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Posted at 07:38 PM ET, 07/22/2013

New York Times: A bit stuffy for Nate Silver?

Statistician says that his new site will have a more informal feel.

By Erik Wemple  |  07:38 PM ET, 07/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  ESPN, fivethirtyeight, Nate Silver

Posted at 03:30 PM ET, 07/22/2013

The New York Times's failure to keep Nate Silver: What it means

How can the Times, prestigious and respected though it is, compete with what ABC and ESPN can offer?

By Erik Wemple  |  03:30 PM ET, 07/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  ABC News, ESPN, Nate Silver, New York Times

Posted at 09:09 AM ET, 03/04/2013

Olbermann lobbies ESPN

An ESPN exec says that he wasn't "prepared" to bring Olbermann back to his former roost. Wonder what that could mean.

By Erik Wemple  |  09:09 AM ET, 03/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  ESPN, John Skipper, Keith Olbermann, New York Times

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 01/16/2013

Musburger contradicts ESPN on beauty-queen ogling incident

ESPN said that Brent Musburger "understands" that his monologue on Katherine Webb had gone too far. In a brief TMZ interview, Musburger appears to have a different understanding.

By Erik Wemple  |  12:00 PM ET, 01/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brent Musburger, ESPN

Posted at 07:43 PM ET, 01/08/2013

ESPN, pair Musburger with a woman

Why did Brent Musburger says dumb things about a woman in the stands last night? Perhaps because he was hanging out with another guy.

By Erik Wemple  |  07:43 PM ET, 01/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alabama, Brent Musburger, ESPN

Posted at 10:29 AM ET, 06/06/2012

News media derivatives: June 6

Roundup of media stories for June 6.

By Erik Wemple  |  10:29 AM ET, 06/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  ed schultz, gabriel sherman, roger ailes, GOOD magazine, drudge report, new yorker, news corp., disney, espn star sports

Posted at 06:12 PM ET, 02/09/2012

ESPN’s female commentator complaint form survives a decade

Survives a decade!

By Erik Wemple  |  06:12 PM ET, 02/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  espn, female commentator, play-by-play, pam ward