I bet you a skin! The growing concern over the gamification and gamblification of eSports

Welcome to my last blog post of my digital media transformation series in which I will continuing on my last audio podcast and be discussing the convergence of eSports and betting. Along with this, I will be discussing the implications this convergence has already had on sport consumption and the impact it will have on... Continue Reading →

VIDEO PODCAST – How Convergence Culture and Spreadable Media has influenced F1’s Marketing Strategy to attract a Gen-Z audience

The fourth instalment of a 6-part series aiming to explore the historical, current and future symbiosis between sport and media by analysing the media and digital transformations that have developed within the sport industry and sport media ecology. Now on course to reach 1bn fans in 2022, the following video podcast explores how F1 have... Continue Reading →

An Analysis of Convergence Culture in Sport

Convergence culture represents a consumer shift, with them being encouraged to seek new information and establish connections with dispersed media content (Jenkins, 2006). Convergence culture is comprised of three processes; media convergence, participatory culture and collective intelligence (Jenkins, 2006). Media convergence is the flow of content across media platforms, participatory culture describes how consumers are... Continue Reading →

What impact has media convergence had on sport and is it here to stay?

As with the process of evolution, things change and adapt to suit the current environment, and the same principle applies to the world of technology and media. The first 2 blogs of this series explored how media and sport were consumed in past decades, e.g., one directional mass media, and secondly how sport is produced... Continue Reading →

Audio Podcast: An Analysis of New Forms of Consuming Football in a New Media Ecology

In this part of the portfolio, we explore the methods of consuming sport, specifically football, in a new media ecology, through an audio podcast. Here, I interview well-known football broadcaster Bryn Law. With a career in broadcasting of 30 years, previously working at Sky Sports, Bryn is now in a freelance capacity covering the streaming... Continue Reading →

An analysis of Rugby Unions fan cultures, and the convergence of culture which will lead to an analysis of trans-media storytelling.

Currently, there is a passing over of old media to new media where users are more interactive with and have the power to produce media content (Jenkins, 2006). Media convergence alludes to the continual flow of content from a media organisation across all platforms, and as consumers are no longer passive, and have became prosumers... Continue Reading →

Twitter Audiences, Dhiraj Murthy; Working in the media

https://twitter.com/LTRacing_ As stated by Lindgren (2017), “the Internet and it’s platforms have evolved during the last 20 years into increasingly social directions.” In my opinion, the most social of the major new media sites is Twitter. Murthy (2018) discussed how Twitter’s design “provoked users to post and respond,” and described this aspect as “the power... Continue Reading →

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