The love this world has for sports is something people have never seen before. So many people would die to play the game they love, but why not talk about it or entertain them while the game is being played? A sports broadcaster or sportscaster is a professional who reports on many athletic events on radio or television. In the field, there are different types of broadcasting. Sportscasters who specialize in running commentary can be one of those types, and the majority of sporting events will feature both of them.
As a child I grew up loving two things, sports & talking. Whether it be basketball, football, or any sport in between my attention has always been drawn immediately to the game, and if the game was breaking all I wanted to do was talk about it. As High School approached I quickly realized sports would definitely be something I wanted to pursue a career in, but as a girl it’s a little more challenging. Because of my love for talking to others along with my love for sports, sports broadcasting became the only right choice.
The Cease of Journalism in the Digital Age Waking up on a Sunday morning, enjoying a freshly brewed mug of coffee, relaxing at home reading the newspaper… to most Americans, this would seem like an ideal leisurely weekend. This has been a social norm for almost a century up until only recently. Now, we find ourselves lazily staying in bed catching up on social media, text messages, and the occasional news blurb located conveniently within our smartphones. Because of this conveniency, technology has had a considerable negative impact on traditional journalism during the last decade.
Introduction A. Attention gaining device: Many know about the aspects of sports on the field, but do you know their contributions off of it? B. Relevance Statement: Sports are involved in many facets of life that either affect us or the people around us, which makes it important to understand the contributions sports have made. C. Credibility Statement: I am a huge sports fan so I have always been interested in things like statistics, players, and sports history.
These reporters are from outside the mainstream media, certainly not trained or qualified enough to be journalists. “They write and report from their position as citizens, as members of communities, as activists as fans.” (Atton, 2009) The expansion of Twitter and Facebook over the last ten years has made the need for instant reporting an essential part of the news room and citizen journalism has certainly challenged and shaped the future of mainstream media.
(Poniatowski 26). These previously stated ideas are mentioned in the article "Examining stereotypical written and photographic reporting on the sports page" by Paul M. Pedersen. The author analyses over two thousand pieces of printed media to determine if there is a noticeable gender inequality. His studies determined that women and men were given more coverage if they participated in "sex appropriate" sports (Pedersen). Softball or gymnastics would be considered an example of female "sex appropriate" sports.
Women’s competitions receive less recognition. The coverage of men’s sports on television,radio, or newspaper is much greater than women’s. In Australia, statistics were taken of the coverage of women, men, and mixed gendered sports to see which was covered more. Men’s sports were covered at over seventy percent in newspapers,radio and television. While women’s statistics showed less than eleven percent.
“Senior Analyst Mihir Bhagat. Not only must athletes sacrifice normal living, and work hard. They must also set good examples for the youth, public, and the team. Professional athletes are role models for the youth all over the worlds. The cameras are on them all the time so they must keep a good public image, if not they could possibly lose millions.
As usual there weren 't any stories on women sports. Due to the fact that so much time is devoted to covering men sports it leaves no time and attention to put towards women. This media problem on women 's sports is important, Messner said. As it reinforces the old stereotype that sports prove men are superior to women.
Insufficient Support Basketball has been in my blood since the third grade. I look up to the female high school and WNBA players. No matter the level of girls’ basketball, I was into it. As I grew up, I continued to play the game that I loved. But as the years passed by I noticed something: nobody was really ever at our games.
Social Theories provides us with insights and explanations as to why people act the way they do. Sports is a human activity that involves physical skill and hard work. Sports is also governed by a set of rules and it is taken competitively. It is said that sports is taken seriously and is very important for athletes and even for the fans, some even say it is like a religion for them. Though not everyone in the society follow any sport, because they see that it has no relation to their lives.
Basketball fans come from all walks of life flocking to their television sets as the game flashes on the screen. They ignore real life for those two hours to bask in the glory of their favorite players. LeBron James being the basketball superstar he is knows his audience and uses that to his advantage while writing his article for sports illustrated. LeBron used syntax and diction specific to his fan base to capture attention and create a believable piece of writing. James’ ego shines through his enticing words in the conclusion of his writing.
When the media did show the female athletes they always showed the negative plays in the clips of commercials making the girls look bad and weak. “Womens sports continues to be covered in ways that convey the message to audiences that women's sports