Communication & Sport

(The TQCC of Communication & Sport is 4. 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 2020-05-01 to 2024-05-01.)
One and Done: The Long Eclipse of Women’s Televised Sports, 1989–201956
Towards a “Digital” Sports Journalism: Field Theory, Changing Boundaries and Evolving Technologies28
Fulfilling the Basic Psychological Needs of Esports Fans: A Self-Determination Theory Approach25
Active Within Structures: Predictors of Esports Gameplay and Spectatorship24
Gaming Gone Viral: An Analysis of the Emerging Esports Narrative Economy22
Understanding Sporting Social Media Brand Communities, Place and Social Capital: A Netnography of Football Fans19
Prejudice in the People’s Game: A Content Analysis of Race/Ethnicity in Polish Televised Football16
Smart Stadium as a Laboratory of Innovation: Technology, Sport, and Datafied Normalization of the Fans16
Motivational Differences Among Viewers of Traditional Sports, Esports, and NBA 2K League16
Analyzing the Presence of Homosexually- Themed Language Among Association Football Fans in the United Kingdom14
Royce White, DeMar DeRozan and Media Framing of Mental Health in the NBA14
“I’m Not going to the f***ing White House”: Twitter Users React to Donald Trump and Megan Rapinoe14
Challenging Hegemony Through Narrative: Centering Women’s Experiences and Establishing a Sis-Science Culture Through a Women-Only Doping Forum14
Consuming for the Greater Good: “Woke” Commercials in Sports Media13
A Scoping Review of Research on Online Hate and Sport13
Media Framings of the Transgender Athlete as “Legitimate Controversy”: The Case of Laurel Hubbard at the Tokyo Olympics12
Taegeuk Warriors with Blue Eyes: A Media Discourse Analysis of the South Korean Men’s Olympic Ice Hockey Team and Its Naturalized Athletes12
Shared Space: How North American Olympic Broadcasters Framed Gender on Instagram12
Gendered Body of Turkish Bikini Fitness Athletes on Instagram12
Duty of Karius: Media Framing of Concussion Following the 2018 UEFA Champions League Final11
Sports Newsrooms Versus In-House Media: Cheerleading and Critical Reporting in News and Match Coverage11
Dimensions of Sense of Membership in a Sport Fan Community: Factors, Outcomes, and Social Capital Implications10
Let’s Watch Live Streaming: How Streamer Credibility Influences Brand Attitude in Esports Streamer Marketing10
Exploring Discourses About Race/Ethnicity in a Spanish TV Football Program10
Sports Journalism Content When No Sports Occur: Framing Athletics Amidst the COVID-19 International Pandemic10
A Magic “Bullet”: Exploring Sport Fan Usage of On-Screen, Ephemeral Posts During Live Stream Sessions9
Media Framing of Women’s Football During the COVID-19 Pandemic9
The Gender of Sports News: Horizontal Segregation and Marginalization of Female Journalists in the Swiss Press9
Adoption of Innovations in Digital Sports Journalism: The Use of Twitter by German Sports Journalists8
Just How They Drew It Up: How In-House Reporters Fit Themselves Into the Sports Media System8
Media Framing of the Unified Korean Olympic Women’s Ice Hockey Team7
Everyone Hates the NCAA: The Role of Identity in the Evaluations of Amateurism Transgressions: A Case Study of the Chase Young Loan Scandal7
The Rio 2016 Paralympic Games: The Visibility of People With Disabilities in Brazil as a Possible Legacy7
The Effect of Statistics on Enjoyment and Perceived Credibility in Sports Media6
A Critical Discourse Analysis of Military-Related Remembrance Rhetoric in UK Sport: Communicating Consent for British Militarism6
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 Concussion6
“Cutting Editors Faster Than We’re Cutting Reporters”: Influences of The Athletic on Sports Journalism Quality and Standards6
How Nissin Represented Naomi Osaka: Race, Gender, and Sport in Japanese Advertising6
Systematic Sexism: Women’s Sports News in a Circle of Gatekeepers and Users on Twitter6
A Smarter and Greener Olympics: Mediatization and Public Reception in the Preparation Stage of the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics6
Towards a Social Justice Disposition in Communication and Sport Scholarship5
Video Assistant Referee in a Small-Nation Context: Intensified Mediatization5
Mediatization in Times of Pandemic: How German Grassroots Sports Clubs Employed Digital Media to Overcome Communication Challenges During COVID-195
Mediatized Engagements with Technologies: “Reviewing” the Video Assistant Referee at the 2018 World Cup5
Recontextualizing Barstool Sports and Misogyny in Online US Sports Media5
Rediscovering Mediatization of Sport5
Fair Go? Indigenous Rugby League Players and the Racial Exclusion of the Australian National Anthem5
#Selfies With a Mask On: Comparing Self-Presentation of Athletes From the U.S. and China in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics5
Side-by-Side Sports Reporters: A Between-Subjects Experiment of the Effect of Gender in Reporting on the NFL5
Media Narratives About Concussions: Effects on Parents’ Intention to Inform Their Children About Concussions5
Sports Fanship Changes Across the Lifespan5
“Detrimental to the Team Dynamic”: Exploring College Student-Athlete Dissent5
“That is Terrible News!”: Media Framing of Mamba Mentality Within Contemporary U.S. Racial and Gender Politics4
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 Sport4
Mental Health, College Athletics, and the Media Framing of D. J. Carton’s Announcement to Step Away From his Team4
Selling vs. Supporting Motherhood: How Corporate Sponsors Frame the Parenting Experiences of Elite and Olympic Athletes4
“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 M4
“Willpower knows no obstacles”: Examining Neoliberal Postfeminist Messaging in Nike’s Transnational Advertisements for Women4
Home Nation First, but to What Degree?: Nationalism in Chinese Central Television’s Broadcasts of the 2018 Winter Olympics4
Framing the Games: US Media Coverage of the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics4
#Gramming Gender: The Cognizance of Equality on Instagram Accounts of Prominent NCAA Athletic Departments4