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Sports Media Roundtable with John Ourand and Chad Finn & Caps beat writer Isabelle Khurshudyan with Richard Deitsch


Episode 10 of the Sports Media podcast with Richard Deitsch features a roundtable with Sports Business Daily media writer John Ourand and Boston Globe media writer Chad Finn, and a one-on-one conversation with Washington Post Capitals reporter Isabelle Khurshudyan. In this podcast, Ourand and Finn discusses the 2026 World Cup being awarded to the U.S., Canada and Mexico and what that means for English-speaking rights-holder Fox Sports; the impact of Fox Sports getting the 2026 tournament without an open bid; the perception of Fox Sports when it comes to its golf and global soccer coverage; Comcast’s attempts for the assets owned by 21st Century Fox and what that would mean for two dozen regional sports networks owned by Fox Sports; the 2018 NBA Finals viewership; what the NBA offseason means for interest in the sport among rightsholders; whether LeBron James will head to Boston, and much more. Khurshudyan discusses covering a Stanley Cup champion; why the Caps celebration has gone national; how much being fluent in Russian has helped her covering the NHL; the meaning of the Washington Post having six women leading beats in the sports department; whether it was intimidating to join the Post as an intern; translating Russian television for Post editor Marty Baron; how she procured an assignment to work in in the Moscow Bureau of the Washington Post; her story from Moscow on the #MeToo movement being mocked in Russia because of deeply patriarchal attitudes and the country’s domestic violence legislation, and much more. You can subscribe to this podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Stitcher and more

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