Fan Media, the social news sports network of mobile video correspondents covering the top 250 NCAA, NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL and MLS teams expands beyond its world class iPhone app with desktop and mobile web versions available www.fanmedianetwork.com as all sports collide in October.
The platform has 250 team channels. Fans, former college players and trained journalists make 30-second videos on their phones covering their favorite teams in their area from their point of view as social news coverage and compete each season to earn official status, money and media credentials.
Videos feature a simple Yes/No vote similar to Tinder or Reddit and videos can be shared into the News Feeds of Facebook and Twitter as social news coverage.
“The mission is to show up in Trending Stories on Facebook and Twitter as a media outlet that is timely, relevant and newsworthy, with accurate fan eyewitnesses, interviewers and storytellers,” said founder/CEO Kirk Berridge. “People are watching less TV. They get their news on social media. Twitter controls breaking news around the world which to me is the most powerful news media company. And Facebook plays a very significant role in news with a massive audience and most trending stories are sports.”
Sports fans now get to play a meaningful role in sports media with Fan Media as the platform provides organization, purpose, competition and offers incentives. The company is taking citizen video journalism and social media to another dimension.
There will be multiple official correspondents for each team each season thru national fan competitions with leagues, teams, sponsors and broadcast media that can be featured on-air, online and in-stadium. Having multiple official correspondents ensures coverage and competition among video makers. The fans vote will help determine the official correspondents. Our system, algorithm, newsroom and staff identify, promote, develop and collaborate with the officials to organize them as social news coverage.
Fan Media is the first media company where the fans get a voice and have a choice and a vote of who covers their favorite teams. And it is video on-demand so they can watch whoever they want whenever they want and feel like they are there. This is news reporting, commentary, criticism, moments, fan interviews and public opinion.