Mead Loop

Mead Loop

Professor and Sport Media Program Director, Department of Journalism
Faculty, Sports Media
Faculty, Roy H. Park School of Communications

Specialty:fantasy sports journalism
Phone:(607) 274-3047
E-mail:mloop@ithaca.edu
Office:341 Roy H Park School of Communications
Ithaca, NY 14850

Journal publications

  • "Readability of Award-winning Fantasy Sports Journalism" was published in the International Journal of Sport and Society  in 2018.
  • "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.
  • "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.

Peer-reviewed presentations

  • "Gaming and Gratifications" was presented at the International Conference of Arts and Humanities in 2020.
  • "Fantasy Sports and the Legalization of Sports Betting" was presented at the International Conference of Sport and Society in 2019.
  • "Workplace Issues of Female Fantasy Journalists" was presented at the International Conference of Sport and Society in 2018.
  • "Readability of Award-winning Fantasy Sports Journalism" was presented at the International Conference of Sport and Society in 2017.
  • "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.
  • Loop also has lectured on fantasy sports journalism in Chengdu, China; Vancouver and Toronto, Canada; and Chicago.

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

Professional journalism background

  • National Editor, Nashville Banner
  • Copy editor, Intelligencer Journal
  • Copy editor, Kansas City Times and Star

Education

  • Master's of Journalism, University of Missouri
  • Bachelor's of Television-Radio, Ithaca College

 

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