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MCM 312: Sports Media

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Reference Books in Bowman Library

Jacobson, Robert. Sports in America: Recreation, Business, Education, and Controversy. Detroit, Mich.: Thomson Gale, 2006. [electronic resource]

King, Richard C. Native Americans in Sports. Armonk, N.Y.: Sharpe Reference., 2004. R GV583 .N34 2004 v.1-2

Malcolm, Dominic. The Sage Dictionary of Sports Studies. Los Angeles: Sage, 2008. R GV567 .M335 2008

Riggs, Thomas, ed. Encyclopedia of Major Marketing Campaigns. Detroit, Mich.: ThomsonGale, 2007 [electronic resource]

Wiggins, David K. African Americans in Sports. Armonk, N.Y.: Sharpe Reference, 2004. R GV583 .A567 2004 v.1-2

Research Databases

CQ Researcher - Timely reports on current and controversial issues. Search for topics such as sports media, college sports, or the Olympics.

EBSCO - Search here for newspaper, magazine, and journal articles, or to look for book reviews.

Gale Virtual Reference Library - A collection of online reference books; search here for sports topics.

Historical New York Times - Search for articles published in The New York Times from 1851 through 2007. More recent coverage of The New York Times is provided in LexisNexis or on The New York Times web site.

LexisNexis Academic - Search for sports news in this collection of newspapers and magazines..

SBRNet - Market research and industry news covering the sporting goods and sports marketing industry. Data is provided by the National Sporting Goods Association, the U.S. Department of Commerce, and various sports governing bodies. Includes full-text articles from 14 magazines and newsletters. You can browse by sport to find market summaries, tv viewing profiles, and online computer profiles.

Selected Web Sites

A media and marketing research firm serving the media and advertisers.

The Business of Baseball
Downloadable data and documents relating to the business side of major league baseball, including current and historical player salaries, ticket prices, free agent filings, and copies of collective bargaining agreements. Sponsored by the Society for American Baseball Research.

The place for comprehensive sports coverage.

Federal Communications Commission

LA84 Foundation Digital Archive
Go to the LA84 Foundation search page to search a large collection of sports materials, including sports journals and other publications. There's also a very useful list of links to other resources on sport research and information.

Nielsen Media Research
Search for "Sports Media" to access reports such as "State of the Media: Year in Sports, 2010." Free registration is required for access to some reports. Use the Industries tab to go to "Media & Entertainment" to "Sports" or a particular kind of media.

Nielsen Wire
The latest news, trends, and ratings for the media.

Pew Research Center
Information on current issues and trends, plus statistics from Pew polls. Try searching for "sports and media." The Pew Internet and American Life Project contains info on the impact of new media on sports coverage and viewing.

Women in Sports Media
Advice for women working in sports media.

Women’s Sports Foundation
Advocates for women’s sports and health issues such as Title IX enforcement, equality in coaching and sports administration, and proper nutrition for the female athlete. The "Issues & Research" tab may be useful.

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