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On the Sidelines, which explores the systemic sexism and racism that female sportscasters face in the workplace and that gendered neoliberalism maintains this status quo.

Read the book summary below followed by a Q&A with Harrison about the book’s research process and discussing these topics in the classroom:

When sports fans turn on the television or radio today, they undoubtedly find more women on the air than ever before. Nevertheless, women sportscasters are still subjected to gendered and racialized mistreatment in the workplace and online Read more “Harrison Explores Challenges of Female Sportscasters in New Book”

Amber Roessner is an assistant professor in the School of Journalism & Electronic Media. Her research interests include the history of sports media and its intersection with American culture and collective memory; race, class, gender and the mass media; and critical and cultural studies. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Georgia.

Since joining the UT School of Journalism and Electronic Media in 2010, Roessner has published three refereed articles and one book chapter, presented four refereed papers and participated on four panels at national/international conferences.

Her work was recognized by an “Award for Excellence” at … Read more “Dr. Amber Roessner Quest Scholar of the Week”

National Sportscasters and Sportswriters student chapter. All University of Tennessee students are invited to join the organization and the first 15 journalism majors who do so may join for free, courtesy of the School of Journalism and Electronic Media.
Tennessee will be home to only the second student chapter of this organization nationwide. Members will receive a unique opportunity to network with the industry’s leading professionals and gain access to the NSSA’s growing pool of resources.

The student chapter will be advised by Dr. Erin Whiteside and Dr. Read more “National Sportscasters and Sportswriters student chapter opens at UT”

Erin Whiteside is the lead author, along with Marie Hardin (Penn State University) of an article published in the current issue of International Journal of Sports Communication.  The piece is entitled “On being a ‘good sport’ in the workplace: Women, the glass ceiling and negotiated resignation in sports information.”
Whiteside’s research was covered by in a recent article examining the lack of fan base/audience growth in women’s soccer and women’s athletics in general. The article can be read here.

National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association will open its second student chapter at the University of Tennessee. The first chapter was opened at Syracuse University.

For more information on membership visit the NSSA’s membership page or contact Dr. Erin Whiteside at