Most people are familiar with the term “news” and most likely know that it relates to some form of sport. The problem is that many people also associate the word “sport” with a negative connotation, such as “sports drama” or “advertiser-driven conflict”. I believe that this can be changed. I believe that a news sport could have the same influence on society as other forms of media such as film and television. In fact, I would go as far as to say that sports could be viewed as an important part of our society that directly affects many aspects of our daily lives.
Think about it for a moment. Without sports, many of our professional athletes probably would not be in the position that they are in today. We often hear about the conflicts that occur in the games between rival teams, yet we seldom hear about any conflict that occurs inside the locker room or between players or coaches. A sport could have the same effect on our society as a movie would have. Just imagine all of the conflict that would not exist if everyone had to watch their favorite sport.
Many people feel that sports reflect their values more so than other forms of media. This is true, but it is also the case that many people are more passionate about a particular sport or team than they are about any other aspect of their life. Therefore, they will tune into their news stations every morning and remain up until the end of the day trying to keep track of the latest events.
Because of this, many news outlets that cater to the sports fanatics have seen a tremendous increase in their online presence. Sports stories are covered everywhere. All over the Internet and all over television. This allows the avid sports fans to stay up late at night and know what is happening on their favorite teams and players.
With all of this in mind, it is my contention that the addition of news sport segments onto news stations was inevitable. I honestly think that the added revenue that would be generated by having to air sports stories throughout the day is a worthy expense. I do not think it is a loss, however. I think it is very beneficial to those who love to follow sports. They allow everyone to remain up on the happenings of their favorite teams and players while giving those who would not otherwise ever get to know the happenings what is going on.
Therefore, I believe that the inclusion of news sport segments into all news outlets was inevitable. Those who want to get up to date with the sports world are more than welcome to do so. They can even choose to only receive certain news channels, which I think is a great idea, because some news outlets provide more of a general coverage. Those who only want to know the latest score on their favorite team should stick to that avenue.