Kavitha Davidson and Jane McManus on the New York Times story on Rachel Nichols and Maria Taylor
Episode 150 of the Sports Media Podcast features a conversation with two guests: Kavitha Davidson is a sports and culture writer for The Athletic and the host of Culture Calculus podcast. Jane McManus is the Director of the Marist's Center for Sports Communication and a Deadspin sports columnist. Both Davidson and McManus previously worked at ESPN. In this podcast Davidson and McManus discuss the New York Times piece on the storm at ESPN over Rachel Nichols’ comments about Maria Taylor; their experiences working as women at ESPN; how they view ESPN on issues of promoting women of color, women overall, and people of color; what they would do if they were Taylor, whose contract is coming up; how big a failure this is of senior management; whether ESPN chairman Jimmy Pitaro should speak publicly; Kayla Johnson, a digital video producer, being the only person known to be punished and how absurd that is; whether the NBA production situation is salvageable and more. You can subscribe to this podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Stitcher and more.
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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.