9:00am – 10:00pm
N245/N247 FINAL BEA CONVENTION REGISTRATION
9:00am – 10:15am
N231 Business Meeting
Moderators: Edward J. Fink, California State University, Fullerton, Division Chair
Robert Prisco, John Carroll University, Vice Chair
N232 Converting to Commercial Broadcasting in Eastern Europe
INTERNATIONAL, MANAGEMENT & SALES
Radio and television stations throughout Central and Eastern Europe have been licensed as private commercial stations in the last ten years. Stations have encountered serious challenges in trying to sell advertising and achieve a profit while serving the public with news, information, and education programs. Various American organizations have provided training for radio and television stations in the region in the area of sales and management. This panel will explore the challenges being faced by managers in Eastern Europe to become viable and independent stations.
Moderator: Sam Swan, University of Tennessee
Panelists: Sam Swan, University Of Tennessee, “Private Radio and TV in Russia and Ukraine.”
Greg Pitts, Bradley University, “Case Study of Bulgarian Radio.”
Leo Gher, Southern Illinois University, “Case Study of Croatian Broadcasting.”
Larry Patrick, Patrick Communications LCC, “Sales Training in Eastern Europe.”
N234 The Future is Now, But Then, So is the Past: A Look at
How We Learn to Teach Our Subjects
The BEA Syllabus Project has been rejuvenated from new faculty members seeking sources to help them learn how to teach specific matter. This session offers a glance back by some faculty at how and where they learned to teach their subjects.
Moderator: Val Limburg, Washington State University
Panelists: Robert Musburger, University of Houston, “The Industry: A Semi-Reliable Source for Keeping up with Teaching Media Production.”
Frederic Leigh, Arizona State University, “All the Approaches to Teaching Intro to Telecom: Which to Use and Why?”
Alan Richardson, Ball State University, “What Kind of Preparation is Necessary to Teach Law & Policy -- Law School?”
Laura Ashley, Houston Baptist University,
“Teaching Gender Issues Regardless of Your Gender.”
John Michael Kittross, K\E\G Associates,
“So You Think You Can Stop Learning About Teaching?”
Respondent: Bill Christ, Trinity University
N235 Broadcast News & The Changing Skill Requirements
“The Future is Now” is a theme that is reflected throughout this panel. Because of the convergence of media, namely broadcast, Internet and print, future college graduates are going to be facing new skill requirements. They will need to be able to write and think visually for multiple media. Panel members will discuss the changing skill requirements for students looking at careers in broadcast media and corporate communications.
Moderator: Rick Sykes, Central Michigan University
Panelists: Marcus Williams, WDIV-TV, Chief Engineer
Joseph Lecz, FCN News/Ford Motor Company, Assignment Editor/Producer
Rick Gevers, Rick Gevers & Associates
Alan Duke, CNN Student News Bureau, Managing Editor
Tim Pollard, Ball State University
N236 Using International Travel as Part of the Broadcast Curriculum
The world of communications and broadcasting is becoming increasingly globalized. Students need to have a broader international perspective on the media. One great way to help accomplish this is by creating classes that take students abroad to study media in other countries. This panel will look at different kinds of international travel that various University communications programs engage in and encourage institutions to set up relationships/exchanges with universities abroad.
Moderator: Donald Pollock, University of La Verne
Panelists: Don Pollock, University of La Verne, "Following Your Dream: International Trip Planning."
George Keeler, University of La Verne, "Curriculum, Academics and the International Student Study Trip."
Bob Brocklehurst, University of Gloucestershire, " British Media/Mediated Experiences Abroad - Issues of Exposure and Security."
Dulce Maria Rodrigues, Universidad de Anahuac, "Setting Up International Exchanges."
Joe Foote, Arizona State University, "Recruiting and Executing the Broadcast Related Student Study Trip."
N237 SLC Winter Olympics 2002 News: Journalism or Propaganda?
The media coverage of the 1996 Alanta Summer Olympics sparked a controversy. The 2002 Salt Lake City Winter Olympics brought
the same kind of attention before the first event took place. We bring together a Utah tourism official, a television sports reporter and Salt Lake area television news reporter to hear their perspectives two months after the February 2002 games. The television reporter won the Society of Professional Journalists Investigative Reporter of the Year award for his stories about the SLC Olympic bribery scandal. A public relations officer from the Mormon Church will discuss how the Utah-based church worked with Olympic officials.
Moderator: Thomas A. Griffiths, Brigham Young University
Panelists: Spence Kinard, Assistant Director of Utah Travel
Council & Former RTNDA President
Lynn Packer, SPJ Investigative Journalist of the
Year, Free-Lance Journalist, Salt Lake City
Kim Farah, LDS Public Affairs, Church Public Relations Official
Brink Chipman, News Director of NBC affiliate
KSL-TV, Salt Lake City
Dave McCann, Sports Director of CBS affiliate
KLAS-TV, Las Vegas
Respondent: Norm Tarbox, Brigham Young University
N238 Graduate Student Research
This session highlights the work of graduate students.
Moderator: Beth Olson, University of Houston
Panelists: Mary McIlrath, UC-Santa Barbara, “Children’s Gender Identity and Its Impact on Computer Use.”
Robin Shannon, Monmouth University, “Obesity and Media Influence.”
Many academic institutions are attempting to develop
a greater awareness, amongst the student population, of the diversity of races
and cultures that make up the United States. However, how can a
"traditional" television production sequence reflect and foster these
broader goals of the university? Miami University's campus and community
populations are largely
Caucasian and the university, and yet is striving to create a more diverse and enriching educational environment.
In conjunction with Miami University's Office of Multi-cultural Affairs, the Communication Department decided to base one of our four weekly student practicum productions on issues related to diversity on campus. The show is called, "A Different Point of View." Television practicum is a required course for Mass Communication majors. These studio productions, including "A Different Point of View," are cablecast across campus and the community. Professor Carthell and Ms. Corbin act as the hosts of the program. The panelists will report on results and observations after one year of producing the program at Miami University.
Panelists: Sydney Carthell, Assistant to the Vice-President & Director of the Office of Multi-cultural Student Enrichment, Miami University, Ohio
Andrew Marko, Staff Producer, Miami University Television and Instructor, Dept. of Communication, Miami University, Ohio
Temesha Corbin, Assistant Director of the Office of Multi-cultural Student Enrichment, Miami University, Ohio
N240 September 11, 2001: New Communication Technologies in the Aftermath of the Tragedy
CONVENTION-CHAIR SPONSORED SPECIAL SESSION
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: Mark Tolstedt, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point
Panelists: Rasha A. Abdulla, University of Miami, “Online Arabic-Language Discussions of 9/11 and the Aftermath: What are They Saying on the Other Side of the Atlantic?”
Yong-Chan Kim, Sandra J. Ball-Rokeach, Joo-Young Jung, & Elisia Cohen, University of Southern California, “Internet Connectedness Before and After September 11th: New and Old Media in a Crisis.”
Thomas E. Ruggiero, University of Texas at El Paso & Jack Glascock, Illinois State University, “Tracking News Diffusion and Media Use Following the WTC Attack.”
Mark J. Banks, Bruce W. Russell & Jessica Oates, Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania, “Impact and Issues Related to the Use of Communication Technology in Surveillance in the Aftermath of September 11.”
Moderator: Philip J. Auter, University of West Florida
Panelists: Philip J. Auter, University of West Florida, “Cross-Promoting and Corporate Sponsorship of a Student TV Newscast and Companion Website.”
Jay Black, Texas Public Radio, “Public Radio for the Web: A Reporter’s View.”
Jeff Wilkinson, Hong Kong Baptist University, “The International Perspective.”
John R. Turner, Towson University, “Public Radio vs. Student Radio: Webcasting.“
10:30am – 11:45am
N232 NAB/BEA Career Fair Employment Seminar
How to land your first job or your next job – Get expert advice from experienced broadcast professionals and knowledgeable communication educators. Panelists will discuss the current job market; how to best prepare for employment; special challenges and opportunities for minority job seekers; skill sought by employers; how to work the career fair; and how to prepare for job interviews and other employment topics.
Moderator: Alex Hitz-Sanchez, NAB
N231 “If I knew then What I know Now, I’d Have…” Part IV
This panel is a continuation of the previous very successful panels
focusing on our students’ challenging transition from the campus
to the professional world and will once again feature a diverse
group of industry-working recent college graduates who will share
their real-world experiences in relation to the college preparation for their careers.
Moderator: Jerry Adler, Loyola Marymount University
Panelists: Bonni Camen, Talent Agent
Rob Feldman, Internet Managing Editor, KNBC-TV
Jonathan King, President of Production for Laurence Mark Motion Picture Productions
Stephanie Medina, Director, KTLA Morning News
Kevin Shinnick, Executive-In-Charge of Production, Film Garden Entertainment
N233 Who Will Own Radio Tomorrow, What Will They Program & Why Should We Care?
BROADCAST & INTERNET RADIO
This panel will focus on radio ownership changes, programming changes in response to new technologies and consolidation and how these changes will affect audiences.
Moderator: Norm Medoff, Northern Arizona University
Panelists: John Dille, CEO, Federated Media, and Chair, NAB Radio Board of Directors
David Kennedy, President and COO Susquehanna Radio Corp., and Chair, NAB Joint Board of Directors
Kurt Hanson, Publisher, Radio and the Internet Newsletter (RAIN)
N234 Current Issues in Law & Policy
LAW & POLICY
Law & Policy Division’s annual examination of the Hot Topics in
telecommunications policy. Knowledgeable policy experts from inside the beltway provide insight on both the current state of regulatory affairs and the direction policy makers will likely take us in the next year.
Moderator: Dom Caristi, Ball State University
Panelists: Richard Wiley, Wiley, Rein & Fielding, Washington, DC
Barry Umansky, Thompson Hine, Washington, DC
Catherine Bohegian, Assistant to FCC Commissioner Martin
N236 Highest Marks…a Solid “B” or Barely Passing: Grading the
How are local stations, broadcast and cable networks and webcasters doing in covering the war on terrorism? Was 9-11 broadcast journalism’s finest hour? A panel of experts, including a broadcast news historian, grade the coverage.
Moderator: Steve Cohen, Media Consultant and BEA Board
Panelists: Jerry Nachman, Former Managing Editor of the NY POST and former Vice-President of News at NBC
Mike Murray, University of Missouri at St. Louis
Broadcast News Historian
Marci Burdick, General Manager, WAGT-TV (NBC), Agusta, Georgia and past Chair, RTNDA
12:00pm – 4:45pm
N245/246 NAB/ BEA Radio and Television Career Fair
Looking for a career opportunity? Then visit the largest job fair in the broadcast industry. Interview with recruiters and meet hiring managers from radio and TV stations and related industries seeking communications professionals. Presented by NAB’s Department of Human Resource Development and BEA.
12:00pm – 2:00pm
Ballroom A, Las Vegas Hilton: LUNCHEON AND KEYNOTE SPEAKER
Keynote Speaker: Don Ohlmeyer, Executive / Producer / Director / Creator / Entrepreneur
One of the most diversely successful professionals in television history, Don Ohlmeyer can speak with authority on all of the key aspects of the industry for he has reached the top: in programming and administration -- as head of NBC; as a producer and director -- of primetime drama and sports; as a creator of programs -- including the Emmy-awarded "Special Bulletin"; as an entrepreneur -- through his own company Ohlmeyer Communications.
To quote Bob Wright, Chairman of NBC: "Don's thing is winning. He shows up and good things happen." And Al Michaels, ABC's NFL Monday Night Football anchor says of him: "Don is not afraid of anything. He doesn't feel compelled to do anything for political reasons or do things because he's supposed to."
TO HIS CREDIT:
1999 (and 1972-1977). Producer of ABC's NFL Monday Night Football
1993-99. As President, NBC West Coast, moved the network from 3rd to lst Place in ratings while making it the only one of six broadcast networks to be profitable. Oversaw NBC Entertainment, NBC Studios and NBC Enterprises; launched such hits as Friends, ER, Homicide, Frasier, Providence, Will and Grace, and Late Night with Conan O'Brien.
1982. Formed Ohlmeyer Communications Company (OCC), a full-service advertising agency, marketing firm, and television consulting operation for clients such as NFL, NHL and Major League Baseball.
Some other career highlights: Producer, Emmy Awards Show; created and produced, in conjunction with Bob Pittman, The MTV Awards Show; creator and producer of: Fast Copy, a magazine format series; a series of reality specials for ABC, Crimes of the Century; the critically acclaimed prime-time series, Life Stories for NBC; The Skins Game, the most successful made-for-television golf franchise ever, now in its nineteenth year on the air. Executive Producer of NBC's coverage of the Super Bowl and the World Series and the television movie The Golden Moment: An Olympic Love Story; Producer and Director for three ABC Olympic Broadcasts and developed Superstars for television.
Member: Director's Guild of America; Writer's Guild of America; Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.
TO HIS HONOR:
16 Emmy awards, 2 Peabody Awards, 3 Humanitas Awards, Cine Golden Eagle Award, Miami Film Festival Award, National Film Board Award, GLAAD Media Award.
1967. B.A. Communications (with emphasis on Drama and Creative writing) Notre Dame.
2:15pm – 3:30pm
N231 Everything Writers/Producers Always Wanted to Know About Entertainment Law, but Were Afraid to Ask
WRITING, LAW & POLICY
The exciting thing about law is that it is changing constantly -- but that is a challenge for anyone working in the electronic media, especially for writers and producers. What is the latest on copyright law or the right of publicity or other laws affecting intellectual property? How do writers and producers protect their ideas and maximize the fruits of their creative efforts? This panel, which includes Guild and Hollywood representatives, will answer these questions.
Bensman, University of Memphis, “Hot Topics and Recent Developments in
Intellectual Property Law.”
Greg Victoroff, Los Angeles-based Entertainment Attorney, “Writing the Docu-drama and other Fact-based Programming;” plus “How to Protect Your Ideas.”
Miriam Smith, San Francisco State University, “Guild Protections and Benefits for Writers and Producers.”
N232 Teaching Interactive Multimedia: Strategies and Techniques
COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY, CCA, WRITING
How is interactive multimedia production different from linear electronic media? What challenges and opportunities does IMM present to electronic media students and to educators? This roundtable discussion will address IMM development and production from a design team perspective, each panelist representing one of the major parts of the IMM design team, and will present strategies and techniques the panelists use in their classes. A question/answer session and discussion will follow.
Moderator: Kevin Reynolds, James Madison University
Panelists: Larry Elin, Syracuse University, “Programming.”
Dietrich Maune, James Madison University, “Design.”
Rustin Greene, James Madison University, “Writing.”
Respondent: Cassandra Van Buren, University of Utah
N233 Conversation with a Television Historian
Albert Abramson, a retired CBS television engineer, biographer of Vladimir Zworykin and author of a two-volume technical history of television, worked with a variety of programs and stars such as Red Skelton, Dinah Shore and Carol Burnett. He is a collector of television history books and documents and knew many of the important Pioneers. The session will focus on Albert Abramson’s research with TV pioneers, labs and his historical writings. This session combines a round table interview with two academic historians and authors, and audience questions and comment.
Moderator: William Silcock, Arizona State University
Panelists: Albert Abramson, Retired, CBS
Donald G. Godfrey, Arizona State University
Christopher H. Sterling, George Washington University
N234 The Origins and Power of Public Radio: A Cross-Cultural Study
BROADCAST & INTERNET RADIO
Although public radio in the United States has been almost an afterthought in the development of the medium, in other nations and cultures public and community radio have been its cornerstone and dominant operational model. This panel will explore the origins, development and the function of public radio in variety of cultural settings.
Moderator: Bob Lochte, Murray State University
Panelists: Bob Lochte, Murray State University, “Public Radio in the US.”
Andrew Crisell, University of Sunderland, “BBC Radio Service.”
Don Godfrey, Arizona State University, “The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.”
Robin Orvino-Prouix, Murray State University, “Public and Government Radio Services in Korea.”
N235 Interactive TV and Enhanced TV Experience as Future Revenue
Source for TV Networks: The Market Outlook and Technological Developments
COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY, MANAGEMENT &
Interactive TV and enhanced TV features on the Web have received enormous attention from the TV industry as the future direction of TV technology development. Enhanced TV includes all the features of the Internet that can improve the viewing experience of TV viewers. This panel will discuss the technological development in enhanced TV features on the websites of TV stations and networks and the market outlook for TV commerce on web sites of TV stations and Interactive TV.
Moderator: Louisa Ha, Bowling Green State University
Panelists: Rick Mandler, Vice President and General Manager, Enhanced TV, Walt Disney Internet Group, “Enhanced TV: The ABC Experience.”
David Witus, Director of Content Programs, the Microsoft TV Group, “Interactive and Enhanced TV Technology Development for TV Viewers and Computer Users.”
Todd Lash, Senior Vice President, Respond TV, “Program Enhancement Experience with Respond TV’s Enhanced TV Data Distribution Network.”
Jim Stroud, Sr. Analyst & Editor, The Carmel Group, “TV Commerce Market Outlook.”
T. Y. Lau, University of Washington, “International Outlook for Enhanced TV and Interactive TV: Prospects in Hong Kong and the United States.”
N236 Educating Tomorrow’s Broadcasters: World Views
This panel brings together broadcast educators from the transitional countries of Central Europe, the South Pacific, and the U.S. to look at a variety of ways broadcast education is developing around the globe. Together, the panel offers a compelling view of opportunities in the new millennium and innovative programs to meet the needs of 21st century broadcasters.
Moderator: Frank A. Aycock, Appalachian State University
Panelists: Frank Aycock, Appalachian State University, “Preparing Tomorrow’s Broadcasters for the Global Village: International Internships.”
Brian Pauling, Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology, “Immersing the Student in Broadcasting – Sinking or Swimming at CPIT.”
Ruth Zanker, Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology, “Educating Pacific Island Broadcasters: New Zealand’s Multicultural Experience.”
Marek Szopski, Warsaw College of Communication and Media, “Transitioning Broadcast Professionals in a Transitional Society.”
3:45pm – 5:00pm
N231 The Internet As a Small-Market Radio Station Promotional Tool
BROADCAST & INTERNET RADIO
The combination of radio and the Internet has been solidly documented as a cross media success for many advertisers. However, to what extent does the medium itself share in this success as it utilizes the Internet as a promotional tool? This panel of industry experts will examine past and present promotional executions as well as explore possible future opportunities for small market radio stations to consider as the Internet continues to grow and change.
Moderator: Scott Hamula, Ithaca College
Panelists: Scott Hamula & Dr. Wenmouth Williams, Ithaca College, “A Study of the Internet as Small Market Radio Station Promotional Tool.”
David Casper, Senior Vice President/Internet Services, Radio Advertising Bureau
Patric J. Miller, President/CEO, Access Broadcasting
George Kimble, President/Owner, The Radio Group & TheBestInYourTown.com
CCA, PAC, COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY, MANAGEMENT & SALES
Electronic media production management and management of the production business are compelling topics, of significant importance to media students and educators. The panelists will briefly describe their course, its goals and objectives, and challenges they have encountered. Then, the panelists will participate in a roundtable discussion about issues they address, and strategies and techniques they use. A question/answer session and discussion will follow.
Moderator: Rustin Greene, James Madison University
Panelists: Scott Barnett, Quinnipiac University, “Interactive Multimedia.”
Todd Evans, Drake University
Steven Krahnke, Indiana University, “Video & Television.”
Mary Nichols, Middle Tennessee State University, “Video & Television.”
Jerry Sexton, Denver University, “Interactive Multimedia.”
Mary Kay Switzer, California State University, Pomona, “Video & Television”
Gary Wade, Drake University, “Video & Television”
N233 Teaching Writing and Production in a Convergence Environment
Past BEA sessions on convergence have drawn significant attendance and interest. The number of schools dealing with the issues at the curriculum, teaching, and/or newsroom level continues to grow. Last year we presented a panel on how (or how not) to develop the Convergence Curriculum. This session will continue in that direction, with representatives from schools of varied sizes.
Moderator: Max Utsler, University of Kansas
Panelists: David Burns, University of Maryland
Steve Anderson, James Madison University
Norbert Tatro, Roosevelt University
Bob DeMaria, Washington & Lee University
Mary Jackson-Pitts, Arkansas State University
Respondent: Rick Musser, University of Kansas
N234 On the Job at the Olympics: Students and Faculty at the 2002 Games
International Sports Broadcasting (ISB) trained and employed about 400 university students and faculty for its television broadcasts of the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City. Students, faculty and an ISB representative will assess the program’s educational impact and its compatibility with university broadcast curricula. ISB has trained students since the 1984 Olympics, and the panel will also discuss the outlook for students and faculty at future Games.
Panelists: Jim Owens, Asbury College, “No Interns Here: What Students Learn and Do at the Olympics.”
Cami Barney, Southern Utah University, “A Student’s Perspective on the ISB Program.”
Andrea Zundel, Southern Utah University, “A Student’s Perspective on the ISB Program.”
John Armstrong, University of Utah, “Survey of Student Participants.”
Jon Smith, Southern Utah University, “Retaining the Professor, Reevaluating the Curriculum.”
N235 The Impact of TiVo and Other PVRs on the Television Broadcasting Industry
MANAGEMENT & SALES
Industry/academic panel examines the influence of TiVo and other PVRs on the television industry, especially with regard to changing audience behavior in an asynchronous viewing environment. New research will be presented and threats to the status quo will be discussed by broadcast and new media industry experts.
Moderator: Douglas Ferguson, College of Charleston
Panelists: Douglas Ferguson, College of Charleston, and Elizabeth Perse, University of Delaware, “Audience Satisfaction Among TiVo Users: A Comparison of Two National Samples.”
James R. Walker, St. Xavier University, and Rob Bellamy, Jr., Duquesne University, “What Research on Remote Control Devices Can Tell us About Personal Video Recorders.”
Andrew Wolfe, SONICblue Chief Technical Officer, “The Impact of ReplayTV 4000 and Similar Devices on the Television Broadcasting Industry.”
Leenie Ruben, NextResearch Chief Strategic Officer, “The Impact of PVRs on Consumer Television and Movie Viewing Behavior and the Implications for Content Providers, Cable and Satellite Providers, Advertisers, and Hardware Manufacturers.”
N236 Voter News Service and the 2000 General Elections:
What went wrong?
The 2000 General Election pushed a previously understated organization involved in the tabulation of sample percents and exit polling for the major TV networks, AP and CNN into the spotlight. Voter News Service has been the “fall guy” for what happened on election night in Florida on that fall. Questions to discuss in this panel include: What is the role of VNS for elections? What went wrong on election night? How might have it been avoided? Were the networks too quick to call the race in Florida?
Moderator: Kate Ksobiech, University of Wisconsin- Whitewater and Voter News Service
Panelists: Doug Spero, Meredith College
Travis Linn, University of Nevada-Reno Professor,
Reynolds School of Journalism
Phillip Meyer, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Knight Chair in Journalism,
N237 Facilitating Exchange Between the Trade and Academe: How to Get Published in Trade Publications
Many schools have incorporated creative scholarship or publications in trade journals as research productivity. This panel will discuss ways that broadcast educators can exchange their views with industry professionals in trade publications. Editors of leading trade publications will talk about the topics that they consider for academics to submit their views and the criteria for their editorial decisions.
Moderator: Louisa Ha, Bowling Green State University
Panelists: Harry Jessell, Editor, Broadcasting and Cable, “Publishing Research and Articles in Broadcasting and Cable.”
Chuck Ross, Editor, Electronic Media, “Publishing Research and Articles in Electronic Media.”
Tom Wetmore, Editor, Digital Television, “Publishing Research and Articles in Digital Television.”
Travis Smith, Editor, Variety, “Publishing Research and Articles in Variety.”
5:15pm – 6:30pm
N231 POST CONVENTION MEETING WITH DIVISION CHAIRS