Friday, December 12, 2008

Student/faculty research on fantasy sports gets national attention....

Journalism professor Mead Loop and his student, Maura Gladys, worked together over the past several months on a research project focused on fantasy sports.

For those of you who don't live in that fantasy world, it has something to do with people who spend hours and hours every week creating fantasy teams that play fantasy games, allowing them to win fantasy points that somehow or other can be transformed into real dollars.

Or something like that (OK, so I'm no fantasy sports player: you can talk to Mead. He is.)

Mead and Maura's research focused on the credibility and practices of the reporters who cover fantasy sports - the first such research of its kind in the country.

It was featured in this month's Quill magazine, the national publication of the Society of Professional Journalists....and it's one more example of why Park is increasingly recognized as a school that really 'gets' digital culture.

From Second Life to fantasy sports....we're there!


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