Journalism On Display: Social Reaction To ESPN’s Storytelling
On Sept. 24, 2018, the Philadelphia Flyers unleashed their new mascot into the world – and Gritty was not an immediate board-smashing success. But it only took 24 hours for things to change.
ESPN NHL analyst Barry Melrose profiled Gritty for E:60 and viewers shared their reactions to that feature and other ESPN stories below.
"In the first 24 hours, we all thought we were going to lose our jobs."
The story… of Gritty. As told by @ESPN https://t.co/sgKk88uWCk
— Jamie Apody (@JamieApody) September 26, 2019
Nice story on Fred Hoiberg and Nebraska basketball from @MedcalfByESPN – wild to think of people raving about basketball facilities in Lincoln when I spent all that time at the Devaney.https://t.co/RkdjWBOpSn
— Mike Schaefer (@mikejschaefer) September 26, 2019
.@JustinTinsley did a deep dive on O.J.’s Twitter feed so you don’t have to. @TheUndefeated https://t.co/XMy6KhdN9i
— Steve Reiss (@StephenReiss) September 27, 2019
ICYMI, this ESPN feature that aired yesterday on #Texans QB Deshaun Watson's offseason globetrotting is worth the watch.https://t.co/YZuySC8OOV
— Greg Rajan (@GregRajan) September 23, 2019
Whether you like or fear Gritty (and having both feelings is possible), this is a neat peek behind the curtain of the mascot-creation process. https://t.co/Y5b8KAA65w
— Brian Sandler (@_BrianSandler) September 24, 2019
– Molly Mita