BEA2000 Convention Program (Friday)
FRIDAY, APRIL 7th 2000
Student Intern Meeting
Keith Greenwood, University of Oklahoma & BEA Staff
Division Chairs Pre-Convention Meeting
Opening Continental Breakfast - Sponsored by Panasonic Broadcast and Television Systems Co.
BEA CONVENTION REGISTRATION
BEA EXHIBIT HALL OPEN
TECHNOLOGY DEMONSTRATION ROOM
Leading-edge technology companies are on-hand to exhibit their latest technologies and software with the higher education market in mind. This is a chance to wander in, chat and see the technology for yourself. You can speak to representatives of these companies about their products and get the information you need.
Internet Stations: Need to see/answer your e-mails? Want to checkout a web site? Three computers are available for this purpose. Please limit you use so others can use them as well.
The following companies and products are on-hand today:
* Avid Technology, Inc. "Avid Xpress DV" (Digital Video Editing System)
Designed with multiple output options in mind, the Xpress DV allows output for web video, streaming, CDs, DVDs and of course tape. The Xpress DV captures, edits and outputs IEEE 1394 Digital Video (DV) and offers a full range of editing, unlimited compositing, video effects and audio tools.
[Also, see the Avid Xpress DV demonstration session today at 3:00 p.m. in room N232]
* Digital Jayhawk
At the University of Kansas, they are using the Web to archive, index, retrieve and use streamed audio and video through their radio and TV stations. This web system also allows professors to self-publish a web-site without leaning HMTL. Digital Jayhawk creator/guru/meister Chris Ryan will be present to give you a demo or show you around their system or answer your questions.
* Macromedia, Inc. "Dreamweaver" (HTML Authoring Application)
Dreamweaver is innovative HTML-authoring software and is among the best WYSIWYG Web-page editors available. A fully functional workstation with Dreamweaver loaded will provide members with opportunity to try it out while this room is open. A short tutorial at the workstation is provided to walk the user through a simple, but representative exercise, similar to that which could be given to students.
[Also, see the Macromedia Dreamweaver demonstration session on Saturday at 10:45 a.m. in room N232]
* Panasonic Broadcast & Digital Systems Company "newsBYTE" (Nonlinear Editing System)
newsBYTE is a nonlinear editing system with a built in 4x DVCPRO VTR that records and plays video/audio, performs effects and mixes in real time, and has an internal keyer/character generator.
[Also, see the panel session focusing on newsBYTE with reports from faculty representing three different colleges today at noon in room N232]
* Panasonic Broadcast & Digital Systems Company (16X9 Aspect Ratio Camera/Monitor)
Panasonic is supplying a true 16X9 camera system and a 16X9 monitor to let you frame and compose in 16X9 format. They will also supply a 4X3 monitor to let you see the differences between these two formats. (This demonstration is in support of the Saturday session at 1:45 p.m. in room N234 where noted professionals will discuss the differences between these two aspect ratios and how this relates to learning/teaching production).
* ProMax Systems, Inc. "Final Cut Pro" (Macintosh-based Nonlinear Editing System)
Are you interested in a Macintosh-based non-linear editing solution? ProMax bundles the Mac G4 with Final Cut Pro and FireWire and can include their own hardware, training sessions and toll free support. ProMax shows their Final Cut Pro package for non-linear software and hardware.
[Also, see the technical demonstration session on Sunday at 9:00 a.m. in room N238]
Creating, Administering and Teaching in a Hybrid Multimedia Program
Sponsors: Communication Technology /Courses, Curricula & Administration
Five years ago few (if any) universities had a major in multimedia. Classes evolved in several different schools, Communication, Art and Design, Computing and Education and often, when it was decided to implement a major in the field, it was created from these existing courses. Has this led to a better major? Are the administration headaches and differences in philosophies too great? This panel discusses experiences in planning and delivering such a hybrid major.
Moderator: Melissa Lee Price, Staffordshire University
1. Melissa Lee Price, Staffordshire University
It's ART Not Computing!
2. Brian Griffiths, Staffordshire University
It's COMPUTING Not Art!
3. Carl Ferraro, SUNY Fredonia
Different Philosophies, Different Models, Different Programs
4. Mike James, Harding University
Planning Stages for a Hybrid Major
Respondent: Michael Ogden, University of Hawaii
Live Event Production
Sponsors: Production Aesthetics & Criticism/News/Courses, Curricula & Administration
It has become increasingly popular in mass communication programs to provide student opportunities and coursework for live event production and programming. Students have produced live events from concert productions, sporting events, community awards, parades and election coverage and more, using studio facilities and / or remote trucks. This proposal would provide a showcase for student productions that incorporate several levels of coursework and planning, culminating in the real life experience of live broadcast production.
Moderator: Mary Nichols, Middle Tennessee State University
1. Robert Spires, Middle Tennessee State University
2. Dan Pfeifer, Middle Tennessee State University
Musical Performance Recording
3. Jack Hodgson, Oklahoma State University
Community Service/Event Production
Accreditation: To Be or Not To Be
Sponsor: Courses, Curricula & Administration
Some broadcast sequences and electronic media departments are accredited by the Accrediting Council for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication. Most are housed in colleges of communication or journalism schools. It is possible to seek accreditation independently or under the umbrella of a larger mass communication unit. This panel will answer some of the most frequently asked questions about accreditation: What are the requirements for accreditation? What are the advantages and disadvantages of accreditation for broadcast programs? What kind of department is eligible for accreditation? Panelists will include leaders of both accredited and non-accredited programs.
Moderator: Joe Foote, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale
1. Douglas A. Boyd (BEA Representative to ACEJMC)
2. Jannette Dates, Howard University
3. Susanne Shaw, University of Kansas (Executive Director, ACEJMC)
4. Don Godfrey, Arizona State University
The Electronic Media Ph.D. after the Y2K Bug
Leading Dissertation advisors from institutions granting the Ph.D. in Mass Communication will present their thoughts about the direction and rigor of U.S. doctoral programs in the field during the twenty-first century. They will address:
-- Status of the degree in the academic community
-- Scope of skills to be included in the best doctoral degrees.
-- Phenomena to be studied and research skills involved.
Moderator: Jeffery Wilkinson, Hong Kong Baptist University
1. Mark Levy, Michigan State University
2. Alan Rubin, Kent State University
3. Joey Reagen, Washington State University
4. Sari Thomas, Temple University
Talk Back to the Editors
BEA editors (and editor-members) offer brief guidelines on how to get published (and how not to!) with plenty of time for audience questions and give-and-take.
Moderator: Chris Sterling, Chair, BEA Publications Committee, George Washington University
1. Tom Lindloff, JOBEM Editor-elect, University of Kentucky
2. Richard J. Schaefer, JOBEM Review & Criticism Editor, University of New Mexico
3. Robert McKenzie, FEEDBACK editor, Each Stroudsburg State University
4. Alan Albarran, Journal of Media Economics, Southern Methodist University
5. Frank Chorba, Journal of Radio Studies, Washburn University
Two Year-Small College Division Meeting
Moderator: Lowell Briggs, York College of Pennsylvania
Radio Comes to the Farm: A Historical Look at Broadcasting and Rural America
The coming of radio broadcasting had wide-ranging social and economic implications for Americans, but nowhere was the new medium more appreciated than in the rural countryside. Most farm families lived miles from the nearest town and radio broadcasts offered them an instantaneous connection to the world they had never experienced before. This panel will examine the early history of radio on the farm, its promoters and its audience.
Moderator: Steve Craig, University of North Texas
1.Steve Craig, University of North Texas
Out of the Dark: Radio and the Farm, 1921-1927
2. Lee Jolliffe, Drake University
Yours is the Only Female Voice I Hear All Winter: The Radio Homemakers' Impact on the Farming Household.
3. F. Leslie Smith, University of Florida
WRUF: A Land Grant University Broadcasts
4. Steve Smethers, Oklahoma State University
Singing and Selling Seeds: Live Entertainment on the Midwest's Local Radio
Cable and Satellite Development Issues in Three Countries: India, Philippines and Brazil
The presenters are concerned, in some form, with the development or underdevelopment of cable policy in the three countries. The presenters on India and the Philippines focus specifically on the history and development of cable policy. The presentation on Brazil looks at how the lack of cable policy has led to the increasing economic gap between cable viewers and broadcasting viewers and the impact this has had on Brazilian programming.
Moderator: Consuelo Campbell, University of Michigan
1. Steve McDowell, Florida State University and Kartik Pashupati
The Absence of Cable and Satellite Telecommunications Policy in India and Its Impace on Programming, Access and Investment
2. Consuelo Campbell, University of Michigan
Cable in an Archipelago: The Case of the Philippine Cable Industry
3. Luis Duarte, DirecTV Latin America/Hughes
The Popularesque as a Reaction to Pay-TV: The Brazilian Case
Technology and the Content of the Undergraduate Curriculum
Sponsors: Courses, Curricula & Administration/Production Aesthetics & Criticism
Technology is one of the two primary concerns of our discipline. The second is content. Classes about technology have discussed how to create the message while classes on content have discussed what the message should be and its possible effects. Over time, the model of so many production classes versus a particular number of theory or content classes has served us well. Sequences, cores and even graduation requirements have been based on this dichotomy. However, in today's converging marketplace, is such a distinction necessary or even possible? What should the 21st Century curriculum be?
Moderator: David E. Tucker, University of Toledo
1. Robert Musburger, University of Houston
Technology/Content and College Committee
2. William Dorman, Millersville University
The Case for Using the Production/Theory Dichotomy in Curricular Decision-Making
3. William Christ and Cassandra Van Buren, Trinity University
The Case for Eliminating the Production/Theory Dichotomy in Curricular Decision-Making
4. George Johnson, James Madison University
A Curriculum for the 21st Century
Respondent: Jeff Guterman, University of Pittsburgh at Bradford
Broadcasting in the 90s: Changes in Organization, Management and Research
Sponsor: Management & Sales
This panel examines the responses of three aspects of broadcasting to corporate technological and regulatory changes in the 1990s: Organizations, management and research. As competition was introduced the result was greater cooperation among corporations. Television managers who were identified in 1989 as managers demonstrate changes in leadership styles, while radio managers develop new strategies to manage in the megastation environment. As new research methodologies appear on the landscape radio managers question validity, cost effectiveness and timeliness.
Moderator: Willard Hoyt, Ohio University
1. Buzz Clift, Ohio University
TV Management in the 1990s: Themes in Leadership
2. Kathleen Fox, Southern Methodist University
Stagnation or Progression: An Update of the Research Industry's Adaptation to the Changing Face of Radio
3. Max Grubb, Southern Illinois University
Radio in the 1990s: Managing Within and Against Megagroups
4. Particia Hirl Longstaff, Syracuse University
Broadcast Organizations in the 1990s: Competition and Cooperation
Respondent: Willard Hoyt, Ohio University
Orientation Session for Newcomers to BEA and the Convention
Sponsor: BEA Board
This session will help you understand the role of the BEA, this convention, and how you can get the most from the next few days. Especially useful to first-time attendees and those who would like to increase their involvement in BEA.
Moderator: Don Godfrey, Arizona State University (BEA Board President)
1. Steve Anderson, University of Oklahoma (BEA2000 Convention Chair)
2. Louisa Nielsen, Executive Director, Broadcast Education Association
3. Jannette Dates, Howard University (District Representations)
4. Dom Caristi, Ball State University (Division Activity)
5. Mark Tolstedt (Member's Perspective)
No Longer the Minority: The Job Market for Women in Broadcast Journalism
Sponsors: Gender Issues/News
This panel will look at the trend in broadcast journalism programs to be a popular major for young women. The panel will be composed of media experts who will discuss this trend and will address such questions as: what challenges young women face in the competitive television news job market and how they should deal with those challenges.
Moderator: Martha Cameron, University of Georgia
1. Carol Cooper, Talent Agent, N.S. Bienstock
2. Richard Liebner, Talent Agent, N.S. Bienstock
3. Shannon High, News Director, CBS O&O in Miami
4. Mary Callen, Executive Producer, WSB-TV Atlanta
5. Susan Stevens, Assistant News Director, WGNX-TV Atlanta
Paper Competition: Multicultural Division
Moderator: John Sanchez, Penn State University
1st Place, Debut: Shannon Bichelle Campbell, University of Kansas
"Unrealistic Reality: Portrayals of Minorities in Cop Doc"
1st Place, Open: Hyung-Jin Woo and Joseph R. Dominick, University of Georgia
"Daytime TV Talk Shows and the Cultivation Effect Amoung U. S. and International Students"
2nd Place, Open: John D. Jackson, Concordia University, Montreal
"Radio as Interlocutor Association and Dissociation in the 21st Century"
Respondent: Chuck Hoy, Grambling State University
Noncommercial and Intercollegiate Broadcasting in the Digital Age: Content and Technology
Sponsors: Student Media Advisors/Communication Technology
The digital age offers both promise and peril for the noncommercial and intercollegiate sectors of the electronic media marketplace. This panel considers a range of issues related to the advent of new technologies for content and distribution, with a special emphasis upon the educational and public-interest imperatives of college and noncommercial broadcasters. Panelists bring professional, historical and international perspectives.
Moderator: Alan G. Stavitsky, University of Oregon
1. Philip Thompsen, West Chester University
Going Digital: The Use of New Technologies by College Radio and TV Stations
2. Harry W. Haines, Trinity University and Rick Holberg, San Francisco State University
A Case Study in Shifting from FM to Internet Broadcasting
3. Gregory Ferrell Lowe, University of Tampere, Finland
Toward a Definition of Public Service in Interactive Media
4. Robert K. Avery, University of Utah and Alan G. Stavitsky, University of Oregon
From Class D to Low-Power FM: In Search of Microradio in the Public Interest
Respondent: Timothy L. Larson, University of Utah
Adaptation to the Digital Age: Where We Are And What We Expect
Sponsors: Production Aesthetics & Criticism/Courses, Curricula & Administration
Digital technology has become a consistent challenge to instructors who are teaching electronic production courses. It is not just a simple decision whether an instructor needs to change his/her syllabus from teaching analogue to digital techniques. There are many factors involved in the decision making and practice process, such as equipment/format selection, learning skills, up-dating knowledge, changing teaching styles, analyzing visual perceptions and aesthetics, etc. In this panel, we will present instructors' experiences in the transition from analogue to digital production, and an overview of the transition picture among BEA schools. The main purpose of the program is to engage audience's participation and promote the processes of adapting to the digital age.
Moderator: Ronnie Bankston, University of Northern Iowa
1. Julie Friedline, University of St. Thomas
Analogue to Digital: Making the Move in Audio Production
2. Jennifer Evans, University of North Texas
Delayed Gratification or Preserving Generations: The Transition from Analogue to Digital Video Technology
3. Lawrence Mullen, University of Nevada - Las Vegas
The Changing of Viewers' Perceptions with the Utilization of Digital Technologies: A Case Study on Sports Broadcasting
4. Zhuojun Chen, University of Northern Iowa
The Transition to Teaching Digital Technologies: A Survey among BEA Schools
The Effects of Foreign Television on Domestic Viewers
This panel focuses on whether imported television programs have any effects on domestic viewers. The panelists will share their experiences gathering information about this topic in various regions of the world. The media imperialism hypothesis will be discussed in light of recent research findings about this issue. In addition, panelists will also assess the influence of the global diffusion of satellite dishes and new technological channels for receiving imported audio-visual information.
Moderator: Michael Elasmar, Boston University
1. Mary Beadle, John Carroll University
2. Linda Davis, University of Kansas
3. Michael Elasmar, Boston University
4. Joseph Straubhaar, University of Texas
5. Alexis Tan, Washington State University
Gender and Identity Across Media
Sponsor: Gender Issues
Controversial portrayals of gender and identity remain ubiquitous in media messages and contribute to perceptions of social reality. The pervasive nature of the gender messages raises the question: How do various media build our understanding of gender issues? This panel examines four media outlets (the Internet, television advertising, television entertainment programming, and the music industry) and their treatment of gender issues, and offers views on the consequences and impact of each in our society and to individual media users.
Moderator: Cynthia Gottshall, Mercer University
1. Mark Giese, University of Houston
Singing the Body Electric: Narrating Gendered Identity in an Online Community
2. Bridget Mueller, University of Houston
Battle of the Sexes: Control in the World of Digital Technology
3. Laura Ashley, Houston Baptist University
Television Advertising, Identity, and Body Esteem of College-Age Women: An Experiment on Short-Term Effects
4. Beth Olson, University of Houston
Gender and Racial Representation in Primetime Entertainment Programming: Networks vs. Independents
5. Michael Nagy, University of Houston
Compact Disc Consumption vs. Music Video Programming: Who's Buying? Who's Watching? And What Is It?
Panasonic newsBYTE: Non-Linear Editing with 4X Transfer Capability
Sponsors: Communication Technology/Production Aesthetics & Criticism
This session is a technical demonstration/panel session focusing on Panasonic's newsBYTE non-linear editing system with reports from faculty representing three different colleges where the system has been in use. The newsBYTE editing system has the ability to transfer DVCPro native footage to its hard drive at 4X real time. The faculty panelists will report on whether 4X transfer capability on the non-linear editing system had a significant impact on the problem of managing hard drive space and system availability for multiple student users when compared with traditional non-linear editing systems.
Moderator: Joe Hall, University of Central Florida
1. Hal Morrison, Panasonic Broadcast Systems
An Overview of newsBYTE Technology
2. Joe Hall, University of Central Florida
Impact of 4X Transfer on Hard Drive Storage Demands
3. Jim Odom, Butler University
newsBYTE Technology and Long-form Program Content
4. George Bagley, University of Central Florida
Implementing newsBYTE Technology in a Student Newscast
Are We Really That Different? Censorship of Broadcast Journalism Across Cultures
In the digital age, the world is becoming an ever-smaller place. Still, often times it is culture as much as technology that affects broadcast news content. This panel will explore what guidelines determine how broadcast news is censored in various nations and cultures. Comparisons will be made across cultures.
Moderator: Philip J. Auter, University of West Florida
1. Douglas A. Boyd, University of Kentucky
Saudi Arabian Television News and the Desire for Cultural and Political Stability: A Middle Eastern News Agenda
2. Mohammed el-Nawawy, University of West Florida
Egyptian and Israeli Broadcast News: Two Very Different Forms of News Censorship
3. James Black, 34th Command Group, Yongson Korea
Korean News Broadcasts: A Different Kind of Free Press
4. Linda Davis, University of Kansas
Censorship of Broadcast Journalism in Latin America
5. Adrienne Rivers, University of Kansas
Broadcast Censorship in Africa
New Era Programming
Sponsors: News/Communication Technology/Production Aesthetics & Criticism
Both traditional broadcast media and new media are being influenced by each other, with the resulting product -- programming -- taking on some interesting and unique characteristics. Moreover, programming from medium to medium to medium has become inextricably inter-linked. In this panel, presenters will look at how local market television stations have linked their news with cable and the Internet, what kinds of technologies predict new changes in network programming, how program aesthetics have changed, and how programs and audiences interact in this new era.
Moderator: Mark J. Banks, Slippery Rock University
1. Bruce W. Russell and Mark J. Banks, Slippery Rock University
Integrated News Programming in a Local Station Market
2. Barbara Moore, University of Tennessee - Knoxville
New Predictive Influences on Network Television Programming
3. Herbert H. Howard, University of Tennessee - Knoxville
Changes in Program-Audience Interactions
4. Lynn Spangler, State University of New York - New Paltz
The New Film Noir World of PrimeTime Television
5. Dennis R. Robertson, Arkansas State University
Programming Theory and the New Millennium: Focused Programming for Focused Audiences
Respondent: Mark J. Banks, Slippery Rock University
Paper Competition: Student Media Advisors Division
Moderator: Hillary Warren, University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point
1st Place, Open: Jeffrey L.L. Stein, Wartburg College
“One-Stop Surfing: Integrating Student Media Web Sties”
2nd Place, Open: Robert McKenzie, East Stroudsburg University
“A Critique of Obscenity Law in the College Radio Environment”
Greg Luft, Colorado State University
“Trial, Error, Revision and Function: Analysis of a Student television Staff Manual”
James McCluskey, Central Michigan University
“Improving your Student Station’s Audience and Coverage through Boosters, Translators, New Low-Power FM Stations and networking: The Great Lakes Radio Network Story”
Richard Ilkka and Mark Tolstedt, University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point
“Assessing Student Media Advisors for Promotion, Tenure, and Merit: A Portfolio Approach”
Respondent: Hillary Warren, University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point
Pacifica Radio and Public Broadcasting
The program features a 25 minute video documentary on the history of Radio Pacifica. The video is introduced by Veronica Selver and Sharon Wood who are award winning documentary film makers. David Dunaway, who worked with Pacifica, discusses Pacifica's contributions to Public radio. Matthew Lasar authored an article on "Radio Pacifica & Elite Culture" for JRS (Winter, 1998). He surveys recent changes in the direction of Radio Pacifica.
Moderator: Frank Chorba, Washburn University
1. David Dunaway, New Mexico University
Pacifica Radio's Template for Public Broadcasting
2. Matthew Lasar, University of California Press
Owning Pacifica: Directions
3. Sharon Wood & Veronica Selver, Selver Productions
Ethics and Mass Media
Sponsors: Management & Sales/Courses, Curricula & Administration
This panel will discuss the meaning of ethics in mass media industries and how we can better prepare our students to make ethical decisions. The panel will offer historical and current perspectives on "business ethics" in general, and, more specifically, on "media ethics." We will discuss the need for raising ethical awareness among students, the challenges to developing this awareness in the classroom, and the most promising approaches to ethics education in the new millennium.
Moderator: Patricia Phalen, George Washington University
1. David Solomon, Notre Dame University, Director of the Center for Ethics and Culture
What is Applied Ethics?
2. Patricia Phalen, George Washington University
Historical and Contemporary Views on Ethics and Mass Media
3. Herbert Terry, Indiana University
Educating Media Professionals: Problems of Teaching Ethics in Communications Programs
4. Alan Albarran, Southern Methodist University
Ethical Decision-Making in a Marketplace Environment
5. Ralph McInerny, Notre Dame University
Ethics Education, Circa 2000: It's Tough to be Moral
Working on a Shoestring: Service Learning and Building Departmental Labs Without University Support
Sponsor: Courses, Curricula & Administration
Boyer (1990) in Scholarship Reconsidered argued that teaching should move beyond the traditional classroom and emphasize service in the community. This panel examines one of the ways that an academic department can build a communication laboratory without University funding by utilizing Boyer's concept of service learning to develop strong local support for facilities that can be used by students and the community. The result of this approach has been the development of over $170,000 in resources and an enhanced educational process.
Moderator: Mark Borzi, Eastern Illinois University
1. Doug Bock, Eastern Illinois University
Building the Lab: The Department Chair's View
2. Mark Borzi, Eastern Illinois University
Building the Lab: The Community Outreach View
3. Dolores Metzger, Eastern Illinois University
Building the Lab: The Students' View
Teaching News Magazine Format & Technique in an Intensive Workshop Setting
Sponsor: Courses, Curricula & Administration
The News Magazine has become one of the most ubiquitous informational program formats in network television today. This panel presents an in-depth look into the planning and execution of Producing the News Magazine a workshop offered at the 14th annual California State University Summer Arts Festival. Program participants offer their analysis on a two-week, for-credit workshop in which students worked with Emmy Award winning professional artists to design and produce a one-hour news magazine program from story ideas to broadcast on a local channel.
Moderator: Don Priest, California State University, Fresno
1. Dennis Mazzocco, Hofstra University
2. Candace Lee Egan, California State University, Fresno
Faculty Juried Production Competition Awards & Presentations
Sponsor: Production Aesthetics & Criticism
The presentation and exhibition of award winners in the annual BEA Faculty Juried Production Competition. Productions underwent blind review by a jury of faculty as well as professional peers. Submissions were judged on professionalism, the use of aesthetic and/or creative elements, sense of structure and timing, production values and technical merit. This session will exhibit segments of these award winning video and audio productions.
Moderators: Pam Doyle, University of Alabama and Darrell Roe, Marist College
1st place: John M. Woody and John Fishell, James Madison University, "One Day/One University"
2nd place: Michael Laponis, University of LaVerne, "Parents Anonymous"
3rd place: Scott Hodgson & Steve Mellon, Southern Illinois University, "Health Education and Recreation"
1st place: Craig Schaefer, Loras College, "I Want"
2nd place: Scott Hodgson, Southern Illinois University, "This is Our Classroom"
3rd place: Mary Blue, Loyola University, "Alumni Gala"
1st place: Bob Jacobs, Bradley University, "Postcards"
2nd place: Neil Roberts, Minot State University, "On the Farm"
3rd place: Eric Hoffman, Florida State University, "FSU Live"
1st place: Andrew Quicke, Regent University, "Araby"
2nd place: Timothy Dee, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, "My Uncle Sidney"
3rd place: James Babanikos, University of Florida, "Catherine's Story"
1st place: Rustin Greene, James Madison University, "Kids Science News Network"
2nd place: Kevin Hager, Wichita State University, "Season of Fury"
3rd place: Peter Biesterfeld, Carleton University, "Storytellers"
1st place tie:
Mark Biggs, Southwest Missouri State University, "The Ozarks: Just that Much Hillbilly in Me"
William Bolduc and Lou Buttino, University of North Carolina Wilmington, "Honduran Hope"
2nd place: Janice Tanaka, University of Florida, "When You're Smiling"
3rd place: Matt Jenkins, Cameron University, "The Passing of Time"
1st place: Greg Luft, Colorado State University, "The News Media's Coverage"
2nd place: Babak Sarrafan, San Jose State University, "Surprize Packidge"
3rd place: Michael Laponis, University of LaVerne, "L.A. County Fair"
1st place: Terry Likes, Western Kentucky University, "The State of the News Business"
2nd place: Jean Moore, Temple University, "The Tuskegee Airmen"
3rd place: Robert Franklin, Arkansas State University, "The Negro Baseball League"
1st place: Terry Likes, Western Kentucky University, "El Nino"
2nd place: Neil Roberts, Minot State University, "Inside Look"
3rd place: Len Clark, University of Evansville, "News Reports"
1st place tie:
Sandy Henry & Todd Evans, Drake University, "Drake MBA"
Sam Lovato, KTSC, "Halloween Havoc"
1st place: Michael Laponis, University of LaVerne, "KULV Music Promo"
2nd place: Evan Wirig, Grossmont College Radio, "The Future Belongs To You"
1st place: Jean Moore, Temple University, "Fighting Blindness"
News Division Meeting
Moderator: Jon M. Smith, Southern Utah University
Distance Education at the Crossroads: New Delivery Systems
Sponsor: Communication Technology
Traditional face-to-face lecturing remains, for many, the most efficient learning environment. New distance learning technologies, such as web-based coursework and degrees, are increasingly challenging the traditional classroom environment. This panel will discuss the challenges facing educators as they search for the best mix of new and old delivery systems.
Moderator: Todd Evans, Drake University
1. William J. Rugg, Central Michigan University
The Technology of Online Teaching
2. Sandy Henry, Drake University
The Iowa Communications Network, a Statewide Initiative
3. Lowell Briggs, York College of Pennsylvania.
Virtual Distance: Maximizing Return on Investment
4. Stan LaMuth, Michigan Technological University
The Future of Distance Education: One Model and Unlimited Possibilities
Respondent: Karla Berry, University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh
Student Media Advisors Division Meeting
Moderator: Philip Thompsen, West Chester University of Pennsylvania
Paper Competition: Management & Sales Division
Moderator: Linwood A. Hagin, North Greenville College
1st Place, Debut: Timothy E. Bajkiewicz, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
"Science as Niche Programming: An Analysis of The Discovery Channel and Other Advertiser-Supported Cable Networks by Annual Advertising Revenues"
2nd Place, Debut: Jeffrey K. Oberg, University of Tennessee-Knoxville
"Facing the Digital Future, Darkly: Television Station Managers' Approach towards the Implementation of Digital Broadcasting"
1st Place, Open: Glenda C. Williams, The University of Alabama
"The Cost of Communication: Sales Managers Evaluate "Free Air Time"
2nd Place, Open: C. Ann Hollifield, George L. Daniels, Dwight E. Brooks, University of Georgia
"Television in Living Color: Ethnic Diversity in the Local Commercial Television Industry"
Two Year/Small College Production Showcase
Sponsor: Two Year-Small Colleges
This panel presents non-juried productions from community college and small four-year colleges. Audio, Video and multimedia productions will be highlighted. Constructive criticism of presented work is welcomed. This showcase provides an opportunity to share administrative, operational and academic successes and limitations.
Moderator: Bil King, Phoenix College
1. George Mangan, College of San Mateo
2. Elizabeth Clark, Stephens College
3. Ron Weekes, Ricks College
4. Vic Costello, Gardner-Webb University
Respondent: Christine M. Kelly, York College of Pennsylvania
A comparative look at Canadian and U.S. Systems of Mass Communications
Moderator: Don Godfrey, Arizona State University & Michael Monty, Seneca College
1. Michael Monty, President BEAC, (Broadcast Education Association Canada)
The CBC and Private Broadcasting -- A Canadian Compromise
2. David Spencer, University of Western Ontario
Introduction to Canadian Media: Setting the Stage
3. Manju Pendakar, University of Western Ontario
4. John Hylton, Ryerson Polytechnic University
Canadian Media Law
BEA AFTERNOON COFFEE BREAK
Hosted by: Chronicle of Higher Education
Research Division Meeting
Moderator: Jeffery Wilkinson, Hong Kong Baptist University
Avid Xpress DV Demonstration
Avid's newest product, the Xpress DV is billed as the total multimedia publishing solution at an affordable price. The system, built on an IBM IntelliStation workstation, allows a number of output options for web video, streaming, CDs, DVDs and of course tape. The Xpress DV captures, edits and outputs IEEE 1394 Digital Video (DV) and offers a full range of editing, unlimited compositing, video effects and audio tools (like real-time mixing and EQ of multiple audio tracks). This session will involve a demonstration of the system and its features.
Moderator: Joe Hinshaw, University of Oklahoma
Andrew Netburn, Xpress DV Channel Manager
Alan Baldwin, Business Development Manager
Lance Milsted, Avid Digital Media Specialist
Technology's Influence on News Content: The Last Hundred Years/The Next Hundred Years
This panel is a look at the historical development of broadcast media, particularly news. The purpose of the panel is to take a look at how news content evolved to become a permanent genre and how it has changed over the years. Panelists will also discuss projections for news content in the next century. Technology, audience expectations, post-modernism, regulations, and competing media all influence the definition of news. Since all these variables are constantly changing, the definition of news continues to evolve. The historical context discussed in this panel helps to frame the projections made about news in the next century.
Moderator: William G. Covington, Jr., Bridgewater State College
1. William G. Covington, Jr., Bridgewater State College
How Technology Has Defined News
2. James McCluskey, Central Michigan University
Analyzing the Connection Between Technology and News Content
3. William R. Davie University of Louisiana-Lafayette
News in 2100
4. Mike Adams, San Jose State University
Broadcast News Technology, 1900-1920
5. David E. Tucker, University of Toledo
The Dominant Role of "Image" in News Content
Respondent: Rama M. Tunuguntla, Grambling State University
Interdisciplinary Partnerships: Cross-Campus Fiscal and Program Support
Sponsors: Two Year-Small Colleges/Courses, Curricula & Administration
This panel looks at the growing trend of interdisciplinary partnerships within colleges and universities. Learn how shared curricula and combined resources present opportunities to enhance student learning and your department's image and bottom line.
Moderator: Lenora Brogdon-Wyatt, Bennett College
1. Robert Mott, York College of Pennsylvania
2. Gary Martin, Cosumnes River College
3. Jack Dirr, Bergen County Community College
Respondent: Lowell Briggs, York College of Pennsylvania
Paper Competition: Communication Technology Division
Moderator: Stan LaMuth, Michigan Technological University
1st Place, Debut: Mark Ryan, National University
"Online Media in an Asynchronous Environment"
2nd Place, Debut: Shannon Bichelle Campbell, University of Kansas
"Internet Public Relations and Cyber Journalists: Directives for Crisis Management"
1st Place, Open: Larry Collette, University of Denver
"The Modem is the Message: Public Policy Amid the Open Access Debate"
2nd Place, Open: David J. Gunkel, Northern Illinois University
"Ars Metaphorica: The Computer as a Device of Communication"
Producing Content: Content and Technology Issues in Product Oriented Video Production Courses
Sponsor: Production Aesthetics & Criticism
Unlike many introductory video production classes which focus on skill-building through the completion of production exercises, this panel focuses on a series of advanced video production classes whose common goal is to produce finished program products. The panel explores issues of program content and style in the production of informational, magazine style, and documentary programs, and the impact of the use of digital production tools including nonlinear video editing and digital audio workstations for postproduction.
Moderator: Jaime Gomez, Eastern Connecticut State University
1. Karla Berry, University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh
Producing an Informational Interview Program for Cable Television Distribution
2. Ronald Compesi, San Francisco State University
Producing a Magazine Style Feature Program for Commercial Broadcast Television Distribution
3. Josh Hecht, San Francisco State University
The Forgotten Field of Audio for Video: Acquisition and Post-Production
4. Pete Seel, Colorado State University
Producing Long Form Documentary Programs
5. Larry Whitney, San Francisco State University
Managing Digital Nonlinear Editing Resources
Respondent: Lena Zhang, San Francisco State University
Teaching Broadcast Performance: The Effective Delivery of Content
This session will focus on methods for teaching broadcast delivery with an emphasis on content. How aware of the content is the broadcaster? Are they "present with the copy"? Are they using voice and movement effectively to communicate the story? Is this a real journalist in the making or just another pretty face? What distinguishes one from the other? How do they prepare for breaking news questions? These issues as well as techniques for directing performance will be explored.
Moderator: Marilyn Pittman, KQED Radio, San Francisco
1. Joe Piasek, New York University
2. Marilyn Pittman, KQED Radio, San Francisco
3. Mark Smith, Stephens College
4. Sally Nesselrode, St. Joseph's College
Surviving the Sellers' Market: Administrators' Perspectives on Searching for Faculty in the Red Hot Field of Electronic Media Education
Sponsor: Courses, Curricula & Administration
This panel explores the various challenges associated with conducting faculty searches in an academic discipline where typically fewer than 100 Ph.D.s are granted in a calendar year. In a field where potential instructors often have multiple employment opportunities, administrators must utilize innovative methods of attracting and retaining quality electronic media educators. Presentations by panelists will include a range of topics based on actual experiences with faculty searches.
Moderator: Thomas Bohn, Ithaca College
1. Maureen Franklin, Vice President for Academic Affairs, Doane College
Attracting Quality Media Educators to a Rural College Setting
2. Thomas Bohn, Dean, Roy H. Park School of Communications, Ithaca College
Searching for the Endowed Chair: A Case Study
3. Jannette Dates, Dean, School of Communication, Howard University
Media Professionals in the Classroom: Adjunct Professors and the Urban Environment
4. Jeff Guterman, Chair, Department of Communication Arts, University of Pittsburgh at Bradford
Electronic Media Educators and the Market Place: National Trends
Digitization in Scandinavian Public Broadcasting: Implications for Content and Technology
Sponsors: International/Communication Technology
Developing digital broadcasting (DAB and DVB) is a top priority for Nordic public broadcasting companies, mandated with chief responsibility for building the infrastructure and training today's digital broadcasting professionals. Achieving these goals requires restructuring content production processes and mastering a variety of digital technology systems. Digitization signals a dramatic expansion in the number of broadcast channels. Filling them with the quantity of programs needed at a quality commensurate with the public service mission and legacy, is a defining challenge. Mastering digital production and transmission technologies is tightly integrated with this. The panel will highlight the interdependence of content and technology in digital broadcasting in the Scandinavian context, with a focus on comparative efforts to reengineer the public service approach to mediation.
Moderator: Gregory Ferrell Lowe, Tampere University
1. Henrik Sondergaard, University of Copenhagen
Digitalization and Media Development: The Nordic Context
2. Christian Christensen, University of Texas at Austin and Johan Linden, Stockholm University
SVT24: Round the Clock Digital News in Sweden
3. Minna-Mari Parkkinen, Radio and Television Institute Yleisradio Oy
Professional Development and Digital Radio
4. Tom Moring, University of Helsinki and John D. Jackson, Concordia University Montreal
Radio on the Internet: A New Chance for the Diaspora.
5. Taisto Hujanen, University of Tampere
Media Convergence in Scandinavia: Any Room for National Broadcasting Policies?
Respondent: Alan G. Stavitsky, University of Oregon
Showcase of College TV Newscasts: How to Make Your Student Newscast a Success
Sponsors: News/Production Aesthetics & Criticism
Panelists will highlight their programs including how students, staff and faculty are involved in the process. They'll discuss the balancing act: how to produce quality newscasts and provide students with a positive learning experience. Panelists from each school will discuss their program then share a five-minute video sample. Once all the panelists are done the session will be opened to questions. The session allows attendees to see different models of broadcast news education including curriculum, show formatting, frequency of production and media carrier.
Moderator: Ken Fischer, Ohio University
1. Amy Reynolds, University of Oklahoma
2. Chris Tuohey, Syracuse University
3. Frances Kendall, Salisbury State University
4. Sonya Forte Duhe, University of South Carolina
Teaching Visual Writing: Creating Content for 21st Century Media
Sponsors: Writing/Courses, Curricula & Administration/Production Aesthetics & Criticism
As news, entertainment, persuasion and information venues adopt interactivity and web delivery, how will writing and formats change? What are the issues related to formats and venues of the future? How should those issues affect what and how we teach writing for the 21st Century? Panelists addressing these issues come from a variety of backgrounds and experiences: feature film, PSA production, training-education and interactive multimedia.
Moderator: Larrie E. Gale, Brigham Young University
1. Steve Allen, Allen Communications
Media of the Future: Elements in a Database
2. Stan Ferguson, Stan Ferguson Productions
Interactivity- Are Storytelling Basics Passé?
3. Larrie E. Gale, Brigham Young University
Teaching Interactive Scripting: End-Product Elements as Key
Respondent: Philip S. Kipper, San Francisco State University
Public Access Television: The Electronic Soapbox in the 21st Century
Sponsor: Communication Technology
Public access television remains one of the few non-commercial media sites for U.S. citizens. What is its current role in creating a civic public capable of the discourse essential to democracy? How does the Internet either compete with or enhance public access? Has the 30-year fight to sustain local cable access channels informed the debate over the commercialization/privatization of the Internet? What is the relationship between the preservation of these technologies and the health of our democracy?
Moderator: Laura R. Linder, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
1. Douglas Kellner, University of California Los Angeles
Public Access TV and the Internet: Lessons and Prospects
2. John W. Higgins, University of San Francisco
Public Access, the Internet, and Public Space: Tales of Resistance
3. Sally M. Alvarez, Cornell University
Struggling Toward a Public Voice for Labor: Public Access Television and Internet Use by the U.S. Labor Movement
4. Margot Hardenburgh, Marist College
Has Public Access Television Been Subsumed by the Internet?
5. Laura R. Linder, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
The Past, Present and Future of Public Access Television: The Electronic Soapbox in the 21st Century
Broadcast Use of the Internet
This panel will look at the trends of broadcast use of the Internet including Research, Advertising and technology. Panelists include Reggie Murphy, a research analyst with Frank Magid and Associates, Steve Jackson A doctoral candidate at the University of South Carolina, and other researchers and academics who are conducting Internet research.
Moderator: Steve McClung, Georgia Southern University
1. Reggie Murphy, Frank Magid and Associates
What’s New in the Industry
2. Steve Jackson, University of South Carolina
Who Advertises on Television Web Sites
3. Kyle Langley, University of Tennessee
Biographical Information of News Personnel on TV Station Web Pages
4. Nanci Wilson, Internet News Consultant
How the Internet Can Enhance a Newscast
Paper Competition: Gender Issues Division
Moderator: Maria Teresita Mendoza-Enright, Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania
1st Place, Debut: Shelley L. Brinsfield and Barbara J. DeSanto, Oklahoma State University
"Female Fans Speak Out: Women's Voices in The On-Air Locker Room"
2nd Place, Debut: Tara M. Kachgal, Southern Illinois University
“Does Gender Stereotyping Influence the Representation of Professional Female Tennis Payers in General-Interest Sports Websites?: A Pilot Study"
1st Place, Open: Andrew C. Billings, Clemson University
“Dueling Genders: Announcer Bias in the 1999 U.S. Open Tennis Tournament”
2nd Place, Open: Sheila E. Schroder, University of Denver
"Sapphire Returns: Nike, Racism, Sexism, Homophobia and Women of the WNBA"
Analyzing Media Companies Through Analysis of Company Stocks
Sponsor: Management & Sales
This session will present techniques and resources for analyzing media stocks and understanding media corporations in terms of both finances and management strategies. The panel will teach participants the National Association of Investment Clubs' approach to stock analysis and demonstrate how that approach can be used to improve undergraduate and graduate broadcast management students' understanding of media-company decision making. In addition to covering basic techniques for stock analysis and selection, the panel will offer suggestions on ways to incorporate the analysis of media companies into broadcast management courses.
Moderator: C. Ann Hollifield, University of Georgia
1. C. Ann Hollifield, University of Georgia
2. Louise Benjamin, University of Georgia
Advising the Advisors
Sponsor: Student Media Advisors
Electronic media advisors can often feel like they are on an island with little or no guidance. This session will provide advice from experienced advisors on how to deal with a returning staff, administration, budgets, colleagues, equipment, etc. A question and answer session will comprise the majority of this session.
Moderator: Jim Gorham, Midwestern State University
1. Tim Pollard, Ball State University
2. Samuel Sauls, University of North Texas
3. John MacKerron, Towson University
4. Jerry Henderson, Central Michigan University
5. Michael Taylor, Valdosta State University
BEA2000 OPENING NIGHT RECEPTION
Sponsored by: The Charles & Lucille King Family Foundation & CNN Newsource