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 16, Number 2 (Fall 2021)
Contents


An Offside Story: The Israeli Periphery in Sports Films
Orr Levental

Expecting Victory Due to TV or Identity?: An Examination of the Influence of Media Consumption and Social Identification on Game Expectations
Natalie Brown-Devlin and Michael B. Devlin

Shifting the Coverage: Understanding Why Reporting and Attitudes Changed About the NFL and Player Safety
David Cassilo

Multiscreen Football Enjoyment: Uses and Gratifications for Media Consumption of the National Football League
Melvin Lewis, J. C. Abdallah, Kenon Brown, and Andrew Billings

Understanding How Consumers Perceive Brand Personality Through Sports Sponsorship
Po-Lin Pan, Joe Phua, and Chang Wan Woo

The “Mighty Kacy” Effect?: American Ninja Warrior and the Elevation of Women Athletes
Kevin Hull, Andrew Billings, and Lauren Schwartz

The Big Assist: Exploring Nonprofit Practitioner Beliefs About Sport CSR Relationships
Melanie Formentin, Denise S. Bortree, and Nahyun Kim

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

Glenn Cummins, Texas Tech University 

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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