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Sports Media

Transformation, Integration, Consumption, 1st Edition

Edited by Andrew C. Billings


232 pages

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Looking toward a future with increasingly hybridized media offerings, Sports Media: Transformation, Integration, Consumption examines sports media scholarship and its role in facilitating understanding of the increasingly complex world of sports media. Acknowledging that consumer demand for sports media content has influenced nearly every major technology innovation of the past several decades, chapters included herein assess existing scholarship while positing important future questions about the role sports media will play in the daily lives of sports fans worldwide. Contributions from well-known scholars are supplemented by work from younger researchers doing new work in this area.

Developed for the Broadcast Education Association's Electronic Media Research series, this volume will be required reading for graduate and undergraduate students in media, communication, sociology, marketing, and sports management, and will serve as a valuable reference for future research in sports media.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1

Keeping Score: Reflections and Suggestions for Scholarship on Sports and Media

Chapter 2

Theorizing the Sports-Television Dream Marriage: Why Sports Fit Television So Well

Chapter 3

The Power of a Fragmented Collective: Radical Pluralist Feminism and Technologies of the Self in the Sports Blogosphere

Chapter 4

Mocking the Fan for Fun and Profit: Sports Dirt, Fanship Identity, and Commercial Narratives

Chapter 5

Fair Ball?: Exploring the Relationship between Media Sports and Viewer Morality

Chapter 6

Sports Media: Beyond Broadcasting, Beyond Sports, Beyond Societies?

Chapter 7

Tweets and Blogs: Transformative, Adversarial, and Integrative Developments in Sports Media

Chapter 8

From Analysis to Aggression. The Nature of Fan Emotion, Cognition, and Behavior in Internet Sports Communities

Chapter 9

The Less You Say: An Initial Study of Gender Coverage in Sports on Twitter

Chapter 10

Sport, Identities, and Consumption: The Construction of Sport at

Chapter 11

Reaction Time: Assessing the Record and Advancing a Future of Sports Media Scholarship

About the Editor

Andrew C. Billings holds the Ronald Reagan Chair of Broadcasting in the College of Communication at the University of Alabama. He studies sports communication and mass media, particularly focusing on the portrayal of identity within televised sport.

About the Series

Electronic Media Research Series

In 2008, the Broadcast Education Association initiated a new program promotion original research. The result was the creation of the BEA Research Symposium and publications. The purpose of the BEA Symposium is as a catalyst for future research. It honors leading scholars of the discipline and features their work along with new and upcoming scholarship. The Electronic Media Research Series was established in 2010. Along with the BEA Research Symposium Series, this series provides keystone research texts for those researching with the discipline. It will bring the reader up to-date relative to the topics and it reflect the current work within the field as well as providing a comprehensive bibliography and index, facilitating further research.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Communication Studies
SPORTS & RECREATION / Sociology of Sports