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James Angelini
Associate Professor
Director of Graduate Studies
University of Delaware
233B Pearson Hall
Newark, DE 19716


Dr. Angelini completed his the Department of Telecommunications at Indiana University. His research focuses on the cognitive and emotional responses a viewer experiences while viewing televised sports. His doctoral research examines an individual’s viewing choices, when faced with sports broadcasts featuring male or female athletes as well as masculine or feminine sports, and their physiological responses to these broadcasts. Other research has included studying an individual’s cognitive processing of advertising, an investigation in the differences within the commentary of sporting events based upon the sex, race, and nationality of the athletes competing, and an examination of the amount of food advertising on television that is targeted toward children and teens.

Courses Regularly Taught:

COMM206: Sex Violence and the Media

COMM370: Theories of Mass Communication

COMM418: Topics in Mass Commuication (Topic: Sports and the Media)​

COMM423: Communication, Advertising, and the Consumer

COMM603: Communication Research Methods - Procedures


Billings, A. C., Angelini, J. R., & MacArthur, P. J. (2018). Olympic television: Broadcasting the biggest show on Earth. Abingdon, United Kingdom: Routledge.

MacArthur, P. J., Angelini, J. R., Billings, A. C., & Smith, L. R. (2017). The Canadian state of mind: Coverage of men and women athletes in the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation's primetime broadcast of the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic Games. Journal of Broadcasting and Electronic Media, 61(2), 410-429.

MacArthur, P. J., Angelini, J. R., Billings, A. C., & Smith, L. R.  (2017). The thin line between masculinity and skate: Primetime narratives of male figure skaters on the CBC and NBC primetime 2014 Winter Olympic broadcasts. Sociology of Sport Journal, 34(1), 46-58.

MacArthur, P. J., Angelini, J. R., Billings, A. C., & Smith, L. R. (2016). The dwindling Winter Olympic divide between male and female athletes: The NBC broadcast network's primetime coverage of the 2014 Sochi Olympic Games. Sport in Society, 19(10), 1556-1572.

Angelini, J. R., Billings, A. C., MacArthur, P. J., Bissell, K., & Smith, L. R. (2014). Competing separately, medalling equally: Racial depictions of athletes in NBC's primetime coverage of the 2012 London Olympic Games. Howard Journal of Communication, 25(2), 115-133.

Angelini, J. R., MacArthur, P. J., & Billings, A. C. (2014). Spiraling into or out of stereotypes? (2014) NBC's primetime coverage of male figure skaters at the 2010 Olympic Games. Journal of Language and Social Psychology, 33(2), 226-235.

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