BEA 2003 The Next Generation


9:00-10:00AM Final Convention Registration


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

N239/241:       Watched TV (CT)

Using satellite technology, the California Community College is bringing “watched TV” to students.  “Watched TV” is compelling content from public agencies and the commercial world that enriches the traditional dynamic of the academic/vocational curriculum.  It redefines the opportunities of Student Success by allowing students to view and analyze real world situations, behavior, vocabulary.

Moderator:       Sherilyn Hargraves, CCCSAT Project Director

Panelists:          William Snead, Grossmont College


                        Sherilyn Hargraves, Palomar College

                        “Building the Infrastructure”

                        Pat Hahn, Palomar College

                                    “Curriculum Integration”

N219/220:       Radio/Music and Communication Ethics (BIRD)

The panel will discuss how the radio industry has changed because of consolidation and technology and how these changes have affected the ethics of both stations and audiences.  In addition the panel will discuss how the Internet has caused students to change their listening and ethical behavior.

Moderator:       Norm Medoff, Northern Arizona University

Panelists:          Rebecca Ann Lind, University of Illinois, Chicago

                                    Ginny Morris, President of Hubbard Radio and Chair, NAB Radio Board of Directors

                                    David Kennedy, President and COO of Susquehanna Radio Corp., and Chair NAB Joint Board of                                                 Directors

Steven McClung, Florida State University

N225/226:       Who is the Client (2Yr/Sm Col)

Have educational institutions lost the vision of student education in lieu of trying to get outside production clients to generate revenue for their programs?  Are these types of projects/presentations necessary or even valuable to the education process?  Do less prepared students get lost in the shuffle or left out of such presentations and are the students still the most important part of a production?

Moderator:       Lee Scanlon, Eastern New Mexico University

Panelists:          Evan Wirig, Grossmont College

                        “Student Productions and the Educational Process”

Troy Hunt, College of Eastern Utah

“Outside the Syllabus:  Student Productions and Educational Value”

Ron Weekes, BYU-Idaho

“Pitfalls and Profits of Outside Extracurricular Student Productions”

N233:              Moving Out: Preparing for the New Mass Communications Building (CCA)

This panel will examine the various stages of acquiring new facilities for the mass communication department, including funding, design concerns, technological requirements, relocation issues, etc.  Attendees will hear from panel participants who have been involved in the creation of several different types and sizes of buildings.  Participants will also have ample opportunity to share and compare their own experiences.

Moderator:       Tom Bohn, Ithaca College

            Panelists:          Jeff Guterman   University of Pittsburgh at Bradford

                                    “Navigating the Planning Stages”

                                    Lenora Brodgdon-Wyatt, Greensboro, NC

                                    “Financing Your Dream Building”

                                    Tom Bohn, Ithaca College

                                    “Essential Facility Needs for 2003 and Beyond”

                                    Bill Dorman, Millersville University

                                    “Transitioning from Old to New”

N227/228:       Aircheck: Making Your Student Newscast a Success (NEWS)

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

Moderator:       Dana Rosengard, University of Memphis

Panelists:          John R. Turner, Towson University

                        John MacKerron, Towson University

                        R.J. de Maria,Washington and Lee University

N229/230:       Management & Sales Division Business Meeting

Linwood A. Hagin, North Greenville College, Chair

            Greg Newton, Ohio University, Vice-Chair/Paper Competition Chair

Lionel Grady, Southern Utah University, Newsletter Editor

Douglas Ferguson, College of Charleston, Web Manager

N223/224:       Newswriting Across Media: Shotgun Wedding or Wedded Bliss? (NEWS and WRIT)

Teaching writing has always been a difficult and central challenge in educating

newspeople. The move in some programs toward media convergence has meant

significant reconfiguration of curricula and course content, as well as additional pressure

on already over-packed course syllabi. At issue are the difference in style between print

and broadcast writing, the amount of time spent on each, and the threat to faculty members' "media turf." This session will explore how programs are addressing the problem in different ways.

Moderator:       John Broholm, University of Kansas

Panelists:          Debora Wenger, Virginia Commonwealth University

                        Janet Kolodzy, Emerson College

                        Robert Papper, Ball State University

                                    Stephen K. Doig, Arizona State University

N235/237:       Academic Publishing in the Internet Age (INT)

The presence of two international media journals on-line raises questions bout such issues as quality control, the editorial review process, and costs and benefits of on-line publishing. At the same time, it also raises questions about what the future holds of traditionally distributed academic journals in our discipline.  These panelists will explore such issues and talk about the future of academic media journals.

Moderator:       Thimios Zaharopoulos, Washburn University

Panelists:          Hussein Y. Amin, American University of Cairo.

Transnational Broadcasting Studies Journal

Yahya R. Kamalipour, Purdue University, Calumet.

Global Media Journal

Frank Chorba, Washburn University.

“The Future of JRS”

Alan Rubin, Kent State University.

“Academic Publishing”

N221/222:       Look Honey, I shrunk the Production Crew (News)

The owners of many television news operations want to save money and improve production values by installing fully automated studios. The systems replace the crew with robotic cameras, the floor director with a blinking light and the control room with one person behind a desktop computer  Is this the future of television news, or just another expensive toy? A group of experts discuss the pros and cons of shrinking the production crew.

Moderator:       Robert Walz, Brigham Young University

Panelists:          Rita Gonzalez, KMGH-TV Bakersfield

                        Steve Taike, KERO-TV Bakersfield

                        Alex Hurtz, Parker Vision Television

                        Thomas Griffiths, Brigham Young Unviersity


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

N239/241:       Current Issues in Law and Policy (L&P)

An annual examination of the issues pending before Congress and the FCC as seen by people “inside the Beltway,” actively engaged in communication law and policy.  This panel will assess current controversial topics and provide an insider’s perspective.  In a few cases, panelists may even be daring enough to predict the outcome.

Moderator:       Dom Caristi, Ball State University

Panelists:          Richard Wiley, Wiley, Rein and Fielding

Barry Umansky, Thompson Hine, LLP

Catherine Bohigian, Federal Communications Commission

N242:              NAB/BEA/RTNDA Career Seminar—How to Land Your First Job or Your Next Job (BOARD)

            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; skills sought by employers; how to work the career fair; how to prepare for job interviews; and other employment topics. 

Moderator:       Alex Hitz-Sanchez, Director, Career Center, NAB

Panelists:          Rebecca Ann Lind, University of Illinois Chicago

                        David Louie, KGO-TV, San Francisco

                        Condace Pressley, SWB-AM, Altanta

                        Brad Saul, Matrix Media, Chicago

N219/220:       Managing Change: Helping Media Organizations in Troubled Times (News)

Broadcast media are struggling with the conversion to digital television and the current cutbacks in media staffing coupled with the conglomeration and convergence of media outlet.  These major changes to the media landscape will force managers to develop new systems for managing these transitions.  Consulting psychologists are trained to help managers effectively manage change and find efficiencies in organizational systems.  This panel starts a much-needed conversation between media managers and consulting psychologists.

Moderator:       David Kurpius, Louisiana State University

            Panelists:          John Fennig, DRI Consulting

                                    “Systems for Media Change:  The Role of the Consulting Psychologists

                                    Jill Geisler, Poynter Institute for Media Studies

                                    “Managers in Complex Media Changes”

                                    Kathleen Graham, RTNDF

                                    “Results from RTNDF Research on News Management Issues”

                                    Steve Ackermann, Executive News Director, TXCN

N229/230:       Multicultural Division Business Meeting

            Terry Scott, Chair, US Department of State

            John Sanchez, Vice-Chair, Pennsylvania State University

            W.G. “Buzz” Hoon, Paper Competition Chair, Western Illinois University

N223/224:       News Division Paper Competition

            Moderator:       John Dempsy

Open:               Joe Bob Hester and Rhonda Gibson, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

"Network Television News Coverage of Gays and Lesbians: An Agenda-Setting Approach"

John J. Lombardi, Frostburg State University

"The Importance of News Anchor Attributes to a Viewers Frequency and Exclusivity of Local                           Television News Viewing"

Shuhua Zhou, University of Alabama

"Effects of Redundancy and Negativity on Cognitive Assessment"

Debut:              Maeve C. Hebert , George Washington University

"CNN's Election Night Coverage: A Comparative Analysis of Election Nights 2000 and 2002."

N233:              Management & Sales Division Paper Competition

            Moderator, Greg Newton, Ohio University

First Place Debut:         ByengHee Chang, University of Florida, and SeungEun Lee, University of Florida

“Devising Strategies for Digital Video Distribution via the Internet: Focusing on Economic                         Properties of Digital Video”

First Place Open:          Fang Liu, Michigan State University, and Sylvia Chan-Olmsted, University of Florida

“Partnerships Between the Old and the New: Examining the Strategic Alliances Between                         Broadcast Television     Networks and Internet Firms in the Context of Convergence”

Second Place Open:     Daphne Landers, University of Florida, and Sylvia Chan-Olmsted, University of Florida

”Assessing the Changing Network Television Market: A Resource-Based Analysis of                            Broadcast Television     Networks”

Third Place Open:         Kenneth Loomis, University of North Texas, and Alan Albarran, University of North Texas

“Managing Television Duopolies: The Challenge of Joining Forces”

Respondent:     Glenda Williams, University of Alabama 

N227/228:       Moving Beyond the Stereotype (WRIT)

Under “stereotype” Roget’s Thesaurus lists the following: “dull,” “habitual,” “indistinctive,” “hackneyed,” “overworked,” and “trite.” This panel will examine the obligation and challenge of teaching students, the next generation of media and broadcast practitioners and educators, to avoid tired, uninspired thinking & writing by creating original stories and multi-dimensional characters

Moderators:     Nancy Meyer, Academy of Television Arts & Sciences

                        Fred Thorne, California State University-Chico

Panelists:          Rob Prisco, John Caroll University

“Slaying Stereotypes: How Producers & Writers on Buffy The Vampire Slayer Approach Topics                         Such as Teen Suicide, Sexuality, Alcoholism & Alienation’

Anthony Friedman, Mt. Ida College

“Truth in Character and Story: Avoiding the Trap of Sentimentality”

Nancy Meyer, Academy of Television Arts & Sciences

“Television Images: The Struggle between What Is (the Commercially Acceptable) and What Should                         Be (Substance and Diversity)”

N221/222:       Grooming the Next Generation: Ideas for Developing our Student Broadcast Talent

(SMA and BIRD)

This panel of media advisors will offer ideas on techniques and tactics for developing our student’s talents in the area of air personality, creative copywriting and production, information delivery, and management.  We will address both on-air (broadcast & internet stations) and classroom environments.  The focus of the presentations is to aid students in finding their “voice” as the future radio gods (or at least demi-gods) of 2025 and beyond.

Moderator:       Michael Taylor, Valdosta State University

Panelists:          Bruce Mims, Southeast Missouri State University

“Turning Copy Into Sound and Voice” (Production Development)

Linda Correll, University of Florida

“Finding Words for the Air” (Creative Copywriting)

Sally Nesselrode, St. Joseph’s College

“Getting Them To the Mic”  (Air Personality Development)

Mark Seignious, Northwestern College

“Getting Them To the Mic” (Air Personality Development)

Michael Taylor, Valdosta State University

“Going Beyond the Air” (Management Development)

N235/237:       The Indispensable Guide to the Internet


“The Indispensable Guide to the Internet” brings a multi-disciplinary approach to an examination of the medium.  Panelists, who come from both academia and the professional realm, will present the latest developments in Internet technology, Internet law, Internet music and radio, the social aspects (including news online) and the international impact of the Internet.  Whether you are looking for a whole-brain approach or one-stop shopping to augment your understanding of a communication technology—this is it!

Moderator:       Frank Chorba, Washburn University

Panelists:          Miriam A. Smith, San Francisco State University

                        “The Latest in Internet Law”

                        Barbara Kaye, University of Tennessee

                        “The Latest on the Internet & Society”

                        Nathan Tyler, Google

                        “The future of the Internet Here & Abaroad”

                        Ted Cohen, EMI Music

                        “Music Online: What Lies Ahead for Internet Music and Radio”

                        Neil Chase,

                        “News Online: Challenges & Opportunities”

N225/226:       Something There is That Doesn’t Love a Wall (News)

An invited panel discusses the blurring of the line between commercials and news, as evidenced by increasing use of newscast content to promote advertisers and their products. The panel will comprise professors who have studied this phenomenon, an expert on media ethics, a news director, and a station manager or sales manager

            This session is dedicated to the memory of Professor Travis Linn, University of Nevada, Reno

            Moderator:       Thomas A. Griffiths, Brigham Young University

            Panelists:          Jim Upshaw, University of Oregon

                                    “Breaches in the Chinese Wall”

                                    Rosemary McCarthy, University of Nevada, Reno

                                    “Selling Cell phones and Barbecues and Locations”

                                    Bob Steele, Poynter Institute

                                    “What belongs in the Newscast, and What Doesn't”

                                    David Koranda, University of Oregon/Koranda Communications

                                    “How Advertisers See the Wall”

12:00-4:45 PM            NAB/BEA/RTNDA Career Fair

            Looking for a career opportunity in broadcasting?  Visit the largest career fair in broadcasting and related industries.  Meet with representatives from radio and television stations and related companies.  This may be your chance to find your dream job!  Presented by NAB’s Human Resources Development Department, The Broadcast Education Association (BEA), and the Radio-Television News Directors Association (RTNDA).

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

N229/230:                     Multicultural Division Paper Competition

            Moderator:       Terry Scott, Chair

            Panelists:          Cindie Jeter Yanow, Southeast Missouri State University

"The Impact of the Federal Communication Commission's Equal Employment Opportunity Rules on                         the Broadcast Industry in The 75th Designated Market Area"

Chuck Hoy, Bowling Green State University

"Queery Advertising:  Companies that Purchase Commercial Time on Prime-time Network Programs                         with a Lead or Title Character who is Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and/or Transgendered"

Shu-Ling C. Berggreen, University of Colorado, Boulder and    Katalin Lustyik, University of                            Colorado, Boulder

"Multiculturalism vs Disneyfication:  How Disney Retells Multicultural Stories as Unicultural Tales"

Laura K. Smith University of Texas at Austin                

"Making Room for Diversity:  Symbolic Space and Talk in a Local Newsroom"

N223/2248:     Non-Traditional Revenue: Bottom-Line Builder for Radio and TV (M&S)

With traditional advertising revenue either stagnate or declining in many markets, television and radio stations have increasingly turned to other sources of income referred to as non-traditional revenue [NTR].  In fact, it was reported in a recent Radio Advertising Bureau survey that 84% of responding stations said that they planned on increasing NTR selling in 2002.  Accordingly, this panel will discuss the current state of NTR as well as present new methods and issues on the horizon.

Moderator:       Scott R. Hamula, Ithaca College

Panelists:     Julie Lomax Brauff, Breakthrough Marketing 

Dan Walding, WUHF-TV/Fox 31

Cindi Harper, KOMP 92.3 FM

Scott Hamula, Ithaca College

“The 2003 Radio Advertising Bureau NTR Survey (results and analysis).”

N221/222:       The Al-Jazeera Media Brand: The Strategy of the Arab World’s First Western Style News Organization and its   Effect on Consumer Communities in the Middle East and Around theWorld (International, M&S, NEWS)

The panel focuses on the Al-Jazeera TV network and website – arguably one of the most significant “emerging” media channels in the Arab world.  Panelists discuss the history of the network, its impact on other Arab media, as well as its impact on Arab viewers – both in the Middle East and in the West.  The effectiveness of Al-Jazeera’s particular “branding strategy” will be discussed

Moderator:       Doug Boyd, University of Kentucky

Panelists:          Philip J. Auter, Mohamed Arafa, and Khalid Al-Jaber

                                                U. of Louisiana Lafayette, Georgia DOT, and U. of West Florida

“Audience gratifications from and perceptions of credibility with

                                                Al-Jazeera TV and website”

Mohammed el'Nawawy. Stonehill College

                                    “Al-Jazeera: A Free Network that has Revolutionized the Arab media and Stunned the West”

Hussein Amin, American University, Egypt

“Arab Media in the Midst of War: The Impact of Al-Jazeera on Arab National and Satellite                               Networks”

Ali Al-hail, Qatar R&TV Corporation  

“The 'Emotional' Impact of Al-Jazeera Satellite Television's Daily Programme 'Under Siege' on                         Ordinary Arab Viewers”

Respondent:     Doug Boyd, University of Kentucky

N225/226:       Cool New Tools: Technology in the Broadcast Journalism Classroom (News)

Teleprompter on a laptop and 360-degree video are just some of the now-affordable technologies that can expose journalism students to real-world situations, and give them a chance to practice their skills before going into the field or onto the air.  This workshop will show educators how they can put these technologies to use in their classroom.

            Moderator:       Deborah Potter, NewsLab, Washington DC

Panelists:          Thomas McHardy, James Madison University

Russell Bellamy, CEO and President of Telegensis, SanAntonio, TX     

Mark Harmon, University of Tennessee

N227/228:       Covering Politics On-Air and Online, aka the E4 Project (Engaging the Electronic Electorate Effectively)  (NEWS)

During the past year ten local television stations participated in a unique study of broadcast-internet political coverage for the 2002 election season. Working with the Radio and Television News Directors Foundation and the Annenberg Public Policy Center of the University of Pennsylvania, these stations tested different methods of paired on-air and online political coverage.   This session will present the findings of the project and discuss implications for future multi-media election and news coverage.

Moderator:       Mark Thalhimer, Radio and Television News Directors Foundation

Panelists:          Roland DeWolk, KTVU-TV

Rachel Gans, Annenberg Public Policy Center of the University of Pennsylvania

Paul Irvin, Radio and Television News Directors Foundation

Brett Mueller, Annenberg Public Policy Center of theUniversity of Pennsylvania

Respondent:     William R. Davie, University of Louisiana

Sunday Session 4, 1:30-2:35 PM

N221/222:       The Medium is the Mentor: Media Facilities to Train the  NEXT Generation of Professionals (BOARD and MULT)

Panelists will discuss the ways in which the Howard University Television Station and the Howard University School of Communications, working together, produce programs that aired. (“Aids and Cable Positive Airing” & The Reading Club”, for example)  Panelists will discuss Morgan State University’s Radio Station’s partnership and collaboration with the Department of Telecommunications.

Moderator:       Alan G. Stavitsky, University of Oregon

            Panelists:          Adam Powell, Howard University, WHUT

“WHUT:  A New Beginning”

Judy Moore Latta, Howard University, WHUT

“Working with the Station and the School”

                                    Jannette L. Dates, Howard University, School of Communications

“Products of our Collaborations

                                    Allan Kennedy, Morgan State University

“Community Focus and Training for Urban Public Radio”

N223/224:       Production Assistant Boot Camp—An Innovative Partnership (CCA and BIRD)

The panel will explore need for and the organizational structure, educational

components, logistics and costs required to create a statewide Production Assistant Training Program. During AY 2001-2002 ninety boot campers (college students from six Connecticut colleges and universities, adult learners and high school students) completed two day workshops sponsored by the State of Connecticut Film, Video and Media Office, Quinnipiac University and Independent Filmmakers of Connecticut. Completion of the workshops afforded participants the opportunity to register for future employment on feature films and television productions manufactured in Connecticut.

Moderator:       Scott Barnett, Quinnipiac University Hamden

Panelists:          Guy Ortoleva, Connecticut Film, Video and Media Office

                        “The need for and benefits of a Production Assistant Training Program”

                        Becky Abbott, Quinnipiac University

                        “Structure and Logistics of a Production Assistant Training Program”

                        Liam O’Brien, Quinnipiac University

“Educational Content for a Production Assistant Training Program”

                        Mark Orner, Southern Connecticut State University

                        “Recruiting a Cross Section of the Population and Evaluating Success for a Production Assistant Training Program”

N225/226:       Revolution and Power: Community Radio in Latin America (INT and BIRD)

            This session explores the power of community radio in Latin America in shaping political change and democratization.  Radio is still the most important medium in the region.  The ability of radio to create social activism and improvements for civil society has the attention of a new generation of media scholars who study community radio in revolutionary settings.   Scholars on this panel include experts on radio and democratization in Chile, Mexico, and Central America.  This session is a must for those teaching international media courses.

            Moderator:       Rick Rockwell, American University

            Panelists:          Joy Hayes, University of Iowa

                                    "Emerging Community Radio in Mexico."

                                    Rosalind Bresnahan, California State University-San Bernardino,

                                    "Community Radio & Social Activism in Chile."

            Noreene Janus, Academy for Educational Development "Sandinista Radio in Nicaragua."

                                    Mario Alfonso Murillo, Hofstra University

“Community Radio in Colombia

Moderator:       James Schwoch, Northwestern University

N27/228:                     Streaming: A Look at the Issues Facing Student Media Advisors (SMA)

This panel will look at the issue of Internet streaming as done by student organizations (college radio) both in the United States and internationally.  The legal and copyright issues facing Student Media Advisors is difficult to understand right now, and is constantly changing.  This panel is intended to give media advisors the latest information surrounding these issues, and to examine the strategies other student media advisors have implemented to deal with the problems associated with streaming

Panelists:          Bruce Mims, Southeast Missouri State University

“The state of copyright for Internet Radio.”

Jeff Wilkinson, Hong Kong Baptist University

“Webcasting royalty issues in Asia:  Not just made in the U.S.A.”

Steven McClung, Florida State University

“Examining Attitudes of College Radio Advisors toward Streaming, Record Companies and the Law.”

Norm Medoff, Northern Arizona University

“Our Decision on Streaming:  What we did at Our College Radio Station.”

N229/230:       Top Teaching Tips (News)

Every journalism professor has developed handouts, class assignments, worksheets, etc. to help with the class. This session will be more than an idea exchange.  Panel members will bring their “top teaching tips for TV news” to the session to share with the attendees

Moderator:       Gary Hanson, Kent State University

            Panelists:          Mike Murray, University of Missouri, St. Louis

Rosemary McCarthy, University of Nevada, Reno

Deborah Potter

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

N227/228:       Ratings, Research and Reporters: What Students Need to Know About Newsroom Research on                         Their First Job (NEWS)

TV news is more competitive than ever, and newsroom research projects and ratings that used to be hush, hush are now shared with everyone from the News Director to the video editor.  Just about any job a student gets in a local newsroom will include exposure to research and ratings.  But since commercial news research is proprietary, it’s difficult to expose students to the kinds of studies they’ll see on the job and explain how to understand them.  In this panel, broadcast research and news professionals will discuss the kind of research students will be expose to on the job and how it will influence their work, no matter what position they take in the newsroom.  They will talk about what they expect students to know when they walk in their newsrooms.

Moderator:       Mary T. Rogus, Ohio University

Panelists:          Gary Corbitt, Director of Research, Post-Newsweek Stations

Susana Schuler, VP News, Nexstar Stations

Scott Tallal, President of Insite Media Research
Jimy Tallal, Television Audience Psychologist

N225/226:       New Directions in Teaching Electronic Media Production (PAC and CT)

The advent of new digital and converging technologies has drastically altered electronic media production environments.  The new Landscape has greatly modified media production methods and values, thus introducing a different set of challenges in the teaching of electronic media production.  This panel will address the digital transformation in professional production environments and teaching facilities, and the pedagogical implications that may result from this transformation.

            Moderator:       Andrew Utterback, Eastern Connecticut State University

            Panelists:          Jaime Gomez, Eastern Connecticut State University

                                    “Non-Linear Editing and Teaching Facilities:  The Storage Dilemma”

                                    Lena Zhang, San Francisco State University

                                    “Integrating Desktop Video Editing in Video Production Class: Problems and Solutions”

                                    Ronald J. Compesi, San Francisco State University

“The New Environment of Field Production”

Ron Osgood, Indiana University

“Student and Faculty Reactions to Teaching/Learning Avid DV Xpress and Final Cut Pro in the Same                         Semester”

Respondent:     Herbert Zettl, San Francisco State University

N223/224:       The Virtual Set on Campus (NEWS)

Campus TV news broadcasts use small studios, hand-me-down sets and lack funding to move to digital.  Technological advances have helped solve some of the space and set issues.  Louisiana State University is the first state agency/university to install a completely computer generated set, which is part of a new digital studio.  The small physical studio space looks more expansive and the set gives student broadcasts a professional look.  Come learn from our experiences with virtual sets.

Moderator:       David Kurpius, Louisiana State University

Panelists:          Bob McMullen, Louisiana State University

                        “Funding and Implementing a Virtual Set for Student Use”

                        Josh Monesson, Viz-Rt

                        “Hardware Issues for Implementing a Virtual Set”

                        Dan Devlin, Devlin Design Group

                        “The Virtual Set Advantage for Campus Application”

                        Kartik Dakshinamoorthy, Devlin Design Group

                                                                        “Designing the Virtual Set for the Campus Setting”

N221/222:       Surround-Sound Audio Production for Film, Video and New Media (CT and PAC)

The use of "surround-sound" audio is nothing new for motion picture soundtracks, commercial music recordings and even some broadcast television programming. And, digital audio technology has made this technique not only feasible at the college level -- but affordable, as well. However, technology often makes something possible before a solid "production aesthetic" can be established. In this session, a panel that represents both academia and the professional audio field will examine teaching "surround sound" at the college level – including important creative/aesthetic implications of these techniques.

Moderator:       Gordon Webb, Ithaca College

Panelists:          Lew Goldstein, Supervising Sound Editor, C5, Inc. -- New York

Jack Klotz, Temple University

Tom Haines, Conservatory of Music, University of Cincinnati

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

N229/230:       Gender Issues Division Paper Competition

            Moderator:       Teresa Bergman, California State University at Chico

Paper Winners:

Chuck Hoy, Bowling Green State University

            “Gay Media, Gay Agenda: Aggregate News Story Agendas Pre and Post 2001 Presidential Inaugural for National                         Gay Media Outlets "The Advocate" and "PlanetOut"

Susan Tyler Eastman, Indiana University and Andrew C. Billings, Clemson University

“Comparing Ethnic, Gender, and National Parity in the Television Announcing of the 2002 Olympics””

Laura K. Smith, University of Texas, Austin

“Getting Framed: How Newsworkers Talk About Women in Local TV News”

N225/226:       Improving Diversity: Can it Happen without Regulation? (MULT and M&S)

In the absence of regulation despite pressure from the NAACP, the Multi-Ethnic Coalition, and public interest groups, diversity in ownership, employment and representation has decreased.  The battle has moved to the trenches, and change appears to be the result of individuals making a difference.  This panel presents an overview of current diversity initiatives, and responses from three minorities working within the system: part of the management team of minority-owned television stations, a public broadcasting diversity director, and a former network vice-president currently developing programming for broadcast and cable nets.

Moderator:       Kathy Krendl, Ohio University

Panelists:          Charles Fox, Ohio University

                        “Diversity Begins and Ends at the Local Level”

                        Cheryl Head, CPB

                        “Training a Diverse Work Force”

                        Brian O’Neal, Sunwoo Entertainment

                        “Diverse Programming for Nets”

                        Charles Clift, Ohio University

                                    Diversity: A Post-FCC Overview

N223/224:       Attack on America: The Effect of International Programming in U.S. Culture (INT)

There has been much discussion on the impact of Hollywood film and TV exports on cultures around the world. Now compelling programming from other nations is being imported into the US and copied by US producers. What impact is this programming having on US programmers producers, viewers, and US culture?

Moderator:       Donald Pollock, University of LaVerne

Panelists:          Jose Soto, Anahuac University Mexico

“Migrating Media: Mexican Television in the US.”

                                    Paul Norris, Head, New Zealand Broadcasting School

"Culture Flows: a view from Middle Earth."

Dave Keskeys, Head of School of Art, Media and Design. University of Gloucestershire. England

“The US as a TV market place - what travels well across the Atlantic?”

N221/222:       Radio Studies & Programming Automation: Conversations with two Automation Pioneers. (BIRD)

Besides presentations on radio history, this session features two

prominent program automation pioneers, Hank Landsberg & Paul

Schafer. The National Association of Broadcasters recognized Paul Schafer, “The Father of Automation,” with its Radio Engineering Achievement Award in 2002.  Schafer installed automated broadcasting systems in more than 1,000 stations between 1956 and the late 1980s.  Hank Landsberg was Director of Engineering for Drake-Chenault, radio’s preeminent supplier of recorded programming for more than 400 automated-stations clients in the 1970s and 1980s.  Schafer and Landsberg will discuss their contributions to automated radio broadcasting with Bruce Mims, Southwest Missouri State University.

            Moderator:       Bruce Mims, Southeast Missouri State University

            Panelists:          Paul Schafer, Schafer International

                                    “Automating the Presentation of Radio Programming”

Hank Landsberg, Henry Engineering and Director of Engineering, Drake-Chenault, 1974-88

                        “Engineering the Drake-Chenault Formats”

John Doolittle, American University.

"Don McNeill and His Breakfast Club," 

Michael Brown, University of Wyoming

"Marconi's Popular Image & the Rise of Broadcasting."

5:45-6:30 PM  Post Convention Chairs Meeting


            Michael Ogden, Central Washington University, BEA 2004 Program Convention Planner

            Gregory Luft, Colorado State University, District 8 Representative