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This issue commences the second decade of the International Journal of Sport Communication (IJSC). The first 10 years of IJSC have significantly enhanced the body of knowledge in sport-focused areas of study with the publication of dozens of scholarly contributions (e.g., research articles, case studies, commentaries). The current issue continues this tradition with contributions such as a scholarly commentary on the sport media’s coverage of social activism by athletes, a student–professor research study on the communication of socially responsible business in sport job postings, an interview with an editor who has excelled in overseeing both print-media and new-media sport publications, and a case study on boosterism and dependence on organizational sources in the coverage of sports. The three research articles published in this edition involve how a sport event (the Wimbledon championships) balances tradition and commercialism, how media coverage of sport-related concussions and chronic traumatic encephalopathy influences public perceptions, and how the media and the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA, with signage for its organizational headquarters featured in the photo above) report on misconduct. Thanks to the scholars who have contributed to this issue and to those who made contributions over IJSC’s first decade. A special note of appreciation to the outstanding professionals at Human Kinetics—in particular IJSC’s managing editor, Julia Glahn—as well as the members of the editorial review board and ad hoc reviewers who continue to selflessly provide their expertise and time to enhance the quality and impact of IJSC.

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