A comparative analysis of how regulatory codes inform broadcast and print sports journalists' work routines in the UK using Sky Sports News and the Sun as case studies

Warning

As of July 2018 University of Brighton Repository is no longer updated. Please see our new repository at http://research.brighton.ac.uk.

McEnnis, Simon (2018) A comparative analysis of how regulatory codes inform broadcast and print sports journalists' work routines in the UK using Sky Sports News and the Sun as case studies Ethical Space: The International Journal of Communication Ethics, 15 (1-2). pp. 43-51. ISSN 1742-0105

[img] Text
ESpacev15n1-2_01 (2).pdf - Published Version

Download (506kB)

Abstract

This paper aims to provide a comparative analysis of how regulatory codes influence the work routines of print and broadcast sports journalists in the UK. Sky Sports News 24-hour news channel and the Sun newspaper are used as case studies. The government-regulated broadcast industry interprets autonomy as independence from advertisers and sponsors. Regulation, therefore, creates challenges for broadcast journalists within a hyper-commercialised professional sports environment. Conversely, the press regulator, the Independent Press Standards Organisation (IPSO) focuses on autonomy from government rather than business. Print sports journalists, therefore, lack autonomy from commercial pressures as media managers can exercise a degree of editorial control. This analysis examines sports journalism's fragmented professional culture while arguing that broadcast sports journalists' ethical conduct is more complex than has previously been acknowledged.

Item Type: Journal article
Additional Information: © 2018-1/2. Ethical Space: The International Journal of Communication Ethics. All rights reserved. Vol 15, No 1/2 2018. Made available here by permission.
Subjects: C000 Biological and Biomedical Sciences > C800 Psychology > C813 Sport and Exercise Psychology
L000 Social Sciences > L300 Sociology > L311 Sport and Leisure
C000 Biological and Biomedical Sciences > C600 Sport and Exercise Science
Depositing User: Converis
Date Deposited: 21 Mar 2018 13:43
Last Modified: 08 Sep 2018 00:38
URI: http://eprints.brighton.ac.uk/id/eprint/18134

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item

Downloads

Downloads per month over past year