About the Project

In the past year,four students in the Philip Merrill College of Journalism undertook two projects related to hockey for the Shirley Povich Center for Sports Journalism. Alexandra Gharghoury and Danielle Ohl's assignment was to examine the history of media coverage in the National Hockey League. Ben Barr and Cate Kinlein had the responsibility of comparing media coverage of the NHL between the United State and Canada. Both projects had the financial support of the National Hockey League.

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A Comparison of U.S. and Canadian Hockey Media

Ben Barr and Cate Kinlein

Hockey’s place in the sports media hierarchy in the United States and Canada has been historically different. Hockey is widely considered Canada’s sport, in both origin and popularity. Although 23 of the 30 teams in the National Hockey League are located in the United States, it’s been understood that the most powerful media microscopes are located north of the border....


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National Hockey League Media Coverage: A history of Passion and Struggles

Alexandra Gharghoury and Danielle Ohl

In North America, sports are divided into the “Big 4”:;” baseball, football, basketball, and hockey. The United States cites baseball as its national pastime, although Nielsen ratings might say football. In Canada, it’s all about hockey and the National Hockey League. In the past decade, the NHL’s popularity is on the rise in the United States, largely because ofdue to the continual growth inand stability of media coverage...


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