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Persecuting Alex Rodriguez
Journalism Studies
  • Bonnie Brennen, Marquette University
  • Rick Brown, Marquette University
Document Type
Article
Language
eng
Format of Original
18 p.
Publication Date
1-1-2014
Publisher
Taylor & Francis
Original Item ID
doi: 10.1080/1461670X.2014.959817
Disciplines
Abstract
This qualitative textual analysis considers the US press coverage of Alex Rodriguez for his alleged use of performance-enhancing drugs. It evaluates nearly 500 newspaper, magazine and broadcast reports from 2007 to 2014 on Rodriguez, as well as reader and journalistic responses, and finds issues of overt and inferential racism, stereotyping and symbolic impurity, and a crude emphasis on money in the coverage. This research considers the ethics of the press coverage through a framework of Critical Race Theory and suggests an approach rooted in communitarian ethics to foster greater social justice and balance in sports media coverage.
Comments

Journalism Studies, Vol. 17, No. 1 (2014): 21-38. DOI.

Citation Information
Bonnie Brennen and Rick Brown. "Persecuting Alex Rodriguez" Journalism Studies (2014) ISSN: 1461-670X
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/bonnie_brennen/70/