Meet the Team – Kevin LARROYER

WHO AM I My name is Kevin. I'm from France; I have been a professional rugby league player for 13 years in Super League and Championship, playing over 250 professional games. Also, I represented France 15 times in international tours and World Cup. Alongside my playing career, I'm a mature student at Leeds Beckett University.... Continue Reading →

Meet the Team – Elliot Hall

Welcome to my blog! My name is Elliot, a 24 year old First Class Sport Management graduate from Loughborough University. My previous work experience as Commercial Executive for a rugby management agency alongside the marketing modules of my undergraduate degree confirmed my passion for Sport Marketing along with my desire to forge a career in... Continue Reading →

Meet the Team – Niranjan Pushpanathan

Hi this is Niranjan and I'm currently pursuing my masters (full-time) in Strategic Sport Marketing at Leeds Beckett University (LBU) Headingley campus. I am an International student from India and I'm a lawyer by academic qualification having completed a 5 year integrated course in Commerce and Law from the Tamil Nadu Dr. Ambedkar Law University... Continue Reading →

What is the future of sport and media?

Trying to correctly predict the future of sport and media might be a daunting affair as the pace of technological disruptions and transformations rising from the digital revolution appears to be ever increasing. For instance, taking Nicholas Negroponte's famous analysis on Being Digital - a work written in the mid-90s just before the dot-com bubble... Continue Reading →

Analysis of Traditional Media in Football

Media has always been an important part of the growth of sports. Older forms of media were useful to the spread of local sports and helped created a community within the local area. These old forms of media have helped form the current media outlets that we see and use today. This is a podcast... Continue Reading →

Digital audiences and sports fans

Audiences have long been considered as a collection of receivers, an attentive but passive listener, a spectator in a public setting. They can easily become more specific when looking at the people targeted, the content, time, form of distribution (e.g which T.V channel/ platform) and place. However, no matter the above factors, audiences are mostly... Continue Reading →

The relationship between Sport and The Media

The mass media in any country play a huge role in creating and shaping the viewpoints and culture of a nation, often reflecting the mood of a particular nation. Until the recently developed digital media, which allows for two way communication, there were more traditional forms of media which only catered for one-way communication. These... Continue Reading →

MDT: Video and Audio Podcast

MDT Video Podcast: eSports in a Newer Media Ecology This video blog aims to explore the rise of eSports in a newer media ecology through looking at the 1st and 2nd of the 5 insights outlined by Andy Miah, the expansion of what counts as sport and physical activity; and the rise of eSports. The... Continue Reading →

Future of Sports

Toronto's new Esport arena expected to open in 2025 With the advancements in technology and the development of new ideas to improve sport, what will the future of sport look like? The sports landscape has been experiencing a technological change for some time now since the birth of the internet in the early 20th century.... 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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