The correlation between social media & sports journalism
Prior to the social media boom, newspapers were how the public eye read about sports and the news. Within the last ten years, many changes have helped sports journalists monitor their competition, as well as publish and share their information more quickly with their audience.
Fans can also directly interact with their favorite players on social media outlets such as Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and Instagram. For young sports enthusiasts, having a strong background in social media engagement and management is necessary to stay on top of what's trending and going viral.
Below are some interesting (and surprising) stats on sports journalism and social media: