BEA 2005

Thursday, April 21, 2005: (updated 4-5-05)


7:30-8:00 AM                Division Chairs Pre-Convention Meeting (00100)

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

                                    BEA 2005 President, Steve Anderson, James Madison University

                                        BEA Executive Director, Louisa Nielsen, Washington, DC


8:00-9:00 AM                Opening Continental Breakfast (00101)



8:00-5:00 PM                 Convention Registration (00102)

                N250 Lobby, near Walkway to the Las Vegas Hilton


9:00-5:00 PM                 TDA Breakout Sessions (00103)



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

                        N232:  Diversity Across the Curriculum: Creating Better Classes and Better Broadcasters 


      [Gender, News, CCA, Multicultural]          


The panelists will present information based on the importance of providing an authentic voice to people of all cultural backgrounds in academia and in the media.  Diversity issues are not yet being adequately incorporated into mass media curricula.  A 1998 study (K. L. Endres & T. L. Lueck, Journalism and Mass Communication Educator, 53) noted the difficulties in charting diversity in the curriculum and reported studies showing little progress in journalism programs with regard to multi-cultural education.  This panel reports on diversity programs and offers guidelines for including diversity issues in all mass media courses.

Moderator:  Tony DeMars, Sam Houston State University
Panelists:     Tony DeMars, Sam Houston State University

                          “Successes and Challenges in Implementing Diversity Across the


John Irby, Washington State University

       “Passion and Inclusion: Incorporating Diversity Into a Syllabus and


                    Lillian Dunlap, Strategic Insights 

                              “Entry Points in the Syllabus for Diversity Issues and Content”

Judith Marlane, California State - Northridge

      “Bringing Diversity Into the Broadcasting Curricula and into the Newsrooms”

Mary Brocato, Northwestern State - Louisiana

      “Weaving Diversity Activities Seamlessly Through the Broadcast Journalism



                                               N239:   Writing Division Business Meeting (00111)


                                                                       Chair:  Fred Thorne, Rockport College                                                     


                       N233:   Current Issues in Law and Policy (00112)

                                   [Law & Policy]


Law & Policy Division’s annual update of issues at the top of the agenda in Washington.  Panelists are from “inside the beltway” and provide an insider’s perspective.

Moderator:  Barry Umansky, Ball State University               

Panelists:     Ann West Bobeck, Associate General Counsel, National Association of  

                         Broadcasters, Washington, DC

Daniel Brenner, Senior Vice President - Law and Regulatory Policy, National

     Cable & Telecommunications Association, Washington, DC

Ralph Justus, Vice President, Technology & Standards, Consumer Electronics

     Association, Arlington, VA


                        N234:  History Division Business Meeting (00113)

                                   Chair:  Mary Beadle, John Carroll University

Vice-Chair, Peggy Finucane

Newsletter, Tom Mascaro

Webmaster, Eric Covel


                                                N235:  The Global Status of the Diffusion of Digital Television (00114)

                                                                      [International, Comm. Tech.]


The Development of digital television (DTV) production and transmission technology has been underway for over two decades, but its diffusion on a global basis has been hindered by a host of economic, political and technological factors. This session will review the international status of the diffusion of DTV with a focus on Japan, New Zealand/ Australia, the United States, and the nations of the European Union. The panel will also include a consumer electronics industry representative discussing consumer adoption of DTV in the U.S. and abroad.
Moderator:  Jamie Switzer,
Colorado State University
Panelists:    Michel Dupagne,
University of Miami               

  “DTV Status in European Union”

Peter Seel, Colorado State University

“DTV Status in United States

                                                       Tsutomu Kanayama, Sofia University, Tokyo, Japan

DTV status in Japan

Brian Pauling, New Zealand Broadcasting School

“DTV status in New Zealand and Australia           


                                               N236:  Managing a Small Department (00115)

                                                           [2yr/Sm. Col.]


At several 2-year and small colleges many broadcast departments have limited numbers of faculty and financial resources.  This panel will discuss some of the challenges and solutions that small departments face.

        Moderator:  Troy Hunt, College of Eastern Utah

 Panelists:     Troy Hunt, College of Eastern Utah

                  “The One Man Band—All Thing to All Majors”

   Bill Duncan, Grossmont College

Engineering Challenges in a Small Department”

   Gary Martin, Consumnes River College

        Survival Tips: Curriculum and Other "Other Duties As Assigned”

   Rex Regneir, Clovis Community College

“Managing Equipment at a 2 year College”

  Heidi Campbell, Bob Jones University

       “Somewhere between Slave Driver and Cheerleader: The Art of Leading

       Different Personalities in a Small Department”


                       N237:  Endangered Species: The TV Newsroom Internship (00116)



The relationship between college interns and television newsrooms has been a good one for years, perhaps decades.  The internships were formally instituted with expectations, legalities and sometimes even pay.  Recently some TV newsrooms that were once so hospitable to college interns will no longer accept them because management thinks it’s vulnerable to litigation.  Is this a trend, and if so, what role should BEA and RTNDA play in this discussion?

Moderator:    Thomas Nelson, Elon University

Panelists:       Brian Trauring, WTVG-TV Toledo, News Director

                      David Overton, Emerson College

                      Jala Anderson, Internship Director, Elon University

                      Matthew Belanger, Student Intern


                                      N238:  Live Remote TV Coverage:  Real Field Experiences, Too Real Budgets (00117)



There are skills associated with broadcasting with high-ticket tools:  HD acquisition, production tickets and live trucks.  Some colleges can afford these items, most cannot.  Then, is the reality that the development of such skills and abilities must be left to traditional internship experiences?  The schools represented on this panel have found creative - and – affordable means of addressing this need. 
Moderator:  Michael Bruce,
Oklahoma Baptist University  
Panelists:    John Taylor, Eastern
Kentucky University

                         “Service Learning:  Broadcasting from the Field”

Michael Bruce, Oklahoma Baptist University

      “Fiber Solutions for Live Remote Broadcasting”

Larry Jurney, Oklahoma Christian University

      “State-Wide Sports:  Producing Without a Truck”

Bob Richie, Harding University

      “Beyond the Crew:  Benefits and Barriers to Remote Production” 


N243:  HD Radio™ Is On The Air:  An Introduction To Digital Terrestrial Radio Technology, Hardware, and Regulation  (00118)  [BIRD]


Perhaps the greatest technological advancement in radio since the development of FM, digital terrestrial radio is now a reality for local broadcasters.  This panel, comprised of industry experts, will discuss the technology, hardware, and regulations germane to this innovation.  This timely subject matter will keep BEA members at the forefront of their discipline and will prove especially beneficial to college radio station general managers and/or faculty advisors. 


Moderator:  Todd Wirth, William Jewell College & General Manager, KWJC-FM, Kansas

                    City, MO

Panelists:     Stephen Wallace, Broadcast Business Manager,  iBiquity Digital Corporation,

                    Columbia, MD

                    Thomas R. Ray, III CPBE, Corporate Director of Engineering, Buckley

                    Broadcasting/WOR Radio, New York, NY

                    Mike Bergman, VP, New Digital Technologies, Kenwood USA, Long Beach, CA

                    Representative from the FCC


N240:  Teaching Basic Broadcast Skills by Incorporating Student Media Facilities and Operations (00119)



Tips on using Student Media facilities and operations to teach basic skills not covered by the curriculum and/or in conjunction with classroom assignments.

Moderator:  Bill Rugg, Trainer & Technology Consultant

Panelists:     Dan Garrity, Gonzaga University

                       “Live for Live's Sake: In Defense of Student Produced Live Television”

                    Bill Rugg, Trainer & Technology Consultant

                       “Practical Operation Techniques from the UTV Model at NAU”

                    Corrie Creasman, Azusa Pacific University

                       “A Tale of Two Studios: How the Dickens Do I Teach Radio & TV in one


                    Pat Reighard, Appalachian State University

                      “Real World 101: Are Grades Effective in the Real World Operations of Radio

                       & TV?”


N242:  Airbrushing Make-Up for HDTV:  A Demonstration in New Technology for a Multicultural Age (00121)


The era of HDTV  brings new challenges to broadcast educators and practitioners.  The old approach of application will become obsolete as we convert to digital TV.  During the next five years, the TV make-up airbrushing machine will be standard in the broadcast industry.  The session’s purpose is to demonstrate (with machine) how the make-up is applied and to show the difference between the traditional application and the new technology of airbrushing.  Make-up for people of color will also be addressed.

Moderator:  Michelle McCoy, Cuyahoga Community College

Panelist:      Vickie Lynn Phillips, Independent Make-Up Artist

                         “Specializing in Multicultural Make-Up”

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

                N232:   Bringing Together Research on Diversity and Newsroom Practice  (00125)

                                      [Multicultural, News]


This panel concerns research on diversity in broadcast news coverage of communities of color and how best to take the research into newsrooms.  The goals are 1) discuss what research has been done; 2) discuss what research needs to be done; 3) how research has practical applications; and 4) how to apply it.

                                        Moderator:    Hayg Oshagan, Wayne State University

                                        Panelists:       Cristina Azocar, San Francisco State University

“Practical Research on Diversity in the News

                                                                Don Heider, University of Texas at Austin

“What Does Class Have to with Race?

Bob Butler, KCBS Radio

“Research We Need”

                                                                Dina Ibrahim, San Francisco State University

“Using Research on the Middle East


      N233:   Digital Storytelling 101: Teaching Basic Principles of Design and Production in a                                                                                                Convergence Curriculum (00126)

                                                        [PAC, CCA]


The digital revolution necessitates the continual tweaking and revamping of curricula to effectively keep pace with rapid advancements in technology and the convergence of media processes and skills. This session addresses pedagogical issues related to teaching fundamental principles of aural and visual theory and basic skills for digital storytelling. Presenters will offer suggestions for teaching an entry-level course where students gain requisite exposure to digital still photography, graphic and web design, video production, and multimedia.

Moderator:  Vic Costello, Elon University

Panelists:     Brooke Barnett, Elon University

                         “How the Mind and Eye Work: Visual Theory and Digital Media Production”

                    Vic Costello, Elon University

                         “Digital Media Boot Camp: Laying the Foundation of Transferable Concepts

                           and Skills

                     Bob Carey, Gardner-Webb University

                          “Integrating Photojournalism in a Convergence Curriculum”

                     Ed Youngblood, Texas Tech University

                         “Using Web Design as a Core Production Tool in an Introductory Digital

                           Media Production Class”


                   N234:    History Division Paper Competition (00127)


Moderator:  Peggy Finucane, John Carroll University



First Place:         John Armstrong, Furman University

                            “Constructing Television Communities: The FCC, Signals, and Cities, 1948-


Second Place: Lane Williams, Brigham Young University-Idaho

                        “The Robespierre of the Great Silent Majority” Spiro Agnew’s Des Moines

                        Speech on Network Communities”



First Place:       Susan L. Brinson, Auburn University

                       “They Put Us Out of Business”: Minority Ownership of Broadcast Facilities”

Second Place: Norman Felsenthal, Temple University

                        Atwater Kent: Flamboyant Manufacturer of Quality Radio Receivers”


                       N243:   Building the Bridge to Public Radio (00128)



This session covers initiatives to create stronger ties between broadcast educators, their students, and the public radio industry.  Representatives from National Public Radio will discuss the state of public radio and outline programs aimed at attracting more college graduates into the public radio industry as announcers, reporters and producers.  Opportunities for broadcast educators to participate in professional internships with NPR will be discussed.

Moderator:  John McGuire, Oklahoma State University

Panelists:     Doug Mitchell, NPR Washington
                                 “Next Generation Radio” Project Manager

                    Mandalit del Barco, NPR Los Angeles

                                 Reporter, NPR Los Angeles

Mike Marcotte, KPBS San Diego

          Radio News Director with internship program at station for students    

Sharon Stringer, Lock Haven University


                     N236:   Communication Technology Division Business Meeting (00129)


                                     Chair:  Tom McHardy, James Madison University

                                   Vice-Chair: Melissa Lee Price, Staffordshire University


                      N237:   The News Audience and the Future of TV News (00130)



Conflicting studies and perceptions of the present state and trend lines of TV news make it difficult to determine the likely future of the industry.  This session would attempt to present and resolve the conflicting data, and try to draw a consequent picture of where the industry is headed.

Moderator:  Bob Papper, Ball State University

Panelists:     Bob Papper, Ball State University

                    Tom Rosensteil, Project for Excellence in Journalism

                     Barbara Cochran, RTNDA

                     David Poltrack, Executive VP Research, CBS Television

                                                         Jim Bernstein, Domestic Television Research, Frank N. Magid Associates

                                                        Steve Schwaid, Senior V.P. for News & Programming at NBC Universal Stations


                      N238:  Shifting communities and identity claims at online chat rooms (00131)



The Internet is a fast changing medium through which many aspects of our contemporary economic, social, and cultural life are organized. The use of qualitative methods to focus on how community formation and political mobilization occur during online communication is relevant to understanding how the Internet operates as a public sphere in which users can “vocalize” their interests, consumer habits, and values. Panel papers will concentrate on qualitative methodologies and findings used to observe communities and identity display central to online organization, maintenance, and reproduction.

Moderator:  Katherine Gregory, University of Wisconsin-Parkside  
Panelists:    Katherine Gregory, University of Wisconsin-Parkside

     “Methodological constraints and ethnographic findings of student qualitative    

     research of online chat rooms”

Lisa Yimm, University of San Francisco,


Phylis Johnson, SIUC,



                       N239:   An Overview of Moving Image Archives:  Accessing the Television Record (00133)



Around the country many television stations are celebrating their fiftieth anniversary, coinciding with BEA’s. Ironically, while BEA is dedicated to the study and research of broadcasting, most TV stations have thought little about preservation - and have discarded much of the visual record.  This session provides an overview of the efforts of moving image archives (local, regional and national) in collecting, preserving and making accessible television,  broadcast and other moving image materials to the academic communities and to the public. Included will be screenings of materials from the institutions represented. Moderator:  Steven Davidson, Florida Moving Image Archive
Panelists:    Steven Davidson, Florida. Moving Image Archive

Regional Moving Image Archives

* Horace Newcomb, Peabody Awards

*       Peabody Awards and Archive

* John Lynch, Vanderbilt University

  Vanderbilt Telelvision Archive

Stephen Parr, San Francisco Media Archive  

      San Francisco Media Archive


                      N240:  Preparing The Next Generation of Newscasters Through College Television Stations

                                 (00134) [BOARD]


This panel will focus on student produced news broadcasts, feature stories, and public service announcements as well as training on the latest production/postproduction technology and workflows.  Panelists will discuss the influence of technology on these newscasts, student-faculty-staff organization, and student academic and professional development. Panelists include those who teach newscast courses, supervise student newscast broadcasting, and have professional newscast experience.  Discussion will also cover the relationship between the college television stations and journalism departments.

Moderator:  Alan Jacobs, Avid Technology, Inc.

Panelists:    Brian Cottle, Manager of Production Operations, KOMU-TV

David Hazinski, University of Georgia

Janet Kolodzy, Emerson College

Marvin Marcelo,  Washington State University

William Sykes, Jr., Central Michigan University


                      N242:  NAB Research and Information (00135)

                                 [BEA, NAB]


The recipients of NAB Research Grants in 2004 present summaries of the results of their projects.

Moderator:   David Gunzerath, NAB
Presenters:    Todd Chambers, Ph.D., Padmini Patwardhan, Ph.D., and Shannon Bichard,

                      Ph.D., Texas Tech University

                         “Media Buyer Perceptions of Media Salespeople”

                      William R. Davie, Ph.D. and Philip J Auter, Ph.D., University of Louisiana

                         “Identifying the Goals of Broadcast Weather Training: Developing a Model

                          Approach to Learning Objectives”

                      Don Grady, Ph.D. and Constance Ledoux Book, Ph.D., Elon University

                        “Consumer Adoption of New Radio Distribution Systems”

                      John W. Owens, Ph.D. and Thomas Haines, University of Cincinnati

                        “Presenting Radio Advertisers in Surround Sound: An Experimental

                         Assessment of New Production Techniques”


                      N235:   Writing Division Faculty & Student Scriptwriting Competition Awards (00136)
[Writing, BEA Media Arts Festival]

Faculty Script Competition, Chair:  Bill Deering, University of Wisconsin, Steven’s Point           

Student Script Competition, Chair:  Cynthia Savaglio, Ithaca College

Faculty Awards of Excellence

First Place:     Timothy Dee, Albany State University, “Twenty Lashes”


Second Place: Fred Jones, Southeast Missouri State University, “Blue Stars”


Third Place:    Emily D. Edwards, University of North Carolina-Greensboro, “The Scripture



Feature Film Category


First Place:      Davin Affrunti, San Francisco State University, “Full Circle”


Second Place: John F. Cantu, Florida State University, “Letters to Andrea”


Third Place:    Andrew McConnon and Gordon Saft, Princeton University, “Pet Project”


Student Feature Short Category


First Place:      Danny Bourque, Trinity University, “Chthonia”


Second Place: Bret Eckhardt, Savannah College of Art & Design, “The Greening of Mr. Chip”


Third Place:    Cory Byers, Southern Illinois University – Carbondale, “Father, Forgive Me”


Student Television Spec Category


First Place:     Sheila Russell, Rachel Clifton, Ann Marie Matovina, Dan Zimmerman, and

                       Dave Thompson, Purdue University Calumet, SMALLVILLE  “Ajar”


Second Place (Tie): 

                      Kim Powers, Ithaca College, ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT “What is the

                      Raspberry Stand?”

Second Place (Tie):          

                      Annette King, Aims Community College, STAR TREK ENTERPRISE “Road         

                      to Cardion”


 Third Place:    Marissa Lewis, Carrie McDonald, Charles Williams, and Justin Wright, Purdue

                        University Calumet, THE SOPRANOS “Only the Beginning”


Thursday Session 3, 12 noon-1:15 PM

                      N232:   Writing Division Scholarly & Research Paper Competition presentation and Awards

                                   Session (00140)


Writing Division members are invited to meet and discuss strategies in order to facilitate and promote future submissions within the division’s paper competition.

Moderator:  Fred Thorne, Rockport College


       N233:  Tidal Waves of Broadcast History: Perspectives on Five Sweeping Developments that

                                  Changed the American Landscape (00141)

                                     [History, Law & Policy, News]


This panel will analyze five events in broadcast history, one form each decade beginning in the 1950’s, that significantly altered American culture in ways that continue to shape the global village--- commemoration of broadcast research pioneers, a primer for young scholars, and a springboard for discussion about the first broadcast century.

                                       Moderator:  Thomas A. Mascaro, Bowling Green State University

                                    Panelists:    Lawrence W. Lichty, Northwestern University 

The 1950’s:  Television Takes Hold  

Mary Ann Watson, Eastern Michigan University

The 1960’s:  Indelible Images, Regulatory Relief ”

Craig Allen, Arizona State University 

The 1970’s: The Far-Reaching Influence of Media Consultants on the


Thomas A. Mascaro, Bowling Green State University  

The 1980’s:  The End of Anti-Trust and the Rise of The Media Giants”  Fritz Messere, SUNY, Oswego 

“The 1990’s:  The Telecommunications Act of 1996—A New Era in

Media History”


                       N234:  Research Division Business Meeting (00142)


                      Chair:  Steven Dick, Southern Illinois University Carbondale

                      Catherine Luther, Tennessee, Research Competition

                      Peggy Finucane, John Carroll, Newsletter

                      Tracy Standley, McNeese, Web Page

                      Max Grubb, Kent State, New Faculty Research Grant Competition

                      Connie Book, Elon, Research in Progress


                       N235:  The Realities of Teaching Broadcast Journalism in an Environment of Changing News Values (00143)

                                   [News, CCA]


This panel will address how in many markets traditional journalism has turned into “infotainment” and how as academics we can still teach good broadcast journalism as well as prepare students for the realities of this changing news environment.

Moderator:  Eric Hoffman, Barry University

Panelists:    Terry Adams, University of Miami

“The Enemy You Know:  Arming Students with Knowledge About their Industry, Not Just Their Craft”

Richard Landesberg, Elon University

“Convincing Students that Broadcast News is Journalism, Not Just Another Reality Show”

Johanna Cleary, University of Florida

    “Bringing the News Home: Using Case Studies in the Classroom”

Timothy G. Nelson, WTVD-TV

“Everything I THOUGHT I Needed to Know:  Observations from a Recent                                                    

Graduate on the ‘Real’ Reality of Local TV News Today”

Connie Hicks, Barry University

“A View from 25 Years in the Field:  Teaching Traditional Journalism is Not                         Enough Today”


       N236:  Communication Technology Division Paper Competition (00144)

Moderator: Melissa Lee Price, Staffordshire University      

Open Category

                                        First Place:       Seok Kang, Arkansas Tech University, “College Student Online Chat Use: An

                                                           Alternative Outlet for Interaction”

                                        Second Place: James A. Wall, Southern Illinois University, “The Transition to Digital

                                                           Television: An Annual Review”


Debut Category

First Place:       Deborah A. Muirhead, Staffordshire University, “Developing a Mobile Police

                        Data Solution to Improve the Communication and Efficiency of Police

                        Officers on the Beat”

Second Place: Lee Shaker, Annenberg School for Communication, University of

                        Pennsylvania,  “Social Implications of Digital Rights Management Initiatives”


                        N237:  Multicultural Division Business Meeting (00145)

John Sanchez, Chair


Meeting of the BEA Diversity Task Force

Moderators:  John Sanchez, Chair, Multicultural Division

Gary Corbitt, Post Newsweek Stations      


                      N238:  Finding Sources of Data and Secondary Data Analysis (00146)

                                   [Management & Sales, Research]


This session aims to help people jump start their research agenda by finding using available data sets.  This panel will bring together people who can help you find data sets and examples to their use in research. 

Moderator:  Bill Davie, U of Louisiana Lafayette  
Panelists:     Marianne Barrett, Arizona State

                         “Traditional Research with Secondary Data Analysis”

                     Tim Londergan, Director of Research, WBNS-TV/ONN

                        “Research That Stations Need and Use”

                    Jeff Wilkinson, Regent University                     

                     Michael Holmes, Interim Dean of Communication Studies, Ball State

                         Journal of Applied Research


                      N240:  Academia and the Real World:  Ideas and Projects that Motivate Students and Produce Unique Results (00148)

                                  [PAC, CCA]

Motivating students with interesting projects that provide more than the usual classroom experience – to the student and to the community – is a win-win situation.  Every college or university has resources that can be used to benefit the community but still provide strong teaching and learning opportunities.  This session will examine several projects and processes that accomplish this goal.

Moderator:  Chris Strobel, Northern Kentucky University  
Panelists:     Joseph Tenerelli, Indiana State University

                         “Tying Service/Experiential Learning into the Curriculum”

Marie Flanagan, University of South Florida

                                                                    Working with the Community to Find High School Teachers”

Doug Yeager, Brown Mackie College - Cincinnati

      “Providing what the Community Needs:  Real-World Projects with Local Business Ties”

Chris Strobel, Northern Kentucky University

      “Music Videos and Live Concert Television:  NKU’s Summer ‘Special Topics’ Courses”                         


N239:  Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Convergence: How Organizational Culture Affects Cross-Media           

Partnerships (00149)



Scholars and professionals identify and discuss the hazards and rewards of cross-media partnerships.  Our panel will look at what happens when television and newspaper organizations—traditionally news competitors—begin to cooperate with each other.  How does each party win or lose?  What are the risks?  And does the audience win or lose? 

Moderator:    Larry Dailey, Ball State Unversity

Panelists:       Peter Gade, University of Oklahoma

                             “Newsroom Coopetition”

Vince Filak, Ball State University

     “Intergroup Bias:  You are What you Belong To”

Jane Singer, University of Iowa

      “The Sociology of Convergence”

Max Utsler, University of Kansas

      “We Teach Them to Do It All—But Do They Do It Better?”

Respondent:   August E. (Augie) Grant, University of South Carolina


              N243:     Student Audio Competition Awards (00150)

                             [SMA, BEA Media Arts Festival]

Maryjo Adams Cochran, Sam Houston State University and Michael Taylor, Valdosta State University, Student Audio Competition Co‑Chairs



First Place:             Tom Ortuso and Bob Badders, Rowan University, “Making the Team ...

                               The Hard Way”

Second Place:         Kim Shipman and Kevin Fischer, Rowan University, “Childhood

                                Memories: As Seen on TV”


Third Place:            Christina Riffle, Marshall University, “The Fight For Right: Same-Gender




First Place:             Baker Machado, Marika Krause, Josh Huesby and John Holland, Colorado

                               State University, “Picnic Rock Fire”


Second Place:        Chad Danford, University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill, “Carolina

                               Connection – Newscast”


Third Place:           Aaron Leiker, Kansas State University, “Wildcat News at Nine &

                              Semester in Review”



First Place:             Baker Machado, Colorado State University, “DJ Aircheck”

Second Place:         Erik Melander, Colorado State University, “DJ Aircheck”


Third Place:            Paul Schillig, Kent State University, “The Paul Knight Show”



First Place:             Vince Payne, Marshall University, Sportscaster Compilation 2004


Second Place:         Chad Anderson, University of Alabama, “UAB vs Alabama Women’s

                                Basketball - 2nd Half”


Third Place:            Tyler Krause, Colorado State University, “KCSU Sports”



Commercials / PSAs/ PROMOs

First Place:              Kara Proehl, Southwestern Missouri State University, “Mud Lounge”


Second Place (Tie): Paul Schilling, Kent State University, “Teen Scene”

Second Place (Tie): Nicholas Corporon, Southwestern Missouri State University, “The

                                 Producers Spectacle Call”


Third Place:             Baker Machado, Colorado State University, “KCSU Web”



Specialty Program

First Place:               Jim Foerster, Southern Illinois University, “Poetic Moment In My Life”


Second Place:           Braden Dick and John Holland, Colorado State University, “Beer &



Third Place:              Tim Johnson, Northwestern College, “Live From Nashville”



Comedy / Drama

First Place:                James Wilcox, Southern Illinois University, “Big John’s Butchery”

Second Place:            Justin Brandsma, Kara Proehl, and Christopher Farmer, Southwestern

                                  Missouri State University, “Doktor Von Schteppenslammer’s Time



Third Place:               Michael Moore, Colorado State University, “Fireside Chats”


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

                 N232:    Airchecks:  Who is Doing What, Where and How in Student Newscasts?  (00155)



Live, taped, daily, weekly, one semester, both?  There are many models to follow in the world of student newscasts.  Again this year, panelists from schools of different size and make-up will share their strategies and successes so that those new to the challenge or those looking for new ways to handle the challenge of student newscasts will leave with proven practices for solid and responsible news broadcasting.


        Moderator:  Dana Rosengard, University of Memphis

        Panelists:     Pam Doyle, University of Alabama

                              Gloria Horning, University of Northern Arizona

                              Sybril Bennett, Belmont University

                              Tim Lewis, Lyndon State College


                      N237:    Multicultural Division Paper Competition (00156)


Moderator: Cristina L. Azocar, San Francisco State University          

Open Category

First Place:     Tony Demars, Sam Houston State University, “Spanish-Language Radio in the

                       United States: Origins and Development of Tejano Progamming”

Second Place: Lorraine Fuller, Southern University, “Black Comedians’ Social Construction

                       of Religion on Television: The Portrayal of Social and Cultural Nuances of the

                       Black Church as Entertainment Fare”


Debut Category

First Place:     Lynn Corney and C.A. Tuggle, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill,

                       “Race in the Television Newsroom: Are On-Air Personalities Reflecting the

                       Communities They Serve?”

Second Place: Jack Powers, Syracuse University, “The Portrayal of Racial Minorities on

                        Popular Children's Cable Television”


Respondent: Hayg Oshagan, Wayne State University


                      N233:   Local radio news in an XM/Sirius world (00158)

                                   [BIRD, Comm. Tech.]


This session explores the impact of the growth of satellite radio on local news operations. Participants would also explore how local news might be effective for terrestrial broadcasters in counter-programming to satcasters.  The possibility of local content on satellite repeater stations will also be discussed.

Moderator:  Joey Helleny, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale

Panelists:    Skip Pizzi, Contributing Editor, Radio World Magazine

     “The Curious Challenge of Coexistence: The Hybrid Terrestrial/Satellite

       Radio Marketplace”

Thomas Hazlett, Senior Fellow at Manhattan Institute for Policy Research

     “Why the FCC Should Scrap Its Absurd Rules for Satellite Radio”

Lee Hood, University of Colorado

                                                                  “Losing the Local Connection”

                                                            an RTNDA participant – TBA

                                     Respondent: Jake Podber, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale


                N235:   From Script to Screen (00159)

                                                   [Writing, CCA, PAC]

A discussion of the process of moving the written word from its inception as a script through production activities to the completed production. An attempt to clarify the relative position of the writer, the director, and the producer. Intended to assist faculty in presenting the entire process to both their writing and production students to clarify the relative responsibilities and authorities of each member of the process.

Moderator:  Robert Musburger, Musburger Media Services

Panelists: Chris Strobel, Northern Kentucky University

             “Single Camera Production and the Script”

       Michael R. Ogden, Central Washington University

             “Adapting Film Script Preparation Techniques to Video Production”

       Nancy Meyer, Universal Network Television

             “From the Producer-Writer's Point of View”

       Mark Giese, University of Arkansas at Little Rock

             “Multiple Camera Video Production and the Script”

       Larrie E. Gale, Brigham Young University

             “From the Script to an Interactive Production”

Respondent:  Robert Musburger, Musburger Media Services


                      N236:  Reaching Ethnic Audiences: Strategies for Struggling With Strangers (00160)



News managers and advertising agents struggle to include members of various ethnic groups in ways they want to be represented.  Panelists will exam the strategies used by news managers and advertising executives in medium and large markets to attract African American, Asian and Asian American, Hispanic-Latino and other ethnic groups. In addition to offering strategies for attracting these groups, executives will talk about their efforts to keep majority viewers satisfied while pleasing minority viewers.
Maria Williams-Hawkins, Ball State University

Panelists:  Sybril Bennet, Belmont University

“We Met Our Quota Didn’t We?”

Karie Hollerbach, Southeast Missouri State University

“Advertising: The Not-So-Silent Partner and Persuader”

Sam Lovato, Colorado State-Pueblo

“Muy Importante…Reaching Hispanic TV Households in Denver, Colorado”

Maria Williams-Hawkins, Ball State University

“Reaching the Asian and Latino Audiences in an African American Community”

Respondent: Peggy Lewis, Howard University


                     N238:   The Syllabus:  Continued Excellence in the Age-Old Art of the Academic Professor-

                                  Student Contract (00161)



Developing a syllabus for a college course sometimes seems to slide between an exercise in pleasing others and an opportunity to generate a long list of disclaimers.  The professor-student contract is a flexible plan for student learning and growth and can help you satisfy your college requirements, but still let you seize teachable moments and preserve the spontaneity and joy that turns a good course into a great course.  Whether you are a seasoned veteran or a new faculty member, this panel will give you some food for thought as you prepare for your next semester's course load.
Moderator:  Stacey Irwin, Millersville

Panelists:     Chris Pruszynski, SUNY Geneseo

                 “Creating an Agile Syllabus”

                    Stacey Irwin, Millersville University

                 “The Details of the Syllabus; Who, What, When, Where and Why”

                    Ralph Donald, Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville

                  “Supervising and Guiding New Faculty in Writing Their First Syllabi”

                    Gerald Curtsinger, University of Detroit, Mercy

                  “The Nuts and Bolts of Planning Your Syllabi”


                      N239:  Determining Audience: Challenges in Audience Measurement (00162)

                                 [Management & Sales]


A major study at Ball State University (Middletown Media Studies) raises serious questions about the ability of telephone research – and even diaries – to capture audience behavior.  There’s significant debate in the industry over these findings and how reliably any methodology can determine audience size.

Moderator:  Robert Papper, Ball State University

Panelists:     Michael Holmes, Interim Dean, Ball State University

                    Ed Cohen, VP Domestic Radio Research, Arbitron

                    Joe Pilotta, VP Research, BIGresearch and Ohio State University

                     Jim Bernstein, Manager, Domestic Television Research, Frank N. Magid


                   Carole Clark Papper, Ball State University


                     N240:  When Worlds Collide: An International Exploration of the Interaction of Art,

                                 Broadcasting & New Media (00163)

                                    [International, BIRD, Management & Sales]


How do the worlds of art, broadcasting and new media interact globally?  Is Sister Wendy our only hope of seeing art on television?  Is new media fulfilling its promise of bringing art to the masses?  How does “art” appear on radio?  What can we learn from broadcasters and new media creators around the world?  This panel includes academic experts and professionals who have investigated these issues and will provide insight and answers.

Moderator: Miriam Smith, San Francisco State University

Panelists:    Daniel Gilfillan, Arizona State University

                      “Art as broadcasting: radio art in Austria and Germany”

                  Claudia Mesch, Arizona State University

                      “The other divide: art on television in cold war Germany”

                  Sabine T. Kriebel, National Gallery of Art

                      “Art and new media”

                  TBD, KQED radio

                      “The business realities of art & broadcasting”


                      N234:  Research Division Paper Session I (00164)

Moderator:  Catherine Luther, University of Tennessee                                                      

Open Category
Second Place:  Tamrya Pierce, California State University – Fresno, “Priming Effects of

                        Violence in the News”

(No Placement): Michael Dupagne, University of Miami, Tina Carroll, University of Miami                          

                        and Kristen Campbell,  Towson University, “Trends in Content-Analytic

                        Research Practices in the Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media, 1956-


Debut Category
First Place:     William Kinnally and Anamarcia Lacayo, Florida State University, “The Uses

                       and Gratifications of Music Downloading among College Students”        
(No Placement): Ha Sung Hwang, Temple University, “Why Chatting on IM Matters:

                       Adoption and Influences”

Respondent:  Norm Medoff, Northern Arizona


                        N242:   BEA Distinguished Scholars (00165)


This special session will honor scholars who have made significant contributions to the study of broadcast and electronic media through their research. They were selected by the Research Promotion Taskforce and the editors of BEA’s journals. The speakers are themselves scholars whose work was influenced by these pioneers in broadcast and electronic media research.

BEA is proud to honor these five distinguished scholars at our 50th anniversary conference.

                                    Moderator: Pete Seel, Colorado State University

                                    Panelists:   Louise Benjamin, University of Georgia, and Lawrence Lichty, Northwestern


                                                         “The Contributions of Erik Barnouw”

                                                      Erika Engstrom, University of Nevada Las Vegas, and Mike Murray, University of

                                                      Nevada Las Vegas

                                                         “The Contributions of Ed Bliss”

                                                      Alan Rubin, Kent State

                                                          The Contributions of Brad Greenberg”

                                                      Chris Sterling, George Washington University and Doug Boyd, University of


                                                          “The Contributions of Sydney Head”

                  Michael Keith, Boston College, and Don Godfrey, Arizona State University

                     “The Contributions of Chris Sterling”


                       N243:   Student Video Production Competition Awards (00166)
[PAC, BEA Media Arts Festival]

Competition Chairs:  Jim Crandall, Aims Community College

                                                                           Robert Mott, York College



First Place:                 Simon Edelman & Jonathan Hayes, Southern Illinois University Carbondale, “Waiting for Time: The Lives of USP Marion”

Second Place (Tie): Chuck Thornton, Kent State University, “Playing the Odds”

Second Place (Tie): Cory Byers & Brittany Dust, Southern Illinois University Carbondale, “Beacon of Hope: The Cross at the Crossroads”

Honorable Mention: Ariana Reguzzoni, University of California-Berkley, “Same greens, New Gene”



First Place:                Ole Brereton, Indiana University, “Sign of the Times”

Second Place:           Ben Bumgarner, Southwest Missouri State University , “Overcome”           

Third Place:              Sam Day, Ball State University, Remember”



First Place:               Douglas Jessup & Joey Lopez, James Madison University,A Reason to Hope”       

Second Place:          Andria Johnson, University of Northern Iowa,Daniel Clasby”     

Third Place:             Lindsey Wohrer & Edvardo Regonesi, Sam Houston State University, “Food with Friends”



First Place (Tie):      Matthew Cyr, Lyndon State College,Quit Smoking”       

First Place (Tie):      Robert Edwards, Ithaca College,Studio Walk” 

Second Place:          University of Nebraska-Lincoln Class Project, Tom Spann, Faculty Sponsor, Habitat for Humanity”                



First Place:              Art Wiesen, Southwest Missouri State University, Mannequin”

Second Place:         Ross Story, Southwest Missouri State University,Sporky”           

Third Place:            Christine Amerman, Baylor University,I Want to Live”



First Place (Tie):     Ong Kai Ching, Nanyang Technological University,21 Inch”        

First Place (Tie):      Jason Ellis, Azusa Pacific University,“Table Manners”

Second Place:          Chris & Maria Figueroas, Azusa Pacific University,El Curandaro”

Honorable Mention: John Cantu, Florida State University “The First Time”



First Place:              Jon Schmidt & Hood Whidson, Pepperdine University, The Robby Mooring Show”

Second Place:         Daniel Heng, Nanyang Technological University,Absolution”

Third Place:            Chris Caccioppoli, Ithaca College,30 Minutes” 


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

                     N232:   Courses, Curricula & Administration Division Business Meeting (00170)

                                    Chair:  Larry Elin, Syracuse University                                        


                     N234:   Law & Policy Division Business Meeting (00171)

                      Chair:  Miriam Smith, San Francisco State University

                      Vice Chair/Paper Competition Chair:  Cynthia Cooper, Salisbury University 
                      Secretary/Newsletter Editor:  Andrew Utterback, Eastern Connecticut State University


               N235:   Broadcast Reform in the Middle East: 50 Years of Changes and Challenges (00172)



This panel will explore the implication of broadcast reform in the Middle East over the past 50 years with a look at what’s to come in the next 50 years. Traditional Middle East broadcast networks no longer dominate the minds of the audience in the Arab World. With the introduction of new cyberspace technologies in the region, Middle East media is in a state of reforming itself. Such television and radio networks as Al-Jazeera, Al-Arabiya, MTV, Al-Hurra and Radio Sawa dominate Arabic and Muslim audiences.  The panel will also delve into the effects of the digital age on societies in the Middle East with a specific references to the political, the cultural and social debate surrounding media, and will also discuss issues of reform of radio and television news and entertainment.

         Moderator:  S. Abdallah Schleifer, American University in Cairo

Panelists:    Douglas Boyd, U. of Kentucky

   “Radio in the Middle East: Old Constraints and New Opportunities”

Hussein Amin, American University Cairo

   “Broadcast Media Reform in the Middle East: Needs and Challenges”

Leonard Teel, Georgia State University

   “Media Education In the Middle East: Preparing New Generations for the   


Naila Hamdy, American University Cairo

   “New American Services Directed to the Middle East: Al Hurra and Radio   


Shems Friedlander, American University Cairo

   “Re-shaping the Middle East Advertising Structures: New Marketing  



                       N233:   Student Media Advisors Division Business Meeting (00173)



W. Dale Hoskins ,Northern Arizona University, Chair

Paul Creasman, Azusa Pacific University, Vice Chair

Phil Thomsen, West Chester University, Newsletter Editor/Secretary

Ken Nagelberg, Buffalo State University, Webmaster

David Spiceland, Appalachian State University, ListServe Coordinator

Sam Sauls, University of North Texas, Membership Coordinator

Maryjo Adams Cochran, Sam Houston State University &

 Michael Taylor, Valdosta State University, Student Audio Competition Co‑Chairs


                      N236:  Digital Video Recorders at Five Years:  Is the Revolution Still Coming? (00174)

                                 [Comm. Tech.]


After their introduction in 1999, Digital Video Recorders were the subject of much speculation in the television industry.  Although diffusion of DVRs has been steady, they have not spread at the rapid rate predicted by many observers.  Part of the problem has been the limited availability of DVRs compatible with cable systems.  This panel explores the use of these devices in light of the national roll out of set-top box DVRs by Comcast and Cox. The “cablelization” of DVRs raises several questions:  What is the impact on diffusion? How is advertising influenced by commercial skipping? How is audience behavior influenced by menu-driven scheduling? A second focus of the panel is the impact of DVRs on televised sports, presenting the results of both survey and observational data on how self-avowed sports vans utilize DVRs in their consumption of television sports. Academic research and proprietary industry data converge in this panel.

Moderator:  James Walker, Saint Xavier University

                   Rob Bellamy and Kristen Lauteri, Duquesne University

                         “Enhancing the Experience?: Sports Viewers and DVRs”

                   Douglas A. Ferguson, College of Charleston

                         “The Value of Self-Selected Samples in New Media Research”

                   Steve Hoffenberg, Lyra Research

                         “DVRs According to Lyra Research:  Industry Analyst Presents DVR


                           Data from a National Sample”

                   Douglas A. Ferguson, College of Charleston, and Elizabeth Perse, University of


                         “Length of DVR Ownership Effects on Ad-Skipping”


                       N252:  BRI Research Workshop Part 1.  Research Case Studies for Broadcast, Cable, Print,

Radio, & Web.  How Research Solves Business Problems (00175)

                                   [Research, Management & Sales]


“Establishing a Research Certification Program and a Professional Association”

Gary Corbitt Research Director WJXT/Post Newsweek Stations


“Following the Audience into a New Media Era”


As the marketplace considers the many potential opportunities presented by new forms of media (and, thanks to technology, new ways to use exiting media), many questions persist about how audiences are tracked and what metrics are most appropriate in measuring a medium’s value.  The panel will explore these many issues in terms of how audiences will be measured in light of these new environments, and what information about the audience’s media use will be most valuable.

Moderator:    David Gunzerath VP Research & Information Group NAB

Panelist:         Ceril Shagrin Senior VP Corporate Research Univision

Scott Brown, Senior VP Strategic Relationships, Marketing, & Technology, Nielsen Media Research  

Cheryl Harris, University of South Carolina

                        Representative of Arbitron


                     N238:  The Final Bush/Kerry Debate: A Convergence Project Case Study (00176)



The last presidential debate of the 2004 election was held at Arizona State University on October 13, 2004. The Cronkite School faculty began planning in the summer of 2004 for a multi-layered convergence project involving student news outlets on television, radio, web and newspaper.  The project involved the coordination of six different classes.  This panel shares how the project was designed, planned and implemented.  The coordination involved six faculty members and nearly 100 students.

Moderator:  Bill Silcock, Arizona State University

Panelists:     Kristin Gilger, Arizona State University Newspaper Campus Media Advisor

                         “The Newspaper’s Role in a Convergence Project”

                     Steven Doig, Arizona State University, Director, Cronkite School

                            “Convergence Projects and the Curriculum”                               

                    Carol Schwalbe, Arizona State University Web/On-Line Magazine Faculty

                            “Masters of the Convergence Universe:  The Role of the On-line Zine”

                    Tom Vitron, Arizona State University Graduate Program, Graduate Student

                             “Lessons from the Trenches”


                      N239:  From the Classroom to the Studio: Innovative Strategies for Teaching Radio Production


                                 [BIRD, PAC]


In this panel faculty will share ideas on innovative and creative strategies for teaching radio production.  Panelists will talk about issues they have faced in teaching radio production.  They will talk about how they have used their professional background to develop curriculum for their classes and to effectively prepare their students for jobs in the radio industry.  Audio excerpts of student projects may be played as part of the session.

Moderator: Thomas Christie, University of Texas at Arlington

Panelists:    Andrew Clark, University of Texas at Arlington

                   Laura Johnson, University of Pittsburgh at Bradford

                   Rich Tiner, Belmont University

                   Donald Lockett, Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, NPR, Washington,

                        DC, & visiting Professor, University of Texas at Arlington


                       N240:   New Directions in Teaching Nonlinear Post-Production (00178)



As nonlinear editing systems deliver increasing capabilities at lower price points, the postproduction environment and workflow have been dramatically affected.  The new landscape has challenged film and video departments to address these new realities and modify the way they teach digital postproduction.  This panel will address the impact of the digital transformation in both the classroom and in professional postproduction environments (students’ future employers) as well as the pedagogical implications that may result from this transformation.

Moderator:  Alan Jacobs, Avid Technology, Inc.

Panelists:     Randy Akers, Savannah College of Art & Design

                    Joe Byron, The Los Angeles Film School

                    Tim Mangini, Production Manager, Frontline


               N237:   Meet the Editors (00179)



Come and meet the new editors of your BEA publications, Feedback, the Journal of Radio Studies, and the Journal of Broadcasting and Electronic Media.  The editors will talk about the journals, submissions, the process and respond to questions.

Moderator:  Alan Rubin, Kent State University

Panelists:     Joe Misiewicz, Ball State University 


             Douglas Ferguson, College of Charleston

                    Journal of Radio Studies

             Don Godfrey, Arizona State University

                    Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media


                        N243: Faculty and Student News Competition Awards (00180)

                                    [News, BEA Media Arts Festival]

Student Television Chair:  Dana Rosengard, University of Memphis
Student Radio Chair:         Tim Brown, University of Central Florida
Faculty Chairs:                  C.A. Tuggle, University of North Carolina
                 Dale Edwards, University of North Carolina


News Division national student news award winners in radio and television come from 11 schools---

Arizona State University

Eastern Illinois University

Elon University

Lyndon State College

Southern Utah University

University of Alabama

University of Central Florida

University of Montana

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

University of North Texas

University of Southern California


Faculty News Competition

Best of Competition:  Ngoc Nguyen, California State University at Northridge, “Vietnamese

                                    Factory Workers


Award of Excellence: Pam Doyle, University of Alabama, “Same Sex Marriage Benefits to



Award of Excellence: Kim Fox, Muskigum College, “Gathering Places”


                        N242:  Achieving Your Facility Goals (00181)



For those of you who would like to develop a new facility, we offer a case study.  We invite you to listen to and ask questions of personnel of the University of Oklahoma who have just completed the planning, design and construction of a new 66,000 square foot College of Journalism and Mass Communication.

Moderator:  Patrick Bumpas, Rees Associates, Inc.

Panelists:     Richard Self, University of Oklahoma


                    Dwight Roberts, University of Oklahoma

                         Chief Engineer                 

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

                      N232:    Courses, Curricula & Administration Division Paper Competition (00185)

Moderator:     Chris Pruszynski, SUNY Geneseo   

Open Category

First Place:     Ann D. Jabro, Robert Morris University, “Media Managers and Virtual Team

                       Leadership: A Disconnect”

Second Place: Seok Kang, Arkansas Tech University, and Jong G. Kang, Illinois State

                       University, “Characteristics of Broadcast Curricula: Perspectives from 10



Debut Category

First Place:     Vincent F. Filak, Ball State University, “The Impact of Instructional Methods

                       on Media Bias and Convergence Approval”

Second Place: Larry Z. Leslie, University of South Florida, “How Well Are We Doing: A

                        Model for Unit Evaluation


                N242:  Creeping Commercialism in TV News (00186)



Television newscasts across the country commonly devote news time to the opening of the latest Krispy Kreme donut shop, or send live crews to report on the lines outside the new IKEA store.  Many stories now end with tags referring viewers to the station’s web site, where links are available to the products and practitioners mentioned in the stories.  Commercialism and conflicts of interest are creeping into television newscasts.  The RTNDA Code of Ethics appears to be ignored in many instances.  This panel will examine this alarming trend and debate solutions.

Moderator:  Gary Schwitzer, University of Minnesota

Panelists:     Jim Upshaw, University of Oregon

     “Evidence from 17 TV Markets”

Gary Schwitzer, University of Minnesota

“Commercialism in TV Health News”

Forrest Carr, WFLA-TV Tampa, News Director

                                                           “A News Director Responds”

                                                        Doug Spero, Meredith College

                                                           “Ethical Conflicts in Small and Medium Markets”


                       N236:   People, Place and Time: How Real Is Reality TV? (00188)

                                   [International, History, PAC]


This panel engages both industry and scholarly perspectives to explore the past and present of reality TV, probing further into the debate over what constitutes reality on television by breaking the genre into its parts. Panelists will address issues of people and place in reality programming, and how those translate into cross-cultural distribution. The questions of personality and performance will be considered particularly in programming that might not typically be classed as reality TV.

Moderator:  Kimberly Fox (King), Muskingum College      
Panelists:     Amber Smallwood, Indiana University

     “...And we'll send you a handy tote bag: An historical analysis of reality    

     television on PBS”

                      Michelle Durham, Television Research Analyst (Industry)

     “Reality television and localism: How reality television and format shows are 

      revitalizing local content abroad”

                      Melanie Armstrong, University of New Mexico

     “Outback and Castaway: Constructing nature in reality television”

     Kimberly Fox, Muskingum College

     “Analyzing personalities of participants of a reality TV show”


      N252:  BRI Research Workshop Part 2.  Research Case Studies for Broadcast, Cable, Print,

     Radio, & Web.  How Research Solves Business Problems (00189)

     [Research, Management & Sales]


“Establishing a Research Certification Program and a Professional Association”

Gary Corbitt Research Director WJXT/Post Newsweek Stations


“Best Practices in Teaching Broadcast Research”


This session will explore the best tools and resources to teach research.  The various information sources available at a reasonable price to academe will be reviewed.  The best ways to integrate research 101 with other courses will be presented.  A review of how research is taught in core communication courses will be discussed along with approaches to improve how research is presented to students.

Moderator:    Patti Cohen VP Research Viacom Station Group

Panelist:         Joe Dominick        Professor University of Georgia

                        Bruce Mims           Professor Southeast Missouri State University

                        Liz Huszarik           VP Research Warner Bros.


                     N238:  Truth or Dare: Making Television News Relevant to 21st Century College-Age Students




Television news broadcasters in the great tradition of Edward R. Murrow, Walter Cronkite, and David Brinkley seem to have passed from the scene—their legacies barely remembered by today’s college-age students.  These young people are more likely to get their news from late-night comedian/talk-show hosts, Internet bloggers, or The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.  While Stewart’s show already has garnered numerous awards, there remains a basic problem: it’s a ‘fake’ news show, a parody of TV’s ‘empty suits’ that younger, cynical viewers tend to reject.  Should electronic media journalists persist in presenting “truth” as it traditionally has been presented, or “dare” something very different? This panel will try to answer this question and other essential questions.

Moderator:  Thomas Berg, Middle Tennessee State University

Panelists:     Robert Pondillo, Middle Tennessee State University

                                                             “News 'Ain't' What It Used To Be! The Notion of  'Objectivity' and ‘Truth’ ”
Al Tompkins, The Poynter Institute.
                         “Faking TV Stories in the Edit Room”
                    Mike Cutler, WTVF-TV Nashville, News Director
                         “Bias or Perspective”
                    David T. Z. Mindich, Saint Michael’s College
                         “How a Tuned Out Citizenry Impacts Television News”


                      N239:  Today’s Media Centric Youth: A New Paradigm for Communications, Teaching and

                                  Learning (00191)

                                  [Comm. Tech.]


Many studies have tried to link excessive television viewing with excessive attentional deficits in today’s youth. Has television created a cause and effect, or are current trends in programming simply a matter of more accurately reflecting the needs and desires of today’s media-centric students? Discussion will follow the rise of MTV-like programs and trace anecdotal and empirical studies showing ability of today’s students to comprehend and recall increasingly more rapidly presented visual and audio information.  

Moderator:  Robert Kenny, University of Central Florida

Panelists:     Michal Niederman, Columbia College

                    Alicia Sanchez, University of Central Florida


N234:  Law & Policy Division Paper Competition (00192)


Moderator:  Cynthia Cooper, Salisbury University


Open Category

First Place:     Dale A. Herbeck, Boston College, “The Importance of Process in Defamation

                       Cases: Suzuki Motors Corp v. Consumers Union of United States”

Second Place: Peter B. Seel, Colorado State University, “The Broadcast Flag: Fair Use

                        Infringement or Valid Copy Protection?”


Debut Categor:

First Place:     Edward L. Carter, Brigham Young University, “Medium-Based Regulation: A

                       Proposal for Constitutional Standards”

Second Place: Hyangsun Lee, Indiana University, “A Counter Argument to the FCC’s

                       Rationale for Repealing the Newspaper-Broadcast Cross-ownership Ban”


Respondent: Miriam Smith, San Francisco State University


N240:  Integrating Your Local Community into a College Internet Radio Station (00193)                          [BIRD]


With the cost of laptops dropping, it now becomes possible to create remote broadcast stations that will allow the integration of community events into the broadcast program of your Internet radio station.  Come and see how Hillsborough Community College has developed its Internet radio station and its efforts to include the local community.  This presentation will include technical, administrative and faculty viewpoints on its development and future growth.

Moderator:  Mike Rabaut, Hillsborough Community College

Panelists:     Mike Rabaut, Hillsborough Community College

                         “Building a Remote Broadcast System”

                    Jack Evans, Hillsborough Community College

                         “The Administrative Support Roll”

                    William Greico, Hillsborough Community College

                         “Developing a Radio Broadcast Program”


                      N243:   Faculty Video Production Competition Awards (00194)

                                        [PAC, BEA Media Arts Festival]

                                        Competition Chairs:  Joe Hinshaw, James Madison University

                                                                          Dennis Conway, Kean University                          



Award of Excellence: Michael D. Calia, Quinnipiac University, “The School of

                                    Communications at Quinnipiac University”



Best of Competition:  April Chabries, Brigham Young University, “From the Inside Out:

                                    Navajo Basket Weavers”

Award of Excellence: James Townley, Chattahoochee Technical College, “Georgia! Keep it

                                    Green and Clean”

Award of Excellence: Kevin Hager, Wichita State University, “Storm Team 12: Severe

                                    Weather Watch”

Award of Excellence: Brent Simonds, Illinois State University, “Balancing Learning

                                    Standards with Students’ Diverse Learning Needs”



Best of Competition:  Babak Sarrafan, San Jose State University, “Forever Now”

Award of Excellence: Ron Osgood, Indiana University, “And When I Dim the Light”



Best of Competition:   Ian Feinberg, Chattahoochee Technical College, “96 Rock”

Award of Excellence: Craig Schaefer, Loras College, “Loras College Image”



Best of Competition:    Andrew Quicke, Regent University, “SYN”



Best of Competition:  Dale Carpenter, University of Arkansas, “City of Visitors”

Award of Excellence: B. William Silcock & Michael K. Wong, Arizona State University,

                                    “Backstage at a Presidential Debate: The Press, The Pundits & The


Award of Excellence: Carvin Eison, SUNY Brockport, “July ’64”



Best of Competition:  James Townley, Chattahoochee Technical College, “Children’s Miracle

                                   Network: Jessica Jones Vignette”

Award of Excellence: John M. Woody, James Madison University, “School of Media Arts


Award of Excellence: Scott Hodgson, Southern Illinois University-Carbondale, “Phillips

                                    Swager Associates: Recreation Center Profiles”


Special Technical Merit Award

Dale Carpenter, University of Arkansas, “City of Visitors”


                N237:  Faculty Production Showcase (00195)

                            [2Yr/Sm. Col.]


                          A Showcase of Faculty non-festival entries of audio and video productions               
Moderator:  William Snead, Grossmont College

                          Panelists:     Steve Baker, Grossmont College

                                                  “Horses of the Wind”








  N235:  Fox : A Fair and Balanced Look at Fox News (00196)



Results from fresh research on the content of Fox News and how it compares with other cable channels.  In addition, Fox News Channel (FNC) has launched a nationwide contest for undergraduate broadcast journalism students called “Fox News College Challenge” with an impressive $10,000 team scholarship. But a growing number of faculty at a cross section of accredited programs are concerned about the ideological underpinnings of FNC.  Is it fair to Fox?  What is fair to our students? It will be a lively debate with an opportunity to hear all voices.

Moderator:  Dale Cressman, Brigham Young University

Panelists:    Dale Edwards, University of North Carolina Graduate Student

                        “Research on Fox News Channel Content”

                     William R. Davie, University of Louisiana at Lafayette

                        “Content Comparison between Fox News Channel and CNN”


                N233:  Student Media Advisors Division Paper Competition (00197)                                             


Student Media Advisor Division members are invited to meet and discuss strategies in order to facilitate and promote future submissions within the division’s paper competition.

Moderator:  Paul Creasman, Azusa Pacific University


6:00-7:00 PM   BEA Awards Ceremony (00198)



The annual BEA Awards Ceremony presents several awards on behalf of BEA, including:


* NAB/BEA Hugh Malcolm Beville, Jr. Award: For audience research in broadcasting.

* BEA Scholarship Winners: For academic year 2005 – 2006

* BEA Kenneth Harwood Dissertation Award

* BEA New Faculty Research Grant Award

* Miscellaneous other recognitions for service and leadership with BEA


7:00-8:00 PM   Opening Night Reception (00199)


                             Sponsored by Lawrence Erlbaum Associates (LEA)