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 →

Social Media: The Future of the Sport Media Ecology?

In previous blogs of mine I have focused on the transformation of the relationship between media and sport and the theories surrounding this process, but, in this blog, I wanted to change perspectives and predict what the future of the sports media ecology will look like with social media being ever present in the lives... Continue Reading →

Digital Disruption or Digital Enhancement? – How Amazon are Changing the Broadcasting of Live Football

In previous blogs I have discussed how the rise of new mediums may or may not have caused the decline of radio and the convergence culture in media content surrounding Premier League football, this blog questions the notion of digital disruption in the broadcasting of live football, and suggests maybe digitisation has enhanced the way... Continue Reading →

An analysis of early media ecology and its role on the broadcast of women’s sport

In this blog post I am going to explore the history of early media ecology and its representation of women's sport. This will be the first part of my blog 'series' where I will also explore the present and future representation of women's sport through appropriate media outlets, so watch out for those future posts!... Continue Reading →

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