EHR220 Sports Media 2 (8)

Sports Media 2 gives students an opportunity to develop and apply skills in two areas of sports journalism media. Students will analyse critiques of the industry and the use of text, sound and images in modern sports journalism and sports media. The subject also requires students to produce their own examples of sports media product. Students will critique the contemporary culture of sports media in Australia and globally, consider how cultural power works in the relationship between sport and media, contemplate how notions of gender, sexuality and discrimination affect sports media and also examine new spaces in which sports media operate (particularly online spaces). Sports Media 2 provides students with the opportunity to critically reflect on the changing landscapes on sports media and also prepares students for ethical and professional workplace experiences.


Session 1 (30)
Bathurst Campus

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: EHR220. Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject Information

Grading System



One session


School of Exercise Science, Sport and Health

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to analyse the use of text, sound and images in sports media;
  • be able to critically analyse the construction of narrative and 'good writing' in sports media contexts;
  • be able to utilise research to develop their own ideas about the newsworthiness of sports stories and develop their own 'angles';
  • be able to critically reflect on the economic relationship of sport and media, and how cultural power and globalisation affects such relationships;
  • be able to plan, develop and produce their own sports journalism product in clear, concise and unambiguous professional communication according to the rules of the relevant genre of sports media;
  • be able to respond to and implement feedback on their own sports journalism product and professional practice.


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • Critiquing the contemporary culture of sports journalism;
  • The image and status of the sports journalist;
  • The sport-media relationship and cultural power;
  • Sports media, commercialisation and globalisation;
  • Sports media, gender, sexuality, masculinity and femininity;
  • Sport and new/online media;
  • The future of sports media;
  • Critical reflections of the sports media.

Indicative Assessment

The following table summarises the assessment tasks for the online offering of EHR220 in Session 1 2019. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated and can also differ to suit the mode of study (online or on campus).

Item Number
Value %
Online subject journal
Investigative journalism essay

The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: July 2020. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.