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BEA2000 Convention Program (Sunday)
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Posted 3-1-00

SUNDAY, APRIL 9th 2000

8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. ROOM N233 (00401)
Sunday Morning Coffee with BEDA
Sponsors: Oklahoma Broadcast Education Association, Oklahoma Association of Broadcasters, Arizona Broadcasters Association, Kansas Association of Broadcasters
For the past several years significant partnerships have formed between broadcast educators and the broadcasting industry.  One such partnership is with the Broadcast Executive Directors Association (BEDA) and BEA.  BEDA representatives from seventeen states are now Associate members of the BEA.  A panel of BEDA members will discuss ideas and issues of interest to educators who are looking to develop closer ties with broadcasters in their own state.
Moderator: Roger Hadley, Oklahoma Baptist University
1. Gary White, Executive Director, Kentucky Broadcasters Association
2. Art Brooks, Executive Director, Arizona Broadcasters Association
3. Carl Smith, Executive Director,  Oklahoma Broadcasters Association
4. Harriet Lange, President, Kansas Association of Broadcasters

9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. ROOM Exhibit Hall N259/261

9:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. ROOM N231 (00402)
Who Invented the Screenplay?: The Evolution of Screenplay Formats and Visual Writing
Sponsors: Writing/Production Aesthetics & Criticism
This panel investigates how screenplay formats developed so as to capture visual ideas for the screen. Who were the first script writers? What conventions did they follow? What was their role in the production process? How did the profession of script writer came into being? How did the conventions of writing for the screen evolve into their present form, and what is the rationale behind them? Knowledge about these issues would illuminate the teaching of writing and industry practice.
Moderator: Anthony Friedmann, Mount Ida College
1. Anthony Friedmann, Mount Ida College    
From Photoplay to Screenplay: Script Formats and Script Writers in Silent Film              
2. Philip Kipper, San Francisco State University 
Writing Action and Image:  Using Words for Visual Communication   
3. Nancy Meyer, Development Executive, Studios USA     
The Format for Situation Comedy: Its Derivation and Evolution from the Traditional Screenplay
4. Rod Metts, Berry College
Framing the Writer: Authorship and Adaptation in the Hollywood System

9:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. ROOM N233 (00403)
Keeping the Content Current: Opportunities for Faculty Development and Growth 
Sponsor: Management & Sales
Representatives from four different industry organizations discuss the opportunities they provide for faculty members.  Ranging from grants to internships to seminars, these opportunities are designed to bring the industry into the classroom by educating the educators.  Panelists will also discuss their individual selection process and take questions from the audience.
Moderator:  Glenda C. Williams, University of Alabama
1. Price Hicks, Director of Educational Programs, Academy of Television Arts & Sciences
The ATAS Faculty Seminar
2. Mike Donovan, Director of Marketing for the National Association of Television Program Executives/Rowan University
The NATPE Faculty Fellowship
The NATPE Faculty Internship Program
3. Mark R. Fratrik, Vice President/Economist, National Association of Broadcasters
The NAB Grants for Research in Broadcasting
4. Louisa Nielsen, Executive Director, Broadcast Education Association
The BEA New Faculty Research Grants

9:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. ROOM N234 (00404)
NAB Research Grant Recipient Summaries
Sponsor: National Association of Broadcasters
This panel features the 1999 NAB Research Grants recipients, who will discuss the findings that resulted from projects.
Moderator: Dave Gunzerath, National Association of Broadcasters
1. Kay Beck, Georgia State University
Audience Assessment of Three Capture Formats Projected in HDTV
2. Dennis Davis, Xueping Du, and Scott Forbes, Penn State University
Personal Media Environments of Young Adults: Combining New and Old Media Services
3. Marvin Hecht, Louisiana College
Evaluating Viewer Reaction to Digital Television as a Function of the ATSC Format and Content Material
4. Carolyn Lin, Cleveland State University
Programming Localism via Online Broadcasting
5. Philip Napoli, Fordham University
Determinants of Forecasting Error for New Prime-Time Television Program Audiences

9:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. ROOM N235 (00405)
Broadcast & Internet Radio Division Meeting
Moderator: Dom Caristi, Ball State University

9:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. ROOM N236 (00406)
Paper Competition: News Division
Moderator: T.A. Griffiths, Brigham Young University
1st Place, Debut: Dan Shaver, The University of North Carolina
"Telecommunications Act of 1996 Concentration and Public Discourse: Unintended Consequences?"
2nd Place, Debut:  Danielle Saver, Ohio University
"Marketing NATO and Operation Allied Forces to American Young Adults"
1st Place, Open:  J.B. Hester & Rhonda Gibson, Texas Tech University
"Reporters as Sources: To what degree do Broadcast News Personnel Offer Expert Testimony in News Stories?"
2nd Place, Open: C.A. Tuggle, University of North Carolina and Suzanne Huffman, Texas Christian University
"Live Reporting in Television News: Breaking News or Black Holes"
Graduate Student First Place: Dale Cressman, University of Utah
"Branding, Coffee Drinking, and Overnights"
Respondent: Janet Roehl, Eastern New Mexico University

9:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. ROOM N237 (00407)
Birth of Digital Telecom Systems: The Death of the Broadcast Curriculum?  Can Education Afford the New Technology?
Sponsors: Courses, Curricula & Administration/Communication Technology
With the huge monetary investment needed for conversion to digital systems, how will broadcast curricular programs be able to afford to keep up with the technology to prepare tomorrow's students for their professions?  Will some schools have to drop their broadcast programs, or convert to a "communication studies" non-professional curriculum?  Will schools train on outdated equipment?  Are there promises of funding from extramural sources?  If so, what are they and how are they tapped?
Moderator: Val Limburg, Washington State University
1.  Donna Gough, East Central University
Technology & Education: So Many Choices, So Little Time & Money
2.  Barbara Calabrese, Columbia College      
The Broadcast Curriculum and Digital Audio: Invisible Technology or Is It?
3. Chris Pruszynski, SUNY, Geneseo
Transition to Digital TV - Catepillar to Butterfly
4. George Johnson, James Madison University      
Shaping the Digital Future from an Analogue Perspective
5. Mary Larsen, Northern Illinois University
Integrating Digital Technology into the Production Curriculum -- And Funding It
6. Thomas Yancy, Morehead State University
Can We Do That Within That Budget?
7. Ralph R. Donald, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
Hedging Your Unit's Bet with the Switch ot Digital: Developing an Affordable, Credible A to D Conversion Strategy

9:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. ROOM N238 (00408)
ProMax/Final Cut Pro Demonstration
Sponsor: Convention
In the past year, we have all seen the tremendous growth of interest in Mac's Final Cut Pro NLE software.  Randy Ubillos, who also created Adobe Premiere, developed Final Cut Pro.  Ross Jones at Cal State Fullerton  thinks he got it right this time.  Ross will be demonstrating basic and advanced editing with Final Cut Pro.  This demonstration will begin with the basics (capturing, logging, basic editing, transitions, CG, batch capture, etc.) and proceed to advanced editing (keystrokes, special effects, filters, resource allocation, DV codec, FireWire, QuickTime, Web streaming, etc.). This is more a tutorial than a demonstration of features.
Moderator: Warren Pease, University of Oregon
Presenter: Ross Jones, California State University, Fullerton

9:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. ROOM N239 (00409)
Broadcaster C.E.O.'s Talk Back
Sponsor: Convention
Broadcast group owners and network presidents to talk directly to academics concerning what they look for in graduates, how they would like to build bridges and working relationships with schools.
Moderator: Larry Patrick, Patrick Communications
1. Norm Pattiz, Chairman & Founder, Westwood One
2. Perry Sook, Nexstar Partners
3. Larry Patrick, Patrick Communications
4. Carl Hirsch, Next Media

9:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. ROOM N240 (00410)
Updating: The Path to Digital TV
Sponsors: Two Year-Small Colleges/Communication Technology
Understanding the impact of conversion to a fully digital and HDTV production setup on small colleges is perhaps an overwhelming or daunting thought.  This panel of higher education administrators and industry professionals will explore cost saving innovations and establish timetables for their conversion to digital.
Moderator: Gary Martin, Cosumnes River College
1. William Snead,  Grossmont College
2. Mike Cappi, KXTV, Sacramento, CA
3. Paul Phillips, Navarro College
4. Hal Morrison, Panasonic Corporation

10:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. ROOM N231 (00411)
If I Knew Then What I Know Now, I'd Have…: The Sequel
Sponsors: Student Media Advisors/Production Aesthetics & Criticism
This panel is a follow up to last year's panel which focused on the challenging transition from campus to the professional world facing our students, and will once again feature a diverse group of recent college graduates who will share their real life experiences in relation to the college preparation for their careers.
Moderator: Jerry Adler, Loyola Marymount University
1. Melissa Carter - Screenwriter
2. Jason Constantine, Director of Acquisitions - Trimark Pictures
3. Beth Halverson, Producer, Idealab
4. Dan Hurwitz, Avid Videotape Editor - Freelance
5. Rich Preuss, Associate Director - Academy Awards
6. J Graigory, Assistant Production Coordinator - The Drew Carey

10:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. ROOM N233 (00412)
The Future of Broadcast and Internet Radio
Sponsors: Broadcast & Internet Radio
Today thousands of radio signals may be accessed via the Internet.  How has this influenced and/or impacted broadcast radio?  Will there be a shift in the listening paradigm?  Is localism at risk?  Will station websites enhance or detract from the nature of the medium?  Will they constitute revenue sources or revenue drains?  These are some of the questions that will be addressed by this panel.
Moderator: Michael C. Keith, Boston College
1. Norm Pattiz, Chairman & Founder, Westwood One
2. Rebecca Ann Lind, University of Illinois - Chicago
3. Frank Chorba, Washburn University
4. Norm Medoff, Northern Arizona University
5. Ed Shane, Shane Media Services
Respondent: Thimios Zaharopoulos, Washburn University

10:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. ROOM N234 (00413)
A Portrait of Children and Television News at the Dawn of the Digital Age
Sponsors: Research/News
This session offers new research on children and television news.  Responses by children to violence in the news, portrayal of children in a five-year span of television news, and children's fears of television news by locale are the main topics. Opportunities for 17 minutes of questions and answers follow 3 presentations of 16 minutes each.
Moderator: Kenneth Harwood, University of Houston
1. Joanne R. Cantor, University of Wisconsin and Amy Nathanson, University of California, Santa Barbara
All the News That's Fit to Terrify: Children's Reactions to News Violence
2. Dale Kunkel, University of California, Santa Barbara, Emma Rollin, California State University, Long Beach and Erica Biely, University of Arizona
The News Media's Picture of Children: A Five-Year Comparison
3. Stacy Smith, Michigan State University and Barbara Wilson, University of California, Santa Barbara
Children's Fear Reactions to Television News: Does Locale of the Crime Matter?

10:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. ROOM N235 (00414)
Unveiling the BEA/NAB Research Clearinghouse
Sponsors: BEA Board/National Association of Broadcasters
This session will review the ongoing work of the NAB and BEA towards growing the broadcast research function. The clearinghouse is designed to grow the number of people considering research as a career path.  The clearinghouse will bring the industry and academic community together in a formal and consistent manner.  All teachers of broadcast research, and related areas are encouraged to participate in this session.
Moderator: Gary Corbitt, Research Director, WJXT/Post Newsweek
1. Jim Fletcher, University of Georgia
2. Dave Gunzerath, Director of Survey Research, National Association of Broadcasters
3. Patti Cohen, Director of Programming & Research, WGNX

10:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. ROOM N236 (00415)
Making a Case for the "Scholarship of Creativity": Evaluating Faculty Productions
Sponsors: Production Aesthetics & Criticism/Communication Technology/Courses, Curricula & Administration
With the publication of "Scholarship Reconsidered" in 1990, universities began to reexamine their criteria for reappointment, promotion, tenure, and merit pay increases.  Boyer's broader definition of scholarship seemed to offer greater acceptance of media production work as scholarly activity, but this attitude has not been universally adopted.  This panel is intended to provide a forum for discussing the philosophical and practical issues related to the definition and defense of creative work as scholarly activity.
Moderator: LuEtt Hanson, Kent State University
1.  LuEtt Hanson, Kent State University           
Defending a "Scholarship of Creativity"         
2. Darrell Roe, Marist College
Standards for Evaluating the BEA Faculty Production Competition
3. Pam Doyle, University of Alabama
Presenting Production Work for Tenure Review, Pt. I
4. William Bolduc, University of North Carolina Wilmington
Presenting Production Work for Tenure Review, Pt. II
5. Scott Hodgson, Southern Illinois University Carbondale
Presenting Production Work for Tenure Review, Pt. III     
Respondent: Tim Hudson, University of Oklahoma

10:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. ROOM N237 (00416)
Paper Competition: History Division
Moderator: William Deering, University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point
1st Place, Debut: Max Grubb, Southern Illinois University Carbondale
"Transformation of Post-Communist Broadcast Media: A Case Study of Estonia"
2nd Place, Debut: J. Duane Meeks, Regent University
"President Nixon and the News Media"
1st Place, Open: Stephen Perry, Illinois State University
"Programming Live Local Radio in the 1930s:  WDZ Reaches Rural Illinois"
2nd Place, Open: Glenda Balas, DePauw University
"Community and Performance: Getting the Whole Town Talking"

10:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. ROOM N238 (00417)
Current Issues in Law and Policy
Sponsor: Law & Policy
The lively annual discussion of current law and policy issues in the electronic media provided by knowledgeable "inside the beltway" practitioners.
Moderator: Dom Caristi, Ball State University
1. Richard Wiley, Wiley, Rein and Fielding
2. Barry Umansky, Voyrs, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP

10:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. ROOM N239 (00418)
NAB/BEA Career Employment Seminar
Sponsors: BEA Board/National Association of Broadcasters
Panelists will address how students can best prepare for the job
market; special challenges and opportunities for minority job seekers;
skills sought by employers; how to work the career fair; how to prepare for
job interviews; and other employment topics.  For students, professors,
career advisors, and professionals interested in employment issues.
Moderator: Alex Hitz-Sanchez, Director, NAB Career Center
1. Jannette Dates, Dean of School of Communications, Howard University
2. Julio Moran, Executive Director, California Chicano News Media Association
3. Laurie Kahn, President, Media Staffing Network
4. Gary Wordlaw, President & General Manager, WTVH-TV 5, Syracuse

10:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. ROOM N240 (00419)
The World's Oldest Living Intern(s)
Sponsor: News
This session will feature professors who have vacated the classroom for the newsroom.  These "interns" will answer questions on why they went back into the industry and how you can obtain the kind of internship you want.  Anecdotes and "war stories" of their experiences will be included.
Moderator: Jim Gorham, Midwestern State University
1. Art Challis, Southern Utah University
2. Ed Arke, Messiah College
3. Dana Rosengard, University of North Carolina

12:00p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Las Vegas Hilton - Ballroom A (00420)
BEA2000 Luncheon & Keynote Speaker
Speaker: Lowell W. "Bud" Paxson
Co-founder of the Home Shopping Network
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Paxson Communications

12:00p.m. - 5:00 p.m. ROOM LVCC N259/261
NAB/BEA Career Fair
Looking for a career opportunity in the broadcast community? Then visit the largest Career Fair in the broadcast industry, presented in conjunction with the National Association of Broadcasters Department of Human Resource Development. Students, educators, and others interested in radio and television careers can meet with representatives from broadcast stations and other businesses looking for communications professionals.

2:15 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. ROOM Hilton 4 (00421)
National Student Scriptwriting Competition
Sponsor: Writing Division
This session is a recognition of winners in the annual BEA screenwriting contest.
Moderator: Edward Fink, California State University Fullerton
Feature Film
1st place: Aron Watman, Baylor University, "Tales of Ordinary Madness"
2nd place: Kristin Levine, American University, "The Second Eve"
3rd place: Daniel Fogg, Monroe Community College, "Slay the Demons"
Short Film
1st place: Karen McFarland, American University, "Scene 45"
2nd place tie:
Timothy Cooper, Yale University, "The Memory of Flight"
Tasha Nesbitt, Academy of Art College, "The Attachments of Chanse Fuller"
3rd place: Chris Palko, California State University Chico, "Reunion"
Series Television
1st place: Marie Drennan, San Francisco State University, "Will and Grace: Geek Love"
2nd place: Lee Kirgan, Texas Tech University, "The Sopranos: Wired"
3rd place: Kristin Levine and Matt McNevin, American University, "Frasier: A Night at the Opera with the Marxist Brothers"

2:15 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. ROOM Hilton 5 (00422)
Live TV News: Has Technology Outdistanced Our Ethics?
Sponsors: News/Law & Policy
Technology has made it possible increasingly to present live events, but ethical guidelines for making the decision to present these stories direct to the public are still developing. This panel will discuss the evolutionary process associated with formulated guidelines to decide when and when not to go live in the TV newscast.  It will become increasingly important for Broadcast News courses to teach the ethical process of deciding when it is appropriate to go live.
Moderator: T. A. Griffiths, Brigham Young University
1. Angie Kucharski, News Director KCNC-TV Denver, CO
2. Ray Carter, News Director, WSB-TV Atlanta, GA
3. Andrew Teerlink, Assignment Editor, KUTV Salt Lake City, UT
4. Chris Witcomb, FBI Critical Incident Response Group
5. Jay Rush, Brigham Young University (former legal counsel for TCI and FCC)
6. Judith Marlane, California State University, Northridge
Respondent: Lee Scanlon, Eastern New Mexico University

2:15 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. ROOM Hilton 6 (00423)
The American News Media: How They Shape African American and American Indian Cultures for the New Millennium
Sponsor: Multicultural
This panel presentation is a content analysis of television news reports from the United States regarding ethnic cultures presented in the national network news.  The discussion will be focused on the ethnocentric portrayal of ethnic cultures by the American network news and the images used to inform the nation about current events and national news stories.  Included in the analysis are qualitative and quantitative examinations of ethnicity used in all (or none) of these news reports, and the number of stories concerning ethnic cultures.  The presenters will also offer an interpretation of these images and classification into either positive/neutral/or negative categories.  A short videotape example on American Indian cultures will be presented.  This presentation purposely limits its research to news reports on American Indians and African Americans.
Moderator: Anita Fleming-Rife, Penn State University
1. John Sanchez, Penn State University
American Indian Cultures: How the News Media Shapes Them for the New Millennium  
2. W. Buzz Horn, Western Illinois University
How American Network News Shapes Perceptions of African Americans
Respondent: Chuck Hoy, Grambling State University

2:15 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. ROOM Hilton 7/8 (00424)
Globalizing the Media Classroom
Sponsors: Gender Issues/Courses, Curricula & Administration
This panel highlights the classroom media resources available at little to no expense to educators for the purpose of exposing and/or enhancing students understanding of diversity and gender portrayals.  Presenters will cover specific media tools, implementation and assessment.
Moderator: Jarice Hanson, University of Massachusetts
1.  Deana Beeson, University of Iowa
"Cost Efficient Media Resources Available to the Academic Community"
2. Paromita Wohra, Show Producer/Producer Director, "India Segment" of the international co-production, "A Women's Place" 
"Using the Documentary to Motivate Social Change"
3.  Maria Teresita Mendoza Enright, Bloomsburg University
"Minority Educators in the Classroom: Dealing with Gender, Race and Technology"
4.  Ann Jabro, Robert Morris College
"Pedagogical and Androgogical Approaches to Using "A Women's Place" as a Learning Tool in Media Classrooms"
Respondent: Jarice Hanson, University of Massachusetts

2:15 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. ROOM Hilton 9/10 (00425)
Middle East Electronic Media in the Digital Age: Content & Technology
Sponsor: International
Because of global technologies now being introduced the Middle East is in a state of reinventing itself, and the impact may indelibly alter the way humanity communicates in the future.  Culture and content will most likely be affected by in a permanent way.  At the forefront of the revolution are digital technologies that have a compelling characteristic not found in previous distribution systems - they cross borders.  This unique trait allows for a world where transnational exchange is not merely possible, but is unavoidable. Major questions arise from these developments.  In the millennium ahead, what effects will these  influences have on emerging transnational issues such as multinational diversity, cultural integrity, and the demand for global programming, production and distribution. This panel will explore the implication of the digital age on societies in the Middle East with a specific references to the political aspect, the cultural and social debate, advertising effects, and will also discuss issues of control and censorship of electronic news and entertainment media.
Moderator: Douglas A. Boyd, University of Kentucky
1. S. Abdallah Schleifer, The American University in Cairo
The Ethics of Electronic Journalism in the 21st Century: The Case Study of the Middle East Digital Broadcast Satellite
2. Leonard Teel, Georgia State University
The Shifting Media Landscape in the Middle East: Impact of Media Globalization
3. Hussein Amin, The American University in Cairo
Arab Media on the Internet: Competitive Patterns and Content Issues
4. Shems Friedlander, The American University in Cairo
Advertising in the Digital Age in the Middle East: Old Schools and New Trends
5. Rasha Abdallah, Georgia State University
Broadcast Music in the Middle East: Crossroads of Culture or Promotion of Peace
Respondent: Leo A. Gher, Southern Illinois University

2:15 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. ROOM Hilton 11/12 (00426)
Digital Television: Technology, Staffing, Content
Sponsors: Communication Technology/Research
Broadcasters and educators are facing digital conversion and the merger of broadcast television, computers and telephony.  The technology changes will bring on additional costs as well as benefits.  Educators face challenges in creating new skill mixes and the industry has to articulate those needs.  The production of content for digital television involves questions about who's producing it and who's distributing it and encompasses DTV production, HDTV production, interactive multimedia, datacasting, webcasting and video streaming.  Panelists represent institutions facing these challenges head-on. 
Moderator: Norman Stein, Harris Automation Solutions
1. Robert Graves, Chairman, Advanced Television Systems Committee (ATSC)
2. Michel Proulx, V.P. Product Development, Miranda
3. John Abel, V.P. Business Development, Geocast
4. Susan Dahlin, Special Projects Manager, WRAL-TV
5. Ed Williams, Senior Engineer, DTV Strategic Services Group
6. Herb Zettl, San Francisco State University

2:15 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. ROOM Hilton 13/14 (00427)
Best Video Production Exercises: News Packages
Sponsors: Production Aesthetics & Criticism/Courses, Curricula & Administration
An invited panel which will feature presentations of practical, relevant, interesting and creative News Package video production exercises being used at universities across the country.  Panelists will describe how their exercise works and the educational objectives it achieves.
Moderator: Pete Seel, Colorado State University
1. Greg Luft, Colorado State University
2. G. Stuart Smith, University of Florida    
3. Joe Hinshaw, University of Oklahoma
Respondent: William Bolduc, University of North Carolina, Wilmington

3:45 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. ROOM Hilton 4 (00428)
The Global Peace Initiative: Civic Discourse and Digital Age
Sponsor: International
The theme, "The Global Peace Initiative: Civic Discourse and Digital Age Communications" presents new challenges for strategies and public policy in many countries around the world. As legal and regulatory barriers and old models standing between information industries fall, new emerging broadcasting firms and new media startups alike should adopt a wide array of strategies to capitalize on integrating digital services and utilization to promote peace in areas of the world that still witness conflict and communication wars. These strategies, tactics and programs need to be examined and evaluated from perspectives of applicability as well as their competitive and efficiency effects. Utilizing civic discourse as the base, whether interpersonal, interracial, intercultural, ethnocultural, multicultural, international, multinational, development, organizational, media or cybernetic, the panel members will discuss and present research papers involving transglobal problems and resolutions for the new millennium. Panel members will represent the special needs of peoples from
the far corners of the world.
Moderator: Mohammed el-Nawawy, University of West Florida
1. Steve Dick, Southern Illinois University
New Electronic Media in Taiwan: Technology and Security Concerns
2.  Richard Vincent, University of Hawaii
New Media, Political Discourse and Conflict Resolution in Asia
3.  Max Grubb, Southern Illinois University
Role of National Broadcasting and Peace Initiatives in the Baltic States
4.  Hanzada Fikry, American University in Cairo
Broadcast Coverage of the Middle East Conflict: The case of Egypt Global Television Network (Nile TVI)
5.  James Napoli, Western Washington University
Waging War Digitally: The Case of Kosovo
Respondent: Sarah Sullivan, Transnational Broadcasting Studies Journal

3:45 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. ROOM Hilton 5 (00429)
Adjunct Faculty in Broadcasting: Upside, Downside, Trends, and Issues
Sponsors: Courses, Curricula & Administration/Production Aesthetics & Criticism
Much has been written and studied about adjunct faculty in higher education.  For the past two decades resources have been shrinking for institutions of higher education.  Consequently, the use of adjunct faculty in academic programs has increased significantly. In this general context, the proposed panel will explore the use of adjunct faculty in broadcast programs specifically and various models of involvement of adjuncts within broadcast programs. Some of the questions we would ask include: How widespread is the use of adjuncts? Is the use of adjuncts good or bad for the quality of the department program? What are the cost/benefits?  How do these adjuncts impact students?  Do university administrators use adjuncts to save money?  How are adjuncts hired and how are they evaluated?  Should adjuncts be paid equitably with departmental faculty?  Is there, should there be a pro-active strategy to use adjuncts?  Is a "mix" of adjuncts and faculty preferred?  What are the rights of an adjunct?  Is an adjunct a "second-class" citizen within a department?  Are they included in the department's curriculum, administrative, and departmental activities? Is there a trend regarding adjuncts that we can discover?
Moderator: Val Limburg, Washington State University
1. Mike McElreath, University of Wyoming           
Thirteen Consecutive Years and Still Going: The Up's and Down's of Being an Adjunct
2. Peter B. Orlik, Central Michigan University
Temps and Adjuncts in a Revenue-Driven Paradigm
3. Philip J. Auter, University of West Florida, Pensacola          
Adjuncts:  Life Blood of the Mid-Sized Telecomm Program
4. James R. Craig, Metropolitan State College of Denver             
Adjuncts: Pluses and Minuses of Using Working and Retired Professionals

3:45 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. ROOM Hilton 6 (00430)
Today's TV Tragedy: Roles, Rights and Responsibilities in Coverage of "Sensational" News
Sponsor: News
High-profile tragedies, such as school shootings in Littleton and Jonesboro, spark criticism about how the TV news media report "sensational" stories.  This panel, comprised of scholars and industry professionals, will examine news coverage of tragedy, including the impact media have on communities during tragedies, the nature of today's TV "tragedy narratives," ethical responsibilities amidst competitive pressures, and ways to improve coverage of future tragedies.
Moderator: Roger Cooper, Texas Christian University
1. Roger Cooper, Texas Christian University
The Jonesboro Tragedy: The Media's Impact on a Community
2. Andrea Miller, News Producer, KTVT-TV, Fort Worth, TX
Coverage of the Wedgwood Church Tragedy in Fort Worth
3. Patti Ann Dennis, News Director, KUSA-TV, Denver, CO
The Littleton Tragedy: Ethical Dilemmas and Competitive Demands
4. Phil Record, International President of the Organization News Ombudsman
Lessons Learned: Ways to Improve Coverage of Tragedy

3:45 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. ROOM Hilton 7/8 (00431)
Methods for Crying Out Loud
Sponsors: Communication Technology/Production Aesthetics & Criticism
How can Media and Communications practices be applied to the engineering of interaction? What defines a product which is both a broadcast and a correspondence. Can multimedia be both expressive and functional when the roots of Multimedia design lie in Engineering, and Communications' beginnings are in the Arts? It is clear that few of the resultant design methodologies co-exist happily, with the result that designers tend to use their own methods; a short-cut-and-paste mixture of experience and proven methods.
Moderator: Colin Chambers, Staffordshire University
1. Darius Khadjenouri, Live Information Ltd.
Making Trends Meet: Interactive Communications Project Management in the Industry
2. Colin Chambers, Staffordshire University
Method Madness: Integrating Communications Design Practice with Information System Design
3. Kevin Furlong, John Moores University, Liverpool
Quiet Effects of Visual Prejudice: Building Interaction on to the Sound Channel
4. Richard Adams, London College of Music and Media
 Interface Design From a Global Cultural Perspective and the Prevailing Westernised Paradigm
5. John Hartshorn, Staffordshire University
Concrete and Crystal: Typographic Design for Digital Communication

3:45 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. ROOM Hilton 9/10 (00432)
Bay Area Stories: Facing Reality
Sponsor: Production Aesthetics & Criticism
Each year, the Broadcast & Electronic Communication Arts (BECA) Department at San Francisco State University and KTVU Television (Fox, Channel 2, Oakland, CA) work together to produce a special edition of the KTVU Family 2 Family community affairs series. This year's special,  "Bay Area Stories," focuses on people who have made a positive difference in their communities through education and their work with young people. The half hour program is composed of six student-produced magazine style features and was broadcast  on January 22, 2000.  Production work for the program involves the collaboration of three BECA classes: BECA 646/746 Electronic Field Production 2/Graduate Electronic Field Production, BECA 648 Digital Video Editing, and  BECA 335/535 Audio for Video
Moderator: Lena Zhang, San Francisco State University
1. Ronald Compesi, San Francisco State University
2. Josh Hecht, San Francisco State University
3. Larry Whitney, San Francisco State University
4. Steve Shlisky, Producer/Editor, KTVU-TV, Oakland, CA
5. Student Producers

3:45 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. ROOM Hilton 11/12 (00433)
Stemming the Tide: The Impact of Global Television Programming on Local Culture
Sponsor: International
This panel will discuss how various Asian and Pacific countries promote local programmes on television and attempt to moderate the impact of global, and especially US, programming on their cultures. Speakers will challenge the concept of "one-way" programme flows and suggest that the US could benefit from broadcasting a wider range of "foreign" material on its mainstream television services.
Moderator: Lynne Gross, California State University Fullerton
1. Paul Norris, New Zealand Broadcasting School, Christchurch Polytechnic, New Zealand
A License to Broadcast - Television and the State in Singapore
2. Shu-Ling Berggreen, University of Colorado
The Lack Of Asian Programming and Cultural Deprivation in the United States
3. Brian Pauling, New Zealand Broadcasting School, Christchurch Polytechnic, New Zealand
Australian Local Content Legislation - Are Television Quotas a Breach of International Trade Agreements?
4. Marion Coomey, Middlesex University
Cultural Interpretations of News: Seeking Information on Cross Cultural Use of International News Items

3:45 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. ROOM Hilton 13/14 (00434)
What I Did on My Summer Vacation: The Curricular Value The National Association of Television Programming Executives Summer Faculty Development Grants
Sponsor: Courses, Curricula & Administration
Through National Association of Television Programming Executives annual Summer Faculty Development Grant, college and university educators participate in first-hand experiences that bring the realities of the television industry into their classrooms.  Because NATPE offers faculty the option to design their own experiences, the panelists for this program have applied their fellowships to a wide variety of television environs.  This panel will include a discussion of how to obtain a NATPE summer fellowship as well as general and specific curricular value of the summer faculty experience.
Moderator: Dom Caristi, Ball State University (1997 NATPE Summer Faculty Fellow)
1. Joanne M. Lisosky, Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma  
KCPQ-13 Fox, Seattle, 1998
2. Rebecca Ann Lind, University of Illinois, Chicago    
Warner Brothers Media Research, Los Angeles, 1999   
3. Pete Seel, Colorado State University    
ABC, CBS, and NBC Affiliates in Denver, 1999 Colorado        
4. Roger Hadley, Oklahoma Baptist University         
KFOR-TV, Oklahoma City, 1994

5:15 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. ROOM LVCC -  N231 (00435)
Steve Anderson, University of Oklahoma, BEA2000 Convention Program Chair
Robert Heverly, Albany Law School, BEA2001 Convention Program Chair