Across all media - print, broadcast as well as online - sports journalism has come to occupy an increasingly visible space. Sports Journalism: Media, Sports and Society looks at the institutional, cultural, and economic environment and provides an invaluable overview of contemporary sports journalism across all media forms. This book offers a unique and up-to-date in-depth analysis of Sports Journalism as organized, produced, and consumed.

Engaging with Sports Journalism: Context and Issues

Engaging with Sports Journalism: Context and Issues

Engaging with sports journalism: Context and issues

‘What a wonderful life you enjoy’, sports journalists are often told by people in the pub.

Michael Henderson ‘Why I dread a summer of sport’, The Observer Sports Monthly, May (2004), No. 51

This reluctance to take sports journalism seriously produces the paradoxical outcome that sports newspaper writers are much read but little admired.

David Rowe (1999: 36) Sport, Culture and the Media.

Sports journalism is largely absent from histories of journalism in the UK. This chapter examines previous writing on sports journalism and looks at how this area of journalism has been positioned within the hierarchy of journalistic practice. It is also interested in identifying the wider discourses associated with how we think about, and ...

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