How Social Media is Changing Sports Communication

Ronnie Ramos
NCAA Managing Director of Digital Communications

Ronnie Ramos is the NCAA’s managing director of new media strategies and content development. He is in charge of, the association’s official web site, and responsible for the development and implementation of social media strategies.

Before joining the NCAA, Ramos was the senior editor for sports and features at the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, responsible for all sports and features content for the newspaper’s web site,,  and print sections. Before joining the Journal-Constitution, he was the executive editor of The Times at Shreveport (La.) in 2003-2004 and managing editor of the News-Press in Ft. Myers (Fla.) from 1998 to 2002.

Before Ft. Myers, he spent 13 years at the Miami Herald, as a reporter and then editor in both the metro and sports departments. As a reporter, his beats included Miami City Hall, college basketball and federal courts. He is a past winner of the Green Eyeshade Award (coverage of the Miami riots) and APSE best news story (University of Miami at the crossroads). He was the day city editor during Hurricane Andrew in 1992. The coverage of that disaster earned the newspaper a Pulitzer Prize for public service. While at the Herald, he wrote a sports book, Florida’s Best Golf Courses, and started a magazine, South Florida Golf.

A graduate of the University of Miami, he started his career as a reporter at the Milwaukee Sentinel. Ramos was a Nieman Fellow at Harvard University in 2002 and Pulitzer Prize juror in 2005 and 2006.