The Role of Newspaper in Football Gambling-related Newscasting

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Thawatchai Doungthai
Wharittha Utesnan
Krit Tothanayanon

Abstract

This  qualitative  study  was  conducted  to  investigate  :  1.) roles  of  newspaper  towards  football  gambling  ;  2.) motivation  of  reporters  ;  and  3.) factors  determining  roles  of  newspaper  towards  the  presentation  of  football  gambling  news. This  study  employed  an  analysis  of  content  appeared  in  the  newspaper  namely : Thairat, Matichon, and Siam Sports together  with  an  in-depth  interview  conducted  with  reportors  of  the  newspaper  and  focused  on  serious  newspaper,  non-serious  newspaper,  and  sport  newspaper with quantitative research by by frequency count of football gambling news presentation.


                    Results  of  the  study  revealed  that  Thairat  and  Matichon  newspaper  played  roles  in  news  presentation  most,  followed  by  provision  of  knowledge  and  suggestions,  respectively.  Meanwhile,  Siam  Sports  did  not  present news  about  football gambling.  The  following were  found :


  1. Role about  news  presentation  the  following  were  presented  most : 1.1) measures  on  the  suppression  of  football  gambling  provided  by  various  agencies ; 1.2) arrest of  Thai  and  foreign  offenders  on  football  gambling ; 1.3) campaign  on  anti-football gambling  of  office  of  Thai  Health  Promotion  Foundation  and  education  institutes ; and 1.4) situations  in  foreign  countries  during  the  World  Football  season, respectively.

  2. Role about  the  provision  of    There  were  two  issued  presented  most. 
    2.1) Poll  about  behaviours  on  watching  football  game  and  football  gambling, 2014 Football  World  Cup ; upper-secondary  school  and  vocational  student ; their  behaviour  on  spending ; and  behaviour / impacts  of  football  gambling  in  2013  Thailand.  2.2) Knowledge  about  mental  health  related  to  football  gambling,  respectively.

  3. Role about  the  provision  of    The  following  were  presented  most :
    3.1) suggestion  to  parents  or  guardians  to  keep  an  eye  on  children  to  prevent  from  football  gambling ; 3.2) suggestion  about  offender  arrest  of  concerned  agencies ; 3.3) suggestion  to  football  gamblers  to  realize  disadvantage  of  gambling ; and 3.4) suggestion  about  the  amendment  of  gambling  law, respectively.

Regarding  motivation, it  was  found  the  reporters  of  the  newspaper  focused on serious newspaper, non- serious newspaper had  motivation  to  present  football  gambling  news  due  to  the  following : 1.) realization  on  duty  of  mass  media ; 2.)  construction  of  pride  for  themselves ; and
3.) responsibility  on  assigned  tasks. The  following  were  factors  determining  roles  of  the  newspaper  towards  the  presentation  of  football  gambling : 1.) environmental  factor ; 2.) influence  of  football  gambling  mafia ; 3.) difficulty in data seeking ; 4.) work policy ; 5.) influence of advertisement

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Doungthai, T., Utesnan, W., & Tothanayanon, K. (2018). The Role of Newspaper in Football Gambling-related Newscasting. Journal of Management Science Chiangrai Rajabhat University, 13(2), 193-218. Retrieved from https://so03.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/jmscrru/article/view/148185
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Thawatchai Doungthai

* Master of Arts. (Communication Study), Chiang Mai University, (2013). Currently a Lecturer in Communication Program (New Media Communication Communication), Faculty of Management Science, Chiang Rai Rajabhat University.  

Wharittha Utesnan

** Master of Arts. (Mass Communication), Thammasat University, (2014). Currently a Lecturer in Communication Program (New Media Communication Communication), Faculty of Management Science, Chiang Rai Rajabhat University.  

Krit Tothanayanon

***Master of Arts. (Communication Study), Chiang Mai University, (2013). Currently a Lecturer in Communication Program (New Media Communication Communication), Faculty of Management Science, Chiang Rai Rajabhat University.  

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