Short essay on Sports journalism
Sports journalism covers many aspects of human athletic competition, and is an integral part of most journalism products, including newspapers, magazines, and radio and television news broadcasts.
While some critics don't consider sports journalism to be true journalism, the prominence of sports in Western culture has justified the attention of journalists to not just the competitive events in sports, but also to athletes and the business of sports.
Sports journalism in the United States has traditionally been written in a looser, more creative and more opinionated tone than traditional journalistic writing; the emphasis on accuracy and underlying fairness is still a part of sports journalism.
An emphasis on the accurate description of the statistical performances of athletes is also an important part of sports journalism.
Despite agreeing on its commercial importance, research into sports journalism is largely absent from the growing body of work that might be called 'journalism studies.
From within the arena of media and communication studies, journalism and its relationship to politics and democracy has been a central concern for as long as communication research has been carried out.
However, the rise in the UK of a more specific focus on journalism as a distinct teaching discipline at university level over the last decade has helped define a more distinctive terrain within which more journalism research is being focused.
The arrival of a number of journalism-specific academic journals such as Journalism:
Theory, Culture and Practice also signifies a distinctive stage in the evolution of a particular teaching and research arena within the UK academy.
It could be argued that given the massive range of content across media platforms that calls itself sports journalism in some shape or form.
The research trajectory within journalism studies has been relatively narrow and heavily informed by particular political and...