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Sports Communication

November 25, 2020
About the Episode

Black, Grano, Khan

In this episode of Communication Matters, hear from Professors Jason Edward Black, Daniel A. Grano, and Abraham Khan on a variety of topics within sports communication, including the health risks associated with playing football, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic; issues with sports mascots, particularly the Washington football team’s recent name change; and political activism by athletes related to the Black Lives Matter movement.


About Communication Matters: The NCA Podcast

NCA's podcast, Communication Matters, features episodes on topics that are relevant to Communication scholars, teachers, and practitioners.

Communication Matters is one means through which NCA works toward accomplishing its mission of advancing Communication as the discipline that studies all forms, modes, media, and consequences of communication through humanistic, social scientific, and aesthetic inquiry.

Communication Matters episodes will be released every other week on Thursdays and the podcast is free for all. Communication Matters is available on many platforms! You can find it by searching “Communication Matters” in the search bar of your favorite podcast app, or by clicking the listed platforms below.

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