April 6, 2002




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 – 5:00pm

N249               PLACEMENT CENTER


9:00am - 10:15am

N231               Technology Demonstration Session 3

"Streaming: Strategies for Delivering Content to Your Educational Community"


In this session Industry leaders will demonstration the delivery software and systems to stream real-time and archived Audio/Video content to end users.  See what encoding and internet streaming changes have taken place in the past year.

Representatives will provide information on encoding, archiving, multicasting and the end user interface.   Emphasis on content

delivery to classrooms, students, and your educational community.


Introduction:     Brad Toussaint, Drake University


Presenters:        Kurt Bedell, Apple Computer

Cameron Tingey,  Sorenson Media


N233               Turning Local Memories Into National Stories

                                    MULTICULTURAL, PAC


Memories never die as long as someone tells the story.  This panel examines ways in which a media faculty can collaborate to find personal stories (existing within communities defined by ethnicity, work place, family, etc.) and give them a permanent and public voice by crafting them into electronic form for regional, national and international distribution.  Interviews, oral histories, home movies, sound recordings, photographs and memorabilia can be used to translate personal memories into polished media productions.


Moderator:       Roger Good, Ohio University


                                    Panelists:          Jeff Redefer, Ohio University, “Sound Design.”


                                                            Sandra Sleight-Brennan, Ohio University,

                                                            “Community Resources.”


                                                            Roger Good, Ohio University, “Video Post.”


Charles Ganzert, Northern Michigan University, “Oral History.”


Joe Richie, Ohio University, “Collaboration.”


N234               Management & Sales Case Study Competition Panel



Second annual panel to highlight case studies written by BEA members that focus on Management & Sales issues.


Moderator:       Linwood A. Hagin, North Greenville College


First Place:       Greg Pitts, Bradley University, “Media Management Group Project:  Executive Summary, KDEA-FM.”


                                    Second Place:   Fred G. Thorne, California State University, Chico,

“A Broadcast Management Proposal that Challenges Students.”


Third Place:      Jeffrey Layne Blevins, Central Michigan University,

“SWOT Analysis:  Disney Considers Acquisition of Yahoo!”


Respondent:     Susan M. Kaiser, VP/Treasurer, Citadel Communications Corp.


N235              Business Meeting



N236               Media Crossing Boundaries: Converging (or Diverging) Media Policies from around the Global Village



It has been suggested the broadcast industry may be in the twilight of national sovereignty as technology bypasses domestic policies and economics.  This panel examines the complexity of a variety of media policies from around the world to assess their similarities and differences.  As emerging delivery systems continue to push control of broadcasting beyond the purview of national governments, this examination of rationales for past and current media policies offers insight into the future of international policy and policymaking.


Moderator:       Lynne Gross, California State University Fullerton


Panelists:          Joanne M. Lisosky, Pacific Lutheran University, “For All Kid’s Sake: Comparing Children’s Television Policies in Australia, Canada, and the United States.”


Ruth Zanker, Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology, “The Global in the Local: U.S. Cultural Vectors and their Implications for Children’s Media Policy in a Small English Speaking Nation (New Zealand).”


Judy R. Sims, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, “The Concentration of Media in Greece: Pluralism as Diaploki.


Donald R. Browne, University of Minnesota, “Media Policies and (Ethnic) Minority Voices: Comparing National Approaches and Rationales(?)”


Hussein Amin, American University, Cairo, Egypt, “Middle Eastern Media Policies.”


N237              Especially for Students and their Faculty Advisors



A student guide to the BEA and NAB Conventions.  Make your days here count!  We will highlight BEA panels of interest to students and preview the Sunday BEA/NAB Career Fair.  We will also present an overview of the NAB Convention.  This information will be helpful both in the classroom and the professional world.                  


Moderator:       Judith Marlane, California State University-Northridge


                        Panelists:          Jerry Adler, Loyola Marymount University,

“Crossing the Bridge from the Campus to the Professional World.”


Lara Sulimenko Pham, BEA Assistant Director, “Making the BEA and BEA Conventions More Student Friendly.”


Chuck Sherman, NAB Senior Vice President/Television, “Making the Most of NAB 2002- The Convergence Marketplace.”


Alex Hitz-Sanchez, Director NAB Career Center,

“Previewing the NAB/BEA Career Fair Seminar and Event.”


N238              Disappearing Act: The Eroding Audience for TV News



For the last several years, the audience for television news has been in decline.  In the most recent study by the Project for Excellence in Journalism, 77 percent of the local stations examined were losing audience.  What are the reasons people are leaving?  And what can the news industry do to get them back?


Moderator:       Lee Hood, University of Colorado


Panelists:          Wally Dean, News Lab/Project for Excellence in Journalism


                        Hubert Brown, Syracuse University


Rick Gevers, former news director and founder, Rick Gevers and Associates


N239               Evolving the Broadcast Curriculum to Include Digital Media: An International Perspective



At the 2001 BEA Convention a panel explored evolving broadcast curriculum at U.S. universities to include the study of digital media creation.  Broadcast programs at universities around the world are faced with the same issues and dilemmas as their U.S. counterparts in how to address the teaching of digital media.  Experts who evolved the curriculum at their Universities will present case studies.


Moderator:       Donald Pollock, University of La Verne


Panelists:          Dave Keskeys, University of Gloucestershire, "Media Technologies and a Coherent Curriculum."
José Angel Soto, Universidad de Mayab, "The Course of the Mexican Multimedia Curriculum."
Brian Pauling, New Zealand Broadcasting School,
Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology, "Teaching Digital Media Down Under"


N242              Annual Production Showcase



The Two Year/Small College Division traditionally presents a showcase of video and multimedia projects created by students at BEA member schools. This showcase provides a forum for discussion of the technical, creative, and aesthetic aspects of the submitted works without the formality of a production competition.


Moderator:       Bil King, Phoenix College

Respondents:    Evan Wirig, Grossmont College

                        Warren Carter, Golden West College

Carla Gesell-Streeter, Cincinnati State Technical and Community College

                        Christine Kelly, York College



10:30am – 11:45am

N231               The Future of Digital Broadcasting in Asia



The panel surveys the digital broadcasting landscape in Asia including issues, cultural/social implications and educational concerns involved in producing competent professionals.  The various cultural and economic constraints of the nations in the region are examined.  Focus is given to how digital media will change the daily activities of the consumers.


Moderator:       Michael Keith, Boston College


Panelists:          Madanmohan Rao, The Economic Times (Bangalore,  India), “Digital Landscapes among Asian Nations.”


Chua Siew Keng, Nanyang Technological University, “Cultural & Social Implications of Digital Media.”


TBA, Singapore Broadcasting Authority, “Regulatory Framework & Issues of Digital Broadcasting.”


Rafael Oei, Ngee Ann Polytechnic, “Educational Issues in Producing Competent Professionals.”







N232               Programming, Content and Policy: Different Perspectives on Major Aspects of Broadcasting History



This panel consists of five distinguished senior scholars presenting research findings from each of their various interests through a historical perspective. The research will examine radio and television content, programming decisions, content impact on policy and policy impact on content from the 1920s through to current day.


Moderator:       Mitchell Shapiro, University of Miami, Florida


Panelists:          Joe Foote, Arizona State University, “Stacking the Deck Against the ‘Loyal Opposition’:  Important Radio Precedents that Influenced the Executive/Legislative Balance of Power.”


                        Ray Carroll, Southern Methodist University, “Key Points in the Status of Network Television News.”


                        Betsy Leebron, Temple University, “Mirror, Mirror: Reflecting on the Role of Jewish Women Characters on Prime Time Television.”


                        Mitchell Shapiro, University of Miami, “Programming Trends in Network Radio: 1926-1967.”


                        Wenmouth Williams, Jr., Ithaca College, “The Impact of Presidential Political Philosophies and FCC Decisions from a Historical Perspective.”


N233               Telecommunications Act of 1996: Annual Update



Now in 2002, some of the effects of the Telecommunications Act of 1996 can be seen clearly.  Many mergers in the telecommunications sectors have reduced the number of large players in the arena.  Some Baby Bells are now poised to become national telcom giants.  At the same time, the hope for competition between cable and telephone companies has not materialized.  Mass media landmark legislation is also worthy of discussion.  Broadcast television has not embraced the new digital television standard and high speed, broadband Internet service.  These highlights suggest that there are numerous aspects of current telecommunications policy that should be discussed at the annual update panel.


Moderator:       Fritz Messere, SUNY Oswego


Panelists:          Paul MacArthur, Sam Houston State, “Cable Related Issues.”


Laurie Thomas Lee, University of Nebraska, “Intellectual Property Issues.”


Kimberly Zarkin, Texas Woman’s University, “1st Amendment Issues.”


            Dom Caristi, Ball State University, “FCC Issues.”


N234               Business Meeting



                                    Moderator:       Linwood A. Hagin, North Greenville College     


N235              The Portrayal and Impact of Body Images on Television



Obesity in the United States has doubled in the past decade.  Its severity is paralleled by eating disorders that are intended to yield overly thin results.  Recent research has begun to link media portrayals of body types with potential eating disorders.  This research has omitted the obesity element.  The panel will examine the full body image continuum, primarily as portrayed on television, and its implications for current and future research.


                                    Moderator:       Kelly Brownell, Yale University


Panelists:          Bradley Greenberg, Michigan State University, “Television’s Portrayal of Obesity and Other Body Types.”


Renee Botta, Cleveland State University, “Adolescent Media Comparisons and Body Image Disturbances.”


Kris Harrison, University of Michigan, “Ideal Body Media and Ideal Body Proportions.”


Linda Hofschire, Michigan State University, “Media Exposure and Eating Disorders: The Role of Self-Objectification.”


Respondent:     Kelly Brownell, Yale University


N236              The Role of the Writer in Interactive Media Sessions

                                    PAC, WRITING 


                                    This program is conceived as a roundtable/ town meeting/ open

debate. The three panelists are not panelists in the traditional sense in that they will not present papers, but state issues or themes for discussion. Each will be limited to three minutes. The audience will be invited to contribute themes or issues for discussion. The chair will moderate the discussion. The role of the writer in interactive media is still poorly understood. The teaching of interactive writing has not kept pace with the instruction in producing and authoring.


Moderator:       Anthony Friedman, Mount Ida College


Panelists:          Anthony Friedman, Mount Ida College, “Where Writing Stops and Design Begins.”


                        Scott Patterson, San Francisco State University, “Interaction is the Responsibility of the Writer not the Player.”


Duane Roberts, Brigham Young University, “How Do You Teach Writers to Deal with User /Viewer Input?”


N237               Business Meeting



Moderators:     Mark A. Tolstedt, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, Chair


                        Samuel J. Sauls, University of North Texas, Vice Chair


                        Michael Taylor, Valdosta State University


                        G. Richard Gainey, Ohio Northern University


                        Philip Thompsen, West Chester University of Pennsylvania


                        David Spiceland, Appalachian State University


N238               Disruptive Students



This will be a panel discussion about the disruptive student and how to respond to him/her.  The disruptive student is one who will not be quiet, continually interrupts, and makes the class uncomfortable for both the faculty member and other students.  The panel consists of both faculty and administrators who have had first-hand experience with such students.  In addition, results of a national survey on disruptive students will be discussed.


Moderator:       David Tucker, University of Toledo


Panelists:          Laura Johnson, University of Pittsburgh-Bradford, “Full-time Faculty and the Disruptive Student.”


                        Ralph Donald, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, “The Disruptive Student and the Adjunct Faculty Member.”


Tyra Phipps, Frostburg State University, “Dealing With a Disruptive Student: A Personal Experience."


                        David Tucker, University of Toledo, “The Disruptive Student: National Survey Results.”


                                    Respondent:     Jeffrey Guterman, University of Pittsburg-Bradford


N239               Using Outside Clients in Television Production Assignments



This panel will discuss the assets and liabilities of using outside clients as sponsors for television production assignments.  Panelists will talk about what students learn when they produce programs for people or organizations outside the classroom.  How does working for an outside client change the dynamics of a production assignment?  What impact does such a project have on students?  Panelists will show examples of projects produced for outside clients.


Moderator:       William Stanwood, Boston College


Panelists:          Mark Dawson, Anderson University, “Producing Segments for a Statewide PBS Weekly.”


Maryanne Reed, West Virginia University, “Ten Lives: A Documentary Project Profiling 10 Cancer Patients.”


Gerald Gibson, Elon College, “Using ‘Real World’ Clients in a Corporate Video Class.”


William Stanwood, Boston College, “What Might Surprise You About Using Outside Clients.”


N240              September 11, 2001:  Audiences/Citizens Respond to the 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:       Vic Costello, Elon University.


Panelists:          Michael R. Real & Diana E. Beeson, Ohio University, “Terrorism, Tragedy, and Humor:  Responses to the September 11 Attack.”


                        William J. Bolduc, University of North Carolina at Wilmington, “Transforming September 11, 2001:  Adding depth, introspection and humanity to the video production course in response to tragedy.”


Don Connelly, West Carolina University, “Student Media Consumption:  A Comparison of Routine Daily Media Habits and Media Usage in a Time of National Disaster.”


Margaret O. Finucane, John Carroll University, Cary W. Horvath, Westminster College, & Mary M. Step, Case Western Reserve University, “Sharing and Support:  The Functions of Coviewing on September 11, 2001.”


Alan Rubin & Paul M. Haridakis, Kent State University, “The Aftermath of September 11th:  Has Television Contributed to a Culture of Fright?”


N242               Award Ceremony: 2002 International BEA Festival of Film,

Video and Media Arts (Video and Audio Entries) (I of II)



This is a double session (continued at 12:00pm) in which the PAC division presents awards for winning entries in the audio and video competitions.


Moderators:     Lynn C. Spangler, SUNY New Paltz

Gary Wade, Drake University


                                    Audio Winners (Radio):




First Place:       David Dunaway, University of New Mexico, “Across the Tracks: A Route 66 Story.”


Second Place:   Sonja Williams, Howard University,      “Jazz Singers: It’s Our World…Sometimes/Woman Jazz Singers.”


Third Place:      Len Clark, University of Evansville,       “Notre Dame-USC: The Glamour Game.”




First Place:       Pam Doyle, University of Alabama, “Kids View,” “Pro-ration Impact,” “Seventy-Five Years of Banking.”


Second Place:   Chuck Hoy & Don Scherer, Bowling Green State University, “Yellow Springs-White Hall Farm.”


Third Place:      Neil Roberts, Minot State University, “Inside Look.”




First Place:       Mike Laponis & Shane Rodrigues, University of La Verne, “KULV/ASF Fan Appreciation Night.”


Second Place:   Warren Kozireski, SUNY Brockport, “Wake-up Show.”




                                    Honorable Mention: Don Connelly, Western Carolina University,



                                    Mixed:             No Award given


                                    Narrative:        No Award Given



                                    Instructional:   No Award given


                                    Video Winners (Television):




First Place:       Kevin Burke & Keith Griffler, University of Cincinnati, “Wade in the Water.”


Second Place:   Kathleen Bruner, Asbury College, “Onward Forward: Caring Ministries in Russia/CIS.”


Third Place:      Mary Blue, Loyola University, “Opening Our Hearts, Offering Our Hands.”


Honorable Mention:  Howard Kleiman, Miami University, “Laws, Hall & Associates.”




First Place (Tie):  Kevin Hager, Wichita State University,  “Hoisington Tornado.”


First Place (Tie):  Bob Jacobs, Bradley University, “Postcards from Home.”


Third Place:      Ray Ekness, University of Montana, “Backroads of Montana.”




                                    First Place:       Rick Lippert, Oklahoma City Community College,

                                                            “Name Change.”


                                    Second Place:   John Woody, James Madison University,

                                                            “The Preamble: James Madison Celebration.”


Third Place:      Greg Luft, Colorado State University, & Ryan Cole, “National Institute on Drug Abuse Anti Smoking and Anti-Violence PSAs.”




                                    First Place (Tie):  Jane Jackson, SUNY Fredonia, “Dream Prints.”


First Place (Tie):  Bob Jacobs, Bradley University, “Bobbye Sings the Blues.”


Third Place:      John Woody & John Fishell, James Madison University, “The Pat McGee Band: Live.”




                                    First Place:       Jon M. Smith, Southern Utah University,                                                                                   “Diverse Land -- The Arizona Strip.”


                                    Second Place:   Kevin Hager, Wichita State University,

                                                            “The Heart of Health.”


Third Place:      Rustin Greene, James Madison University, “NASA Why Files: The Case of the Wright Invention.”




First Place:       Dan Mundt, Iowa State University, “Escape Velocity.”


                                    Second Place:   Clayton Rye, Ferris State University,

                                                            “Drawing Flies.”


Third Place:      Andrew Quicke, Regent University, “Go Tell Mama.”




                                    First Place:       Jon M. Smith, Southern Utah University,

                                                            “Miracle at Kapyong: The Story of the 213th.


Second Place:   Norma Pecora, Ohio University & June Mack,  University of Alabama-Birmingham, “Aunt Fran and Her Playmates.”


                                    Third Place:      Denise Matthews, University of Georgia,

“Roll on Columbia: Woody Guthrie and the Bonneville Power Administration.”

12:00pm – 1:15pm

N231               Technology Demonstration Session 4

Building a Digital Portfolio with Apple's DVD Tools”

                                    APPLE COMPUTER

Film and video producers can build powerful digital portfolios of their work using the easy to learn rich media tools built into the Power Mac G4.Using inexpensive, easy to carry DVD disks, video experts can assemble video clips quickly and easily using Apple's latest generation DVD authoring tools.In this session, you'll learn about the different DVD standards in the DVD authoring space today, and how Apple's video tools like iMovie 2 and Final Cut Pro paired with its DVD authoring tools iDVD 2 and DVD Studio Pro make a winning digital portfolio creation engine.


Presenter:         Bill Hanson, Consulting Engineer, Apple



N232              So You Wanna Keep A Student News Show On The Air



This panel will follow up to the 2001 BEA panel “So You Wanna Start A Student News Show”.  It will bring back two panelists from last year, Mr. Rick Sykes and Mr. Tim Pollard, along with a CNN Student News Bureau representative and a former student who is now a news director at a TV station.  Practical information and advice will be followed by Q&A.


Moderator:       Tim Pollard, Ball State University


Panelists:          Rick Sykes, Central Michigan University


Tim Pollard, Ball State University


Alan Duke, CNN Student News Bureau, Managing Editor


Kevin Dunaway, WWTV NEWS, News Director


N233               Student Research in Progress



Christy Ennis, Georgia College and State University and Jenn Koch, Elon University, “Dual Users: Real Lessons from Reality Television.”


Chioma Ugochukwu, University of Texas at Austin,“The Effects of American-Produced Entertainment Programs on Nigerian Youths: A Multi-Methods Approach.”


Jessica Vitak, Taresa LaRock, Janis Hepburn, Kennan Lubeley, & Madeline Gromman, Elon University, “Self-Reported Media Ownership and Use Among Chinese College Students.”


Connie Ying Kuo & Susan Tyler Eastman, Indiana University, “Motives for Accessing Reality Web Site.”


Deborah R. Bassett, University of West Florida, "Media Stereotypes and Language             Attitudes."


Moderator:       Hillary Warren, Denison University


N234               Paper Competition



Moderator:       Greg Newton, University of Oklahoma


Respondent:     Larry Collette, University of Denver


First Place, Debut:        Louisa Ha, Bowling Green State University,

“Making Viewers Happy While Making Money for the Networks:  A Comparison of the Usability, Enhanced TV, and TV Commerce Features between Broadcast and Cable Network Web Sites.”


First Place, Open:         Susan Tyler Eastman, Indiana University, and Andrew Billings, Clemson University,

“Promotion’s Limited Impact in the 2000 Sydney Olympics.”


Second Place, Open:    Douglas A. Ferguson, College of Charleston, “A Conceptual Inventory of the Three Generations of Television.”


Third Place, Open:        Walter McDowell, University of Miami, and Douglas Smart, Southern Illinois University,

“Creating a Modular Television Program to Facilitate the Testing of Commercial Clutter.”


Respondent:     TBA


N236               The Future of International Broadcasting: Challenges and Opportunities for International Radio in the Cyber Era INTERNATIONAL, RESEARCH, COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY


This panel will discuss the challenges and opportunities brought by the Internet to international radio in the context of international communication and information globalization.  A focus interview on international radio audience recently conducted in China, recent audience surveys sponsored by VOA and IBB, as well as some important issues about current trends in international broadcasting, the impact of Internet on international broadcasting, informational globalization and mass communication, will be discussed.


Moderator:       Ronald Compesi, San Francisco State University


Panelists:          Douglas Boyd, University of Kentucky, “International Broadcasting in a New Context.”


Joseph Dominick, University of Georgia, “Mass Media and the Internet.”


Kim Elliott, World Communication, “VOA/IBB Audience Survey Reviews.”


Jamie Gomez, Eastern Connecticut State University, “The Future of International Radio Services.”


Lena Zhang, San Francisco State University, “New Media Consumption Patterns among Chinese Audience of the Voice of America in the Cyber Era.”


N237               Paper Competition       



Moderator:       Samuel J. Sauls, University of North Texas


First Place, Debut:        John McGuire, University of Missouri-Columbia, “The Role of Student Announcers in the History of KXCV and KRNW-FM.”


First Place, Open:         Stacy O. Irwin, Towson University,

“Collaborative Communication:  The Management of Meaning in Student Media Organizations.”


Respondent:     Philip A. Thompsen, West Chester University of Pennsylvania


N238              Production, Computers, and Multimedia Teaching Issues



"Turf" is an issue in any institution, but especially in small schools where funding is sometimes restricted and administration is looking to cut corners -- even in the instructional arena. In an era of convergence, small schools now face difficult decisions in areas which were once clearly defined -- should multimedia production courses be taught by communications specialists or computer specialists? What is being done in our community college and small school market to encourage collegiality and the best learning experience for our students?


Moderator:       Gary Martin, Consumnes River College


Panelists:          Lee Scanlon, Eastern New Mexico University, “Teaching Traditional Production Values in a New Era.”


Ron Weekes BYU-Idaho, “Collegiality in the Curriculum Process.”


Jim Papageorge, Grossmont College, “Case Studies in Contemporary Interdisciplinary Approaches to Multimedia Studies.”


Respondent:     Evan Wirig, Grossmont College


N239               The Future of Public Broadcasting is Now, but How Did it Get Here?



This panel seeks to understand issues important to public broadcasting's future -- both in the U.S. and overseas --  by examining key historical episodes involving politics, policy and technology. Presentations will feature the citizens' media reform movement, the European Union's efforts to redefine public service broadcasting, why college radio is being squeezed off the Internet, and the failures of U.S. telecommunication policy regarding localism.


Moderator:       Glenda Balas, University of New Mexico


Panelists:          Gregory F. Lowe, University of Tampere (Finland) and Yleisradio (Finnish Broadcasting Co.), "Rearticulating the Public-Service Remit in the European Broadcasting Union."


Philip Thompsen, West Chester University, “Radio Free Radio: Is the Free Ride Over?”


Beth Fratkin, University of Utah, “When Citizen Activism Failed: What We Learned from Nicholas Johnson's NCCB.”


Robert K. Avery, University of Utah, and Alan G. Stavitsky, University of Oregon, “Trying to Return the Public to Public Broadcasting: The Story of CIPB.”


John Armstrong, University of Utah, “The Legacy of U.S. Telecommunication Policy Making: A Story of Neglect.”


Respondent:     Robert Pepper, Federal Communications Commission


N240               September 11, 2001:  News Organizations and the 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:       Rebecca Ann  Lind, University of Illinois at Chicago


Panelists:          Julie Friedline, University of St. Thomas, “Hype & Hyper-Visuality:  9/11's Overpopulation of the TV Screen.”


                        Jennifer Lambe & Ralph J. Begleiter, University of Delaware, “Wrapping the News in the Flag:  Local TV News Use of Patriotic Symbols after September 11, 2001.”


John W. Campbell, California Polytechnic State University, “The Network News World Before September 11:  A Content Analysis of Television News Coverage on ABC, NBC, CBS and CNN Thirty Days Before the Tragedy.”


Laura Lindsay, Jay Perkins, Xigen Li & Kirsten Morgensen, Manship School of Mass Communication, “The First 119 Minutes of 9/11:  Sourcing and Speculation on CNN.”


Ali Al-Hail, Qatar Radio & Television Corp. & Leonard Ray Teel, Georgia State University, “Wartime News or Propaganda?  Al-Jazeera and CNN News Agendas from Arab and U.S. Perspectives.”


Hussein Y. Amin, The American University in Cairo, “An Overview of Arab Broadcasting during the Afgan War.”



N242               Award Ceremony: 2002 International BEA Festival of Film,

Video and Media Arts (Video and Audio Entries) (II of II)



This is a continuation of the 10:30 session.  For details, see description of 10:30 session.


Moderators:     Lynn C. Spangler, SUNY New Paltz

Gary Wade, Drake University


1:30pm – 2:30pm        

N232               BEA TOWN HALL MEETING


2:45pm – 3:15pm

N231               District 1 Meeting

Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island, Vermont, Western Europe including Britain

N233               District 2 Meeting

Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Caribbean and Africa

N234               District 3 Meeting

Delaware, Maryland, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Washington DC, West Virginia, Mideast and Eastern Europe including Russia

N235               District 4 Meeting

Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wisconsin, Canada and Scandinavia

N236               District 5 Meeting

Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, Texas, Mexico, Central America, South America and Australia

N237               District 6 Meeting

Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, Wyoming, Asia and Pacific

N239               District 7 Meeting

All two-year schools in the USA


3:30pm – 4:45pm

N232              Paper Competition



Moderator:       Carla Gesell-Streeter, Cincinnati State Technical and Community College


First Place, Debut:        David A. Tschida, University of Missouri-Columbia, “Using Psychoanalysis to Understand Television’s Once and Again.”


First Place, Open:         Jamie S. Gomez, Eastern Connecticut State University, “Theoretical Foundations of the Documentary Film.”


Second Place, Open:    Gary W. Larson, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, “ ‘Live’ in Your Living Room! Journalistic Voyeurism as Fantasy Theme.”


 N233             The All-Digital Campus Radio Station: The Future is Now



Commercial broadcast stations are converting to digital at a rapid rate.  Analog college radio stations need to convert to all digital technology as soon as possible.  This panel is designed to introduce educators to the all-digital radio station and how to convert the campus station in a cost efficient and orderly fashion.  This panel will explore five major areas: the technical basics, the advantages of digital radio control room, steps required to convert from analog to digital, the low cost digital production studio, and the college announcer in the digital age.


Moderator:       David L. Barner, Westminster College


Panelists:          John Bisset, Harris Broadcasting, “Communicating with your Station Engineer:  Digital Radio Fundamentals.”


                        Don Elliot, KFI, Los Angeles, “From Razor Blades to Wave Files: The Digital Radio Production Room.”


Tom Zarecki, RCS Sound Software, “The Transition to Digital: New Skills Your Students will Need.”


David L. Barner, Westminster College, “A Small College’s Transition to Digital: Some Practical Tips for Converting Your Station.”


N234               Research Grant Summaries



Moderator:       David Gunzareth, National Association of Broadcasters


Panelists:          Alan Albarran & Ken D. Loomis, University of North Texas, “Operating Radio Station Clusters: The New Orientations of General Managers.”


Erik Bucy, Indiana University, “Media Credibility Reconsidered: Synergy Effects Between On Air & Online News.”


Sylvia Chan-Olmsted, University of Florida-Gainesville & Louisa Ha, Bowling Green State University, “Internet Business Models for Television Broadcasters.”


Jennifer Lambe & Ralph Begleiter, University of Delaware – Newark, “Tomorrow's Values in Broadcast Journalism.”


Carolyn Lin & Mark Krieger, Cleveland State University, “Zeroing on the Radio Audience: Why they Listen.”



N235              Paper Competition



Moderator:       Mary Beadle, John Carroll University


First Place, Debut:        Terry Adams, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, “Technicians with Representation:  The Association of Technical Employees of the National Broadcasting Company, 1933-1937.”


First Place, Open:         John Dempsey, University of North Texas,

“The American System:  Herbert Hoover and the Development of Broadcast Advertising.”                


Second Place, Open:    Tom Mascaro, Bowling Green State University, “Overlooked:  Ted Yates, Bob Rogers, and Vietnam: It’s a Mad War.”    


N236              Creating Our Digital Curricula



This is an invited panel on creating new or modified digital curricula.  New developments are offered on costs in choosing and upgrading digital technology, evolution of technical facilities of colleges and universities in Utah, and building a digital curriculum for mass communication and journalism in a two-year college.


Moderator:       Kenneth Harwood, University of Houston


Panelists:          Tony Fuller, Montgomery College, “Building a Digital Curriculum for Mass Communication and Journalism in a Two Year College.”


Augie Grant, Focus25 Research and Consulting, “Champagne Tastes on a Beer Budget: Choosing and Upgrading Media Technology.”


Tim Larson, University of Utah, “Technical Evolution in Utah.”


Scott Olson,  Ball State University, “New Digital Media Curricula for $20 Million or Less.”


N237               Business Meeting



Moderators:     Jack Dirr, Bergen Community College

Noel Smith, Central Texas College


N238              Paper Competition



Moderator:       Tom McHardy, James Madison University


First Place, Debut:        Cheryl Campanella Bracken, Cleveland State University, “Praise, Self-Perception, and Learning: Children’s Social Responses to Computers.”


Second Place, Debut:   Larry Elin, Syracuse University, “The Flies Around the Elephants: Institutions, the Internet, and the 2000 Elections.”


                                    First Place, Open:         Constance Ledoux Book, Elon University,

“Consumer Response to the PBS Model for Digital Television.”


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

“The Influence of Activity Levels on Evaluations of Web News.”


N240                    The Future is Now: Issues in Sales that Impact upon the Broadcast and Cable Sales Course



Given the multi-channel and multi-platform environment presently dominating broadcast and cable properties, the traditional broadcast sales person has to be capable of dealing with complex proposals and packages.  This program addresses and identifies future changes with the intent of focusing upon the ways and methods, assignments and classroom activities that can make the media sales class more relevant to the needs of the industry they will enter in the future.


Moderator:       Greg Newton, University of Oklahoma


Panelists:          George Hyde, Radio Advertising Bureau, “A View from the Industry: Cutting Edge Issues Regarding Broadcast Sales.”


                                Jerry Condra, Oswego State University of New York, “What Media Sales People Need for the Future.”


                        Judith Thorpe, University of Wisconsin – Oshkosh, “The Future is Now: Integrating Important Sales Concepts into the Curriculum.”


N242               Academy of Television Arts and Sciences College TV Awards



Join us for a screening of award-winning student productions from the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Foundation’s 23rd Annual College Television Awards (Refreshments Served).


Moderator:       Price Hicks, Academy of Television Arts and Sciences


5:00pm – 6:15pm

            N232              The “One-Person Show” Balancing Act



This panel will look at the trials and tribulations of life within the extremely small production department. Considerations for hiring adjuncts, balancing of the several roles we must play (e.g. teacher, administrator, recruiter, researcher, technician, practitioner, etc.) and providing a learning environment which provides more than one faculty member's point of view for your students.


Moderator:       Lenora Brogdon-Wyatt, Livingstone College


Panelists:          Paula Thomas Beldyk, Washington State Community College, “Which Hat do I Wear Today?:  Balancing Administrative and Teaching Roles.”


                        Noel Smith, Central Texas College, “Providing a Balanced Outlook for Students in a ‘One-Man’ Shop.”


Rick Shriver, Ohio University-Zanesville, “Balancing Academic Rigor with the Need for Student Retention in Small School Programs.”


Gwin Faulconer-Lippert, Oklahoma City Community College, “Expanding Horizons:  Using Outside Resources to Provide Learning Experiences.”


N233               Teaching Convergence in the Field



In 2001 the USF School of Mass Communications offered two unusual classes in multimedia journalism. The classes were taught at Media General's $40 million Tampa facility. Eight students in the school's journalism and telecommunications tracks took the first class, six students the second.  During the courses, students trained in reporting, writing, presentation skills and in the use of equipment needed for display on all three Media General platforms: The Tampa Tribune, WFLA television and the

Internet site. Media General's staff worked with faculty to prepare students for the production of a major project. After two months of weekly classes and laboratory experience students proposed ideas for a major project. The project for the first term appeared on page one of the Sunday newspaper and was broadcast in the prime time newscast during the month of May.


Moderator:       Marie Curkan-Flanagan, University of South



Panelists:          Dan Bradley, Vice President/News, Media General Broadcast Division, Richmond, VA.


Neil Vicino, University of  South Florida,

Lead faculty member for the convergence experiment.


                        Kenn Venit, President Kenn Venit and Associates


Ewa Dworakowski, Former University of South Florida student, and Reporter WETM, Elmira, New York.


Cameron Miller, Current University of South Florida student


N235               Business Meeting



Moderator:       William Deering, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point


N236               Using the “F” Word in the Classroom: Feminist Pedagogy & Production

            GENDER ISSUES


Feminist pedagogy has been employed in higher education for decades.  However, it has rarely been discussed in terms of the media production course.  This panel will explore feminist pedagogy and production courses from a variety of angles.  Issues the panel will address include key elements of feminist pedagogy, the application of feminist pedagogy for both video and multimedia production courses, the incorporation of feminist production techniques in the classroom, and an industry perspective.


Moderator:       Jennifer Meadows, California State University- Chico


Panelists:          Jennifer Meadows, California State University- Chico, “Feminist Pedagogy and Production Classes: An Introduction.”


Cassandra Van Buren, University of Utah, “Teaching Multimedia Production.”


Teresa Bergman, California State University- Chico, “From the Field to the Classroom.”


Sheila Schroeder, University of Denver, “Teaching Video Production and Documentary.”


Respondent:     TBA, Industry Representative


N237               Paper Competition       



Moderator:  Evan Wirig, Grossmont College


N238              Business Meeting



                                                Moderator:   Stan LaMuth, Michigan Technological University


N240              Four Examinations of “Reality Television:” A Pedagogical Model             

                                                CCA, PAC


The development of Reality Television as a popular genre of programming invites academic analysis in several areas relevant to pedagogy.  This program academically examines Reality Television through four different perspectives: history, regulation, formalism and criticism.  Through such academic examination, the program type is placed in workable perspective.  This forum seeks to provide a pedagogical model of the genre analysis that can be a basis for any classroom lecture/discussion.


Panelists:          Matthew Hanson, Eastern Michigan University


Henry Aldridge, Eastern Michigan University, “Hiding the Truth: Subversive Formalism in Reality TV.”


John Cooper, Eastern Michigan University, “Reality Television: A Litigation Landmine in the Field of Intrusion Law?”


Geoffrey Hammill, Eastern Michigan University, “Real People, Real Entertainment: The Future is Here.”


Matthew Hanson, Eastern Michigan University, "International Voyeurism: Reality Television Outside of the U.S."


N242               Aircheck: Making Your Student Newscast a Success



Faculty from several universities share information about their broadcast news operations.  The panelists will discuss their course sequence and how the student newscast fits into the curriculum.  Topics will also include facilities & equipment support, program carrier, faculty and staff involvement and newsroom software systems.  Panelists will show video highlights of their student newscasts.  Examples will be given of how the newscast prepares students for the job market.


Moderator:       Dana Rosengard, University of Memphis


Panelists:          Lee Hood, University of Colorado


Ava Greenwell, Northwestern University


Gary Hanson, Kent State University


Gary Worth, New Mexico State University

5:30pm – 7:00pm        

            Off-Site            Tour of CBS Television City



Facilitators:       Gary Corbitt, Research Director, WJXT/Post Newsweek Stations


                        Bill Evans, Georgia State University


CBS Representative TBA


CBS Television City is an innovative facility designed specifically to collect data from television audiences. BEA attendees are invited to tour the facility, getting a behind-the-scenes look at one of the world's most sophisticated television research facilities. Television City is located in the MGM Grand Hotel & Casino.


6:30pm – 7:45pm

N242              Student Newscast Competition  



A celebration of the first-ever BEA News Division Student Newscast Competition.  Our emcee will announce the top places in six radio and TV categories.  Video or audio highlights of the winners will be featured.  Faculty and students from winning schools will be asked to discuss how they produce their newscasts.


Moderator/Newscast Competition Chair :

                                    Charlie Tuggle, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill


Emcee:             Dana Rosengard, University of Memphis