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Roxane Coche, Ph.D.

Associate Professor and Chair - Department of Media Production, Management, and Technology

Office: 2075 Weimer Phone: 352-392-5059 Email: Twitter: @roxanecoche


Before coming to UF in 2018, Coche had been an assistant professor in the Department of Journalism and Strategic Media at the University of Memphis, teaching undergraduate and graduate students in broadcast, sports journalism and entrepreneurial media. Prior to that, she was a lecturer in the Department of Communication, Media and Journalism at the University of North Georgia Dahlonega and a visiting professor in the Communication and Sciences Program at the Tecnológico de Monterrey, Campus Guadalajara in Mexico.

She is the creator, producer and faculty leader for the multimedia project Once More at the River: From MLK to BLM.

Coche, who was born and raised in France, began her career as a freelance sports reporter and producer in Paris. She worked on major events such as the 2008 Soccer European Championship, 33rd America’s Cup and 2010 Olympic Games, 2008 U.S. Open and 2010 Australian Open and recently covered the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil.

Areas of Expertise

International and Intercultural Communication, Multimedia Journalism, Sports and Society, Sports Media, Video and Film Production and Post-production


Ph.D., University of North Carolina in 2013,
M.A. in English and American Civilization, Universite Paris III – Sorbonne Nouvelle, 2009
M.A. in Bi-lingual Journalism (French and English) Universite Paris III – Sorbonne Nouvelle, 2008
B.A. in English, Institut d’anglais de Paris Charles V – Université Paris VII.



Refereed Journal Articles

Coche, R., & Bell, T. R. (2024). Front-page prominence and newspaper ownership: Examining USWNT coverage after 2015 and 2019 World Cup victories. Journalism, 25(3), 710-728.

Coche, R. (2023). Around the World in a Class Session: How an Activity Can Change Students’ Outlook and Understanding of Media Effects. Teaching Journalism & Mass Communication, 13(2), 50-52. Retrieved from

Coche, R., Lynn, B., & Haught, M. J. (2023). Divide and conquer? A model for live OTT sports streaming. Obra Digital, 24, 31-50.

Coche, R., & Tuggle, C. (2023). A quarter century of NBC’s primetime Summer Olympics: A sex-based analysis of the network’s coverage. Journal of Sports Media, 18(1), 43-74.

Bell, T. R., & Coche, R. (2022). “Victory on Their Own Terms”: American Front-Page Framing of the USWNT Repeat World Cup Championship. Journalism Practice, Online Publication First. DOI: 10.1080/17512786.2020.1827451

Coche, R. (2022). Women take power: A case study of Ghanaian journalists at Russia 2018 World Cup. Sociology of Sport Journal, 39(1), 14-22. DOI: 10.1123/ssj.2020-0108

Coche, R. (2022). A new era? How the European ESPN covered the 2019 Women’s World Cup online. International Review for the Sociology of Sport, 57(1), 73-91. DOI: 10.1177/1012690221992242

Coche, R., & Haught, M. J. (2021). Sports Media Education’s Evolution: Integrating Technology, Branding and Strategic Media. Teaching Journalism & Mass Communication, 11(2), 27-36. Retrieved from

Coche, R., & Lynn, B. (2021). “The Best Camera is the One You Always Have With You”: The Case for MOJO-Based Courses and Mobile Production Kits. Teaching Journalism & Mass Communication, 11(1), 82-86. Retrieved from

Lynn, B. J., Coche, R., & Ashley, M. (2021). X’s and O’s, Angles and Games: NFL Football Yardage Estimations Based on Camera Angle. Sports Innovation Journal. Retrieved from

Coche, R. (2021). Course internationalization through virtual exchange: Students’ reflections. Journalism & Mass Communication Educator, 76(4), 412-424. DOI: 10.1177/10776958211014074

Coche, R., & Lynn, B. J. (2020). Behind the scenes: COVID-19 consequences on broadcast sports production. International Journal of Sport Communication, 13(3), 484-493. DOI: 10.1123/ijsc.2020-0231

Bell, T. R., & Coche, R. (2020). “The Man South Africa Forgot”: Media Construction and Redemption of Post-Apartheid Hero Josia Thugwane. Journal of Sports Media, 15(1), 99-123. DOI: 10.1353/jsm.2020.0003

Coche, R. (2020). Using oral history to create a student-driven interdisciplinary service learning project that culminates in a feature documentary. Journal of Media Education, 11(2), 39-45. Retrieved from

Sipocz, D., & Coche, R. (2019). Tweetkeeping NBC's Rio Olympics. Ohio Communication Journal.

Bell, T. R., & Coche, R. (2018). High Power Kick: Content Analysis of the USWNT 2015 World Cup Victory on American Front Pages. Communication & Sport, 6(6), 745-761. DOI: 10.1177/2167479517734853

Coche, R., & Tuggle, C. A. (2018). Men or Women, Only Five Olympic Sports Matter: A Quantitative Analysis of NBC’s Prime-Time Coverage of the Rio Olympics. Electronic News, 193124311773906. DOI: 10.1177/1931243117739061

Coche, R., & Le Blond, O. (2018). Is the world ready for a woman coaching a top male athlete? Analysis of online reactions to Mauresmo's appointment as Murray's coach. Women's Studies International Forum, 69, 9-17. DOI: 10.1016/j.wsif.2018.04.003

Coche, R., & Haught, M. J. (2018). How the NWHL uses Twitter to #GrowTheGame. Asia Pacific Journal of Advanced Business and Social Studies, 4(1), 371-384. DOI: 10.25275/apjabssv4i1ss12

Coche, R., & Tuggle, C. A. (2017). Developing more sophisticated methods for measuring olympic medal success. International Journal of Sport Management, 18(3), 313-239. Retrieved from

Coche, R. (2017). How Athletes Frame Themselves on Social Media: An Analysis of Twitter Profiles. Journal of Sports Media, 12(1), 89-112. DOI: 10.1353/jsm.2017.0004

Coche, R., & Tuggle, C. A. (2016). The Women’s Olympics? A Gender Analysis of NBC’s Coverage of the 2012 London Summer Games. Electronic News, 10(2), 121-138. DOI: 10.1177/1931243116647770

Coche, R. (2016). Promoting women’s soccer through social media: How the US federation used Twitter for the 2011 World Cup. Soccer & Society, 17(1), 90-108. DOI: 10.1080/14660970.2014.919279

Coche, R. (2015). The Amount of Women’s Sports Coverage on International Sports News Websites’ Home Pages. Electronic News, 9(4), 223-241. DOI: 10.1177/1931243115604882

Coche, R. (2014). What Women’s Soccer Fans Want: A Twitter Study. Soccer & Society, 15(4), 449-471. DOI: 10.1080/14660970.2012.753542

Coche, R. (2014). How Golfers and Tennis Players Frame Themselves: A Content Analysis of Twitter Profile Pictures. Journal of Sports Media, 9(1), 95-121. DOI: 10.1353/jsm.2014.0003

Coche, R. (2013). Is ESPN Really the Women’s Sports Network? A Content Analysis of ESPN’s Internet Coverage of the Australian Open. Electronic News, 7(2), 72-88. DOI: 10.1177/1931243113491574

Book Chapters

Coche, R. (2022). Behind Brandi Chastain’s Belly Button: Michelle Akers Reigned at the Heart of the 1990s US Women’s National Team. In The Circus Is in Town: Sport, Celebrity, and Spectacle (pp. 210-230). Jackson, MS, USA: University Press of Mississippi.

Coche, R., Meân, L. J., & Guerra, O. (2017). Bicultural Stress, Soccer, and Rivalry: How Mexican–Americans Experience the Soccer Competition Between Their Two Countries. In Perspectives on the U.S.-Mexico Soccer Rivalry (pp. 265-287). Springer International Publishing. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-55831-8_12

Coche, R., & Guerra, O. (2017). Food-Ball: Tailgates that Enculturate Before US–Mexico Fútbol Matches. In Perspectives on the U.S.-Mexico Soccer Rivalry (pp. 223-241). Springer International Publishing. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-55831-8_10

Coche, R. (2017). Sandrine Rangeon: Denied ‘alien’ visa despite out-of-this-world abilities. In Women in Sports: Breaking Barriers, Facing Obstacles (pp. 39-58). , USA: Praeger.

Creative Works

Coche, R. (2019). Once More at the River: From MLK to BLM. Film.


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