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De/Connoted messages in sports photography in national newspapers

Keppel-Palmer, Marcus; Hall, Matthew



This paper reports on a longtitudinal survey and analysis of photographs in the dedicated sports sections of three national newspapers in 2016. The survey shows that the narrative remains that sport is the province of white male athletes, and that whilst there is some equalisation of content during major events, outside these there is a lack of depiction of diversity.

Presentation Conference Type Lecture
Start Date Mar 27, 2018
Peer Reviewed Not Peer Reviewed
APA6 Citation Keppel-Palmer, M., & Hall, M. (2018, March). De/Connoted messages in sports photography in national newspapers. Presented at SLSA Annual Conference 2018
Keywords sport, newspapers, Barthes, photographs, equality and diversity, IPSO, gender in sport, race in sport, disability in sport
Additional Information Title of Conference or Conference Proceedings : SLSA Conference 2018


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