On the third Monday of every month, a member of the Sports Communications staff will give a behind-the-scenes look at what’s going on around its area and the department. Over the course of every month, each department will be featured at least once. Coming Wednesday: Operations.
Question for you: How do you like to consume your Panther news?
Seriously, I’d like to know what ways our fans like to receive their news. Do you normally:
- Read it on GeorgiaStateSports.com?
- Receive it via email? (you know you can sign up for email updates from GSS.com right here)
- Follow social media for headlines?
- Only use mobile?
The way we are providing information and telling stories about our student-athletes and teams is changing. When I got into ‘sports information’ back in the mid-1990s, we would write a release or game notes and fax it out. It was right at the point where email was becoming more popular (that’s a difficult sentence to write) and we were just learning what a world wide web really was.
Now, nearly everything we do starts with digital, and then we regress to print, as needed. And often, it’s not needed anymore.
Our website has undergone significant changes in the past 18 months in both appearance and content. It will continue to evolve as we grow in finding new ways to tell better stories. Take, for example, this year in review our graduate assistant Will Owens put together last week. It did not take much work but does a solid job of showcasing the season in a snapshot like the majority of our viewers are looking for – in a visual manor with key facts easily accessible.
The readership is not the same as it once was because there is so much information available year-round. That’s where tools like these will come in handy for us as we continue our efforts to tell the stories of our student-athletes and then sharing them as widely as possible.
If you want to share how you consume your GSU Panthers news, feel free to leave a comment below or email me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org. We’re always looking to find way to make sure our news is reaching the right people, like you.