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Media, Sport and Society HEJ343


Due to the circumstances around COVID-19, you will begin your semester 2 studies online in 2020. However, when Government guidelines change, on-campus studies will be reintroduced.


Sport is a major driver of media change. New media practices, technologies, platforms, policies and economies have developed to service the multi-billion dollar global sporting industry. Its stars are among our biggest media celebrities; sporting events attract massive advertising dollars; and the nexus between the sports, alcohol and gambling industries is now entrenched. This unit examines the relationship between sport and media in contemporary society. It provides a critical understanding of the production, circulation and consumption of media sports texts, and their representations of gender, nationalism, class and race. It examines the intersection of the sports, media and other industries, locally and globally. Students will also cover sporting events in order to more deeply understand the processes driving sports journalism and media production.


Unit name Media, Sport and Society
Unit code HEJ343
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Creative Arts and Media
Discipline Media

Dr Donald Reid

Teaching staff

Dr Donald Reid

Level Advanced
Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No


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25 points at introductory level in any discipline in any faculty


Teaching Pattern

5 hours fortnightly (1.5 hour lecture, 1 hour tutorial weekly)


1500-word essay (20%), critical essay (30%), tutorial assignment (10%), 2-hour exam (40%)

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