Journal article

Online news media reporting of football-related fatalities in Australia: A matter of life and death.

Lauren V Fortington, Sheree Bekker, Caroline F Finch

Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport | Published : 2018

Abstract

OBJECTIVES: While deaths in sports settings are rare, they do occur. To develop an understanding of the sports and people most at risk, and to identify opportunities for prevention, routine and systematic data detailing the occurrence of these fatalities is required. There is currently no routine reporting of data of this nature in Australia. As there is often strong community interest in these incidents, the media offers an opportunity for surveillance. However before this can occur, understanding of the terminology used by the media is required. The aim of this study was to identify the terminology most frequently used in online Australian news media coverage of football-related deaths. DE..

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