Monday, October 08, 2007

JSM Update

I'm pleased to announce the research papers we've selected for the 3rd issue of the Journal of Sports Media, which will be published in the spring of 2008. It was a difficult selection process in that we had a record 28 submissions and accepted only four papers, an acceptance rate of 14%. Part of the problem is that we publish annually, which means several good research papers get left out. We're working with our publisher, University of Nebraska Press, to address this situation and increase the frequency of publication.

Thanks to our reviewers who did another good job this time around. If you are interested in submitting for the 4th edition the call technically doesn't open until March, but feel free to send me your papers at any time ( You can also contact me if you are interested in becoming a reviewer.

The accepted papers include--
"The Birth of National Sports Coverage: An Examination of the New York Herald’s Use of the Telegraph
To Report America’s First 'Championship' Boxing Match in 1849--Mike Sowell, Oklahoma State University

"The Impact of Interactive Media on Sports Journalists"--Shelley Wigley, Texas Tech University, and Patrick C. Meirick, University of Oklahoma

"The NFL Programming Schedule: A Study of Agenda-setting"--John A. Fortunato, Fordham University

"Through the Hoop: How Sports Participation Displaces Media Use and Influences Positive Body Self-Esteem in Competitive Female Athletes"--Kimberly L. Bissell and Katharine Birchall, University of Alabama


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