Sports Journalism and the Future: An Ever-changing Field

Open Access
Petkac, Luke Michael
Area of Honors:
Bachelor of Arts
Document Type:
Thesis Supervisors:
  • Marie Hardin, Thesis Supervisor
  • John Philip Sanchez, Honors Advisor
  • Sports
  • Journalism
The digital age has brought great change to the field of sports journalism, which is currently in a state of instability. This project identifies and examines trends in the field of sports journalism and attempts to gain insight into where those trends may lead in the future. This project explores four areas of the field in particular—new and social media, blogging and citizen journalism, local sports coverage, and long-form sports journalism. Fifteen current or retired sports journalists from different outlets and mediums were interviewed to weigh in on the field’s emerging trends, the implications of these trends and how they’re impacting the future of the profession.