Date of Award
Master of Arts (MA)
Program of Study
Communication - Corporate Communication
This study defines the impact the COVID-19 pandemic had on sports public relations at a professional level. Determining how the COVID-19 pandemic changed sports public relations by challenging the industry to think more creatively and in what ways organizations would affect the sports community. This research paper aims to explore how sports publicists and their organizations reacted to the stoppage of their events during the COVID-19 pandemic, the eventual return to play without fans, and how this would alter the future of the industry. Analyzing sports public relations during this time gives new insight into the successes and failures of sports publicists while they attempted to adapt with an industry bouncing back from crisis.
DeRosa, Joseph, "The COVID-19 Pandemic's Impact On Sports Public Relations" (2021). CUNY Academic Works.