BEA2004 Preliminary Convention Program
(Final Version)


Saturday, April 17, 2004:


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



9:00-5:00 PM        Exhibit Hall

N252, N254, N256


9:00-5:00 PM        Placement Center



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 Editing in a News Environment with NewsCutter XP

1:30 - 2:45: Avid Xpress Pro: The Basics and Beyond

3:00 - 4:15: Going Deeper with Avid Xpress Pro

4:30 - 5:45: Softimage, Introduction to the World of XSI


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.


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.


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 Pro 4

1:30 - 2:45: Advanced Final Cut Pro 4

3:00 - 4:15: Soundtrack and LiveType

4:30 - 5:45: Intro to DVD Studio Pro 2


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.



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

            N201/202: Shoot Globally, Plan Locally: Successful International Service-Learning Production Experiences [PAC]
This showcase will focus on international, client-based, service-learning production experiences. Panelists will offer advice to faculty interested in taking students to another country to shoot a production, particularly documentary-style. The panel will address the following issues: What kinds of production possibilities result in the best experiences?  How do you raise money for the production? What sorts of production challenges might you encounter? How might your production be of benefit to others? How can you work effectively with a client in this context?
Moderator:       Ralph Donald, Southern Illinois University - Edwardsville
Panelists:          Scott Hodgson, Southern Illinois University
                        “The Belize Crippled Children’s Program”
                        Tim Scully, University of St. Thomas
                        “Lessons from the Heart”
                        Pat Yackley, Loras College
                        “A Ticket to the World”
                        Mark G. Dawson, Producer/Director, Covenant Productions,         Anderson University
                        “Bring ‘Em Back Alive! 20 Years of Overseas Student
                        Production Experiences”


            N203/204: Return to Public Affairs Programming:  Connecting with Local Communities [Multicultural]
Public affairs programs have traditionally been the only avenues for some members of under-represented groups to have their concerns addressed.  A relaxation of FCC rules however, led many local TV stations to drop public affairs programs altogether.  Now, the networks are taking up the public affairs mantel again, with some fresh approaches such as PBS’s “Now” with Bill Moyers, and “Flashpoints” with Brian Gumbel.  These programs added to the plethora of news magazines highlight the importance of reporting national and local public issues.  This trend also puts many university media operations that have sustained their PA shows, in a unique position to teach both students and professional colleagues about the advantages of connecting with communities through public affairs shows.
Moderator:       Evonne Whitmore, Kent State University
Panelists:          Dave McCoy, Kent State University
                        “Teaching Public Affairs Production Techniques to Students”
                        Dick Tuininga, Managing Editor, Vegas One
                        “Public Affairs Programming Options”
                        Roger Heinrich, Middle Tennessee State University & Keith
                        Newman, Ohio University
                        “Bringing the Campus to the Community via Public Affairs
                        David Riggleman, Communications Director, City of Las
                        “Local Government up Close and Personal”


                   N210:  2-year/Small College Division Business Meeting


            N211/212: Untangling Public Media’s Gordian Knot [SMA]
The conference metaphor of the “Gordian Knot” elegantly describes the problems of global public media.  This panel will examine the complex web of technological, political and economic forces confronting public broadcasters here and abroad through a mix of contemporary cases.
Moderator:       Robert K. Avery, University of Utah

Panelists:          Phil Thompsen, West Chester University
“Convergence and Commercialization in College Radio”
                        John Armstrong, Furman University
                        “The Instructional TV Spectrum: Educators Out, Entrepreneurs       In?”
                        Michael Huntsberger, University of Oregon
                        “Free Expression v. Professionalism in Noncommercial Radio”
                        Alan G. Stavitsky-University of Oregon, and Robert K. Avery-
                        University of Utah

The Politics of Ethics in U.S. Public Broadcasting”

            N219/220: Courses, Curricula & Administration Division Paper Competition
Moderator:       Larry Elin, Syracuse University

Open Category

First Place:       Dr. Peter B. Seel, Dr. Jamie S. Switzer & Dr. Karen Kaminski,
                        Colorado State University
                        “The Conversion of Videotaped Instruction for Online
                        Delivery to Distance Learners: A Case Study”

Second Place:   Dr. Seok Kang, Arkansas Tech. University &
                        Dr. Jong G. Kang, Illinois State University
                        “A Comparative Analysis of Broadcast Curricula at Colleges
                        and Universities in 8 Nations”

Debut Category

First Place:       Christopher Francis White, Sam Houston State University
                        “Stuck in the Middle: A Hybrid Pedagogical Strategy for
                        Introducing Technology into the Curriculum”


            N221/222: Contemporary Media Writing [Writing]
Professional writers in various area of media writing who are alum of BEA Member programs will share with participants contemporary trends and methods that are currently used in the various industries. Each panelist will discuss their program and introduce a working alum from that program.
Moderator:       Fred P. Watkins, University of North Texas
Panelists:          Scott Murphy, USC/UNT
                        Kyle Estes, UNT
                        Jim Reeves, Texas Tech Alum
                        Doug Smart, Southern Illinois University


            N225/226: Ratings & Research: What Students Need to Know in the Newsroom [News]
Following up on our collaborative session last year with professional research directors and research vendors, this session will explain some of the proprietary news research being done at TV stations.  Research directors attending the regional Broadcast Research Initiative meeting will join us to discuss the kinds of research they provide to News Directors and how it’s used.  This session was very well received last year, and we will provide different researchers this year.
Moderator:       Mary T. Rogus, Ohio University

Panelists:          Tim Londegan, WBNS-TV Research Director
TBA, Research Director
                        TBA, Research Vendor
                        TBA, Nielsen Research


            N227/228: Engaging & Retaining the Hybrid Internet/TV Audience [Com. Tech.]
We will discuss what the television networks and cable channels know about their hybrid audience (people who will use TV and Internet in concert) and how these companies use the information to provide interesting content to enhance the TV viewing experience.  We will discuss the traits of these cross-media viewers and actors to see how the television experience has changed since the days of the couch potato.  We will learn how internet places are used to engage and retain the broadcast audience.
Moderator:       Joan Giglione, CSU Fullerton

Panelists:          Harry Lin, American Broadcasting Co.
                        “ABC and its Internet Audience”
                        Liz Huszarik, Warner Bros.
                        “The Future of TV Audience Research in the Internet World”
                        Catherine LeDevic,
                        “Cultivating a Grassroots Internet/TV Community”
                        Cynthia Lieberman, Paramount Studios
                        “What We Know About Internet Fans”
                        Respondent:           Bob Gustafson, CSU Northridge


            N229/230: Annual Telecommunication Act Update [L&P]
In June 2003, the Federal Communications Commission voted to further deregulate the broadcast industry amid a highly charged public debate about the pros and cons of deregulatory action.  More than three-quarters of a million Americans sent comments to the FCC, largely opposing deregulating ownership rules.  Congress responded with threat to overturn, criticisms against the cable industry had yet to materialize.  Meanwhile concerns about the federal push for obscenity prosecutions and privacy versus national security issues raise questions about constitutional rights.  Our panel looks at the current state of the industry and analyzes issues related to telecommunications policy.
Moderator:       Fritz Messere
Panelists:          Dom Caristi, Ball State University
                        Overview of FCC actions
                        Kim Zarkin, Westminister College
                        Current First Amendment Issues
                        Laurie Thomas Lee, University of Nebraska, Lincoln
                        “Privacy and the Patriot Act”
                        Paul MacArthur, Indiana University
                        Cable Related Issues
                        Fritz Messere
                        Public Comment and the FCC


                 N259:   TDR Breakout Session
The Challenges of Teaching Video Production in a Dual Format Video Market
Introduction:     John M. Woody, James Madison University
Gabriel Menenzes, Senior Trainer and Demo Specialist, Ross
                        Dave Mason, Chief Engineer and Instructor, Columbia College
Many changes are happening in the video and broadcast television world. Every day another station delivers either HDTV or DTV to their audience. How can instructors plan for this change and still work with the digital systems that are available today? What can you do to insure that you can teach in either 4:3 or 16:9 formats without busting the budget for format converters? We will attempt to share with you the experiences that we have had both in teaching digital television for the future and in training users in the field as they experience this change.

                   N262:  Faculty Audio Competition Awards [BIRD, BEA Media Arts Festival]
Competition Chair:        David E. Reese, John Carroll University


Radio Documentary

Best of Competition:     Michael Brown, University of Wyoming,
"Worlds of Music: Music of the Cajun Community"


Promo, PSA or Commercial

Best of Competition:     Don Connelly, Western Carolina University,


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

            Keynote Address
Las Vegas Hilton, Ballroom A

                        Bruce L. Christensen, Senior Vice President, New Media and Technology,
            Bonneville International Corporation, & President, KSL Television, Salt Lake
            City, UT

Bruce Christensen assumed his duties on the Bonneville senior staff in May of 2000. Christensen joined Bonneville after completing a seven-year assignment as Dean of Brigham Young University’s College of Fine Arts and Communications. His Bonneville responsibilities include oversight for corporate development of new media and technology, including digital TV and radio broadcast transmissions, Internet, information systems, and networks.

Before Christensen was named Dean at BYU, he served for nearly ten years as President and CEO of the nation’s Public Broadcasting Service in Washington, DC. Prior to joining PBS, he was President and CEO of the National Association of Public Televisions in Washington, DC (1982-1984). His media activities before moving to Washington included those of Director of Media Services and General Manager of KUED-TV and KUER-FM at the University of Utah (1979-1982), and Director of Broadcast Services and General Manager at KBYU-TV and KBYU-FM (1972-1979). He began his broadcasting career as a news reporter at Bonneville station KSL, Salt Lake City, in 1965. He is a cum laude graduate of the University of Utah (B.A.) and Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University (M.S.J.). Christensen was a member of the Board of Directors of Boneville International Corporation from 1996 to 2000.


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

            N201/202: District 1 meeting

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


            N203/204: District 2 meeting

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


            N211/212: District 3 meeting

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


            N219/220: District 4 meeting

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


            N221/222: District 5 meeting

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


            N225/226: District 6 meeting

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


            N227/228: District 7 meeting

            All two-year schools in the USA


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

            N201/202: Fresh Thinking for Information Technology Across the Curriculum
[Com. Tech., PAC]
One challenge of the modern communication curriculum is to keep students form compartmentalizing their learning.  Often students see communication studies courses as unrelated to production courses and vice versa.  This panel will discuss concrete ways to break down those distinctions.  Papers will present innovations in the creation of information technology courses and curricula, the use of information technology to enrich criticism courses and research, and ways to incorporate humanistic concerns into information technology production courses.
Moderator:       Mike James, Harding University
Panelists:          Jarice Hanson & Bill Isreal, University of Massachusetts
                        “Teaching Social Issues to Techies and Technical Issues to
                        Aaron Delwiche, Trinity University
                        “Cyberpunk humanism: Smuggling theory into the new media           classroom”
                        Frank Aycock, Appalachian State University
                        “Social Concerns in Global Streaming”
                        Suzanne Williams-Rautiola, Trinity University
                        “Animating Learning: Bringing Criticism and Studies Courses           Alive Through Learning Modules”


            N203/204: BEA Scholarship Workshop [BOARD]
In a discussion format, BEA’s Scholarship Chair provides procedures and suggestions to assist faculty in better guiding students to compete for the prestigious scholarships available through BEA.
Facilitator:        Peter B. Orlik, Central Michigan University


                   N210:  News Division Business Meeting


            N211/212: Growing Up Is Hard To Do: Managing Success in You Student Media
You talked and we listened.  This panel moves forward from last year’s discussion on fostering leadership to notions about sustaining a student media organization.  Where does funding come from?  How can we organize and sustain ourselves?  What is a student perspective in this experience?  We will tackle these tough questions.  After panel presentations we will move to guided break out groups to foster discussion on these topics.
Moderator:       Stacey Irwin, Towson University

Panelists:          Scott Cook, University of North Texas
Complexity in Student Organizations: From running meetings          to running shows”
                        John MacKerron, Towson University

Funding Your Organization”
                        Paul Ratner, San Francisco State University
                        “A Student Perspective: On being a leader in a student media          organization”
                        Stacey Irwin, Towson University
                        “Thoughts on growing leaders in your organization”


            N219/220: Writing for Contemporary Portrayals of Gays & Lesbians on Television
 [Gender, Multicultural]
Not too long ago, the idea of airing a television program featuring a gay or lesbian character was distasteful to mainstream audiences.  In the last few seasons over a dozen shows have been introduced; many enjoying high ratings.  Why the turnaround?
Our presentation will provide a retrospective of gay and lesbian media and examine the write and thematic content of some of these new programs with an eye toward explaining this trend.
Moderator:       Dr. John Soliday, University of Miami
Panelists:          Stephen Tropiano, Ithaca College
                        “Gays and Lesbians on TV: A Short History”
                        James Lohrey, St. John Fisher College
                        “We’re Here, We’re Queer, We’re on TV: Realistic Portrayal         of Gays on Television”
                        Cynthia Savaglio, Ithaca College
                        “Making it Mainstream: Gay Characters for the Straight       Audience”


            N221/222: Bold Vision, Fresh Thinking: Untangling the Gordian Knot of Teaching
Broadcast & Cable Sales
[CC&A, M&S]
This panel advances pedagogical and curricular ideas to stimulate fresh thinking and create bold vision in the teaching of Broadcast and Cable Sales.  The areas will be deconstructed are using the internet, methods for interfacing with media professionals and Cooperative Education.
Moderator:       Judith M. Thorpe, University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh
Panelists:          Jerry Condra, SUNY Oswego
                        “The Win-Win Connection: Engaging Students with Sales    Professionals”
                        William J. Dorman, Millersville University
                        “Using Cooperative Education to Expand Your Sales          Curriculum”
                        Judith M. Thorpe, University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh
                        “Bold Vision for Media Sales: Using the Riches of the          Internet”
Respondent:     Ron Steiner, Marketing & Communications Group,
                        Albuquerque, NM


            N225/226: The Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA): Congressional Protection or Censorship [L&P]
In 2003 the U.S. Supreme Court upheld passage of the controversial Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA) which mandates the use of Internet filtering systems on public-use computers in all public libraries.  Failures to adopt such a filtering system can result in a library’s loss of federal funding.  This panel explores the complex issues surrounding CIPA from a variety of perspectives including freedom of speech, protection of children and government policymaking.
Moderator:       Cynthia A. Cooper, Salisbury University
Panelists:          Cynthia A. Cooper, Salisbury University
                        “Congressional Protection or Censorship? Historical            Underpinnings and Applications of CIPA”
                        Gary Wade, Drake University
                        “CIPA: What’s the Big Problem?”
                        Jamie Lynn Gilbert, Central Michigan University

No Kids Allowed: Regulating Adult Content on the Internet”
                        Will Doherty, Executive Director, Online Policy Group, San            Francisco, California
                        “The Dangers of CIPA to Personal Freedoms and Library   Access”
                        Jeff Blevins, central Michigan University
                        “Vexations of Technology and Free Speech: Congressional             Attempts at Sustainable Internet Policy”


            N227/228: Regional Trends in International Electronic Media Ownership [International]
With the newly proposed radio and TV station ownership rules in the U.S. we will be looking at similar trends in the major regions of the world: Latin America, Middle East, Africa, Europe, and Asia.
Moderator:       Rick Shriver, Ohio University
Panelists:          Don Browne, University of Minnesota
                        “Ownership in Europe”
                        Drew McDaniel, Ohio University
                        “Ownership in Asia”
                        Joe Straubhaar, University of Texas
                        “Ownership in S America”
                        Doug Boyd, University of Kentucky
                        “Ownership in Middle East”
                        Hussein Amin, American University in Cairo

Ownership in Africa”
Respondent:     Rebecca Lind, University of Illinois


            N229/230: Broadcast & Internet Radio Division Paper Competition
Moderator:                               Michael Brown, University of Wyoming

Open Category
First Place:                               Steven McClung, Florida State University
                                                “What Women Want from Adult Contemporary
                                                Radio Station Websites”

Debut Category:
Best Paper:                               Tad Odell, University of Oregon
                                                “Fabricating Locality”
First Place:                               Thomas Chrisite, University of Texas, Arlington
                                                “Why People Turn to Talk Radio”
Honorable Mention:                  Keith Brand, Rowan University
                                                “Low Power to the people”

                 N259:   TDR Breakout Session
Designing, Constructing and Operating a Benchmark Professional Audio and Video Production Facility Within an Interdisciplinary University Environment
Introduction:     John M. Woody, James Madison University
Presenters:        Padraig Acheson, Western Carolina University
                        Don Connelly, Western Carolina University
                        Bruce H. Frazier, Western Carolina University
The recording arts and television production studios of the Center for Applied Technology are vital components in the development, implementation, and integration of two media programs at Western Carolina University: Commercial and Electronic Music, and Communications and Electronic Media. the studios function together as an integrated video and audio production/post-production facility capable of accommodating commercial projects. The facility serves as an instructional center for the campus population and regional workforce, and provides economic expansion as a service to the enterprises of the Western North Carolina region. The presentation documents the process and procedures involved in the development of the facility.

                  N262:  2-year/Small College Competition Awards
[2Yr/Sm. Col., BEA Media Arts Festival]
Competition Chair:      Christie Kelley, York College


Audio Competition

First Place:                  Matt Lescault-Wood, Brandon Sullivan and Jordan Sullivan, Grossmont Community College,
 "Offstage Radio Theatre: A Lesson Learned"

Second Place:             Paige Gibson, Grossmont Community College, "Monster Truck Parody"


Video Competition

First Place:                  Abigail Scott, Chattahoochee Technical College,
"K-9 Assistants"

Second Place:             Joseph Garza, Chattahoochee Technical College, "Boys and Girls Club"

Third Place:                 Joe Garcia III, University of LaVerne,
"Latino USA"


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

            N201/202: Broadcast News Style Books & Diversity: Freedom, Responsibility or
The Radio-Television News Directors Association (RTNDA) board was recently asked to endorse a style-book from the National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association (NLGJA—the request was tabled without action). Other journalist groups, including the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ), the Native American Journalists Association (NAJA), the Asian-American Journalists Association (AAJA) and the National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ) have similar guides. What do they say to broadcast journalists, and what should we be teaching our students? This session will serve as both a presentation panel and an open forum to discuss a number of issues important to broadcast journalism style and diversity, including the political landscape and cultural values they reflect, issues of credibility and consensus, and the symbolic implications of their guidelines.
Moderator:       William R. Davie, University of Louisiana, Lafayette
Panelists:          John Sanchez (NAJA), Penn State University
                        Shannon Campbell (NABJ), University of Southern California
                        Chuck Hoy (NLGJA), Bowling Green State University
                        Stanton Tang (AAJA), KLAS-TV, Las Vegas, NV
                        Paul Cicala (NAHJ), KTNV-TV, Las Vegas, NV


            N203/204: Copyright Policy to Operation Handbooks: A Roundtable Examination of Policies, Practices, & Procedures to Assist Student Media Advisors [SMA]
This roundtable discussion will examine policies, practices, and procedures that are pertinent to student media advisors.  This roundtable will examine: 1) the latest legal maneuvering regarding streaming audio and what it means to college media, 2) the difference in copyright policy where production goes no further than the classroom versus the student production that is distributed beyond the campus, 3) operating the broadcast facility as a lab to prepare future media managers, and 4) ways to create and enhance operations handbooks for both campus radio and television news operations.
Moderator:       John Allen Hendricks, Southeastern Oklahoma State           University
Panelists:          John Allen Hendricks, Southeastern Oklahoma State
                        “Webcasting: A Closer Look At How New Copyright Policy          Effects College Broadcasters”
                        Mary Jackson Pitts, Arkansas State University
                        “Copyright Catastrophe: It’s the gray area that can get you in           trouble”
                        Larry Jurney, Oklahoma Christian University
                        “The Executive Sandbox: Using the University’s Broadcast
                        Operation as a Management Lab”
                        Tony DeMars, Sam Houston State University
                        “Creating Consistency in Student Media: The Benefits of     Operations Handbooks and Management Models”


            N210: Broadcast & Internet Radio Division Business Meeting


            N211/212: ATAS College Television Awards Showcase [BOARD]
Selected award-winning works from the Academy Foundation’s 2003 College Television Awards nationwide competition will be screened. Program notes will be available. Representatives from the Academy Foundation will participate in an audience Q&A following the screening.
Moderator:       Price Hicks, Academy of Television Arts & Sciences
Panelists:          Bruce Bilson, Co-Chair, Educational Programs and Services           Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Foundations      Governor, Directors Peer Group, Academy of Television Arts                  & Sciences
                        Nancy Meyer, Co-Chair, Educational Programs and Services         Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Foundations


            N219/220: News Division Paper Competition
Moderator:       Geoffrey Baym, University of North Carolina, Greensboro

                              Open Category

First Place:       Terry Adams, Barry University
                                                      “Networked News: An Examination of Communication
                                                      between Technical and Editorial Staff in Television News”

                              Debut Category

First Place:       Cindy J. Price, University of Wyoming
                                                      “Is This Person My Boss or My Colleague?  The
                                                      Relationship between Regular News and Newsmagazine
                                                      Correspondents and Their Producers”
                              Second Place:   Jodi Radosh, Alvernia College & Matthew Lombard,
                                                      Temple University
                                                      “Defining Sensationalism in Local Television News”
                              Third Place:      Sean Aday, John Dluverius & Steven Livingston, George
                                                      Washington University
                                                      “As Goes the Statue, so Goes the War: The Evolution and
                                                      Effects of the Victory Frame in Television Coverage of the
                                                      Iraq War”


            N221/222: A Sense of Place: The Position of the Mass Communication Program Within the University Community [CC&A]
This panel explores the different aspects of the Mass Communication program’s role within the University and beyond.  The panelists are all experienced academic administrators from institutions of varying size.  The participants will address issues, provide examples, and offer advice concerning the position and place of mass communication academic programs in higher education.
Moderator:       Jan Dates, Howard University

Panelists:          Ralph Donald, Southern Illinois University
                        “The Relationship of the Mass Communication Program with           other Academic Departments”
                        Jeffrey Guterman, University of Pittsburg at Bradford

Town/Gown Dynamics: The Mass Communication Program           and the Surrounding Community”
                        Peter Orlick, Central Michigan University

The Dean, The President, and All Those In Between:         Connecting with University Leadership”
                        Tom Bohn, Ithaca College
                        “Positioning the Mass Communication Program within the    University Hierarchy”


            N225/226: Media & Telecommunications Management: Finding Common Ground Between Curricular Approaches [M&S]
 At the 2003 AEJMC conference in Kansas City, it was proposed that we establish a task force of media and telecommunications management educators to explore teaching strategies and curriculum issues that are particular to this field.  This panel represents the second phase of a year long initiative and will focus on three sets of questions:
1.  How does the teaching of media or telecommunications management fit into your larger media/telecommunications curriculum?
2.  What is the basic outline of your course in media or telecommunications management and what are some areas that you specialize in?  Is there an abiding philosophy that guides you?
3.  Are there one or two special projects or papers that highlight your course?
Moderator:       Rick Gershon, Western Michigan University
Panelists:          Mike Wirth, University of Denver
Alan Albarran, University of North Texas
                        Marianne Barrett, Arizona State University
                        Greg Newton, Ohio University
                        Max Grubb, Southern Illinois University
                        Rick Gershon, Western Michigan University

            N227/228: Untangling the Gordian Knot in Programming by Getting Back to Quality: An International Perspective [International, PAC]
Critics of broadcast programming in the U.S. and other nations have pointed out the decline in the value of content since the early days of the medium.  Perhaps the most remembered criticism that received extensive coverage was Newt Minnow’s “Vast Wasteland” speech.  In untangling the Gordian Knot, what is being done in various countries to address this issue of quality content.  This panel views this issue from an international perspective.
Moderator:       William G. Covington, Jr., Edinboro University of
Panelists:          Niels van der Linden, Internationale Hogeschool Breda
                        “A Historical Look at Broadcast Program Quality in Europe”
                        William G. Covington, Jr., Edinboro University of    Pennsylvania
                        “Criteria for Quality Programming in the Competitive           Electronic Media Marketplace”
                        Jabbar Al-Obaidi, Bridgewater State College
                        “Satellite Television’s Evolution of Quality Programming in   the Middle East: LBC, Aljazeerah, Dubai, and Egypt in the             1990s”
                        Anthony Esposito, Edinboro University of Pennsylvania
                        “Considerations of the Quality of the Political Content of      Television Broadcasts”
                        Paul Norris, New Zealand Broadcasting School
                        “Quality Issues in Television from the Land Down Under, New        Zealand”
Respondent:     Glenda Williams, University of Alabama


N229/230: Practitioners to Strategists: Rethinking the Scope of Undergraduate “Education in Communication [Research, Broadcast Research Initiative]
The nature of undergraduate education in electronic media is constantly evolving to respond to marketplace demands. We find a growing industry demand for undergraduates that can think strategically about media applications. In fact, a majority of the proprietary research in this country is conducted by those with undergraduate degrees and is typically applied, rather than theoretical research. This level of problem solving has traditionally been associated with graduate studies and a significant number of undergraduate programs do not offer opportunities or rewards to the undergraduate student in this arena. This panel explores the current trends in communication that have led to this marketplace demand for our majors, how undergraduate research is currently being mentored in communication programs, how it is being mentored in other disciplines and offers a proposal for an online undergraduate research journal in communication.
Moderator:       Connie Book, Elon University
Panelists:          Brooke Barnett, Elon University
                        “Undergraduate Research in Other Disciplines”
                        Gary Corbitt, Post-Newsweek & Broadcast Research Initiative
                        “What My Friends Tell Me”
                        Jim Fletcher, University of Georgia
                        “Research Certification Program”
                        David Gunzerath, NAB Research Division
                        “The Industry on Undergraduate Research”
                        Carolyn Lin, Ohio State University
                        “Examples of Undergraduate Research”
                        Reggie Murphy, USA
                        “We Hire Undergraduate Researchers That…”


                   N262:  Faculty Interactive Multimedia Competition Awards
[BEA Media Arts Festival]
Competition Chairs:      Tim Clukey, Plattsburgh State University &
                                    Sandy Henry, Drake University


Educational Production:

Award of Excellence:    Melissa Lee Price, Staffordshire University,
"Dr. Missy's Flash Tutorial"

Award of Excellence:    Brian M. Winn, Michigan State University,
"The Fantastic Food Challenge"

Award of Excellence:    Robert DeVargas, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary,
"Eternal Interactive"


Entertainment Production

Best of Competition:     Weiyan Wang, Southwest Missouri State University, "Isabelle Huppert: La Vie Pour Jouer"


Informational Production

Best of Competition:     Melissa Lee Price, Staffordshire University, "Hypermedia"

Award of Excellence:    Carol B. Schwalbe, Arizona State University,
"Cronkite E-zine"


Solo Website Production

Best of Competition:     Andy Lapham, London College of Music & Media, "Undergraduate Project Toolkit"


Adjunct Professor/Grad Student Production

Best of Competition:     Jennifer Paige West, University of North Carolina, "Life at the End of the Road"


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

            N201/202: Liberal Arts College Production Studio: Serving the Student, the Curricula, & the Community [2Yr/Sm. Col.]
With media production positions requiring breadth and depth of knowledge not only in production related areas, this panel explores how the production studio serves the Liberal Arts curricula.  What role do media production courses play at two-year and small Liberal Arts colleges?  How does it offer sufficient depth of production knowledge while exposing students to disciplined inquiry into the broad spectrum of human experience producing creative and resourceful thinkers who are capable of translating their education into the civic sensibilities needed to produce a new generation of leaders?
Moderator:       Kurt Paulson, Bethany Lutheran College
Panelists:          Thomas Kuster, Bethany Lutheran College
                        “Liberal Arts Production Studio Curricula”
                        Cristopher Johnson, Bethany Lutheran College
                        “Developing the next generation of leaders through service and        collaborative learning”
                        Julaine Sparley, Student, Bethany Lutheran College
                        “A Student’s Perspective on the Liberal Arts Studio”
                        Matthew Levorson, Student, Bethany Lutheran College
                        “A Student’s Perspective on Collaborative Learning Projects”
Respondent:     Tom Hall, York College of PA


            N203/204: The Future of Minority Hiring at Broadcast Stations Under the New FCC EEO Rules [Gender, L&P, Multicultural]
“The Future of Minority Hiring at Broadcast Stations Under the New FCC EEO Rules” will examine the Federal Communication Commission’s Equal Employment Opportunity rules.  Some minority groups feel that the FCC is merely asking for paperwork instead of any concrete rules that could lead to minority hiring at radio and television stations.  Recent surveys show the percentage of minority hires are dropping with the exception of women.  So what does this mean to broadcast majors at our universities and colleges?
Moderator:       Cindie Jeter Yanow, Southeast Missouri State University
Panelists:          David Honig, Minority Media and Telecommunications        Council, Washington D.C.
                        Presenting the history of FCC EEO regulation and the civil
                        rights organizations’ critique of the new EEO rules
                        Bob Priddy, RTNDA
                        “The results of the annual RTNDA Survey”
                        Jane Mago, Chief of the Office of Strategic Planning and     Policy Analysis, Federal Communication Commission
                        “The Federal Communications Commission’s Equal
                        Employment Opportunity Rules”
                        Sherrie Wallington, Howard University
                        “Multiculturalism in Broadcast Stations”
                        Cindie Jeter Yanow, Southeast Missouri State University
                        “The Big Picture: Equity and Affirmative Action”


            N210: NAB Research and Information [BEA, NAB]
The recipients of NAB Research Grants in 2003 will present summaries of the results of their research projects.
Moderator:             David Gunzerath, NAB
Panelists:                William Evans, Indiana University
                              “Identifying Students’ Conceptions and Misconceptions
                              Regarding Electronic Media Research
                              Robert F. Potter, University of Alabama
                              “Identifying Students’ Conceptions and Misconceptions
                              Regarding Electronic Media Research
                              Glenda C. Williams, University of Alabama
                              “Identifying Students’ Conceptions and Misconceptions
                              Regarding Electronic Media Research
                              Scott Hamula, Ithaca College
                              “Comparison Study: Nontraditional Revenue at Local
                              Television and Radio Stations”
                              Silvia Knobloch, University of Michigan
                              “Effects of Narrative Structures in Broadcast News”
                              Wilson Lowery, Mississippi State University
                              “Models for convergence of Local Broadcast and Print
                              Operations: Implications of Industry and Academia”
                              Robert F. Potter, Indiana University
                              “Investigating the Effects of Commercial Pod Length on
                              Attention, Emotional Response, Attitudes, and memory in
                              Radio Listeners Across Two Demographic Age Groups”
                              Coy Callison, Texas Tech University
                              “Investigating the Effects of Commercial Pod Length on
                              Attention, Emotional Response, Attitudes, and memory in
                              Radio Listeners Across Two Demographic Age Groups”
                              Todd Chambers, Texas Tech University
                              “Investigating the Effects of Commercial Pod Length on
                              Attention, Emotional Response, Attitudes, and memory in
                              Radio Listeners Across Two Demographic Age Groups”


            N211/212: The Political Economy of Media & the Reporting of the War in Iraq [History, L&P]
The purpose of this panel is to examine the trend of deregulation and the concentration of ownership in relatively few corporate hands and examine its implications for political debate, freedom of speech and freedom of the media.  Many commentators express anxiety about the trend.  News is a for-profit enterprise whose aim is to deliver audiences to advertisers by providing soft news and entertainment rather than political questioning and debate.  In particular, we should examine the reporting of the run up to the Iraq invasion and its aftermath.  Was the public interest served?  To what extent do government sources such as the White House and the Pentagon control news?  Is the internet a meaningful alternative?  What are the economic pressures of production that determine the realities of daily newspapers and broadcast news?
Moderator:       Anthony Friedmann Mount Ida College
Panelists:          Anthony Friedmann, Mount Ida College
                        “The Propaganda Model of American Television News”
                        David Keskeys, University of Gloucester, UK
                        “Media Ownership and Issues of Independence—A UK
                        Larry Elin, Syracuse University
                        “The Internet and its role in News of the War in Iraq”


            N219/220: Producing Producers II [News]
This is an ongoing session started last year.  Panelists will include more professors who were at one time TV News Producers and now teach producing.  It will include some of their best tips for translating the skills and art that made them good producers into the classroom.
Moderator:       Bill Silcock, Arizona State University
Panelists:          Dana Rosengard, University of Memphis
                        Dale Cressman, Brigham Young University
                        Sheila Kelly, Caflin University
                        Yvonne Cappe, University of Kentucky
                        Evonne Whitmore, Kent State University


            N221/222: Ready or Not, Here It Comes: Assessment on College Campuses & in Media Programs [CC&A, PAC]
This panel presents the struggles and successes of the establishment assessment process in five colleges across the country, a procedure that has become necessary for most schools to keep their accreditation.  Attitudes of faculty and staff, how to educate and get people to do it, and the establishment of goals, outcomes and assessment procedures are some of the topics covered. Moderator:   William Christ, Trinity University
Panelists:          Lynn Spangler and Tom McQuaide, State University of New
                        York, New Paltz
                        Ivan Cury, California State University- Los Angeles
                        Mike James, Harding University
                        Hank McDonnell, University of the Incarnate Word
Respondent:     Judy Sims, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire


            N225/226: Favorite Production Assignment Showcase 2004 [PAC, SMA]
Purpose:  Exposure to innovative and creative new production assignments.  From “We’re not schizophrenic…these are just variations on a theme” to “Shhhh, it’s a silent movie
…Everyone has a favorite video production assignment so here’s our chance to share a five-pack of fresh assignments with fellow video production professors.  Handouts will include instructional objectives, assignment requirements, critique sheets and sample tapes for you to take home.
Moderator:       Maryjo Adams Cochran, Sam Houston State University
Panelists:          Bill Stanwood, Boston College
                        “Shhhh, It’s a Silent Movie”
                        Ralph R. Donald, Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville
                        “The Stolen Banana”
                        John Onderdonk, San Antonio College
                        ”Work in Progress”
                        John Morris, University of Southern Indiana
                        “It’s Not Just Another Music Video …”
                        Maryjo Adams Cochran, Sam Houston State University
                        “We’re not schizophrenic …these are just variations on a    theme”


            N227/228: Learn to Work Smarter with Arbitron Online [BIRD, M&S]
A presentation acquainting educators with online tutorials co-offered by Arbitron and coLearn, the Center for Online Learning for Media Sales Professionals.  Representatives from Arbitron and coLearn will discuss recent additions and improvements to the online course content.  Additionally, two researchers will present results of an experimental study conducted in Fall 2003, comparing the instructional effectiveness of the online tutorial Arbitron 101 with two older pedagogical methods, videotape presentation and the lecture/chalkboard method of content delivery.
Moderator:       Bruce Mims, Southeast Missouri State University
Panelists:          Ned Waugaman, Arbitron, Inc.
                        “What’s New at the Arbitron/CoLearn Online Tutorial        Website”
                        Jim Prain, CoLearn
                        “What Instructors Need to Know About CoLearn”
                        Karie Hollerbach (methodology), and Bruce Mims (results) of         Southeast Missouri State University
                        “Teaching Audience-Measurement Concepts: A Study of the           Effectiveness of Pedagogical Methods on Knowledge          Retention”


            N229/230: Scholar-to-Scholar Competitive Poster Session [BOARD]
Moderator:       Sam Sauls, University of North Texas,
                        2005 Convention Program Chair


Presenters:        Gary Schwitzer, University of Minnesota, 2003 New
                        Faculty Research Grant (NFRG) winner,

An analysis of the accuracy and impact of health and medical news presented in local television news” (Research Division)


Philip J. Auter, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, “Uses and Gratifications of
Cell Phone and Enhanced Third Generation Services among Young Adults: A Preliminary Study” (Communication & Technology Division)


David Sedman, Southern Methodist University, “Build It and They Will Conform: Digital Rights Management, Home Media Networks and TV Broadcasting” (Communication & Technology Division)


Eric Hoffman, Barry University, “From Theory to Practice: Exploring Practical Projects and Campus Radio” (Courses, Curricula & Administration Division)


Anthony Moretti, Texas Tech University, “Television and the Olympics: Commercial and Political Influences” (History Division)


Seneca Vaught, (Graduate Student) Bowling Green State University, “The Significance of Race in Radio, Television, and Recollection: An Interpretative Oral History of Amos ‘n’ Andy and Destination Freedom in the 1940s and 1950s” (History Division)


Jeffrey Stein, Wartburg College, Radio in the Heartland: Iowa Broadcasting from the ‘Man on the Street’ to the ‘Radio Homemaker’ ” (History Division)


Thomas Mascaro, Bowling Green State University, “Vietnam Lessons Still Not Learned: Politicization of Military Intelligence and Flaws in ‘The Benjamin Report’ ” (History Division)


Rasha A. Abdulla, University of Miami, “How Television Can Save Lives:  The Egyptian Oral Rehydration Therapy Campaign” (International Division)


Fernando Moreira, Paraiba Valley University-UNIVAP, “Teaching Television in a Real Network Environment:  The UNIVAP TV Project, a Brazilian Successful Experience” (International Division)


Kiran Bharthapudi and Ajay Ojha, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, “Struggling for a Voice of Its Own:  Exploratory Analysis of Egyptian Media System in Terms of Its History, Structure, Control and Policy” (International Division)


Goro Oba and Sylvia Chan-Olmstead, University of Florida, “The Development of Cable Television in East Asian Countries:  A Comparative Analysis of Determinants” (International Division)


Jake Hannaway, University of Florida, Gainesville, "Access Denied:  A Policy Model Analysis and Critique of the Program Access Rules of the 1992 Cable Act" (Law & Policy Division)


Alan B. Albarran, University of North Texas, and W. Lawrence Patrick, Patrick Communications, “Determining Radio Station Value: A Review and Analysis of Industry Models” (Management & Sales Division)


Walter S. McDowell, University of Miami, and Steven J. Dick, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, Making the Cut: Exploring the Dynamics of Audience Power Ratios for U.S. Radio Stations” (Management & Sales Division)


Shuhua Zhou, University of Alabama, and Robert F. Potter, Indiana University, “Effects of Arousing Visuals and Redundancy on Attention to News Stories” (News Division)


Paul D. Bolls, Karthik Changal, Lyndsay Lyons, Jason, Lowry, and Joe Vandersnick, Washington State University, “The Effect of Pod Positioning on Response to Humorous Television Ads” (Research Division)


Max V. Grubb, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, “Prosocial Portrayals and Primetime Television Programming: The Concept of Civility” (Research Division)


Francesca Dillman Carpentier, Arizona State University, Silvia Knobloch, University of Michigan, and Andree Blumhoff, Dresden University of Technology, “From Audial Reaction to Sexual Attraction: How Suggestive Lyrics Can Suggest a Spicer First Impression for a Potential Dating Partner” (Research Division)


John McGuire, Oklahoma State University, “Under the Radar:  A Functional Analysis of 2000. General Election Radio Spots in the Presidential Campaign” (Research Division)


                   N262:  Student Interactive Multimedia Competition Awards
[BEA Media Arts Festival]
Competition Chairs:      Andy Lapham, London College of Music & Media &
                                    Howard Goldbaum, University of Nevada, Reno


Online Persuade/Sell

First Place:                   Joel Speasmaker, James MadisonUniversity,
"Think: An Interactive Commentary on Excessive Consumerism"

Second Place:               Jonathan Adams, Southwest MissouriState University, "Surf & Sirloin"

Third Place:                  Ross Featherstone, Bournemouth University, ""


Online Instruct/Train

First Place:                   Simon Jobling, Staffordshire University,
"Hitting the Target"

Second Place:               Sally Smith, Staffordshire University,
"Golf Caddy"


Online Inform/Educate

First Place:                   Christopher Booker, Indiana University,
"War in the Shadows"

Second Place:               Crystal West, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill,
"The Night Sky"

Third Place:                  Joel Speasmaker, James Madision University,
"Rich Hilliard Portfolio"


Online Entertain

First Place:                   Christina Handford, Staffordshire University,
"Pollen Park"

Second Place:               Richard Whitehouse & Paul Gooder, Staffordshire University,
"Manchester Up Close"

Third Place:                  Kevin Tighe, Central Washington University, "EllensburgExtreme"


Fixed Media Persuade/Sell

First Place:                   Haflida Sigfusson, James Madison University, "Interactive Portfolio"


Fixed Media Instruct/Train

First Place:                   Daniel Drinkard, James MadisonUniversity,
"Virtual Guitar Tutor"

Second Place:               Fransisca Utami, California State University, Northridge,
"Indonesian Food for Two"

Third Place:                  Richard Frost, Staffordshire University,
"Franlin's Lab"


Fixed Media Inform/Educate

First Place:                   Stephanie Berns, Bournemouth University,

Second Place:               Alfonso Gugino, Thames Valley University,

Third Place:                  John Kondis, University of North Carolina,
"Along the Powwow Trail"


Fixed Media Entertain

First Place:                   Luke Whittaker, Bournemouth University,
"A Break in the Road"

Second Place:               Deborah Muirhead, Staffordshire University,
"Moving Toy Mechanisms"

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


6:30-7:30 PM        CBS Television City

MGM Grand Hotel and Casino

CBS Television City is an innovative facility designed specifically to collect data from television audiences. Housed in Las Vegas' MGM Grand Hotel and Casino, CBS Television City features two 25-seat screening rooms equipped with state-of-the-art audience response technologies. BEA2004 attendees are invited to tour the facility, getting a behind-the-scenes look at one of the world's most sophisticated television research facilities. Additional information regarding this event is available online at


6:00-8:00 PM        BEA Festival of Media: Best of Festival/King Foundation Awards


Sponsored by: Avid


The BEA Festival had more than 500 entries this year, and tonight we'll show the top eleven productions representing the very best in faculty and student creative work.  The Awards Ceremony features the BEA Best of the Festival/King Foundation Awards given to both faculty and students, along with a screening of the winning works in video, audio, interactive multimedia, news, scriptwriting and in our small & 2-year colleges.  Each of the eleven winners receives a $1,000 award, along with Avid Xpress Pro software packages.

Joyce Tudryn, the President of the International Radio and Television Society (IRTS), will be our emcee for the evening.  Stop by and enjoy the show in our enhanced video/audio presentation room. It promises to be a fun and relaxing evening with a bit of food provided to hold you over until dinner.


BEA Best of the Festival/King Foundation Award Winners


Faculty Audio Competition (Sponsored by the Broadcast & Internet Radio Division)

Keith Brand, Rowan University
"Low Power to the People"


Student Audio Competition (Sponsored by the Student Media Advisors Division)

William G. Candler, Western Carolina University
"Promo Distraction"


Faculty Interactive Multimedia Competition (Sponsored by the Communication Technology Division)

Steven D. Anderson & M. Joseph Hinshaw, James Madison University
"Video Exposure Control Tutorial"


Student Interactive Multimedia Competition (Sponsored by the Communication Technology Division)

Daniel Drinkard, James Madison University
"Virtual Guitar Tutor"


Student News Competition (Sponsored by the News Division)

Russell Wilde, Southern Utah University

Compilation - "Highway Patrol Crash", "Zion Inn Motel Fire", "Every 15 Minutes"

William Pitts, Arizona State University

Compilation - "Tasers", "Palo Verde Nuclear Plant", "Young Marines"


Faculty  Scriptwriting Competition (Sponsored by the Writing Division)

Frederick Jones, Southeast Missouri State University
"Hope is a Three-legged Dog”


Student Scriptwriting Competition (Sponsored by the Writing Division)

Catherine Harris, San Francisco State University
"A New Idea"


Small & 2-Year Colleges Competition (Sponsored by the Two Year/Small Colleges Division)

Abigail Scott, Chattahoochee Technical College
"K-9 Assistants"


Faculty Video Competition (Sponsored by the Production Aesthetics & Criticism Division)

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


Student Video Competition (Sponsored by the Production Aesthetics & Criticism Division)

Randall Moore, Brandon Kerr & Chris Nagle, Southwest Missouri State University
"Pandora's Box"

Awards Reel Produced by: John M. Woody

Awards Reel Produced at: James Madison University