The Role of Sport Journalists During Crisis Events in Sport

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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

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
URI https://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/3055
Official URL http://www.la84foundation.org/5va/trad_frmst.htm
Subjects Historical > Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Management and Information Systems
Current > FOR Classification > 1605 Policy and Administration
Current > FOR Classification > 2001 Communication and Media Studies
Current > FOR Classification > 1699 Other Studies in Human Society
Keywords ResPubID11474, role of sport journalists, business interests, media, promotion, sponsors
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