Fantasy Sports and the Changing Sports Media Industry

Media, Players, and Society

Author: Nicholas David Bowman,John S. W. Spinda,Jimmy Sanderson

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 1498504892

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 314

View: 7233

This edited collection examines how fantasy sports play has established a prominent and promising foothold in the larger sports ecology. Often considered an isolated activity for the hardcore sports fan, fantasy sports play have since been incorporated into sports broadcasting and editorial coverage, sports marketing and promotions, and even into the very sports themselves with athletes and teams using the activities to draw fans further into the sports experience. This edited collection invites leading scholars and sports professionals from several different fields to share historical and emerging perspectives on the importance of fantasy sports as an artifact of theoretical and empirical importance to larger issues of sport and society. \

Communication and Sport

Surveying the Field

Author: Andrew C. Billings,Michael L. Butterworth,Paul D. Turman

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1506392040

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 384

View: 927

Communication and Sport: Surveying the Field, Third Edition examines a wide array of topics necessary to understand sports media, rhetoric, culture, and organizations from micro- to macro-level issues. All levels of sports are addressed through varied lenses such as mythology, community, and identity. The Third Edition is newly expanded to incorporate the latest topics and perspectives in the field such as fan cultures; racial identity and gender in sports media; politics and nationality in sports; crisis communication in sports organizations and more.

Golf Business and Management

A Global Introduction

Author: Tim Breitbarth,Sebastian Kaiser-Jovy,Geoff Dickson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317351584

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 272

View: 8660

Golf is big business around the world. With high profile series such as the PGA, LPGA and European tours to the re-introduction of golf to the Olympics at Rio 2016, golf occupies a prominent place in the global sport community. This is the first book to introduce the fundamentals of golf business and management from a truly international perspective, covering key topics such as media, club management, sponsorship and retail, at elite and non-elite levels. With sections exploring the development of golf on every continent, including North America, South America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia, this book presents the latest thinking on current issues in golf, ranging from sustainability and innovation to global governance. Each chapter incorporates helpful features for students including learning objectives, discussion questions, guides to further reading, recommended websites and insights from industry voices. This book is essential reading for students of any golf-related degree course or professional accreditation programme, and will also be of interest to those studying or working in sport business, sport management and sport tourism. Underpinned by up-to-date literature, golf researchers will also find the book a useful starting point.

Exploring the Rise of Fandom in Contemporary Consumer Culture

Author: Lu Wang, Cheng

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1522532218

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 300

View: 8751

Every company wants their business to have a strong, loyal following, but achieving this feat can be a challenge. Examining the growth of fandom popularity in modern culture can provide insights into consumer trends and patterns. Exploring the Rise of Fandom in Contemporary Consumer Culture is an innovative scholarly resource that offers an in-depth discussion on the soaring popularity of fan communities and how these followers serve a larger purpose in a consumer-driven society. Highlighting applicable topics that include brand loyalty, fan perceptions, social media, and virtual realities, this publication is ideal for business managers, academicians, students, professionals, and researchers that are interested in learning more about how fan behavior can impact the economic environment.

Sport Beyond Television

The Internet, Digital Media and the Rise of Networked Media Sport

Author: Brett Hutchins,David Rowe

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1136321101

Category: Social Science

Page: 254

View: 2111

Television is no longer the only screen delivering footage and news to people about sport. Computers, the Internet, Web, mobile and other digital media are increasingly important technologies in the production and consumption of sports media. Sport Beyond Television analyzes the changes that have given rise to this situation, combining theoretical insights with original evidence collected through extensive research and interviews with people working in the media and sport industries. It locates sports media as a pivotal component in online content economies and cultures, and counteracts the scant scholarly attention to sports media when compared to music, film and publishing in convergent media cultures. An expanding array of popular sports media – industry, user, club, athlete and fan produced – is now available and accessible in networked digital communications environments. This change is confounding the thinking of major sports organizations that have lived off the generous revenue flowing from exclusive broadcast contracts with free-to-air and subscription television networks for the last five decades. These developments are creating commercial and policy confusion, particularly as sports audiences and the advertising market fragment in line with the proliferation of niche channels and sources of digital sports media. Chapters in this title examine the shift from broadcast to online sports media markets, the impact of social networking platforms like Twitter and Facebook, evolving user and fan practices, the changing character of sports journalism, and the rise of sports computer gaming. Each chapter traces the socio-cultural implications of trends and trajectories in media sport.

Contemporary Athletics Compendium

Author: James Harry Humphrey

Publisher: Nova Science Pub Incorporated


Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 315

View: 8401

This book is concerned with all levels of athletics - interscholastic, intercollegiate, club, and professional. Articles on all aspects of contemporary athletics are invited. Topics include, but are not limited to, event scheduling, stress, sports medicine, graduation rates, academic eligibility, gender issues, commercialization, funding or the lack of it, sports psychology, sports sociology, parental aggression, coaching, drug use in athletics, teamwork, philosophy, athletic competition/participation in relation to life, spectator behavior, officiating, religion in sports, sports gambling, history of athletics, athlete administration, ethics, sports management, nutrition, and legal issues.

Das Evangelium des Blutes


Author: James Rollins,Rebecca Cantrell

Publisher: Blanvalet Taschenbuch Verlag

ISBN: 3641125642

Category: Fiction

Page: 672

View: 4084

Ein uraltes Buch erschüttert den Vatikan in seinen Grundfesten ... Ein Erdbeben in Israel fordert Hunderte von Menschenleben – und ermöglicht den Zugang zu einem bislang unbekannten unterirdischen Tempel, der den mumifizierten Körper eines gekreuzigten Mädchens enthält. Im Sarkophag der Toten macht Archäologin Erin Granger eine brisante Entdeckung: ein Buch, geschrieben von Jesus eigener Hand, das ungeahnte Gefahren birgt und alles infrage stellt, was die Menschheit zu wissen glaubte. Erins Feinde schrecken vor nichts zurück, und eine gnadenlose Jagd nach dem Manuskript beginnt ...

The Sabermetric Revolution

Assessing the Growth of Analytics in Baseball

Author: Benjamin Baumer,Andrew Zimbalist

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN: 0812209125

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 208

View: 4659

From the front office to the family room, sabermetrics has dramatically changed the way baseball players are assessed and valued by fans and managers alike. Rocketed to popularity by the 2003 bestseller Moneyball and the film of the same name, the use of sabermetrics to analyze player performance has appeared to be a David to the Goliath of systemically advantaged richer teams that could be toppled only by creative statistical analysis. The story has been so compelling that, over the past decade, team after team has integrated statistical analysis into its front office. But how accurately can crunching numbers quantify a player's ability? Do sabermetrics truly level the playing field for financially disadvantaged teams? How much of the baseball analytic trend is fad and how much fact? The Sabermetric Revolution sets the record straight on the role of analytics in baseball. Former Mets sabermetrician Benjamin Baumer and leading sports economist Andrew Zimbalist correct common misinterpretations and develop new methods to assess the effectiveness of sabermetrics on team performance. Tracing the growth of front office dependence on sabermetrics and the breadth of its use today, they explore how Major League Baseball and the field of sports analytics have changed since the 2002 season. Their conclusion is optimistic, but the authors also caution that sabermetric insights will be more difficult to come by in the future. The Sabermetric Revolution offers more than a fascinating case study of the use of statistics by general managers and front office executives: for fans and fantasy leagues, this book will provide an accessible primer on the real math behind moneyball as well as new insight into the changing business of baseball.

New Forms of Consumption

Consumers, Culture, and Commodification

Author: Mark Gottdiener

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780847695706

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 300

View: 9916

New Forms of Consumption engages the explosion ofcommodities & consumerism in the present era. MarkGottdiener provides an excellent overview of classical &contemporary perspectives on consumption while hiscontributors provide an array of theoretical approaches &case studies that illuminate fields of consumption fromMcDonald's to mass tourism to sports, rock culture &shopping. -Douglas Kellner, University of California, LosAngeles

Deine Juliet


Author: Mary Ann Shaffer,Annie Barrows

Publisher: btb Verlag

ISBN: 3641184509

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

View: 674

Willkommen im Club der Guernseyer Freunde von Dichtung und Kartfoffelschalenauflauf London, Ende der vierziger Jahre: Die junge Schriftstellerin Juliet erhält einen ungewöhnlichen Brief. Absender ist Dawsey Adams, ein Bauer von der Kanalinsel Guernsey, der antiquarisch ein Buch erworben hat, das zuvor ihr gehörte. Zwischen den beiden entspinnt sich ein Briefwechsel, durch den Juliet von der Existenz der »Guernseyer Freunde von Dichtung und Kartoffelschalenauflauf« erfährt, einer literarischen Gesellschaft, die einige der Inselbewohner gründeten, um sich über die schwere Kriegszeit hinwegzuhelfen. Je mehr Juliet über Dawsey und die anderen erfährt, desto mehr wünscht sie sich diese Menschen zu treffen. Und so beschließt sie, auf die Insel zu reisen. Dort stößt Juliet auf die Geschichte von Elizabeth, einem verschollenen Mitglied des Clubs, und ihrer großen Liebe zu einem deutschen Offizier. Und sie lernt Dawsey immer besser kennen...

Inescapable Data

Harnessing the Power of Convergence

Author: Chris Stakutis,John Webster

Publisher: FT Press

ISBN: 0131852159

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 278

View: 1358

Inescapable Data: Harnessing the Power of Convergence Preface Overview Greetings. Technology and technological advances are always interesting. The intention of this book is not just to showcase new technologies and their specific values, but rather to examine the special values that emerge when some key technologies are intermixed, and primarily intermixed with many different (usuallyreal-time) sources of data. Data is all around us and it is growing at a furious pace—from cellular-controlled ovens to video-controlled manufacturing to embedded chips in our bodies—and we cannot help but wonder whether the new pervasive wireless technologies will allow for unforeseen power to come from all this gathered data. The Inescapable Data environment specifically looks for new streams of data to be combined and analyzed against other streams or historical data in an effort to drive higher personal or business value. For example, although it might be interesting to have your child's school record available electronically, it is perhaps more interesting to be able to correlate various achievements and progress against a wide population—and even further interesting to correlate that data against a detailed analysis of his or her medical history. In a more business-oriented example, technology might enable us to track inventory levels better and in real time. However, inventory-level information might be the wrong question to ask? New levels of efficiency appear in the Inescapable Data world because business systems are tied so closely together, across company boundaries, that inventory level no longer becomes the question and is replaced by "are any manufacturing dependencies suggesting date-skew anywhere in our outside supply chain for product X?" In the Inescapable Data world, we allow our business systems to join together throughout a product's value chain—and even perhaps to competitors—for the sake of efficiency and flexibility. Similarly, our personal lives demand continuous connectivity to all the activities that comprise our days. Whether it is communication with customers in different time zones or e-sending to the team a better map to the soccer field, we discover time efficiencies that in turn give us more flexibility. The tools of our business lives have become the exact same tools used in our personal lives, allowing for a convenient blending of activities. Most of this, we believe, is for the good. Some of it brings new worries and exposures. But as notable Harvard sociologist Nicholas Christakis says, "There is a way in which technology is inexorable, so I doubt there is a way to stop any of this." Intended Audience This book is designed to inform the modern business manager (as well as the techno-curious) about important developments and usage of data-everywhere devices and networks. Our mission is to help a wide range of decision makers learn to spot the emergence of Inescapable Data and capitalize on it appropriately. A wider audience for this book includes individuals from engineering through marketing in high-technology companies who want to be informed of trends outside of their more narrow industry segments. That said, the book is broad enough in scope and written with only a modest assumption of technical understanding so that most adults can understand, appreciate, and possibly value the information. The Interviews as a Foundation Although we consider ourselves knowledgeable regarding computing, networking, and data storage, we wanted to get out on the street and talk firsthand with key people from many different disciplines. We reached out to nearly 50 different executives and experts for one-on-one interviews (the vast majority conducted in person). We wanted to learn what these people are seeing, and then showcase their knowledge in a broader light, supplemented by heavy direct research. The inside front cover of this book identifies the various people whom we interviewed at length to gain a richer understanding of the technology and trends occurring in a variety of industries, thus supplementing our general research. Their thoughts and views assisted in formulating the notions presented throughout this book. © Copyright Pearson Education. All rights reserved.

Das Tao des Reisens

Author: Paul Theroux

Publisher: Hoffmann und Campe

ISBN: 3455180094

Category: Travel

Page: 200

View: 9773

Mit Nabokov in der Eisenbahn, mit Graham Greene auf der Flucht vor giftigen Spinnen und mit Chatwin auf Wanderschaft - Das »Tao des Reisens« ist die Quintessenz aus den Erlebnissen und Einsichten reisender Schriftsteller. Theroux untersucht den Inhalt von Reisegepäck, durchleuchtet das Gefühl des Fremdseins und probiert unangenehm exotische Gerichte. Dabei kommen in diesem philosophischen Handbuch auch imaginäre Reisen nicht zu kurz - denn letztlich lässt sich lesend genauso gut die Welt erkunden. Paul Therouxs Grundsätze des Reisens: 1. Verlass dein Zuhause 2. Reise alleine 3. Reise mit leichtem Gepäck 4. Nimm eine Landkarte mit 5. Reise auf dem Landweg 6. Geh zu Fuß über eine Grenze 7. Führe ein Reisetagebuch 8. Lies einen Roman, der nichts mit dem Ort zu tun hat, an dem du dich befindest 9. Wenn du schon ein Handy dabei hast, vermeide wenigstens, es zu benutzen 10. Finde einen Freund

Die Seele des Menschen. Ihre Fähigkeit zum Guten und zum Bösen

The Heart of Man. Its Genius for Good and Evil

Author: Erich Fromm

Publisher: Open Publishing Rights GmbH

ISBN: 3959120044

Category: Psychology

Page: 109

View: 7596

In „Die Seele des Menschen“ entwickelt Erich Fromm erstmals sein Verständnis der Biophilie – der Liebe zum Lebendigen als Gegenkraft zum Angezogensein vom Leblosen und Destruktiven (Nekrophilie), dem Narzissmus und einer inzesthaften Fixierung an mütterliche Figuren. Mit Recht kann deshalb dieses Buch als Erweiterung seines bekanntesten Werks „Die Kunst des Liebens“ gesehen werden. Erich Fromm trieb beim Verfassen dieses Buches die Sorge, dass die Menschen durch die industrialisierte Welt in ein Leben voller Gleichgültigkeit, Angst und Hass abgleiten. „Es erhebt sich die Frage, ob wir uns auf eine neue Barbarei zubewegen – oder ob eine Renaissance unserer humanistischen Tradition möglich ist.“ (Erich Fromm) Die Biophilie und die Überwindung des Narzissmus sieht Fromm in diesem Buch als die wichtigsten Kräfte für ein „Wachstumssyndrom“ an, das der Gleichgültigkeit gegenüber dem Leben und einem destruktiven Verfall entgegenwirken kann. Aus dem Inhalt: • Der Mensch – Wolf oder Schaf? • Verschiedene Formen der Gewalttätigkeit • Die Liebe zum Toten und die Liebe zum Lebendigen • Individueller und gesellschaftlicher Narzissmus • Inzestuöse Bindungen • Freiheit, Determinismus, Alternativismus


you have just met the I.C.F. (West Ham United) ; [die Geschichte der West Ham Intercity Firm]

Author: Cass Pennant

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783980906425


Page: 318

View: 9175

Kreativität und Innovation in der Musikindustrie

Author: Peter Tschmuck

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3706518368

Category: Music

Page: 380

View: 3622

Warum wurde der Jazz ausgerechnet in den 1920er Jahren zum dominanten Popularmusikstil? Was hat es mit der Rock n Roll-Revolution auf sich? Warum fanden Heavy Metal, Punk Rock und HipHop den Weg von diversen Subkulturen in die musikindustrielle Verwertung? Welche Auswirkungen haben neue Technologien und das Internet auf das Musikschaffen zu Beginn des 21. Jahrhunderts? Diese und ähnliche Fragen versucht Kreativität und Innovation in der Musikindustrie zu beantworten. Das Buch versteht sich aber nicht nur als eine Geschichte der Musikindustrie seit der Erfindung des Phonographen durch Thomas Alva Edison im Jahr 1877, sondern bietet auch ein Erklärungsmodell, wie ästhetische, technologische, legistische, wirtschaftliche, soziale, politische etc. Veränderungen ineinander griffen und Strukturbrüche in der Musikindustrie auslösten. Zur Anwendung kommt ein integriertes Kreativitäts- und Innovationsmodell, mit dessen Hilfe so komplexe Wandlungsprozesse wie zum Beispiel die Entstehung der Rockmusik Mitte der 1950er Jahre ganzheitlich erklärt werden können. Das Modell ist aber auch der Ausgangspunkt für die Analyse gegenwärtiger Wandlungsprozesse in der Musikindustrie rund um die Themen MP3, Musiktauschbörsen im Internet und neue Geschäftsmodelle, die den Zugang zur Musik zur Dienstleistung machen. All das sind Indizien für einen erneuten Strukturbruch in der Musikindustrie, der als Teil der digitalen Revolution verstanden werden kann und ausführlich in diesem Buch zur Sprache kommt.