BEA2004 Preliminary Convention Program
(Final Version)


Friday, April 16, 2004:


7:30-8:00 AM        Division Chairs Pre-Convention Meeting



8:00-9:00 AM        Opening Continental Breakfast - Sponsored by Sony

N252, N254, N256


8:00-5:00 PM        Convention Registration/Email/Lounge



9:00-5:00 PM        Exhibit Hall

N252, N254, N256


BEA is pleased to have both Apple and Avid providing free hands-on training on their most popular applications.  Both companies have set up fully-equipped computer labs where you can come in, sit down and receive free training from some of the top instructors in the country.  Don't miss this incredible professional development opportunity.


9:00-5:00 PM        Avid Hands-On Lab (Free Training Lab)

N253         Come get FREE hands-on training on Avid's newest applications including Xpress Pro, NewsCutter XP and SOFTIMAGE|XSI.  Be sure to stop by the lab early to register for these training classes.


On-Site Registration
8:00 am – 4:00 pm, Room N253


Today's Schedule

9:00 - 10:15: Avid Xpress Pro: The Basics and Beyond

10:30 - 11:45: Softimage, Introduction to the World of XSI

12:00 - 1:15: Going Deeper with Avid Xpress Pro

1:30 - 2:45: Avid Editing in a News Environment with NewsCutter XP

3:00 - 4:15: Avid Xpress Pro: The Basics and Beyond

4:30 - 5:45: Going Deeper with Avid Xpress Pro


Avid Xpress Pro: The Basics and Beyond:

This hands-on session will show some of the key features that set Avid apart from other editing solutions. Although this hands-on session assumes that you’re new to Avid editing, it also offers an excellent overview of the latest version of Avid Xpress Pro for those using earlier versions of Avid software. After a brief overview of Avid’s approach to video editing, you'll work hands-on with Avid’s unique multicam editing, keyboard-driven trimming, and one-touch automatic color correction based on Avid Symphony. You’ll also work hands-on with a real-world film project, using the same tools found in the Academy Award-winning Avid Film Composer, explore 24P video editing, and take a brief look at the power of Avid’s script-based editing. Experience for yourself, hands-on, why Avid continues to be the first choice of film and video professionals at the highest levels of production.


Going Deeper with Avid Xpress Pro:

Video editing is just the beginning of the power of Avid Xpress Pro, and this hands-on session will show how quickly and easily you and your students can go even deeper into these powerful tools. You’ll work hands-on with the most advanced software color correction tools on the market, dig deeper into advanced text effects, and save advanced 2D and 3D effects for easy reuse. You’ll even get to explore Xpress Pro’s powerful audio features, working hands-on with technology developed in Digidesign’s Academy Award-winning ProTools. This hands-on session will show that you needn’t be an expert to take advantage of Avid’s industry-defining expert tools.


Avid Editing in a News Environment with NewsCutter XP:

Get a hands-on introduction to Avid’s news editing software, NewsCutter XP, the standard for news editing. This session is designed to let you dive hands-on right into the basic concepts of nonlinear video editing, while learning the best-in-class tools to help you maintain accuracy and meet tight deadlines in a broadcast-journalism environment. You will work hands-on to identify and execute basic editing steps, utilize creative tools to polish the story, and become familiar with the concepts that today and tomorrow’s news professionals need to know – whether they are reporters, producers, or editors. This session is geared to educators familiar with electronic journalism curricula, but all participants can benefit from getting their hands on the powerful Avid editing interface. Use the news editing software that will prepare your students for their careers, and see for yourself how to give them the edge they need.


Softimage, Introduction to the World of XSI:

Ever wondered what it would be like to create those slick animated flying logos? In 3D!! Here is the perfect opportunity to be introduced to the groundbreaking technology that SOFTIMAGE|XSI offers you. In this hands-on session, you will be immersed in a user-friendly interface that lets you create what your imagination dictates. You will be introduced to some of the many tools available for modeling, animating and rendering the different elements in a simple exercise. Afterwards, you will be able to work within XSI’s own integrated compositor to assemble all the layers to create the final image. This is best way to find out for yourself why Softimage is revolutionizing the 3D world!


9:00-5:00 PM  Apple Hands-On Classroom (Free Training Lab)

N257         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 2
                 Final Cut Pro 4 - Intro and Advanced
                 LiveType and Soundtrack
                 DVD Studio Pro 2
                 Shake 3
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.


Today's Schedule

9:00 - 10:15: Intro to Final Cut Express 2

10:30 - 11:45: Intro to Final Cut Pro 4

12:00 - 1:15: Advanced Final Cut Pro 4

1:30 - 2:45: Soundtrack and LiveType

3:00 - 4:15: Intro to DVD Studio Pro 2

4:30 - 5:45: Intro to Shake 3


Introduction to Final Cut Express 2

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. Diana Weynand, author of The Apple Pro Training Series; Final Cut Express book, will facilitate this session and discuss how this book was written to assist you in the classroom.


Introduction to Final Cut Pro 4

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. Diana Weynand, author of The Apple Pro Training Series - Final Cut Pro 4, will facilitate this session and address how the book will work for you in the classroom. She will also discuss the student certification program attached to the book.


Advanced Final Cut Pro 4

With over 300 new features included in Final Cut Pro 4 this session will focus on the advanced tips and tricks of the application. Advanced trimming techniques, color keying, color correction, media management, and audio finishing will all be addressed.  Instruction also covers tips, tricks, and other timesaving secrets that allow participants to become more efficient and productive using this powerful program. Prior Final Cut Pro experience is required. The Introduction to Final Cut Pro class at BEA does not qualify.


Soundtrack and LiveType

The inclusion of Soundtrack and LiveType applications with Final Cut Pro 4 allows the user much more flexibility and creativity in the post production process.  Students will learn to arrange and score music using Soundtrack and the library of more than 4000 royalty-free Apple loops that is included with the software. This course provides practical, professional techniques to add professional quality music and sound effects to video and multi-media projects. Using LiveType, students will learn advanced motion graphics and compositing creating a professional score using SoundTrack.


Authoring DVD's using DVD Studio Pro 2

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 at Its Best: Shake 3

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 interface 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.


9:00-5:00 PM        Technology Demonstration Room (TDR) Exhibits

            N255         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:


Adobe Systems, Inc. (Booth #4)
With integrated sets of software and cutting-edge functionality, Adobe products offer schools, colleges, and universities the opportunity to expand and improve communication, strengthen curricula, and most importantly, prepare students for exciting, successful careers.  To find out more, visit:


Apple TDR Booth (N257)

Apple's TDR booth is housed inside the Apple Hands-On Classroom.  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 4, Final Cut Express 2, Shake 3, Logic Pro 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.


Avid Technology, Inc. (Booth #3)

Avid shares your commitment to developing the next generation of digital artists - from video and audio editors to broadcast journalists and 3D animators. Students need access to industry-standard tools at the earliest possible point in their academic career to best prepare themselves for a career in the digital arts. 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 SL4761 in South Hall or visit us at


Comprompter, Inc. (Booth #5)

Comprompter will bring three exciting products to BEA2004. NewsKing NewsRoom Automation combines Windows, SQL and Word into a powerful newsroom structure with easy point and click operation with instant access to scripts, wires, rundowns and archives. NewsKing automation provides instant control of Still Store, Character Generator, Close Captioner, Robotic Camera and Digital Video & Audio.  We'll also show our classroom lecture video system.  The system automatically starts and stops the encoding of lectures and allows students to review material from their homes or dorms. To find out more, visit:


Dalet Digital Media Systems (Booth #10)

Operating worldwide, Dalet solutions are used in 60 countries by over 1,700 customers including; ABC, BBC, Canal Sur, Canadian Broadcasting Corp, Catalunya Radio, Emmis, EMAP, Entercom, France Télévision, MBC, Mediaset, NPR, NDR, Radio France, Radio France International, SABC, SKY TV, SWR, US Senate, Voice of America, Washington and Lee University, WDR and XM Satellite Radio.  Products include DaletPlus News Suite, an end-to-end solution for managing television news and DaletPlus Media Library for fast, flexible, friendly media asset management.  Dalet will be demonstrating the DaletPlus broadcast solutions at NAB booth number SL3842.  To find out more, visit:


EZNews (Booth #9)

EZNews, the overwhelming Newsroom System of Choice for broadcast Educators, will show the latest version of their Broadcast Industry Specific integrated Newsroom System.  On a single network application users can create assignments (futures), plan newscasts, build rundowns, receive and integrate Wire Services, arrange and time shows, teleprompt the newscast, provide Live on-air show control, and Archive everything produced. EZNews will also be presenting elements of its newest Newscast Automation.  EZNews interfaces with your Character Generator, your Still Store, your Closed Captioned, and your digital Video Server, allowing for far greater integration and efficiency.  To find out more, visit:


Macromedia (Booth #1)
Experience matters. Macromedia is motivated by the belief that great experiences build great businesses. Our software empowers millions of business users, developers, and designers to create and deliver effective, compelling, and memorable experiences-on the Internet, on fixed media, on wireless, and on digital devices. To find out more, visit:  


Panasonic Broadcast and Television Systems Company (Booth #2)

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 enhanced 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. In addition, Panasonic will have the latest information about the next generation of video acquisition, “P2.”  The tape less format of the future! This equipment plus much, much, more is also displayed at Panasonic’s booth on the NAB floor. To find out more, visit:


RealNetworks, Inc. (Booth #8)
Real is the leader in streaming media delivery. With audio and video creation and hosting software from Real, educators can improve classroom and distance learning with presentations incorporating audio, video, slides, Web pages and more. Meet with the experts who invented Internet broadcasting and learn about some of the recent advancements in streaming technology. See live demonstrations of how other educational institutions and leading broadcasters are working with Real to deliver presentations in the popular RealPlayer. You will find Real on the NAB floor at Booth #SL 1280. More information is available at


Ross Video, Inc. (Booth #7)
Ross will display a Synergy 3 Digital Video Production Switcher with 3D Warp DVE, Aspectizer, and a full range of facility controls. In addition, we will show the power Synergy 100 compact digital production system and the Talia facility routing system.  To find out more, visit:


Sony (Booth #6)

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

            N203/204: High School Media Programs: Their Role in BEA [BOARD]
Many training programs housed in High Schools, Adult Education programs and Regional Occupational Programs provide transfer or vocational training for students who go on to college broadcast education programs. A growing number of these pre-collegiate programs are sending teachers and students to attend the BEA Convention; many are also becoming BEA members. This session provides an opportunity to explore how BEA serves these programs and to determine the extent of shared interests. Options to be discussed include a membership category and convention interest division among others.
Moderator:     Gary Martin, Cosumnes River College

Panelists:         Bob Long, WSTB-FM, Streetsboro, Ohio
                       Tom Ninneman, Jackson Hole High School, Wyoming
                       Nancy Nixon, KURA-LP, Ouray School, Colorado
                       Vincent Pinelli, Glenbrook North High School, Illinois

                   N210:  Writing Division Business Meeting

            N211/212: The Young & The Restless: What is Happening to the 20-Somethings in TV News? [News]
“Burnout” or other reasons for leaving the TV news field is occurring between the 2nd and 5th years, or the 3rd and 7th years, depending on whom you ask.  Many students are choosing not to enter the field despite their four-year education.  There is research indicating a generational problem as one of the major reasons, along with extremely low pay and job dissatisfaction.  What can educators do to deal with such realities?
Moderator:     Kenn Venit, Quinnipiac University, TV Consultant
                       “Generational differences in Broadcast Journalists: Pay, Job,
                       Convergence issues”
Panelists:         Marie Curkan Flanagan, University of South Florida
                       “Preparing students for contemporary electronic news lifestyles
                       & professional realities”
                       Tony Silvia, University of Rhode Island
                       “Why college graduates leave broadcast news relatively early
                       while others remain”
                       Mark Neerman, News Director, KVVU-TV5 (Fox) LasVegas
                       “What 20-somethings need to succeed in today’s broadcast
                       news environment”

            N219/220: History Division Paper Competition
Moderator:              Peggy Finucane, John Carroll University
Open Category
First Place:               Dr. Paul Gullifor, Bradley University
                                “From Sport to Franchise: When College Football
                                Became Broadcast Business”
Second Place:          Prof. Robert Spellman, Southern Illinois University,      Carbondale
                                “The Selling of the Pentagon”

Debut Category
First Place:               Dr. Robert Pondillo, Middle Tennessee State University
                                “Of Sin and Sensuality: Eroticized Programming
                                Censorship at NBC-TV 1948-1960”
Second Place (tie):   Ginger Loggins, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa
                                The Hidden History of Television News: 1948-1953”
Second Place (tie):   Daniela Montalvo, George Washington University
                                “Must  Si TV: The Evolution of Spanish Language
                                Television in the United States”

            N221/222: The Times They Are a Changin…” Again: Curricular Innovation in a 21st Century World [CC&A]
As educators of tomorrow’s professionals we are increasingly faced with preparing students to multi-task in entry-level  jobs.  So, how are universities responding in their curriculum to deal with this changing professional climate in a time of fiscal restraint?  This panel brings together a representative from industry who will discuss the current business climate and Chairs from a variety of institutional types who will discuss curricular responses.
Moderator:     Christine Buck, Butler University
Panelists:         Cindy Patrick, Cable News Network
                       Ken Creech, Butler University
                       Fred Berger, St. Joseph College
                       Nancy Carlson, Ball State University

            N223/224: Designing Web Pages for Users with Disabilities: A Web Accessibility Primer for Digital Media Faculty [Com. Tech.]
This workshop provides insights into how persons with disabilities use the Web and the design problems they face.  Assistive technologies, accessibility problems, design tips and instructional resources will be explored.  The workshop will incorporate multimedia segments  to enable participants the rare opportunity of observing users with disabilities as they demonstrate how they use the Web.
As social and legal considerations around the world drive the implementation of accessibility on the Web, it becomes critical that our students be prepared to meet the information needs of all people who use the Web.  This workshop will provide faculty with resources to facilitate this effort.
Moderator:     Candace Lee Egan, California State University
Panelists (appearing on video):
                       David Basden, California State University
                       Blue Riggs, California State University
                       Sandi Southard, California State University
                       Shee Yee Xiong, California State University

            N225/226: Spanish Language Broadcasting: Bold Vision, Fresh Thinking Trends
[M&S, Multicultural, Research]
Spanish-language broadcasting has become an increasingly important part of the media landscape in America.  Hispanics are now the largest minority audience in America with major growth predicted for the coming years.  By 2020, the American Hispanic market is forecast to be the number two Hispanic market worldwide.  Already, some Spanish-language stations are number one in their markets among young viewers.  This panel provides an overview of issues facing Spanish-language broadcasting in America as well as new research about the audiences who watch and listen to Spanish-language broadcasting.
Moderator:     Joe Foote, Arizona State University
Panelists:         Guillermo Gibens, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts
                       “Audience Perceptions of Univision: Three Hispanic Groups”
                       Adrian Olivas, Corporate Research, Univision/Telefutura
                       “Consumer Snapshots of the U.S. Hispanic Market”
                       Gonzalo Sorucco, University of Miami
                       “Finding the Hispanic Market with Today’s Research            Methodology”
                       Federico Subvervi, Latinos & Media Project
                       “Defining the Spanish-language Market: What Makes it         Separate, What Makes it Integrated”
Respondent:    Araceli De Leon, VP, General Manager, Telemundo (KDRX-
                       TV, KHRR-TV), Phoenix, AZ

            N227/228: Convergence in Broadcast, Cinema & Interactive Media Education
[Com. Tech., CC&A, PAC]
This international group of multimedia scholars will present a broad update regarding the state of higher education in the converging fields  of digital broadcasting, digital production and interactive media.  These industries are no longer new and mysterious.  Many of the technologies have matured beyond   experimental status.  Essential courses, pedagogical perspectives, fully developed  curricula and important research agenda have emerged.  While each of the listed subtopics could easily represent a full session on its own, this panel will attempt to offer breadth early in the conference, and opportunity for orientation, review and preparation for the depth of individual sessions, workshops, discussions and debates to follow throughout the convention.
Moderator:     Tim Hudson, University of Oklahoma
Panelists:         Kavita Hayton, Bournemouth University
                       “Interactive Multimedia Education in the U.K.”
                       Rustin Greene, James Madison University
                       “Teaching Writing for Digital Cinema and Interactive Media: When?  Where?  How?”
                       Luci Hernandez, London College of Music and Media
                       “Animation in Multimedia Education”
                       Larry Elin, Syracuse University
                       “Video Production for Interactive Media”
                       Melissa Lee Price, Staffordshire University
                       “Interactive Multimedia Curricula: A Global Perspective”

            N229/230: Privacy & Surveillance: Untangling Issues in Telecommunications [L&P]
This session presents an overview of some controversial issues in current telecommunications law and policy: universal service and the widening digital divide, privacy concerns on the Internet, and government surveillance under the Patriot Act.  The issues are interrelated , painting a broad picture of where telecommunications are headed and the obstacles that must be overcome to ensure effective policy and legislative decision-making in the future.
Moderator:       Jamie Lynn Gilbert, Central Michigan University
Panelists:          Christine M. Cronauer, Central Michigan University
                        “Invasion of the Info Snatchers: Data collecting and the Patriot         Act”
                        Daniel M. Kimbrough, Syracuse University 
                        “Digital Divide, The More things Change, The More They Stay        the Same: A Look at the Digital Evolution of Oppression”
                        Nathaniel D. Poor, University of Michigan
                        “ The Intersection of Utopia and Policy: The Case of the      Napster Case”
                        Trey Allen Stohlman, Central Michigan University
                        “Invasion of Privacy?: Internet Regulation Concerns”

                 N259:   TDR Breakout Session
Introduction:     John M. Woody, James Madison University
Hal Morrison, Panasonic Broadcast
Another year, another technological breakthrough for Panasonic Broadcast. Last year, Panasonic brought you the variable frame camera.  This feature has been upgraded due to user suggestions over the past year.  At this BEA/NAB, we are introducing our newest technology, the tapeless or non-linear acquisition camcorder and tape recorder.  This new “P2” name represents two fundamental attributes; it is designed for professional applications and it permits immediate Plug and Play operations with the latest generation of computers and non linear edit systems. White papers on this new technology will be given out during the session and electronic copies of the presentation are available for school use.

                   N261:  Faculty News Competition Awards [News, BEA Media Arts Festival]
Radio Chair:                C.A. Tuggle, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Television Chair:          Dale Edwards, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Radio News Award of Excellence:
                                   Neil Roberts, Minot State University
                                   “On Air at the Fair”

TV News Best of Competition:
                                   Kevin Hager, Wichita State University
                                   “Smoke Detector Test”

                 N262:   TDR Breakout Session
Creating Content for the Real 10 Platform with PresenterPlus from Accordent
Introduction:     Steven D. Anderson, James Madison University
Derek TJ Smithwick, Senior Systems Evangelist, Advanced Technologies, RealNetworks
This technical session will show the latest techniques for creating digital media on the Real 10 Platform. Live demonstrations of RealNetwork's latest encoding tool, the RealProducer 10, will be given, along with a discussion of video pre-processing and optimization techniques. The Producer's filters 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 PresenterPlus. 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.

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

            N201/202: Trends in Latin American Broadcasting: Between the Hard Place of the State & the Rock of the Market [International]
Once cowed by authoritarian politics and stat-led economic strategies, Latin America’s broadcast news media today face more varied challenges to free expression and public-focused journalism.  Today’s trends include concentrated media ownership, collusion between media and political elites, tabloidized broadcast news formats and a lack of access to public information, as well as increased repression from extra-state actors such as organized crime and paramilitary groups.  This panel assess those challenges, as well as the possibility that a nascent public-based journalism in print and community radio can expand into the wider broadcast media, where the media’s potential to influence public opinion is greater.
Moderator:       Sallie Hughes, University of Miami
Panelists:          Rick Rockwell, American University
                        “Media & Corruption in Central America”
                        Juliet Gill, University of Miami
                        “Mexico’s Access to Information Act in Comparative          Perspective”
                        Rosalind Bresnahan, California State University-Bernardino
                        “Grassroots Broadcast Media, Social Movements and        Economic Collapse in Argentina”
                        Jesus Arroyave, University of Miami
                        “Market-Driven Journalism and the Tabloidization of           Mainstream Mexican TV News”
Respondent:     Leo Ferreira, University of Miami


            N203/204: Fair and Balanced in the Broadcast News Classroom
[CC&A, News]
In our 24-hour world of TV news, channels offer newscasts spiced with opinion—not always identified as such. A cottage industry of “media bias” police have charged journalists with spinning stories to the left and right. The question for broadcast educators: what should we be teaching the next generation of broadcast reporters and anchors about objectivity? This session features outstanding educators who can address this question:
Moderator:     Jeanne M. Rollberg, University of Arkansas, Little Rock

Panelists:         Philip J. Auter & William R. Davie, University of Louisiana,

                       “Multi-channel- multi-views: the cable news nightmare?”
                       Evonne H. Whitmore, Kent State University
                       “More than Two Sides: Balancing Stories by Using Multiple
                       Max Utsler, Kansas University
                       “Fair and Balanced?  How about Accurate?”
                       Don Heider, University of Texas
                       “The Myth of Objectivity”


                   N210:  History Division Business Meeting


            N211/212: Student TV Stations: Practice & Problems [SMA]
Faculty supervised, student managed TV stations provide an unequalled educational opportunity for students to apply principles learned in the classroom to TV station operations.  This panel will present information on current practices at student TV stations.  Problems found in this environment will be presented along with their solutions.
Moderator:       John MacKerron, Towson University
Panelists:          Maryjo Cochran, Sam Houston State University
                        “Practices and Problems in Student Produced Programs”
                        Scott Cook, University of North Texas
                        “Starting a Student TV Station”
                        Roger Heinrich, Middle Tennessee State University
                        “Student Produced Public Affairs Programs”
                        Ken Nagelberg, Buffalo State College
                        “Copyright Practices and Problems for Student TV Stations”
                        Mark Smith, Towson University
                        “A Student’s View of a Student Managed TV Station”


            N219/220: Communication Technology Division Business Meeting


            N221/222: Women in American Journalism: How Far Have We Come? [Gender]
Newswomen from Nellie Bly to Barbara Walters have faced insurmountable odds in obtaining a place in American journalism.  While the widow of Jose Glover was the first woman to own a printing press in colonial America, it would take some 300 years for women to find their place in the nation’s mainstream newsrooms.  This panel will include an overview of some of the female pioneers of American journalism and will assess the future of women in the profession, given the challenges they continue to face in today’s world of 24/7 news.
Moderator:       Anthony Fellow, California State University, Fullerton
Panelists:          Andi Stein, California State University, Fullerton
                        Gail Love, California State University, Fullerton
                        Beth Bingham Evans, California State University, Fullerton
                        Joan Giglione, California State University, Fullerton


            N223/224: Risk Taking in College Teaching [CC&A]
Every time a professor enters a classroom there is the chance of success of failure.  Teaching is risky and therefore, many of us engage in risk assessment.  We measure what we do in class with what affect it will have on promotion, tenure or merit increases.  The question addressed by the panel is whether our individual attempts to control risk ultimately overwhelm our attempts to be creative; and when , or should we, engage in risk taking?
Moderator:       David E. Tucker, University of Toledo
Panelists:          Jennifer Henderson, Trinity University

                        Risk Taking and the Junior Faculty”
                        William Christ, Trinity University
                        “Risk Taking and the Evaluation of Junior Faculty”
                        Peter B. Orlik, Central Michigan University

                        Evaluating Risk-Taking: A Chair’s Perspective”
                        Jeffrey Guterman, University  of Pittsburgh, Bradford

                        Risk Taking and the Administrator”
Respondent:     David E. Tucker, University of Toledo


            N225/226: Teaching News Courses in a Converging Media World [News]
Each Panelist will discuss the role of convergence in teaching broadcast news classes.
Moderator:       C.A. Tuggle, UNC Chapel Hill
Panelists:          Laura Castaneda, University of Southern California
                        Tim Bajkiewicz, University of South Florida
                        Bob Papper, Ball State University
                        C.A. Tuggle, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill


            N227/228: Performance Teaching: A Comprehensive View [PAC]
This session will explore the aspects of teaching broadcast performance to college students.  Theoretical and practical applications will be discussed by a panel of professionals and professors.  Particular attention will be devoted to the importance of cultural aesthetics and to the significance of historical interpretations and tendencies.
Moderator:       Michelle McCoy, Kent State University
Panelists:          Lillian Williams, Columbia College
                        “Women of Color: Challenges with Aesthetics and Production         Values”
                        David McCoy, Kent State University
                        “Performance Basics: What have we taught and what are we           teaching?”
                        Michelle McCoy, Kent State University
                        “Performance Issues in Broadcast News: An International   Comparison”
                        Bob Papper, Ball State University
                        “Convergence: Basic Challenges for Production and News Talent”


            N229/230: The Gordian Knot in Radio Production: How Common Industry Pressures & Procedures May Hinder Application of Research Findings in Real Life [BIRD, M&S]
This panel begins with a synopsis of recent research findings suggesting that certain production techniques and content features can increase the effectiveness of radio advertisements.  While academics often lament the challenge of disseminating research findings to practitioners, this panel advances the discussion by describing how daily practices and procedures in the industry may actually frustrate practitioners who honestly want to try to employ them.
Moderator:       Robert F. Potter, Indiana University
Panelists:          Paul D. Bolls, Washington State University
                        “What we know about the impact of content variables in      processing of radio commercials”
                        Robert F. Potter, Indiana University
                        “What we know about the impact of production techniques in          processing of radio commercials”
                        Richard Tiner, Belmont University
                        “What we know about the impact of organizational variables in        processing of radio commercials”
Paul Casey, Casey Communications, Seattle, WA


                 N259:   TDR Breakout Session
Curriculum for the Next Generation: Changing Education to Meet Changing Markets
Introduction:     John M. Woody, James Madison University
Moderator: Elizabeth Daley, University of Southern California School of Cinema-Television
Presenters:        Janet Kolodzy, Emerson College
                        David G. Ballou, Lyndon State College
                        Mike Retherford, Full Sail Recorders, Inc.
                        Fausto Sanchez, Performance Post
New technologies. New trends. New careers. How can instructors adapt their media curricula for success in a changing environment? Preparing the next generation of professionals requires the transformation of teaching approaches as well as toolsets, and overcoming obstacles along the way. Comprising educators and industry experts, this panel will look at what’s needed to adapt our curricula and our teaching methods to best integrate these new practices with our mission to help create the media professionals of the future.

                   N261:  Student & Faculty Scriptwriting Competition Awards
[Writing, BEA Media Arts Festival]

Faculty Competition Chair:      Fred G. Thorne, California State University,
Student Competition Chair: Glenda C. Williams, University of Alabama

Faculty Awards of Excellence
                                 Eric Edson, California State University, Northridge
                                 “Unlikely Places”
                                 Rustin Greene, James Madison University
                                 “Christmas In The Trenches”
                                 Anne Orwin, Rochester Institute of Technology
                                 “In Hope of a Hawk”
                                 Michael Hendrix, Southwest Missouri State University
                                 “She’s Still Sarah”

Student Short Features
First Place:               
Todd Bryant, University of Alabama
                                 "Hair A La Mode"

Second Place:            Randall Moore, Southwest Missouri State University
                                 "Pandora's Box"

Third Place:               Kira Rubenstein Ryerson University

Student Full-length Features
First Place:                Catherine Harris, San Francisco State University
                                 "A New Idea"

Second Place:            Jeanette Castillo, Indiana University
                                 "The Idiot"

Third Place:               Danny Bourque, Trinity University

Student Television
First Place:                Peter Aranda and Eric Alan Sera, Purdue University,
                                 Calumet, "Quit Bugging"

Second Place:            Norman Gilchrist, Jr., San Francisco State University
                                 "Home for the Holidays"

Third Place:               Brad Patrick, Texas Tech University
                                 "The Likelihoods"


Friday Session 3, 12 noon-1:15 PM

            N201/202: It’s Up To Us: How Former Broadcast Journalists Can Subvert the Low Standards in Broadcast News by Teaching the Next Generation to Buck the System [CC&A]
Too many university professors complain about the quality of students when they should be accepting responsibility for making those students better.  Former broadcast news professionals—who were at the top of the profession and are now teaching—will lead the discussion.  This interactive panel will discuss ways to reach students, make them aware of current events and issues, and to instill traditional values of the importance of broadcast new—all things needed to subvert the system and change it into the positive force it can be.  This panel will follow up on discussions in the Linn/Bliss panel of last year.
Moderator:       Richard Landesberg, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Panelists:          Deborah Potter, NewsLab (former CBS)
                        John Dancy, Duke University (former NBC)
                        Hub Brown, Syracuse University (former local television)

                        Rich Landesburg, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
                        (former CNN)


            N203/204: The Indispensable Guide to the International Television Market
 [International, L&P, M&S]
“The Indispensable Guide to the International Television Market” brings a multi-disciplinary approach to an examination of this vital aspect of broadcasting.  Panelists, who come from both academia and the professional realm, will present the latest developments in law, business, the social aspects and technology affecting the international market.
Moderator:       Manjunath Pendakur, Southern Illinois University
Panelists:          Miriam A. Smith, San Francisco State
                        “International TV & the Law”
                        Eileen Mahoney, San Francisco State
                        “The Global Media Culture”
                        Duccio Donati, International Sales, E! Networks
                        “The American View”
                        Chrisma Albandjar, University of Indonesia
                        “The Asian View”
                        The British/European View”


                   N210:  Research Division Business Meeting


            N211/212: Promoting the Student Radio Station: Successes & Failures [SMA]
In this roundtable discussion, student radio station members and their faculty advisors share stories of their efforts to promote their stations to their campus audiences.
Moderator:       Paul A. Creasman, Azusa Pacific University
Panelists:          Chris Hayner, Merari Zaldana, Azusa Pacific University
                        Courtney Sikorski, University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point
                        Art Challis (Faculty), Jay Dixon (Student)
                        Southern Utah University
                        Vince Payne, Marshall University


            N219/220: Communication Technology Division Paper Competition
Moderator:       Missy Price, Staffordshire University, UK

Open Category
First Place:       Connie Ledoux Book & Brooke Barnett, Elon University
                        “PCTV: Consumer Expectations and Value”
Second Place:   Steven C. Rockwell, University of Southern Alabama,
                        & Loy A. Singleton, University of Alabama
                        “The Effect of the Modality of Presentation of Streaming
                        Multimedia on Information Acquisition”

Debut Category
no winners


            N221/222: Paid Newscast Segments: News for Sale? Or Print Advertorials Moving to TV? [BOARD]
Over the past year, some U.S. television stations have begun offering clients paid segments on news shows in which the client delivers the news content. Broadcasting & Cable called it “blurring the line between news and infomercials.”
Television news purists worry that viewers may not recognize the difference between news stories paid for by advertisers and news stories controlled by the station. Led by Senator John McCain, they urged the Federal Communications Commission to investigate the practice. Broadcasters say they are not disguising the “infomercials” and claim the content is clearly labeled as paid. Others point out that “advertorials” (advertisements which look much like news stories but are identified as paid advertisements) have run for years in some of the nation’s most respected newspapers without complaint.  They contend that all sponsored television content is clearly identified as paid advertising on screen.  This panel will bring together all sides of the issue.
Moderator:       Jerry Condra, State University of New York at Oswego
Panelists:          Dan Bradley, Vice President of News, Media General
                        Broadcast Group
                        Albert N. Greco, Fordham University Graduate School of
                        Business Adminsitration, NY
                        Wally Dean, Project for Excellence in Journalism & The
                        Committee for Concerned Journalists, Washington, DC
                        Marci Burdick, Senior Vice President, Broadcasting,
                        Schurz Communications, South Bend, IN

            N223/224: Media History IS Media Literacy [CC&A, History]
The rush to develop books and courses in Media Literacy based on critical-cultural models stems from an understanding of the pervasive reach of media in global civilizations.  But critical approaches to media literacy can only have their full impact if built on foundations for critical thought—which requires knowledge and an appreciation of context.  True media literacy, then, derives from media history.  This panel will explore four areas in which literacy depends on comprehension of media history.
Moderator:       Thomas Mascaro, Bowling Green State University
Panelists:          Mary Beadle & Margaret Finucane, John Carroll University
                        “Essential Works in Film, Radio & Television Required for Media Literacy”
                        Richard Campbell, Middle Tennessee State University
                        “Who Owns the Media?”
                        Jannette Dates, Howard University
                        “Media History Is American History”
                        Thomas A. Mascaro, Bowling Green State University
                        “The Day CBS News Pulled a True Story”
Respondent:     Lawrence W. Lichty, Northwestern University


            N225/226: Local News Coverage of Communities of Color: Problems & Solutions from the Research Front [Multicultural, News]
This panel looks at problems with how local TV news covers communities of color and how producers can make positive changes.  The panel includes a discussion of how audiences react to typical crime stories; how newsroom practices and routines contribute to coverage problems; and how communities of color react to local news.  The panel, however, isn’t just about problems, as it discusses these issues and how teachers can shape news producers to be more sensitive to these issues.
Moderator:       Brad Gorham, Syracuse University
Panelists:          Brad Gorham, Syracuse University
                        “Social Psychology and audience reactions to race in news”
                        Don Heider, University of Texas
                        “Is White News Still White? Looking at how newsroom      practices exclude coverage of people of color”
                        Hub Brown, Syracuse University
                        “Race and the news”
                        David Kurpius, LSU
                        “Alternate ways of covering communities of color”
                        Cristina Azocar, San Francisco State University
                        “Lessons from the Center for Integration and Improvement of          Journalism”


            N227/228: Why Teach Radio News? [News]
Should we or shouldn’t we continue to teach radio news in a world of continuing consolidation and job shrinkage?  We’ll debate the cases for keeping radio news courses and for devoting those resources to other courses that our students clearly need.  We should be able o justify the courses and articulate why we keep them in the curriculum beyond the fact that we always have taught them,
Moderator:       Rosemary McCarthy, University of Nevada, Reno
Panelists:          Bob Priddy, MissouriNet
                        ”How to prepare students for the new radio marketplace”
                        John Dempsey, University of North Texas
                        ”Radio news as the foundation for a broadcast
                        news curriculum”
                        Bob Papper, Ball State University
                        “survey of radio news jobs”


                 N259:   TDR Breakout Session
Macromedia Education Solutions
Introduction:     Steven D. Anderson, James Madison University
John Schuman, Macromedia
Learn how Macromedia Breeze enables you to quickly combine existing learning assets with real-time interactivity for collaborative communication, teaching and learning experiences. Also, join us to see the newest features of Studio MX 2004 and Director MX 2004 - tools that provide designers and developers with the power to take digital experiences to new heights.

* NOTE: Student Radio Awards moved to SMA Business Meeting, Sunday, Rm. N219/220 @ 1:30-2:45pm. Sorry for the inconvenience. 

                 N262:   TDR Breakout Session
EZNews Newsroom System
Introduction:     John M. Woody, James Madison University
Moderator: Rick Sykes, Central Michigan University
Bill Sacia, EZNews
                        Jim Cundiff, EZNews
EZNews will demonstrate a comprehensive selection of Newsroom functions using a fully functional EZNews Newsroom System. Scripting, Producing, Prompting, On-Air Show Control, and Archiving of the Newscast will be among the integrated capabilities demonstrated. Members of the audience will be asked to join the news crew to add or change scripts and to introduce breaking stories while on-air.

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

            N201/202: Aircheck: Student Newscasts… Who is Dong What, How [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:          Dutch Hoggatt, Harding University
                        Andy Barton, University of Maiami
                        Anthony Cavazos, University of Oklahoma
                        Linda Lashendock, Elon University


            N203/204: Challenges in Media Aesthetics: Zettl’s Sight, Sound, Motion in Today’s
Media Production Environment
Herbert Zettl’s Sight, Sound & Motion: Applied Media Aesthetics, remains the seminal guide for the academic study of television and video production (and to some degree film).  It has been used widely in a variety of professional and academic contexts for the past 25 years and continues to provide a foundation for the construction of and analytical study of media texts.  This panel opens a discussion about the ideas presented in the third edition of the book and reassesses their relevance and utility for today’s media production environment.
Moderator:       Robin Riley, University of Cincinnati
Panelists:          Hamid Khani, San Francisco State University
                        “The Interplay of Screen Forces: Examining Zettl’s Principles           Governing Multiple and Divided  Screen Space”
                        Corey Carbonara & Mike Korpi, Baylor University
                        “From Inscape to Landscape: HDTV and Zettl’s Reformulation
                        of the Frame”
                        Phil Kipper, San Francisco State University
                        “Reconstructing the Moment: The Importance of Time as an            Aesthetic Variable”
                        Nikos Metallinos, Concordia University
                        “Making Important Developments in Applied Media            Aesthetics: Classical Education and the Development of
                        Television and Video as Fields for Academic Study”
                        Manfred Wolfram, University of Cincinnati
                        “Reflections of an Administrator: The Influence of SSM on Curriculum Development and Design”
Respondent:     Herbert Zettl, San Francisco State University


                   N210:  International Division Business Meeting


            N211/212: FCC Deregulation & News: How U.S. Media Policy Affects the “Product”

In 2003, the Federal Communications Commission passed some of the most sweeping policy changes in the history of American broadcasting.  The changes to media ownership rules have since been challenged by both the courts and Congress—not to mention the American public.  This panel addresses the possible impact of policy changes on the content of news and public affairs programming, especially empirical research on diversity, localism, and competition.
Moderator:       Nancy Kaplan, Hofstra University

Panelists:          Laura Smith, University of Texas at Austin
                        “Duopolies and Local News Quality: Methods for Studying
                        News in the Public Interest”
                        Wally Dean, Project for Excellence in Journalism
                        “Does Ownership Matter in Local Television News? A Five-
                        Year Study of Ownership and Quality”
                        Dr. Herbert Terry, Indiana University
                        “A Legal Conundrum: The FCC, Empirical Content, and First
                        Amendment Concerns”


            N219.220: Do We Need National Student Outcomes for Television Production Programs?  If So, What Should They Be? [2Yr/Sm. Col.]
Television production is one of the few professions taught at the university level that lacks any national standards of student competencies or outcomes.  The purpose of this panel would be to gather opinions regarding: 1. Would it be beneficial to have a set of minimum student learning outcomes, agreed to on a national level by BEA and possibly NAB?  2. If so, what specific competencies should be included in those outcomes?
Moderator:       Lenora Brogdon-Wyatt, Grand Rapids Community College
Panelists:          Robert Hockstein, University of Hawaii, Leeward Community
                        Jack Dirr, Bergen Community College
                        Ron Weekes, Brigham Young University – Idaho


            N223/224: Cutting Tenure’s Gordian Knot [CC&A, PAC]
Faculty members preparing for tenure review need to be aware of both opportunities and pitfalls.  Panelists will engage the audience in a discussion of the tenure process, the effects of media advising and creative production, the roles of mentors and department chairs, and the impacts of collective bargaining contracts and letters of expectations.  This panel will also be of interest to those who serve on promotion and tenure committees.
Moderator:       John Weispfenning, Otterbein College
Panelists:          Stacey Irwin, Towson University

                        The Journey: Lions and Tigers and Mentors, Oh My!”
                        Jeff Demas, Otterbein College
                        “Balancing Act: the Media Adviser and Tenure”
                        Jan Loft, Southwest Minnesota State University
                        “Tenure and Promotion: A Collective Bargaining Approach”
                        John Weispfenning, Otterbein College
                        “The Department Chair’s Role in Tenure Process”
                        David Tucker, University of Toledo
                        “Avoiding Messy Tenure Decisions Through the Use of Letters        of Expectations”


            N225/226: Dealing with Change at the Campus Radio Station [BIRD, M&S, SMA]
Station manager and advisers have to deal with a variety of changes that affect the operation of their campus radio station.  The panelists will discuss the ways in which they have dealt with change at their station, including format change, staff change, or change in the reportability of the station to the college/university.  The purpose of this panel is to share experiences that will help others to better prepare for and manage change.
Moderator:       John R. Turner, Towson University
Panelists:          Barry Moore, Towson University
                        “The Positioning and Relationship of the Campus Station to the        College/University: Where Does It Belong?”
                        Greg Adamo, Richard Stockton College
                        “From Student Activity to Academic Responsibility: Balancing         the Change”
                        Art Challis, Southern Utah University
                        “The Campus Station as a Tool for Teaching or What the    Administration Wants”
                        Sam Lovato, Colorado State—Pueblo
                        “Roll the Bones…Win Big or Sucker Bet…Before You Flip,
                        Consider This”
                        Candace Walton, Kansas State University
                        “What is the Purpose of the College Radio Station? Defining
                        Purpose Can Help Manage Change”


            N227/228: The Human Connection [Writing]
This panel will focus on the human connection that is sometimes forgotten and lost in the wave of new technology, specifically the relationship between the teacher and the student.  Current technological advances in our society have enabled people to disengage from each other.  Humans are social creatures, and the process of growth comes from human interaction and support.  This panel will also question if this new technology is healthy to our educational system, and to society.
Moderator:       Mary Beth O’Connor, Purdue University Calumet
Panelists:          Mary Beth O’Connor, Purdue University Calumet
                        “The Human Connection: Trust”
                        Stuart Hyde, San Francisco State University
                        “Close,…but not Too Close”
                        Robert M. Prisco, John Carroll University
                        “Mentoring Through Media”


            N229/230: Research Division Paper Competition
Moderator:       Steven Dick, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale
Open Category
First Place:       Dennis Lowry, Kiran Bharthapudi & Shafiqur Rahman,
                        Southern Illinois University, Carbondale
                        “The Role of Network Television News in Setting the Public
                        Fear Agenda: A Longitudinal Analysis of News Reports vs.
                        Victimization Reports”
Second Place:   Seok Kang, Arkansas Tech. University
                        “Investigating Causality in Uses and Gratifications: A Study of
                        Motivation, Attitude and Activity in Web News Use”

Debut Category
First Place:       Sangho Seo, Pennsylvania State University
                        “The Historical Evolution of the U.S. video Game Industry:
                        Applying the Industrial Organization Model”
Second Place:   R. Glenn Cummis, University of Alabama
                        “Defining the Slasher Genre: A Content Analysis of Selected
                        Horror Films”

Respondent:     Jennifer Meadows, California State University, Chico


                  N259:        TDR Breakout Session
Apple Pro Training Series: Certified Curriculum for Educators
Introduction:     John M. Woody, James Madison University
Presenters:        Kirk Paulsen, Apple Computer
This session will provide an overview of the "Apple Pro Training Series", the official curriculum of the ApplePro Training and Certification Program. Upon completing the course material, instructors and their students can become certified on each of Apple's professional content creation applications, including Final Cut Pro, Shake, Logic, and DVD Studio Pro. In this session, we will review the structure of the program including trial software, media and sample lesson plans, and the associated online certification examination systems.


                   N261:  Student Video Production Competition Awards
[PAC, BEA Media Arts Festival]
Competition Chair:     Bill Bolduc, University of North Carolina Wilmington



First Place:                Austin Kellerman, University of North Texas,
"Feel Our Passion"

Second Place:            Jennifer Dudley, Arizona State University,
"Expressions in Stone"

Third Place:               Scott Myrick, Elon University,
"Phoenix 14 News: Fall Promo"

Honorable Mention:   Melissa Parks, Pepperdine University,
"Don't Be Played"



FirstPlace:                 Stephanie Kun, Ohio University,
"Friday's Live"



First Place:                David Pittock, University of Nebraska,
 "Lincoln, Cuba: Illogical Temple"

Second Place (tie):     Sarah Jenson, University of Northern Iowa,
"Shell Rock Honey & Flowers"

Second Place (tie):     Hilla Medalia, Southern Illinois University,
"Daughters of Abraham"



First Place:                Jason Eppink, Pepperdine University,
"Deaf to the Muses"

Second Place:            Kane Kelly, University of North Texas,

Third Place:               Ashley Cicero, Ohio University,
"AVW's Jukebox: Cringe"

Honorable Mention:   Jennifer Dudley, Arizona State University,
"Celebrating Shakespeare"



First Place:                Randall Moore, Southwest Missouri State University,
"Pandora's Box"

Second Place:            Kurt Paulsen, Bethany Lutheran College,
"The Skylands of VanMorse"

Third Place:               Ben Bumgarner, Southwest Missouri State University, "Xcommunicate"

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


            N201/202: Diversity Summit: The Broadcast Networks & BEA Membership Discuss a Diversity Game Plan [BOARD]
The Diversity Summit will review ways the networks and the academic community can work together to improve diversity in broadcasting. Current diversity programs being done by the networks will be presented. Discussion on how best the academic community can help the networks achieve their diversity goals will be explored.
Moderator:       Dwight Ellis, VP of Diversity, NAB

Panelists:          Alex Nogales, National Hispanic Media Coalition
                        Gary Corbitt, Research Director, Post Newsweek Stations
                        Misty Wilson, Senior Vice President Diversity, Fox

            N203/204: Tapeless Recording—Options & Implications [Com. Tech., PAC]
This invited panel of industry representatives will present information on the latest options in tapeless recording technology and the implications this technology has for broadcast and electronic media education.  Three main approaches  to tapeless recording will be discusses including blue laser optical disc recording, hard-drive based systems, and solid state SD memory-based PCMCIA cameras.  The advantages/disadvantages of each approach will be examined along with transition paths from existing technology with emphasis on implications in an educational setting.
Moderator:       Joe Hall, University of Central Florida
Panelists:          Phil Livingston, Panasonic Broadcast Systems
                        “A Solid State SD-Memory-based Approach to Tapeless   Recording”
                        Toru Suzuki, Sony Corporation
                        “Blue Laser Optical Disc Recording”
                        Matt McEwen, FOCUS Enhancements
                        “The Advantages of  Firestore DTE Recording Technology”


                   N210:  Law & Policy Division Business Meeting
                               All Law & Policy members please attend, elections will be held.
                              Chair: Kim Zarkin, Westminster College
                              Vice Chair: Miriam Smith, San Francisco State University
                              Newsletter Editor: Cynthia Cooper, Salisbury University


            N211/212: From “Copywrong” to “Copywrite”: Preparing & Supporting Radio
Advertising Copywriters
[M&S, Writing]
Whether group-owned or stand-alone, radio stations today continue to focus on building the bottom line.  Stations seek out, hire, and strive to retain radio advertising account executives who can “do it all and do it well.”  To be successful in an entry-level position one needs to be a good copywriter.  This panel of faculty, professionals, and those who are both will explore teaching techniques, best practices, and what is expected of the new AE and how he or she is supported through training and development at the station level.
Moderator:       Scott R. Hamula, Ithaca College
Panelists:          Suzanne Lynch, Ithaca College
                        “Creative Copywriting for the Radio Bound”
                        Gordon Webb, Ithaca College
                        “From Ideas, to Copy, to Ears: Production Instruction for
                        Effective Commercials”
                        David Martin, Lotus Broadcasting Corp.
                        “Demo Dave to the Rescue: Copywriting Support for Radio
                        Account Executives”
                        Scott R. Hamula, Ithaca College and The Finger Lakes Radio         Group
                        “Riding the Fence: Radio Copywriting in Teaching and in     Practice”

            N219/220: International Division Paper Competition
Moderator:             Maria Williams-Hawkins, Ball State University

Open Category
First Place:       Leo A Gher & Kiran Bharthapudi, Southern Illinois
                        “The Impact of Globalization and Transnational Media in
                        Eastern Europe at the End of the 20th Century: An
                        Attitudinal Study of Five Newly Independent States”
Second Place:   Andrew M. Clark & Thomas B. Chrisite, The University of
                        Texas, Arlington
                        “Winning Hearts and Minds: A Framework for
                        Understanding the Use of US International Radio
                        Broadcasting in Times of Conflict”

Debut Category
First Place:       Navbahor Imamova, Voice of America
                        “Uzbek Journalists’ View On Public Broadcasting Now
                        and in the Future: A Q Analysis”
Second Place:   Krishnamurthy Sriramesh, Nanyang Technological
                        University, Singapore & Milagros Rivera-Sanchez,
                        University of Singapore
                        “Corporatism and Communitarianism as Environments for
                        e-Governance: The case of Singapore”


            N221/222: The Frontline: Assignment Editing Skills [News]
Good assignment editing is more than working the phones, pulling the files and surfing the Internet. It is also gatekeeping of a most profound sort. The job, however, is often cast as secretarial rather than professional. The place to remedy this miscasting is the classroom where the next generation can be taught to respect assignment editing at least as much as and perhaps more than producing.
Moderator:       Thomas A. Nelson, Elon University
Panelists:          John Montgomery, Assignment Editor,
                        KCNC-TV, Denver, CO
                        Ken White, News Director, WCCB-TV, Charlotte, NC
                        Kevin Lovell, General Manager,
                        KVIA-TV, El Paso, TX
                        Eileen Solomon, Webster University, Saint Louis, MO
                        Michael Castengera, University of Georgia, Athens, GA


            N223/224: A Master Class Collaboration in High Definition Video [PAC]
In July of 2003 the CSU Summer Arts Programs hosted a unique  experiment in educational collaboration.  Five distinct, yet related courses (Acting, Production, Writing, Editing and Music Scoring) joined forces in the creation of a single project: a 22-minute narrative film shot on Hi Definition video and edited on laptops using Final Cut Pro.  The process pushed the boundaries of technology and provided the students with a real opportunity to “see how the other half lives.”
Moderator:       Don Priest, California State University—Fresno
Panelists:          Howard Ritter, Freelance Director
                        “Production Realities”
                        Doug Cunnignhan, Apple Computers
                        “Post Production Workflow”
                        Candace Egan, CSU Fresno
                        “Post Production Curriculum”
                        Elizabeth Sellers, CSU Northridge
                        “The Composer’s POV”
                        Derik Grover, Director of Photography
                        “The HD Camera System”


            N225/226: Technology Issues in Broadcast Education Poster Session
 [CC&A, Com. Tech.]
Contributors to the recent book, “Technological Issues in Broadcast Education,” will present their updated research in a poster session format.  This is akin to a high density panel.  The publisher of this book, Greenwood (Praeger) expresses interest in sponsorship.
Moderator:       Joseph R. Blaney, Illinois State University
Panelists:          W.A. Kelly Huff, University of Georgia
                        “News Radio-TV Technologies and ‘The Digital Perception’”
                        Matt Jenkins, Cameron University
                        “Old and New: Teaching Skills in the Digital Age: A            Layperson’s Guide”
                        Steve Craig, University of North Texas
                        “Using Student Fees for Equipment Maintenance and          Replacement: The University of North Texas Experience”
                        Jerry Condra, SUNY-Oswego
                        “Teaching Electronic Media: How Much to Change?”
                        Jerry Donnelly, Northwest Missouri State University
                        “Technology and collaboration: Interdisciplinary Programs”
                        Doug Sudhoff, Northwest Missouri State University and Rick          Musser, University of Kansas
                        “Bringing Academic and Professional-Cultural Barriers in a Multimedia Reporting Class”
                        Joyce Chen, University of Northern Iowa
                        “The Changing of Teaching-Learning Relationships in the     Classroom: Exploring the Transition to Teaching Digital          Technologies”
                        Joseph R. Blaney, Illinois State University, Gerard Donnelly,            Northwest Missouri State University, and Matt Rouch,   Northwest Missouri State University
                        “Outcome Differences in Modular and Traditional Instruction           of Broadcast Production”
                        Dom Caristi, Ball State University
                        “Legal Issue and Digital Technology in Broadcast Education”
                        Mark Braun, Gustavus Adolphus College and Rebecca Lind,          University of Illinois-Chicago
                        “Examining Race and Gender in Student Use and Evaluation            of New Technologies”
                        Bruce Mims, Southeast Missouri State University
                        “Analog to Digital Conversion Considerations”
                        Kevin Lee, Western Carolina University
                        “Learning Beyond the Classroom: Student Stations,             Internships, and Distance Education”
                        Jong Kang, Illinois State University and Seok Kang, Arkansas         Technical University
                        “Chapter 13 Characteristics of Broadcasting Curricula:        Perspectives from Three Continents”


            N227/228: Girl Fight: Women & Romantic Reality Television [Gender, Research]
Love and courtship reality television series have been gaining unprecedented popularity recently.  Programs such as The Bachelor, Joe Millionaire, Who Wants to Marry my Dad, and For Love or Money pit women against each other in order to “win the game” to get the guy and/or money.  This panel examines female viewership of these programs.  Why are these programs so popular with female audiences when the programs.  Why are these programs so popular with female audiences when the programs themselves arguably present women in an unfavorable light?
Moderator:       Beth Olson, University of Houston
Panelists:          Judy Marlane, California State University, Northridge
                        “Women and Reality TV: The Ultimate Gender Game”
                        Cary Horvath, Youngstown State University
                        “Women’s Co-viewing of the Bachelor”
                        Maria Williams-Hawkins, Ball State University
                        “He’s Mine and reality TV”
                        David Hurwitz, Executive Producer, NBC’s “Fear Factor”


            N229/230: Contemporary Issues in Classroom Management [CC&A, PAC, SMA]
Student behavior in the classroom/co-curricular environment can sometimes be as perplexing and volatile as the media industries they seek to enter.  The panelists will explore classroom/co-curricular management issues based upon their personal experiences and engage attendees in a dialogue leading to solutions and new approaches to these “ageless” issues.
Moderator:       Joseph P. Tenerelli, Indiana State University
Panelists:          Peter R. Gershon, Hofstra University
                        “The Hofstra University School of Communication Student Resolution”
                        Libby McGlone, Columbus State Community College
                        “Teaching Video Production To the Community College      Student”
                        Chris Strobel, Northern Kentucky University
                        “Keeping Students Engaged in an MTV World”
                        David Sabaini, Indiana State University
                        “Are the Circumstances Really Beyond Our Control?”


                 N259:   TDR Breakout Session
A Simple Plan To A Great Design: From Storyboard to Execution Featuring Adobe After Effects, Adobe Photoshop & Adobe Illustrator
Introduction:     Steven D. Anderson, James Madison University
Dean Velez
This session will explore concepts, workflow and production techniques that are essential in creating a Motion Graphics Project.  It will also introduce you to a curriculum for teaching Motion Graphics.  Topics will include researching ideas, rough storyboards, logo design, style pages, polished storyboards, building elements and compositing.  Examples of previous students work will be shown.  All attendees will receive a free training CD.

                   N261:  Student News Competition Awards [News, BEA Media Arts Festival]
Television Chair:     Dana Rosengard, University of Memphis
Radio Chair:           Tim Brown, University of South Carolina
Winners in the Student News competition will be announced at the BEA Convention in April. Winners came from the following institutions:
Arizona State University                  Southern Utah University
Lyndon State College                     University of Alabama
Elon University                               University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Southern Illinois University  University of North Texas


                 N262:   TDR Breakout Session
DaletPlus - A New Paradigm for Producing Content in a Multimedia World
Introduction:     John M. Woody, James Madison University
Ken Tankel, Dalet Digital Media Systems
Producing content successfully in the 21st century means providing the widest and most flexible view of your media assets to all of your content creators in a way that fits your workflow.  DaletPlus enables all kinds of users to access all content types: text, video, audio and graphics.  Embedded tools handle everything from metadata to format conversion, text and video editing, import and playout.

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


            N203/204: Preparing the Discipline for the Research Council Survey [Council of Communication Associations]
This panel will focus on preparing the field of communication for the upcoming National Research Council (NRC) survey of academic fields in the USA. Sponsored by the Council of Communication Associations, panelists through the CCA are currently working to coordinate the NRC information with department chairs and deans to prepare the field for this survey. Presentations will cover recent developments as well as general information about the surveys, use of the results, and objective measures of faculty productivity. The study is slated to begin in the Fall of 2004.
Possible Panelists:  Steven D. Anderson, James Madison University, BEA 2004-2005 President-Elect
                        Jannette Dates, Howard University, current President of AEJMC
                        Linda Putnam, Texas A&M University, past CCA President
                        Charles Self, University of Oklahoma, current President of CCA


                  N210:  Courses, Curricula & Administration Division Business Meeting


            N211/212: The Political Economy of International Communication: Understanding the Gordian Knot [Research, International]
Given the unprecedented—at times bewildering—changes in the economics, control structure, and technology of modern media it is imperative that we research the media in order to understand the problems that are so intricately entangled and perplexing.  Today's media age is one of convergence, consolidation, and globalization.  To help us, as scholars and teachers, understand the global media, we must step back and discover the environment within which the media live and operate.
Using Political Economy as a methodological tool allows us to do just that and thereby helps us understand the inter-connectivity of American media and the media of and in other countries.
As a whole, this panel explores the tenets, concepts, and breadth of Political Economy as a methodological tool in international communication and offers insight into how we might best untie the Gordian Knot.  Individually, each of the participants presents a current application of Political Economy to the international media.
Moderator:       Mark A. Tolstedt, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point
Panelists:          Janet Wasco, University of Oregon
                        “Global Hollywood: The Foundations of Cinematic World   Domination”
                        Helena Vanhala, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point
                        “International Terrorism: A Global Media Commodity?”
                        Manjunath Pendakur, Southern Illinois University-Carbondale
                        “Contours of Bollywood: Globalizing Indian Cinema?”


            N219/220: Diversity Best Practices: Complying with Standard 12 [BOARD]
The Accrediting Council on Education In Journalism and Mass Communication (ACEJMC) is publishing a diversity best practices book. The project is intended to result in a book of proven practices schools have successfully used to increase and incorporate diversity in their faculties, student bodies and curricula. The booklet has a direct connection to accreditation in that it will help schools comply with Standard 12. The session will review the findings from the book and implementation strategies.
Moderator:       Susanne Shaw, Executive Director, Accrediting Council on
                        Education in Journalism and Mass Communications

Panelists:          Jane Dates, Howard University
                        Jackie Jones, Penn State University
                        Joe Foote, Arizona State University
                        Gary Crobitt, Post Newsweek Stations


            N221/222: Top Teaching Hints: Broadcast Boot Camp [News]
One of the toughest courses in any university broadcast news sequence is the one in which students produce their first news packages. This "boot camp" class takes young recruits and turns them into broadcast news reporters. What are some tips for teaching this course? Broadcast news professors will share some success stories. Come prepared to share your own ideas, too, in this "Top Teaching Tips" panel."
Moderator:       Gary Hanson, Kent State University
Panelists:          Judy Darling, Temple University
                        Mary Rogus, Ohio University
                        Denise Dowling, University of Montana


            N223/224: Understanding the College Radio Audience: Strategies for Finding the Right Music Mix [SMA]
College radio stations are often seen as a “musical free-for-all.” This session challenges this idea by highlighting stations that have worked to implement structured formats. Both students and faculty members will share stories of their efforts to serve their audience through professional programming techniques that move college radio stations away from its traditional “free-form” practices.
Moderator:       Vince Payne, Marshall University
Panelists:          Dan King, Azusa Pacific University
                        “Finding a College Radio Niche in a Major Media Market”
                        Vince Payne, Marshall University
                        ”College Students: Ask and Ye Shall Receive”
                        Paul Creasman, Azusa Pacific University
                        “University Research Courses and the College Radio Station:
                        Practical Uses of Classroom Theory”
                        Susan Salas, Pepperdine University
                        “You Won the Lottery! The Good News/Bad News of LPFM
                        and Format Change”


            N225/226: Beyond Fluff, Between Scares & Breakthroughs [News]
How to help young journalists develop solid health care story ideas they can tackle and master.  We’ll discuss ways to help students avoid falling into some of the traps of shoddy health news coverage.  We’ll give special help in dealing with stories about new drugs, new devices, and new technologies—often the subject of TV news health/medical stories.  And, in this election year, we’ll give tips on how you CAN make health policy stories come alive on television.
Moderator:       Gary Schwitzer, University of Minnesota
Panelists:          Gary Schwitzer, Universtiy of Minnesota
                        “Ten Troublesome Trends in TV Health News”
                        Maryanne Reed, West Virginia University,
                        “Cancer Stories: Lessons in Love, Loss and Hope”


            N227/228: Innovation in Radio Programming [BIRD]
The U.S. radio industry had been criticized for providing stale, homogeneous content in this period of concentrated ownership and voice-tracked programming.  Nonetheless, some commercial and public radio programming and producers are experimenting with new forms and formats.  This session will examine fresh approaches to the medium.
Moderator:       Todd Wirth, William Jewell College
Panelists:          John Owens, University of Cincinnati
                        “WOXY-FM: Fusing Art and Technology”
                        Judith Cramer, St. John’s University
                        “Innovation in the Big Apple”
                        Alan G. Stavitsky, University of Oregon

                        Fighting to Save Rock Radio in ‘Little Steven’s Underground         Garage”
                        Michael Hutsberger and Tad Odell, University of Oregon
                        “Growing the Next Generation: Grassroots Youth Radio in America”


            N229/230: Law & Policy Division Paper Competition
Moderator:       Miriam Smith, San Francisco State University

Open Category
First Place:       JoAnne Holman, James Madison University
                        & Michael A. McGregor, Indiana University
                        “The Internet as Commons: The Issue of Access”
Second Place:   Robert L. Spellman, Southern Illinois University-Carbondale
                        the John Walker Lindh Interview: War Correspondents as

Debut Category
First Place:       Beth Fratkin, University of Utah
                        “The Deregulation of Public Service Obligations in
Second Place:   Mark Smith, Stephens College
                        “Moral considerations and Radio Consolidation: A Systematic

                 N259:   TDR Breakout Session
Digital Media Automation
Introduction:     M. Joseph Hinshaw , James Madison University
Presenters:        Ralph King, Comprompter Inc.
                        Simon Zanchetta, Bond University
Comprompter & Bond University will present a paper and demonstrate a lecture recording system developed using Windows Media streaming technology to replace an existing analog videotape recording system.  The system allows a user to enter a semester of recorded lectures and corresponding metadata. Another component uses Active Server Page technology to dynamically build web pages to stream the content as needed.  This session will demonstrate the key features of the automated encoding and website modules.

                   N261:  Faculty Video Production Competition Awards
[PAC, BEA Media Arts Festival]
Competition Chairs:      Kevin Burke, University of Cincinnati &
                                    M. Joseph Hinshaw, James Madison University


Special Technical Merit Award

Best of Competition:     Sanjeev Chatterjee, University of Miami,
"One Water"



Best of Competition:     Patrick Yackley, Loras College,
"Working in the Tri-States"



Best of Competition:     Mark C. Timney, Keene St. College,
"Inside the Mass Media: Television Tour"

Award of Excellence:    Marilou Johnson and Luke Aeschliman, James Madison University,
"The Project Approach in the Primary Grades"

Award of Excellence:    Kevin Hager, Wichita State University,
"Storm Team 12: Winter Watch"



Best of Competition:     Aaron Greer, University of Alabama,
"Not Color-Blind, Just Near-Sighted"

Award of Excellence:    Babak Sarrafan, San Jose State University,
"Pour Some Sugar on Me"

Award of Excellence:    Ron Osgood, Indiana University,
"To Washington"



Best of Competition:     John Woody, James Madison University,
"Blue Ridge Community College Enrollment Spots"



Best of Competition:     Andrew Quicke, Regents University,
"Removal of Innocence"

Award of Excellence:    Yahia Mahamdi, Santa Clara University,
"City of Dreams"



Best of Competition:     Brian Patrick, University of Utah,
"Burying the Past-Legacy of the Mountain Meadows Massacre"

Award of Excellence:    Craig Schaefer, Loras College,
"For God and Country"

Award of Excellence:    Maryanne Reed, West Virginia University,
"Cancer Stories: Lessons in Love, Loss and Hope"

Award of Excellence:    Sanjeev Chatterjee, University of Miami,
"One Water"



Best of Competition:     Eraj Shadaram, California State University at Fullerton, "College of Communication"

Award of Excellence:    John M. Woody, James Madison University,
"One Day/One Community"

Award of Excellence:    Ian Feinberg, Chattahoochee Technical College, "Entertainment Technology Program Presentation"


            N262:  TDR Breakout Session
Final Cut Pro: High End Video and Film Creation Tools
Introduction:     John M. Woody, James Madison University
Presenters:        Brian Meany, Final Cut Pro Product Designer
                        Bill Hanson, Education Consulting Engineer, Apple Computer
Final Cut Pro is the creative, professional and extensible tool for editing and finishing in SD and HD formats. Whether you are cutting a film, creating a soundtrack or breathing life into your titles, Final Cut Pro has the tools that you need to bring your project to life. In this session, you'll learn more about Apple's high-end video and film creation tools, see how easily they work together, and learn how you can design a state of the art facility that utilizes Apple's professional software and hardware solutions. In addition, you will find out how your faculty and students can become Certified Apple Pros using Apple's turnkey curriculum, which can be integrated into your college or universities video studies program curriculum.


6:00-7:00 PM              BEA Awards Ceremony



7:00-8:00 PM              Opening night reception

N252, N254, N256 (Exhibit Hall)