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 →

Podcast Two – Avenues for New Sports Media

In my Second Podcast, I discuss what are the potential avenues which new media could explore, and discuss the new trends which may arise over the next coming years. Please click on the link below to access the Podcast. https://youtu.be/IEkJ6mODTWc

Podcast One – What is Trending on Sports Media

In my first Podcast, I discuss what are the up and coming trends within the new media and new technological age, and discuss the new trends which may arise over the next coming years. The Podcast will focus on the topics of Digital Mobility, Online Streaming, the rise of VR due to the Covid-19 pandemic,... Continue Reading →

Analysis the future of media ecology of Rugby and the emerging platforms which may present in a newer media ecology.

As written about in the last blog post, transmedia storytelling may change and adapt as new broadcasting and social media platforms arise in popularity. As seen in the past twenty years, the evolution of media platforms has grown exponentially, and in an increasing social way (Lindgren, 2017). The internet and television channels have changed to... Continue Reading →

An analysis of Rugby Unions fan cultures, and the convergence of culture which will lead to an analysis of trans-media storytelling.

Currently, there is a passing over of old media to new media where users are more interactive with and have the power to produce media content (Jenkins, 2006). Media convergence alludes to the continual flow of content from a media organisation across all platforms, and as consumers are no longer passive, and have became prosumers... Continue Reading →

An analysis of past media ecology compared to the present media ecology.

Some authors suggest that mass media is a reflection of the current political and social economic state of the public (McQuail and Deuze, 2020). This is supported by Jenkins (2016) who suggests that there is a distinction between highbrow and lowbrow culture; lowbrow (mass) culture being the prime site were media spread happens. This blog... Continue Reading →

Football and TV: an unbreakable relationship?

The third blog of this series features a very special video, where i outline and analyse the relationship between football and TV.

How has social media changed the athlete-fan relationship?

The development of social media channels has no doubt enabled fans to be closer to their favourite team, athletes and personalities than ever before. However, just how much has social media changed altered the fan-athlete relationship and what are the positive or negative impacts as a result of this? The development of social media has... 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 →

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 →

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