The international symposium, “Changing the rules of the game? An interdisciplinary symposium examining the relationship between sport and media” is calling for papers. The conference will be held at May 16 to 17th 2018, hosted by the Centre for Communication and Culture, Department of Social Sciences, Loughborough University, UK.
The event seeks to take stock of current developments in the field and critically assess new theoretical and methodological approaches. Of particular interest will be current debates around mediatization in understanding contemporary trends in the domain of sport.
They welcome papers from post-graduate as well as established researchers in any discipline that can contribute to our understanding of the sport-media nexus, including, but not limited to;
- Broadcasting and sports rights
- Branding and marketing
- Crisis communication in sports
- Sport and celebrity
- Sport and disintermediation
- Globalisation, trans-nationalism and cosmopolitanism
- Sports coaching and tactics
- Fandom and fan experiences
- Fan media
- Sport and surveillance
- Mega events/media events/media spectacles
- Sport and everyday life
- Sport, media and identity
- Sports and (mis)management
- Datafication and sport Regulation of media sport
Deadline for 250-word abstracts is 19 January 2018.
See the full call for papers.