Faculty profile

Brian Moritz

Assistant Professor, Digital Media/Online Journalism


Contact

7 Lanigan Hall
315-312-3527
brian.moritz@oswego.edu

Office hours

Mon 12:30-1:30pm, Wed 3-4pm, Fri 12:30-1:30pm or By Appt

Spring 2018 Semester:

  • JLM 319 800 Practium - Online - MWF - 10:20-11:15am - Mahar 211
  • JLM 312 800 Sports Reporting & Writing - MWF 11:30-12:25pm Mahar 211
  • BRC 223 800 Intergrated Media Writing/Design - MWF 1:50-2:45pm - Mahar 210
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Brian Moritz is an assistant professor of digital media production and online journalism. 

A former newspaper sports journalist with a decade of experience covering college basketball, professional baseball and as a columnist and blogger, Moritz has a Ph.D. in Mass Communication from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University. He also as a master's degree from Syracuse University and a bachelor's degree from St. Bonaventure University. 

Research

The social production of news, media sociology, sports media and sports communications, organizational sociology. 

Publications

Book chapters

  • Moritz, B. (2016). Evolution of a Modern Sports Scandal. In Scandal in an Age of (Self) Surveillance (Mandell, H. & Chen, G., eds). New York:Palgrave Macmillan.
  • Moritz, B. (2016) Sports journalism and sportsmanship. In 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’s influence on newspaper sports journalism. International Journal of Sport Communication 8(4), 397-410.
  • Chung, M., Munno, G. & Moritz, B. (2015). Triggering participation: Exploring the/ Effects of Third-Person and Hostile Media Perceptions on Online Comments, 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

  • Moritz, B. (2016).'Crammed in the locker room’: Sports journalists and access to sources. Presented at the 2016 Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication conference, Minneapolis, MN.
  • Clavio, G. & Moritz, B. (2016). Female Sports Journalists and Social Media Harassment.Presented at the 2016 International Association for Sport Communication, Grand Rapids, Mich.
  • 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. Accepted for presentation at the 2014 International Communication Association conference, Seattle, Wash.
  • Arif, R., Golan, G. & Moritz, B. 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. 

Awards and honors

  • 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.

Education

Ph.D., Mass Communications, Syracuse University (2014)
M.A., Media Studies, Syracuse University (2011)
B.A., Journalism/Mass Communications, St. Bonaventure University (1999

Classes taught

JLM 209 — Introduction to Newswriting and Reporting
JLM 312 — Sports Writing and Reporting
JLM 319 — Practicum (Oswego Online)

BRC 108 — Introduction to Mass Media
BRC 301 — Media Economics
BRC 319 — Mass Media and the Law

CMA 600 — Integrated Media and Design