Tuesday, 16 November 2010


Example of Sport and the Media

Monday, 17 December 2007




Wednesday, 12 December 2007

focus group feedback

out the 5 people i asked only 2 people pay attention to united in the media, the reason they pay attention is becuase:
-local team,
- can watch on setanta
-supporter of team watch them every now and again

the reasonwhy the others dont is becuase:
- they have lived away of the town most of their life so pay attention to their local club when they was young.
-interested in premiership better standard bigger stage

forms used: cambirdge evening news
sky sports news

size of club deters people, if club bigger probs would pay more attention


Focus Groups

- Mixed opinions of subject
- Lots of feedback
- 5 differenyt opinions
- after one point is made it allows other people to say if the agree or disagree and why, meaning get better feedback because everyones opinion can lead to another opinion or comment.

-easy to trail off the comments and talk about something else
- hard to note down everyones opinion at once as everyone has something to say or is saying something

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Monday, 10 December 2007

I am looking at the difference in publicity that Women in football recieve compared to the Men.The Research methods I have used so far are.

Secondary Research:-Search Engines

Primary Research: -Textual Analysis

The most helpful so far has been search engines and the websites as I have been able to get a wide range of sites that are linked with the topic. The other methods that i am going to use are teh interview asI have already got a contact for a an expert in the area. I Am also going search for books and sport magazines in particular. Whilst using primary research such as Message Boards and Focus Groups.


I have used 2 methods so far. I have used the internet on a couple of sites including barb.com, bbc.co.uk and thefa.com. I have found blogs on bbc.co.uk with a lot of useful information and barb.com with further research i can look at particular sales figures at particular times of the year.
I have also emailed the bbc with questions about sales figures over euro competition periods, they replied but with little help.

I am looking to use newspapers, magazines, books, questionnaires, interviews and message boards to help my research.


I am comparing the media coverage of international football and cricket within England.
Secondary Research so far:
Books - Sport, Culture and Media second edition.
- Media, sports and society. - e.g. 'football world cup attracts the largest audience for any single television event, by the 1990's directly reaching an estimated 600 million-2 billion viewers'.
Internet- www.footballdynamicasia.blogspot.com- statistics- e.g 376 channels showing football world cup 2006
- www.thesun.com-newspaper articles


research methods

currently i have used, internet: Cambridge United site, Cambridge Evening News, Setanta, Barb,
Newspapers: Cambridge Evening news, Non League Paper
Radio coverage: BBC Radio Cambridge
Interview, Heather at Cambridge united, BBC Radio Cambridge
email to Setanta and to BBC Radio Cambridge

useful was the interview with heather, she provided plenty of information and has said she is free to offer more help when it is needed.

i will also use questionnaire and interview, a focus group and post message on message board, i will also find some books and a search engine to add to my research method.


Im looking at moto gp as a sport, i dont have main question but im just trying to find out what the reasons people choose to watch this sport and why they choose to be interested in it. but i have another question is women and motorsports ? and why they arnt inolved as much. ive used primary and secondary research so far such as emailing the presenter of it, books, internet, mssage boards im guna look at some biker magizines and newspapers to.

Polly x

I am doing about hooliganism in sport, concentrating on football mainly. Hooliganism is a criteria in sport which is highly frowned upon, however not many people know a lot of information or doing anything about it. From the past few weeks or research i have noticed that there are a lot or articles written about this subject however they all mostly say the same sort of stuff, talking about how bad hooliganism is and the costs/damages which has happened. I have also noticed that many websites have archives from vital moments in football from the past 10 or so years covering a number of different world cups and Euro cup games. This allows me to see the hooliganism in the past years and how its changed in comparison to the violence these days.

There are a lot of different football violence films out at the moment which show the main part of hooliganism following the background story of peoples' lives; films such as: Green Street Hooligans, The Football Factory, I.D, and The Firm. Many people think that these films are too far-fetched and it cannot possibly be true, but many of them are based on a lot of true stories which have been told by word of mouth and combined into one.

http://www.hooli-news.co.uk/newsarchive.php ... This website shows the archives of some of the most manic football hooligan occurances in the past decade or so.

http://www.oleole.com/comments/stop-violence-dont-stop-football ... Talking about not to blame football for the hooliganism which is going on and to ban the violence side of it and not the actual football.

http://english.people.com.cn/english/200106/04/eng20010604_71701.html ... talking about the violence in football on and off the pitch.

http://www.crowddynamics.com/Disasters/Stadium%20Disasters.htm ... Talking about major stadium disasters.

Websites courtesy of Wikipedia (type in football hooliganism wikipedia into google)


Tuesday, 4 December 2007

BBC Director of Sport, Peter Salmon, said: "The World Cup has been an outstanding tournament on the pitch and across the BBC.

"On television, interactive, radio and online, records have been broken, and we've earned the right to say that the BBC is yet again the place for the big occasion."

Highlights of previous viewing figures include:

England v Brazil: Friday 21 June, ko 7.30am (simulcast BBC and ITV)
BBC ONE - match average 12.4m, peak 13.1m, 71% share
- programme average 9.2m, 67.7% share
ITV - match average 3.6m, peak 4m, 20% share
- programme average 2.5m, 21.8% share

England v Denmark: Saturday 15 June, BBC ONE, 1130-1445
- match average 12.4m, 13.2m peak, 69.8% share
- programme average 9.8m, 64% share
ITV Simulcast - 1130-1500
- match average 3.2m, 3.6m peak, 17.7% share
- programme average 2.6m, 17% share

Sweden v England
ITV1, Sunday 2 June, 0930-1255
- m
atch average 12.6m, 13.7m peak, 83.8% share
- programme average 9.2m, 72% share

Argentina v England
BBC ONE, Friday 7 June, 1150-1445
- match average 11.9m, 13.3m peak, 83.1% share
- programme average 10.2m, 79% share

England v Nigeria
BBC ONE, Wednesday 12 June
- match average 12.2m, 13.1m peak, 84.6% share
- programme average 9.6m, 81% share

from Josh Squires

natinal survay for sport


thus is a link to a statistical data base on the Olympics and could be compared t a more recent data base to see if the sport is becoming more or less popular.


Evidence that the Games had caught the British public's imagination was clear from the Opening Ceremony when 10.2m viewers (48.5 per cent) tuned in to see Team GB's entrance into the Olympic Stadium.

The largest figure for a live sporting event at the Olympics, so far, was for Paula Radcliffe's run in the 10,000m when 12.8m viewers (56.7%) watched her try and make amends for her disappointment in the marathon.

Nearly eleven million (10.7m; 59.8%) people were watching when Paula dropped out of the marathon.

Kelly Holmes' 800 metres gold medal winning performance drew 8.8m (41.3%) and her 1,500 metres win attracted 10m (56.4%).

Team GB's gold in the 4x100 metres men's relay final was seen by 11.3m (58.2%) and the climax of the evening was the men's 4x400 metres relay final, watched by 11.7m (56.7%).

But viewers were not just tuning in to see the athletics and swimming, which had a peak of 4.9m (23%).

Other highlights included Amir Khan's boxing semi-final which was seen by 7.4m (39.8%). Figures for his brave silver medal winning performance are still to be released.

Matthew Pinsent's outpouring of emotions in the coxless four rowing medal ceremony attracted 5.1m (63.5%) viewers at 9.00am.

Viewers were attracted by a diverse range of events, and it was not just restricted to successful Team GB events.

Hockey attracted 6.3m (23.7%) and gymnastics had a peak audience of 6.2m (19.1%).

The peak figure for table tennis was 5.9m (24%) and Gail Emms and Nathan Robertson, who took silver in the mixed badminton final, drew 4.5m (30.2%).

Team GB's first medal of the Games, a silver in the 10m synchronised diving won by Leon Taylor and Peter Waterfield, was watched by 4.4m (23%).

Added by Josh Squires

Friday, 30 November 2007


My idea is for the media's effect of world wide football.

Source Citation:
"Redknapp one of five held by soccer bungs case detectives.(News)." The Birmingham Post (England) (Nov 29, 2007): 1. InfoTrac Full Text Newspapers Database. Gale. Long Road VI Form College. 30 Nov. 2007


Thursday, 29 November 2007

English Sport (football) film and the media

Here are some links for the films that I will be looking at in this project...





Wednesday, 28 November 2007

decided to concentrate on the medias influence over football hooligans within football and the portrayal's it is given worldwide especially on the international stage. A lot of information should be available on this subject including the use of different mediums and specialist programmes for example The real football factory's interntational- bravo 1...... Ross Kemp on gangs

tom white

Monday, 26 November 2007

Sporting Rights In The Digital Age (Boxing)

source Citation:"Boxing." Sports Rights in the Digital Age. Informa UK Ltd., 2001. 53. General OneFile.

Gale Document Number:A93369838



This is one source i have found from the LRC

Sports, Media, Culture Bonstein, Alina Blain, Neil (EDS), 2003, Frank Cass Publishers, 102-113

Harry Baker


guilianatti, Richard (1999) football a sociology of the game blackwell publishers ltd.

Mitch & josh

Friday, 23 November 2007

sports culture and the media-second edition. David Rowe

sport, media, culture- global and local dimensions, . alisgnment, neil blain.


Global Sport, Maguire, 1999, Polity Press, Chapter 7 - Global Media-Sport Complex, Page 144

Media, Sports & Society, Wenner, 1989, Sage Productions, Chapter 1 - Research Agenda, Page 13

Greg Matthews

Thursday, 22 November 2007

need to start internet research , danny dyer refferences would be good for this.

tom white

Money, Media and Sport

I found 3 useful articles from the LRC, they were as follows:

"The relationship between the television industry and professional sports..."

Wenner, L.A Media, Sports, Sports, Media and Society, Sage Publications, 1989.

"The esculating..tbc