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Bleav in The Media Guide

The Media Guide hosted by Stu Hothem is a podcast that features guests and full encompassing analysis on sports media.

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The State and Pace of Baseball

As Major League Baseball celebrates Jackie Robinson Day this week, we remember another milestone anniversary from last week, the first celebration of Hank Aaron’s 715th home run after his passing. We also highlight the final event in Seton Hall University’s three-part Black History Month Sports Media Panel Series. Co-hosted by renowned broadcast journalist and Hall … Continued

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ESPN Megacasts Its New NFL Deal

On the eve of March Madness, the NFL announced long-term media distribution agreements with Amazon, CBS, FOX, NBC, and ESPN/ABC. Disney returns to the Super Bowl rotation and adds additional rights. Jimmy Pitaro, chairman of ESPN and sports content; Burke Magnus, ESPN executive vice president of programming and original content; and Hans Schroeder, executive vice … Continued

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March Madness: Back Home Again in Indiana

CBS and Turner begin a unique NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship in Indianapolis, and the lead team — Jim Nantz, Bill Raftery, Grant Hill, and Tracy Wolfson – share special memories of past tournaments in Indiana. Nantz suggests the one-city, one-tournament model might continue beyond 2021, and studio analyst Candace Parker agrees. Fellow analysts … Continued

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NCAA Athletes, Black Livelihoods Matter

This month, Seton Hall University’s College of Communication and The Arts and the Stillman School of Business convened a Black History Month Sports Media Panel Series, hosted by ESPN legend Bob Ley and “Baseball America” editor and publisher B.J. Schecter. The first panel on diversity and inclusion featured Peacock’s “Brother from Another” host Michael Smith, … Continued

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Stu Hothem

Stu Hothem has covered some of the biggest events in sports across TV, radio and the web. As a researcher with ABC, CBS and ESPN, he worked on the Super Bowl, Olympics, World Cup and X Games. At FOXSports.com, he integrated content and interactive features with FOX Sports broadcast and cable programming. He managed the editorial team at NASCAR.com and also worked in the sanctioning body’s integrated marketing communications department. His professional career began at WFAN, the nation’s first all-sports radio station, following his time at the Rutgers radio station as a play-by-play announcer, talk-show host and general manager.