ESPN To Be Examined By Poynter Institute Review Project
February 24, 2011 at 11:40 AM (PT)
The nonprofit journalism think tank The POYNTER INSTITUTE will launch its "POYNTER Review Project" with an in-depth look at ESPN content across all of its platforms, including ESPN RADIO. The panel will offer public comment on ESPN content and will address fan concerns during an 18 month period. Commentaries will be posted on ESPN.com starting in MARCH.
"The POYNTER INSTITUTE's reputation in the field of journalism is unmatched and we welcome the panel's scrutiny in this new format," said ESPN EVP/Executive Editor JOHN A. WALSH. "Our goal is to improve our content through increased accountability, transparency and timeliness. We believe The Review will take the traditional ombudsman role and advance it for the 21st century media world."
POYNTER President KAREN B. DUNLAP said, "This project with ESPN allows us to join with a major multi-media organization interested in the connection between values and quality news and information. For more than 35 years, POYNTER has taught the skills and values on which journalism excellence is based. As media evolve we have new opportunities to promote and learn from best practices -- across all platforms."