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Ethically curious

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by tapintoamerica, Jan 30, 2020.

  1. tapintoamerica

    tapintoamerica Well-Known Member

    Anybody remember when ESPN recoiled at the thought of its front-facing talent shilling for corporate partners? Here we have a reporter tasked with covering the NFL and pitching a league-sponsored and -branded loyalty club.

    I feel

  2. Twirling Time

    Twirling Time Well-Known Member

    Nope, I don't remember.
  3. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    It was about three ombudspersons ago - I think the late LeAnne Schrieber wrote about it - she's mentioned in a followup ombudsperson piece in 2014.

    "Walsh and Stiegman were among those instrumental in compiling ESPN’s “Editorial Guidelines for Standards & Practices,” a work in progress begun six years ago after internal discussions and prodding from two previous ombudsmen, Don Ohlmeyer and LeAnne Schrieber. It was last substantially updated in 2012, but is, as Stiegman says, “a living document subject to change.”
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  4. Sam Mills 51

    Sam Mills 51 Well-Known Member

    Keep in mind that they just cancelled "Outside The Lines." Have another talking head and more air time for another idiotic 30-minute screamfest/hot take crapfest ... but no time for 30 minutes of substance.

    ESPN: Too many attempts at style, fading substance.
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  5. playthrough

    playthrough Moderator Staff Member

    Field Yates had to be a bargain.
  6. Vombatus

    Vombatus Well-Known Member

    ... with the devil?
  7. HanSenSE

    HanSenSE Well-Known Member

    OTL gone? Or am I thinking The Sports Reporters?

    The ethics horse left the WWL so long ago, it's in the next county siring a future Kentucky Derby field.
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  8. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    Well if it is - we won't know about it because ESPN doesn't have the Kentucky Derby rights.
  9. Liut

    Liut Well-Known Member

    Outstanding, Dan!
  10. cake in the rain

    cake in the rain Active Member

    I think the video makes him look ridiculous. But as far as ethical considerations? For better or worse, I think that ship has sailed.
  11. maumann

    maumann Well-Known Member

    I cannot take any blame for Marty Smith. All I did at NASCAR.com was edit the crap out of his MartDawg columns and try to teach him how to write. The fact that he fell upward into the ESPN gig was entirely out of my hands.
  12. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    Like anybody in Bristol read that columnist!
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