Drawing stronger line between reporting, commentary
During the three-plus months I've done this job, one of the most perplexing issues to viewers -- and to me -- is the line between reporting and commentary. Viewers watching "College GameDay" might recoil at Lee Corso's commentary, not understanding that's what he's expected to provide in contrast to Pedro Gomez's reporting assignment on Barry Bonds for "SportsCenter." Was John Saunders' pointed criticism of Notre Dame dismissing Tyrone Willingham done in the role of host of "Sports Reporters" ...
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About ESPN's Ombudsman
Ombudsman Le Anne Schreiber is the public's representative to ESPN, offering independent examination and analysis of ESPN's media outlets. The former New York Times sports editor and author will critique decision-making, coverage and presentation of news, issues and events on ESPN television and other media. Schreiber will have a two-year tenure and succeeds George Solomon, ESPN's initial Ombudsman.