Refereed Publications

Full versions of all published papers can be downloaded at my Academia.edu page or my Research Gate page

Journal Articles

Smith, L.R., Smith, K.D., & Blaszka, M. (2016, in press). Follow me, what’s the harm? Considerations of catfishing and utilizing fake online personas on social media. Journal of Legal Aspects of Sport.

MacArthur, P.J., Angelini, J. R., Billings, A.C., & Smith, L. R. (2016). 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. Published online before print doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1123/ssj.2016-0052

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), 1-17.

MacArthur, P.J., Angelini, J.R., Billings, A.C., & Smith, L.R. (2016, in press). 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 & Electronic Media, 60.

Angelini, J.R., MacArthur, P.J., Smith, L.R., & Billings, A.C. (2015). Nationalism in the United States and Canadian primetime broadcast of the 2014 Winter Olympics. International Review for the Sociology of Sport. Published online before print doi:10.1177/1012690215619205

Smith, L.R. (2015). What’s the best exposure? Examining media representations of female athletes and the impact on collegiate athletes’ self-objectification. Communication & Sport. Published online before print doi: 10.1177/2167479515577080

Smith, L.R., & Sanderson, J. (2015). I’m going to Instagram it!: An analysis of athlete self-presentation on Instagram. Journal of Broadcasting and Electronic Media, 59(2), 342-358.

Hull, K., Smith, L.R., & Schmittel, A. (2015). Form or Function? A Five Year Examination of ESPN The Magazine's "Body Issue". Visual Communication Quarterly. 22(2), 106-117,

Billings, A.C., Angelini, J., MacArthur, P., Smith, L.R., & Vincent, J. (2014). Fanfare for the American: NBC’s primetime broadcast of the 2012 London Olympiad. Electronic News, 8(2), 101-119.

Smith, L.R. (2014). Girls ruin everything: An analysis of the framing of the removal of baseball and softball from Olympic competition. Journal of Sport Media. 9(2), 97-114.

Billings, A.C., Angelini, J.R., MacArthur, P.J., Bissell, K., Smith, L.R., & Brown, N. (2014). Where the differences really reside: The ‘big five’ sports featured in NBC’s 2012 London primetime Olympic telecast. Communication Research Reports, 31(2), 141- broadcasts.

Smith, L.R. (2014). Up against the boards: A visual analysis of the men’s and Women’s 2010 Olympic Ice Hockey. Communication and Sport Journal, 4(1), 62-81.

Smith, L.R. (2014). The Blade Runner: The discourses surrounding Oscar Pistorius in the 2012 Olympics and Paralympics. Communication and Sport Journal, 3(4), 39—410.

Okdie, B. M., Ewoldsen, D. R., Eno, C. A., Muscanell, N. M., Guadagno, R. E., Dunn, A., O’Mally, J., Smith, L.R., & Velez, J.(2014). Missed programs (There is no TiVo for this one): Why psychologists should study the media. Perspectives on Psychological Science, 9(2), 180-195.

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

Billings, A.C., Angelini, J.R., MacArthur, P.J., Bissell, K., & Smith, L.R. (2014). (Re)calling London: The gender frame agenda within NBC’s primetime broadcast of the 2012 Olympiad. Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly, 91(1), 38- 58.

Smith, L.R., & Bissell, K. (2014). Nice dig! An analysis of the verbal and visual coverage of men’s and women’s beach volleyball during the 2008 Olympic Games. Communication and Sport Journal, 2(1), 48-64.

Cooley, S.C. & Smith, L.R. (2013). Presenting Me! An Examination of Self-Presentation in U.S. and Russian Online Social Networks. Russian Journal of Communication, 5(2), 176-190.

Bissell, K. & Smith, L.R. (2013). Let's (not) talk about sex: An analysis of the verbal and visual coverage of women's beach volleyball during the 2008 Olympic Games. Journal of Sports Media, 8(2), 1-30.

Smith, L.R., & Smith, K.D. (2012). Identity in Twitter's hashtag culture: A sports media consumption case study. International Journal of Sport Communication, 5(4), 539-557.

Smith, L.R., & Cooley, S.C. (2012). International faces: An analysis of self- inflicted face-ism in online profile pictures. Journal of Intercultural Communication, 41(3), 279-296.

Smith, L.R. (2012). Winning isn’t everything: The effect of nationalism bias on enjoyment of a mediated sporting event. International Journal of Sport Communication, 5(2), 176-192.

Book Chapters

Reichart Smith, L.M. (2011). The less you say: An exploratory study of gender coverage in sports on Twitter. In A.C. Billings (Ed.). Sports media: Transformation, integration, consumption(pp. 146-161). New York: Routledge.

Reichart Smith, L.M., & Smith, K.D. (2010). What a difference a download makes: Political advertising in the digital age. In N. Burns, T. Daugherty, and M.S. Eastin (Eds.). A handbook of research on digital media and advertising: User generated content consumption (pp. 577-603). Hershey, PA: IGI Global.

Non-Refereed Publications

Invited journal articles:

Billings, A.C., Bissell, K.B., Reichart Smith, L.M.,& Brown,N. (2014, in press). Where the boys and girls are; where the boys and girls "should" be: Attitudes about sport gender-typing. Modern Sport Communication.

Book Chapters

Kian, E.M., Reichart Smith, L.M., Lee, J.W., & Sweeney, K. (in progress). ESPN The Magazine "Body Issue": Challenging but reinforcing traditional images of masculinity and femininity in sport. In J. McGuire, G.G. Armfield, & A. Earnheardt (Eds.), The ESPN effect: Exploring the worldwide leader in sports. New York: Peter Lang.

Yoo, S.K., Reichart Smith, L.M., & Kim, D. (In Press). Communication theories and sport studies. In P.M. Pedersen(Ed.). The Routledge Handbook of Sport Communication New York: Routledge.

Reichart Smith, L.M., & Copeland, G.A. (2010). Silence is(n't) golden: Responding to 527 ads. In M.M. Smith, G. Williams, and L. Powell (Eds.). The political shell game: Campaigns and finance reform (pp. 89-110). Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield.

Encyclopedia Entries

Reichart Smith, L.M. (2013). Fox Sports. Encyclopedia of Sports in American Pop Culture.

Reichart Smith, L.M. (2013). ESPN. Encyclopedia of Sports in American Pop Culture.

Reichart Smith, L.M. (2013). The ESPY Awards. Encyclopedia of Sports in American Pop Culture.