Friday, April 5, 2002




7:45am - 8:00am

N232              Pre-Convention Meeting with Division Chairs


8:00am - 9:00am



9:00am – 5:00pm

            N245/N247     CONVENTION REGISTRATION


9:00am – 5:00pm

            N246/N250     BOOK EXHIBIT


9:00am – 5:00pm

            N251               TECHNOLOGY DEMONSTRATION ROOM


9:00am - 5:45pm


9:00am - 10:15am

            N231               Technology Demonstration Session 1

 Media Curricula and Avid


In this session, Avid will detail the breadth and scope of its award-winning, nonlinear technology as the components for a single educational media infrastructure that supports varied knowledge levels, skill sets and production disciplines. Focus will be given to the craft of video editing as the fundamental skill for digital media content creation. Discussion will explore other types of media curricula that involve editing - i.e.: journalism, film audio editing and FX, computer graphics and animation, etc. Avid's Xpress DV nonlinear editing system - the performance choice in DV editing software - will be detailed as "visual literacy's" #1 tool for students seeking to master the "tools-of-the-trade."


Introduction:     John M. Woody, James Madison University


Presenters:        David Fish, Avid Technology, Director of New Media & OEM Channel Department

James Frantzreb, Avid Technology, Senior Product Marketing Manager

Jaime Simmons, Senior Special Projects Editor at NBC10, Philadelphia, and 2001 Emmy recipient for "Individual Achievement in Editing: News Editing"




N232              Newcomers’ Reception



An opportunity for first-time BEA attendees to find out what to expect. Brief welcoming and orientation statements will be made, with lots of time for conversation. 


Louisa A. Nielsen, BEA Executive Director


Rebecca Ann Lind, University of Illinois at Chicago,

BEA 2002 Convention Program Chair


Larry Patrick, Patrick Communications LLC, BEA

Vice President for Industry Relations


Steven D. Anderson, James Madison University, District 8 (Interest Divisions) Representative to the BEA Board


Mark Tolstedt, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, BEA 2003 Convention Program Chair



N234               Putting The Multi Into Multimedia



                                    In 1992 the World Wide Web was invented by Tim Berners-Lee. 

Communication academics were quick to realize that the Web offered exciting new avenues for the communication curriculum.  It’s now 10 years later and Multimedia is still growing as a part of the curriculum while many universities have even introduced a major in the subject.  How are we doing with all the new technologies that Multimedia embraces?  This panel will address ideas and issues that we’ve encountered in opening up the curriculum to the Web and the other forms of Multimedia such as games, instructional multimedia and interactive digital television.


Moderator:       Melissa Lee Price, Staffordshire University


Panelists:          Melissa Lee Price, Staffordshire University, “Having University Final Year Students Work with K-12 Teachers to Produce Instructional Support Material.”


Andy Lapham, London College of Music and Media, “Introducing Students to the Theories of Interactive Game Design.”


Mik Parsons, Bournemouth University, “Getting the Word Out:  Encouraging Students to Enter International Multimedia Competitions.”


Richard Schatzberger, Sapient Corporation, “Producing Multimedia for Interactive Television.”


Colin Chambers, Staffordshire University, “Sound: The Forgotten Element.”


N235               Paper Competition



                                                Chair:               John Mark Dempsey, University of North Texas


First Place, Debut:        Mike Conway & Jeff Patterson, University of Texas at Austin, “Today’s Top Story.”


First Place, Open:         Joe Bob Hester & Rhonda Gibson, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, "Second-Level Agenda Setting and the Economy: A Time Series Analysis of Televised Economic News and Public Opinion About the Economy."


Open Runner-Up:         Todd Chambers, Coy Callison, & Shannon Bichard, Texas Tech University, "War! Media Dependency and the Relationship between Traditional News Channels and Companion Websites."


Open Runner-Up:         Marie Curkan-Flanagan, University of South Florida, & Margot Hardenbergh, Fordham University, "Central Florida's Convergence Triangle: A Qualitative Analysis of Two Major Converged Local Television News Operations."


Discussant:       Don Heider, University of Texas at Austin



N236              Business Meeting



Moderators:     Mary Beadle

                        Hussein Amin


N237              Paper Competition



First Place, Open:  Shu-Ling C. Berggreen & Katalin Lustyik,

“The Possibilities of Introducing Multiculturalism to U.S. Audiences through Asian Audio-Visual Programming.”


Second Place, Open: Cynthia A. Cooper, “Hate Speech on the

Internet: Common Characteristics of Cyber-Hate Directed at Jews, African-Americans and Gays.”



N238               School Days School Days, the Sequel:  Former Broadcasters as Students and the Teachers Who Love Them

                        CCA, NEWS


                        Broadcast journalists who last sat in a classroom during the Nixon administration are increasingly finding themselves studying for advanced degrees.  How do you change gears from professional broadcaster to student?  How do you resist the urge to tell an academic the way it really is?  What tools or tricks are needed to teach this new breed of older students?  And how can both the academy and the students benefit from this experience?


Moderator:       Richard Landesberg, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill


Panelists:          Marianne Barrett, Arizona State University


Mike Conway, University of Texas at Austin, “From Newsroom to Classroom to Teacher.”


                        Dana Rosengard, University of Memphis, “From Newsroom to Classroom to Teacher.”


                        Stacey Cone, University of Iowa, “From Newsroom to Classroom to Teacher.”


N239               Creating Powerful Radio Workshop



Offers broadcast educators ideas and training that we teach around the world to top broadcast professionals.  Here you will learn techniques to help each producer, presenter and programmer develop to the next level of performance. International Broadcast Consultant Valerie Geller demonstrates proven methods (using taped examples) to entertain informatively and inform entertainingly.  This is based on two rules: (1) Tell the truth; (2)  Never be boring.  Our philosophy: There are no boring stories, only boring storytellers.  This workshop will show you practical ways to help broadcast students and those who train them to develop focus, audience engagement and storytelling.


Moderator:       Valerie Geller, Geller Media International


N240               New Research for Parents and Makers of Public Policy



This panel of invited papers offers results of new research on children’s comprehension and reactions to sexualized politics on television news, marketing of violent media products to children under recent requirements of the Federal Trade Commission, and free and paid public service announcements for broadcast and cable television.  Changes in both parental choices and public policies might flow from these findings.


Moderator:       Kenneth Harwood, University of Houston


Panelists:          Walter Gantz, Indiana University, “The Status of Free and Paid PSAs on Broadcast and Cable Television.”


Dale Kunkel, Keren Eyal, & Jenica Louie, University of California, Santa Barbara, “The Marketing of Violent Media Products: Assessing the Impact of FTC Report on Industry Behavior.”


Stacy Smith, Michigan State University, “Parents’ and Teachers’ Perceptions of Children’s Fear and Coping Responses to the Terrorist Attacks.”


N242               Scriptwriting Student Competition



Competition Coordinator:         Robert Prisco, John Carroll University

Feature Length:


First Place:       Gerald Okimoto, San Francisco State University, "The Tulean Dispatch."


Second Place (tie): Robert Kramer, Ohio University, "Sliver of Light."


Second Place (tie): Jose Richard Linares, San Francisco State University, "Folsom."


Third Place:  Jeanne Robinson, Bakersfield College, "Rolling



                        Short Subject:


First Place:        Mariana Eriksson, California State University - Chico, "Janice."


Second Place:   Chris Nagle, Southwest Missouri State University, "Fork in the Road."


Third Place:      Tyler Bingham,  California State University – Chico, "The Sultan of Hollywood."


Television Series:


First Place:        Keith Sparling, Texas Tech University, "The Sopranos."


Second Place:   Kyle Hecht, Angela A. Pirosko, & Joel Gonzalez, Purdue University - Calumet, “Charmed: The Goddess Within."


Third Place:      Peter Aranda, Eric Alan Sera, & Joel

Franklin, Purdue University - Calumet, "Buffy the Vampire Slayer: The Soul Taker."


10:30am – 11:45am

N231               How Can College Radio Compete with Commercial Radio?



Universities have tried to offer their radio students an education to

prepare them for real world radio.  However, universities and

student media advisors have shortchanged their students by

allowing them to create a “free for all” on air.  College radio

stations are ditching “playpen schizophrenia” for consistent

formats and playlists, and the results are jaw dropping.  Find out

how to compete and give your students a world-class education at

the same time.  This panel will also discuss radio station benefits

from increased listeners and underwriting, university benefits from

increased enrollment and student benefits from increased job




Moderator:       Sam Lovato, University of Southern Colorado


Panelists:          Sam Lovato, University of Southern Colorado, “Playlist vs. Playpen.”


Tom Beck, University of Akron, "WZIP-FM's Ratings Success Story."


Jennifer Vaughn, Voice Imaging, "Effective Voice Acting." 


Carl Nelson, Radio Research Consortium, “Helping College Radio Win with Arbitron Research.”


N232              Studies in Radio Imagination & History



This program provides unique perspectives for educators who survey radio as part of the Basic Mass Media course.  Presentations include a study of radio imagery produced for dramatic BBC broadcasts.  Utilizing audio & visual documents, other panelists tell the stories of America’s first radio Jamboree programs, all-women’s formats, the development of small town radio, and how magazines popularized radio.  The session is a must for those who employ anecdotal teaching materials to stimulate student interest.


Moderator:       Frank J. Chorba, Washburn University


Panelists:          Corley Dennison, Marshall University, “Sound of Music: WWVA & the Original Jamboree.”


                        Michael Brown, University of Wyoming, “Magazine Advertising Illustrations and the Popularization of Radio, 1922-1930.”


                        Andrew Crisell, University of Sunderland, “Radio’s Imagination Through Sound.”


                        Charles F. Ganzert, Northern Michigan University, “All Women’s Radio: WHER-AM in Memphis.”


                        Jake Podber, Ohio University, “Small Town Radio: Radio’s Beginning in Athens, Ohio.”


N234               Scholarship Workshop with Peter B. Orlik



In a discussion format, BEA’s Scholarship Chair provides procedures and suggestions to assist you in guiding your students to compete for the twenty-six prestigious scholarships now available through BEA.


                                    Presenter:         Peter B. Orlik, Central Michigan University


N235               Business Meeting



Chair:               Ken Fischer, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale


N236              Paper Competition



            Moderator:       Maria Williams Hawkins


First Place, Open:         "News Agency Dominance in International News on the Internet."


Second Place, Open:    Zhuojun Chen, University of Northern Iowa. "The Transition of Chinese Mass Media From Propaganda to Popular Culture:  An Exploration of Cultural Studies in Chinese Mass Communication Research."


First Place, Debut:        Liquing Lena Zhang, "Are They Still Listening?:  Reconceptualizing the Chinese Audience of the Voice of America in the Cyber Era."


Second Place, Debut:   Rick Rockwell, American University, "Vestiges of Authoritarianism:  Monopoly Broadcasting in Central America."



N237              Business Meeting



N238               Actors and Cameras: A Marriage Made In…?

                        PAC, CCA, NEWS


The film and television industry has on a tremendous need for qualified young performers to work on small budget projects that are perfect experience builders for both actors and directors.  Unfortunately, the academic structure at many universities is not overly supportive of interdepartmental offerings that provide experience to both disciplines.  This panel will demonstrate how educators from media and theater departments have collaborated with industry professionals to create “Acting for Camera” programs at both the University and State levels.   Panelists will share their experiences in:  a) developing a joint curriculum that addresses the technical and aesthetics needs of both departments-- including the scheduling of facilities and creation of appropriate activities; b) explain the benefits of collaborating with an accomplished TV/Film professional; c) present a frank discussion of university politics and offer suggestions on how resources and FTE can be shared; d) offer an administrative perspective on the challenges and benefits of offering such programs.


                                    Moderator:      Don Priest, California State University Fresno


                           Panelists:       Don Priest, California State University Fresno,

                                                            “Student Directors Meet Student Actors: Issues in

                                                            Logistics and Language.”


Thomas Ellis, California State University Fresno,

“Teaching Acting for the Camera in a Traditional   

Theater Department.”   


Howard Ritter, Freelance Director, “The Professional Director’s Role in Addressing the Needs of Both Disciplines.”


                                                            James Spalding, Director, CSU Summer Arts,

                                                            “The Administrative View.”


N239               HDTV & The Vanity Arts:  Are Educators and Professionals Prepared?



                        While HDTV’s sanitized, clear images allow for great viewing and exciting opportunities for production crews, challenges are inevitable.  Little discussion has taken place about the differences in make-up application for HDTV to achieve the best quality look.  The purpose of this workshop will be for professionals and educators already working with HDTV to educate instructors about the changes that will occur with this medium.  People should leave the session informed and ready to face the future of HDTV.


                        Panelists:          Michelle McCoy, Kent State Stark


                                                Cynthia McCourt, Independent


                                                Vickie Lynn Phillips, Independent


                                                Dave McKoy, Kent State University


N240               Copyright: Media Law for Producers



What are the legal responsibilities of a freelance producer, a student and a faculty member?  The purpose of this panel is to introduce the audience to the legal issues facing media producers. The best protection is information and planning.


Moderator:       Donald G. Godfrey, Arizona State University


Panelists:          Price Hicks, ATAS Foundation, “So, Your Student

Wants to Enter a Contest?”      


Robert Jacobs, Bradley University. “So, Your Faculty are Doing Some Freelancing?”


Steve Fisch, ATAS Foundation, Lawyer. “What Principles of Law Should We be Teaching in the Production Classroom?”


N242               Scriptwriting Faculty Competition



Competition Coordinator:         Fred Thorne, California State University, Chico


First Place:       Kevin Corbett, Central Michigan University,

"Standing Up."


Second Place:   Frederick Jones, Southeast Missouri State University, "The Quiet Of Bombs."


Third Place:      Kevin J. Reynolds, James Madison University, "The Generation Gap."


N249               Scholar to Scholar Session       



1.                            Jeffrey Layne Blevins, Central Michigan University, “Battle of the Bands: Disney Loses Internet Portal War.”


2.                            Mark Pesatore, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, “The Effectiveness of Bugs as Tools of Station Recall.”


3.                            Gregory S. Martin, St. Cloud State University, “Television Production @ St. Cloud State University: The Future is Now.”


4.                            Ronnie Bankston, University of Northern Iowa, “Hit or Miss: ABC’s Realignment of Video Resources Between 1975 and 1984.”


5.                            Max Grubb, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, “Midwest Program for Airborne Television Instruction: The Flying Classroom in an Age of Competing Technologies.”


6.                            Andrea Miller& Glen Leshner, University of Missouri, “Tragedy & Ratings: The Influence of Economic Factors on a Television Market’s Breaking News Coverage.”


7.                            Mark Smith, Stephens College, “Never Ending Story: How College Age Women use Soap Operas as Social Agents.”


8.                            Samuel J. Sauls, University of North Texas, “Protecting Your Assets: An Analysis of Selected Administration Depicting Trends in the Control of Campus Radio Stations.”


9.                            Miriam Smith, San Francisco State University, “The First Thing We Do, Let’s Kill All the Lawyers of Six Cases that Shaped the Internet in 2001.”


10.                        Justin Brown, University of Florida, “How May Broadcast and Cable Carry Onward? Examining the Jurisprudence and Implications of Must Carry.”


11.                        Louisa Ha, Bowling Green State University & Sylvia Chan-Olmsted, University of Florida, “Enhanced TV as Brand Extension: TV Viewers’ Perception of Enhanced TV Features and TV Commerce on Broadcast Networks’ Web Sites.”


12.                        Michelle Seelig, University of Miami, “The Impact of New Technologies on Journalistic Routines.”


13.                        Martin Blaker, Sarah Drake, & Mike Loy, Illinois State University, “Internet Pedagogy: Acquiring Primary Sources through Online Auctions and Retailers in a Media Based Classroom.”


14.                        Barbara K. Kaye, University of Tennessee & Thomas J. Johnson, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, “Gone with the Web: Media Substitution Theory and Traditional Media in an Online World.”


15.                        Byong Ryul Shin, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, “The Diversity of Online News Stories.”


16.                        Michael E. Cremedas & Chris Tuohy, Syracuse University, “The Experience Gap Between Television News Anchors and their Producers: A Survey.”


17.                        Hyo-Seong Lee, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, “Television News and the News Web in Political Learning of Korean Immigrants in the Host Society.”


18.                        Patricia Phalen, The George Washington University, “Profound Sound: Family Theater of the Air 1947-1956.”


19.                        Eunjung Sung, University of Buffalo School of Informatics, "What Causes Webcasting Differentiation?:  The Content and Structure of Webcasting Station Sites in South Korea."


12:00pm – 1:15pm                  

            N231              Audience Ratings: Innovations and Training



This panel will cover: 1) the development, introduction, use, and reception by the industry of the PPM (Portable People Meter) developed jointly by Nielsen and Arbitron, 2) the newest information on Internet, including web radio, measurement, 3) show the new Arbitron 01, an online program that can be used by faculty and students for instruction in ratings use.


Moderator:       Lawrence Lichty, Northwestern University


Panelists:          Tony Belzer, Regional Manager Western Division, Arbitron, "Personal People Meters: The Future is Now."


                        Stacey Lynn Koerner, Senior Vice President, Director of Broadcast Research, Initiative Media, "The Season, Next Season."


Ned Waugaman, Arbitron, "Arbitron 101: Using Online Instruction of Ratings in Your Classes."


Lawrence Lichty, Northwestern University, "Predicting Ratings Futures."


N232               The Writer’s Challenge:  Telling the Story through Action and Behavior 



One of the biggest challenges to writers of screenplays for television or film is telling the story through the actions and behaviors of the characters.  While such elements as dialogue and characterization are obviously important, good screenplays draw the audience in by allowing the story to unfold as the characters do things rather than just say things.  Some writers have argued that behavior is the essence of screen drama because the camera can show subtle actions and expressions that would be invisible on the stage.  But among the key issues is how much behavioral detail writers can get away with.  Directors and actors don't want writers intruding into their territory.  And scripts that have overly dense physical descriptions are hard to read and agents and producers often regard them as amateurish.   This panel will investigate such writing issues and also look at ways to teach student writers about the importance of action and behavior in their scripts.  Panelists will show videotaped scenes and discuss how writers scripted key actions.


Moderator:       Phil Kipper, San Francisco State University


Panelists:          Michael Havice, Marquette University, “Can We Teach Students to Write Effective Action for Television by Having them Write then Produce an Action Scene?”


Nancy Meyer, Studios USA: UCLA Extension, “The Writer’s Challenge: Creating Characters Who Motivate Story.”


Kevin Reynolds, James Madison University, “Writing Effective Description in Screenplays for the Reader, the Actor and the Director.”


Phil Kipper, San Francisco State University, “The Writer’s License: What are the Professional Expectations and Limitations?”



N234               The Use of Shortwave Broadcasting by Regional Powers in the

Post-Cold War Era     



For over 70 years government and other organizations have used shortwave radio to broadcast a variety of programming.  However, the end of the Cold War and new technological innovations are causing a re-examination of the use of this medium.  This panel will discuss changes that are taking place in the rise of the shortwave broadcasting, and the challenges stations are facing in the new millennium.


                                    Moderator:       Andrew M. Clark, University of Florida


Panelists:          Douglas Boyd, University of Kentucky, “The Future of Digital Radio Broadcasting in the Developing World.”


                        Kim Andrew Elliott, Voice of America, “Shortwave and the Interdictability of International Broadcasting.”


                        Peter Senger, “Digital Radio Mondiale and its Role in the Future of International Broadcasting.”


                        Mary Beadle, John Carroll University, “Radio For Peace International (RFPI): Seeking Understanding Among Cultures.”


                        Andrew Clark, University of Florida, “The Use of Shortwave Broadcasting by Middle Power Nations in the Post-Cold War Era.”


N235               Building Bridges: Broadcast News Educators and the Alphabet Soup of Associations



                                    The panel will explore ideas for productive working relationships

among members of the various organizations focused on broadcast news education.  Panelists will include leaders of the Broadcast Education Association, Radio-Television News Directors Association and the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication.


            Moderator:       Bill Silcock, Arizona State University

                                                            BEA News Division Vice Chair


            Panelists:          Louisa Nielsen, BEA Executive Director


                                                            Barbara Cochran, RTNDA President


William Davie, University of Louisiana Lafayette,

                                    Past RTNDA Education Task Force Rep


                                                            Bob Papper, Ball State University


Jeanne Rollberg, University of Arkansas - Little Rock


AEJMC Board Representative to RTNDA


N236               Doing Documentary Work: Connecting Communities with Memory and Momentum



Radio and television documentaries have historically told life stories through the creative use of sound and images -- a process that extends the traditional definition of “life writing” In this panel, award-winning documentary producers and media educators explore innovative ways to connect distinctive voices from multicultural communities with wider audiences.


Moderator:       Greg Luft, Colorado State University


                                    Panelists:          Judi Moore Latta, Howard University, “Wade in the Water: Cultural Sensitivities in Negotiating the Ritual.”


                                                            Amina Hassan, Ohio University, “This was Negro Baseball: Collective Memories.”


                                                            Sonja Williams, Howard University, “Perspectives: Telling it Like it Was.”


N237              Paper Competition



First Place, Debut:        Jamie S. Switzer, Colorado State University, “Teaching Computer-Mediated Visual Communication to a Large Section: A Constructivist Approach.”


Second Place, Debut:   Nick Burns, University of Utah, “Teaching Mass Communication on the Web:  Building a Digital Community.”


First Place, Open:         Clark Greer, Cedarville University,

“Retooling for the New Millennium:  A Content Analysis of Position Announcements for Broadcast-Related Faculty.”


                                    Second Place, Open:    Seok Kang, Arkansas Tech University,

“A Comparative Analysis of Broadcast Curricula in Colleges and Universities in the US, Britain, Korea, South Africa, and Argentina.”


            N238              Exposing the Myth of the Liberal Media



News media discourse is both powerful and pervasive.  While U.S. media are considered liberal by many, our research shows that when the news media discourse focuses on “the other”, reports tend to be favorable toward big business, conservative politics and policies that marginalize and disenfranchise the poor.  This panel examines several areas of news media discourse and the effects upon underrepresented cultures.


Moderator:       W. Buzz Hoon, Western Illinois University


Panelists:          Shannon Campbell, University of Kansas, “Audience Perception of Race, Racism and Riots through News Media Discourse.”


John Sanchez, Penn State University, “Finding an American Indian Voice in the American Broadcast News Media: Categorizing American Indian Identity.”


Jason Royer, University of Kansas, “Taking Sides: Mass Media Free Trade and Muted Voices.”


N239              Business Meeting



            Panelists:          Phillip Auter, Chair


                                    Vic Costello, Vice Chair


                                    Mohammed el’Nawawy, Newsletter Chair


                                    Steve Dick, Webmaster


            N240               Building or Renovating: Ten Things You Should Know Now

                                    COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY


Building or renovating requires knowing not just where you are, but where you want to be in five to ten years.  This discussion looks at budgets, timetables, technology, and the political realities of the institution as it relates to curriculum and construction.  This panel offers advice from educators, construction and design experts, and broadcast engineers.


Moderator:       Gerald M. Gibson, Elon University


Panelists:          William Yost, Vice President, Rees Associates


                        Tom Beauchamp, Director of Engineering, Capitol Broadcasting


                        Gary Swanson, Northwestern University


                        Gerald Gibson, Elon University School of Communication


1:30pm – 2:45pm

N231              Technology Demonstration Session 2

"Final Cut Pro: Strategies for Effective Learning Lab Environments"


Teaching and using Apple Computer’s Final Cut Pro non-linear editing software to broadcast, multimedia , and electronic journalism students requires a flexible learning environment. In this demonstration session various adopters and industry representatives will provide innovative approaches to managing college level post-production environments. Emphasis on multi-system set-ups, media storage, and student project ideas will be discussed.


Introduction:     John M. Woody, James Madison University


Presenters:        Ross Jones, CSU-Fullerton, Promax

Bill Hanson, Apple Computer

Philip Hodgetts, President, IntelligentAssistance, Inc.



N232               Is the Future Really Now in Our Programming/Content Courses?



While the technological tools of the media’s future are largely identified, the content that will drive them -- and how the content will use these new technologies -- has not been so well defined.   What programming/content should we be preparing our students to produce for the future’s multiple platforms?  If content will still be king, what should our students be learning to effectively address the audience and converged media of the future?  Are professors teaching programming and production from the traditional paradigm about to become extinct?


Moderator:       Jerry Condra, Oswego State University


Panelists:          Susan T. Eastman, Indiana University


            Barbara Moore, University of Tennessee


            Tom Streeter, University of Cincinnati


Scott Woelfel, President and CEO, Armchair Media


N233              Distance Learning and Web Teaching Techniques



Distance learning has seen tremendous growth as a wide variety of teaching tools have become available. This panel will examine how teaching styles can be adapted for web-based courses, and will explore possibilities for teaching broadcasting and production courses using web-based tools. An analysis of student satisfaction levels with distance learning courses will be presented.


Moderator:       Lowell Briggs, York College of Pennsylvania


Panelists:          Robert Mott, York College of Pennsylvania, “The Evolution of Distance Learning.”


Tony Selimo, Passaic County Community College, “Teaching Techniques for Distance Learning.”


Warren Carter, Golden West College, “Teaching Broadcasting Utilizing Web Based Courses.”


Respondent:     Noel Smith, Central Texas College


N234              Favorite Production Assignment



Everyone has a favorite video project so here's our chance to share six fresh assignments with fellow production professors.  From "Mr. Potato Head Goes to College" to "Cosmetic Lighting for Balding Brows..."  Handouts will include instructional objectives,

assignment requirements and critique sheets.  In addition, there will be project sample tapes for you to take home!


Moderator:       Maryjo Adams Cochran, Sam Houston State University


Panelists:          Maryjo Adams Cochran, Sam Houston State University, “Mr. Potato Head Goes to College: The Art of Pixillation” & “Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie: Macro Videography.”


                        Dennis Conway, East Carolina University,

                        “Narrative Drama: The Surprise Ending.”


                        Pam Jackson, Colorado State University

                        “Television News Producing: Cold Opens, Bumps and Bruises.”


                        Jamie Switzer, Colorado State University, “Having Fun with Public Service Announcements.”


                        Michelle McCoy, Kent State Park, “Vanity & the Actor: Making Performance Talent Look Good on Camera!”


                        LuEtt Hanson, Kent State University, “It’s Simple, but it’s Satisfying: Strategies for the Music Video.”


N235              Top Teaching Tips



Did you ever wish you had some fresh material for that reporting class? Top Teaching Tips is here to help.  Every journalism professor has developed handouts, class assignments and worksheets for courses.  Our panel will look at some of their own top teaching tips as well as share some ideas from their colleagues from around the country.


                                    Moderator:      Gary Hanson, Kent State University


Panelists:         Bob Papper, Ball State University


                                                            Hub Brown, Syracuse University


Lee Hood, University of Colorado


N236               College Radio on the Internet



This program presents a diversity of perspectives concerning the process of college radio on the Internet.  The focus is on programming, production, legal issues and web audiences.


Moderator:       Thimios Zaharopoulos, Washburn University


Panelist:            Bruce Mims, Southeast Missouri State, "Coping with Copyright Issues."


Mike Rabaut, Hillsborough Community College, "Enhancing the Student Experience through Internet Radio."


Michael Brown, University of Wyoming-Laramie, "College Radio Websites: Internet-only Programming."


William Greico, Hillsborough Community College, "College Radio: The Challenge of the Internet."


Steven McClung, Florida State University,College Radio Web Sites: Qualitative User Responses."


            N237              Business Meeting



N238               Live In 30 Seconds: Getting a National Sports Broadcast on the Air



                        From pre-production setup to replay, getting a live national sporting event on the air involves the coordination of hundreds of elements and personnel.  This session takes you behind the scenes of the pre-production coordination, paperwork, equipment set-up, crew calls, transmission, engineering, and many of the other critical elements involved with airing a national sports broadcast.  The presenter has spent several years collecting behind the scenes video and information that will supplement the presentation.


                        Moderator:       Marc Krein, Oklahoma State University


N239              Paper Competition



                                    Moderator:       Vic Costello, Elon University


First Place, Debut:        Tamyra Pierce-Plank, University of Missouri-Columbia, “Just for Fun?: Why Children Play Violent Video Games and the Influence these Games Have on Children’s Emotions of Hostility.”


Second Place, Debut:   Brooke Barnett, Elon University, “Threatening, Guilty and Dangerous: Perceptions of the Accused in Television Crime News.”


Honorable Mention, Debut:       Jungsu Yim, Northwestern University, “Internet Advertisers’ Strategies: Audience Behavioral Features and Categories of Items to be Advertised.”


First Place, Open:         Joanne M. Lisosky, Pacific Lutheran University, Marilyn Cohen, Penelope Karovsky, & Kevin L. Sager, University of Washington, “Part of the Solution: Media and Violence Curriculum in Seattle Public Schools.”


Respondent:     Jennings Bryant, University of Alabama


N242               Interactive Multimedia Student Competition



This is a competition to demonstrate the wealth of talent in multimedia studying in media courses internationally.  It aims to cement student interest in multimedia and in BEA, and to recognize excellence.  Entries are judged by professionals working within the industry and academia.  Entries are judged in the following categories: (1) Persuasion or Selling, (2) Information, (3) Instructional, (4) Entertainment, (5) Experimental as presented in the following media (1) On-line or Web based, (2) Fixed Media: CD, DVBD, JAZ, or ZIP drive, or diskette.


Moderators:     Colin Chambers, Staffordshire University, Competition Chair

Dietrich Maune, James Madison University, Competition Vice-Chair


First Place, Fixed Media:          Andrew Thelwell & Graham Sear, Staffordshire University, “Mixer’s Bar.”                                       

Second Place, Fixed Media:     Sally Batley, Dan Muggeridge & Joe Paynr, Bournemouth University, “Introspection.”

Third Place, Fixed Media:         Elizabeth Kooba, Bradley University, “Death Valley Panoramas.”

First Place, Online:                    Neil Rackett, Staffordshire University, “Earth Calendar.”


First Place, Fixed Media:          Pete Starkey, Christopher Gibb & Sadie Mason, Bournemouth University, “Hungry Ghost.”

Second Place, Fixed Media:     Sadie Mason, Peter Starkey, Dan Muggeridge  & Daniel Eastick, Bournemouth University, “Rumtikumfunkum.”

Third Place, Fixed Media:         John Fitch & Ange Dance, Brigham Young University - Idaho, “Segue.”

First Place, Online:                    Rick Farrell, Staffordshire University, “Earth, Sun and Moon.”

Second Place, Online:               Kevin Durber, Staffordshire University, “Circulation, Starring Ernie.”

Third Place, Online:                  Brett Bailey, Staffordshire University, “Space 1999 Official Web Site.”


First Place, Fixed Media:          Chrisianne Page, James Madison University, “Tying the Knot.”

Second Place, Fixed Media:     Michael Mann, Carrie Bruner, Amanda Coates, Slippery Rock University, “Survive the Rock.”

Third Place, Fixed Media:         Jeanine Shipley, James Madison University, “Anne Frank Story.”

Susan Shaver Kehoe, Steve Watson, & Cindy Lont, George Mason University, “Mass Comm Scholars.”

First Place, Online:                    Tim Plumb, Staffordshire University,    “Martin James Health Club.”

Second Place, Online:               Chris Albutt, Staffordshire University, “UK Care.”

Third Place, Online:                  Robert Anderson, Staffordshire University, “Fencing.”

Chris Bernhard, Central Michigan University, “December 2001.”


First Place, Fixed Media:          Pete Greenwood, Staffordshire University, “Mathballs.”

Second Place, Fixed Media:     Edd Hartley, Staffordshire University, “Odysseus and the Cyclops.”

Third Place, Fixed Media:         Nisha Lall, Staffordshire University, “Salsa.”

First Place, Online:                    Matthew Beech, Staffordshire University, “Atoms and Molecules.”

Second Place, Online:               Nisha Lall, Staffordshire University,  “Learn About Forces.”

Third Place, Online:                  Paul Hill, Staffordshire University,  “Climate.”

3:00pm – 4:15pm

N231               Working By Yourself: Training Reporters in “One-Person-Banding”



Over the years ENG gear has gotten smaller, lighter, and easier to operate.  That’s the good news.  The bad news is, many news departments’ budgets have gotten tighter and staffs have gotten smaller.  Most reporters starting their careers in small markets will be expected to shoot their own stories.  How do we teach students to operate effectively on both sides of the camera at the same time and keep safe while doing it?  Our panelists will share ideas and demonstrate camera techniques.


Moderator:       Chris Tuohey, Syracuse University


Panelists:          Dave Malkoff, KTNV-TV, Las Vegas


                        Jon Smith, Southern Utah University


                        Randall E. King, Point Loma Nazarene University


N232               Writing the College Broadcast Textbook



                        One thing all college professors have in common is selecting textbooks for their students, and at some point a few venture into the competition of writing one for their favorite classes.  What are the pitfalls of such an endeavor?  How does the process vary from book company to book company?  What about co-authorship, marketing, and royalties?  This panel will review the nuts and bolts of the process from both the author and the publisher’s viewpoints.


                        Moderator:       William Davie, University of Louisiana-Lafayette


                        Panelists:          Jim Upshaw, University of Oregan


                                                Peter Orlik, Central Michigan University


                                                Bob Papper, Ball State University


                                                Teresa Keller, Emory & Henry College



N233               The International Status of the Diffusion of Digital Television Transmission



The development of digital television (DTV) transmission technology has been underway for over a decade but its diffusion on a global basis has been hindered by a host of economic, political and technological factors.  This session will review the international status of DTV diffusion with a focus on Japan, New Zealand/Australia, the United States, and the nations of the European Union.  The session will examine competing global standards for DTV transmission and their effects on diffusion of the technology.


Moderator:       Laurie Thomas Lee, University of Nebraska at Lincoln


Panelists:          Michel Dupagne, University of Miami, “DTV Transmission Status in the European Union.”


                        Brian Pauling, New Zealand Broadcasting School, “DTV Transmission Status in New Zealand and Australia.”


                        Tsutomu Kanayama, Sofia University of Tokyo, “DTV Transmission Status in Japan.”


                        Peter Seel, Colorado State University, “DTV Transmission Status in the United States.”


N234               Promising Electronic Media Research from a Multicultural Perspective



Various forums are sponsored to select the best and the brightest new research in the field of electronic media.  The competition requirements sometimes serve to exclude some very promising research in the different arenas of electronic media.  This panel seeks to present some of the future research stars in the area of multiculturalism and media.


Moderator:       Chuck Hoy, Bowling Green State University


Respondent:     John Sanchez, Pennsylvania State University


N235              Paper Competition



Moderator:       Michael R. Ogden, Central Washington University


First Place, Debut:        Kathleen K. Olson, Lehigh University,

"Protecting Trademarks in Cyberspace: The

Anticybersquatting Consumer Protection Act."


                                    Second Place, Debut:   Johanna Cleary, University of

North Carolina, "Non-Compete Contracts and their Implications for Journalists."


Second Place, Debut:   Marla Keethler, Arizona State University,

"From the Trenches to Television: An Analysis of the Troubled Relationship between Media and the Military."


First Place, Open:         Bradford Yates, State University of West

Georgia and Anthony Fargo, UNLV, "Talk Dirty to Me: Broadcast and Cable TV

Push the Envelope on Indecency."


Second Place, Open:    Cynthia Cooper, Southern Illinois                 University, Edwardsville, “Oops, They Did it Again. Fake Britneys, Treasure Hunts

and Application of the Federal Communication Commission's 1992                  Regulation Banning Potentially Harmful Hoaxes."


Respondent:                 Kimberly Zarkin, Texas Woman's University


N236              Paper Competition



                                                Chair:               Michael Keith, Boston College


1.      Robert F. Potter, Jinhee Kim, Hong Sik Yu & Francesca Dillman, University of Alabama, “Gimme a Beat!: Using Music Pacing to Affect Physiological Arousal in Radio Listening.”


2.      Todd L. Wirth, Ohio University, “Direct Format Competition on the Radio Dial and the Telecommunications Act of 1996: A Five Year Trend Study.”


3.   John W. Owens, University of Cincinnati, and  Francesca

Dillman Carpentier, University of Alabama, “Innovation in Radio Station Programming: A Survey of Programming & General Managers.”


4.  John McGuire, University of Missouri, “Selective Perception &

its Impact on the Evaluation of Radio Sports Play-By-Play Announcers.”


5.  Clark Greer & Tim Phipps, Cedarville University,

     “Noncommercial Religious Radio Stations and the Web:

     Management Perceptions of an Online Presence.”


N237              Milestones in the Academic Life Span of the Mass

Communication Department Chair



This panel highlights the different stages of the department chair’s tenure.  Included are helpful suggestions for the new chair, mid-stream activities, staying current in the communications field, and transiting back into full time teaching.  This panel is valuable for anyone aspiring to become department chair, as well as for current chairs.


Moderator:       Tom Bohn, Ithaca College


Panelists:          Jeff Guterman, University of Pittsburg-Bradford, “The Chair’s First Year.”


Lenora Brogdon-Wyatt, Bennet College, “Mid-stream Activities.”


Mary Beth Haralovich, University of Arizona, “Staying Current in the Field.”


Tom Bohn, Ithaca College, “Teaching Full-Time Again.”


N238              September 11, 2001:  Varied Reflections on a Tragedy



The events of September 11 have forever changed our world.  In a series of four special sessions, scholars and media practitioners will rely upon diverse methods and perspectives to reflect upon various aspects of the tragedy, the media, and our own responses to what we witnessed.


Moderator:       Hillary Warren, Denison University.


Panelists:          Glenda C. Williams, University of Alabama - Tuscaloosa, “In the Public Interest:  Broadcasting Responds to a National Crisis.”


                        Jimmie Reeves & Rod Carveth, Texas Tech University, “From Breach to Crisis:  Network News Coverage of 9/11 as Social Drama.”


Kathy Sohar, University of Florida, “Not Politics as Usual:  An Examination of Late-Night Talk Show Opening Monologues After the September 11th Attack.”


Stephen Dick, Southern Illinois University Carbondale,  “Grassroots Music of 9/11.”


Naila Nabil Hamdy, The American University in Cairo, “Bin Ladenism:  Fad or Phenomena?”


N239              Paper Competition



Moderator:       Jennifer Meadows, California State University -Chico                           


First Place, Debut:        David A. Tschida, University of Missouri -Columbia, “The Discursive Construction of Fanhood:  A Case Study of Audience Readings of Will and Grace.”           


Second Place, Debut:   John D. Richardson, Michigan State University, “Effects of Byline Gender on Audience Perceptions of Sports Journalists.”                

Cheng-Nan Hou, State University of New York at Buffalo, “Together in Electric Romantic Dreams:  A Comparative Analysis of Online Personal Ads from Perspectives of Culture, Gender and Sexual Orientation.”


N240               Strategies for Delivering Effective Broadcast/Video Arts Curriculum to a Diverse Student Population



Community Colleges serve an increasingly diverse student population. Professors are faced with the daunting task of providing a comprehensive instructional program in broadcast and video arts. Teaching such a wide and diverse student population requires faculty in Community Colleges to address the cultural and societal needs of the students, while providing them with the knowledge and skills required in the broadcast industry.


Moderator:       Warren Carter, Golden West College


Panelists:          Howard Story, El Camino College, “Defining Cultural Differences in the Production Studio.”


Tom Hall, York College of Pennsylvania, “A Department Chair Looks at Diversity.”


Gary Martin, Consumnes River College, “Contemporary Production Exercises in a Changing Society.”


N242               Interactive Multi-Media Faculty Competition Awards



Winning entries in the IMM Faculty Competition are announced and selected entries are displayed for the audience.  Certificates, trophies, and plaques are handed out to winners in several different categories.  Selected first place and special awards winners are allowed to speak briefly about their entry and demonstrate some of the features.


Moderators:     William Snead & Timothy Clukey, Grossmont College




First Place:       M. J. Hinshaw & Steven Anderson, James Madison

            University, “Depth of Field Tutorial.”


Second Place (tie):  Michael Trinklein, Idaho State University,

 “TV Production Course Lessons.”


Second Place (tie):  J. Woody, T. McHardy & D. Maune, James Madison University, “Outlook 2000 Beginner.”


Third Place:      William Rugg, Project Manager, Gary Mosca project ISD, Ford Motor Company North America Education, Training and Development in Partnership with the General Physics Corporation

“eVEREST Executive Awareness Overview.”


                                    Inform / Educate: Fixed Media:


                                    First Place:       Chandrasekhar Vallath & Dayna Hartley, Southern

Illinois University, “Crosswords.”


Second Place:   Howard Goldbaum, Bradley University, “Watermarks.”


Third Place:      Cathy Londino, Kristine Mirrer & Scott McHugh, Kean University, “Education Department.”


Inform / Educate: On-line Web:


            First Place:       Michael Trinklein, Idaho State University, “The

Oregon Trail.”


Second Place:   Dietrich Maune & Steve Anderson, James Madison University, “SMAD Website.”


Third Place:       Robyn Eoff, James Madison University, “Course Syllabi.”



First Place:       John Woody, James Madison University, “Beyond JMU: The DVD.”


Second Place:   Shaheed Mohammed, Marist College, “Internet Jack and the Search....”


            Special Recognition of Merit:


Best of Show:   M.J. Hinshaw & Steven Anderson, James Madison

                        University, “Depth of Field Tutorial.”


Exceptional Merit, On-line Education: Michael Trinklein, Idaho State University, “TV Course Review.”


Exceptional Merit, Creative Presentation:  Chandrasekhar Vallath & Dayna Hartley, Southern Illinois University, “Crosswords.”


Exceptional Merit, Training Presentation:   J. Woody, T. McHardy, &  D. Maune, James Madison University, “Outlook 2000 Series.”



4:30pm – 5:45pm

N231               So What if the World is Going Digital, Does it Really Change the Process of Storytelling?



There is a lot of hype around the conversion to digital video, but little of that hype really addresses the issue of content.  Will the conversion to digital really change any of the fundamentals of what we teach?  Will good composition still be good composition?  Will good lighting still be good lighting?  Will storytelling change?


Moderator:       Byron Caplan, Ithaca College


                        Panelists:          Robert Musburger, University of Houston, “The Moldy Figs Fight for Analog.”


                                                Gary Larson, UNLV, “The Epistemic Shift to Digital Production/Consumption.”


                                                Greg Luft, Colorado State University, “Digital Changes Style Because It Can.”


                                                Tim Scully, University of St. Thomas, “Digital Brings Significant Changes in Content and the Teaching Process.”


N232               Publishing Your Book: An Interactive Workshop with Publishers



This workshop is designed to help BEA members answer questions about the book publishing process.  The panel will feature several editors from different types of publishing companies to answer questions and offer comments on the publishing process for both scholarly and applied books, including textbooks.


Moderator:       Alan B. Albarran, University of North Texas


Panelists:          Linda Bathgate, Lawrence Erlbaum Associates


            Holly Allen, Wadsworth Publishing Company


            Molly Taylor, Allyn and Bacon


            Mark Barrett, Iowa State Press


N233               Transitioning from the Broadcast World to the Academic World



The transition from the broadcast world to the academic world will be examined in this panel.  Adjusting your writing style, working with news deadlines, and sorting out your new professional responsibilities will be some of the issues discussed.


Moderator:       Ken Fischer, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale


Panelists:          Anthony Moretti, Ohio University


Mary Rogus, Ohio University


Charlie Tuggle, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill


Doug Spero, Meredith College


Judy Darling, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale


            N234              Service Learning and the Broadcast Curriculum



Increasingly broadcast educators are considering the ethical implications of what they and their students produce.  Some University broadcast programs have integrated components that require students to produce media content that services the community or an organization.  Additionally, broadcast programs receive many requests from other university departments and administration to cover various university events for broadcast or Internet delivery.  How do broadcast educators balance teaching what they think their students need to know with providing service to their university communities?  Working modes and existing course curriculum will be shared.


Moderator:       Don Pollock, University of La Verne


Panelists:          Fred Berger, St. Joseph's College, "SJC Productions: Student Learning; College Outreach."


Scott Hodgson, SIU Carbondale, "Grants, Teaching and Service in Practice."


William Bolduc, University of North Carolina, Wilmington, "The Marine and Coastal Documentary Production Course:  Video Production in the Service of the University, Community and Environment"



                                    Respondent:     Tony Silvia, University of Rhode Island


N235              Business Meeting



            N236              Business Meeting



N237              Media Management’s Use of Research in the 21st Century



Media managers have long used various research methods to address questions pertaining to the operation of broadcast situations.  As this practice continues into the 21st century, this panel looks at how the process is continuing and what is currently being done.


Moderator:       William G. Covington, Jr., Edinboro University of Pennsylvania


Panelists:          Thomas Berg, Middle Tennessee State University, “Using Research to Address Personnel Issues in the 21st Century.”


                        William G. Covington, Jr., Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, “Using Lessons from Historical Research to Manage in the 21st Century.”


                        Paul A. Creasman, Azusa Pacific University, “Using Research to Improve the  21st Century College Radio Station: A Case Study.”


                        Larry Collette, University of Denver, “Management’s Use of Research in the 21st Century.”


Respondent:     David Spencer, University of Western Ontario (Canada)


N238               Going International: One University’s Experience with International Programs



                        Cal State Fullerton’s Department of Communications has a variety of international programs in place and in development.  Panelists share four different experiences: What it’s like teaching in our London Semester Abroad Program, how we’re developing an on-line /on-site graduate program in Hong Kong and China, a client perspective from a British university seeking to partner with our Radio-TV-Film program, and a senior university administrator’s philosophy on what works in international programs.


                        Moderator:       Tony Rimmer, Cal State Fullerton


Panelists:          Ed Trotter, Cal State Fullerton, “Teaching in London Semester Abroad Program.”


                        Fred Zandpour, Cal State Fullerton, “Putting an On-Site/On-Line Graduate Program Together in Hong Kong and China.”


                        Dickon Reed, Christchurch University College, U.K., “Developing an Academic Partnership in Radio-TV-Film with Cal State Fullerton.”


                        Keith Boyum, Cal State Fullerton, “International Programs: The View from the University’s Office of Academic Affairs.”


N239              Business Meeting



Chair:               Beth Olson, University of Houston


N242               Juried Two Year/Small College Production Competition



The Two Year/Small College Division will present the winning entries in the annual Juried Production Competition highlighting and specifically recognizing the work of students at its member institutions. Audio, Video, and Multimedia works will be represented.


Moderator:       Christine Kelly, York College of Pennsylvania


6:00pm – 7:00pm

            N242              AWARDS CEREMONY


7:00pm – 8:00pm

             N246/N250    OPENING RECEPTION