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Christopher Finlay - Loyola Marymount University. Los Angeles, CA, US

Christopher Finlay Christopher Finlay

Associate Professor of Communication Studies, College of Communication and Fine Arts | Loyola Marymount University

Los Angeles, CA, UNITED STATES

Assistant Professor of Communication Studies

Biography

Dr. Christopher J. Finlay is an Associate Professor of Communication Studies at Loyola Marymount University. He holds a PhD in Communication from the Annenberg School at the University of Pennsylvania. He specializes in digital media cultures, sports communication, global media industries and political communication. He has a particular interest in the Olympics media and Chinese media industries.

Dr. Finlay has authored over a dozen scholarly works, including, most recently, “Real Men, Himbos, And Bros: Continuity And Change In The Portrayal Of Masculinities In Sport-Dirtied Beer Advertising” with Dr. Lawrence Wenner, “The Right to Profitable Speech: Olympians, Sponsorship, and Social Media Discourse” and “Building a Better Winter Dream: Beijing 2022 and the International Olympic Committee”. In addition, Chris regularly contributes to popular media through expert commentary and original think pieces. His most recent is “Powering Down” for LMU Magazine.

Follow Chris on Twitter: @therealCJFinlay

Education (5)

University of Pennsylvania: Ph.D., Communication 2011

University of Oxford: Visiting Scholar, Journalism 2009

University of Pennsylvania: M.A., Communication 2005

Carleton University: M.A., Political Science 2002

Simon Fraser University: B.A., Political Science 2000

Social

Areas of Expertise (11)

Political Science

Communication

New Media

Global Communications

Journalism

Qualitative Research

Policy Analysis

Digital Meda

International Relations

Media Research

Strategic Communication

Industry Expertise (7)

Education/Learning

Political Organization

Public Relations and Communications

Research

Media - Online

Internet

International Affairs

Affiliations (3)

  • Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication
  • Alumni of the Ivy League: Ivy & Oxford Cambridge MIT Stanford Caltech Berkeley Chicago Northwestern
  • International Communication Association

Media Appearances (2)

Rebel Viewers: #NBCFail and the Decline (and Rise?) of the Shared Olympic Media Event by Chris Finlay

CGCS Mediawire  online

2012-09-12

On July 26th, 2012, Steven Marx, whose twitter account reportedly had only 17 followers at the time, posted a complaint about NBC, the official International Olympic Committee (IOC)-ordained American broadcaster of the London 2012 Olympics.

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Farrow's Darfur Olympics & Our Olympic Shame"

Huffington Post  online

2008-08-01

With less than a week to go before the opening ceremonies of the Olympic Games in Beijing, Mia Farrow is on her way to a refugee camp in Darfur to host The Darfur Olympics, a week-long web broadcast that will be timed to coincide with the first week of the Olympic Games.

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Articles (5)

Beyond the blue fence: Inequalities and spatial segregation in the development of the London 2012 Olympic media event Interactions: Studies in Communication & Culture

2014-06-02

This article presents two cases studies of local resistance to the conscious effort of Olympics actors to use East London as representational space to produce and reinforce dominant nationalist and neo-liberal themes in the 2012 Olympic media event narrative.

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A Space for Mothers: Grief as Identity Construction on Memorial Websites Created by Sids Parents OMEGA--Journal of Death and Dying

2011-08-01

In this article we conduct a textual analysis of memorial websites created by mothers who have experienced a loss due to sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS).

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Public diplomacy games: a comparative study of American and Japanese responses to the interplay of nationalism, ideology and Chinese soft power strategies around the 2008 Beijing Olympics Sport in Society: Cultures, Commerce, Media, Politics

2010-06-29

The Olympic Games are global communication events that offer host-nations the unique opportunity to promote a soft power agenda by allowing them to construct global messages about their cultural identities and work towards public diplomacy goals that may be more difficult to achieve under normal circumstances.

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Toward the Future: The New Olympic Internationalism Owning the Olympics: Narratives of the New China

2008-01-01

The Olympic Games are global communication events that offer host-nations the unique opportunity to promote a soft power agenda by allowing them to construct global messages about their cultural identities and work towards public diplomacy goals that may be more difficult to achieve under normal circumstances.

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Canada and the Clash of Media Civilizations: Ethical Implications from a Survey of Journalists The Cartoon Debate and the Freedom of the Press

2007-01-01

Canada and the Clash of Media Civilizations: Ethical Implications from a Survey of Journalists, a chapter from "The Cartoon Debate and the Freedom of the Press."

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