BEA 2003 Program


7:30-8:45 AM              Coffee with the OBEA: Focus on Student Development


            Members of the Oklahoma Broadcast Education Association will discuss several annual events which directly benefit students.  Among these events will be OBEA’s Annual Student Competition.  Panelists will share details regarding entry categories, rules, judging, budgets, awards, and ceremonies.  A sample reel from the 13th Annual OBEA Student Competition will be shown.  OBEA members will also share information about annual student seminars and enhancing faculty-industry relations

9:00-5:00 PM              Convention Registration


9:00-5:00 PM              Exhibit Hall


9:00-5:00 PM              Placement Center


9:00-5:45 PM              Faculty Lounge and Email


9:00-2:00PM               Broadcast Research Initiative (BRI)

N264               The BRI Research Regional Meeting brings together BEA members and research professionals in a common forum to discuss issues and practices relevant to the broadcast industry.  From 9 AM to 3 PM, sessions are scheduled in room N264.  All BEA convention participants are invited to attend. Click here to see the BRI Program.

9:00-5:00 PM              Technology Demonstration Room

N240/N242     Leading-edge technology companies are on-hand to exhibit their latest technologies and software with the higher education market in mind.  This is a chance to wander in, chat and see the technology for yourself.  You can speak to representatives of these companies about their products and get the information you need.  The following companies and products are on-hand today:

Apple Computer                    

At this year's BEA Convention, Apple will be showcasing its industry-leading broadcast and video solutions for education.  See Apple's full digital video workflow in action, with applications like Final Cut Pro, Final Cut Express, Shake and DVD Studio Pro.  Plus, stop by the new Apple Hands-On Classroom for a free training session on these tools led by an Apple Certified Trainer.  Apple's digital video tools are rapidly becoming the choice of a growing number of industry professionals.  Learn how to give your students a competitive advantage by teaching these tools in your courses.


As the premier provider of digital nonlinear editing, audio, and animation tools to the film and television industry, Avid has always brought the same professional quality products to education.  From video and audio production to broadcast journalism, filmmaking to 3D animation, Avid offers the industry-leading tools your students need to know to build a career.  A curriculum built around Avid systems ensures that students progress quickly from the basics to the advanced skills required in today's job market.  The ease of use and interoperability of the Avid family of products let students focus on
the idea rather than the interface - and educators on teaching instead of technology.  With Avid systems and networks, schools can attract today's top talent, build the careers of the next generation of media professionals, and stay ahead of the technology curve. For a complete look at Avid's latest products, please visit us at NAB booth number SL300 in South Hall.

Dalet Digital Media Systems       
Dalet Digital Media Systems will be showcasing their new DaletPlus suite of solutions. Clients include, ABC, NPR, BBC, CBC, US Senate and Scottish Parliament to name a few. DaletPlus provides a range of news, media asset management and production tools for broadcast, media entertainment, government, and education. With more than 12 years of experience, Dalet understands the workflows and operations required to effectively manage digital media. This knowledge is embodied into DaletPlus, a reliable solution meeting the exact needs of broadcasters and organizations managing thousands of valuable media assets. Showcasing at the BEA Technology Demo 2003 are the following DaletPlus solutions:
* DaletPlus TV News Production
* Dalet Plus News Interweb  
* DaletPlus Radio Suite
* DaletPlus ActiveLog

Future Media Concepts, Inc.           

Future Media Concepts, Inc., based in NYC, Boston, Philadelphia, Washington, DC, Miami and Orlando is the nation's premier digital media training center. FMC provides a complete range of manufacturer-authorized training in all areas of digital media including non-linear editing, 3D animation, compositing, desktop publishing, sound design, web design and DVD authoring. FMC is an Authorized Training Center for Adobe, Apple, Avid, Macromedia, Sony, NewTek, Softimage, Discreet, Sonic, and Pinnacle. FMC also provides on-site training nationwide. Please join FMC at NAB Booth # SL2302.


Integrating and teaching web technology is easier with Macromedia Education. As the market leader for web tools and servers, Macromedia Education offers special pricing programs, professional development, and curriculum resources for making it easy to teach and use this powerful technology in K-12 and Higher Education. Macromedia makes some of the most popular software tools in use by our institutions including Dreamweaver MX, Flash MX, Fireworks MX and Director MX.

Panasonic Broadcast and Television Systems Company   

Panasonic Broadcast, a long standing supporter of BEA, will again show its latest examples of video technologies.  New acquisition, production and display models will be available for all to examine. Digital acquisition has made great strides in the past few years and this year Panasonic will show an entire line of digital video acquisition designed also to shoot like film. From DV to DVCPRO HD, Panasonic has camcorders that give the cameraperson the ability to shoot in a variety of looks.  Panasonic will also demonstrate a cost effective DVCPRO50 format for the production market. With twice the amount of chroma as DVCPRO, this production format is now priced at a level for any Higher Education Program.  And to show your programs, Panasonic will show new flat panel LCD and Plasma screens.  This equipment plus much, much, more is also displayed at our booth on the NAB floor.


See live demonstration of Macintosh based digital video editing system using Final Cut Pro and Avid Xpress DV. ProMax offers turnkey digital video workstations using solutions from Apple, Adaptec, Adobe, AJA, Boris, Bose, Canon, Canopus, DigiDesign, IBM, JVC, Lowell, Mackie, Panasonic, Pinnacle, Sony, and ViewSonic. Also being demonstrated is the ProMax DA-MAX+, analog to digital/digital to analog media converter box with the following input/output connections: Component, S-video, composite, balanced and unbalanced audio, RS-422, six FireWire ports, SDI, and AES/EBU digital audio ports. You will also find Promax on the NAB floor at Booth SL831 in the South Hall near Apple Computer. See the latest in FireWire drives and RAID storage solutions.

Real Networks                                  

RealNetworks is the global leader in Internet media delivery. It develops and markets software products and services designed to enable users of personal computers and consumer electronic devices to send and receive audio, video and other multimedia services using the Web. Meet with the experts who invented Internet broadcasting and learn about some of the recent advancements in digital audio/video technologies, the popular RealOne Player and Internet radio & broadcasting.  See live demonstrations of how other educational institutions and leading broadcasters are working with RealNetworks to deliver audio, video and rich media to consumers. You will also find RealNetworks on the NAB floor at Booth SL 2909.


Sony Electronics' Business Systems & Solutions Company (BSSC) provides professional products, systems and services for the broadcast, production, education, and government markets, among others. Sony's full line of digital solutions for the emerging broadband era encompass acquisition, production, storage, data management, system integration, digital signage and display.


Want some hands-on time with some of the latest tools for video editing, compositing and animation?  Then join one of the free, hands-on classes led by Apple Certified Trainers at this year's BEA convention.  In the Apple Hands-On Classroom, a new feature in BEA's Technology Demonstration Room, you'll get a chance to test drive the latest Apple and Mac based tools, including:

            • Final Cut Express

            • Final Cut Pro

            • DVD Studio Pro

            • Shake

            • Maya

You'll also learn how easy it is to integrate these tools into your existing broadcast video course curriculum.  BEA conference attendees will be able to reserve a space in a class the day the class is offered ONLY, and space will be limited. 

Apple Hands-On Classroom Schedule

Saturday, April 5, 2003

            • 9:00 a.m. -10:15 a.m.  Intro to FCP

            • 1:30 p.m. -2:45 p.m.  Advanced FCP

            • 3:00 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.  FCP and DVD Studio Pro

            • 4:30 p.m. - 5:45 p.m.  Shake and Maya

Apple Hands-On Classroom Descriptions

Introduction to Final Cut Express

This class will provide a hands-on introduction to Final Cut Express, Apple's newest non-linear video editing software. The session will be focused on educators and show how the new Apple Pro Series Final Cut Express course can be used in high school, college, and university video classes. It will also compare Apple's two pro digital video editing applications -- Final Cut Express and Final Cut Pro -- while demonstrating the differences between the two tools, helping educators choose the right video editing tool for their curriculum.  No video editing experience is necessary.  Computer and Mac OS familiarity recommended.

Introduction to Final Cut Pro

Final Cut Pro has created a paradigm shift in the worlds of video and film post-production.  In this hands-on class, students will edit a 30-60 second video project. Content will include an overview of the Final Cut NLE interface, keyboard navigation, marking in and out points, insert and overwrite editing, transitions, and titling.  Students will also learn about using the internal audio meters, setting audio levels, and keyframing audio to mix ambiance, music, and voice tracks.  No video editing experience is necessary.  Computer and Mac OS familiarity recommended.

Advanced Final Cut Pro featuring Color Correction

In this fast paced hands-on class, students work with Final Cut Pro’s real-time color corrector to fix improperly balanced video, learn to use and read Final Cut Pro's internal waveform and vectorscope monitors to ensure broadcast legal video, and create stylized looks -- including the “Pleasantville look,” a Black & White world with strategic highlights of color.  The class will cover advanced titling techniques, how to create a

“film look,” and how to make filter packs.  Prior Final Cut Pro experience is required.  The Introduction to Final Cut Pro class at BEA does not qualify.

From Creation To Delivery: Using Final Cut Pro and DVD Studio Pro Together

With Final Cut Pro 3 and DVD Studio Pro on your SuperDrive-equipped Power Mac G4, you’ll have a complete digital creation and delivery system with unmatched features and unparalleled ease of use. This combo-class focuses on the synergy between Apple Computer’s Final Cut Pro and DVD Studio Pro applications. This hands-on class will show how to create chapter and compression markers, alternate audio tracks, and alternate video angles in Final Cut Pro.  Students will learn about MPEG 2 compression, creating Dolby Digital audio tracks, adding DVD-ROM material, and the requirements for creating graphics for broadcast.  The class will then assemble a short DVD project.  Students will learn about multiplexing a final DVD and then preparing it for large scale

replication or one-off burning it on their Mac.  No video editing experience is necessary.  Computer and Mac OS familiarity recommended.

Compositing and 3D Animation at Its Best: Shake and Maya on the Mac

Did you know that you can do powerful video compositing and 3D animation on your Mac?  In this hands-on class, participants will learn the fundamental operations and nterface of Shake and Maya on the Mac. This session will show a number of features, including rotoshape and paint tools, the curve editor, keying with the Primatte and leylight proprietary keyers, matchmoving, log/linear  conversions, retiming, combination keyer techniques, to name just a few.  Some experience with compositing and animation is preferred.

Saturday Session 1, 9:00-10:15 AM

N229/230:       Scholar-To-Scholar Competitive Papers (BOARD)

Moderator:       Michael Ogden, Central Washington University

Panelists:          Hyun Kim, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point
"From ESL Training to Broadcasting Workshops for Foreign Students: UWSP Sisterhood"

J.M. Dempsey, University of North Texas
“The Light Crust Doughboys: Texas Radio in the 1930s and '40s”

Leo Gher, Southern Illinois University
“The History and Development of Electronic Mass Media in Post-Yugoslav Times”

Johanna Cleary, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill “Pricking the American Conscience:  The Early Radio Career of Charles Kuralt”

Walter McDowell, University of Miami & Steven J. Dick, Southern Illinois University
“Using Standard Arbitron Ratings to Estimate Relative Commercial Zapping Among Radio Stations

Lei Chen, University of Alabama,
“Gender and Developmental Level in the Appeal of Cartoons Featuring Male versus Female Lead Characters”

Veena V. Raman, Pennsylvania State & Stephanie Broge, Universitat Leipzig, Germany.
“New Media use Among Students in the United States and Germany: A Cross-National Study”

Randyll K. Yoder, Elizabethtown College & Beverly Yoder, Harrisburg Public Schools. 
“When Rabbit Ears Just Aren’t Enough: Rural Television Audiences and Their Responses to cable and Satellite Providers”

David Ozmum, Ouachita Baptist
“Teens, TV, Sex and the City: An aggregate Analysis.”

James Wall, Southern Illinois Carbondale
“The TV Industry Speaks: An Exploratory Investigation Into the Current Challenges, Opportunities, and Potential Uses for   Digital Television and Ancillary Services”

Williams W. Anderson, Central Michigan
“Beyond “Because  I said so”: Establishing a Protocol for the Ranking of Prosocial Merit in Children's Television Programs”

Joan Giglione, California State University, Fullerton
"When Broadcast and Internet Audiences Collide: Internet Users as TV Advocacy Groups"

Jacob Podber, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale
"Communication Technology in Rural Appalachia: The Next Generation's Virtual Communities on the Net"

Ya-Ching Lee, National Sun Yat-Sen University,
"Implications of Self-Regulatory Efforts in Media Industry for the Internet."

Kris M. Wilson, School of Journalism University of Texas at Austin,
"Television Weathercasting: A Baseline Study that Identifies a Chromakey Ceiling"

Miao Zhang, School of Telecommunications, Ohio University,
"Localization Analysis of Science and Technology Web News: A Case Study of Asia Oriented to China"

Rick Shriver, Ohio University
“Malaysian Media: Ownership, Control and Political Content”

Gregory Pitts, Bradley University
“Job Satisfaction Among the New Generation of Private Radio Station Employees in Bulgaria”

Lyombe Eko and Natasha Tolstikova University of Maine
“Converting Electronic Swords into Commercial Ploughshares: Regulation of Electronic Commerce in the United States and Russia”

James Piecowye, Zayed University College of Communication and Media Sciences
“A Theoretical Side Road to Understanding the Media Culture in Dubai Channel 33”

William G. Christ, Trinity University
“So Why do You Want to be a Chair?”

Brigitta R. Brunner, Auburn University & Bradford L. Yates, State                    University of West Georgia
“Student E-mail Use: What Factors Have an Impact”

Melissa Lee Price, Staffordshire University & Andy Lapham, Thames Valley University
“The Cyber Class:  Factors Affecting Student Satisfaction”

Jonathon J. Lloyd, Florida State University & Catherine A. Luther, University of Tennessee
“Developing a Successful Resume Tape: A Guide for Students in Broadcast News”

N227/228:       Promoting Your Campus Radio & Cable TV Stations

            With limited department budgets, how do you promote your campus media?  Learn successful strategies in station promotion from the media advisors who manage campus radio and cable tv stations.  Integrated promotions with newspaper, radio & cable; program guides, jingle campaigns, bumper stickers and banners – creative & inexpensive ways to increase your visibility within the marketplace. This poster session provides innovative examples of station promotion with lots of samples to take back and try on your own campus

            Moderator:       Maryjo Adams Cochran, Sam Houston State University

            Panelists:          Marjo Adams Cochran, Same Houston State University

                                    Gregory Adamo, Richard Stockton College of New Jersey

                                    John Oderdonk, San Antonio College

                                    Sharon Evans, Western Illinois University

                                    Paul Creasman, Azusa Pacific University

                                    Philip A., Thompsen, West Chester University

                                    Brenda Jaskulske, Texas Woman’s University

N225/226:       Teaching Introductory Scriptwriting (WRIT)

The panel’s focus is pedagogy; bringing to colleagues the accumulated experiences learned through years of teaching.  We all have assignments and teaching methods that work for us, and we want to share these with others who give teaching effectiveness their highest priority. In addition to four presentations, panelists will have available for distribution course syllabi, including aims, requirements, reading assignments, schedule of script deadlines, and class handouts.

            Moderator:       Anthony Friedmann, Mount Ida College

            Panelists:          Peter Orlik, Central Michigan University

                                    “Teaching Copy writing”

                                    Marilou Johnson, James Madison University

                                    “Developing a Writing Portfolio in a Basic Scriptwriting Course”

                                    Kevin Reynolds, James Madison University

                                    “Writing for Multimedia”

                                    Stuart Hyde, San Francisco State University

                                    “Conceptualizing and Writing for Ears and Eyes”

N223/224:       Starting and Programming Internet Radio (BIRD)

            Participants will discuss the technical and logistic requirements needed to start a College Internet Radio station, update the audience concerning RIAA regulations Regarding the use of copyrighted music, and offer insight concerning the restoration

of historic audio as an additional programming resource

            Moderator:       TBA

            Panelists:          William Greico, Hillsborough Community College

                                    “Starting an Internet Station”

                                    Michael Rabaut, Hillsborough Community College

                                    “Technical Requirement of Internet Radio”

                                    Bruce Mims, Southwest Missouri State University

                                    “RIAA Licensing Requriements”

                                    Valina Eckley, University of Wyoming

                                    “Restoring Historical Audio for the Internet”

                                    Anthony Fellow, California State University, Fullerton

                                    “Tapping the Potential of Internet Radio”

            Moderator:       Michael Brown, University of Wyoming

N235/237:       Keeping Ahead of Our Next Generation of Students

(2Yr/Sm Col)

As current broadcast technologies continue to meld with emerging media technologies, instructors are finding it increasingly difficult to keep ahead of each incoming class of new students. This panel will explore what has or hasn’t worked at several academic institutions in being prepared to provide current theoretical and practical educational experiences for our next generation of students

Moderator:       Ron Weekes, Brigham Young University—Idaho

Panelists:          Glen Ballard, Gwinnett County Public Schools

                        “Case Studies In K-12 and Beyond”

                        Jim Townley, Chattahoochee Technical College

“Button Pushing Versus Aesthetics: Training Our Students”

Gerald R. Jensen, Automated Data Systems

“Choosing the Right Solution”

Respondent:     Robert Mott, York College of PA

N233:              Sports Wannabees: What Do We Do With Them when There Are No Jobs or Are There? (News)

The biggest challenge faced by broadcast news faculty is students who dream of being the next ESPN SportsCenter anchor.  If there is a lack of TV news jobs there are even less in sports. Do you encourage or discourage the sports wannabees?  Panel includes faculty who believes in encouraging students to get into sports as well as those who feel the student needs to be discouraged and face reality that the road into sports is often through the news track

Moderator:       Ken Fischer, Southern Illinois University Carbondale

Panelists:          Craig Allen, Arizona State University

                        “Careers in Sportcasting: Passing Muster with Consultants and Headhunters”

                        Dave McCann, KLAS-TV, Las Vegas

                        “On the Goal Line: Job Searching on the Front Lines”

                        Susan Keith, Arizona State University

                        “Convergent Sports? What We Can Learn from our Print Colleagues about the Job Market”

                                    Anthony Moretti, Ohio

                                    Transitioning from the Newsroom to the Classroom”

N236:              Mohawks, Lettermen and Principles: A Gathering for High School Radio Instructors (BOARD)

A surprisingly high number of high schools have working radio stations.  Although at a state level many of these programs may be aware of each other, this is not true at a national level. This session will be designed to bring High school radio instructors together and explore the unique challenges they face.  We will also address whether there is a need to develop a high school division of the BEA and include high school specific sessions in future conventions.

Moderator: Jenny Stanczyk , Warren Consolidated Schools, Warren Michigan

N219/220:       Race & Media: Integrating Research & Teaching


Attention to racial and ethnic issues in the media is of vital importance in our society.  Besides presenting a wide range of fascinating research of these issues in terms of how media content is produced and received, and on the representation of  varied racial and ethnic groups, the panelists will discuss how the research can be incorporated into a classroom

setting--even a lower-division undergraduate course.

            Moderator:       Rebecca Ann Lind, University of Illinois at Chicago

            Panelists:          Bradley W. Gorham, Syracuse University

                                    “The Social Psychology Of Stereotypes: Implications For Media Audiences (Or, What Are                                                       Stereotypes, Where Do They Come From, And How Do They Affect Us?)”

Fernando Delgado & Bernadette Marie Calafell, Arizona State University

“From Rico Suave To Livin’ La Vida Loca: A Decade Of Evolution For Latino Pop Star Images”

Dwight Brooks & George Daniels, University of Georgia

“The Tom Joyner Morning Show: Activist Urban Radio In The Age Of Consolidation”

Ralph R. Donald, Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville.

“Savages, Swines & Buffoons: Hollywood’s Selected    Stereotypical Characterizations Of The             Japanese, Germans, And Italians In Films Produced During World War II”

Richard King, Washington State University

“Arguing Over Images: Native American Mascots And Race”

Jaideep Singh, Oberlin College

“Interpreting Media Representation At The Intersections Of White And Christian Supremacy”

N232:              Gendered Experiences Across Borders: A Cross-Continent Cultural Trialogue (GID)

This panel brings together a practitioner, policymaker, and an academic in a "trialogue," to examine actions and strategies that enable women from developing countries to improve the quality of their lives and to achieve equality in various levels of society. Panelists will also explore the differences and similarities of living and working in and away from their homeland and will offer positive pointers for future action for growth and survival.

Moderator:       Ann Jabro, Robert Morris University

Panelists:          Elena E. Pernia, University of the Philippines

                        “Minding the Gender Gap: Cultural Immersions and Transitions”

Maria Teresita G. Mendoza-Enright, Bloomsburg University

“Challenges of Mainstreaming Gender in the Development Process ”

Margie Thompson, University of Denver

“Amplifying Women’s Voices Across Borders: Working with FIRE-Feminist International Radio                         Endeavor in Costa Rica”

N239/241:       Annual Telecommunication Act Update (L&P)

The Telecommunications Act spawned unbridled enthusiasm for the new information age.  Seven years later the industry is in disarray.  Many telecommunications companies are bankrupt or rocked with scandal, the cable industry is consolidating, and the broadcasting, seen as a mature industry, struggles to remake itself.  Our panel looks at the changes in policy and law that have occurred this year as part of an annual update to the 1996 Act

Moderator:       Fritz Messere, SUNY Oswego

Panelists:          Kim Zarkin, Texas Woman’s University

                        “First Amendment Issues”

                        Paul MacArthur, Sam Houston State University

                        “Cable Issues”

                        Dom Caristi, Ball State University

                        “Is Anyone at the Commission Paying Attention”

                        Laurie Lee Thomas, University of Nebraska at Lincoln

                        “Privacy Issues”

                        Robert Heverly, Yale University

                        “Intellectual Property Issues”

N234:              The Future of Broadcast Animation (CCA and PAC)

Moderator:       Robert Musburger, University of Houston

Panelists:          Rita Street, Publisher, Animation Magazine

                        “State of TV Animation”

Mary McIlrath, Regents Fellow, University of California, Santa Barbara

“TV Animation Research”

Karen Dufiloh, Academy Award Producer, Pixar Studios

“Computer Animation”

Robert Musburger, Asso. Professor, University of Houston

“Teaching Animation History”

                                    Suzanne Williams-Rautiola, Trinity University

                                    “The Contribution of Animation to Live Action Drama”

            Respondent:     Robert Musburger, University of Houston

N238:              TDR Breakout Session

"Strategies for Delivering Effective Digital Media Training"

Introduction:     John M. Woody, James Madison University

Presenters:        Ben Kozuch, President, Future Media Concepts

Richard Harrington, Certified Instructor, Future Media Concepts

With digital media software and hardware now costing less while being capable of doing more, providing effective training on entertainment technology has become more challenging. How do you handle varying level of experience in the same classroom? How do you draw the line between editing, special effects or sound design? How do you address questions about selecting the right software/hardware platforms? How do you guide student from diverse economic backgrounds on technology purchasing decisions? How do you teach entertainment technology with real-life orientation rather than just "pixel moving"? This session will provide guidance for effective training on the new digital tools.

N264:                                                          BRI: Why We Need the Media Rating Council (MRC)

            A history of the MRC, along with a question and answer session.

            Panelist:                   George Ivie, MRC Executive Director

Saturday Session 2, 10:30-11:45 AM


   Keynote Address, ERICA FARBER, Publisher and CEO of Radio & Records

                        Las Vegas Hilton, Ballroom B

Erica Farber, Publisher and Chief Executive Officer of Radio & Records, climbed the ropes throughout her career in the radio business, becoming one of the industry's most respected and influential businesswomen.  As head of the industry's leading trade publication for business information and marketing innovations, Erica is the driving force behind the delivery of crucial news reflecting the trends and tremendous growth of an industry which is now the darling of Wall Street.  With offices in Los Angeles, Washington D.C., and Nashville, Erica oversees operations for the company's daily and weekly information sources read worldwide by decision-makers at all levels of management in the radio and music industries. During the early years of her career, she held positions at KRTH-FM, KABC-FM, KABC-TV, and KIIS-AM in Los Angeles.  Her advancement grew quickly when in January of 1975, she was appointed General Sales Manager of WROR-FM in Boston and was promoted to General Manager in June of that year.  Her success then led to an appointment as Vice President/General Manager of WXLO-FM, New York, in 1976. In January of 1980, she joined McGavren Guild Radio as Director of Promotional Selling and was soon named Director of Business Development and Promotion.  In 1983, she was appointed Vice President/General Manager of the Radio Marketing Division for the parent company, INTEREP, one of the radio industry's leading national rep firms.  Two years later, Erica was named Vice President/General Manager of INTEREP Marketing Systems and in 1986 was named Executive Vice President/Radio Development of INTEREP.  She also acted as INTEREP's Industry Association Specialist, ensuring the active involvement of the company at various broadcasting conferences. In 1992, after twelve years, she left the INTEREP companies to join Radio & Records as Executive Vice President of Sales & Marketing.  In April of 1994, she was promoted to Chief Operating Officer, and then assumed full publishing responsibilities in January, 1995, and formally changed to Publisher and Chief Executive Officer. Erica has been, and continues to be, a major presenter and speaker at hundreds of broadcast meetings and seminars around the world.  Recipient of the Southern California Chapter of AWRT 1996 Genii Award for Radio, and a 1994 AWRT Industry Award. She is a Past Chairperson (1992-1993) of the Broadcast Promotion and Marketing Executives, member of the RAB Steering Committee for several managing Sales Conferences, past board member and Past President of the Country Radio Broadcasters, to name a few.  She currently serves on The Radio Hall of Fame Advisory committee and the Southern California Radio Advisory Group of the Museum of Television & Radio.  She is the current Chairperson of the National Board of Governors for the March of Dimes Radio AIR Awards, board member of the Broadcasters' Foundation, member of the newly created Advisory Board for the Conclave Learning Conference and is serving a two-year term as Director-at-Large on the Academy of Country Music's Board of Directors. In April, 2000 she received an American Broadcast Pioneer Award by the Broadcasters' Foundation.  She is consistently voted by the readers of Radio Ink Magazine as one of "The Most Influential Women In Radio", topping the list in 2001.  Erica is also on the Board of Directors of Arbitron, Inc

Saturday Session 3, 12:00-1:15 PM

N221/222:       District 2 meeting

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

N235/237:       District 3 meeting

Delaware, Maryland, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Washington DC, West Virginia, Mid-east and Eastern Europe including Russia

N239/241:       District 4 meeting

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

N232:              District 5 meeting

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

N234:              District 6 meeting

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

N236   :           District 7 meeting

            All two-year schools in the USA

N219/220:       Required Interest Division Chair meeting (BOARD)

This session is REQUIRED of all current interest division and of all vice-chairs who will become interest division chairs for the 2003-2004 year.  The session will cover the BEA Interest Division Policy and Procedures manual and help inform chairs of their duties and responsibilities.

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

Panelists:          Steve Anderson, James Madison University

Gregory Luft, Colorado State University

N233:              District 1 meeting

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

N264:              BRI: Career Paths & Teaching Broadcast Research

            This session is designed for students and professors who have the opportunity to interact with industry professionals.  The panel will explore ways to improve ho research it taught and marketed to students.

Saturday Session 4, 1:30-2:45 PM

N239/230:       International “Tag Team” Teaching (INT and CCA)

Having faculty sign-up to teach overseas for a full semester presents various personal, family and professional challenges.  Ball State has utilized the team-teaching approach in Taiwan.  Four faculty travel and teach for 3-4 weeks.  The syllabus is posted on the web months in advance.  The faculty each teach their speciality, enjoy an international experience, have family join them for part of the experience, but do not give up 13-16 weeks.  It works while presenting diverse views and faculty to the students in another country.

Moderator:       Alan Richardson, Ball State University

Panelists:          Maria Williams-Hawkins, Ball State University

                        “Prepping Material for the Overseas Experience”

Michael Gerhard, Ball State University

                        “Working with Students”

Tim Pollard, Ball State University

                        “Developing a Syllabus”

Alan Richardson, Ball State University

“The Team Teaching Concept”

N221/222:       Teaching Long-Form Documentary Video In a Short Attention-Span World (PAC)

Documentaries and documentary-style programs have exploded on television, and the demand for these programs continue to grow.  While many schools teach news and short-form production, far fewer are teaching documentary.  So how will we meet this growing demand?  This panel will examine the issues.

Moderator:       Jay Rosenstein, University of Illinois, Urbana

Panelists:          Kevin Burke, University of Cincinnati

                        Jay Rosenstein, University of Illinois, Urbana

                        Greg Luft, Colorado State University

                        John Else, University of California Berkley

                                    Janice Tanana, California

N223/224:       Research Division Paper Competition

Moderator:       Steven Dick, Southern Illinois University

First Place Open Category:

Tamyra A. Pierce, University of Missouri-Columbia     

“Shared Similarities: Characteristics that Enhance Identification Between

Viewers and Perpetrators Profiled in the News”

Second Place Open Category:

Paul D. Driscoll, Michael B Salwen, Denise M Casey, University of Miami

“The Perceived Influence of Negative Political Advertising in the 2000   Presidential Election: The Third-            Person Effect on “Others” by    Race and Ethnicity”

Honorable Mention Open Category:

Tamyra A. Pierce, University of Missouri-Columbia, Michael T. Stephenson, Texas A & M, and David A.                                     Tschida, University of Missouri-Columbia

“Sensation Seeking, Viewing Motives, and Viewing of Professional Wrestling”

First Place Debut Category:

David D. Kurpius and Karen M. Rowley, Louisiana State University

“Filling the Gap in the Crisis of Civic Communication:  A Comparative Case Study of Statewide Public Affairs Television Channels”

            Respondent:        Alan B. Albarran, University of North Texas

N225/226:       Production Aesthetics & Criticism Division Business Meeting

Carla Gesell-Streeter, Chair

Robin Riley, Vice-Chair/Paper Competition Chair

Gary Wade and Kevin Burke, Faculty Production Competition Co-Chairs

Bill Bolduc, Student Production Competition Committee Chair

N227/228:       Law & Policy Business Division Meeting

Kim Zarkin, Texas Woman's University, Chair

Miriam Smith, San Francisco State University, Vice Chair/Paper Chair

Cynthia A. Cooper, East Stroudsburg University, Newsletter Editor

N232:              Media Production and Distribution: Building Tomorrow’s Systems on Today’s Relationships

(M&S and HIST)

The system of relationships that has supported production and distribution in the U.S. over the last 50 years is changing rapidly with factors such as technology, world events, economics and socio-demographics.  Additionally, well-developed media systems in other countries are now able to rival the U.S. in production quality and cross-cultural audience demand.  It’s a new media world that we face in the 21st Century. But to understand it well, we need to understand its roots.  This panel looks at the development of media production and distribution systems in two vastly different countries: the U.S., a world leader in media production for most of the last century, and Korea, which is now beginning to expand its formidable influence beyond its already-strong presence in Asia.  Among other important topics, we explore the effect of national cultures on the development of these systems, and we suggest the kinds of business relationships and arrangements that will be necessary for future success in the global marketplace

Moderator:       Patricia F. Phalen, George Washington University

Panelists:          Barbara Selznick, University of Arizona

                  "Co-producing Culture: The Rise of International Co-productions on U.S. Television"

                  Sora Park, Kwangwoon University

                  “Effects of the Independent Production Quota on the Competition of National Broadcasters in Korea”

                  Karla R. Fuller, Columbia College

                  “The International Distribution of Specialized Independent Films: The Case of Family Theater”

                  Julie Sandor, Ambush Entertainment

                  “From Script to Screen: Socio-economic Determinants of Script Development”

                  “Patricia F. Phalen, George Washington University

                  ”Entertainment at 33,000 Feet: the History of In-flight Film and Television Distribution”

            Respondent:     Michael Wirth, University of Denver

N235/237:       Studies in Radio Imagination & History (BIRD)

This program provides unique perspectives for educators who include radio as part of the Basic Mass Media course.  Presentations tell the stories of historic radio football coverage, Early Wright--who popularized the Delta Blues, and radio at Jesuit colleges.  The session is a must for those who employ anecdotal teaching materials to stimulate student interest.

Moderator:       Frank Chorba, Washburn University

            Panelists:          Ralph Braseth, University of Mississippi

"Crossing Racial Boundaries: Impact of Early Wright on Delta Blues Radio."

Karen Buzzard,

“James W. Seiler, southwest Missouri State University

“Ratings Conceptual Visionary”

Paul E. Gullifor, Bradley University

"Notre Dame Fighting Irish on the Air."

Corley Dennison, Marshall University

"The Thundering Herd on the Worst Station A to Z."

N236:              BEA Festival: Two-year/Small College Student Competition Awards, sponsored by the Two-year/Small College Division

Christie Kelly, York College of Pennsylvania, Competition Chair

Video Production

First Place

Steven C. Trauger,

York College of Pennsylvania, PA.

“The Final Step”

Audio Production

First Place

Paige Gibson, Grossmont Community College


Honorable Mention

Ruth Castillo-Eggett, Grossmont Community College, CA

“The New iMac”

N233:              Favorite Production Assignment 2003 (PAC)

Everyone has a favorite video production assignment so here’s our chance to share six fresh assignments with fellow production professors.  This competitive session will target rookie production professors who have never presented at BEA before.  Handouts will include instructional objectives, assignment requirements, and critique sheets.  In addition, there will be DVD/Video taped samples for you to take home.

Moderator:       Maryjo Adams Cochran, PhD., Sam Houston State university

Panelists:          William Bolduc, University of North Carolina @ Wilmington


Dave McCoy, Kent State University

“Historical Television Documentaries”

                                    Todd Evans, Drake University

“Carl the Dog”

Michelle McCoy, Kent State Stark Campus

                                    Peter Johanns, Park School of Communications, Ithaca College “The Forman Grill, Oxyclean and The AB Roller; Why creating an informercial is the perfect production assignment.”

Maryjo Cochran.  Sam Houston State University

                                    “Picasso: one eye closed & upside down...seeing things from a new perspective.”

N219/220:       The Integration of Next Generation Technologies into       Broadcast Audio and Video Production Programs (PAC, CT, CCA)

University broadcast production programs are faced with the need to integrate new digital technologies in the classroom.  This panel looks at this integration and its effects on the pedagogy of broadcast audio and video production.  Panelists will discuss how these technologies are implemented; facilitate convergence in the classroom; link educators and broadcasters and transform the ways audio and video aesthetics and content are taught and practiced.

Moderator:       Daniel L. Miller, University of Oregon

Panelists:          Daniel L. Miller and Marshall Bex, University of Oregon

                        “Single Source, Multiple Destinations: Bringing Aesthetics and Content Convergence to Student                                                 Documentary

                        Helena Vanhala, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point

                        “Fast, Cheap, and In Control: DV in Video Field Production Courses”

                        Dennis Dunleavy, San Jose State University

“The Converging Worlds of Broadcast Video Production and Photojournalism”

                        Andre Chinn, University of Oregon

“Nuts, Bolts and Quality Media: Building Environments for Innovative Digital and Audio and Video                         Teaching and Production

N239/241:       A New Generation of Content, Services and the Education of Digital Broadcasters in Southeast                         Asia (BIRD)

This is a unique opportunity to experience an Asian perspective on broadcasting.  The presentations explore the problem of satisfying the radio listener.  Digital radio is changing our understanding of the term "audience," especially within the new  interactive environment.   In proposing a framework to modify existing institutional paradigms, the panel examines the concept of "the listener" as opposed to the  "consumer/user," compares Western and Eastern listening habits, and proposes a "co-producer-consumer" approach to programming

Moderator:       Mel Strait, Washburn University

            Panelists:          Chua Siew Keng, Nanyang Technological University

                                    "Eastern & Western Cultural Models."

                                    Rafael Oei, Ngee Ann Polytechnic (Singapore)

"The Consumer/User & Content Generation in an Education Context."

                                    "Educational & Research Opportunities." 

                                    Darran Nathan, Ngee Ann Polytechnic (Singapore)

Quentin Staes-Polet, IBM (Singapore)

                                    "DAB Content Generation: Case Studies from the Asian Region."

N234:              Broadcast Software International: Digital Radio Production and Automation for the New Media                         Curriculum (SMA and BIRD)

BSI will demonstrate production and programming capabilities of its digital audio/radio software for educational broadcast and internet radio environments.  The discussion will highlight the integration of and transition to digital audio in the media curriculum; will cover the fundamental skills for creation of digital audio programming, including pre-recorded, live, and live assisted production; and will include other media curricula to which the knowledge and skill levels of this digital program is transferable.

Moderator:       Elizabeth Clark, Truman State University

Panelists:          Jim Zix, Broadcast Software International

                        Mark Smith, Stephens College

N238:              TDR Breakout Session

“Creating RealOne Player Content Using Helix Producer and PresenterOne”

Moderator:       Steve Anderson, James Madison University

This technical session will teach audience members how to create content for the RealOne Player. A live demonstration of RealNetworks' latest encoding tool, the Helix Producer, will be given, along with a discussion of video pre-processing and optimization techniques. The Producer's remote encoding and batch processing functions, logging capabilities, and template creation methods will also be covered. Audience members will be introduced to Accordent’s latest authoring products, PresenterOne and PresenterPro. Accordent's tools facilitate the creation of presentations that synchronize audio/video with PowerPoint slides, still images and Web pages. This session will give you all the knowledge necessary to creation cutting edge streaming media content!

N264:              BRI: A Research Town Meeting

            An open discussion on ways to grow the research industry.  Hear from all the industry sectors: TV, Radio, Cable, Studio, Public TV, Vendors, and Trade Associations.

Saturday Session 5, 3:00-4:15 PM

N221/222:       The Biographers of Philo T. Farnsworth (HIST)

Four biographies have been published in the last year on Philo T. Farnsworth’s role in the invention of television.  The purpose of this panel is to bring these authors together for a round table discussion on the contributions, folk-lore and the real story behind the development of television.

Moderator:       Christopher Sterling, George Washington University

Panelists:          Daniel Stashower, Author, The Boy Genius and the Mogul: The Untold Story of Television.  New                             York: Broadway Books, 2002.

Evan Schwartz, Author, The Last Lone Inventor: A Tale of Genius, Deceit, & the Birth of             Television.  New York: Harper Collins, 2002.

Donald G. Godfrey, Author, Philo T. Farnsworth: The Father of Television. Salt Lake City, Utah:                University of Utah Press 2001.

Paul Schatzkin, Author, The Boy Who Invented Television.  New York: TeamCom Books

N223/224:       Research in Progress Competition (Research)

            Moderator:       Mary S. Larson, Northern Illinois University

            First Place:       Deborah Bassett, Ashleigh Pipes, and Travice Baldwin, University of West Florida

“The Role of Attribute-Agenda Setting in Crisis Development: Comparing Media Coverage of the                         Temple Mount Incident”

Second Place:   Kaye D. Trammell and Andrew Paul Williams, University of Florida

“Local News in a Global Venue: A Trend Study of How Local News Stations’ Web Sites Deliver                         Content, Offer Interactivity, Provide Multi-media, and Generate Revenue”

Third Place:      Lisa Mills, University of Florida

“An Analysis of Political Ad Coverage Inside Local TV News During Florida’s 2002 Election”

N229/230:       Student Media Advisors Division Business Meeting and Student Audio Competition Awards

Sam Sauls, University of North Texas, Chair

Dale Hoskins, North Arizona University, Vice Chair
Michael Taylor, Valdosta State University, Newsletter Editor/Secretary

G. Richard Gainey, Ohio Northern University, Webmanager

David Spiceland, Appalachian State University, ListServe Coordinator 

Maryjo Adams Cochran, Sam Houston State University & Philip A. Thompsen, West Chester University of                              Pennsylvania, Student Audio Competition

Student Audio Competition winners:


Best Sportscast

            1st        Brian Skowron, North Texas

            2nd        Chris Dittmer & Travis Huntington, Colorado State

Best Sportscaster

            1st        Travis Huntington, Colorado State

Best Play By Play

            1st        Jarrod Shadrick, U Alabama


1st        Joel Neden, Seymour College / SUNY Brockport

2nd        Jillian Oppegard, Colorado State University

            3rd        Joshua Bryant, SUNY Brockport


1st        Erin Michelle Oesterle, Azusa Pacific University

“ Erin’s Rental Review: Resident Evil”

2nd         Megan Flanagan, Jack Crumley, Deb Snyder & Kat Brown, Bowling Green State

“Haunted Tales Show IV”

3rd        Adam Schlosser, Bowling Green State

“The Bedtime Stories Christmas Special”


1st        William W. Wolfe, aka “Wolfe Kincaid”, University of Alabama

“Lee & Wolfe”

2nd        Peter Fryer, Colorado State University


            3rd        William Chandler, Western Carolina University


1st        William Candler, Western Carolina University

“Systems Shut Down”

2nd        Timothy Johnson, Northwestern College

“97.7 - The New WVOE”

2nd        Erin Michelle Oesterle, Azusa Pacific University

“General Manager PSA”


1st        Mike Santos, Colorado State University

“9/11 Remembrance”

2nd         Christian King, Julie Field, Steve Moenter & Sidney Lawrence, Bowling Green State

“The Joke’s on Us”


1st        Sharon Gaudrea, Colorado State University

“Pagan Student Alliance”

2. Adam Schlosser, Nic Seuberling, Doria Gestand, Bowling Green State

“Bedtime Stories Show #3"

N25/226:      Production Aesthetics & Criticism Division Paper Competition

Moderator:       Robin Riley, University of Cincinnati

Open category:

First Place:       LuEtt Hanson, Kent State University

"Viewer Response to High Definition Television."

Second Place:   Suzanne Williams-Rautiola, Trinity University,

"The Simpsons and King of the Hill: Animated Families Get Real."

Third Place:      George Bagley, University of Central Florida

"A vision of Essences: Gramsci, Lacan, and the Reception Complex."

N227/228:                     Law & Policy Division Paper Competition

            Moderators:     Miriam A. Smith, San Francisco Sate University and Kimberly Zarkin, Texas Woman's University

            First Place Debut:                     Jennifer M. Proffitt, Pennsylvania State University

                                                            “Retention, Modification or Elimination?  A Critical Legal Analysis of the National Television Station Ownership Rule”

            Second Place Debut:                James A. Wall, Assistant Instructor, Southern Illinois University Carbondale

                                                            “In the public interest, convenience and necessity:  It's a heck of a way to run a railroad”

            First Place Open:                      Ya-Ching Lee, National Yat-Sen University

                                                            “Will Self-Regulation Work in Protecting Online Privacy?”

            Second Place Open:                 Otilio Gonzalez, University of Puerto Rico in Arecibo

                                                            “Blocking Mechanisms and Regulation of Objectionable Content in Multimedia Platforms:  Will Convergence Require a Balance of Responsibilities Between Senders and Receivers?”

            Respondent:                 Helena Mitchell, Director, Office of Technology Policy & Programs, Georgia Centers for Advanced Telecommunications Technology

N239/241:       Gender Issues Division Business Meeting

            Maria Teresita G. Mendoza-Enright, Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania, Chair

            Sheila Schroeder, University of Denver, Vice-Chair

            Jennifer Meadows, California State University at Chico, Newsletter Editor

            Teresa Bergman, California State University at Chico, Paper Competition Chair

N234:              Dearth of a Salesman: Developing the Next Generation of Media Sales Professionals

(M&S and MULT)

Five panelists representing media education, sales, and sales consulting will discuss the need for better preparation of media sales professionals.  The next generation faces a changing corporate landscape.  No longer will account executives restrict their ventures to one medium.  Broadcast television time will be promoted in tandem with Web pop-ups, time on the locally owned cable outlet, billboard space, and other media.  Partnerships between educators and sales professionals can convert a dearth of salesmen and saleswomen into opportunities for those seeking rewarding media careers.

Moderator:       Allan J. Kennedy, Morgan State University

Panelists:          Ron Steiner, Broadcast Sales Academy

                        “A View of Media Sales in the Corporate Academy”

                        Charles Warner, University of Missouri, Columbia

“A View of Media Sales in the Collegiate Academy”

                        Tod A. Smith, 4WWL-TV New Orleans

                        “What the Local Television Industry Needs in Media Sales Professionals”

                        Kathleen Keefe, Hearst-Argyle Television, Inc.

                        “What the Corporate World Needs in Media Sales Professionals”

                        Anne Lambrecht, WESH-TV Orlando

                        “Everything I Didn’t Learn About Media Sales in College”

Respondent:     Jannette Dates, Howard University

N236:              BEA Festival: Faculty Audio Competition Awards, sponsored by the Broadcast & Internet Radio Division

David E. Reese, John Carroll University, Competition Chair

Award Of Excellence

Sam Lovato, University of Southern Colorado

“XMAS Party!”

Best Of Competition Awards

Station Image Promo:

Don Connelly, Western Carolina University

“The Met”

Long-Form Production:

Gordon C. Webb, Ithaca College

“Steal Away:  A Slave’s Journey on the Underground Railroad”

Radio Documentary:

Stephen Adams, Cameron University

“Can’t Buy Me Love:  The 1966 Radio Station Boycott of the Beatles”

N219/220:       Hubbing, Centralcasting, Clustering, Checkboarding, Converging, Multichannel Broadcasting,                                     Zoning and Cross-Ownership: Technology vs. Content—The Crossroads of Profitability (News)

The broadcast industry has always dealt with technological change. Moving from Radio to television, from black and white film to color, from film to tape, from tape to live generally improved the way in which the viewer could access local news information. One could also argue that the medium was highly resistant to change in its basic business model. In today’s age of consolidation the business of doing news changes virtually day-to-day and some have argued minute-by-minute. The volatility of the evolving business model for local commercial broadcasting could be the most important factor in the shelving of emerging technologies and the loss of local news content. Panel members will discuss the many different technological and business models being tested across the country and provide background information regarding how those changes could affect local news.

Moderator:       Marie Curkan-Flanagan, University of South Florida

Panelists:          Dan Bradley, VP, News-Media General

“Cross Ownership/Convergence”

Margot Hardenbergh, Fordham


Ken Killebrew, University of South Florida

“Corporate Ownership/Management”

Kenn Venit- Kenn Venit Associates


Nick Lawlor, Senior Consultant, Magid


Linda Levy, BayNews9

“Zoning, multi-channel, convergence”

N237/237:       ATAS College Television Awards Screening (BOARD)

            Selected work from the Academy’s 2002 College Television Awards competition winners will be scree4ned, with a Q & A session.  The screening will show a spectrum of the highest caliber student productions form this nationwide competition.  Program notes will be available.  The presenter and two colleagues from the television academy will serve on the panel for a Q & A following the screening.

Moderator:       Price Hicks, Academy of Television Arts & Sciences

N225/226:       NAB Research Grant Recipient Summaries (BOARD)

The recipients of NAB Research Grants in 2002 will present summaries of the results of their research projects.

Moderator:       David Gunzerath, NAB

Panelists:          Brooke Barnett and Connie L. Book, Elon University

“Bandwidth Bonanza:  DTV PC and the Promise of Digital Business Opportunity for Broadcasters”

Jerry Condra, SUNY-Oswego

“An Investigation of Factors Affecting Training and Recruitment of Entry-Level Broadcast Sales                         People”

                                    Kimberly S. Gregson, Indiana State University

“Increasing SplashBack:  Once We Get the Broadcast Television News Viewer on the Web, How Do                   We Get Them Back?

                                    Herbert H. Howard, University of Tennessee-Knoxville

                                    “TV Station Ownership in the United States:  A Comprehensive Study”

Annie Lang, Indiana University-Bloomington

“News Programming Pacing, Arousal, Memory and Channel Changing”

Andrew T. Sweeting, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

“Strategic Product Choices in the Commercial Music Radio Industry”

N238:              TDR Breakout Session

“Multi Frame Rate in Video”

Introduction:     John M. Woody, James Madison University

Presenter:         Hal Morrison, Panasonic Broadcast

Technology Experts in Multi Rate Video Recording, Panasonic Broadcast Film has always had the quality and versatility not found in video.  Now, with the development of High Definition, video is approaching the quality of film at a very substantial cost saving.  Panasonic has now developed technologies that give the same versatility in video that movie makers have in film.  This session will demonstrate this technology and how it works.  Whether you are shooting a documentary to be shown on PBS (“Lasting Love” shot on our Varicam HD), the Sundance Film Festival (“O beautiful,” 2003 Short Story winner, shot with Panasonic), or on commercial television as seen in “Open House,” shot with our AG-DVX100 DV Camcorder, multi rate video camcorders are the future of video recordings

Saturday Session 6, 4:30-5:45 PM

N221/222:       Teaching the Next Generation about Cultural Diversity Issues and the Media (MULT)

Over the past 30 years, scholars have studies topics concerning race, ethnic and cultural representation in the media.  It has been the duty of educators to find effective ways of sharing that information with students.  This panel is designed to impart some teaching methods used to instruct the “Next Generation” of broadcast professionals about the importance of multicultural inclusion in all aspects of the media.

Moderator:       Bruce Clark, Bennett College

Panelists:          W. Buzz Hoon, Western Illinois University

“Navigating the Planning Stages”

                                    John Sanchez, Penn State University

                                    “Covering Indian Country”

                                    Chuck Hoy, Bowling Green State University

                                    “Teaching Queerly”

                        Shannon Campbell, Kansas University

                                    “Adapting a Systems Approach”

N223/224:       BEA Scholarship Workshop (BOARD)

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.

Moderator:       Peter Orlik, Central Michigan University

N229/230:       Student Media Advisors Division Paper Competition

            Moderator:       Dale Hoskins, North Arizona University

            First Place Open:          R. Wilfred Tremblay, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater

                                                “A Delphi Study on the Future of College Radio.”

            Second Place Open:     Sam Sauls, University of North Texas

                                                “Knowing What’s Yours: Reclaiming Your School’s Cable Channel”

            Third Place Open:         Steven McClung and Jonathan Lloyd, Florida State University

                                                “Student Media Advisor Attitudes on Internet Streaming During Times of Legal Ambiguity.”

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

N235/237:       A Conversation with the Father of Applied Media Aesthetics (PAC)

Herbert Zettl, a retired college professor and writer, has influenced hundreds of media educators and brought legitimacy to the aesthetic study of television and video production.  To a large extent, he is responsible for creating a bridge between traditional theories of aesthetics and contemporary media production; this bridge has allowed academicians to initiate new analytical paradigms for examining media texts.  Presented as a conversation among participants and audience, this session will look at some of Zettl’s more prominent concepts and ideas, and discuss their relevance for the next generation of media aestheticians. The session will combine a round table interview with three academicians and audience questions, and comments.

Moderator:       Manfred K. Wolfram, University of Cincinnati

Participants:      Herbert Zettl, Retired, San Francisco State University

Robert K. Tiemens, Retired, University of Utah

T. Robin Riley, University of Cincinnati

Nikos Mettalinos, Concordia University, Montreal

N225/226:       Two-Year/Small College Division Business Meeting

Jack Dirr, Bergen Community College, Chair

Lenora Brogdon-Wyatt, Livingstone College, Newsletter Editor

N234:  BEA Festival: Student News Competition Awards, sponsored by the News Division

Dana Rosengard, University of Memphis, Television Competition Chair

Tim Brown, University of South Carolina, Radio Competition Chair

The News Competition Chairs have elected to announce specific awards at the Convention. However, some results are known.

Nominations for the student awards come from the following institutions listed in alphabetical order:

Arizona State University
Northwestern University
University of Montana
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Colorado State University
University of Maryland

N239/241:       CBS Television City: Innovation in Television Research Methods and Technologies (M&S and RES)

Panelists will review the technological infrastructure that permits CBS Television City to collect data from television viewers in real time and share these data via the Internet. Panelists will discuss methodological issues relevant in analyzing data provided by viewers who use hand-held devices to respond continuously to television programming. Panelists will consider the role of these technological and methodological innovations in twenty-first century television research.

Moderator:       Gary Corbitt, Post Newsweek Stations

Panelists:          William Evans, University of Alabama

                        “Continuous Viewer Response Data: Theoretical and Methodological Issues”

James Fletcher, University of Georgia

"Evaluating the Effectiveness of Viewer Response Systems"

CBS Television City Research and Technical Staff

N236:              BEA Festival: Faculty Interactive Multimedia Competition Awards, sponsored by the Communications Technology Division

Tim Clukey, Plattsburgh State University, Competition Chair

Inform / Educate (Online):

Best of the Competition:

Paul Parsons, Elon University,

“Elon School of Communications Web Site”

Awards of Excellence:

Rich Beckman, University of North Carolina,

“A Living Stage”

Dr. Jerry Henderson and Songqing Sun, Central Michigan University,

“Broadcast and Cinematic Arts Website”

Inform / Educate (Fixed Media):

Best of the Competition:

Anthony Friedmann, Mount Ida College,

“Writing for Visual Media”

Awards of Excellence:

Edward Lee Lamoureux, Bradley University,

“Introduction to Communication: Allyn and Bacon Video Workshop CD-ROM”

            Fred Wyman, Ferris State University

“He Who Dreamed A College”

Instruct / Train (Online):

Best of the Competition:

Melissa Lee Price, Staffordshire University,

“Technological Innovations”

Persuade / Sell (Fixed Media):

Best of the Competition:

Howard Goldbaum, Bradley University,

“Tri-County Trails for the Future”

Awards of Excellence:

            Jonathan Adams, Florida State University,

“Interactive and New Communication Technology Program (INCT)

N227/228:       The Next-Generation Newsroom: Media Convergence & Newsplex (NEWS and CT)

This panel will explore the manner in which media convergence is affecting the production of news content across media.  The panel participants represent academic institutions affiliated with Newsplex, a cutting-edge facility designed to explore the multiple media newsroom and train the next generation of journalists to work across media.  The panel will discuss related economic, social, and legal issues, as well as examining the practices of a converged newsroom

Moderator:       Augie Grant, Focus25 Research & Consulting

Panelists:          Kerry Northrup, Director, Ifra Center for Advanced News Operations, Darmstadt, Germany

                        Susan Keith, Arizona State University

                        Andrea Tanner, University of South Carolina

N232:              Scholastic and Collegiate Video Production: A Look at the Next Generation of Programs (GID)

This session will explore the growing area of scholastic video production programs and showcase work produced by females and minority students, which will be compared then with collegiate-level student programs as an analysis of the current state of creative and technical skills.  It is natural to display both collegiate and scholastic student video work and learn from faculty evaluators in order to convey the importance of media aesthetics among female and minority students.

Moderator:       David McCoy, Kent State University

Panelists:          Rachel Bobrow, UNLV

                                    “Collegiate Video Production:  Women as TV Producers”

Winona John, Willow Rock High School, Tucson, AZ

“Willow Rock High School:  Native American Student Video    Productions”

Yvonne Whitmore, Kent State University

“Student Television in the 21st Century”

Neemah Clark, Kent State University

“Teaching Students TV Production:  A Multicultural Approach”

Candace Perkins Bowen, Mike Pike, David McCoy Kent State University

“The Bridge Between Scholastic and Collegiate Video Production Programs”

N233:              Perennial Production Pitfalls and How to Avoid Them

(CCA and PAC)

We, as college professors, often teach our courses without much feedback from our peers.  This panel will be an opportunity for panelists and the audience to share pedagogical problems they encounter when teaching the three phases of production.  This panel will discuss common pitfalls encountered in television production courses, and how they avoid them.  Panelists will also describe assignments and/or strategies that have worked particularly well in their classes.  Panelists will show examples.

            Moderator:       Dr. Bill Stanwood, Boston College

Panelists:          Byron Caplan, Ithaca College

“Adventures with Murphy: or How I Learned to Check My Equipment Before I Left the Building”

Gerald Gibson, Elon University

“Digital Disasters and Downfalls”

Jan Roberts-Breslin, Emerson College

“Surviving Convergence: Course Design and Execution for an Introductory Cross-Media Production                         Class”

Barbara Fleming, Marquette University

“Avoiding the Pitfalls of Extra-Curricular Productions”

Mara Alper, Ithaca College

“Evaluating Student Productions: Positive Experiences vs. Pitfalls”

N219/220:       Leadership in Student Media Organizations: A case Study Approach (SMA)

Worried about who your next student general manager might be?  Fretting about the popularity contest that occurs each April when students in your media organization choose their executive board for the following year?  Wondering how your might motivate younger students to volunteer for leadership roles in your student media organization?  Fostering leadership within the student ranks provides many challenges for student media advisors.  This panel of invited papers focuses on several different leadership issues in student media organizations and explores dialogue informed by recent organizational and leadership theory and notions about fostering leadership and negotiating the four-year leadership cycle prevalent on most college campuses today.

Moderator:       Stacey Irwin, Towson University

Participants:      John MacKerron, Towson University

“Case study:  WMJF-TV”

Scott Cook, University of North Texas

“Case study:  NTTV”

Stacey Irwin, Towson University

“An Overview of Organizational Leadership”

Patricia Millin, Morgan State University

“A student perspective of leadership at WEAA Radio”

N238:              TDR Breakout Session

6:30-8:00 PM              CBS Television City tour

CBS Television City is an innovative facility designed specifically to collect data from television audiences. Housed in Las Vegas' MGM Grand Hotel and Casino, CBS Television City features two 25-seat screening rooms equipped with state-of-the-art audience response technologies. BEA2003 attendees are invited to tour the facility, getting a behind-the-scenes look at one of the world's most sophisticated television research facilities. Additional information regarding this event is available online at

6:00-8:00 PM              Best of the Festival Awards sponsored by the International BEA Festival of Film, Video Media Arts


Sponsored by

The BEA Festival had more than 400 entries this year, and tonight we'll show the top 11 creative productions.  The Awards Ceremony features the "Best of Festival" awards given to both faculty and students, along with a screening of the winning works in video, audio, interactive multimedia, news, scriptwriting and in our small & 2-year colleges. Stop by and enjoy the show in our enhanced video/audio presentation room. It promises to be a fun and relaxing evening with a bit of food provided to hold you over until dinner.

Robb Weller and Gary Grossman, the creative CEOs of Hollywood's Weller/Grossman Productions, will MC the evening.  Weller is best known as the former host of "Entertainment Tonight." Grossman is a multiple Emmy Award winning documentary producer. Weller/Grossman Productions is a leader in reality, service, documentary, information and entertainment television with the production of more than 3500 shows.

The Festival is fortunate to have as sponsor, Avid Technology, Inc., makers of the Avid Xpress® DV. Avid is providing 5 Avid Xpress DV PowerPack software packages to the top five faculty winners and 6 Avid Xpress DV StudentPack software packages to the top six student winners. Representing Avid at the Festival are Linda Croson, Avid National Sales Manager, New Media Products and Nicole Adams, Avid Broadcast Account Manager.

BEA Festival: Faculty News Competition Awards, sponsored by the News Division

Best of the Festival Award: Bob Jacobs, Bradley University,

“A Boy and His Dog”

BEA Festival: Student Interactive Multimedia Competition Awards, sponsored by the Communications Technology Division

Best of Festival Award: Laura Buckham, Bournemouth University,

“Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia- A Parents Guide”

BEA Festival: Student Video Production Competition Awards, sponsored by the Production Aesthetics & Criticism Division

Best of Festival Award: Jason Mergott, James Madison University,

“Shadows of the Shenandoah”

BEA Festival: Student and Faculty Scriptwriting Competition Awards, sponsored by the Writing Division

Best of Festival Award Faculty: Kevin Corbett, Central Michigan University, "Monkey Boy"

            Best of Festival Award Student: Mickey Adolph, California State University, Chico

            “Richard’s Doll”

BEA Festival: Faculty Video Production Competition Awards, sponsored by the Production Aesthetics & Criticism Division

Best of Festival Award: Rebecca Abbott, Quinnipiac University,

“Herbert III”

BEA Festival: Two-year/Small College Student Competition Awards, sponsored by the Two-year/Small College Division

Best of Festival Award: Steven C. Trauger, York College of Pennsylvania,

“The Final Step”

BEA Festival: Faculty Audio Competition Awards, sponsored by the Broadcast & Internet Radio Division

Best Of Festival Award: Terry Likes, Western Kentucky University,

“Media Coverage of 9-11:  Responsible or Unreliable?”

BEA Festival: Student Audio Competition Awards, sponsored by Student Media Advisors Division

Best of Festival Award: Mike Santos, Colorado State University,

“9/11 Remembrance”

BEA Festival: Student News Competition Awards, sponsored by the News Division

Best of Festival Television Award: Katie Calautti, University of Maryland,

“IFM Impact”

Best of Festival Radio Award: Josh Davis, Arizona State University

"American Idol"

BEA Festival: Faculty Interactive Multimedia Competition Awards, sponsored by the Communications Technology Division

Best of the Festival Award: Paul Parsons, Elon University,

“Elon School of Communications Web Site”