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Title:The FIFA World Cup 2010 in the news
Editor:Jacobs, SeanISNI
Periodical:Ecquid Novi: African Journalism Studies (ISSN 0256-0054)
Geographic terms:South Africa
Subjects:mass media
Abstract:This special issue of 'Equid Novi' has as its theme the FIFA Soccer World Cup held in South Africa in June and July 2010. It focuses on the way this mega tournament has been represented in the news media, both in South Africa and internationally. Sampada Aranke and Karl Zoller look at the 'representational fields' that can be identified in media representations in the run-up to the 2010 World Cup. Guy Berger points to media stereotypes about South Africa prior to the World Cup. Raphael Ginsberg argues that WC 2010 was in fact a very 'un-African World Cup': FIFA, the South African government, and the local organizing committees promised the revelation of 'Africa' during the 'African World Cup', but the execution has merely been a global operation adorned with African accessories. In his contribution on development journalism, Richard Peltz suggests that sports journalists, particularly writers about African football, are perfect candidates to make the idea of development journalism a workable model. Finally, Tendai Chari demonstrates how football, although primarily viewed as a form of leisure, can be intricately interwoven with politics, economics and culture. His article focuses on how South Africa's winning bid became an ideological tool between opposition and State-supporting newspapers in Zimbabwe. The issue further contains a roundtable discussion on the 2010 World Cup facilitated by Peter Alegi and Chris Bolsmann in January 2010. [ASC Leiden abstract]