The Business of Sports: A Primer for Journalists

The Business of Sports: A Primer for Journalists

by Mark Conrad
     
 

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This book explores the business aspect of sports with an orientation to those topics that are most relevant to journalists, providing the foundation for understanding the various parts of the sports business. Moving beyond sports writing, this text offers a distinct perspective on professional, college, and international sports organizations – structure,

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This book explores the business aspect of sports with an orientation to those topics that are most relevant to journalists, providing the foundation for understanding the various parts of the sports business. Moving beyond sports writing, this text offers a distinct perspective on professional, college, and international sports organizations – structure, governance, labor issues, and other business factors within the sports community. Written clearly and compellingly, The Business of Sports includes cases (historical, current, and hypothetical) to illustrate how business concerns play a role in the reporting of sports.

New features for the second edition include:

• updates throughout, including disciplinary policies throughout the major sports leagues • expanded discussion of intellectual property issues and merchandising • new sections on ethical issues in sports, aimed at journalists.

Offering critical insights on the business of sports, this text is a required resource for sports journalists and students in sports journalism.

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"When compared with the first edition (2005), the second edition of this primer reflects five years of changes in the world of sports. Names change and leagues change, sure, but more to the point—and covered here—are changes related to economics, labor, the law (e.g., property copyright cases as electronic media link the world ever closer), and so on. All these are now required reporting for news organizations."Recommended in CHOICE, August 2011, J. Marren, Buffalo State College, USA

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781136855528
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
02/02/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
400
File size:
591 KB

Meet the Author

Mark Conrad is Associate Professor and Chair of the Legal and Ethical Studies Area at Fordham University’s School of Business Administration, where he teaches Sports Law, Media Law, and other law classes. He also teaches at Columbia University’s graduate program in Sports Management. Mr. Conrad has published in academic, legal and general circulation publications, including the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Sports Business Journal, and the New York Law Journal. He is a frequent blogger for Sports Law Blog. Mark received his J.D. from New York Law School, and he holds an M.S. from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism.

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