorial director Chris Stone told Awful Announcing last week that the publication was planning to invest in other verticals following the success of the football-focused The MMQB and soccer-focused Planet Futbol. One of those was rolled out this week, with the debut of the new “Tech And Media” vertical at si.com/tech. The […]

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ESPN’s Kevin Ota: sports fans are too smart to be fooled by fake Facebook posts

Facebook as a publishing platform is becoming increasingly important for numerous journalistic organizations, including ESPN, but it’s also used by a bunch of fake sites and scammers who impersonate those organizations. As Yahoo Finance’s Melody Hahm writes, one recent post making up news about a supposed suspension to Green Bay Packers’ linebacker Clay Matthews and […]

TAMPA, FL - NOVEMBER 15: Quarterback Jameis Winston #3 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers throws during pregame warmup before the game against the Dallas Cowboys at Raymond James Stadium on November 15, 2015 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Cliff McBride/Getty Images)

The Undefeated bashed for Jameis Winston piece that minimizes rape allegations

Writing a piece praising the character of an athlete who’s faced sexual assault allegations is fraught with peril, and ESPN’s The Undefeated appears to have been the latest outlet to trip up. The site, ESPN’s newly launched vertical covering race and culture, ran a piece by Alex Kennedy Tuesday that was titled “The Continued Maturation […]

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ESPN2 will televise Madden NFL 16 championship

Sports networks are getting more and more into televising video game competitions, and the latest move on that front is ESPN’s announcement that they’ll televise Tuesday’s Madden NFL 16 championship on ESPN2 as well as WatchESPN. This marks the first time ESPN2 will have presented live coverage of the Madden NFL Championship series. Here are […]

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U.S.-Colombia up 30 per cent with out-of-home data, 62 per cent in 18-to-34

The growing movement to try and measure out-of-home U.S. audiences may be even more important for broadcasters than previously thought. ESPN and Fox both have been lobbying for this for some time, with ESPN citing specific gains from six per cent (SportsCenter) to nine per cent college football to 17 per cent (January’s AFC wild-card […]

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