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Dr. David Burns
Dr. David Burns

SU's Burns Co-Edits New Book 'Social Issues in Communication: You Make the Call'

SALISBURY, MD---More and more social issues are bleeding into the sports world.

Dr. David Burns, professor of communication at Salisbury University examines some of those scenarios as co-editor of the new book Social Issues in Communication: You Make the Call.

This collection of real-life case studies on social issues in sports provides students with the opportunity to make the call on ethical and professional dilemmas faced by a variety of sport and communication professionals.

The case studies examine the successes and failures of communication in the corporate culture of sport intersecting with social issues such as race, gender, religion, social media, mass media, public health and LGBTQIA+ issues. 

Topics include the COVID-19 pandemic, the Black Lives Matter movement, sexual abuse scandals, domestic violence, cultural appropriation and mental health. 

This collection serves as a scholarly text for courses in sport communication, business, intercultural communication, public relations, journalism, media studies and sport management.

For more information, visit the book’s webpage

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