The Private Lives of Australian Cricket Stars: a Study of Newspaper Coverage 1945-2010

  • Roger Patching

Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis


This thesis examines an incident in the private lives of five famous Australian cricketers and researches the level of interest in the story at the time by newspapers in the capital cities of four states (Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria and South Australia) and the national capital (Canberra). The analysis of the five case study incidents demonstrated what the researcher characterised as ‘the escalation of intrusion’ by the media into the private lives of sporting celebrities since the turn of the Century.
Date of Award14 Feb 2014
Original languageEnglish
SupervisorMark Pearson (Supervisor) & Jane Johnston (Supervisor)

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