Brian Mozey: Sports editor

Brian Mozey

November 17, 2016. 6:36 p.m.

My phone rang while I was working on a story at the Iowa State Daily. 

On the other end of the phone was the internship coordinator at the Boston Globe, saying they accepted my application to become a co-op writer for the sports department in the spring. 

I almost dropped the phone while talking to her, and of course I accepted the position right away because my dream had come true. I was going to work for a top newspaper in the country as a sports writer. 

After I hung up the phone, I ran back into the newsroom and told my sports editors and many of my fellow writers about my upcoming co-op position. Everyone was excited, especially my editorial adviser, Mark Witherspoon. 

That evening, I finished my story and went back home for the night. As I was sitting in bed before falling asleep, I thought about what happened to get to this point in my life. 

It was fun to look back at when I started in August 2014 and was a scared freshman, not wanting to disappoint my editors and the Daily as a whole. I knew the traditions and dominance of the Iowa State Daily coming into college and that’s one of the main reasons I chose to come to Iowa State University. 

As time grew throughout my three years as a Cyclone, that scared and nervous energy became more of positivity and excitement for the next story I was able to write. 

I’ve been fortunate enough to cover many different sports at Iowa State like women’s tennis, women’s volleyball, men’s wrestling, women’s basketball, men’s basketball and football. One thing I’ve learned from these beats is that each person has a different story and I get the privilege to write those stories each day of my life. 

I can’t think of anything better than doing that every day. 

The Iowa State Daily has given me the confidence to reach goals like working for the Boston Globe and know anything is possible in the future. Any newspaper, any position is possible to obtain. 

British writer Virginia Henley said it best, “Writing is not a job; it is a lifestyle, and it is a roller-coaster ride of highs and lows.”

Henley is completely right that journalism is a lifestyle and I’m glad it’s my future lifestyle. 

It should be a fun roller-coaster ride.