Press Box: The History of Sports Reporting

 

The Sports Theater at the Newseum airs "Press Box: The History of Sports Reporting" every 30 minutes.  Source: www.newseum.org

The Sports Theater at the Newseum airs “Press Box: The History of Sports Reporting” every 30 minutes.
Source: http://www.newseum.org

 

Press Box: The History of Sports Reporting truly inspired me to pursue my passion for sports when I enter the PR world.  This exhibit, a 25-minute documentary on the history and importance of -sports reporting, touched upon the responsibilities of being a sports reporter, while also covering the evolution of the profession.  The documentary emphasized that innovations such as Sports Illustrated and ESPN have advanced the profession into a 24 hour news service, allowing the public instant access to the sports world.  These innovations have allowed sports reporters to gain respect, as the public is now dependent on reporters to provide strong imagery that serves as an escape from their everyday lives.

The exhibit showed me the glamorous aspects of working in the world of sports, primarily the huge following that one gains, especially when covering large events such as the Olympics, as almost the entire world has their eyes on these larger-than-life spectacles.  The exhibit also boosted my respect for sports reporters, who carry the tremendous responsibility of being the primary source of information for sports fans.  Through this, reporters actually enhance the sports world, as without media coverage of these events, nobody would truly know their magnitude, thus preventing the sports world from gaining prominence.  Thus, this exhibit enhanced my passion for sports and inspired me to use this passion to advance the athletic world through a specialization in sports PR.

An excerpt from the exhibit can be found here.  

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