Quote of the Day

"It’s just another show. It’s not journalism. Nobody goes, ‘Gee, look how awful it is that CBS does these awful reality shows. Doesn’t that taint their great news organization?’"
-- ESPN President John Skipper, on criticism drawn by debate-centered shows like “First Take.” (THE DAILY)
Tuesday December 11, 2012 Vol. 19 — No. 67 Print This Issue

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  • Setting The Record Straight

    Skipper says he has never killed a story based on a complaint by a league exec

    ESPN President John Skipper gave a full-throated defense of the quality of ESPN’s journalism, saying the company does more to cover sports than any other entity. He specifically highlighted ESPN as the only sports media company that uses an ombudsman and has published social media policies for its reporters and on-air talent. “We have standards of journalism that are at the highest order,” Skipper told THE DAILY during an extensive interview in his N.Y. office. “There’s a separate question, which is, ‘Are we adhering to them?’ But at least our intention and what we publish is that we are going to adhere to high standards. We don’t discourage the scrutiny, we welcome it. Generally, we reac ...

  • Testing The Market

    Forstmann Little reportedly prepping for a sale of IMG that could fetch as much as $2B.

  • Filling In The Blanks

    Term sheet for new Falcons stadium approved; "mixed feelings" remain over funding.

  • Losing My Religion?

    The seven Catholic Big East schools begin having talks about where conference is heading.

  • History Lesson

    FBS attendance drops to lowest average since '03.

  • Dazed And Confused

    Kings' Westgarth discusses "strange" tactics of CBA talks.

  • A Bankers Life For Me

    The Pacers extend their Bankers Life Fieldhouse lease for one year.

  • Pining For The North

    Phil Mickelson's golf course design company tapped to renvoate Torrey Pines North.

  • Singing The Praises

    Nets fans embrace new team anthem from Brooklyn musician.

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