My primary research interests center on issues of content management in the digital age. These issues include the intersections of sport media rights, government regulation, copyright, and content restrictions.
As of July 1, 2022, I have authored or co-authored 47 peer-reviewed articles, 3 textbooks, 12 book chapters, and 91 refereed conference presentations. A third edition of a Sport Public Relations textbook on which I am co-author was published in October 2020.
I am active member of the Society for American Baseball Research and am engaged in researching the biography of deceased player whose career in baseball spanned more than 30 years.
Select Journal Articles
Dittmore, S. & Kim, K. (2022). Nationalistic media obsession with Olympic medal counts: The case of the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games. Frontiers in Sports and Active Living, 4, 1-4.
Dittmore, S. W. (2020). George Scales and the making of Junior Gilliam in Baltimore, 1946. The National Pastime, published by the Society for American Baseball Research, 34-37.
Wilkerson, T. A., Stokowski, S., Fridley, A., Dittmore, S. W., & Bell, C. (2020). Barriers of Black football student-athletes in seeking mental health services. [special issue] Journal of Issues in Intercollegiate Athletics, 55-81.
Turk, M. R., Stokowski, S., & Dittmore, S. W. (2019). “Don’t be open or tell anyone”: Inclusion of sexual minority college athletes. Journal of Issues in Intercollegiate Athletics, 564-589.
Wood, E. A., Dittmore, S. W., Stokowski, S., & Li, B. (2019). Division I athletic director perceptions of requisite skills and experiences necessary for their positions. Journal of Higher Education Athletics and Innovation, 1(5), 102-122.
Li, B., Dittmore, S. W., Scott, O., Lo, W-J., & Stokowski, S. (2019). Why we follow: Examining motivational differences in following sport organizations on Twitter and Weibo. Sport Management Review, 22(3), 335-347.
Li, B., Scott, O., & Dittmore, S. W. (2018). Twitter and Olympics: Exploring factors which impact fans following American Olympic governing bodies. Paper submitted to the International Journal of Sports Marketing & Sponsorship, 19, 370-383.
Dittmore, S. W. & Li, B. (2017). Serve and volley: A political economy view of the Tennis Channel’s 6-year carriage battle. Paper accepted to Journal of Sports Media, 12(2), 103-123.
Dittmore, S. W. & Hutchins, B. (2017). Privilege over innovation: Sports broadcasting, mobile television and the case of Aereo. Journal of Legal Aspects of Sport, 27, 3-18.
Dittmore, S. W. (2016). College athletic departments as media organizations, and the regulation of content: Issues for the digital age. Marquette Sports Law Review, 26(2), 713-733.
Mahony, D. F., Hums, M. A., Andrew, D. P. S., & Dittmore, S. W. (2010). Organizational justice in sport. Sport Management Review, 13(2), 91-105.
Dittmore, S. W., Mahony, D. F., Andrew, D. P. S., & Hums, M. A. (2009). Examining fairness perceptions of financial resource allocation in U.S. Olympic sport. Journal of Sport Management, 23(4), 429-456.
Select Book Chapters
Stoldt, G. C., Dittmore, S. W., & Pedersen, P. M. (2022). Communication in the sport industry. In P. M. Pedersen, & L. Thibault (Eds.). Contemporary Sport Management (7th ed.). Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics.
Dittmore S. W. & Stokowski, S. E. (2020). Interviews. In D. P. S. Andrew, P. M. Pedersen, & C. D. McEvoy. Research Methods and Design in Sport Management (2nd ed.). (pp. 99-110). Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics.
Dittmore, S. W. (2019). Sport programming as a public good: A complicated Congressional legacy. In G. G. Armfield, J. P. McGuire, & A. Earnhardt (Eds.). (pp. 3-21). ESPN and the Changing Sports Media Marketplace. New York: Peter Lang Publishing. Part of Communication, Sport, and Society series edited by L. Wenner, A. Billings, & M. Hardin.
Dittmore, S. W., & McCarthy, S. T. (2014). Sports marketing and new media. In A.C. Billings & M. Hardin (Eds.). Routledge Handbook of Sport and New Media. (pp. 165-176). Oxfordshire, UK: Routledge.
Dittmore, S. W., & Fields, T. E. (2013). Content, copyright and carriage: Issues for sports media rights in the digital age. In P. M. Pedersen (Ed.). Routledge Handbook of Sport Communication. (pp. 228-237). New York: Routledge.