Wright Thompson has written memorable profiles on both Michael Jordan and Johnny Manziel.
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In this episode of the SI Media Podcast, Richard Deitsch interviews ESPN senior writer Wright Thompson.

By The SI Staff
July 03, 2015

Welcome to the ninth episode of the SI Media Podcast with Richard Deitsch. In this podcast, which will be published weekly, Deitsch will interview members of the sports media about their work, and interesting people about the sports media.

This week the guest is Wright Thompson, a senior writer for ESPN.com and ESPN The Magazine. In the podcast Thompson discusses how and why he chooses his stories, how to report a profile subject, the process of interviewing Michael Jordan and Johnny Manziel, why he opted to close his Twitter account, the competition that exists among ESPN writers and whether a sports writer has a finite amount of words within him or her, among other topics.

Be sure to check back each week in Deitsch's media column for the latest episode. A reminder: you can subscribe to the podcast on iTunes, and you can view all of SI's podcasts here.

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