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Sport media and culture: Who's calling the shots?
The media plays a huge part in sport; we find out what's happening and how our team is doing, and it creates great sporting moments and sports celebrities and stars. This free course, Sport media and culture: Who's calling the shots?, looks at the role played by the media in sport and how this has changed with the development of internet and satellite TV. Who calls the shots: athletes, teams or the media moguls? How do social scientists explain this relationship between sport and the media?
Course learning outcomes
After studying this course, you should be able to:
- explore the relationship between sport and the media and understand that this is a social relationship
- understand how sport is part of wider cultural relations and, especially of popular culture
- look at how the media create sporting heroes through the stories they tell.
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- Learning outcomes
- 1 Sporting moments
- 2 Face off: the changing relationship between sport and the media
- 3 The meanings of sport: narratives and heroes
- 4 Conclusion
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