Mead Loop

Mead Loop

Associate Professor, Department of Journalism
Faculty, Roy H. Park School of Communications

Specialty:fantasy sports journalism
Phone:(607) 274-3047
E-mail:mloop@ithaca.edu
Office:249 Roy H Park Hall
Ithaca, NY 14850

Publications

Loop's most recent publication was "Readability of Award-winning Fantasy Sports Journalism," which was published in 2018 in the International Journal of Sport and Society. He lectured on the topic in London at the 2017 International Conference of Sport and Society.

Loop's most recent paper presentation was at the 2018 International Conference of Sport and Society in Miami, where he lectured on "Workplace Issues of Female Fantasy Journalists."

 "Daily Fantasy Sports Journalism Ethics" was published in the Journal of Sports Management and Commercialization in 2016.

"The Ethics Evolution of Fantasy Sports Journalism" was published in the Journal of Sports Management and Commercialization in 2015.

"The Readability of Fantasy Sports Journalism" was published in the Journal of Sports Pedagogy and Physical Education in 2015.

"Twitter Usage in Fantasy Sports Journalism" was published in the International Journal of Sport and Society in 2013.

"Attribution Scarcity in Fantasy Sports Journalism" was published in the International Journal of Sport and Society in 2010.

"The Evolution of Fantasy Sports Journalism" was presented at the International Conference on Arts and Humanities in 2012 and at the International Conference of Sports and Media at Chengdu Sport University in Chengdu, Sichuan Province, China, in 2011.

"A National Study of Ethics in Television News" was published in Electronic News Journal in 2010.

Other refereed papers include "Creating a Journalism Culture" and "Ithaca College and Frederick Douglass Academy: A Journalism Partnership."

Loop's work also has been published in Mass Communication & Society; Newspaper Research Journal; Journalism and Mass Communication Quarterly; and Journalism and Mass Communication Educator.

Honors

  • Outstanding Campus Chapter, Society of Professional Journalists
  • Ithaca College Faculty Excellence Award
  • Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communications, paper competition honors
  • Roy H. Park School of Communications inaugural Master Teacher
  • Park Scholar Faculty Mentor
  • Journalism Department chair
  • Adviser, Lambda Pi Eta communications honor society

Society of Professional Journalists

  • David L. Eshelman Outstanding Adviser Award
  • Campus Adviser at large, national board of directors
  • Vice President for Campus Chapter Affairs, national board of directors
  • Sigma Delta Chi, national board of directors
  • Founding adviser, Ithaca College chapter

Background

Before coming to teach at Ithaca College, Loop was national editor of the Nashville Banner newspaper. Previously, he was a copy editor at the Intelligencer Journal newspaper in Lancaster, Pa., and at the Kansas City Times and Star. He also has worked as an editor at the Ithaca Journal. He has a master's degree in journalism from the University of Missouri at Columbia and a bachelor's degree in television-radio from Ithaca College.

 

 

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