Examining ESPN's NBA Coverage and The Future of Women's Sports Coverage
Episode 65 of the Sports Media Podcast with Richard Deitsch features Washington Post sports and media writer Ben Strauss. In this podcast, Strauss and Deitsch discusses the changes at ESPN’s NBA Countdown; the history of changes at Countdown; why Rachel Nichols and Maria Taylor were chosen to help; the future of Michelle Beadle; the proliferation of wresting on Wednesday nights at USA Network and Turner Sports; the resignation of Deadspin editor of chief Megan Greenwell; the future of that site under G/O Media, the site’s parent company; the launch of the ACC Network and whether it has interest beyond ACC country; the coverage of women’s sports this summer; whether the increased WNBA’s coverage this summer will continue beyond this year; and more. You can subscribe to this podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Stitcher and more.
ESPN’s Don Van Natta and Chelsea Janes of The Washington Post
Gus Johnson of Fox Sports and Bruce Feldman and Stewart Mandel of The Athletic
About The Show
The Sports Media Podcast with Richard Deitsch is a weekly show that features interviews with members of the sports media about their work, as well as roundtables with sports media reporters about television, digital, audio/radio, print, and other forms of media. You can read Richard’s work at The Athletic and hear his words at Sportsnet 590 The Fan in Toronto.