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Sport and society

The fundamental premise at the heart of his research is to use sport as a way of explaining the major issues impacting society. In January 2018 Jonathan published a journal article on the use of clickbait by major sports news outlets on Twitter.

Jonathan has also delivered conference papers on football protest, nationalism in football punditry, and the impact of gambling sponsorship on football. His first book, Protest Campaigns, Media and Political Opportunities was published by Rowman & Littlefield International in 2016.

Jonathan is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and his research interests lie in football culture, protest, sport media and journalism.

Jonathan also sits on the editorial board of the Football Collective, whose aim is to bring critical debate to football. Previously he has been a part of an ESRC-funded media analysis post-Edward Snowden, which exposed government mass-surveillance.

Dr Jonathan Cable​Lecturer in Sports Journalism