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Samuel M. Clevenger, Oliver Rick, and Jacob Bustad

COVID-19 has underscored what we already should have known: that “there are forces that cannot be domesticated … the Anthropocene is biting back” ( Gee & Anguiano, 2020 , para. 2). Based on the recent media coverage on sport during the pandemic, however, COVID-19 has not inspired a widespread

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Tywan G. Martin, Jessica Wallace, Young Ik Suh, Kysha Harriell, and Justin Tatman

A number of media reports have surfaced over the last couple of years citing many concerns about sport-related concussion (SRC) and its short- and long-term consequences. In particular, American football has received a significant amount of media coverage in this area. Published empirical studies

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Dunja Antunovic and Andrea Bundon

in media coverage (see Cherney et al., 2015 ; Rees et al., 2019 ). The Paralympic Games have evolved into a global, elite sporting mega event with an audience of over 250 million people on digital platforms ( Annual Report, 2018 ), yet sports media have not embraced the Paralympics and disability

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Stacey Pope, Rachel Allison, and Kate Petty

more positive media coverage of women’s football in the United Kingdom. They argue that there may be an emerging “new age” of media coverage of women’s sport, signaling a more optimistic future direction. This article builds upon and advances this work through a longitudinal study, analyzing the

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Eleanor Crabill, Callie Maddox, and Adam Beissel

questioned the validity of the promises made within the bid. In this paper, we critically examine the discourses and narratives circulating in Australia and New Zealand online news media coverage of the As One 2023 bid during the competitive bid process for the 2023 FWWC. More specifically, we explore how

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Eileen Díaz McConnell, Neal Christopherson, and Michelle Janning

developments suggest that women’s soccer accounts for a larger share of the sport space in 2019 compared with 1999. Research on media coverage of the 1999 Women’s World Cup showed contradictory messages surrounding women and sport, constructing certain gender ideologies that likely contributed to the

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Bo Li, Olan K.M. Scott, Stirling Sharpe, and Qian Zhong

( Haridakis, 2010 ). In addition, media coverage of sporting events can also influence fans’ attitudes and highlight one’s in-group membership. For example, the media can frame a rivalry differently between two national teams in their coverage (e.g.,  Fan et al., 2020 ; Li et al., 2019 ). Public Opinion of

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David Cassilo and Danielle Sarver Coombs

Framing To examine the media coverage of mega-events, media framing is an appropriate theoretical approach. Media framing was derived from the work of Goffman ( 1974 ), who approached the idea from a sociological perspective and described the process as when an individual chooses certain aspects of a

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Brigid McCarthy

This discussion illustrates how fans of women’s artistic gymnastics have used rapidly innovating platforms for user-generated content to create and access sporting information. In doing so, these fans are contributing to the formation of rich collective intelligences around the sport and how these new-media texts are beginning to affect mainstream sports media coverage. Using gymnastics fandom as an example, this discussion demonstrates how online culture has become a prime outlet for those with niche sporting interests. These new-media forms such as blogs, video platforms, and message boards augment and act as supplements to the mainstream sports media coverage, as well as expanding the kinds of information sports fans now can access in this enriched information environment.

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Mary Jo Kane

This study examined the impact of Title IX on media coverage given to female athletes to determine if there has been a shift away from negative social stereotypes traditionally associated with women’s sports participation toward a more socially accepting view of the female athlete. A content analysis of feature articles within 1,228 issues of Sports Illustrated was undertaken for the years 1964-1987. These represented three 8-year time spans before (1964-71), during (1972-79), and after (1980-87) Title IX. In order to assess whether attitudes have changed toward female athletes as related to a Title IX timeline, amount and type of coverage were considered. Chi-square analyses revealed mixed results. There was a significant increase in the proportion of coverage given to women in athletic (e.g., professional golfer) versus nonathletic (e.g., swimsuit model) roles. However, feature articles about female athletes gave significantly more coverage to women in "sex-appropriate" sports such as tennis versus "sex-inappropriate" sports such as rugby, regardless of the Title IX time frame. Results are discussed in terms of challenging current beliefs that women’s athletics have gained widespread social acceptance following the enactment of Tide IX. Implications for practitioners and academics within sport management are presented.