The way we consume sport has changed massively since the 17th century. As generations have passed, more people have grown up with technology, creating a movement away from traditional media. Even though newspapers are still around today and are still a prolific way for a specific demographic to consume media, for most of us we... Continue Reading →
Audio Podcast – Sports and Media: an analysis of the Past, the Present and the Future
This podcast analyses the past, the present, and the future of the relationship between sports and media. Starting off from how verbal retellings played a part in the development of sports broadcasting, this podcast looks at the role that newspapers played and the emergence of radio and television, and the contemporary medium, i.e., OTT with... 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 →
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 →
The Historic Role of Mass Media within Sport Media Ecology
This is the first instalment of a 6-part 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.
Analysis of Past Media Ecology in Cricket
Western countries were among the first to identify the significance of “Media “ in late 1867 (UW Libraries Special Collections Division, 2008). The root of this marketing type gained significant importance because of its function (Arackal, 2013): Mirroring Society- reporting or recording faithfully & objectively events as they happen.Setting agenda- deals with social responsibilities. Picture... 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 →
Continuities and Discontinuities in Sport Media
Following on my previous discussion about digital disruption on traditional sport media ecology (see post here) today I will reflect on how this disruption is not a complete break from the past but expresses both through continuities and discontinuities. As I have shown on other posts like this one on Le Tour de France and... Continue Reading →