I’m trading words left and right like it’s the NBA Trade Deadline

Updated Question: How does the use of social media affect sports writing in a positive way?

My title is about the NBA Trade Deadline and how many trades happen in such a fast period of time. The use of social media during the NBA trade deadline is very vital to getting information out to the average NBA fan at lightning speed. Sports journalist have to make sure what they tweet is accurate and not just a falsified claim or rumor. That’s where my assignment for today came in hand. We were asked to add more words to our searches, so using proquest I searched “sports” “writing” and social media and came up with an article titled “Social Media Alters Sports” by Jeff Diveronica. It discusses the usage of social media in sports and positive, but mostly negative ways it can affect not just sports writers, but athletes as well.

Annotated Bibliography
Diveronica, Jeff. “Social Media Alters Sports Landscape.” Proquest. N.p., 19 Dec. 2012. Web. 19 Feb. 2015.

Jeff Diveronica discusses the issue of social media and how a rumor can be dentrimental to a journalism or athletes reputation in the article. In a time of fast-paced news and tweets that are sent out so fast, rumors can be interpreted as news and when found out aren’t true, the journalist’s reputation is ruined. The article preaches the Do’s and Don’t of social media in the field of sports writing.

When I searched writing again, I found sources that I had used from the last time I searched, determining that I feel I have a good grasp on Proquest and felt my search terms were adequate. So I will be using a source from my last blog post as another one for my annotated Bibliography.

Annotated Bibliography

Sanderson, James. “Navigating the Digital Playing Field Case Studies in Social Media and Sports Communication.” Proquest. N.p., 2013. Web. 19 Feb. 2015.

James Sanderson writes about the studies of social media and the effect it has on sports communication. When writing a sports article, the use of social media is a huge advantage to helping a writer write. However, the use of social media in sports has happened so fast that once again there may be problems with it, so proper caution and technique is used to help writers adapt to social media. The article helps the future of sports and social media


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