There is a lot that can be learned from sports analysis and broadcasting. First, it is important to note that there is a difference between the two, although some people confuse the two. Sports broadcasting and sports analysis are entirely different.
A sports writer who is a part of the sports department will often have a background in sports analysis, but it is not necessary. The sports writer who writes for a daily newspaper will most likely have some sort of sports background, however. Sports broadcasting is very different than sports analysis. Analyzing a sport requires vast experience in the game and knowledge of the sport’s history as well as how the sport is being played, watched and officiated. Sports broadcasting on the other hand focuses more on reporting the games as it happens. Many sports channels that broadcast games are also sports broadcasting service providers, which means they report the game and discuss events afterward. As you can see, there is a huge difference between sports analysis and sports broadcasting, especially for those who are in the sports industry.
A sports reporter will need to have vast knowledge of sports reporting in order to succeed in the profession. However, because the sports industry is a very competitive business, most sports broadcasting companies will train their reporters to be more critical and detail-oriented. This will help them be ready to break news more quickly and efficiently in the sports industry, allowing the consumer to have quick and accurate information at all times.