The J Word 3.1: Sports Journalism and Digital Discourses
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Sports journalism. It’s certainly more than box scores. What does it tell us about the world and our places in it? 

This episode focuses on the role of sports journalism in shaping social interpretations of gender, place, and the meanings of winning, losing, and leaving it all on the field. In this episode, Patrick Ferrucci, Associate Professor and Associate Chair for Graduate Studies in the Department of Journalism at University of Colorado Boulder. His article, “Joining the Team,” focuses on discourse and paradigm repair by writers on The Athletic and challenges our assumptions of how sports journalists comment on their practices in a digital age. 

And Roxane Coche, Assistant Professor in the Department of Media Production, Management, and Technology at the University of Florida and also Associate Director of Sports Journalism and Communication, talks through her co-authored article, “Victory on their own terms.” That piece examines the function of American exceptionalism in coverage of women’s sport, specifically in coverage of the U.S. women’s national team’s FIFA World Cup title in 2019.

Text Featured in this Episode:

Bell, T. R., & Coche, R. (2020). “Victory on Their Own Terms”: American Front-Page Framing of the USWNT Repeat World Cup Championship. Journalism Practice, 1-16.

Ferrucci, P. (2021). Joining the Team: Metajournalistic Discourse, Paradigm Repair, the Athletic and Sports Journalism Practice. Journalism Practice, 1-19.

Produced and hosted by Robert (Ted) Gutsche, Jr.

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