LYTP1001 Sport and Media (4 cr)

Study level:
Basic studies
Grading scale:
English, Finnish
Responsible organisation:
Faculty of Sport and Health Sciences
Curriculum periods:
2017-2018, 2018-2019, 2019-2020



Definition of mass media, introduction to media as audience former, sports as media content, sport journalism and journalists, the challenges of sport in mass media.

Completion methods

Lectures 20 hours and a reading assignment (a book exam, two books). Lectures will be held in English but it is possible to answer either in Finnish or in English in the lecture exam and the book exam.

Assessment details

Lecture exam 50 % and the book exam (two books) 50 %

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of this course, student is able to:
- demonstrate an understanding of the key aspects and issues related to sport media and the logic of broadcasting of sport

Additional information

spring term

Study materials

Book exam, two books:

Rowe, D. 2011. Global Media Sport: Flows, Forms and Futures. London: Bloomsbury. (192 pages)


Billings, A. C. & Hardin, M. (Eds.). 2014. Routledge Handbook of Sport and New Media. London: Routledge. (pages 1-269)


Laine, A. 2011. Urheilujournalismin Suomi–Ruotsi-maaottelu. Helsinki: Edita. (ss. 1–132 ja 165–324, yht. 290 s.)

Completion methods

Method 1

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Parts of the completion methods
Unpublished assessment item