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Mark Dottori, Guy Faulkner, Ryan Rhodes, Norm O’Reilly, Leigh Vanderloo, and Gashaw Abeza

policy making has also been highlighted in a similar Australian report, the 2018 Active Health Kids Australia (AHKA) Report Card on Physical Activity for Children and Young People ( AHKA, 2018 ). It is therefore critical to understand how the media framed information from the Report Card to the public

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Adam Love, Alexander Deeb, and Lars Dzikus

the league by satisfying fan desires associated with White nostalgia in a sport disproportionately dominated by players of color. Media Framing, Race, and Sport Media framing entails a process in which media members (e.g., editors, reporters) decide which people and events are worthy of coverage, then

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Jimmy Sanderson, Sarah Stokowski, and Elizabeth Taylor

student-athletes’ tweets, and examination of media framing around the campaign. This data triangulation was used to understand perceptions of Temple’s campaign and ascertain its results, which were then used to inform implications and recommendations for integrating student-athletes into intercollegiate

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Travis R. Bell

information ( Gamson & Modigliani, 1989 ; Goffman, 1974 ), but these stories should provide a “civic utility” ( McCombs, 2014 , p. xv). Through this repeated process, media frame stories through inclusion and exclusion of information that create more salient features and participants in a given story

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Jimmy Sanderson

This research explored how press outlets and fans framed professional golfer Tiger Woods’s marital infidelity. A textual analysis of newspaper reports and discussion postings on Tiger Woods’s official Facebook page was conducted. Analysis revealed that press accounts framed Woods’s actions as a tragic flaw that precipitated his fall from grace, while also reveling in the salacious details of the extramarital affairs. Conversely, fans primarily framed these incidents as private matters that demonstrated Woods’s human nature. The analysis suggests that social-media sites are valuable public relations tools that athletes can use to quickly generate support that counteracts perceived negative media framing. Social-media sites also enable fans to enhance perceptions of closeness with athletes as fans interject themselves into athletes’ media narratives.

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David Cassilo and Danielle Sarver Coombs

country’s population ( Reiche, 2011 ). While other studies have examined media framing within Middle Eastern countries, there is a gap in research assessing how national and international frames compare with each other. Furthermore, these studies almost exclusively examine framing of conflict, rather than

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Bo Li, Olan K.M. Scott, Stirling Sharpe, Qingru Xu, and Michael Naraine

, therefore, was to examine how Australian and Chinese media framed the conflict between Sun and Horton through analyzing the content of traditional media (i.e., newspapers, news agencies) and online media (i.e., websites) in both nations. Literature Review Framing in Sport Reporting Developed by Goffman

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Travis R. Bell and Karen L. Hartman

admitted drug suspension? Second, how did media frame Sharapova’s press conference in the week following her admitted drug suspension? Literature Review Crisis-Response Strategies A crisis is defined as “the perception of an unpredictable event that threatens important expectations of stakeholders and can

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David Cassilo and Jimmy Sanderson

Many professional sport franchises have undergone shifts in talent evaluation strategies by moving to analytic and data-driven approaches. However, National Football League (NFL) franchises have been resistant to fully embrace the analytical model, as NFL organizational management structures tend to be isomorphic. In 2016, the Cleveland Browns initiated an ideological break from this system by hiring “moneyball” guru Paul DePodesta, a move that signaled a shift to an analytics-based model in organizational management. A textual analysis of 120 online media articles was carried out to determine how media reports framed this philosophical shift. Results revealed that frames predominantly portrayed analytics as being in direct opposition to normalized operational structures in the NFL. The results illustrate how difficult it is to change the discourse and embrace new management ideas that are perceived to contrast with dominant ideologies.

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Edward M. Kian

In 2013–14, Jason Collins and Michael Sam became the first 2 athletes from the 4 most popular professional leagues in the United States to publicly come out as gay during their playing careers. U.S. men’s pro team sports have historically been arenas where hegemonic masculinity flourishes and open homosexuality is nearly nonexistent. However, these athletes came out during a period when sexual minorities had won numerous civil rights and were gaining acceptance by a majority of Americans, particularly those who self-identify as politically liberal. A textual analysis examined framing of Collins’s and Sam’s coming out in articles published on the liberal political Web site MSNBC.com. Focus was placed on how these athletes, homosexuality, and masculinity were framed in the corresponding message-board comments posted in response to these articles. Five primary themes emerged from the data, showing that acceptable forms of masculinities and homosexuality in sport remain contested terrains, even on liberal message boards.