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Professor of Media Sport, University of Stirling

Richard's principal research interests focus on the inter-relationships between sport, the media and popular culture. He has recently published work on the history of sports broadcasting in Britain, the history of sports commentary in radio and television, the impact of social media on sports journalism, the history of sport on film, Olympic broadcasting, the strategic management of sports communications, sports image rights, sports journalism and the globalisation of televised sport.

His last book, 'BBC Sport in Black and White' (Palgrave) won the Lord Aberdare Literary Prize in 2017.


  • –present
    Professor of Communications, Media and Culture, University of Stirling