St. Bonaventure University

ST. BONAVENTURE FACULTY


Moritz, Brian

Dr. Brian Moritz

ACADEMIC DEPARTMENT
Sports Journalism & Digital Journalism
ACADEMIC SCHOOL
Jandoli School of Communication

TITLES/RESPONSIBILITIES
Associate Professor
Director, online M.A. programs in Sports Journalism and Digital Journalism  
CONTACT
Office phone: (716) 375-2511
Cell: (607) 341-5029
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OFFICE
Murphy Professional Building 241
COURSES TAUGHT
  • JMC 500. Sports Journalism Today
  • JMC 501. Digital Journalism Today
  • JMC 503. Digital Reporting
  • JMC 601. Sports Reporting
ACADEMIC DEGREES
  • Syracuse University, Ph.D. in Mass Communication, 2014
  • Syracuse University, M.A. in Media Studies, 2011
  • St. Bonaventure University, B.A. in Journalism/Mass Communication, 1999
OTHER EDUCATION
PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND
Dr. Brian Moritz is an internationally recognized sports media scholar and researcher whose work examines the societal, organizational and economic models of digital journalism, with a particular focus on sports journalism. His research has been published in Communication & Sport and the International Journal of Communication & Sport, as well as in several collected anthologies, and he is a frequent presenter at national and international conferences.

In 2020-21, he served as chair of the Sports Communication Interest Group with the Association for Education in Journalism & Mass Communication (AEJMC). He is also author of the Sports Media Guy website, a contributor to the Nieman Lab’s annual prediction package and host of the writing podcast The Other 51.

Before returning to St. Bonaventure, he spent seven years as assistant/associate professor of digital media production and online journalism at SUNY Oswego. 

Before teaching, Moritz spent 10 years as an award-winning sports journalist and columnist. He spent five years covering St. Bonaventure athletics for The Times Herald in Olean, N.Y., where his work received multiple New York State Associated Press Association writing awards. In 2004, his coverage of the player eligibility scandal involving the St. Bonaventure men’s basketball team earned him a top-10 national finish in the APSE national writing contest. Moritz also spent five years as a sports reporter at the Press & Sun-Bulletin in Binghamton, N.Y., covering professional baseball and Binghamton University athletics.
 

BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Dr. Moritz lives in Fairport with his wife, their daughter, two crazy dogs and an indifferent cat.
 
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