02/24/2011 04:56 pm ET Updated May 25, 2011

ESPN Hires Poynter Institute As New Ombudsman

ESPN and The Poynter Institute today announced a new step in media transparency--The Poynter Review Project--in which a panel of Poynter faculty will review ESPN content across all platforms and publicly comment on ESPN's efforts. This will include monthly essays and additional timely responses as issues arise. The group also will address fan concerns during its 18-month tenure. The commentaries will be posted on, beginning with an introductory column in March.

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