Sports journalists are tasked with considerably more than Xs and Os.
We cover everything from labor strife to domestic violence, sexual violence to racial tensions.
But, like most in our audience, we seem to forget about the ramifications of these big, cultural issues as soon as the game starts, or as quickly as another topic catches our attention.
I think one of the biggest challenges of sports journalism educators is to literally “train” students to care and to show it in their work.
My column, published on PBS MediaShift, discusses how I think we can do this.
2019 FIFA Women's World Cup: Media, Fandom, and Soccer's Biggest Stage is available online from Palgrave Macmillan. (Hardback available in September 2021.)
Molly Yanity, Ph.D.