Reports: ESPN Cleans Up Its Bizarre Sourcing PolicyJohn Koblin4/17/13 1:25pmFiled to: espnespn sourcesmedianews11EditPromoteShare to KinjaToggle Conversation toolsGo to permalinkESPN has had a rough time with attributing stories properly. Another outlet with an exclusive suddenly transforms into "reports" or "sources" on ESPN or ESPN.com. This isn't very polite, and competitors understandably have been cranky about the practice in the past. Just look at this, or this, or this, or this, or this, or this. The only policy that ESPN had about crediting competitors was described by former morning SportsCenter guy Josh Elliott, who said that producers freely stole other people's reporting.