Race and sports journalism

Authored by: Jed Novick , Rob Steen

Routledge Handbook of Sport, Race and Ethnicity

Print publication date:  September  2016
Online publication date:  September  2016

Print ISBN: 9781138816954
eBook ISBN: 9781315745886
Adobe ISBN: 9781317596677

10.4324/9781315745886.ch6

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Abstract

When Robin Daniels was writing his 2009 memoir of his fellow Lancastrian Sir Neville Cardus, renowned music and cricket correspondent for the Manchester Guardian from the 1920s until his death in 1975, the subtitle he finally plumped for was nothing if not apt – Celebrant of Beauty. Sportswriting’s priorities have undergone enormous changes since Cardus’s heyday, due in good part to the expansion of newspaper pagination and the advent of the internet, but also to a wider awareness of the folly inherent in the time-dishonoured view that sport should be immune to political and social reality.

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