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SMT_T280: The Business of Sports Media: Recommended Resources
Recommended resources for SMT T280 research assignments
Below are questions you will answer for this project, along with recommended places to search for answers. Remember: use only authoritative sources of information and always cite your sources (see the Citation Management tab of this guide for assistance with citing).
Annual Reports of the network's parent company (public companies only)
For example, if you are researching ESPN, parent The Walt Disney Company's 2017 Annual Report contains "estimated subscribers (in millions)" on pg. 2. Company Annual Reports, which also contain financials, can be found in the Investor Relations section of the company's website.
If you don't know who owns the network, you might find the answer in a report from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC):
For easy-to-download financials, private company information, and other details not available on the network/network parent website, use the resources listed in our "Researching a Company" library guide linked below:
Largest available data aggregator for statistics, offering more than one million statistics and facts from more than 18,000 sources within the United States and internationally. Statistics, statistical dossiers, reports, surveys, and market studies are categorized into industries, broad topics, countries, and consumer, digital, and mobility markets. Global Consumer Survey covers more than 50 industries, more than 5,000 international brands, and additional topics from a global perspective. Business Plan Export aids in market modeling, business case development, and profit and loss statement creation.
Keywords: statistic, infographics, charts, tables
If you are still missing Network Profile details after trying these sources:
use the Article Databases on the right of this page to search articles in news, trade, and popular publications for the missing information.
Articles from news sources and trade and popular magazines contain updated information regarding broadcasting rights agreements and related details. Search in the databases below, using the subject filters to refine results as needed.
If Drexel does not have access to the full-text version of an article, click the "Borrow this item through Interlibrary Loan (ILLiad)" button on the Get It page. You will be directed to log into ILLiad where you can complete and submit your article request. You will receive an email with a link to the full-text article.
Covers the topics of sports, physical fitness, sports medicine, nutrition, exercise physiology, sport & exercise psychology, recreation, leisure studies, tourism, occupational health & therapy, public health and more, on an international scale. Content includes academic journal, magazine, and trade publication articles, books, conference proceedings, research papers, and reports.
Covers U.S. and international business and economic conditions, trends, corporate strategies, management techniques, marketing, product development, and competitive information. Content types include: scholarly and trade journal, magazine, and newspaper articles, working papers, conference materials, case studies, books, audio, video, and company, country, industry, and market research reports.
The ABI/INFORM Collection is comprised of ABI/INFORM Dateline (local and regional business publications), ABI/INFORM Global (in-depth coverage from thousands of publications), and ABI/INFORM Trade & Industry (in-depth coverage of companies, products, executives, trends and other topics). Keywords: accounting, banking, company, country, economy, finance, industry, international, marketing, management, operations, policy
Contains materials covering all aspects of U.S. and international business and economics research. Content types include: scholarly and trade journal, magazine, and newspaper articles, working papers, conference materials, case studies, books, audio, video, company profiles, SWOT analyses, and company, country, industry, and market research reports.
Provides access to sources of local, regional, national, and international news, general insight, selected financial information and profiles for publicly traded U.S. and international companies, industry reports, quotes for financial instruments, and stock market data. News content types include: newspapers, magazines, media transcripts, wire services, transcripts, images, blogs, and websites.
ProQuest Central is a multidisciplinary research database covering business, health and medical, social sciences, art and humanities, education, science and technology, religion, and other disciplines. Content includes full-text articles from scholarly journals, trade and professional publications, newspapers, and magazines plus dissertations, working papers, case studies, market research reports, and more.
Full text (1990 to present, updated daily) for more than 100 regional business publications for the United States and Canadian provinces. Content types include magazines, newspapers, newswires, radio and television news transcripts, and trade publications.
Keywords: news, region
For additional information and statistics, try these free online resources:
Nielsen is a global measurement and data analytics company focused on the media, advertising, retail and fast-moving consumer goods industries. Free content includes Top 10 lists, reports, and news articles.
TVB is the not-for-profit trade association representing America’s $21 billion local broadcast television industry. Its members include over 800 individual television stations, television broadcast groups, advertising sales reps, syndicators, international broadcasters and associate members.