Communication & Sport

(The median citation count of Communication & Sport is 2. The table below lists those papers that are above that threshold based on CrossRef citation counts [max. 250 papers]. The publications cover those that have been published in the past four years, i.e., from 2020-07-01 to 2024-07-01.)
One and Done: The Long Eclipse of Women’s Televised Sports, 1989–201963
Towards a “Digital” Sports Journalism: Field Theory, Changing Boundaries and Evolving Technologies29
Fulfilling the Basic Psychological Needs of Esports Fans: A Self-Determination Theory Approach28
Active Within Structures: Predictors of Esports Gameplay and Spectatorship26
Gaming Gone Viral: An Analysis of the Emerging Esports Narrative Economy25
Understanding Sporting Social Media Brand Communities, Place and Social Capital: A Netnography of Football Fans20
Motivational Differences Among Viewers of Traditional Sports, Esports, and NBA 2K League18
A Scoping Review of Research on Online Hate and Sport17
Prejudice in the People’s Game: A Content Analysis of Race/Ethnicity in Polish Televised Football17
Smart Stadium as a Laboratory of Innovation: Technology, Sport, and Datafied Normalization of the Fans16
Challenging Hegemony Through Narrative: Centering Women’s Experiences and Establishing a Sis-Science Culture Through a Women-Only Doping Forum15
Consuming for the Greater Good: “Woke” Commercials in Sports Media15
Media Framings of the Transgender Athlete as “Legitimate Controversy”: The Case of Laurel Hubbard at the Tokyo Olympics14
Analyzing the Presence of Homosexually- Themed Language Among Association Football Fans in the United Kingdom14
“I’m Not going to the f***ing White House”: Twitter Users React to Donald Trump and Megan Rapinoe14
Gendered Body of Turkish Bikini Fitness Athletes on Instagram14
Taegeuk Warriors with Blue Eyes: A Media Discourse Analysis of the South Korean Men’s Olympic Ice Hockey Team and Its Naturalized Athletes14
Sports Journalism Content When No Sports Occur: Framing Athletics Amidst the COVID-19 International Pandemic13
Sports Newsrooms Versus In-House Media: Cheerleading and Critical Reporting in News and Match Coverage13
Media Framing of Women’s Football During the COVID-19 Pandemic12
Shared Space: How North American Olympic Broadcasters Framed Gender on Instagram12
Duty of Karius: Media Framing of Concussion Following the 2018 UEFA Champions League Final12
Let’s Watch Live Streaming: How Streamer Credibility Influences Brand Attitude in Esports Streamer Marketing11
Dimensions of Sense of Membership in a Sport Fan Community: Factors, Outcomes, and Social Capital Implications11
The Gender of Sports News: Horizontal Segregation and Marginalization of Female Journalists in the Swiss Press11
Exploring Discourses About Race/Ethnicity in a Spanish TV Football Program10
Mediatization in Times of Pandemic: How German Grassroots Sports Clubs Employed Digital Media to Overcome Communication Challenges During COVID-1910
A Magic “Bullet”: Exploring Sport Fan Usage of On-Screen, Ephemeral Posts During Live Stream Sessions10
Rediscovering Mediatization of Sport9
The Rio 2016 Paralympic Games: The Visibility of People With Disabilities in Brazil as a Possible Legacy9
Adoption of Innovations in Digital Sports Journalism: The Use of Twitter by German Sports Journalists9
Masculinities, Media and the Rugby Mind: An Analysis of Stakeholder Views on the Relationship Between Rugby Union, the Media, Masculine-Influenced Views on Injury, and Concussion9
Just How They Drew It Up: How In-House Reporters Fit Themselves Into the Sports Media System8
The Effect of Statistics on Enjoyment and Perceived Credibility in Sports Media7
#Selfies With a Mask On: Comparing Self-Presentation of Athletes From the U.S. and China in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics7
Mental Health, College Athletics, and the Media Framing of D. J. Carton’s Announcement to Step Away From his Team7
Everyone Hates the NCAA: The Role of Identity in the Evaluations of Amateurism Transgressions: A Case Study of the Chase Young Loan Scandal7
A Critical Discourse Analysis of Military-Related Remembrance Rhetoric in UK Sport: Communicating Consent for British Militarism7
Selling vs. Supporting Motherhood: How Corporate Sponsors Frame the Parenting Experiences of Elite and Olympic Athletes7
Systematic Sexism: Women’s Sports News in a Circle of Gatekeepers and Users on Twitter7
A Smarter and Greener Olympics: Mediatization and Public Reception in the Preparation Stage of the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics7
“Cutting Editors Faster Than We’re Cutting Reporters”: Influences of The Athletic on Sports Journalism Quality and Standards6
Mediatized Engagements with Technologies: “Reviewing” the Video Assistant Referee at the 2018 World Cup6
How Nissin Represented Naomi Osaka: Race, Gender, and Sport in Japanese Advertising6
Home Nation First, but to What Degree?: Nationalism in Chinese Central Television’s Broadcasts of the 2018 Winter Olympics5
Towards a Social Justice Disposition in Communication and Sport Scholarship5
Video Assistant Referee in a Small-Nation Context: Intensified Mediatization5
Sports Fanship Changes Across the Lifespan5
Side-by-Side Sports Reporters: A Between-Subjects Experiment of the Effect of Gender in Reporting on the NFL5
“Posting More than Just a Black Square”: National Collegiate Athletic Association Student-Athletes’ Perceptions of the Athletic Department’s Role in Social Media, Racial Justice, and the Black Lives M5
Media Narratives About Concussions: Effects on Parents’ Intention to Inform Their Children About Concussions5
“Detrimental to the Team Dynamic”: Exploring College Student-Athlete Dissent5
Recontextualizing Barstool Sports and Misogyny in Online US Sports Media5
Do Americans Really Support Black Athletes Who Kneel During the National Anthem? Estimating the True Prevalence and Strength of Sensitive Racial Attitudes in the Context of Sport5
Framing the Games: US Media Coverage of the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics5
A Public Service? Mediatization of the Olympic Games in Croatia and Slovenia4
“Willpower knows no obstacles”: Examining Neoliberal Postfeminist Messaging in Nike’s Transnational Advertisements for Women4
Professional Sport and Initial Mental Health Public Disclosure Narratives4
#Gramming Gender: The Cognizance of Equality on Instagram Accounts of Prominent NCAA Athletic Departments4
“That is Terrible News!”: Media Framing of Mamba Mentality Within Contemporary U.S. Racial and Gender Politics4
‘Your Strength Is Inspirational’: How Naomi Osaka’s Twitter Announcement Destigmatizes Mental Health Disclosures3
“On the Tour, They’re Always Sticking a Microphone in Your Face”: Mediatization of Professional Tennis From the 1980s to the Early 2010s3
The Tweet Heard Round the World: Daryl Morey, the NBA, China, and Attribution of Responsibility3
Extractives Companies’ Social Media Portrayals of Their Funding of Sport for Development in Indigenous Communities in Canada and Australia3
Paralympic Broadcasting in Sub-Saharan Africa: Sport, Media and Communication for Social Change3
What Inspired That Tweet: A Comparative Analysis of Official and Stakeholder-Enacted Crisis Responses During the Urban Meyer/Zach Smith Scandal3
Performance Expectancy of Officiating Technology in Spectator-Based Sport Events: Scale Development and Validation3
How Do You Categorize Yourself as a Sports Fan?: A New Scale of Sports Fan Social–Personal Identity Salience (FSPIS) and Its Consequences3
Auditory Cuteness in Sports Podcasting: A New Lookism?3
A Space of One’s Own? The Tensions of Being Visible on Instagram for Turkish Female Athletes3
“They Don’t Really Care about my Results, they Prefer Selling my Life Story.” Inspirational Paralympians and Sponsorship3
It’s Okay to be Not Okay: An Analysis of Twitter Responses to Naomi Osaka’s Withdrawal due to Mental Health Concerns3
A Longitudinal Study on the Effects of Parasocial Relationships and Breakups With Characters of a Health-Related TV Show on Self-Efficacy and Exercise Behavior: The Case of The Biggest Loser3
Covering the Home Nation at Its Home Games: An Analysis of Australian Nationalistic Broadcast Coverage of the 2018 Commonwealth Games3
Olympics During the Pandemic: Predictors of Olympics Viewing Across Platforms During the Tokyo Games2
Gender, Sports, and Cultural Barometers: The State of Play in the Year 20222
Brand Novelty and Publicity About Athlete Endorsers Affect Psychological Processing of Ads2
Exploring Emotional and Cognitive Priming Effects in Mediated Sports Using Psychophysiological Measures: How Sport Program-Induced Emotions and Ad Schema Congruity Influence Effectiveness of Advertisi2
Major League Missteps: How MLB Mishandled the Astros Cheating Scandal2
Beyond Crisis? Institutionalized Mediatization of the Refugee Olympic Team at the 2020 Olympic Games2
Collegiate Student-Athletes as Health Advocates: The Role of Issue and Source Involvement in Students’ Information Processing about Binge Drinking2
Exploring the Dark Side of Esports Online Spectatorship: Passion as a Mediator and Collective Narcissism as a Moderator2
Racing for Representation: A Visual Content Analysis of North American Running Magazine Covers2
Introduction to the Special Issue: Mediating the East Asian Era of the Olympic Games (2018–2022)2
Disturbing the Balance? How Team Media Position Themselves in the Digital Communication Ecology of Sports2
Major League Baseball Broadcasts and the Delineation of Traditional and Modern Fact Metrics2
A Fracturing Profession on Shifting Terrain: Challenges and Directions for Sports Journalism2
Sport, Social Justice, and the Limits of Dissent After George Floyd: A Reply to Butterworth2
Fragmenting Feminine-Athletic Identities: Identity Turning Points During Girls’ Transition into High School2
Celebrating a Decade of Intellectual Development—and a Vision for the Future of Communication and Sport2
Informing Future Paralympic Media Approaches: The Perspective of Canadian Paralympic Athletes2
At the Buzzer: Parting Shots on Communication and Sport2
A U.S. Medal Agenda? Clock-Time and Salience Analyses of Biological Sex Representation in the 2020 and 2022 NBC Olympic Telecasts2
“Friday Night is their Super Bowl”: A Relational Investigation Regarding Occupational Stress Among American High School Football Officials2
Playoff Losses, Mayoral Politics, Image Repair, and Inoculation: Open Letter Sport Communication2
Construction of Mediated National Identity Through Sports Journalists Twitter Feed2
There Is No Unity, Only Politics: A Reply to Kurtz2
Much Ado About Twitter, Twitch, and More: A Maturing Research Agenda2
Stay Woke: An Analysis of How Referees Evaluate the In-Game Communication of a Historically Black College and University that Competes in a Predominantly White Institution Conference2
Competing as the First Out Transgender Female Olympian: A Twitter Network Analysis of Laurel Hubbard During the 2020 Tokyo Games2
Task and Social Determinants of Coaches’ Reports of Leader-Member Exchange2
Mediatization and Doping: Investigating the Interplay in News Framing of Rider/Doping Suspicion During the Tour de France2
Cross-National News Narratives of the Paralympic Games: Computational Text Analysis of the Media Coverage in the United States and South Korea2
Still Battling for Equity: Examining Biological Sex Portrayals Through the Lens of the Gold Coast During Australian Prime Time Coverage of the 2018 Commonwealth Games2
In the Wake of a ‘Racial Reckoning’: Resistance… or Persistence in Sporting Representations?2
Exposing a Motherhood Penalty in Sport: A Feminist Narrative Inquiry of Media Stories of Canadian Athlete Mothers’ Journeys to the 2020 Tokyo Games2
“Crypt Keeper That She Is”: Mariah Bell and the Media Framing of Age in the 2022 U.S. National Figure Skating Championships2
Speaking Up and Speaking Out: Collective Voice in Women’s Sports Media2
Recruiting Reporters’ Perceptions of Ethical Issues2
Commodifying Black Expressivity: Race and the Representational Politics of Streetball2
Mediatization and Self-Organized Leisure Sports: A Finnish Perspective2
A Summer Country’s Coverage of a Winter Event: Australian Nationalistic Broadcast Focus of the 2018 Winter Olympic Games2
Storying the Gender Binary in Sport: Narrative Motifs Among Transgender, Gender Non-Conforming Athletes2
Less Partisan and Less Aggressive? The Impact of Covid-19 on the Media Discourse of “El Clásico” on Spanish Radio2