ESPN’s “Journalism Showcase” – October 13, 2017
ESPN The Magazine’s Wayne Drehs discusses the impact that E:60’s “Ray of Hope” made when the story was first told 10 years ago. On Tuesday night’s anniversary special, (8 p.m. ET on ESPN) E:60 revisits the story of former UNC mascot Jason Ray and speaks to some of the people who were directly impacted by his decision to become an organ donor. Drehs’ written story will be available on ESPN.com on Monday.
Molly Mita and David Scott produced the video at the top of the post.
- For ESPN The Magazine, Baxter Holmes details Golden State’s rise from Steve Kerr’s play-diagramming in an airport bar to NBA Champions.
- The Undefeated’s Jason Reid examines how a hard-line stance by NFL players may help move conversations in a more productive direction.
- espnW’s Aishwarya Kumar tells the inspiring story of an Indian surfer named Tanvi Jagadish who is working to change the perception of what women can achieve in her country.
- E:60’s “The Number” took home an Edward R. Murrow award this week for best sports reporting. Tom Rinaldi, the reporter on the piece, and producers Ben Houser and Dan Lindberg accepted the award on Monday night. This Murrow Award is E:60’s ninth since the show launched in 2007. The show celebrates its 10-year anniversary with a special on Tuesday night at 8 p.m. on ESPN.