By Ryan Sessions, Guest Contributor
Lisa Miller, Editor of Global Sport Management News
As we travel through time, the last 50 years provide a glimpse of drastic change in the way global sport news is delivered. Many of us may remember sitting with our family while listening to a radio play-by-play of our favorite players in the game. We received much less sport analytics, and we could not actually watch the players without being in the stadium. As the years progress, we transitioned from radio to television and finally to global social media sites like Facebook and Twitter. The world shrunk to where fans send messages to their favorite players on social media worldwide. Wherever you look, global media news finds a way to obtain your attention through several different avenues.
One aspect in which we see sport influencing media is through social media itself. Professional athletes post to Instagram and Facebook just as if received a message from our friends posting on one of these sites. Many professional athletes post inspirational quotes, while others might post thought provoking questions that fuel a fire of replies and arguments. We live in a society where we shift from reading about sports to watching or listening about it with constant competition for our attention. This new generation forces more information into our resources and into our time management pressures.
News radio and internet blogs allow the people of the world to voice opinions on sports, and we want to stay abreast of the latest conversations and cultural changes globally. Arguments on social media occur in regards to what each person thinks of his or her particular team or player around the world. Two of the greatest improvements to electronic media include talk radio as well as several internet sites that provide updates on your team 24/7. You choose the way you want to collect information about sports from global access of sport news. Some information is more important and useful than other types of information.
The key word to remember is “choose” from the never-ending plethora of information as recommended in the overwhelming Boston sport media (Allen, 2009). Our information access increased drastically, and our ability to filter for the highest priorities and most important information must improve as well. An important new skill emerged for filtering and finding the most relevant information to support your cause or goal. One of Nike’s slogans from the past included the phrase “there is no finish line.” Managing sport information also challenges us with no finish line. The news around the world continuously flows into our notifications. Therefore, we must wisely chart and track our daily reading in the plethora of global sport information with high quality choices of the best sources and set self selected limits to focus on achieving our most important goals.
Allen, B. (2009, December 26). A decade of sports media change. Retrieved July 14, 2015, from http://www.bostonsportsmedia.com/2009/12/a-decade-of-sports media change