The new issue of the Journal of Radio & Audio Media includes a review of Michael J. Socolow’s monograph „Six Minutes in Berlin: Broadcast Spectacle and Rowing Gold at the Nazi Olympics“ (University of Illinois Press, 2016).
The book explores the breakthrough of modern sports broadcast journalism and the Olympic Games as a truly global sports competition by studying the 1936 Olympic Games in Berlin.
The remarkable analysis builds upon the underdog story of the “Husky Clipper,” a varsity rowing boat from the University of Washington. However, the conditions and practices of international sports broadcasting are in the limelight. Not only sports and media historians should have a look …
Six Minutes in Berlin: Broadcast Spectacle and Rowing Gold at the Nazi Olympics. In: Journal of Radio & Audio Media, 25 (2018), 1, 182-185, DOI: 10.1080/19376529.2018.1438112
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