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Wednesday, April 5, 2017

New ESPN Guidelines Recognize Connection Between Sports, Politics - Public Editor


By ESPN, April 04, 2017

ESPN has issued new political and election guidelines for its employees that, while allowing for political discussion on the network’s platforms, recommend connecting those comments to sports whenever possible. The new policies also provide separate guidelines for ESPN staffers working on news and those engaging in commentary.
The timing of the release of the election guidelines is a bit unusual -- such guidelines are rarely released right after a presidential election; they’re usually updated near the beginning of a presidential campaign. But we are living in unique political times, which ESPN apparently recognized, which explains the revised guidelines for discussion of political and social issues.hievable in this Congress if Republicans turn their attention from their rivalries to that task.
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