PLACE Lecture Series


The Digital Sports Fan

Streaming Media

Document Type

Video File


1 hour 47 minutes 7 seconds

Publication Date



Advertising and Promotion Management | Communication Technology and New Media | Journalism Studies | Marketing | Mass Communication | Public Relations and Advertising | Social Media | Sports Management


What does it mean to be a sports fan in the digital era? Digital technologies such as social media, live Web streams, and smart-phone apps have changed the experience of being a sports fan, allowing fans greater access to their favorite athletes and teams—and to each other. What issues do these new technologies raise for athletes, teams, leagues, journalists, and fans? An expert panel discusses these issues, followed by a question and answer session.


Sponsored by PLACE, the Linfield College Mass Communication Department, the Linfield College Health, Human Performance, and Athletics Department, the Linfield College Economics Department, the Linfield College Philosophy Department, the Linfield College Sport Management program, and Linfield College alumnus John Buchner.