The assistant professor in the Sport Management Department traveled to Mumbai, India, over fall break to discuss the global sports media landscape.
As the Elon University fall semester reached its halfway point, David Bockino headed halfway around the world. The assistant professor of sport management and director of the Communications Fellows program was invited during fall break to lecture at the Global Institute of Sports Business in Mumbai, India.
The Global Institute of Sports Business (GISB) is India’s first and only industry-designed and internationally certified sports management program. It specializes in fostering individual growth and student employability through a practical education approach.
Bockino previously spent time in India while working for ESPNCricinfo, one of the world’s biggest cricket sites.
He was invited to lecture by GISB program director Neel Shah, an American who has spent a decade in India working in soccer and education.
For two days, Bockino lectured about ESPN and the global sports media landscape. Much of his material was pulled from his Winter Term course, titled Through the Lens of ESPN: From Bristol to Beyond. He also gathered information from a chapter he wrote for a new book called “ESPN and the Changing Sports Media Landscape,” which will be published by Peter Lang and released next month.
“I couldn’t have been more impressed with the student body at GISB,” Bockino said. “They were engaged, inquisitive and asked a ton of great questions. The Indian sports industry is growing at an incredible pace, and I’m sure these students will play an integral role in that growth.”