The rise of new media in sport has transformed the way professional and amateur athletes engage with their fans and followers. Social media platforms such as Instagram, Twitter and Snapchat enable athletes to interact with their followers more directly and on a more personal basis (Ruggles, 2016). This has allowed athletes to build a strong... Continue Reading →
The Past Sport Media Ecology
This is the first of a four-part blog series investigating the history, current climate and the future of sports media, commenting on the relationship and interaction between sports and media. The first post will document and analyse the past sport media ecology that has shaped the industry to what is seen today. Nystrom (1973) defines... Continue Reading →
Audio Podcast – New Sport Media Ecology
In this audio podcast, i discuss the vast array of ways that sports fans now consume sport through digital media, amplifying the relationship that sport has with mass media! The current digital sport media ecology has meant audiences now receive messages and content in different ways, while simultaneously engaging and consuming sport. Check out what... Continue Reading →
Video – How Sport and Fashion have formed a relationship to create a new sports culture through traditional and digital media
Continuing my series on the symbiotic relationship between sport and mass media, i have posted a video to YouTube! i have a big interest in both sport and fashion and have gained a huge interest in how these worlds have collided in recent years. In the video i discuss the importance that both traditional and... Continue Reading →
Modern media – Given athletes a voice or increased the level of scrutiny?
Through the globalisation of sport via traditional media outlets such as radio, newspaper, television and magazines, the top sports athletes began to be house-hold names on a global scale. However, due to the disruptive nature of new media technologies, the insatiable appetite for sports content has long surpassed just the on-field action (Bellamy, 2013; Rowe,... Continue Reading →
TikTok – Are keeping up with trends damaging a football club’s image?
The evolution of social media has been significant to businesses across the world, playing an important role in the marketing strategy of advertising their product/service to the online masses and this has been no different for sports teams across the world. TikTok is excellent for cross-platform sharing, even if you don’t have the app you... Continue Reading →
Video Podcast – The power of media upon the Past, Present and Future of the Olympic Games.
Welcome back to the latest part of the series, where things are being presented in a different format today to give you guys a different viewing experience! Today’s episode is an video podcast hosted by myself. The video podcast will be centered around the past, present and future of the Olympic Games and highlighting the media's power... Continue Reading →
Audio Podcast – A game between the Three Lions and the Lionesses beyond the football pitch.
If you join me today after following me through my journey of previous blogs, thank you. If not, please feel free to scroll back and check out previous posts of mine about this topic. The blogs contain an insight to the past relationship between media and broadcasted sports. Current digital media interaction within sport and... Continue Reading →
The future role of social media in relations to football
The English Premier League is the most interacted league within the UK, Europe, and the world (Pilger, 2014). Research shows that the international dominance of the Premier League is reliant on the world’s best players playing for the world’s best teams. Bringing in natural consumer engagement and therefore excessive media coverage. Media broadcasters adore reporting... Continue Reading →
Present sports broadcasting difference between male and female sports.
Despite the improvements towards reaching gender equality in sports, female athletes still face numerous obstacles. The media, for example still present sports with an underlying male and female split. Sports such as football and rugby are masculine with gymnastics and netball being grouped as female sports, aligning with the traditional ideology that men and women... Continue Reading →