Jennifer Lynn Jones analyzes recent images and discourse on non-normative female athletes in sports media.
ESPN’s decision to distance itself from League of Denial suggest conflict between priding itself for probing sport’s cultural meanings while keeping the world’s wealthiest sports organizations in business.
ESPN reacted to Heisman-winner Johnny Manziel’s controversial return to college football with both praise and criticism. What message are they trying to send to viewers, and why is it important culturally as well as financially?
Days after the channel debuted a documentary series focused on gender equality, their Wimbledon coverage raises questions about their own commitment to equality in broadcasting.
While the lockout prohibits NHL players from lacing up for their teams, it has not prevented video game behemoth EA Sports from promoting its annual National Hockey League game.
As the lights rose on a recent late night edition of ESPN’s SportsCenter, anchors Stuart Scott and Scott van Pelt grinned disingenuously, like desperate salesmen sampling crumb cake before demanding we sign for all eight units. ESPN had just wrapped…
Is ESPN.com’s Bill Simmons, also known as Sports Guy, the future of journalism?