Does ESPN.com's sports reporting no longer include game coverage? | Zach Everson

Does ESPN.com’s sports reporting no longer include game coverage?

ESPN.com above the fold, 10:43 p.m., July 28, 2009:

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Is game coverage no longer an essential part of ESPN.com’s sports reporting?

Yes, there’s a baseball scoreboard above the masthead, but in terms of articles on ESPN.com? Only one headline is about the result of a sporting match (“Phelps beaten buy world-record time in 200 free”).

Examples of what sports stories did merit prominent coverage:

  • a washed-up quarterback is not coming out of retirement
  • trial status for a football player who accidentally shot himself at a nightclub
  • predictions of union talks

Did I catch the self-proclaimed “worldwide leader in sports'” website at an off moment or were ESPN.com’s editorial decisions the norm for sports reporting?

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One Response to Does ESPN.com’s sports reporting no longer include game coverage?

  1. HELEN GRAY September 4, 2009 at 3:53 pm #

    Hello

    Please at least let us see more of tennis than all this chit chat. We want to see the game not watching pratice shots by the commentator’s. The US Open coverage is shocking. Jumping from one game to the other.

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