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The Role of Sport Journalists During Crisis Events in Sport

Nicholson, Matthew and Stewart, Robert (2006) The Role of Sport Journalists During Crisis Events in Sport. Sporting Traditions, 22 (2). pp. 31-47. ISSN 0813-2577

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Abstract

Journalists have become an integral component of the sport system. At the same time, the role of the sport journalist has become an increasingly complex, particularly since sport entered a period of hyper-commercialisation, in which the interests of business, sport and the media have become fused in a web of mutual promotional benefit. It is now often unclear just what the sport journalist's primary responsibility is. On one hand they may be employed to objectively report the facts to the public, while on the other they may be asked to selectively promote those sports in which the media organisations and their sponsors have a financial and emotional stake.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: ResPubID11474, role of sport journalists, business interests, media, promotion, sponsors
Subjects: Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Management and Information Systems
FOR Classification > 1605 Policy and Administration
FOR Classification > 2001 Communication and Media Studies
FOR Classification > 1699 Other Studies in Human Society
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Depositing User: VUIR
Date Deposited: 19 Aug 2011 04:47
Last Modified: 19 Aug 2011 04:47
URI: http://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/3055
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