• "News Reporting of Injury Prevalence in Football: A Study of Selected Nigerian Online Newspapers"

    Author(s):
    ISYAKU HASSAN , RABIU MUAZU MUSA , MOHD. NAZRI LATIFF AZMI , MOHAMAD RAZALI ABDULLAH AHMAD TAUFIK HIDAYAH ABDULLAH
    Editor(s):
    Jyotirmaya Patnaik (see profile)
    Date:
    2020
    Group(s):
    Communication Studies, Digital Humanists, Electronic Literature, Feminist Humanities, Film Studies
    Subject(s):
    Digital media, Sports journalism, Sports, Journalism, Nigeria
    Item Type:
    Article
    Tag(s):
    Agenda-setting, football, health promotion, injury, news coverage, sports, New media, Sport
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/8602-ab79
    Abstract:
    Despite the importance of football as an effective means of developing physical activity and fitness, routine data of football-related injuries are either inadequate or underreported, particularly in Nigeria. To develop an understanding of the football-related injuries and determine the prospects for prevention, logical and useful information specifying the occurrence of these incidents is necessary. Using a content analysis of 94 football-related news articles, this study identified the most commonly reported football-related injuries in Nigerian newspapers and determined their extent of coverage from agenda-setting perspectives. Altogether, five national newspapers with the highest readership and online popularity were selected using purposive sampling. Only football-related news articles were collected from the respective websites of the newspapers using internet-based searches between January 2015 and September 2019.The findings showed thatknee, ankle, and hamstring are the most commonly affected locations in football-related injuries according to the news reports.This study shows that media-based analysis of footballrelated injuries could supplement other methods, such as prospective and retrospective analyses, particularly in the Nigerian context.
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    Published
    Last Updated:
    1 year ago
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