The Journal of Sports Media provides a broad-based exploration of sports media in terms of their practices, value, and effect on the culture as a whole. The journal features scholarly articles, essays, book reviews, and reports on major conferences and seminars. 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.
The most recent issues features articles on interactive media and sports journalists, NFL agenda-setting in relation to programming, the birth of national sports coverage at the New York Herald with its use of the telegraph to report America’s first “championship” boxing match in 1849, and an essay on developing a sports media mafor.
The journal is available online fat the Annenberg Libary webpage.