Do football fans like VAR?

The digital transformations to football did not take place only in terms of media and the consumption of sport through the different social media platforms - or it evolving to the sport metaverse; but also to football itself. During the last years professional football saw the introduction of the video assistant referee (VAR), especially making... Continue Reading →

Sports media ecology: an analysis of the present

From the first blog where I spoke about the past sport media, it is now time to move on to more recent day media with the present  media ecology.  As we are now living in a more digital world with it growing since the 1980s with a large increase from the 1990s/2000s (Delfanti & Arvidsson,... Continue Reading →

Sports media ecology: an analysis of the past

In this first blog, we will look at the traditional media ecology of how sport was consumed. It will be the beginning of a series of 6 blogs which will explore the past, present and future of how media and sport interact. It is said that media and sport are two complete opposites (Rowe, 2004),... Continue Reading →

Has the Rise of New Media in Football caused the decline of the Television?

This will be our final blog in the series of sport media ecology where throughout this serieswe have aimed to provide an insight to the coverage of sport ecology through the hindsightof football, with finer details into women's football. Within this final blog, we will befocusing on the rise of social media as a medium... Continue Reading →

Future Trends and Insights within Sport Media Ecology

The final instalment of my 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. So here we are... The final blog post within the series! If anything, this blog has highlighted the... Continue Reading →

An Introduction to the history of Sport Media Ecology and an Analysis of it within Present Day Hockey

The first function of media was to build a sense of nation, with the second function being to entertain readers, thus helping the media attract advertisers (Rowe, 2004;2013). During this initial period of media, newspapers and other print media were the main forms of mass media. Overtime, media outlets began looking for cheap entertaining content,... Continue Reading →

How Traditional to New Media Transition Shaped the Millennial Generation Sports Media Consumption

Kevin Larroyer / November 30, 2021 My sports consumption can be viewed from the traditional and new media perspectives. Traditional media platforms include broadcast, cable, satellite television, radio, newspaper, and magazine (Gantz & Lewis, 2014). Radio, magazines, and Television played a massive role in becoming a sports fan. I couldn’t attend every game of my favourite football team, so... Continue Reading →

Dad’s Traditional Mass Media Following: What a Shock!

Kevin Larroyer / November, 15, 2021 When I telling my son how his grandad consumed sports when he was his age, he would never believe it. Because we live in an era of digital technology and the internet where we can consume sports from many devices, phones, laptops, or television from different ways cable television,... Continue Reading →

Stuck in our media ways! A look into traditional media forms and if they’re still around today

Hello and welcome to my media transformation series! This is the first blog post of the series and will start to dissect how sport was covered and consumed by fans in more traditional times through three main forms of media. The word media can hold a vast range of aspects when explaining its definition, especially... Continue Reading →

The origins of sports media

The first blog within this series will provide an analysis of the original forms of sports media, including the use of print media, radio and television- whilst analysing how the broadcasting environment has changed from its earliest forms. In order to gain full insight into the development and rise of digital technology in sport and... Continue Reading →

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