ESPN ends standalone ‘Outside The Lines,’ reassigns some staff
Outside The Lines is ending its run as a standalone show, but expanding its segments on SportsCenter and elsewhere.
We should all view sports insiders’ information with a critical eye
Ask questions when breaking news happens because it may not be the full story.
ESPN’s Adam Schefter on sending entire CBA story to Bruce Allen for “edits”: “Looking back, I shouldn’t have done it.”
"It was a step too far and, looking back, I shouldn't have done it."
Jeremy Schaap and Outside The Lines are “being asked to anchor ESPN’s journalism”…primarily on Saturdays at 9 a.m. ET
Yes, Outside The Lines will still "anchor" ESPN's journalism, but that anchor got a lot smaller and less prominent with this change.
The first month of the NBA season has shown us many media care more about the next offseason
Discussion of the Draymond Green-Kevin Durant incident in particular has focused more on offseason implications than current on-court effects.
New Concussion Legacy Foundation Media Project has J.A. Adande’s Medill students, others learning concussion reporting best practices
The project aims to educate both student journalists and professional journalists on concussion reporting terminology and best practices.
Mike Gundy’s threat to pull all player availability if reporters asked about a transfer is the latest access restriction from a NCAA coach
Gundy told reporters (through a sports information staffer) that they'd lose access to players for the rest of the year if they asked about Jalen McCleskey's transfer.
Valentino Dixon’s murder conviction vacated after 27 years in jail, thanks partly to Golf Digest reporting on his case
Golf Digest's 2012 profile on Dixon helped raise awareness of the issues with his case, leading to this eventual vacation of his conviction.
Boston Globe suspends Kevin Cullen for three months without pay after fabrication investigation, prompted by WEEI’s Kirk Minihane
In a journalism panel broadcast on CSPAN, Cullen "offered details of a scene on the night of the bombings that Ms. Carroll and Mr. Fielder conclude was a "complete fabrication.''
The end of ESPN’s public editor position completes a disappointing decline in relevancy that could have been avoided
ESPN says the position outlived its usefulness, so how did we get to that point?
NFLN’s Rich Eisen defends company line against tipping picks, says tipped picks (happening since 2013) mean “draft night’s done”
"If that is the way this information is gonna be disseminated, than draft night’s done. It’s finished. As a show." Yes, Jason La Canfora tipping picks since 2013 has clearly ruined the NFL draft, as shown by the massive ratings it's drawn since then.
National Wrestling Media Association president Jason Bryant favors USA Wrestling’s mandated background checks and training
The head of an organization that represents wrestling media and wrestling communications professionals is taking a stance in support of USA Wrestling's background checks and mandatory online training for journalists looking to gain credentials.