Faculty of Arts


Sports Media

Please note: this is archived course information from 2018 for COMMS 303.


This course examines the relationship between sport and the media. Topics include: sports journalism; broadcasting industry practice; the mediated game event; online communities of fandom; game commentary; sports law; issues of race and gender. Students have the opportunity to experience outside broadcast of televised sport and use the university television studio to engage with key media sport professionals.

The course is designed to provide students with a theoretical base from which to understand the media sport nexus as well as to create an opportunity to undertake independent research and have a taste of television studio production. You do not have to be a keen sports fan or a competing athlete to do the course but you must be prepared to attend a range of sporting events as well as view televised sport.

View the course syllabus

Availability 2018

Not taught in 2018


Coordinator(s) Dr Margaret Henley


COMMS 303: 15.0 points


15 points from COMMS 200-206 and 15 Points in BA courses



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