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New ESPN Ombud Updated

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by jgmacg, Apr 5, 2007.

  1. jgmacg

    jgmacg Guest

  2. Chi City 81

    Chi City 81 Guest

    Re: New ESPN Ombud's Opening Remarks

    At least she's going in with her eyes open. That said, good luck to her, and I hope she does make an impact.
     
  3. Frank_Ridgeway

    Frank_Ridgeway Well-Known Member

    Re: New ESPN Ombud's Opening Remarks

    Obviously they chose her because she is too intelligent for ESPN's audience, thus few of them will read her. If a tree falls in the forest ...

    I wish she had gotten right to it and spared us the campaign promises.
     
  4. Old Crank

    Old Crank Member

    Re: New ESPN Ombud's Opening Remarks

    Wasn't she the genius who spiked Red Smith's column on the 1980 Olympic boycott? It was decreed, as I recall, that Smith had no business mixing politics and sports and/or wasn't qualified to comment on same. His response was, "Next time, I'll write about the infield-fly rule."
     
  5. Cadet

    Cadet Guest

    Re: New ESPN Ombud's Opening Remarks

    Wow. This could be interesting.
     
  6. Michael_ Gee

    Michael_ Gee Well-Known Member

    Re: New ESPN Ombud's Opening Remarks

    In fairness to Ms. Schrieber, when she spiked Red she was a kid led to believe she was on the Times' management fast track, and chose a really, really bad way to suck up to her bosses.
    As someone who made his own damn fool professional mistake, I admire anyone who pulls a goof, dusts themselves off, and continues to do good work.
     
  7. Old Crank

    Old Crank Member

    Re: New ESPN Ombud's Opening Remarks

    Can't say I'm familiar with her post-1980 work but if that was her worst mistake then I'm sure Mr. Gee is right.
     
  8. Re: New ESPN Ombud's Opening Remarks

    she pretty much laid it out. she can be digested and dismissed simaltaneously. perfect ombudsman.
     
  9. jfs1000

    jfs1000 Member

    Re: New ESPN Ombud's Opening Remarks

    Don't you guys think that ESPN hiring an ombudsman just makes them more pompous and arrogant as ever.

    When has ESPN become a bastion of journalism? They are so important that they hire a viewer representative to make sure they are doing a good job of journalism. Are you kidding?

    ESPN thinks they are s so important. Really, they do, just ask them. ESPN has a news arm, but they are more interested in filling programing.

    Outside the Lines is nice, and they do decent journalistic work through the website. But after that, it's a bunch of highlight and analysis shows. They have a journalistic outfit, but it isn't their bread and butter.

    Where are they on Barry Bonds and steroids? How about doing a story on the Bengals and how many NFL players wreck mayhem around the country?

    Instead of putting LeBron and other like minded high schoolers on TV, do a story on how these teams aren't really high school teams. I see token stories on the super preps.

    ESPN.com I like. But the issues there never make it on to the telecast. They are too busy doing the hot seat, or having sports writers yell at one another in a game show.
     
  10. dooley_womack1

    dooley_womack1 Well-Known Member

    Re: New ESPN Ombud's Opening Remarks

    The concept of ombudsman is about as futile as any concept you'll find short of New Coke. And a dangerous one; people could get fooled into thinking that there's someone there who could kick butt and take names in their stead.
     
  11. Ben_Hecht

    Ben_Hecht Active Member

    Re: New ESPN Ombud's Opening Remarks

    " . . . ready to pick up where George Solomon left off . . . "

    If Ms. Schreiber does not do PRECISELY that -- take off on the obvious, throbbing questions GS
    FINALLY addressed, in his farewell -- we're all wasting a lot of valuable time.
     
  12. Simon_Cowbell

    Simon_Cowbell Active Member

    Re: New ESPN Ombud's Opening Remarks

    I thought Mrs. Voorhees was dead.
     
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