Race portrayals in sport communication

Andrea N. Eagleman, Tywan G. Martin

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For as long as media have reported on sports, they have reported on athletes of differing race. Sport communication researchers have examined race portrayals in many forms of media, including print, broadcast, and most recently new media. This chapter provides a detailed historical overview of the ways in which athletes of different races have been portrayed in the media over time.The chapter focuses on portrayals of athletes based on race in print (that is, newspapers and magazines), broadcast (that is, television), and new media. Because the depth of research and information on this topic is so broad, this chapter primarily focuses on USbased media outlets.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationRoutledge Handbook of Sport Communication
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)9781136339493
ISBN (Print)9780415518192
StatePublished - Jan 1 2013

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences(all)


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