OSWEGO, NY – Brian Moritz, Ph.D., assistant professor, digital media production and digital journalism, Department of Communication Studies, SUNY-Oswego, will be publishing “The story vs. The stream: Digital media’s influence on newspaper sports journalism” in the International Journal of Sport Communication.
The Journal of Sport Communication is one of the major flagship journals in this area.
The article, available in December 2015, includes an in-depth interviews with sports journalists and suggests that the primary divergence in sports journalism is not “print vs. online” but rather the idea of “the story vs. the stream” – that is, reporters doing the traditional journalism story along side the more fragmented, stream-like work they do online and on social media.
The interviews also suggest that there is a new reporting model emerging – rather than the traditional “gather, sort, report,” model, the new model is “gather, report, sort.”
Dr. Moritz ‘s teaching responsibilities at Oswego include upper-division and graduate-level courses in online journalism, media economics, sports journalism and integrated media as well as teaching students basic techniques in online news gathering and writing, using digital and social media to report the news, multimedia storytelling skills and the impact and influence of digital media on traditional media businesses and organizations.
Dr. Moritz has been a SUNY-Oswego faculty member since the fall of 2014.
Besides authoring several other significant publications, Dr. Moritz is the recipient of many honors and awards.
In 2014, he received an Early Start Grant recipient, SUNY Oswego. In 2013, he was awarded a Feinberg Dissertation Support Award, S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, Syracuse University. Previously, in 2011, he received a Syracuse University Graduate Fellowship as well as the Catherine L. Covert Award for best student research paper, S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, Syracuse University and a Graduate School Masters Award, S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications. As an undergraduate, he received a Certificate of Merit from the Russell J. Jandoli School of Journalism and Mass Communication, St. Bonaventure University.
Dr. Moritz holds a Ph.D. in Mass Communication from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communication at Syracuse University, a Master’s degree in Media Studies from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communication and his bachelor’s degree, Magna Cum Laude in Journalism/Mass Communication from St. Bonaventure.