ESPN’s Female Journalists on the NFL and Domestic Abuse
ESPN has provided thought-provoking content by female journalists on the NFL and surrounding domestic abuse allegations.
- Jane McManus made the case for making domestic violence part of the collective bargaining agreement.
- Mina Kimes made the business case for why the NFL can’t overlook its female fan base.
- Sarah Spain explained why domestic violence is not a private matter.
- Kate Fagan reported on what the NFL is doing behind-the-scenes and privately to address the issue with its athletes.
- Kate Fagan: Ravens Fans Wear Ray Rice Jerseys (video)
- Kate Fagan: Game Over for Goodell? (video)
- Jemele Hill on Mike & Mike reacting to Rice Apology (audio)
- Jane McManus: “The NFL’s Domestic Violence Problem”
- Jane McManus: “What We Have Learned from Ray Rice Case”
- Jane McManus: McManus on NFL Investigation (video)
- Jane McManus: The Real Reason Why Ray Rice Should Have Been Suspended Indefinitely
- Sarah Spain joins Olbermann (video)
- Sarah Spain: “Female Senators Seek Zero Tolerance”
- Louisa Thomas: “Together We Make Football”
- Allison McCann: “The NFL’s Uneven History of Punishing Domestic Violence”
Hannah Storm’s “What Does the NFL Stand For?” Essay (09/14/14)
espnW Presents: The State of the NFL on ESPN Radio: On Tuesday, Sept. 16, espnW and ESPN Radio collaborated on a two-hour roundtable discussion, The State of the NFL, hosted by Jemele Hill, co-hosted by Cari Champion and featuring espnW voices Jane McManus, Kate Fagan and Sarah Spain. Roundtable: Kate Fagan, Melissa Isaacson and Sarah Spain discuss the current state of the NFL and changes that the league has been making in light of dealing with multiple domestic violence cases.
ESPN’s coverage by its female journalists has garnered attention and plaudits from other news outlets and journalists:
- New York Times: In Coverage of N.F.L Scandals, Female Voices Puncture the Din
- National Public Radio: For Women in Sports TV, a Seat at the Table
- ESPN Ombudsman: ESPN flexes journalistic muscle on Rice
Highlights from Kate Fagan, Suzy Kolber and Jane McManus on ESPN:
ESPN’s female journalists are the leading experts on the topic, offering their perspectives to other news organizations:
- National Public Radio: NFL Commissioner on Controversial Suspension: ‘I Didn’t Get it Right’ (Jane McManus)
- NewsNation with Tamron Hall (MSNBC): NFL is in reactionary mode (Kate Fagan)
- The Lead with Jake Tapper (CNN): Ravens owner: ESPN report on Rice video is untrue (Kate Fagan)
ESPN’s Jane McManus, a current NFL reporter and espnW columnist shared her background on reporting on domestic abuse issues with ESPN Front Row.