ESPN.com is the sports news website of ESPN Inc, a multimnational sports media company. It is owned by the Walt Disney Company and Hearst Communications.
A June 2021 independent review conducted by a Center-rated AllSides staffer found that when ESPN does stray from sports coverage, it sometimes exhibits a left-of-center bias in story choice and subjective framing within news articles. Social justice and racial equality are occasional themes in ESPN content, in addition to sports news. Rarely, if ever, does ESPN publish content that outwardly favors a right-of-center point of view. Previously, ESPN had been in our system as Not Rated.