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Former White House communications director on similarities, differences of covering sports and politics

Former President George Bush walks with his Communications Director Kevin Sullivan. (Photo courtesy of Kevin Sullivan)Kevin Sullivan's vast career in public relations has taken him from the NBA to NBC to the White House. Sports always have been a focal point, even for the most important job interview of his life. In 2006, Sullivan was recommended to serve as … Read More
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Bill Simmons' ESPN suspension and the challenges of editing star talent

Whether you think Bill Simmons is the latest sacrificial lamb at ESPN, or that his suspension is really theater in the vein of professional wrestling, there are important issues behind the suspension that we could all pay some attention to. Too much content, too little editing: From podcasts to blogs to social media posts, there is a fair amount of … Read More
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ESPN reports Mike McQueary was sexually assaulted, but says little else

In this photo taken Sept. 24, 2011, then-Penn State head football coach Joe Paterno, left, talks with quarterback Matt McGloin (11) as assistant coach Mike McQueary listens on the sidelines during an NCAA college football game against Eastern Michigan in State College, Pa. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar) Editor's note: This column was revised and updated to include ESPN The Magazine … Read More
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Sochi photo coverage takes 'patience, planning, logistics'

Harry Walker, photo director at McClatchy-Tribune Information Services, has a unique vantage point overseeing MCT's visual coverage of the Olympic Games. Raised in Savannah, Ga., Walker graduated from Morehouse College in 1980. He started his photojournalism career at The Columbus Dispatch, where he worked from 1988 until 1992. Before joining MCT, he worked as features and weekend photo editor at … Read More
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