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April 14, 2014

An Overview of ESPN's Digital Media Associates Program for Young Professionals

By Sheldon Spencer, ESPN
ESPNCareers.com is the place to jumpstart your job search and find careers in a variety of fields at “The Worldwide Leader in Sports.” But if you’re specifically interested in the digital media industry, ESPN’s Digital Media Associates (DMA) program might be a perfect fit for your professional aspirations.
March 17, 2014

ESPN's 'Sport Science' and 'Nightline' Team Up on the Sidelines

By Sheldon Spencer, ESPN
Michigan State head coach Tom Izzo leads his team into the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament Championship on Thursday as the East Region’s No. 4 seed. His Spartans will meet No. 13-seed Delaware in Spokane, Washington, to begin their quest to reach the Final Four. What kind of stress does a coach like Izzo endure during a game? ESPN’s "Sport Science" and ABC’s "Nightline" asked that question and worked together – with Izzo’s cooperation – to get answers.
February 11, 2014

Celebrating 10 Years of ESPN Deportes

By Sheldon Spencer, ESPN
With a decade of record-breaking growth and millions of fans in the U.S., the ESPN Spanish-language network continues its commitment to creating high-quality, culturally relevant content. From print and television to radio and digital, ESPN Deportes is the sports news and information hub for Latino sports fans.
January 28, 2014

ESPN's 'Jimmy V Week' Raises $1.8 Million for Cancer Research

By Sheldon Spencer, ESPN
For the past seven years, ESPN has stood alongside The V Foundation and supported the renowned organization’s mission to fight cancer and find a cure for the devastating disease.
January 14, 2014

ESPN Welcomes a New Building on Campus

By Sheldon Spencer, ESPN
When ESPN founder Bill Rasmussen purchased property in Bristol, Connecticut, for its 1979 launch, the site measured less than acre. Today, ESPN’s headquarters stretches 123 acres, including 36 in Southington, Connecticut.
Topics: ESPN
December 26, 2013

All-New 'SportsCenter' App Scores with Sports Fans and Users

By Sheldon Spencer, ESPN
Just last month, the ESPN Digital Media team launched an all-new "SportsCenter" app for both iOS and Android smartphones.
December 18, 2013

Disney Secures Movie Rights to Jesse Owens Book Authored by ESPN's Jeremy Schaap

By Sheldon Spencer, ESPN
One of the Company’s own is providing the source material for another addition to its rich sports film library. Disney has secured the movie rights to ESPN reporter and E:60 national correspondent Jeremy Schaap’s 2007 book about Olympic Games legend Jesse Owens.
December 11, 2013

ESPN Supports Cancer Research Through its Seventh Annual 'Jimmy V Week'

By Sheldon Spencer, ESPN

I am honored to work for a network that continuously gives back to important causes and charities, especially to The V Foundation, an organization dedicated to saving lives by helping find a cure for cancer in memory of North Carolina State basketball coach and former ESPN analyst, Jim Valvano.

October 15, 2013

ABC News Anchor Bob Woodruff to Appear in a Special Feature on ESPN's 'E:60'

By Sheldon Spencer, ESPN
Just last week, the Company announced ABC News Anchor Bob Woodruff as the keynote speaker at Disney’s first-ever Veterans Institute. During the complimentary, daylong workshop—taking place November 14 at Walt Disney World Resort—Bob will join hundreds of companies as they learn how to build their own veteran-hiring programs. We’re only a couple of weeks away from the event, but Bob’s making a special appearance on tonight’s "E:60," ESPN’s newsmagazine, on ESPN (7 p.m. ET).
September 30, 2013

Behind the Scenes of the New 'Monday Night Football' Open

By Sheldon Spencer, ESPN

In the 44-year history of Monday Night Football (MNF) on ABC and ESPN, few teams excelled on the national stage like the Raiders of the 1970s and 80s. "It, for us, was kind of magical. For years, we dominated "Monday Night Football," Tom Flores, who led the Silver and Black to a 14–4 record on MNF during his 1979–87 tenure as Raiders head coach, says.