Journalism Professor’s New Mini Doc on UFC Champ
From Newsday: Chris Weidman had the chance to begin his legacy as middleweight champion against Lyoto Machida at UFC. Newsday brings you behind the scenes in Las Vegas during fight week as Weidman, from Baldwin, prepares for his title defense on July 5, 2014. (Credit: Mario Gonzalez, Jeffrey Basinger, Mark La Monica)
Mario Gonzalez is an Assistant Professor of Journalism, Media Studies and Public Relations in The Lawrence Herbert School of Communication at Hofstra University. He received a BS degree from SUNY Cortland in 2002 and an MA in 2009 from Dowling College. With an extensive professional background in television news and mixed media platforms, Prof. Gonzalez also serves as an advisor for the student television production Hofstra Today and has conducted a multimedia workshop for Hofstra’s Long Island Latino Media Conference. His academic work and expertise is enhanced by his on-the-job experiences as a senior video news editor for Long Island’s Newsday, as well as a sports producer and traffic reporter for media outlets such as News 12 Long Island and Cablevision. Recent courses taught by Prof. Gonzalez at Hofstra include Journalism Tools, Survey of News Issues, Online Journalism, Intro to Digital Journalism, and Advanced Digital Journalism.