Brian_Moritz

Department: Communication Studies
Rank: Assistant Professor

Contact Info: Brian.moritz@oswego.edu
Office Hours: Wednesday: 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m, Tuesday/Thursdays: 1-2 p.m and by appointment
Web: www.sportsmediaguy.com

Education:
Ph.D., Mass Communications, Syracuse University; 2014 , S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications
Dissertation: Rooting for the story: Institutional sports journalism in the digital age.
M.A., Media Studies, Syracuse University; 2011, S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications
Thesis: The New News: Journalists’ routines and the print-online hybrid model
B.A., Journalism/Mass Communications, St. Bonaventure University, 1999, Russell J. Jandoli School of Journalism and Mass Communications

Specialization:
Digital journalism

Honors/Awards:
2014:
Early Start Grant recipient, SUNY Oswego.
2013: Feinberg Dissertation Support Award, S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, Syracuse University.
2012: Finalist, graduate-student award, top paper, NEPCA Conference.
2011: Syracuse University Graduate Fellowship.
2011: Catherine L. Covert Award for best student research paper, S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, Syracuse University.
2011: Graduate School Masters Award, S.I. Newhouse School of Public  Communications, Syracuse University.
2005: Second place, sports coverage (staff award), Gannett Well-Done third-quarter awards.
2004: Second place, sports column writing, New York State Associated Press Awards.
2004: Honorable mention, sports writing, New York State Associated Press Awards.
2003: Honorable mention, breaking news, Associated Press Sports Editors national award.
2002: Second place, sports column writing, New York State Associated Press Awards.

Publications: 
Book chapters
Evolution of a Modern Sports Scandal. In forthcoming (2016) Scandal in an  Age of (Self) Surveillance (Mandell, H. & Chen, G., eds). New York:Palgrave Macmillan
Sports journalism and sportsmanship. In forthcoming (2016) Sport Studies and Sportsmanship: Essays From a Multi-disciplinary Perspective. (Delaney, T., ed) Jefferson, N.C.; McFarland Publishing.
Peer-reviewed publications
Moritz, B. (2015). The story vs. The stream: Digital media‚Äôs influence on newspaper  sports journalism. International Journal of Sport Communication. Accepted for publication, December 2015.   
Chung, M., Munno, G. & Moritz, B. (2015).  Triggering participation: Exploring the/ Effects of Third-Person and Hostile Media Perceptions on Online, Computers in Human Behavior, 53, 452-461.
Golan, G.J., Arif, R. and Moritz, B. (2014).  Journalism News Routines in Times of War: Comparing the United States Government and the Taliban. Media, War & Conflict 7(2), 201-217.
Liebler, C.M. & Moritz, B (2013). Cleaning up after Te'o: Writers, routines and repair. International Journal of Sport Communication 6(4).

Conferences/Presentations:
Moritz, B. (2014). The gatekeeping practices of the Best American Sportswriting series. Presented at the 2014 International Association for Sport Communication Summit, New York.

Munno, G., Chung, M. & Moritz. B. (2014). Triggering Participation: Hostile Media and Third Person Effects on Online Participation. Presented at the 2014 International Communication Association conference, Seattle, Wash.

Arif, R., Golan, G. & Moritz, B. (2013). Mediated public diplomacy in times of war.Presented at the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication conference, Washington, D.C.

Moritz, B. & Munno, G. (2013). Testing the effects of framing on reader comments. Presented at the 2013 International Communication Association conference, London. 

Moritz, B. (2013). Leading off: The prominence of sports stories in U.S. news sources. Presented at the Sixth Summit of Communication and Sport, Austin, Texas.

Moritz, B. (2012). PTI and The Sport Ethic. Presented at the 2012 Northeast Popular Culture Association Conference, Rochester, N.Y.

Moritz, B. (2012). The social newsroom: Social media and the evolution of journalists’ routines. Presented at the 2012 Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication conference, Chicago, Ill.

Moritz, B. (2012). Without access, favor or discretion: The gatekeeping practices of Deadspin. Presented at the Fifth Summit of Communication and Sport, Peoria, Ill. 

Moritz, B. (2011). Kicking off the hype: Newspaper coverage of Super Bowl I. Presented at the 2011 Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication conference, St. Louis, MO. 

Moritz, B. (2011). The first draft of journalism: How blogging has affected sports reporters’ roles and routines. Presented at the 2011 Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication Southeast Colloquium, Columbia, S.C.

Woolery, E. and Moritz, B. (2010). It'll cost you: The credibility of news sources. Presented at the annual mid-winter conference of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, Norman, OK.

Current Research/Research Interests:
The social construction of news, media sociology, sports media and sports communications, organizational sociology. Experienced in qualitative and quantitative methods, including statistical data analysis, in-depth interviewing and experimental methods

Professional Affiliates:
Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (Newspaper and Online news, Sports Interest group member)
International Association for Communication and Sport
Northeast Pop Culture Association
American Journalism Historians Association