NBA, PSA, and Homophobia

This really doesn’t have much (anything?) to do with digital media, but I wanted to post it anyway. Apparently the NBA is joining the Ad Council and the Gay, Lesbian, & Straight Education Network to launch a new campaign targeting anti-LGBT language among teens. The commercials will air during the NBA playoff finals on more…

FlowTV Special Issue CFP – Sports Media: Tensions and Transitions

FlowTV Special Issue CFP: Sports MediaPlease distribute widely; submission deadline is Monday, Oct. 5 As the NFL bans players from Tweeting on the sidelines and the NCAA bans fans’ unofficial Facebook recruitment pages, it is clear that players, fans, leagues, and media institutions are struggling to maintain control in changing mediated sports environments. Yet it…

More on sports, power, and control

In an earlier post I discussed some of the tensions between the NCAA, Social Media, and Fandom. There has been a lot happening recently in the world of sports with regards to social media so I thought I’d give some updates and pose some new questions. What strikes me as significant are the changing relationships…

NCAA, citizenship, and new media

 I’ll write soon but in the meantime, here are a couple of interesting links. College Stars Sue over Likeness in Video Games And an NPR interview with Andrew Rasiej: Redefining Citizenship in the Digital Age. Image Credit: NCAA 08

NCAA football, social media, and fandom

The OU/Texas Tech Game Ball was dedicated to the fans after the 65-21 win The NCAA bylaws have been updated to restrict the ways in which universities (and by extension boosters, fans, and alumni) are allowed to interact with potential recruits via social networking sites such as Facebook.  According to rules created in 2006 and…