MASN Taking Aim At MLB Advance To Nats Jeter Played No Role In Woods' Tribune Piece Twitter Impact On Sports Reporting Keeps Growing NBC Sports Sees Big F1 Gains Media Notes ESPN Draws Lowest "MNF" Rating Of '14 Finebaum Hosting Call-In Show During Iron Bowl FS North's Ratings Decline For Twins Games Continues App Review: Cavaliers For iPhone Cowboys-Giants Rating Lower On NBC
SBD/Issue 98/Sports Media
The A-Rod Story: MLB Net Praised For Coverage, Roberts Interview
Published February 9, 2009
MORE KUDOS: On Long Island, Ken Davidoff wrote the SI report is a "disgrace for our government, which couldn't protect this very sensitive information." But the report is a "journalistic triumph" for Roberts and Epstein (NEWSDAY, 2/8)....The EXAMINER's Williams writes ESPNews also was "all over the story," as ESPN Radio 1050 N.Y.'s Andrew Marchand did a "masterful job of getting listener reaction" (Washington EXAMINER, 2/9).
TV MONITOR: The SI report on Rodriguez was covered by all the major network news shows that aired. Saturday’s edition of CBS’ “Evening News” led with Rodriguez, with 5:29 of total coverage. Following a taped report, SI’s Tom Verducci appeared live via satellite to discuss the situation with anchor Jeff Glor. Saturday’s edition of NBC’s “Nightly News” first reported on Rodriguez at 4:57 into the broadcast, with 2:45 of coverage. Saturday’s edition of ABC’s “World News” first aired a report on Rodriguez at 7:30, with 1:46 coverage. On Sunday morning, NBC's “Today” featured the co-hosts discussing Rodriguez at 0:48, with 5:56 of coverage. Following a taped report, N.Y. Times columnist William Rhoden appeared live in-studio to discuss the issue. ABC's “GMA” featured the co-hosts first discussing Rodriguez at 1:56, with 3:05 of coverage, while CBS’ “CBS News Sunday Morning” first aired a report on Rodriguez at 3:50, with 0:19 of coverage. Rodriguez also was the main story on several news Web sites, including CNN.com and MSNBC.com, for a large portion of Saturday afternoon (THE DAILY).