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 17, Number 1 (Spring 2022)
The Fantasy Sport Context: Altering the Uses and Gratification of Sports Fandom
Brody James Ruihley, Nicholas Buzzelli, and Andrew Billings
Damaged Goods? Perspectives on the Dehumanization of NFL Players by Fan Typology
Brian Moritz and Jason Zenor
The Emergence of the Asian American Sporting Body: Michael Chang and Model Minority Discourse in the Post-Reagan Era
Sang Uk Joo
“It’s Impossible”: Local Sports Broadcasters and the Prospect of Motherhood
Kevin Hull, Miles Romney, Kirstin Pellizzaro, and Denetra Walker
Naked Function, Athletic Form: Acceptable Sexuality and the Myth of Empowerment in ESPN’s Body Issue
Vincent C. Peña and Alex Scott
NFL Player Protests, Corporate Social Responsibility, and Diversion in Sports Crisis.
Virginia Harrison and Sara Erlichman
Nation Branding Through Olympics: Evidence from the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics
Eyun-Jung Ki, Ziyuan Zhou, and Jeyoung Oh
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
Glenn Cummins, Texas Tech University
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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