Kyle Moody is a doctoral candidate in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at The University of Iowa. His research specialties include digital media, multimedia production, online communities, cultural industries, ethnography, video games and content creation. His research examines how video game fans are involved in the production and dissemination of fan and journalistic content.
In Fall 2012, Moody’s course Specialized Reporting and Writing: Video Games & Communication was the first course offered by The University of Iowa that focused on the journalistic aspects of gaming and the game industry. The course collaborated with leading video game publication IGN, which provided unprecedented production assistance and input to assist student learning and enhance collegiate journalism practices. It received extensive coverage outside of the academy as well as inside of it, including news stories published by Jim Romenesko, Iowa Public Radio, Kotaku, and The University of Iowa’s own esteemed student newspaper The Daily Iowan.
In Spring 2013, Moody was awarded the Ballard Seashore Dissertation Fellowship for academic year 2013-2014 and the John F. Murray Outstanding Doctoral Student-Teaching Award by School of Journalism and Mass Communication for Academic Year 2012-2013.