The Role of Sport Journalists During Crisis Events in Sport

Full text for this resource is not available from the Research Repository.

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


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
Official URL
Subjects Historical > Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Management and Information Systems
Historical > FOR Classification > 1605 Policy and Administration
Historical > FOR Classification > 2001 Communication and Media Studies
Historical > FOR Classification > 1699 Other Studies in Human Society
Keywords ResPubID11474, role of sport journalists, business interests, media, promotion, sponsors
Download/View statistics View download statistics for this item

Search Google Scholar

Repository staff login