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On the same page? The theory-practice divide and gendered media representations of sport

04.09.2019 21:34 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

January 17, 2020

Northumbria University, London Campus

Deadline: October 11, 2019

Keynote speaker: Professor Toni Bruce,Faculty of Education and Social Work, University of Auckland, New Zealand

Keynote panel: to be announced in October 2019

The quality and influence of research produced by sports mediascholarsfrom a range of disciplines is improved by both an interdisciplinary approach and the direct, active involvement of stakeholders. As such, the aim of this one-day conference is to provide a platform for the knowledge exchange between scholars (from a range of disciplines), stakeholders, and practitioners who are united by a focus on sports media.

The event will take stock of the current position by examining notable case studies from the recent past. The event aims to foster new inter- and/or post-disciplinary trajectories and scholarship/practitioner collaborations. More specifically, the event hasfour objectives:

1. To stimulate conversations between academic disciplines, as well as between fields of media policy and practice;

2. To elaborate an historically-informed, future-focused research agenda that accounts for the needs and concerns of policy makers and practitioners;

3. To disseminate emerging findings and insights to a wide audience of academics and non-academics;

4. To identify and agree a series of next steps and practical actions by which to progress the Network and its concerns.


We welcome 15-minute papers, multi-media or documentary presentations which address the study of the gendered nature of sports media, including but not limited to such topics as:

* Methodological innovation

* Pathways to inter-disciplinary collaboration

* Sharing research outcomes with media practitioners

* Overcoming gender bias in sports media industries

* Sports media representation of female non-athletes

* Sports media, gender and race

* Inclusive and exclusive framing of trans athletes

It is intended that the symposium will lead to a special edition collection for Routledge’s /Advances in Leisure Studies /series.

Submissions are due by Friday, 11 October 2019  and should:

1. Be sent in the form of a Microsoft Word document (.doc, .docx)

2. Not exceed 300 words

3. Include the title of the paper

4. Include the author’s full name, title, position and institution

5. Include a brief professional biography (not exceeding 50 words)

Submissions should be sent to:

with the subject header: /“Abstract: Sports media & gender conference 2020"/

Cost: £15 (Lunch and refreshment provided). For more details and to book a place, please visit the conference website here:

A small number of travel and accommodation bursaries are available for Early Career. Details on request.

Venue: Northumbria University London Campus, 110Middlesex St, Spitalfields, London, E1 7HT

Convenor: Roger Domeneghetti,Senior lecturer in Journalism, Faculty of Arts Design and Social Science, Northumbria University



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