Welcome! We are four Virginia Tech communication majors. We are writing this blog for our New Communication Technology class, where our group is focusing on men's and women's sports in today's media. We will focus on college basketball and the differences in coverage over mediums such as social media, news outlets, mobile applications and television. We will compile research from the past and present documenting the current state of college basketball in today's world of instant information thirst.
Some of our findings which will go into detail in later blog posts, will help advertising and marketing companies to focus their efforts to a specific target audience. It is our hope that gender bias gap will be reduced not only in men's and women's basketball but, for all collegiate sports.
We will examine past and current research to form our own content analysis based on gender bias. The information we have found is coming through scholarly research articles, major world publications, other blogs, social media such as Facebook and Twitter. A supplemental newsletter will be posted for your future reference about this topic.
"Be positive and work hard. I think it's possible to overcome anything, if you're willing to work at it" - Sheryl Swoopes, three-time WNBA MVP
"Failure is not fatal, but failure to change might be" - John Wooden.