Date of Publication

Winter 12-7-2017

Document Type

Undergraduate Project

Professor's Name

Katharine Burakowski


The purpose of the study was to examine the complex relationship between NFL fans and the media in reaction to a newly hired NFL coach. The conclusions and process were important to all three groups because each group is directly affected by the others and the results. Fans can change the way they consume media and the organizations can change the way they interact with the media in an attempt to change the way the media writes about the team. It was known that media framing exists but the extent to which it exists in NFL circles had not been examined.