Journal of Sports Media

Journal of Sports Media

Edited by Mary Lou Sheffer
Founding Editor, Brad Schultz

ISSN 1558-4313

eISSN 1940-5073

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The official journal of the Sports Communication Interest Group of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication.

The Journal of Sports Media is a response to the undeniable influence of sports media on contemporary culture and the growing interest in the field as an area of study and research. It provides a broad-based exploration of the field and promotes a greater understanding of sports media in terms of their practices, value, and effect on the culture as a whole. The journal features scholarly articles, essays, and book reviews. While the majority of the articles are academic in nature, it also includes articles from industry leaders and sports media figures on topics appealing to a non-academic audience.

Table Of Contents

Volume 15, Number 1 (2020)

Programming-Based Intervention: A Cross-Cultural Examination of the Role of Nonviolent Mediated Sports Content on Youth-Aggression Reduction
Joon-ho Kang, Choong Hoon Lim, Evan L. Frederick, Sang Keon Yoo, and Paul M. Pedersen

Journalism or Public Relations? Coverage of Sports Teams in High School Journalism Programs
Kevin Hull and Bradley Wilson

“So You Want to Be an Ultimate Fighter?” The Commodification of Masculinity in the Inaugural Season of The Ultimate Fighter
Jared V. Walters

“I Got Beat, and He Deserves to Win”: Image Repair Strategies Used by Athletes Who Lost Big Games
Michael Ostrowsky and Kevin Stein

“The Man South Africa Forgot”: Media Construction and Redemption of Postapartheid Hero Josia Thugwane
Travis R. Bell and Roxane Coche

Submissions & Book Reviews

Statement of Publishing Ethics


JSM invites submissions of original manuscripts focused on theoretical and practical research of sports media across a variety of journalistic disciplines using a range of scientific approaches.

JSM follows the style guidelines outlined in the latest edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association. Manuscripts should be submitted electronically via http://www.editorialmanager.com/jsm.  With your submission please include an abstract and a brief bio.Submissions, in total, should not exceed 35 manuscript pages. Note that all manuscripts are subject to peer review and those under review for publication in other titles will not be considered for inclusion in JSM.

Questions regarding JSM should be addressed to Dr. Mary Lou Sheffer at sheffer27@yahoo.com.

Submissions

Editorial Board

Founding Editor

Brad Schultz


Editor-in-Chief

Mary Lou Sheffer, University of Southern Mississippi


Editorial Board

Andy Billings, University of Alabama

John Fortunato, Fordham University

John Carvalho, Auburn University

Stephen McDaniel, University of Maryland

Lawrence Wenner, Loyola-Marymount University

Michael Butterworth, Bowling Green State University

Jeffrey Kassing, Arizona State University

Bryan Denham, Clemson University

John Spinda, Clemson University

Ted Kian, Oklahoma State University

Raymond Schuck, Bowling Green State University Firelands

Announcements

JSM Article Receives Award
(October 2020)

"Better Than Steph Curry and More Profitable Than LeBron James: An Analysis of LaVar Ball's Agenda Building of the Ball Brothers" by Melvin L. Williams and Matthew J. Cotton was named the 2020 Outstanding Scholarly Article by the African-American Communication and Culture Division of the National Communication Association. The article appeared in Journal of Sports Media Volume 14, nos. 1-2 (2019).

Featured Articles

New and Notable from Journal of Sports Media

"Better Than Steph Curry and More Profitable Than LeBron James: An Analysis of LaVar Ball's Agenda Building of the Ball Brothers"  by Melvin L. Williams and Matthew J. Cotton (Vol. 14, No. 1-2)was named the 2020 Outstanding Scholarly Article by the African-American Communication and Culture Division of the National Communication Association. 

Sponsoring Society

The Journal of Sports Media has been selected by the Sports Communication Interest Group of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication as its official journal. Members of the group receive access to the electronic version of the journal as a benefit of membership.

The group supports AEJMC members who are scholars and teachers of sports-related courses, including those in the areas of journalism, broadcasting, advertising/marketing, and sports information/public relations with a balanced agenda that focuses on teaching, scholarship, and issues of professional freedom and responsibility.

For more information, visit https://www.aejmc.org/home/about/groups/interest-groups/

Resources

Syllabus Builder: Social Media

Our Syllabus Builder resource sheets are intended to assist instructors looking for supplemental materials and students seeking ideas for research papers by providing links to a variety of peer-reviewed articles online.

Syllabus Builder: Sexual and Gender-Based Violence

Our Syllabus Builder resource sheets are intended to assist instructors looking for supplemental materials and students seeking ideas for research papers by providing links to a variety of peer-reviewed articles online.

Syllabus Builder: Sports-Related Controversies, Social Issues, and Scandals

Our Syllabus Builder resource sheets are intended to assist instructors looking for supplemental materials and students seeking ideas for research papers by providing links to a variety of peer-reviewed articles online.

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