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.

Sports Journalism and the Print Media Tradition

Sports Journalism and the Print Media Tradition

Sports journalism and the print media tradition

Once we were kings. A long time ago, in the stogie-fumed golden era of what is, essentially, a minor American art form, our predecessors illuminated the big papers in every town from New York to San Francisco. They had elegance. They had dignity. They had an audience.

Tom Humphries (2003: 3) Laptop Dancing and the Nanny Goat Mambo: A Sportswriter's Year, Pocket Books/Townhouse: Dublin.

The production of sports journalism is characterized by relatively fixed organizational structures and a professional culture similar to but distinct from journalism in general.

Rod Brookes (2002: 39) Representing Sport, Arnold: London.

When a sportswriter stops making heroes out of athletes, it's time to get out of the business.

Grantland Rice, Sportswriter, quoted ...

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