It’s already in progress, but ESPN.com is hosting a chat with John Walsh, executive vice president and executive editor of ESPN.

According to the chat description,this is the first of regular ESPN.com chats with the editorial decision-makers at the network, and coincides with the introduction of formalized Editorial Guidelines for Standards and Practices at ESPN.

The chatters, who have have likely been chomping at the bit to communicate directly with ESPN management, aren’t shying away from Walsh.

Timothy Jones (Chicago, IL)

While I appreciate the unique knowledge that a former professional athlete can bring to a discussion, I feel ESPN has gone a little overboard in this respect. Is there an equal desire/commitment to nurturing true journalists? Read more