Title

The Evolution of "The Toy Department": A Content Analysis of Newspaper Sports Sections Since 1956

Document Type

Article

Language

Eng

Publication Date

Fall 2012

Publisher

University of Nebraska Press

Source Publication

Journal of Sports Media

Source ISSN

1558-4313

Abstract

This paper presents an analysis of sports sections in eight metropolitan newspapers over six decades, from 1956 until 2006. Results demonstrated that newspapers devoted more space to sports, although a slight decrease (perhaps due to increased popularity of the Internet) was noted in 2006. Newspapers also used more locally written articles on their section front. Spectator sports coverage increased over the period, at the expense of participant sports.

Comments

Journal of Sports Media, Vol. 7, No. 2 (Fall 2012): 61-73. DOI.

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