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SBD/August 15, 2014/Media
Published August 15, 2014
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MISTAKEN IDENTITY: In Las Vegas, Kira Terry noted the Twitter account for ESPN's NASCAR coverage on Thursday mistakenly attached a photo of driver Tony Stewart onto a link to a story about the funeral for Kevin Ward Jr., who was killed by Stewart last weekend. The account also "tweeted the wrong name" in another tweet, identifying the deceased driver as Tony Ward Jr. The account "has since deleted both tweets and tweeted an apology." The tweet: "Deepest apologies to all for getting Kevin Ward Jr.’s name and photo wrong in an earlier tweet today" (REVIEWJOURNAL.com, 8/14).
WRITER TRANSACTIONS: The INDIANAPOLIS STAR reports columnist Bob Kravitz has left the paper after 14 years "to go work" for WTHR-NBC. Star Managing Dir of Digital & Sports Ronnie Ramos said that the paper "has begun a national search for a major sports columnist" (INDIANAPOLIS STAR, 8/15)....The Rams on Thursday announced that former Sporting News and Yahoo Sports writer Myles Simmons has joined the team as its primary online scribe (Rams).