Reporting the 2014 World Cup: football first and social issues last

  title={Reporting the 2014 World Cup: football first and social issues last},
  author={Helton Levy},
  journal={Sport in Society},
  pages={572 - 582}
  • Helton Levy
  • Published 4 May 2017
  • Political Science
  • Sport in Society
Abstract Delays and infrastructure problems appeared as key issues in numerous media reports on the preparations for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. This paper analyses to what extent the media coverage of this period helped to overshadow serious existent social issues, such as poverty and violence, and how this has meant the privilege of FIFA’s narratives over these issues. A frame analysis shows that while the FIFA is quoted as a major source of the news on the event, a stereotyped portrait of… 

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