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- Description<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC -//W3C//DTD HTML 3.2//EN > Fewer Canadians than ever are lacing up skates, swimming lengths at the pool, practicing their curve ball, and experiencing the thrill of competition. However, despite a decline in active participation, Canadians spend ermous amounts of time and money on sports, as fans and followers of sporting events and sports culture. Writing from a variety of perspectives, the contributors to this collection set out to explore the impact of the media on our reception of, and attitudes toward, sports-to unpack the meanings that sports have for us as citizens and consumers. Well-kwn hockey writer Roy MacGregor delves into the influence of big media and big sports on the practice of objective journalism; Richard Gruneau examines the worrisome relationship between sports participation and socioecomic class; blogger Derrick Newman investigates the impact of fantasy leagues on sports coverage; sociologist Harry Hiller looks at the iconic dimensions of the Vancouver Olympics.
- Author Biography<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC -//IETF//DTD HTML 2.0//EN > David Taras holds the Ralph Klein Chair in media studies at Mount Royal University. He served as an expert advisor to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage and is the co-author of The Last Word: Media Coverage of the Supreme Court of Canada. Christopher Waddell is director of the School of Journalism and Communication at Carleton University, where he holds the Carty Chair in business and financial journalism. He was formerly national editor for The Globe and Mail and Parliamentary bureau chief for CBC television news.
- PublisherAU Press
- Date of Publication15/03/2016
- SubjectCommunication & Media
- Series TitleHow Canadians Communicate
- Place of PublicationEDMONTON
- Country of PublicationCanada
- ImprintAU Press
- Content Note15 colour illus.
- Weight658 g
- Width152 mm
- Height229 mm
- Spine25 mm
- Edited byChristopher Waddell,David Taras
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US)
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