Routledge Handbook of Sport and New Media
Edited by Andrew Billings, Marie Hardin
To Be Published December 15th 2013 by Routledge – 416 pages
New media technologies have become a central part of the sports media landscape. Sports fans use new media to watch games, discuss sports transactions, form fan-based communities, and secure minutiae about their favorite players and teams. Never before have fans known so much about athletes, whether that happens via Twitter feeds, fan sites, or blogs, and never before have the lines between producer, consumer, enactor, fan and athlete been more blurred. The Internet has made virtually everything available for sports media consumption; it has also made understanding sports media substantially more complex.
The Routledge Handbook of Sport and New Media is the most comprehensive and in-depth study of the impact of new media in sport ever to be published. Adopting a broad, interdisciplinary approach, the book explores new media in sport as a cultural, social, commercial, economic, and technological phenomenon, examining the profound impact of digital technologies on that the way that sport is produced, consumed and understood. There is no aspect of social life or commercial activity in general that is not being radically influenced by the rise of new media forms, and by offering a "state of the field" survey of work in this area, the Routledge Handbook of Sport and New Media is important reading for any advanced student, researcher or practitioner with an interest in sports studies, media studies or communication studies.
Introduction 1. Globalization and Online Audiences 2. Fandom Differences between Traditional and New Media 3. Sports Rhetoric in New Media 4. Political Economy of New Media 5. Foucaultian Study of New Media 6. Soccer and New Media 7. Overview of the Movement from Print to Online Sports Journalism 8. Changing Role of Sports Media Producers 9. Local Sports TV and the Internet 10. Relationship between PR and Journalism in the Advent of New Media 11. Sports Information 12. Sports Marketing and New Media 13. Fantasy Sports Play 14. Crisis Communication and New Media in Sport 15. New Media Theory 16. Parasocial Interaction via Online Fan Sites 17. Journalism News Gathering Changes in the Advent of New Media 18. Sports Ethics in New Media 19. Fan-Based Internet Sports Communities 20. Nationalism 21. Examination of New Media Industry and Women’s Issues 22. Women’s Sport and New Media 23. Gendered Content on Sports Association/Organization Websites 24. Gay/Lesbian Communities 25. Disability in Sport 26. Violence/Deviance 27. Social Media in the Olympics 28. Eye-tracking/Screen Analysis. 29: Children, Sport, and New Media 30. CSR/Sports/Media