Sports Media and American Culture

Media and sports reporting are what allows sports to make profit and allow people to have civic pride. That being said, sports reporting can do a lot to influence a society. The media has responsibilities both within and outside of the realm of sports. Sports are political which is exactly why sports reporting is so important and influential.

Sports reporters have responsibilities within sports coverage. These include providing equal press time and equal coverage. In the 1970’s, press time given to female sports was minimal and coverage was sexist at best. This explains…