Intention & Impact

I hope that my project is able to show people different opinions about the sports world than they are used to seeing everyday in the mainstream media. I would like the impact of my website to be one that brings more honesty and facts to writing about sports. Instead of creating opinions based on facts, it is popular in the sports world to create narratives that will make you look good. I would like my website to be a place where people know that everything that is being said is being backed up. The best case scenario for the impact of my project would be that it is a place where people turn to to get solid information about sports. The worst case scenario would be that people view my website as just another sports blog. My goal is to make my website unique and stay on brand as a source for good information. If it is looked at as the same as every other sports website, then I failed in that goal.

Personal Identities & Lived Experiences

I think that for my website specifically, I am trying to write for the average New York Sports fan. This includes a wide range of people, including many who do not necessarily live in New York. I think that it’s important to know that I am trying to write for a very broad range of people and not a specific set group of people. I think maybe a set of lived experiences I might be missing is specifically women’s sports and the WNBA. The professional sports worlds are definitely a male dominated space, however the WNBA in particular is on the rise. The New York Liberty is also one of the best teams in the WNBA, so it will be important for me to be able to incorporate women’s sports into my writing and website.

Making an Inclusive Project

I plan to make my project inclusive in a variety of different ways. For example, as I mentioned earlier, I want to be sure to include a variety of different sports and topics about sports in my website so there is some content for everyone. Another thing that I think is important is to have an audio version of my posts so that people who may find it difficult to read can still have access to the post. Also, keeping with good website design I need to make sure that my website is easy to access and read. This means using colors that work with each other and keeping the design to something that is practical.