Edward (Ted) Kian, Ph.D. is Professor of Sports Media at Oklahoma State University. Dr. Kian’s research focuses on sport media, specifically examining portrayals of gender and LGBT in content, new media, attitudes and experiences of sport media members, and sport marketing. He is co-author of the textbook, Strategic Sport Communication (Human Kinetics, 2021) and lead author of Multimedia Sports Journalism: A Practical Guide for the Digital Age (Oxford Press, 2018). Dr. Kian has 15 years of professional experience in sport communications, working in newspapers, magazines, media relations, Internet sites, and radio.

Breakout Session 1: March 8, 10:45 AM-Noon
The face of the NFL is a bigot – What do we do? Examining the NFL’s crsis response to Jon Gruden’s emails.