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Inside the Sports Pages: Work Routines,Professional Ideologies,and the Manufacture of Sports News / Edition 1
     

Inside the Sports Pages: Work Routines,Professional Ideologies,and the Manufacture of Sports News / Edition 1

by Mark Douglas Lowes
 

ISBN-10: 0802081835

ISBN-13: 9780802081834

Pub. Date: 03/13/1999

Publisher: University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division

Inside the Sports Pages explores the working world of contemporary sports journalism through the eyes of the reporters, editors, athletes and media-relations people who inhabit it.

In this first comprehensive study of the work routines and professional ideologies involved in the manufacture of sports news, Mark Douglas Lowes presents a detailed and richly

Overview

Inside the Sports Pages explores the working world of contemporary sports journalism through the eyes of the reporters, editors, athletes and media-relations people who inhabit it.

In this first comprehensive study of the work routines and professional ideologies involved in the manufacture of sports news, Mark Douglas Lowes presents a detailed and richly textured ethnographic account of life on the sports desk at a major Canadian daily newspaper. His wide-ranging analysis considers the role of the 'audience commodity' in sports news production, the dynamics of the newsroom, and the complex relations between reporters and their routine sources on the sports beat. The book concludes with an assessment of the ideological nature of sports news, and argues that sports coverage functions primarily as a promotional vehicle for the North American 'major league' sports industry. It will be of interest to anyone concerned about how the media report sports news- and the way they leave some of it unreported.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780802081834
Publisher:
University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division
Publication date:
03/13/1999
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
150
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.43(d)

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