How do profs teach sports & media classes?
■ the role of sports and the media
■ history of sports and media (from the Greeks to the present)
■ journalism pioneers in the 'Golden Age' of sports
■ an overview of print journalism
■ the economics of sports and media
■ the sociology of sports and media
■ the media's role in discrimination/integration
■ boosterism in sports
■ sports and TV
■ sports and radio
■ celebrity in sport and media
■ sports media ethics
I will use a few articles posted on our library's digital eReserve system and chapters from books placed in the regular reserve section. Clearly, my list is not exhaustive, but at least it offers more than a cursory look at some people who have worked in the field. So many academicians unfairly dismiss studies in this field as superficial despite considerable evidence to the contrary. As we know, studies in sports and the media can reveal a great deal about history, sociology, psychiatry and business, to name a few academic areas. I'd like to hear how others approach teaching similar classes. Please, offer your suggestions below, or drop a note about a favorite book or article on a related topic.