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ESPN : the making of a sports media empire

Author: Travis Vogan
Publisher: Urbana : University of Illinois Press, [2015]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Once a shoestring operation built on plywood sets and Australian rules football, ESPN has evolved into a media colossus. A genius for cross-promotion and its near-mystical rapport with its viewers empower the network to set agendas and create superstars, to curate sports history even as it mainstreams the latest cultural trends. Travis Vogan teams archival research and interviews with an all-star cast to pen the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Travis Vogan
ISBN: 9780252039768 0252039769 9780252081224 0252081226
OCLC Number: 906295212
Description: viii, 242 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction : An ESPN culture --
From the Entertainment and Sports Programming Network to ESPN --
SportsCentury : programming public sport history --
ESPN the magazine and Page 2 : paper and digital sports pages --
ESPN original entertainment : branding authority across genres --
ESPN films : "unprecedented documentary series" by "filmmaking originals" --
Grantland : ESPN's Miramax --
Conclusion : From Frontline to the bottom line --
Appendix A. The Entertainment and Sports Programming Network's first press release --
Appendix B. SportsCentury top one hundred athletes of the twentieth century --
Appendix C. SportsCentury panel.
Responsibility: Travis Vogan.
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