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.
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
Conceptual Framework for Sports Media in the 21st Century: Content, Platform, Media System, and Political System
Alternative Telecasts and the Ongoing Fracturing of Sports Television
How Newspapers Can Get Inspired by The Athletic
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mary Lou Sheffer, University of Southern Mississippi
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
JSM Article Receives Award
"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).
"Gender Bias in Sports-Media Analytics" (Vol. 11 No. 2, 2016)
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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