ESPN needs more journalism, less sensationalism

Originally Published: May 26, 2006
By George Solomon | ESPN Ombudsman

The ombudsman gets hundreds of e-mails a month from viewers with complaints, suggestions and praise for ESPN. But a recent visit to Bristol generated opinions, comments and questions from staffers who help make ESPN America's No. 1 sports network.

Some of the comments (names withheld, to protect the innocent families), followed by my responses:

Would love to see more journalism and text-driven stories.

ESPN has the resources do more of "Outside The Lines"-type journalism, but much ...

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