Wesley Hutchins
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I am graduating out of University this coming November, looking at the prospect of going into either Public Relations, or into a sporting media industry.

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Controversy: 3 Case Studies (Beckham, Rooney & Cantona)

“Certain super-major events come to dominate the headlines to such an extent that is becomes temporarily difficult for columnists and commentators to discuss anything else” (Andrews, 2001: 143)

 Controversy is rife in most sports worldwide, but none more so than in football, ranging from mindless violence, tears, and death threats. Although some of these aspects, or all of them could be passed off as in the ‘heat of the moment’, or through the pure passion of those individuals,…

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Posted on February 2, 2012 at 20:30

The Commodification of Celebrity Culture

‘The influence of celebrity has been especially pronounced on certain kinds of media products (Turner, 2006: 487)

It is not so uncommon to see your favourite sport star or favourite entertainment star on the front of a magazine cover, or on the front pages of a newspaper with the mass media that is now readily available to consumers including: TV, Radio, Magazines, Newspapers, and the Internet, which are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week in some cases. Therefore, this chapter…

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Posted on February 2, 2012 at 20:22

Football as a Business

‘Money generated through professional sport, international sports competitions, and the televising of major sports events is both substantial and increasing’ (Gratton, 2000: 3)

The emergence and history of “super-rich” footballers is not a long standing issue in the sport, yet more revenue has been streaming into football clubs, leagues and to the players themselves over the past decade. This chapter will discuss and offer an analysis on the contentious issues of football as a…

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Posted on February 2, 2012 at 20:20

The Over-Bearing Importance of Pride

Football offers much more to the Premiership stars than just money, it offers pride, emotion but also fear. It is a game of many highs but consists of very low points of an individual’s career. This is when the ‘beautiful game’ becomes less about the money and more about the game itself, as Premiership players who play for their country show pride and passion as they sing the national anthems of their respective countries. Also in high profile games the players seem to be more involved with…

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Posted on February 2, 2012 at 20:17

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