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Journalism On Display: Social Reaction To ESPN’s Storytelling

Gritty and Barry Melrose are a couple of characters.

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.

– Molly Mita

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