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More prominent ads on ESPN.com main page

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by mediaguy, Apr 28, 2009.

  1. mediaguy

    mediaguy Active Member

    Don't know if anyone else has noticed this, but ESPN.com has an alternate layout on its main page today, with additional ads on the right-side rail where the headlines are for just about every site.

    I'd be surprised if this is something regular -- seems like we're all trained to see a run of 10 headlines on the right without having to page down to find them. Even with the centerpiece that rotates between 2-4 main stories, seems unconventional to not have the day's big news available on the first look at the page ...
     
  2. SixToe

    SixToe Active Member

    The ads on ESPN's front page are the same as on the New York Times' front page.
     
  3. mustangj17

    mustangj17 Active Member

    ESPN doesn't care about headlines anymore. It's all about videos now. They are everywhere.
     
  4. JakeandElwood

    JakeandElwood Well-Known Member

    Wow, that's really annoying.
     
  5. Rockbottom

    Rockbottom Active Member

    And how is ESPN's reliance on video any different than CNN.com, for example? I mean, they ARE a TV network. Not saying, just saying ...

    RB
     
  6. ondeadline

    ondeadline Active Member

    Firefox adblocker is your friend.
     
  7. mediaguy

    mediaguy Active Member

    Sixtoe ... all the major sports sites have used the same model --SI, CBS, Fox, NBCsports ...
     
  8. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    I am sure this is in response to the Contra code left right thing from yesterday.
     
  9. mustangj17

    mustangj17 Active Member

    CNN blows too. Nothing worse than an engaging headline that makes me click on the story only to find out its a fucking 3 minute video. I can't get away with watching videos at work. I can justify reading news articles.
     
  10. Rockbottom

    Rockbottom Active Member

    My point was that a person shouldn't be shocked when a TV network uses its primary content online.

    Now, firing up an NYT story and just getting a three-minute video I can understand ...

    RB
     
  11. JackReacher

    JackReacher Well-Known Member

    That is annoying indeed, but I've been noticing that more sites have been adding a little camera icon next to the headline to indicate it's a video.
     
  12. TigerVols

    TigerVols Well-Known Member

    I happened to watch a NYT video that was based on a well-written story about a small town in Tennessee getting ripped off -- the written story was good, but the NYT-produced video was better than anything PBS turns out. Not sure how the NYTCo made any money off the video, but it was very informative and well-produced.
     
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