Has Convergence Culture Taken Over Sport?

In today's sport media world, we are witnessing a moment where traditional media such as newspaper and radio are colliding with new media platforms that put the power into consumers to interact and communicate. Arguably, is most suitable to describing the symbiotic relationship between sport and the media. Ultimately, convergence represents a cultural shift as... Continue Reading →

Audio Podcast- An Analysis of New Audiences in a Newer Sport Media Ecology

This podcast analyses and talks about the impact that digital media has had on audiences, in regards to their behaviour and how it has altered in the new sport media ecology. The podcast discusses the creation and emergence of new audiences that have come about within the sporting landscape; namely E-sports audiences and multi-channel transmedia... Continue Reading →

An Analysis of New Platforms in a Newer Sport Media Ecology

The development of digital media has brought about the emergence of several new media platforms for sports content to be distributed from. Web 2.0's creative, democratic, interactive and complex network characteristics has fostered the platformisation of social media, apps, E-sports and VR/AR as channels for sporting content (Lindgren, 2017). Social media's defining attributes and features... Continue Reading →

The Rise of Social Media Influencers and E-sports: Will they bring in New Audiences?

The fifth blog of this series highlights the influence of new media in gaining new audiences in football.

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