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    Despite Resistance Against Moniker, Majority Of Newspapers Continue To Use "Redskins"

    Published July 24, 2014 by Josh Carpenter & Alex Silverman

    With national debate reaching a head, more media outlets have begun to outline policies on usage o... Due to the consolidation of media properties under common ownership, a more dramati... ” Meanwhile, USA Today Sports Media Group President Dave Morgan, who oversees more th...

    Tags: Media, NFL, Washington Redskins
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    Redskins' Name Controversy Poses Unique Issue For NFL Reporters, Broadcasters

    Published July 24, 2014

    ...Redskins' name controversy is a hot topic for all media members.

    Tags: Washington Redskins, Media
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    Conde Nast Turning Golf World Into Digital-Only Publication, Merging It With Golf Digest

    Published July 24, 2014

    ...ts print edition and shifting entirely to digital media, where it will be part of the Golf Digest website... " Alliance for Audited Media data showed that Golf World "averaged paid and ve... Media Industry Newsletter said that print ad pages "wer...

    Tags: Golf World, CondŽ Nast, Media
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    WEEI Host Minihane Won't Be Disciplined For Latest Remarks On Erin Andrews

    Published July 24, 2014

    Boston-based WEEI-FM "Dennis & Callahan" co-host Kirk Minihane will "not be suspended" in the wake of additional critical on-air comments made yesterday about Fox Sports' Erin Andrews, according to Gary Dzen of the BOSTON GLOBE. Minihane’s "most recent comments on Andrews came during a segment in which he at first seemed contrite, explaining to co-hosts John Dennis and Gerry Callahan why he was mistaken in criticizing her so crudely last week." He said, "I used a word to reference Erin Andrew...

    Tags: WEEI, Media
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    Media Notes

    Published July 24, 2014

    In Houston, David Barron reports Astros Owner Jim Crane on Tuesday won a battle in his lawsuit against Comcast, NBCUniversal and former Astros Owner Drayton McLane, as the case was "returned to state district court." U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Marvin Isgur in his 11-page opinion wrote the factors favoring retention of the case in federal court "are not of great importance and persuasion.” Crane's suit alleges the three parties "agreed to 'conceal material information' about the CSN Houston busines...

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    NBC Sports Releases '14-15 NHL Schedule, Puts Added Emphasis On West Coast Teams

    Published July 23, 2014

    NBC Sports Group yesterday unveiled its TV plans for the '14-15 NHL season, with 14 regular-season games to air on the broadcast network and 89 to be carried on NBCSN. The season begins with an Oct. 8 opening-night doubleheader on NBCSN, starting with "Wednesday Night Rivalry" coverage of Flyers-Bruins and continuing with Sharks-Kings. The Bruins, Flyers, Capitals, Kings and Sharks each will make 12 appearances across NBC and NBCSN, followed by seven teams with 11 each. NBCSN will offer the m...

    Tags: Media, NBC, NHL
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    ESPN To Air Live "SportsCenter" Special Focusing On Seahawks Training Camp

    Published July 23, 2014

    ESPN cameras will focus on the Seahawks' "hyper-competitive personalities between the lines" during the net's "SportsCenter Special: Seahawks Training Camp," which will air live for nearly two hours next Tuesday, according to Nate Davis of USA TODAY. The new show will coincide with the club's "first padded practice of the summer." ESPN "MNF" Producer Jay Rothman said, "Hopefully we can break new ground and give the fans some fresh and unique access they haven't seen before." Rothman "is plann...

    Tags: Media, ESPN, Seattle Seahawks, NFL
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    CFL Commissioner Cohon Hopes ESPN TV Deal Helps League Expand U.S. Audience

    Published July 23, 2014

    The CFL would "love to take its new broadcasting agreement with ESPN and turn it into something even bigger down the road," and that is the reason why the league "entered into an exclusive, multi-year deal" with the net in the U.S. last month, according to Kirk Penton of the WINNIPEG SUN. CFL Commissioner Mark Cohon said, "What we are looking at is something that gives us great exposure, and what we hope for after a four- or five-year period is that we’ll be able to really build an audience w...

    Tags: Media, CFL, ESPN
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    ESPN Seeing Rise In MLB Game Viewership At Midpoint Of '14 Regular Season

    Published July 22, 2014 by Austin Karp

    Viewership for ESPN’s “Sunday Night Baseball” and the net's complete package of MLB games was up through the All-Star break, while Fox and MLB Network are down during the same period. “SNB” is building on a 6% viewership increase seen last season. ESPN’s Sunday night games (15 telecasts) are averaging 1.98 million viewers, up from 1.83 million viewers at the same point last season. “SNB” had the benefit of two Red Sox-Yankees games before the break, compared to only one at the same poin...

    Tags: Media, MLB, MLB Network, ESPN, Fox, FS1
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    ESPN To Highlight Athletes' Personal Stories In Coverage Of '15 Special Olympics

    Published July 22, 2014

    ESPN will air next summer's Special Olympics, and the network will focus more on "the personal story lines surrounding the inspirational athletes who have intellectual disabilities" than simply "charting the gold medal winners," according to Debbie Emery of the HOLLYWOOD REPORTER. ESPN President John Skipper said, "The story here is the transformative nature of what these people have overcome. It is about them becoming the best, most complete person that they can. That matters here more than ...

    Tags: Media, ESPN
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    Media Notes

    Published July 22, 2014

    In L.A., Joe Flint reported Time Warner, in a "move designed to ward off a potential hostile takeover," approved a provision that would "make it difficult for dissident shareholders to force a vote on a sale or attempt a change" in the comapny's BOD. The move "comes in the wake" of Fox' $80B offer for Time Warner. Although Time Warner's BOD "rejected the offer, another bid is expected by insiders at both companies and Wall Street analysts" (L.A. TIMES, 7/22). LEAVING HIS POST: In Oklahoma Ci...

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    McIlroy's Big Lead Coming Into Sunday Results In Lower British Open Overnight Rating

    Published July 21, 2014 by Austin Karp

    Rory McIlroy's two-shot win over Rickie Fowler and Sergio Garcia at the British Open yesterday earned ESPN a 2.6 overnight from 8:00am-2:00pm ET. The 2.6 overnight rating for McIlroy’s third career major win is down 28% from a 3.6 rating last year for Phil Mickelson’s three-shot, come-from-behind win over Henrik Stenson. It also matches ESPN's figure in '10 for Louis Oosthuizen's seven-stroke win, which was the first year the tournament moved exclusively to ESPN from weekend coverage on ABC. ...

    Tags: Media, Golf, ESPN
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