BEA 2005

Saturday, April 23, 2005: (updated 4-5-05)


 (No Convention Registration on Saturday.)


9:00-5:00 PM                 Email/Lounge (00300)



 9:00-5:00 PM                BEA Placement Center (00301)

                    N253           [BOARD]

Facilitator:  Michael Bruce, Oklahoma Baptist University


9:00-5:00 PM                 Exhibit Hall (00302)

N255, N257, N259, N261


9:00-5:00 PM                 Technology Demonstration Area (Exhibit Hall) (00303)


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 1)
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.  With training on the Adobe family of industry-leading video production tools, students can reach their creative potential as they prepare for careers in film, video, television, DVD authoring, Web publishing, and other exciting fields.  To find out more, visit  


GenArts, Inc. (Booth 2)
Sapphire Plug-ins is a collection of over 175 industry-renowned image processing and synthesis effects.  Long considered indispensable on Avid and Discreet systems, the release of Sapphire for After Effects and compatible products in 2004 brought this premiere set of plug-ins to a broader range of digital artists and editors.  Now anyone with After Effects, Final Cut Pro, Combustion, etc. can incorporate high quality, organic effects into their work.  For more information or to get your free trial, stop by our BEA booth or visit


Apple (Booth 3)
At this year's BEA Convention, Apple will be showcasing its industry-leading broadcast and video solutions for education. See Apple's full digital video workflow in action, with applications like Final Cut Pro, Final Cut Express , Motion, Shake, 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. To find out more, visit


Discreet  (Booth 4)
Discreet empowers media professionals to realize the visual experience and transform their most evocative and ambitious visions into reality. Our award-winning solutions are designed for digital media creation, management and delivery across all disciplines from film and television visual effects, color grading and editing to animation, game development, Web and design visualization. To find out more, visit:


Avid Technology, Inc.  (Booth 5)
Successful careers begin with Avid in the classroom. Avid shares your commitment to developing the next generation of media professionals – 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 to succeed in an industry where both talent and technical expertise are essential. The ease-of-use and interoperability of the Avid family of products let students focus on a single idea rather than multiple interfaces –  and educators on teaching instead of technology. With Avid systems and networks, schools can attract today’s top talent, offer advanced career-building skills, and stay ahead of the technology curve.  For a complete look at Avid’s latest products, please visit us at NAB booth number SL600 in South Hall or visit us at


Sony Electronics Inc.  (Booths 6 & 7)

Sony provides the most advanced audio and video systems tailored to the needs of the educational community. Our diverse product line includes complete families of SD and HD products, network capable products for presentation, displays, digital signage, on-campus production/editing suites, content asset management tools, school security, and more. For more information please visit to

BEA Hands-On Training Labs

BEA is pleased to have Adobe, Apple and Avid providing free hands-on training on their most popular applications.  All three 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              Adobe Hands-On Training Lab (00304)


Come by the Adobe lab for free hands on training on all of Adobe’s Video and Audio solutions including Adobe Premiere Pro, Adobe After Effects, Adobe Audition and Adobe Encore DVD. Stop by Room N241 to sign up for these sessions.


On-Site Registration
8:00 am – 4:00 pm, Room N241


Today's Schedule

Saturday, April 23

9:00 – 10:15: Adobe After Effects

12:00 – 1:15: Adobe Audition

1:30 – 2:45: Adobe Encore DVD

3:00 – 4:15: Adobe Premiere Pro

4:30 – 5:45: Adobe After Effects


Class Descriptions

Professional Video Editing in Adobe Premiere Pro & Adobe Photoshop CS

In this session, you will see how Adobe Premiere Pro 1.5 software revolutionizes nonlinear video editing, ranging from DV, HDV, and full HD, giving you precise control to take video and audio production to an entirely new level. You’ll get to experience a real-time editing environment, new project management tools, advanced color correction, enhanced audio editing capabilities and  unmatched Adobe Photoshop compatibility. As well, you’ll see how this product seamlessly integrates with the rest of the Adobe video and audio solutions.


Soundtracks, Music Beds and Underscore Creation with Adobe Audition
In this session, we'll take a look at using Adobe Audition as a compositional tool, utilizing the 5,000 pieces of royalty-free material that ship with the product, also known as 'Loopology'. We'll show how to score a commercial using loops, how to mix the music and add voice-over, and how to shorten or lengthen a radio spot without changing pitch or losing quality.

Motion Graphics in Adobe After Effects 6.5: From Storyboard to Execution

This session will explore concepts, workflow and production techniques that are essential in creating a Motion Graphics Project while working in Adobe After Effects, Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator. It will also introduce you to a curriculum for teaching Motion Graphics. Topics will include researching ideas, rough storyboards, logo design, style pages, polished storyboards, building elements and compositing. Come see how Adobe® After Effects® 6.5 software continues to set new standards in motion graphics and visual effects for film, video, DVD, and the Web.


Creative Authoring for Professional DVD Production in Adobe Encore DVD

Want to learn how to go from raw content to a professional DVD in 4 simple steps? Attend this session and learn how to create DVDs with Adobe Encore DVD. Convert your source files to MPEG-2 and Dolby Digital (R) audio, create and edit menus in native Adobe Photoshop format, integrate motion menus and transitions from After Effects and manage navigation design using Adobe Encore's flexible interface.



9:00-5:00 PM              Apple Hands-On Classroom (00305)


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, you'll get a chance to test drive the latest Apple and Mac based tools. 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.


On-Site Registration
8:00 am – 4:00 pm, Room N249


Today's Schedule

Saturday, April 23

9:00 – 10:15: Intro to Final Cut Pro

1:30 – 2:45: Motion

3:00 – 4:15: DVD Studio Pro



9:00-5:00 PM              Hands-On Avid Classroom (00306)


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


On-Site Registration
8:00 am – 4:00 pm, Room N251


Saturday, April 23

9:00 – 10:15: Editing with Avid Xpress® Pro HD and Avid NewsCutter® XP:  The Basics and Beyond

1:30 – 2:45: Avid Xpress® Pro HD:  Tips and Techniques

3:00 – 4:15: Avid Xpress® Studio:  The Complete Multimedia Lab

4:30 – 5:45: Editing with Avid Xpress® Pro HD and Avid NewsCutter® XP:  The Basics and Beyond


Class Descriptions

Editing with Avid Xpress® Pro HD and Avid NewsCutter® XP:  The Basics and Beyond

This hands-on session will show some of the key features that set Avid products apart from other editing solutions. Although this session assumes that you’re new to Avid editing, it also offers an excellent overview of the latest versions of Avid Xpress Pro HD and Avid NewsCutter XP 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 real-time multicamera editing, keyboard-driven trimming, and one-touch automatic color correction. You’ll also work with media from a real-world project, explore native DVCPRO HD editing, and take a brief look at the power of Avid’s DNxHD™ 8-bit format playback, editing, and rendering. Experience for yourself, hands-on, why Avid continues to be the first choice of film and broadcast journalism professionals at the highest levels of production.


Avid Xpress® Pro HD:  Tips and Techniques

Video editing is just the beginning of the power of Avid Xpress Pro HD, 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 with the most advanced software color correction tools on the market, experience Avid Marquee® advanced effects, and dig deeper into Avid DNxHD 8-bit format playback, editing, and rendering and real-time SD offline and DV25 multicamera editing.  You’ll even get to explore Xpress Pro’s powerful audio features, working with technology developed in Digidesign’s® Academy Award® winning ProTools®. This hands-on session will show that you needn’t be an expert to take advantage of Avid’s industry-defining expert tools.


Avid Xpress® Studio:  The Complete Multimedia Lab

Here’s the perfect opportunity to be introduced to Avid Xpress Studio, a complete suite of today’s most powerful media creation software ever offered.  In this hands-on session, you will be immersed in the seamlessly integrated interfaces of the five industry-leading software applications included in Avid Xpress Studio.  Starting with Avid Xpress Pro, you'll work with Avid’s unique real-time multicamera editing and keyboard-driven trimming.  Then, with drag-and-drop simplicity, you’ll effortlessly transfer your audio to Pro Tools® LE for further sweetening.  You’ll instantly import a slick, 3D animated logo from Avid 3D, and take a brief look at the advanced tilting, effects and compositing of Avid FX and the expert DVD authoring of Avid DVD.  This session is the best way to find out for yourself why Avid Xpress Studio is revolutionizing the digital media creation world!


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

         N232:   The Action’s In The Writing III: Exercises And Methods To Give Characters Life


[CCA, Writing, & PAC]


Movies are stories told in pictures conveyed through action. Yet, teaching the craft of writing character-driven action is an extraordinary challenge. How is character revealed through cinematic action? 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, Madison University
Panelists:     Michael Havice, Marquette University

                          “Your Story Needs Four Characters: Who Are These Characters and How       

                            Do They Act?”

                     Kevin Reynolds, James Madison University

                          “Exposition in Action”

                     Fred Thorne, California State University Chico

                          “Body Language; The Inner Spirit of Action”

                     Glenda Williams, University of Alabama

                          “Keeping It Real: Creating Characters That Connect”                             


                      N235:  One Year Into The Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA): Is it working?  (00311)

                                     [Law & Policy]


In 2003 the U.S. Supreme Court upheld passage of the controversial Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA) which mandated the use of Internet filtering systems on public-use computers in all public libraries.  Failure to adopt a filtering system would result in a library’s loss of some federal funding.  In the first year of the Act’s implementation some libraries have chosen to install a filtering system; others have refused and have forfeited federal funds. This panel studies the complex issues surrounding the first year of CIPA from a variety of perspectives including freedom of speech, protection of children and government policymaking.

Moderator:  Cynthia Cooper, Salisbury University

Panelists:     Jeff Blevins, Iowa State University

                           “Internet Pornography and the Communications Policy-making Process: 

                            Lessons Learned and Enduring Questions”

                      Gary Wade, Drake University

                            “CIPA…Still a Step in the Right Direction”

                                                        Andrew Utterback, Eastern Connecticut State University

                                                             “From the Trenches: Parent and Library Experiences with CIPA”


                     N236:  Management & Sales Division Business Meeting (00312)


     Chair:  Greg Newton, Ohio University

            Vice Chair/Paper Competition Chair & In-coming Chair:  Lionel Grady, Southern Utah


     Newsletter Editor & In-coming Vice Chair/Paper Competition Chair:  Jerry Condra, SUNY-



                     N237:   Interactive Video Tools for Fixed and Online Media (00313)

                                   [Comm. Tech.]


Interactive video adds exciting opportunities for communication and creative expression in new media. This panel will discuss current tools used to create interactive video content for online and fixed media delivery. Software products for creating virtual reality video formats, video with interactive buttons/sprites, and other types of interactive video will be demonstrated. Delivery considerations and integration into new media courses will also be discussed.                            

                                  Moderator:  Thomas McHardy, James Madison University

                                  Panelists:     Scott Barnett, Sarah Lawrence College

                                                           “File Formats and Interactive Access Controls for Video”

                                           Howard Goldbaum, University of NevadaReno

                                                                “Creating Photographic Virtual Reality using Video Formats”

           Thomas McHardy, James Madison University

                “Interactive Sprites and Overlays for Video”


                      N243:   Coffee With Jonathan Prince (00314)


Moderator:            Price Hicks, Academy of Television Arts & Sciences

                                        Panelist:                 Jonathan Prince, Creator/Executive Producer of “American Dreams”


                       N238:   Incorporating Diversity: Courses that Reflect All of Us (00315)



Media courses can be a great opportunity to help students understand our multicultural world.  Our future journalists, television writers, and broadcast executives need to understand and appreciate a range of cultures.  This session will explore the why and how of incorporating diversity issues into the curriculum.  Panelists will give specific examples of exercises that work for them with the hope that you can incorporate some of these ideas into your courses.

Moderator:  Gregory Adamo, Richard Stockton College of New Jersey
Panelists:     Gregory Adamo,
Richard Stockton College of New Jersey

                        From Introduction to Production: Diversity in Every Course”

                     Lillian Williams, Columbia College

                        “Internships as Teaching/Learning Tools for Diversity Concepts”

                     Brad Gorham, Syracuse University

                                                              Incorporating Diversity Where You Least Expect It: The Power of


                     Mary Brocato  Northwestern State University 

                          “Diversity:  An Aspect of Good Journalism”


                      N239:  Studies in Radio History and Imagination (00316)



This program provides unique perspectives for educators who include radio as part of the Basic Mass Media Course.  Presentations tell stories of radio pioneer Lee de Forest, early radio broadcasting in Appalachia, and blackface minstrelsy broadcasting during the early years.  This session is a must for those who employ anecdotal teaching materials to stimulate the imagination of students.

Moderator:  Frank Chorba, Washburn University

Panelists:     Noah Arceneaux, University of Georgia

                        “Blackface broadcasting in the early years of radio”

                    Mike Adams, San Jose State

                        “Lee de Forest

                    Corley Dennison, Marshall University

                       “WMMN: big radio in a small town”

                    Michael Keith, Boston College,

                       ”Norman Corwin: The great American radio playwrite”


                      N240:  What are the Most Fertile Areas of International Research? (00317)



Moderator:  Steven J. Dick, Southern Illinois University Carbondale

Panelists:    Bonnie Peng, National Chengchi, Taiwan, ROC

                       “Research Trends in Asia

Roland Schatz, Media Tenor                 

                       “International Media Analysis from Media Tenor”

                    Joseph Straubhaar, Texas Austin

                       South America Media Opportunities”

                   Lucian Dinu, University of Louisiana at Lafayette

                      “New Media and New Democracies of Eastern Europe"


                       N242:  Why Is Radio News the Stepchild in Your Broadcast Journalism Curriculum? (00318)



Most broadcast journalism programs have a much higher number of students interested in television news compared with radio.  Why do fewer students want to work in radio?  How does this affect the curriculum of a program and the training of graduates that do find their way into a radio news job?  What can colleges do to put radio journalism back on equal footing with television?  Or should they?  A panel of former radio news professionals now in the academy share their experiences trying to keep radio alive as a vital part of their broadcast journalism sequence.

Moderator:  Ken Fischer, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale

Panelists:     Doug Spero, Meredith College

                        “Remember When Radio was King!”

                     Joey Helleny, Southern Illinois University

                       “Doing Both TV and Radio”

                     Tom Griffiths, Brigham Young University

                        “Preparing Students for the Clear Channel World”


                      N233:  Production, Aesthetics & Criticism Division Business Meeting (00319)


                                                  Chair:  Robin Riley, University of Cincinnati


                      N234:  Using RAB Tools to Enhance Classroom Experience and Increase the Value of Your

                    Students in the Marketplace (00320)

                   [BIRD, Management & Sales]


                                    We talk about what skill-sets are needed to be successful for today’s radio sellers and demonstrate via a shortened TSO how our services can help instructors better prepare their students to meet these real world challenges.  This will be an updated session of the one Mark Levy conducted in 2004.
Moderator:  Mark Levy, Radio Advertising Bureau


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

BEA2005 50th Anniversary Plenary (00325)


Industry Keynote Speaker

Kathleen Keefe

Vice-President for Sales, Hearst-Argyle Television

Kathleen Keefe, V.P. for Sales at Hearst-Argyle Television, is a broadcast television sales executive whose varied experience includes positions within an advertising agency, a “rep ” firm, major stations and a leading station group. She joined Hearst-Argyle Television, Inc. in 2001 and today helps oversee sales efforts at the Company’s 28 television stations.


Academic Keynote Speaker

Chris Sterling

BEA President, 1986 – 88

Chris Sterling has been an academic for 35 years and has been on the faculty at George Washington University since 1982.  He was BEA President between 1986 and 1988, the BEA convention chair in 1985 and was an editor of the Journal of Broadcasting (now the Journal of Broadcasting and Electronic Media) in the 1970s. Sterling provides a unique historical perspective on BEA’ s first 50 years.


2005 Distinguished Education Service Award Recipient

Larry Patrick

Patrick Communications


(Introducing the DESA Award Recipient will be Pete Orlik, Central Michigan University).


The Distinguished Education Service Award (DESA) will be presented to Larry Patrick. Patrick serves as President of Patrick Communications, LLC, a media investment banking and brokerage firm that also provides management consulting services, as well as Legend Communications, a radio group owner. Patrick has consulted more than 300 broadcasting and cable companies as well as 38 financial institutions. His firm has handled more than $3.0 billion in transactions, financings and appraisals. He also currently operates 16 radio stations in Wyoming, Missouri, Ohio and West Virginia under the Legend Communications name. Those stations are worth a combined value of $35.0 million.

Patrick also previously served as a consultant and later as Chief Operating Officer of Gilmore Broadcasting of Kalamazoo, Michigan. Prior to this, Mr. Patrick served as Senior Vice President of the National Association of Broadcasters in Washington, D.C. from 1979 through 1983.

He also served as a professor of communications at both the University of Tulsa and the University of Maryland for four years fulltime prior to joining NAB and continued to teach at Maryland for an additional 12 years as an adjunct professor. He also regularly appears as a lecturer at Georgetown University Law Center's Entertainment Law Program.


Mr. Patrick holds a B.A. in telecommunications from the University of Kentucky (1972); a M.S. in communications from the University of Tennessee (1973); a Ph.D. in communications and management from Ohio University (1975); and a J.D. from the Georgetown University Law Center (1979). He was admitted as a member of the Maryland bar in 1980. Mr. Patrick has co-authored two books on broadcast station management and finance as well as several journal articles. He is a regular speaker at both corporate meetings and state media association conventions. He was named the outstanding alumnus at both the University of Tennessee (1996) and Ohio University (1995).


Mr. Patrick currently serves as President of the National Association of Media Brokers and is a past President of the Broadcast Education Association. He is also Trustee of the Television and Radio Political Action Committee (TARPAC) as well as a member of the Board of the Michigan Association of Broadcasters Foundation. He is married to Susan Patrick, B.A., M.B.A., who also serves as Executive Vice President of Patrick Communications. He has four children ranging in age from a six-year-old to a 25-year-old.

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

                 N242:    Producing Producers III (00340)



With the high demand for newscast producers in the TV news industry, more schools are adding producing classes, or including a producing unit in an existing broadcast class.  But how do you teach this skill which is part organization, part stress management, part news judgment and writing, and part magic?  In this annual News Division panel, five more former TV news producers share their best tips and techniques for translating what they did on the job every day into the classroom.

                                    Moderator:  Mary T. Rogus, Ohio University

Panelists:     Mike Conway, Indiana University
                    Alan LaGarde, Independent Producer, formerly DeSales University
                    Laura Smith, South Carolina University
                    Eileen Solomon, Webster University
                    Debora Halpern Wenger, Virginia Commonwealth University    


                                      N234:   Back to the Future: From the Files of the Communication Technology Division (00341)

                                                    [Comm. Tech.]


The most important story in media production in the last 50 years has been the digital revolution. Within BEA, the formation of the Communication Technology Division was a direct response to that occurrence. This session provides a look back by some members who were involved in the development of the Division, as well as updates on their work and a discussion of the issues we face today.

Moderator:  Carl Ferraro, Institution: State University of New York at Fredonia
Panelists:    Tim Hudson, University of Oklahoma

                              The early days of Interactive Media efforts”

Rusty Green, James Madison University

        IF you create it, THEN they will enter: How and Why BEA has an  

         Interactive Multimedia competition”

Augie Grant, Focus 25 Research & Consultin g

        “Changes and the lack thereof:  A ten-year retrospective

Carl Ferraro, SUNY Fredonia & Beth Olson, University of Houston

        A look back at the diffusion of “Desktop” technologies; an update”

                                                          Mark Banks, Slippery Rock University 

                                                                 “The Origins of the BEA Communication Technology Division”

                                      Respondent: Joseph Bridges, Malone College


                     N235:   Gender Issues Division Business Meeting (00342)


                                   Chair:  Jennifer Meadows, California State University, Chico


                       N236:   The Value of Playing Radio: A Survey of Student Media Experiences (00343)

                                     [SMA, BIRD]


As competition for radio and television jobs intensifies, the opportunity for industry experience before entering the job market transforms from a graduation requirement to a resume necessity.  This panel seeks to evaluate the practical knowledge a student learns before leaving the university.  Discussion will include how public media outlets utilize student staff, sandbox v. professional media management techniques, if on-campus experience really counts, and whether the proliferation of do-it-yourself digital media devalues the broadcasting degree.

Moderator:  Jamie Lynn Gilbert, Central Michigan University

Panelists:    Geoff Cole, Central Michigan University

“With the Advent of Digital Media, is a Broadcasting Degree and Background 

  Necessary for a Media-Related Job?”

Christine M. Cronauer, Oakland University

 “Play vs. Pro: The Benefits and Drawbacks of the College Radio Experience in

   Preparing Students for the Professional Field”

Jamie Lynn Gilbert, Central Michigan University

  “Utilizing the University Affiliation: How Public Broadcasters Employ College


Daniel M. Kimbrough, Syracuse University

  “Oh Well...Why Bother: Does Professional Work Experience While in College

    Matter in the Hiring Process?”

Allison Wasilewski, Ohio University

   “Utilizing College Radio Experience in the Record Label and Promotions

     Business: You can still get a job even if you were never the Music Director”


                       N237:   Production, Aesthetics & Criticism Division Paper Competition (00344)

                                        Moderator:  Kara Jolliff Gould, Weber State University       

                                        Debut Category

                                    First Place:     Lawrence J. Mullen, University of Nevada-Las Vegas, and Dennis W.

                                                           Mazzocco, Hofstra University, “Toward Understanding Visual Dialogue: Live

                                                           Television Sport Directing With Joseph A. Aceti”

                                    Second Place: David Tucker, Ryerson University, “Caught in the Act: The Documentary

                                                           Subject/Producer Collaboration”


                                        Respondent:  Ann Jabro, Robert Morris University


     N238:     Uncle Sam came to Visit and stayed! – The impact of 50 years of US broadcasting on

 four regions of the world (00345)



The influence of US broadcasting worldwide has been profound. Some argue that, particularly with television, it is hegemonic. Each panelist reflects on the impact and role of US programming and US ownership in the broadcasting structures of their region and assesses the global significance of US broadcasting from their perspective. The four regions are Canada, The Far East, Britain/Europe and Australia/New Zealand.  An expatriate New Zealander, resident in the US for much of the period under consideration will respond.  

Moderator:  Brian Pauling, New Zealand broadcasting School                      
Panelists:  Shu-Ling Berggreen, University of Colorado

                    “Breaching the Pacific – US broadcasting in the Far East”

Paul Norris, NZ Broadcasting School

                Reaching Down Under – US broadcasting in Australia/NZ”

Jon Keeble, Ryerson Polytechnic University

                “Just being Neighborly – US broadcasting in Canada”

Robin Staniforth, University of Gloucestershire

                “Re-colonization? US broadcasting in UK/Europe”

Respondent:  Tony Rimmer , California State University, Fullerton


                       N239:  My Favorite Screenwriting Exercise (00346)



"A Writer writes" -- but teaching writing is something else altogether. This panel is designed for writing teachers who are just getting started as well as those looking for new ideas to bring to their classes. The panelists will present a variety of exercises/assignments used in classroom settings. Each panelist will also present "good" and "bad" examples of their students' work, and time will be allowed for discussion of the effectiveness of the various exercises, Q&A etc.

Moderator:  Kevin Corbett, Central Michigan University    
Panelists:  Kevin Corbett, Central Michigan University

“Reflecting on Character Motivation”

Michael Braverman, University of California, Santa Cruz—Extension

“Preparing the Beat Sheet”

Douglas Smart, State University of New York Oswego

“A Dialogue Exercise”

Carey Martin, East Carolina University

“Writing the Short Film Screenplay”               


                      N240:  Finding Jobs For Your Sports Students (00347)

                                 [CCA, Management & Sales]


Two years ago the News Division sponsored a panel on “Jobs in Sports.”  The panelists, all from a news background, concluded jobs for 6 and 10 p.m. TV sports and radio play-by-play weren’t there. That may be true, but another huge job market exists for students interested in careers in sports. This largely professional panel will outline job possibilities in sports marketing, sales, promotions and public relations. It will help us better advise that ever-growing number of sports students in how to find a job.

                                    Moderator:  Max Utsler, University of Kansas

                                    Panelists:     Steve DeLay, Vice President of Business Operations for Mandalay Baseball


                                                           “Jobs in Minor League Baseball”

                                                        Stann Tate, Director of Public Relations, Kansas Speedway, International

                                                        Speedway Corporation

                                                           “Jobs in Motorsports”

                                                        Kimberly Hobbs, Senior Manager of Corporate Sponsorships, Sprint Corporation

                                                           “Jobs in Corporate Sports Marketing”

                                                        Mike Barack, General Manager, Ft. Worth Brahmas

                                                             “Jobs in Minor League Hockey”

                                    Respondent: Lee Hood, University of Colorado  


                    N243:   Annual Student Production Showcase (00349)

      [2 Yr/Small Colleges]


Students work from members institutions will be showcased.  Panelists will provide critiques, techniques and supportive suggestions.                              
Moderator:  Bill King, Phoenix College     
Panelists:     Roger Badesch, Chicago Vocational Career Academy   

                    Troy Hunt, College of Eastern Utah

                    Michael Emami, Grossmont College                                      

                    Jonathan Ash, Doane College


                     N232:    Mining the Gold in Our History (00350)


As part of our 50th celebration, a presentation on the history of the BEA.

                                        Moderator:  Lawrence Lichty, Northwestern University    
Presenters:   Lynne Gross

                                                         Kenneth Harwood

                                                         John Michael Kittross

                                                         Lawrence Lichty

                                                         Christopher Sterling

                                                         Pete Orlik


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

N231: TDA Breakout Session (00354)

Experience combustion 4 and 3ds Max 7, A New Level of Integration!

Introduction: John M. Woody, James Madison University
Presenter:  Ken Larue

This is your opportunity to come out and see combustion 4 in action, as demonstrated by one of the industry’s top combustion artists. Whether your task is to produce professional video motion graphics, repurpose video content for the web, or create effects for feature films or HDTV, combustion 4 software delivers the first-rate power you need at an incredibly affordable price. Delivering a powerfully complete set of desktop visual effects tools, this highly anticipated release promises to ignite the extreme creativity of any serious desktop video artist.

Ken Larue is a motion graphics authority, in working with industry-leading 3D compositing software. In this role he has advised and supported international clients by creating content, giving lectures, teaching at seminars and training courses, which provide artists with a unique and competitive edge by sharing his unparalleled industry experience.


                      N237:  Disruptive Communication Technologies in the Home (00355)

                                     [PAC, Comm. Tech.]


Disruptive communication technologies are now or soon will be entering the home media environment.  This panel considers the impact of new wireless networks, sensor nets, future of videogames, and the impact of PVR/DVRs on mass communication and home entertainment from both an academic and industry point of view.  Possible new collaborative ventures between the business and academic communities for research in communication technologies will be discussed.

Moderator:  Michael Korpi, Baylor University      
Panelists:    Corey Carbonara, Baylor University

What Drives the Home Network: Games, Sensors, and Sharing Media”

Joel Thierstein, Oregon State Univ.

“Consumer Ease of Use vs. DRM

Michael Korpi, Baylor University

“PVRs Drive Alternative Advertising Models

Lloyd Walker, Vabric, Inc.

“No More Wires

Michael Hathaway, Pico Innovations

The Role of Picocell Networks”


              N232:  Shaping the News: Classroom Discussions of Race & Prejudice for Future Electronic

     Media Professionals (00356)

     [Multicultural, CCA]


Research indicates that broadcast news does a poor job of covering people of color and issues of race. Pre-existing racial attitudes and the lack of diversity in most newsrooms are significant factors affecting news coverage. While diversity in American colleges is slowly increasing, graduates transitioning to newsrooms are predominately white with little racial awareness. This panel would outline challenges educators face and would identify strategies they can use to sensitize their students to racial issues in an increasingly diverse society.

Moderator:  Sandra Ellis, University of Wisconsin-River Falls
Panelists:    Cyndi Kernahan, University of Wisconsin-River Falls

“Discussing Race Effectively in the College Classroom”

Don Heider, University of Texas

“Why Local News Programs Don’t Cover People of Color”

                                                        Hubert Brown, Syracuse University

                                                            “Diversity as a Newsroom Management Issue”


                 N242:  Partnering with PBS (00357)

                                   [News, SMA]


One of the greatest untapped resources in broadcasting may be the journalism school/public broadcasting station partnership.  Though there are dozens of university-licensed PBS stations throughout the country, only a handful provide more than a token amount of student-produced content.  This session explores successful partnerships and how they’ve been achieved, and offers advice for programs and stations that would like to embark on new partnerships.

Moderator:  Debora Halpern Wenger, Virginia Commonwealth University

Panelists:     Dave Iverson, Best Practices in Journalism

      “PBS Partnerships that Work”

Paula Otto, Virginia Commonwealth University

     “Getting a Partnership Going”

C.A. Tuggle, University of North Carolina

     “Making the Commitment”

Richard Ager, New Hampshire Public TV

     “What PBS Wants”


                      N238:  International Division Business Meeting (00358)

Leo Gher, Chair, Southern Illinois University

Brian Pauling, Vice Chair, Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology, New Zealand

Greg Pitts, Paper Competition Co-Chair, Bradley University

Larrie Gale, Webmanager/Newsletter  Co-Chair , Brigham Young University


                      N239:  Building a New Broadcast Facility: If I had only known then

                                    what I know now! Things to think about as you Construct your Media

                                    Facility/Building (00359)



This panel looks at the planning, financing, logistics and timetables for building, expanding or reconstructing a new new building or media facility... a must for anyone anticipating a building project.
Moderator:  Kim Fox, Muskingum College             
Panelists:    Jeff Harmon, Muskingum College

     Roger Lavery, Northern Arizona University

     Mike Laponis, University of La Verne

     Don Connelly, Western Carolina University

     Brandon Newman, Breda University, The Netherlands


                      N240:  Teaching Theory and Research: Black Hole or Bright Light? (00361)



For the most part, students dislike theory and research classes.  They don’t understand it’s application to them and are resistant to learning.  This session will examine different successful techniques that have been used in teaching theory and research to undergraduate students.
Moderator:  Tracy Collins Standley, McNeese State University        
Panelists:    Tracy Collins Standley, McNeese State University

  Mary Jackson Pitts, Arkansas State University

  Berrin Beasley, University of North Florida

  Carrie Chrisco, McNeese State University

  Dennis Lowry, Southern Illinois University     


                      N236:  Global and Local Marketing of Reality Television, Action Adventure Films, and National

                                    Identities (00362)

                                    [International, Research]


The American entertainment industry increasingly relies upon the foreign market to help recoup its production expenses and increase its profits. Drawing from political economy and using case studies, the panel analyzes how American television and film industries are relying on international partnerships, and are changing their film and television formats to better attract global audiences. At the same time countries, for example, in Latin America, are taking steps to protect their own national identities against the invasion of American popular culture.
Moderator:  Helena Vanhala, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point  

Panelists:    Chris Jordan, Penn State University

  “Marketing ‘Reality’ to the World: Survivor, Post-Fordism, and Reality  


Helena Vanhala, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point

“Killing Them Softly? Producing Hollywood Action Adventure Films for the Global Market”

Gabriela Martinez, University of Oregon

“Popular Media as a Builder of Nationhood and National Identities in Latin America”         

Respondent:  Mark Tolstedt, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point


                      N235:   Gender Issues Division Paper Competition (00363)

                                        Moderator:  Terry Filipowicz, California State University, Sacramento             

Open Category

                                        First Place:     Constance Ledoux Book, Elon University, Brandi Little, Elon University, and

                                                           Harry Jessel, Broadcasting and Cable, “An Examination of the Women

                                                           Featured in Broadcasting and Cable's ‘Fifth Estater’ 1931-2003”


Debut  Category

 First Place:    Janielle Mahan, Marist College and Daniel Cochece Davis, Marist

                       College, “Female Sportscaster Credibility: Has Appearance Taken


Second Place: Jennifer J. Fleming, California State University, Long Beach and Genelle I.

                        Belmas, California State University, Fullerton “ ‘Show Us Your Tits’: Cultural

                        Implications of ‘Girls Gone Wild’ ”

Third Place:    Alex N. Bailey, University of Utah “Voice and Lyrics in Baroque Pop, Emo,

                       and Alternative Country: New Lo-Fi Music and Marginalized Masculinities”


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

N235:  For the Good of All Students: Integrating Radio/Audio Production Skills Throughout the Entire Curriculum (00370)

    [PAC, BIRD, CCA]


Many radio/audio production courses have been designed mainly for students wanting to pursue careers in radio. With the advent of audio recording software and other digital technologies, many of these skills, however, are applicable and useful to other areas such as TV, film, music and theater. The panelists will discuss various ways in which radio/audio production courses have been developed, revised, or broadened to serve and to benefit all students within their departments.

Moderator:  John R. Turner, Towson University
Panelists:     Barry Moore, Towson University

                                “Transitions in the Radio Curriculum”

                           Jeff Rudisill, Pasadena City College

                               “Designing an Audio Curriculum to Serve All Students”

                           Heather Polinsky, Central Michigan University

                               “Bridging Audio and Video Programs into an Audio Post Production Course”

                           David Barner, Westminster College

                               “Audio Basics: Skills that Bridge the Disciplines”

                           Mitchell Shapiro, University of Miami

                                                    Radio Is Not Audio: Making a Place for Radio in Today's Curriculum”


                N238:   International Division Paper Competition (00371)

Moderator:    Greg Pitts, Bradley University


Open Category

First Place:    Ven-hwei Lo and Ching-Ching Chang, National Chengchi University, “Knowledge

                       about the Gulf War: A Theoretical Model of Learning from the News”

Second Place: Judy Rene Sims, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, “Globalization and the

                       Privatization of Radio in Greece: Influences, Issues and Consequences “

Debut Category

First Place:      Eli Garcia and Kenneth C. C. Yang,  The University of Texas El Paso, “Consumer

                        Responses to Sexual Appeal in Advertising: A Cross-National Study of American

                        and Mexican Consumers”

Second Place:  Jeffrey K. Lyons, Hawaii Pacific University, “Media Globalization and its Effect

                        upon International Communities: Seeking a Communication Theory Perspective”


                N237:  Interdisciplinary Techniques for Dramatic Writers (00372)



Dating back to the Poetics, writing for the theatre remains the oldest and most established form of dramatic art. What might modern playwriting techniques still have to teach aspiring film an television writers? This presentation will explore how analyzing screenwriting from this interdisciplinary perspective can strengthen any cinematic work.

Moderator:  Cynthia Savaglio, Ithaca College

Panelists:     James Lohrey, St. John Fisher College

                         “The Differences and Perplexities of Writing: What About Screenwriting and


                    Vaun Monroe, Ithaca College

                         “Using Theatre Actors To Get The Most From Your Writing”

                    John Soliday, University of Miami

                          “What Every Director Would Like to Teach Every Writer”

                    Cynthia Savaglio, Ithaca College

                         “Acting Techniques for Writers”


                      N234:   Student Media and the International Student: Diversifying Opportunities (00374)



With the world shrinking due to global technology and ease of travel, international students and foreign exchange programs open up new audiences, campus staff members and economic opportunities to those student media operations willing to diversify and to think out of the box. This panel presents ideas and examples of how to incorporate this new clientele.

Moderator:  Chris Pruszynski, SUNY Geneseo      

Panelists:     Brandon Newman, Breda University, The Netherlands

                        “Student Media Facilities and Operations: A Foreign Exchange Opportunity”

                    Paul Helford, Northern Arizona University

                        “Designing, Coordinating and Administering a Foreign Exchange Program”

                                                        Frank Peters, Breda University, The Netherlands

                                                           “Expanding International Programs to the U.S.: A Student Media Facilities and

                                                             Operations Opportunity”

                    Chris Pruszynski, SUNY Geneseo        

                                                                 “The Sound of China: The Challenges & Rewards of Developing a Weekly,

                                                             Live Student -produced program in Chinese & English”

                    Joseph Bonnel, Shippensburg University

                        “Implementing International Programs on Traditional Campus Media”


                      N239:  Online Entertainment Reporting (00375)

                                    [Comm. Tech.]


Online entertainment journalism has many differences from print, Broadcast, or magazine journalism about broadcasting.  The democratic nature of the medium brings us bloggers, organized fan journalism such as Television Without Pity, day before reviews of shows like <>, individual fan vanity pages, and network sites all bringing us more voices than before we went online.  What is on the net and is it redefining the journalism profession or entertainment journalism profession?

                                    Moderator:  Joan Giglione, American Broadcasting Company, Burbank, CA      
Randy Stearns, Executive Producer,

  “How networks present TV and radio information on the Internet”

 Pamela Ribon,

  “What We Do at TWOP”

 Mark Evanier,

  “From Writing TV to Blogging TV”

 David Kronke, TV Critic Los Angeles Daily News

 Robert Silva,

  “Television  journalism and entrepreneurship at”

Respondent:  Anthony Fellow, CSU Fullerton


N242:  Top Teaching Tips— Convergence in the Public Affairs Reporting Class (00376) [News] Public affairs reporting is an important element for journalism education.  Covering city hall, the police and fire beats, or election night, public affairs reporting is an essential skill for entry-level reporters.  This teaching tips panel brings together top broadcast and print public affairs reporting instructors to look at innovative ways to teach this important course and provide ideas for developing converged reporting classes that cross traditional media boundaries.

Moderator: Gary Hanson, Kent State University

Panelists:    Mary Rogus, Ohio University

                  “Making Public Affairs Good TV”

                   Gary Hanson, Kent State University

                   “Team Teaching and Convergence in the Public Affairs Course-Broadcast”


                       N232:   What are Next Steps in Promoting Research by BEA? (00377)



The BEA Research Promotion Taskforce created in 2004 by BEA President Steve Anderson will present its final report in this session, followed by a roundtable discussion with members of the taskforce who contributed to the report. Audience members are invited to participate in the roundtable and suggest additional ideas. 

Moderators:  Pete Seel, Colorado State University, taskforce co-chair

                     Bob Avery, University of Utah, taskforce co-chair

Roundtable participants:

Alan Albarran, University of North Texas

Steve Anderson, James Madison University

Steve Dick, Southern Illinois University

Larry Elin, Syracuse University

Don Godfrey, Arizona State University

Jeff Guterman, University of Pittsburgh, Bradford

Missy Price, Staffordshire University

Alan Rubin, Kent State University

     Chris Sterling, George Washington University


     N243:  Cool Audio/Video Tools (and Ones to Avoid) (00378)



What tools should faculty use to train their students in the best practices of electronic news gathering and presentation?  Broadcast professors must choose from an array of camcorders, microphones, and editing packages when making lab purchases usually with limited funds. This panel will share the good and not-so-good news of digital audio and video systems, including the costs involved. Speakers will show examples of the hardware and software differences through student projects.

Moderator:  Bill Davie, University of Louisiana at Lafayette

Panelists:     Mike Murrie, Pepperdine University

                        “Future Cool Tools”

                    David Hazinski., University of Georgia

                       “Servers and Cameras”

                    Ken Fischer, Southern Illinois University

                         “Newsroom Software Systems”

                    Sam Sauls, University of North Texas

                       “Using and Getting Closure in the Digital Audio Domain” 

                    Dina Ibrahim, San Francisco State University

                       “Audio Tech to Use or Avoid in Radio News”


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


                      N232:   Research Division “Research in Progress” Competition (00386)


Research Division members are invited to meet and discuss strategies in order to facilitate and promote future submissions within the division’s “research in progress” competition.

Moderators:  Steven Dick, Southern Illinois University Carbondale and Connie Book, Elon



                      N240:  Broadcasting in  Denmark: Unique Media Education (00387)

                                     [International, CCA]


Broadcasting in Denmark is colored by its unique system of media education:  small country, large ambitions.  This system in many colleges requires students to produce a broadcast product or campaign in order to receive a graduate degree; and expects them to produce this product in groups, combining theory and practice, on projects selected by students themselves.

Moderator:   David K. Dunaway, University of New Mexico              
Panelists:      Roy Langer, Roskilde University, “Broadcast Education in Denmark: Group and

                      Project work”

                      David Dunaway, University of New Mexico, “American and Danish Broadcast

                      Education: A Comparative Perspective”

                      Russell Mouritsen, Brigham Young University, “The Groupwork Method in

                      Danish Media Education”

Respondent:  Russell Mouritsen, Brigham Young University


                      N239:  Teaching the Law Class: Courses and Context (00389)

                                   [Law & Policy, CCA]


Nearly every electronic media program in the country teaches a law class, but they differ greatly depending on the nature of the department and the career goals of the students.  The law class in a journalism program may have a much different focus, for example than a law class in a communications arts department.  This panel explores those differences in an effort to find common goals and best practices in teaching this increasingly important course.
Moderator:  Michael McGregor, Indiana University             
Panelists:  Greg Newton, Ohio University

                                “The law class in a Telecommunications Dept.”

Cynthia Cooper, Salisbury University

            “The law class in a Communication Arts Dept.”

Lorna Veraldi, Florida International University

            “The law class in a Journalism program”

Michael McGregor, Indiana University

            “Teaching law across the curriculum”

Milagros Rivera, National University of Singapore

            “A comparative perspective”   


                      N238:  An International Look at the First 50 Years of Broadcast Education (00390)

                                   [International, CCA]


This panel explores the changes that have taken place in broadcast education over the last 50 years. Various countries will be included in the presentation. Diverse aspects of the curriculum will be addressed including programming, journalism, management, and ethics. 
Moderator:  William Covington, Jr., Edinboro University of Pennsylvania      
Panelists:  Louisa Ha, Bowling Green State University

“A Look at the First 50 Years of Broadcast Education in Asia”

William G. Covington, Jr., Edinboro University of Pennsylvania

“Broadcast Education in the United States: A Look at the Changes of the Past 50  Years”

Leo Gher, Southern Illinois University

“The First 50 Years of Educating Broadcast Managers and Decision Makers”

Anthony Esposito, Edinboro University of Pennsylvania

“A Review of the First 50 Years of Educating Broadcast Journalists”

Jabbar Al-Obaiddi, Bridgewater State College

“An Overview of the First 50 Years of Broadcast Education in the Middle East”   


                      N237:  Art and its relationship to film/video production pedagogy (00391)



Examine concerns about art and its relationship to film/video production pedagogy. Issues (all stemming from teaching struggles in the classroom) ranging from the mundane to the philosophical, such as, bad taste, censorship, evaluating student work, guidelines for evaluating content and meaning, distinguishing between the “pretentious” and the “authentic,”  assessing the work of students using letter grades and defending filmmaking as a legitimate artistic activity will be explored. While there are clearly no right or wrong answers in art, there are good or bad interpretive choices in pedagogy and this panel will explore and articulate a more useful method of student evaluation and help educators in creating a model better suited for the creative process.

Moderator: Andrew Sharma, Salisbury University

Panelists:  Santanu Chatterjee, Minneapolis College

                                                         Art and the Evaluation of Student Productions in Film/Video”

Andrew Sharma, Salisbury University

“Art and the Use and Abuse of Cultural Stereotypes”

Michael Moeder, Salisbury University

    Art and Content in Broadcast Writing”

Lynn Spangler, SUNY New Paltz

    Art and Business and Ethics, Oh My!”

Frances Kendall, Salisbury University

    “A Shot toward Originality”

Robert Smith, Salisbury University

“Art & Theatre”


                      N242:   Management & Sales Division Paper Competition (00392)

Moderator:  Lionel Grady, Southern Utah University           

Open Category

First Place:      Scott R. Hamula, Ithaca College, “Broadcast Sales Curriculum and Industry


Second Place: Dan Shaver and George M. Bagley, University of Central Florida,

                        “Convergence, Broadcasters and the Third Age”


Debut Category

First Place:      Sue Westcott Alessandri, Syracuse University, “The Super Bowl and the Art of

                        Network Self-Promotion”


                                    Respondent:    Patricia Phalen, George Washington University


                      N236:  The Packaging, Production and Framing of News during the 2004 Presidential

Campaign (00393)



This panel will examine packaging, production, and framing of news, focusing on both theoretical and practical aspects of news coverage of the 2004 presidential campaign.  Panel participants will present original research addressing the production of digital news, the use of exemplars in television news coverage of elections, the visual framing of losing candidates in national news magazines, and the civic contributions of Net news to cyber-democracy.

Moderator:  Robert B. Affe, Indiana University

Panelists:     Shuhua Zhou, University of Alabama

                                 “Exemplars in Television News Coverage of Elections”

      Kimberly S. Gregson, Ithaca College

“I’m a Loser:  Visual Framing of Darkhorse Candidates in National News


      Christopher Booker, Chicago

“The Packaging of News and Information in an Interactive World”

      Erik P. Bucy and Robert B. Affe, Indiana University

                                “The Contributions of Net News to Cyber Democracy”

Respondent:  John Mark Dempsey, University of North Texas



4:30-5:30 PM              Post Convention Festival Committee Meeting (00399)



5:45-6:30 PM                 Post Convention Chairs Meeting (00400)

                      N252     BEA2005 Convention Program Chair, Sam Sauls, University of North Texas

                                  BEA2006 Convention Program Chair, Mary Rogus, Ohio University

                                    BEA Executive Director, Louisa Nielsen, Washington, DC




6:30-7:30 PM                 Post Convention Board Meeting (00420)