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Sports Journalism and Coming Out Stories

Jason Collins and Michael Sam

Authors: Cassidy, William P.

  • Addresses watershed moments in sports and LGBTQ history
  • Offers an evidence-based contemporary examination of journalistic practices regarding a contemporary phenomenon
  • Illustrates how sports journalists' coverage of Jason Collins and Michael Sam offers insight into the ability of sports journalism to go “beyond the game” by addressing issues connected to broader societal shifts and communities
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About this book

This book examines how sports journalists covered the historic coming out stories of National Basketball Association (NBA) veteran Jason Collins and football All-American Michael Sam in the context of sports’ “toy department” reputation as a field whose standards are often criticized as lacking in rigor and depth compared to other forms of journalism. Employing a media sociology approach, reporting about Collins and Sam is addressed in the book via three content analysis studies and interviews with two prominent sports journalists. An overview of other pertinent research is provided along with a detailed account of both athletes’ stories. This work should appeal to readers interested in sports journalism, the role of sport in society, and media coverage of gay professional athletes.

About the authors

William P. Cassidy is Associate Professor of Journalism at Northern Illinois University, USA. His research has appeared in venues such as Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly, Communication & Sport, Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication, and Journal of Sports Media. He holds a PhD in Communication and Society from the University of Oregon, USA.

Table of contents (5 chapters)

  • Sports Journalism, Jason Collins and Michael Sam

    Cassidy, William P.

    Pages 1-35

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  • An Overview of Media Coverage of Gay Male Athletes

    Cassidy, William P.

    Pages 37-55

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  • Comparing Sports Journalism Coverage of Collins and Sam

    Cassidy, William P.

    Pages 57-75

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  • The Kiss

    Cassidy, William P.

    Pages 77-89

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  • The Status of the Conversation

    Cassidy, William P.

    Pages 91-104

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Buy this book

eBook 41,64 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-62770-0
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover 51,99 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-62769-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Sports Journalism and Coming Out Stories
Book Subtitle
Jason Collins and Michael Sam
Authors
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-62770-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-62770-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-62769-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 108
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