Talking the Mets, Star Wars, Jupiter Pirates and even ESPN with my friend Will Leitch.
You know what’s worse than mob rule? Digital mob rule. Proving that blind people can type, ESPN voters selecting the best uniforms picked the Pirates over the Giants, the Cubs over the Dodgers and the Orioles over the Tigers.
This is obviously and manifestly insane. I’d have taken the Dodgers over the Yankees after an elite eight of Yanks, Tigers, Red Sox and White Sox in the AL and Dodgers, Cardinals, Cubs and Giants in the NL. But then I’m fully sighted, have a vague sense of aesthetics and understand the difference between liking a franchise and liking its uniform.
And, to post a link that couldn’t be more different, here’s the final Poynter Review blog post looking at ESPN. Written with Kelly McBride.
My latest post for the Poynter Review Project looks at an ESPN series on brain injuries and football. Lots of praise for the package, as well as some suggestions about how it could be made more effective.
Kelly McBride and I look at how ESPN did covering the release of the Freeh report on Penn State, and issue the network what we hope will be a call to arms.
My latest column for the Poynter Review Blog looks at ESPN and the challenges of the Twitter age, from reporting in a second-to-second news cycle to the question of who owns a Twitter account. Forewarned is forearmed: It’s long!
In the latest Poynter Review post, I critique three ESPN interviews alongside John Sawatsky, ESPN’s interviewing guru. Sawatsky’s interview techniques aren’t just for sportswriters — any journalist should think about how to internalize and apply them.
Kelly McBride and I collaborated on this look at ESPN’s early coverage of the Penn State scandal, which we found wanting despite some hopeful signs that ESPN is getting its bearings on a story that will continue to unfold.