Sports fans have been asking themselves for years, “Why does sports news come at the end of the show?” This question is often rooted in a desire to be the first to report on breaking news. But the sports news business is obsessed with breaking news, and in the end, they’re unable to make this choice voluntarily. The reason behind this trend is that breaking news is a reaction that must happen instantly and that requires a lot of media resources.
Historically, sports news has been at the end of the broadcast, but the current state of local television news has changed this trend. According to one recent survey, most news directors believe sports will lose importance and time in the future. Only 27% of news directors say that they don’t expect any significant changes, and only 2% said sports would increase in importance and time. Perhaps the shift is a reflection of the upheaval occurring in local news and the need to reassess the news model.
The introduction of television changed the dynamic of sports and radio. Today, the two continue to have a positive relationship. It’s interesting to note that a sports report by Frank Vaught came at the end of a newscast in 2003. This led to increased saturation in sports journalism. However, the two media mediums have developed a relationship of mutual respect in the last few decades. And this relationship will only continue to grow, and become more important to the world’s sport fans.