Episode 6: ESPN – Social Media and Production

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To serve sports fans, anytime, anywhere, is the mission of ESPN. The go-to stop for all sports coverage, we sit down with two ESPN employees, Jett Watkins, Social Media Specialist II, and Sania Blu, Production Assistant at ESPN Next, who share that it is not all about the final score, but the stories that EPSN tells. We hear about how ESPN handles breaking news, like when Tom Brady announced he was retiring, tips on how you can improve your content skills, and the different job areas you get to work in when you join the ESPN Next program.

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Voices Unidas: Meet Edwin Roman

Headshot of Edwin Roman, Text: Voices Unidas Edwin Roman Senior Director, Brand Strategy & Content Insights ESPN

Hear from Edwin as he shares how he has been able to promote and celebrate his Hispanic culture and seen sports as a unifier in bringing people together.

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Media Magic: Inspiring Connections and Careers at NABJ-NAHJ 2022

ABC News President Kim Godwin presents at the Opening Ceremony of NABJ-NAHJ 2022

After several years of virtual attendance, The Walt Disney Company was excited to be back in person at the 2022 NABJ-NAHJ Convention and Career Fair in Las Vegas, Nevada! Not only was this year significant because of the ability to once again be in person, but also because for the first time several Disney businesses teamed up under The Walt Disney Company banner to jointly participate as a titanium-level sponsor of this year’s conference. Segments including ESPN, ABC News, ABC Owned Television Stations and Disney Parks, Experiences and Products had a presence at the conference.

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ESPN Powers the First Black Sports Business Symposium

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This past June, ESPN was excited to encourage, support and even maybe make those dreams come true at the first-ever Black Sports Business Symposium powered by ESPN, an annual event that unites, cultivates, illuminates, and celebrates Black professionals and students in the sports business industry at all career levels. The symposium serves as the number-one destination for Black talent acquisition, engagement, and development within professional sports, spanning leagues, teams, agencies, and beyond.

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With Fifty/50 Initiative, ESPN Honors the 50th Anniversary of Title IX and Supports Girls’ Access to Sports

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It was 50 years ago when 37 words forever changed the future for girls and women in education and sports. The passage of Title IX was a landmark law that banned sex discrimination in all education programs and activities—including sports—that received federal funds. Hear how ESPN and The Walt Disney Company are celebrating this important milestone through the Fifty/50 Initiative, highlighting the civil rights journey of women across the sports and cultural landscape.

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Employees and Cast Members Create Magic for Athletes at Special Olympics USA Games

Disney employees at the 2022 Special Olympics

The 2022 Special Olympics USA Games Orlando took place at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World, where more than 5,500 athletes and coaches from all 50 states and the Caribbean came together for a week of competition, social inclusion, teamwork, sportsmanship, and fun. Learn how the Games brought employees from across The Walt Disney Company together, to deliver magic and inspiration to athletes of all abilities.

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Celebrating our Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution AANHPI Community

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We’re continuing the celebration by shining a light on our employees across our Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution (DMED) segment, which is responsible for the distribution of our stories, including through our streaming services and TV networks. Hear from our DMED colleagues about their careers at Disney, their experiences in Disney’s AANHPI community, and the advice they have for the next generation of storytellers.

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