BEA2004 Preliminary Convention Program
(Final Version)


Sunday, April 18, 2004:


9:00-10:00PM       Final Convention Registration/Email/Lounge



9:00-5:00 PM        NAB/BEA/RTNDA Career Fair
N252, N254, N256


9:00-5:00 PM        NAB/BEA/RTNDA Career Fair Break-Out Session(s)

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

            N201/202: Adrenaline Junkies: Live Remote Sports Broadcasting [PAC]           

                              Numerous broadcast majors dream of being the next generation of sportscaster at both the local and national levels.  While competition for on-air sportscasting talent is fierce, many opportunities exist in remote sports production as on-air talent, in crew positions and management.

                              This panel’s faculty are professionally involved in local, regional and national sports broadcasting productions and will provide insight into the people that get a sports broadcast on the air and how to break into the business.  The panel will also discuss the opportunities and realities for pursuing a sportscasting future.

                              Panelists will also discuss opportunities for faculty involvement and how to set up a university sports broadcasting program.

                              Moderator:       Michael Bruce, Oklahoma Baptist University

                              Panelists:          Steve Adams, Cameron University

                                                      “Radio PXP:  Producing and Play by Play of Live Sporting Events”

                                                      Gerald Curtsinger, University of Detroit, Mercy

                                                      “Audio in Remote Sports Production: Challenges and Opportunities in the marketplace and Classroom”

                                                      Marc Krein, Oklahoma State University

                                                      “30 Seconds to Air: A behind the scenes look at the equipment, the costs and the people that get a national sports broadcast on the air”

                                                      Michael Bruce, Oklahoma Baptist University

                                                      Professional Directing and Student Advising: The Rush of
                        Live Sports Broadcasting”


            N203/204: Studies in Radio History & Imagination [BIRD]

                              This program provides unique perspectives for educators who include radio as part of the Basic Mass Media course.  Presentations tell stories of historic radio pioneer Charles Herrold, early radio broadcasting in Appalachia, and Early Wright, who popularized the Delta Blues music.  This session is a must for those who employ anecdotal teaching materials to stimulate the imagination of students.

                              Moderator:       Frank Chorba, Washburn University

                              Panelists:          Jake Podber, Southern Illinois University

                                                      “Getting the Signal: Imaginative Ways Rural Americans Joined the Radio Revolution:

                                                      Mike Adams, Sam Jose State University

                                                      “Charles Herrole: Inventor of Radio Broadcasting”

                                                      Corley Dennison, Marshall University

                                                      “Across the Ridge & Over-Air-: Early Radio Broadcasting in West Virginia:

                                                      Harold Cones, Christopher Newport University

                                                      “Pioneers in FM:  Eugene F. McDonald & Zenith Radio”
Johanna Cleary, University of North Carolina
“The Early Radio Career of Charles Kuralt”


                    N210: Management & Sales Division Business Meeting


            N211/212: Workshop on Creating an Effective Demo Tape (Radio & TV) [SMA]
Tips and advice for creation of a demo tape for people seeking on air and production positions in radio and TV.
Moderator:       Chris Wheatley, Ithaca College
Panelists:          Chris Wheatley, Ithaca College
                        Eloise Greene, Ithaca College
                        Brenda Jaskulske, Texas Women’s University
                        Ron Osgood, Indiana University


            N219/220: Working Inter-Departmentally [2Yr/Sm. Col.]
The budget crisis in many Two-Year/Small Colleges is resulting in many courses being offered as cross-disciplinary sections and instructors are teaching in other departments.  This panel will discuss the positive aspects of working with and in other departments.  Panelists will present new perspectives and ideas for completing traditional tasks.
Moderator:       Evan Wirig, Grossmont College
Panelists:          Steve Baker, Grossmont College
                        Troy Hunt, College of Eastern Utah
                        Rex Regnier, Clovis Community College
                        Gary Martin, Consumnes River College


            N221/222: Coffee With… TBA [PAC]
Moderator:       Price Hicks, Academy of Television Arts & Sciences


            N223/224: Gendered Machines: Technology & Gender Across Ages
[Com. Tech., Gender]

                              As people age, communication technologies play different roles in their lives.  This panel explores these differences across genders.  Video frames, instant messaging, the World Wide Web and Computers can all be viewed as gendered machines.  Current research in these areas will be presented as well as an industry perspective on gender and communication technology.

                              Moderator: Debbie Owens, Murray State University
Panelists:    Karen Gustafson, University of Texas at Austin
                  “The social construction of the historical ‘gender divide’ in         computer and internet use”
                  Jennifer Henderson, Trinity University
                  “Girl’s and boy’s identification with video game characters”
                  Jennifer Meadows, California State University, Chico
                  “Tweens and Instant Messaging”
                  Carolyn Cunningham, University of Texas at Austin
                  “The Protect Your Fertility Campaign”
                  Karen Riggs, Ohio University
                  “Granny@Work: Aging in a Technology-Driven Work Environment”
                  Mia Consalvo, Ohio University
                  “Playing the Game: Women in the Video Game Industry”


            N225/226: Designing a Broadcast Curriculum: Addressing Multiple Needs—Institutional, Accrediting Bodies, New Media Technologies & the Job Market [CC&A]

                              Academics face the challenge of designing broadcast programs to achieve a variety of diverse objectives including meeting the requirements of accrediting and awarding bodies.  Panelists will provide individual and institutional perspectives on curriculum design for broadcast programs within Europe and the USA which aim to embrace emerging media technologies; fit job market needs at a local, regional or national level; meet guidelines laid down by awarding and accrediting bodies whilst negotiating their own institutional bureaucracy.
Moderator:       Dave Keskeys, University of Gloucestershire
Panelists:          Donald Pollock, University of La Verne
                        “Developing the Broadcast Curriculum with an eye towards the
                        local market”
                        Andy Lapham, Thames Valley University London College of
                        Music & Media, London
                        “Scrapheap challenge: Issues in building and managing a new
                        curriculum from existing parts”
                        Robin Staniforth, University of Gloucestershire, England
                        “Balancing the vocational and academic requirements of a
                        Broadcast Curriculum to gain industry recognition”
                        Dan McCormac, The American College of Greece
                        “Teaching broadcast journalism in a cross-cultural, multi-
                        lingual environment”


            N227/228: The Textbook: You’ve Made Them Buy It… Now How Do You Use It?
We’ve all heard and read the criticisms from our students about textbooks that they were forced to buy but in the end believed they didn’t get enough out of.  This panel addresses how to get the most out of a textbook …and how they should and should not be used.  It also considers the types of classes for which textbooks are and are not appropriate.
Moderator:       Anthony Moretti, Texas Tech University
Panelists:          Don Heider, University of Texas, Austin
                        Marty Gonzalez, San Francisco State
                        Christa Ward, University of Oklahoma
                        Bill Silcock, Arizona State University


            N229/230: New Research on Media, Fear, Trust, & Mistrust Has Policy Implications [Research, L&P]

                              Television news programs shape fear of race and crime.  Bush and Hussein seem less relevant than Superman and Dracula.  Children trust and mistrust advertising of food.  Trust in commercial Websites affects personal disclosures online.  New research findings on media, fear, trust, and mistrust have implications for both public policy and private policy.
Moderator:       Kenneth Harwood, University of Houston
Panelists:          Travis L. Dixon, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
                        “Racial Attitudes, Fear of Crime, and Television News
                        Elly A. Konijn, Free University, Amsterdam
                        “Our New Time of Terror: Bush, Blair, Bin Laden, and
                        Hussein as Movie Characters in the Media.”
                        Mary McIlrath, C & R Research
                        “Children’s Trust and Mistrust of Food Advertising”
                        Miriam Metzger, University of California, Santa Barbara,
                        “Fear for Personal Privacy in Commerce on the Web”
Respondent:     Kim Zarkin, Westminster College
                        “Policy Implications of the Research”


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

            N201/202: Pains & Gains: The Status of Women in Local TV News [BOARD]
A panel of academic and industry experts analyzes the barriers and catalysts of career satisfaction and work-life balance for women in local TV news. The discussion will include obstacles to job satisfaction (e.g., family-relationship strains, burn-out, awkward/long hours, lack of feedback), key components of career satisfaction (e.g., own success/performance, autonomy), industry gains (e.g., increase number of women), and where women are still losing out (e.g., decline in minorities, struggles of female sports journalists).
Moderator:       Pete Seel, Colorado State University
Panelists:          Erika Engstrom, University of Nevada-Las Vegas
                        “A Great Gender Divide? Male vs. Female News Anchors &
                        Perceived Career Barriers”
                        Angie Kucharski, News Director, KCNC-TV, Denver
                        “Leading the Way for Women: Female Managers in Local TV
                        Pam Jackson, Colorado State University
                        “Women TV News Workers Find Success & Stress on the Job:
                        The Denver Study”
                        Linda Lorelle, Anchor, KPRC-TV, Houston, TX
                        “Tough Choices: Finding a Work–Life Balance”
Discussant:       Anthony Ferri, University of Nevada-Las Vegas


            N203/204: From Topic Chat to Establishing TV Stations In a Global Sphere: Using the Internet & Telecommunications To Build the 24/7 & Global Classroom [CC&A]
Ongoing developments in Internet-based technology have dispelled the notion of the traditional weekly classroom meeting.  Today’s contemporary broadcast education courses cut across time and space in innovative ways, bring the growing broadcasting world to student desktops and revolutionize teaching approaches.  Panelists will address the following topics and their implications on broadcast education: Using online teaching tools and far-flung computerized resources, applying the Internet to conduct research, telecommuting global guest speakers to the classroom and creating virtual learning communities.
Moderator:       Fiona Chew, Syracuse University
Panelists:          Joey Reagan, Washington State University
                        “Any time, all the time: Breaking free from the classroom with          online teaching tools”
                        Margaret DeFleur, Boston University
                        “From e-journals to survey databases: Mining computer      resources to better understand the media environment”
                        Benjamin Bates, University of Tennessee
                        “Online assets: Using the Internet for scholarly and   professional broadcast research”
                        Jeff Wilkinson, Hong Kong Baptist University

                        The incredible shrinking classroom: Practices, benefits and             consequences of Internet videoconferencing”
                        Fiona Chew, Syracuse University
                        “Creating virtual learning communities: Applying Internet-     based technology and telecommunications to form project             groups, discussion forums, and beginning broadcast                         entrepreneurs”


                   N210: Production, Aesthetics & Criticism Division Business Meeting


            N211/212: The Sum of Us or Some of Us? Teaching Diversity, Civic Journalism &
Multiculturalism in Broadcast Journalism Courses
Panelist 1 will share exercises used in teaching television reporting classes that point students in the direction of using diverse voices in all stories regardless of story content.  The discussion will also relate to typical smaller-market starting jobs and how beginning reporters can easily find a variety of voices in a community while covering local news in television.  Panelist 2 will focus on the idea of Points of Entry to the syllabus for the infusion of diversity principles.  Panelist 3 will discuss how the activities of civic journalism serve to bring diverse voices into news coverage and content.  Panelist 4 will cover issues related to his recent work “Civic TV: Diversifying Race, Gender.”  The study found that among the sources portrayed on civic journalism entry tapes, 35.5 % were minorities.  That is well above the level of minorities – 25%- in the U.S. population, as recorded in the 2000 Census.
Moderator:       Tony DeMars, Sam Houston State University

Panelists:          Tony DeMars, Sam Houston State University
                        Diversity Exercises for the Classroom as a Standard Process         of Newsgathering”
                        Lillian Dunlap, The Poynter Institute
                        “Entry Points Into the Syllabus for Teaching Diversity in       Broadcast Journalism”
                        Jan Schaffer, J-Lab
                        “Civic Journalism as a Means of Bringing Diverse Voices to             News”
                        David Kurpius, Louisiana State University
                        “Civic TV: Diversifying Race, Gender”


            N219/220: Management & Sales Division Paper Competition
Moderator:       Lionel Grady, Southern Utah University

Open Category
First Place:       Louisa Ha, Bowling Green State University
                        & Sylvia Chan-Olmsted, University of Florida
                        “The Role of  Cable TV Web Sits in Cable TV Network
                        Branding and Viewership”
Second Place:   Byeng-Hee Chang, University of Florida &
                        Eyun-Jung Ki, University of Florida
                        “A Longitudinal Analysis of M&A Patterns of Broadcasting
                        Companies in US: Comparison of Firms Acquiring and

Debut Category
First Place:       Fang Liu, Michigan State University
                        “Value Chain Analysis of the Cable-based Video-on-Demand
Second Place:   James A. Wall, Southern Illinois University
                        “Digital Television: An Economic Perspective”

Respondent: Jerry Condra, SUNY, Oswego


            N221/222: Current Issues in Law & Policy [L&P]
One of the longest-running panels in BEA history.  Experts from inside-the-beltway provide perspectives on the current “hot button” issues in electronic media law and policy.
Moderator:       Barry Umansky, Ball State University
Panelists:          Richard W. Wiley, Rein & Fielding
                        Johanna Mikes, Federal Communications Commission


            N223/224: Communicating Reality: An Analysis of Communication Issues in Reality Television [Gender, PAC]
In this panel four graduate students use communication theory to examine how reality television uses or misuses basic principles of human communication theory.  The papers focus on deception, nonverbal communication, self-disclosure, and gender as a way to understand the potential influence of reality TV on the way we communication and maintain relationships.
Moderator:       Michael Brown, University of Wyoming

Panelists:          Jessica Hurless, University of Wyoming
                        “Reality bites women harder than men: An in-depth look at gender communication in ‘The Bachelor’ versus ‘The             Bachelorette’”
                        Justin Stewart, University of Wyoming
                        “Oh Father Who Art Thou”
                        Danae Birch, University of Wyoming
                        “How much is too much information: Levels of self disclosure           on reality television”
                        Sarah Stone-Watt, University of Wyoming
                        “Communicating Deception: An analysis of gender, communication and lies in ‘For Love or Money’”


            N225/226: Relevance of Radio Studies in the Mass media curriculum [BIRD]
The panel surveys ways that radio studies fits into the contemporary mass media curriculum.  Radio is a powerful political, cultural, and economic force in American society.  The panel presents example courses focusing on radio that are relevant to students and can be integrated into the mass media curriculum.
Moderator:       David Dunaway, University of New Mexico

Panelists:          Michael Keith, Boston College
                        “Radio in Culture and Society”
                        Frank Chorba, Washburn University

                        Radio and the American Imagination”
                        Todd Wirth, William Jewell College
                        “Going Platinum: Creating the Radio Industry’s Next Music
                        Norm Medoff, Northern Arizona University
                        “Radio Relevance in the 175 Channel Universe”
                        David Dunaway, University of New Mexico
                        “Interviewing, Ethnography & Radio Production”

            N227/228: Sports Programming on the Web: Bringing Athletics, Academics, & IT
[Com. Tech.]
Streaming and webcasting applications have been growing rapidly due to decreased costs for bandwidth and storage, and improvements in encoding and compression.  University Athletics provide interesting programming , but lack production expertise.  RTV programs offer production expertise, but may lack specific engineering background and access to campus networks.  IT staff have the access and expertise, but often lack interesting programming.  Careful collaboration between the three units offer unique opportunities to share resources and experiences.
Moderator:       Todd Evans, Drake University School of Journalism
“Compromises in Production Aesthetics for Streaming Sports”
Panelists:          JC Turner, St. Cloud State University
                        “Streaming SCSU Sports: A Working Partnership”
                        Tom Streeter, University of Cincinnati
                        “Windows Media Encoder: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly”
                        Sandy Henry, Drake University
                        “Quicktime Broadcaster: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly”
                        Stan LaMuth, Michigan Technical University
                        “Friends in IT Places: Getting the Best the Bandwidth Has to


            N229/230: Conflict in the Pacific: Local, Regional & International Coverage & Implications [International]

                              Conflict overwhelms the western Pacific: Murderous rampages in the Solomon Islands prompt a 2,000-strong peacekeeping force from several neighboring states; Bougainville’s 15-year war of independence with Papua New Guinea struggles toward closure.  But who knows and who cares?  Panelists bring personal reporting experiences and scholarly perspectives in their review of local, regional and international media coverage of current conflicts in the Pacific, exploring why these conflicts have implications far beyond their apparently isolated locales.

                              Moderator:       Tony Rimmer, Cal State Fullerton

                              Panelists:          Ben Bohane, Pacific Weekly Review

                                                      Reporting Pacific Conflicts

                                                      Peter Lomas, Pacific News Association

                                                      “Promoting Journalism in the Face of Conflict”

                                                      Paul Norris, New Zealand Broadcasting School

                                                      “Pacific Conflicts—The View from Australia & New Zealand”

                                                      Brian Pauling, New Zealand Broadcasting School

                                                      Tony Rimmer, Cal State Fullerton

                                                      Pacific Conflicts- The View from the US & Europe”

Sunday, 12:00-4:45 PM

            New News Talent for the 21st Century: 15 Minutes to Fame
[NAB/BEA/RTNDA Career Fair]
This third annual part of the NAB/BEA/RTNDA career Fair gives students a chance to have their television and radio news “Audition Tapes” critiqued by news directors, talent coaches and consultants.
Produced by:    Bill Silcock, Arizona State University
                        Robert Walz, Brigham Young University
                        Bill Davie, University of Louisiana at Lafayette
                        Ken Fischer, Southern Illinois, Carbondale

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

            N201/202: Using RAB Tools to Enhance the Classroom Experience & Increase the Value of Your Students in the Marketplace [BOARD]
This panel will discuss what skill-sets are needed for today’s radio sellers to be successful, and demonstrate—during a short orientation—how the RAB services can help instructors better prepare students to meet “real world” challenges.
Moderator:       Mark D. Levy, Director of Educational Services,
                        Radio Advertising Bureau
Panelists:          Mark Levy and Friends


            N203/204: Redefining Radio Ownership Regulation: Impact of the FCC’s 2003 Decision Regarding Radio [BIRD]
While much of the debate surrounding the FCC’s June 2003 modifications to media ownership rules focuses on changes to TV ownership rules, the FCC also made sweeping revisions regarding radio ownership.  The panel will examine modifications to radio ownership regulation, including the redefinition of local radio markets, the new cross-media limits, and the controversial diversity index.
Moderator:       Jennifer M. Profitt, Pennsylvania State University
Panelists:          Jennifer M. Profitt, Pennsylvania State University
                        “Debating Cross-Media Ownership Limits”
                        Nina Huntemann, Suffolk University
                        “The Diversity Dilemma: Fallacies of Format Differentiation as a Measure of culture Value”
                        Sylvia Chan-Olmsted, University of Florida
                        “The Economic &  Strategic Drivers of Radio Deregulation &          Their Market Implications”
                        Peter DiCola, University of Michigan/Future of Music
                        “The Contours of Consolidation”
                        Craig Stark, Pennsylvania State University
                        “Separating Content from The Content Providers: A Look at           the FCC’s 2003 Ruling on Network Programs as Separate   Entities for Promotion & Marketing”
                        Todd Chambers, Texas Tech University
                        “The Effects of Deregulation on Radio Program Diversity”


                   N210:        Gender Issues Division Business Meeting


            N211/212: Media Coverage of the War in the Middle East [International]
Middle East media coverage of war has been the subject of many debates in the world since the coverage was tremendous and its impact has been great. Many experts argue that the bringing of the private media like “Al Jazeera” made a big change in covering the news in the region. Major questions/issues arise from these developments and will be examined by the panel. This panel is also going to examine the different kinds of coverage of Arab media of and during the war in Iraq and after and the local, national and global issues and concerns of this coverage.
Moderator:       Douglas A. Boyd, University of Kentucky
Panelists:          Hussein Y. Amin, American University in Cairo

                        Arab Broadcasting During the War in Iraq”
                        S. Abdallah Schleifer, American University in Cairo
                        “Transnational Media Coverage of War in the Middle East”
                        Ali Al-Hai, Consultant to Qatar R&TV
                        “Al Jazeera and the Palestinian Question: The Impact of the
                        ‘Under Siege’ Program on Ordinary Arab Viewers”
                        Shems Friedlander, American University in Cairo
                        “Impact of War Visuals on the Middle Eastern Views”
                        Naila Nabil Hamdy, American University in Cairo
                        “Internet Coverage of the War”
Respondent:     Leo Gher, Southern Illinois University


            N219/220: Production, Aesthetics & Criticism Division Paper Competition
Moderator:       Robin Riley, University of Cincinnati

Open Category
First Place:       David P. Pierson, University of Southern Maine
                        “Engaging Frames: The discursive Role of TV Network On-
                        Air Promotions”

Debut Category
First Place:       Joon Lee, Ohio University
                        “From Vector to Simulacra: A Comparative Study for the
                        Aesthetic Construction of Spirituality of Tele-ritual and Cyber-
Second Place:   Bill Noel, Lynchburg College
                        “The Arc of Production: A Producer’s Practical Guide to
                        Organizing and Executing Media Projects”


      N221/222: Management & Sales Case Study Competition [M&S]
Fourth Annual panel to highlight case studies focusing on management and sales issues.  Cash prize awarded to the top case.
Moderator:       Greg Newton, Ohio University
First Place:       James A. Wall, Southern Illinois University
                        “Radio Promotion Semester Project”
Second Place:   John W. Owens, University of Cincinnati
                        “Book Breakout Session”
Respondent:     TBA


            N223/224: The Historic Impact of Media on Sports [History]
The media has historically held tremendous sway over sports and vice versa.  From radio announcers calling games via ticker tape to the technological advances of the past 80 plus years, the media has helped shape perceptions of athletes and athletic teams.  This panel will discuss how the media has influenced society and sports throughout the years.
Moderator:       Roger Heinrich, Middle Tennessee State University

Panelists:          Robin Hardin, University of Tennessee
                        “The Media’s Role in Shaping the Perception of Athletes”
                        Peter Orlik, Central Michigan University

                        Hockey Night in Canada on the CBC”
                        Michael Murray, University of Missouri-St. Louis
                        “Covering College Athletics: Town & Gown in the ‘Ville’”
                        Stuart Esrock, University of Louisville
                        “Covering College Athletics: Town & Gown in the ‘Ville,’ an           Update”
                        Steven McClung, Florida State University
                        “Corner Bar: A Case Study of the Herd Sports Page Bulletin           Board”


            N225/226: Promoting Professional Experiences for Students [PAC, CC&A]
Various experiences mentoring students in professional production activities will be detailed, including the lessons learned, the problems encountered, and the benefits derived.
Moderator:       Larrie Gale, Brigham Young University
Panelists:          Larrie Gale, Brigham Young University
                        “Professional Radio & Video Programs: Student Mentored
                        April Chabries, Brigham Young University
                        “Mentoring Students—Producing Documentaries”
                        Duane Roberst, KBYU-TV, Brigham Young University
                        “Managing Student Experiences in a Broadcast Environment”
                        Pete Hansen, Owner – VIP Media
                        “Mentoring from the Industry’s Perspective”
Respondent:     John Smith, Southern Utah University


            N227/228: Student News Webcasting [News]
Some programs have created webcast operations as training facilities for their broadcasting students.  Many of these webcast sites produce student newscast, for radio, television or both.  What are the challenges and opportunities of producing news on the web?  What are the sources of the news?  What types of computer technology are used?  What are the differences in producing newscasts for the web compared to other more traditional media? Pros and cons?
Moderator:       J.M. Dempsey, University of North Texas
Panelists:          J.M. Dempsey, University of North Texas
                        Ron Bland, University of Texas at Arlington
                        Anthony Fellows, California State University-Fullerton

                        John Rody,, Dallas
                        Dale Edwards, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill


N229/230: Experiential Learning in the Research Course: Doing Research to Learn Research [CC&A, Research]
This panel consists of faculty who believe that the most effective way to teach research is to provide students with the opportunity to conduct a study.  The panelists, all of whom teach a research course, require their students to conduct media-related research projects. Ideas for research topics will be explored, examples of research terms that can be taught will be provided, and suggestions will be offered on how to plan, implement, fund, and evaluate projects.
Moderator:       Marianne Barrett, Arizona State University
Panelists:          Judy Sims, University of Wisconsin Eau Claire
                        “Researching HDTV: Experiential Learning in the     Undergraduate Research Course”
                        Ted Carlin, Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania
                        “Why Do I Need to Know This?: Actively Teaching the      Introductory Graduate Research Course to Non-Researchers”
                        Augie Grant, Focus 25 Research & Consulting,
                        & University of South Carolina
                        “Practical Considerations in Conducting Proprietary Research         in Undergraduate Research Classes”
                        Mary S. Larson, Northern Illinois University
                        “From Gangsta Rap to Dr. Phil: Media Analyses in the        Research Course”


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

            N201/202: African Tales: Teaching Media and Journalism in Africa
[CC&A, International]
Media training in Africa is at a crossroads.  Political, social, economic and technical changes have created an environment ripe for international exchange.   The invited panelists have served as educators or consultants for media training universities and institutes in several African nations.  Panelists will discuss how they acquired their posts abroad and how their African tales have enriched their domestic classrooms.  [African Posts]
Moderator:       Joanne M. Lisosky, Pacific Lutheran University
Panelists:          Michelle Betz, University of Central Florida
                        [National University of Rwanda in Butare]

                        Joanne M. Lisosky, Pacific Lutheran University
                        [UNESCO-Nairobi and Makerere University (Uganda)]
                        Gilda Sheppard, Evergreen State College
                        [University of Capecoast (Ghana)]
                        Steve Pasternack, New Mexico State University
                        [National University of Rwanda, Asmara University (Eritrea)
                        Makerere University (Uganda) and National University in


            N203/204: Radio & American Culture [BIRD]
Radio remains one of the great neglected areas of American culture. Though for 80 years a vital part of the American media environment, its impact on US and global culture has for the last 50 years been overshadowed by its successor medium, television. This session attempts to correct the omission by bringing together papers that look at radio’s continuing role in US culture, both historically and in the present day.
Moderator: Michelle Hilmes, University of Wisconsin–Madison
Panelists:    Louise Benjamin, University of Georgia
                  “The NBC Advisory council and Religious Broadcasting in the
                  Michael Brown, University of Wyonming

                  Gender & Status: Coding the Receiving Set for the Home”
                  Greg Pitts, Bradley University
                  “Investigating the Meaning of radio to Teenagers”
                  Michele Hilmes, University of Wisconsin-Madison
                  “Trans-Atlantic Currents: The BBC U US Broadcasting 1930-48”


            N211/212: Electronic Media News Coverage of the War in Iraq: What Effect Does ‘Embedding’ Have on the Ability of Journalists to Flesh Out Truth? [BOARD]
While “embedded” journalism has been around at least since World War II, the war in Iraq gave reporters unprecedented freedom to join specific units to cover their stories. With the Vietnam conflict, many Americans viewed media coverage in a negative way, resulting in the military’s decision to strictly enforce media coverage in the Persian Gulf, Panama, and Kosovo. However, with  newly-acquired ability to be “embedded,” are electronic media journalists biased in the way they cover individual units? Are they able to offer balance and fairness in their reporting of war? Can they flesh out truth?
Moderator:       Thomas R. Berg, Middle Tennessee State University
Panelists:          Teresa D. Keller, Emory & Henry College
                        “After the Embedding Blitz”
                        Robert Pondillo, Middle Tennessee State University
                        ”More Old Wine in New Skins”
                        Mike Cutler, News Director, WTVF-TV, Nashville
                        “War Coverage: Local Impact”


            N219/220: Student Media Advisors Division Business Meeting
& Student Audio Competition Awards

Sam Sauls, University of North Texas, Chair

Dale Hoskins, Northern Arizona University, Vice Chair

Michael Taylor, Valdosta State University, Newsletter Editor/Secretary

Ken Nagelberg, Buffalo State University, Webmanager

David Spiceland, Appalachian State University, ListServe Coordinator

Mark Tolstedt, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, Membership Coordinator

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


Student Audio Competition Winners:
1st Place:                Kevin Justus, Marshall University, “Dr. Love
2nd Place (Tie):       Mike Moore, Colorado State University, “All My Music
2nd Place (Tie):  Mike Santos & Braden Dick, Colorado State University, “KCSU I Hate You
3rd Place:  Matt Lescault-Wood, Brandon Sullivan, & Jordan Sullivan, Grossmont Community College, “Offstage Radio Theatre: A Lesson Learned

1st Place:  Tim Johnson, Northwestern College, St. Paul, “LIFENET FM
2nd Place:  Vania Joseph, University of La Verne, “Vania Joseph Show
3rd Place:  Gabe "Skivvy" Schirm, Colorado State University, “DJ Aircheck

Educational Program:
1st Place:  Abby Berendt, Colorado State University, “Hip Hop & The Media
2nd Place:  Josh Huseby, Colorado State University, “Excuse Me Mr. President
3rd Place (Tie):  Bill Pavlou, Rowan University, “Are You There America? It' Me God
3rd Place (Tie):  Mike Mulford, Southern Illinois University-Carbondale, (untitled)

1st Place:  Baker Machado, Colorado State University
2nd Place:  Marika Krause, Colorado State University
3rd Place:  Adam
Geller, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

1st Place:  William G. Candler, Western Carolina University, “Promo Distraction
2nd Place:  Daniel Clay Stimeling, Marshall University, “W-M-U-L Car Dealer
3rd Place:  Vania Joseph, University of La Verne, “Two Girls Doin' their Own Thing

Specialty Program:
1st Place:  Matt Perez, University of La Verne, “Working Independently in the Music Industry #1
2nd Place:  Elaine Fregoso, University of La Verne, “Music News Breakdown #4
3rd Place (Tie):  Andrea Burridge, Ryerson University, “A Work in Progress
3rd Place (Tie):  John Cabral, California State University Northridge, “Some Things Considered

1st Place:  Jarrod P. Shadrick, The University of Alabama, “2003 Women's College World Series-Oklahoma vs. Alabama
2nd Place (Tie):  Vince Payne, Marshall University, “Student Sportscaster Compilation
2nd Place (Tie):  Tom Ortuso, Rowan University, “Rowan vs Ramapo College-NCAA D-III Basketball
3rd Place:  Chadwick Mark
Anderson, The University of Alabama, “Alabama v. Louisiana Tech-2nd Half

Student Sportscast:
1st Place:  Sean Bass & Bobby Crook, University of North Texas-KNTU, “The Late Edition Sports 11/17/03
2nd Place:  Travis Huntington, Colorado State University, “KCSU Sports Update - 12/02/03
3rd Place:  Tom Ortuso, Rowan University, “Rowan University Football Show


            N221/222: Two-Year/Small College Annual Production Showcase [2Yr/Sm. Col.]
Students work from members institutions will be showcased.  Panelists will provide critiques, techniques and supportive suggestions.
Moderator:       Bill King, Phoenix College
Panelists:          William J. Bolduc, University of North Carolina at Wilmington
                        Jonathan Ash, Doane College, Crete, NE
                        Evan Wirig, Grossmont College, El Cajon, CA


            N223/224: The Short Feature Undergraduate Production Class [CC&A, PAC]
There are numerous benefits for students in experiencing the production of a short feature drama of 30-45 minutes.  At Biola University there is a year-long production class where students produce such a program.  This session explores some of the lessons learned concerning scheduling, budgeting, student verses faculty directed projects, and film verses video media.
Moderator:       Craig Detweiler, Biola University
Panelists:          Mike Gonzales, Biola University
                        “Faculty as Director of a Short Feature”
                        John Schmidt, Biola University
                        “Faculty as Producer of a Short Feature”
                        Gerald Fisher, Biola University
                        “Facilitating Production and Post Production of the Short     Feature”
                        Evy Camacho, Biola University
                        “Student Perspectives on a Short Feature Class”


            N225/226: DATELINE OVERSEAS: Getting Student Reporters Overseas—How, When, Where? [News]
Panelists in this session will discuss how to get students abroad to have international experiences earlier in their careers.
Moderator:       B. William Silcock, Arizona State University
Panelists:          Jon Smith, Southern Utah University
                        Robert Walz, Brigham Young University
                        Ed Freedman, Zayed University
                        Daniel McCormac, American College of Greece
                        Othello richards, Student, Brigham Young University


            N229/230: Gender Issues Division Paper Competition
Moderator:       Debbie Owens, Murray State University
Open Category
First Place:       Andrew C. Billings, Clemson University
                        “Just One of ‘The Guys’: An Analysis of Annika Sorenstam at
                        the 2003 PGA Colonial Golf Tournament”

Debut Category
First Place:       Terry Filipowicz, California State University, Sacramento
                        “Pink Collar Bars: Female News Producers and the Television
Second Place:   Bonny K. Van, University of Louisiana at Lafayette
                        “Mentoring Among Women in Television Management”
Third Place:      “Jacqueline M. Layng, University of Toledo
                        “Gender Issues in the Workplace: Building a Critical Viewing
                        Model for Corporate Training Videos:

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

            N211/212: The Power & The Trauma: Embedded Journalists & Dealing With Traumatic Situations [News]
From embedded journalists who might see war at its ugliest to those who cover the aftermath of terrorism, do we as academics have a responsibility to warn our students and train them to deal with traumatic situations.  Can it be done?  Should it be done? Panelists will address these questions as they discuss the issue of training students to deal with the trauma of covering war.
Moderator:       Ed Freedman, Zayed University
Panelists:          Michael Parks, University of Southern California
                        Joel Campagna, Corporation to Protect Journalists
                        Roger Simpson, University of Washington
                        Dr. Elana Newman, University of Tulsa
                        Frank Smyth, Freelance Journalist, Committee to Protect


            N219/220: Student Media Advisors Division Paper Competition
Moderator:       Dale Hoskins, Northern Arizona University
Open Category
First Place:       Paul A. Creasman, Azusa Pacific University,
                        "The Paradox of College Radio"
Second Place:   Sam Sauls and Adam Dean (Masters Student), University
                        of North Texas,
                        "Programming Decisions:  Effects on the Community at
                        Large Beyond the
Campus Boundaries"

Debut Category
First Place:       A. Joseph Borrell and Trevor Stottlemyer (Masters Student)
                        Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania,
                        "Structuring & Staffing the College Radio Station"
Second Place:   Gregory S. Martin, St. Cloud State University,
                        "Four Models for Student Television Production & Teaching:
                        Television Production Converges in the Computer "

Respondent:     William J. Rugg, Schoolcraft College


            N221/222: Media Facility Management & Budgets [M&S, 2Yr/Sm. Col.]
Budget planning …does the budget drive the plan or does the plan drive the budget?  A panel of Media Facility administrators will share their unique perspectives on a plan for media facility and equipment upgrades, securing funding, and managing a media facility on a fixed or reduced budget.  The purpose of this panel is to provide management methods and practices given the individual student population, budget streams and institutional goals.
Moderator:       Larry Abed, DePauw University
Panelists:          Larry Abed, DePauw University
                        “Operating a media facility on a fixed or reduced budget”
                        Martin Pennoni, Lansing Community College
                        “Developing an equipment replacement plan and selling it to             your institution”
                        Gary Reid, WDBM-FM, Michigan State University
                        “Planning for Revenue Source Diversity and Appropriate     Technology”
                        Marjorie Yambor, Western Kentucky University
                        “Funding a Radio Program from Scratch”


            N223/224: Who Really Owns Your Intellectual Property? [Com. Tech., PAC]
As Universities search for more revenue sources, some have resorted to demanding rights to the intellectual property of faculty and students.  While most of the discussion has centered on more traditional research, faculty who are engaged in creative video and multimedia work need to have input into the university policy-making process.  This panel will assist them in that endeavor.  The AAUP guidelines on our intellectual property rights will be central to the discussion.  Panelists will include representatives from public and private universities with both union and non-union faculty contracts.
Moderator:       Mary Blue, Loyola University, New Orleans
Panelists:          Matt Bunker, University of Alabama
                        “Academics and Copyright: The Murky State of the Law”
                        Candace Kant, American Association of University Professors
                        “AAUP Policy Statement and Guidelines for University
                        Intellectual Property Policies”
                        Kevin Corbett, Central Michigan University
                        “Intellectual Property Rights and University Faculty and/or
                        Student Productions: What is ‘ Substantial Support’?”
                        Mary Blue, Loyola University
                        “University Intellectual Property Policies: What to Look for,
                        what to Avoid.”


            N225/226: Alternatives to Large Programs: What to Do When You Only Have One News Course [News]
Many smaller schools only have one broadcast news course yet they must still produce students with broadcast news skills and, in many cases produce news for a university radio or television station.  This panel will discuss how these programs present news skills to their students.  Also the panel will look at some criteria for adding additional courses as well as how to administer such programs.
Moderator:       Stephen Adams, Cameron University
Panelists:          Dennis Conway, Kean University
                        “All Field Production, all the time”
                        Stephen Adams, Cameron University
                        “Incorporating news into other courses”
                        Sally Nesselrode, St. Joseph’s College
                        “When you get to add a second news course, what should it            be?”
                        Roger Hadley, Oklahoma Baptist University
                        “The role of the student produced newscast in the curriculum”


            N227/228: The Action’s In the Writing II: Exercises & Methods to Give It Life
[CC&A, PAC, Writing]
Movies are stories told in pictures conveyed through action.  Yet, teaching the craft of writing action is an extraordinary challenge.  How many different types of action are there?  How is action expressed cinematically?  What challenges and opportunities does action present to writing teachers?  This panel presents specific examples, methods and exercises these teachers use in class.  A question/answer session and discussion will follow.
Moderator:       Rustin Greene, James Madison University
Panelists:          Michael Harvice, Marquette University
                        “What you write is what audience sees—Oh Yeah!”
                        Kevin Reynolds, James Madison University
                        ”Screenwriting Style: The Writer’s Relationship to the
                        Jon Stahl, California State University, Northridge
                        “Character, Action, Image: Discovering the Intrinsic             Connections”
                        Fred Thorne, California State University
                        ”Body Language: Visual Revelation of Character in
                        Storytelling on the Screen”
                        Glenda Williams, University of Alabama
                        “Actions Speak Louder than Words”


            N229/230: Multicultural Division Business Meeting


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

            N211/212: Workshop on Legal Issues Facing College Broadcasters [SMA]
This workshop will focus on the legal issues facing college broadcasters. Areas to be targeted include the requirements radio stations will be facing concerning license renewal, as well as the other areas such as underwriting, Public Files and electronic filing with the FCC. Kathryn Schmeltzer, an attorney that works closely with media concerning FCC issues will present information from an attorney’s point-of-view. A representative of the FCC is also expected to attend the workshop.
Moderator:       John Morris, University of Southern Indiana
Panelists:          Kathryn Schmeltzer, Shaw Pittman LLP
                        “Legal Issues Facing College Broadcasters”
                        FCC Representative: TBA


            N219/220: Research Division “Research in Progress” Competition
Moderator:       Catherine A. Luther, University of Tennessee
First Place:       Su Hi Choi, Temple University
                        “Can the Global Market Create ‘Visual Esperanto’? A Content
                        Analysis of Korean and U.S. TV Commercials”
Second Place:   R. Glenn Cummins, University of Alabama
                        “Parasocial Interaction and Formal Features of Reality-Based
                        Television Programs”
Third Place:      Sunny Skye Pemberton, University of Florida
                        “Learning to Live in the Sunshine: Understanding Government
                        Access Training of Broadcast Journalists”
Fourth Place:    Ideok Song, Indiana University
                        “Differences in Entertainment Function between Television
                        and the Internet: Comparison of Their Intervention Potentials
                        and Excitatory Potentials”


            N221/222: Broadcast News Performance Tools Workshop [BIRD]
Techniques of broadcast delivery, including prepping script, warming up, breathing, gesture, posture, and facial expression. Session includes aircheck tapes. Audience will participate in discussion regarding teaching techniques
Moderator:       Marilyn Pittman, Talk Better Radio
Panelists:          Michelle McCoy, Kent State University, Stark campus
                        Gloria G. Horning, Northern Arizona University


            N223/224: Convergent Technology Update: Is RTV RIP? [Com. Tech., M&S]
Convergence among media technologies is reflected in convergent industries, audiences, and practices.  Much of the impetus for convergence stems from the widespread use and demand for (digital) Audio/Video Content.  Five panelists will present important aspects of new media technology, including technical issues (means of delivery & format), content areas (news), legal elements , and how audiences are adapting in the new environment.  Afterward, the respondent will discuss the implications in an attempt to “untangle media’s Gordian Knot.”
Moderator:       Jeffrey S. Wilkinson, Hong Kong Baptist University

Panelists:          Phil Auter, University of Louisiana, Lafayette
                        Uni-Delivery: Mass + Interpersonal + Wireless = Anytime,            Anywhere, Anything”
                        Kelvin Lee, Hong Kong Baptist University
                        “The New Face of Video: 2D, 3D, HD, and Video-mation”
                        Jan Schaffer, J-Lab Industries
                        “Convergent Audiences: When Consumers are Creators &
                        Chris McDonald, University of South Carolina
                        “Convergent Regulation: Current Cases Confounding Lawyers         and Laypersons Alike”
                        Marie Curkan-Flanagan, University of South Florida
                        “Convergent Journalism: Multi-Platform, Multi-Tasking, 24-7          Eyewitness to History, or a Hi-Tech Train-Wreck?”


            N225/226: Beyond the Technology: Exercises, Assignments & Solutions in Teaching Non-Linear Video Editing [CC&A, PAC]
Discussions of non-linear editing often involve technological issues such as platform, software, storage and distribution.  This session attempts to move beyond such questions and look at effective teaching strategies and methods.  Panelists will discuss how they teach non-linear editing and show specific assignments and exercises used in the classroom.  This session also looks at curriculum issues such as class length, lab components and possible integration with other video courses.
Moderator:       Steven D. Anderson, James Madison University
Panelists:          Kevin Burke, University of Cincinnati
                        “Farewell to the Cuts-Only Suites: Finding Space for Process
                        and Theory in a Non-Linear Editing Environment”
                        John Woody , James Madison University
                        ”Integrated Field and Post Production Course Sequences: Does
                        it Work?”
                        Tim Pollard, Ball State University
                        “You Mean Five Stories in One Semester?—How to Push the
                        Students’ Creative Juices”
                        Joe Bridges, Malone College
                        “Basic Pandora’s Box Editing: A Non-Linear Video
                        Assignment in Good Storytelling with Creative Options”
                        Rebecca Abbott, Quinnipiac University
                        “Gunsmoke Revisited: The Quest for Good Dailies”


            N227/228: TV News: Shooting Outside the Box [News]
Some broadcast journalism students will be required to both report & shoot their own stories when they graduate.  The students need to develop videography skills beyond the basics of turning on the equipment and pointing the camera.  A panel of two faculty and two professional news videographers will discuss how to take students to a higher skill level by “Shooting Outside the Box.”  The panelists will discuss both beginning and advanced topics including: conquering technical phobia, the reporter/videographer relationship, advanced shooting tips and the future of the “converged electronic photo-journalist.
Moderator:       Ken Fischer, Southern Illinois University Carbondale
Panelists:          G. Stuart Smith, Hofstra University
                        “Teaching Beyond the Basics”
                        Mike Rodriguez, WOUB-TV
                        “Videographers are Journalists, too!”
                        Fred Grullon, KTNV-TV
                        “Working Smarter”


            N229/230: Multicultural Division Paper Competition
Moderator:       W. Buzz Hoon, Western Illinois University
Open Category
First Place:
       Todd Chambers, Texas Tech. University
                        “The Nature of Competition Among Radio Stations in Hispanic       Media Markets”
Second Place:
   Chuck Hoy, Bowling Green State University
                        “Straight Media, Gay Agenda”

Debut Category
                        no winners

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