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Doing the Business? Newspaper reporting of the business of football

Dinan, William and Boyle, R. and Morrow, S. (2002) Doing the Business? Newspaper reporting of the business of football. Journalism, 3 (2). pp. 161-181. ISSN 1464-8849

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This research draws upon a growing interest within media sociology in the ways in which news is shaped by information flows between sources; it focuses on how the media, and newspapers in particular, report on the business aspects of the UK football industry. Media interest in the workings of the City and issues of corporate governance extend beyond the conventional business pages to encompass the sports pages, commentary and even editorializing. The case study in this article centres on the Scottish club, Celtic, and serves to illustrate how public interest in sport can help illuminate aspects of how financial news is produced and reported in the print media. The article argues that much of the growing and complex business side of the game goes largely unreported and that there is evidence of an over-reliance on celebrity sources by journalists and a lack of knowledge or experience among sports reporters in reporting business stories.

Item type: Article
ID code: 1526
Keywords: Celtic, finance, football industry, print media, public relations, sports journalism, Finance, Sociology, Communication
Subjects: Social Sciences > Finance
Social Sciences > Sociology
Department: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences (HaSS) > School of Social Work and Social Policy > Sociology
Faculty of Engineering > Bioengineering
Depositing user: Strathprints Administrator
Date Deposited: 06 Sep 2006
Last modified: 20 Oct 2015 20:39

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