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 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 2 (Fall 2020)
SPECIAL ISSUE: The Future of Sports Media in the Digital Age

Special Issue Introduction: The Future of Sports Media in the Digital Age
Jennifer L. Harker and Michael Mirer

Grasping at Straws or Hitting a Home Run: Can Sports-Only Become Legacy Media’s “Golden Ticket” to Digital Subscribers?
Jennifer L. Harker and Michael Mirer

New Media, Old Ways: An Analysis of Sports Media’s Depiction of Female Athletes on Instagram and Snapchat
Mary Lou Sheffer

Do Women Get Wings? Representation of Female Action-Sports Athletes in Red Bull Media House Coverage
Charli C. Kerns and Erin Whiteside

Digital First: The Push to Move Traditional Content Online
Timothy Mirabito

Conceptual Framework for Sports Media in the 21st Century: Content, Platform, Media System, and Political System
Sarah Wolter

Alternative Telecasts and the Ongoing Fracturing of Sports Television
Branden Buehler

Editorial
How Newspapers Can Get Inspired by The Athletic
Benoit Delhauteur

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.

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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).

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Reading List: Social Media

As online communities continue to widen their reach, so too does our list of peer-reviewed articles on various subjects including Journalism, Communal Narrative, Activism, Marketing, and Image Rehabilitation.

Reading List: Sexual and Gender-Based Violence

This reading list is full of academic articles for both instructors & students seeking peer-reviewed materials on Rape Culture, Sexual Help, Models of Resistance, and other areas of study.

Reading List: Sports-Related Controversies, Social Issues, and Scandals

This sprawling list includes peer-reviewed articles on subjects as diverse as the fields of play they revolve around, including Violence in Sports, Gambling & Game Fixing, Drugs & Banned Substances, Mascots & Offensive Imagery, and other controversies.

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