Andrew C. Billings (PhD, Indiana University) is the Ronald Reagan Chair of Broadcasting and director of the Alabama program in Sports Communication at the University of Alabama. His research interests lie in the intersection of sport, mass media, consumption habits, and identity-laden content. He is the author and/or editor of nine books, including Olympic Media: Inside the Biggest Show on Television; his writings have been translated into five languages. Billings is also the author of over 90 refereed journal articles and book chapters in outlets such as the Journal of Communication, Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly, Mass Communication & Society, and the Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media. Dr. Billings serves on many editorial boards, including the journal Communication & Sport, where he currently acts as associate editor.
Michael L. Butterworth (PhD, Indiana University) is director and associate professor of the School of Communication Studies at Ohio University. He is the author of Baseball and Rhetorics of Purity: The National Pastime and American Identity during the War on Terror, as well numerous scholarly articles in such journals as Communication and Critical/Cultural Studies, Communication & Sport, Communication, Culture & Critique, Critical Studies in Media Communication, and the Quarterly Journal of Speech. He has taught undergraduate and graduate courses in communication and sport, with particular emphasis on metaphor, myth, and politics. He also serves as the founding executive director for the International Association for Communication and Sport.
Paul D. Turman (PhD, University of Nebraska) is the Vice President for Research & Economic Development for the South Dakota Board of Regents. His scholarly research focuses on the role of communication in the coach-athlete and parent-child relationship within a sport context. Prior to his time with the Board of Regents, he taught courses in communication and sport at the University of Northern Iowa. His scholarly work has been published in journals such as Communication Education, the Journal of Applied Communication Research, the Journal of Family Communication, and Communication Studies.
Examining Identity in Sports Media is ideal for undergraduate or graduate-level courses in Sports Communication, Sports Media, Media Criticism, Sports Sociology, Gender Communication, and Identity Politics.
Leadership Communication as Citizenship explains the communication skills you need to help construct effective experiences for an organization, team, or community, whether in the role of doer, follower, guide, manager, or leader. It articulates the important role that communication plays in helping to co-construct group, organizational, or community direction. Effective leadership communication is explored in the context of citizenship, emphasizing the opportunities and responsibilities we each face for helping groups that matter to us, whether a business, a religious institution, or a government entity.
Throughout the book, authors John O. Burtis and Paul D. Turman relay a compelling, readable story about how to create more successful organizations and communities through direction-giving stories, regardless of one's role in the group.
Key FeaturesExplains the daily interplay between communication, citizenship, and direction-giving, thus challenging readers to realize the power they have to give direction in their own team, organization, or communityFocuses on common communication skills involved across seemingly disparate leadership contexts—from working in teams to communities to social movements or elsewhere—to help people succeed in the setting in which they find themselvesExplores times of crisis and use of leadership vision, discussing how direction-giving approaches may require adjustment in these times of extreme opportunity, threat, or change.
Intended Audience: Leadership Communication as Citizenship is appropriate for anyone who wants to make a difference in their team, organization, or community, and for such courses as Leadership, Organizational and Group Communication, Industrial/ Organizational Psychology, Persuasion, and Management.