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Saturday, April 14
 

9:00am

BEA Executive Committee Meeting
BEA President: Sam Sauls, University of North Texas

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Saturday April 14, 2012 9:00am - 11:00am
Conference Room 1

10:00am

BEA Research Committee Meeting
BEA Research Committee Chair: Don Godfrey, Arizona State University

Speakers

Saturday April 14, 2012 10:00am - 12:00pm
Conference Room 4

12:00pm

BEA Board of Directors Meeting

BEA President: Gregory Newton, Ohio University


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Saturday April 14, 2012 12:00pm - 5:00pm
Conference Room 1

1:00pm

BEA Festival of Media Arts Committee Meeting
BEA Festival of Media Arts Committee Chair: Warren Koch, Azusa Pacific University

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Saturday April 14, 2012 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Conference Room 2

1:00pm

BEA Publications Committee Meeting
BEA Publications Committee Chair: Rebecca Ann Lind, University of Illinois at Chicago

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Saturday April 14, 2012 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Conference Room 4
 
Sunday, April 15
 

7:45am

Division Chair Pre-Convention Meeting

This session is required for all 2012 division leaders. We’ll be discussing a few things about BEA2012 before the convention “officially” opens the doors.
Panelists: Michael Bruce, University of Alabama
Dale Cressman, Brigham Young University
Mitchell Shapiro, University of Miami


Speakers
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Dale Cressman

Associate Chair, Undergraduate Studies, Brigham Young University
Husband, father, university professor & journalism historian with a weakness for New York City architecture and new media technology.


Sunday April 15, 2012 7:45am - 9:00am
Pavilion 1

9:00am

Research Sympsosium -- Media Management and Economics: State of the Field and Current Research Initiatives

A panel of senior scholars who have been collectively researching media management and economics for over 100 years, share insights on the state of the field and current research initiatives.
Moderator: Alan Albarran, University of North Texas
Panelists: Alan B. Albarran, University of North Texas; Media Management and Economics Research: The First 75 Years
Michael O. Wirth, University of Tennessee & Ron Rizzuto, University of Denver; Future Prospects for Cable Telecommunications in an Over the Top World
Richard A. Gershon, Western Michigan University; Innovation Failure: A Case Study Analysis of Eastman Kodak and Blockbuster Video



Sunday April 15, 2012 9:00am - 10:15am
Conference Room 4

9:00am

BEA:101

Designed for first time attendees in particular, BEA101 focuses on all things BEA. Learn how BEA is structured, how to make the most of the conference, and how you can get involved.
Moderator: Gregory Newton, Ohio University
Panelists: Sam Sauls, University of North Texas; BEA Leadership
Mary Schaffer, California State University @ Northridge; Navigating the BEA Convention
Barry Umansky, Ball State University; BEA Districts
Michael Bruce, University of Alabama; Interest Divisions and Volunteering at BEA
Heather Birks, BEA; BEA Membership


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Sunday April 15, 2012 9:00am - 10:15am
Conference Room 1

9:00am

Connecting Students and Community: Incorporating Service Learning into Media Courses

Service learning has been gaining momentum in higher education, and might be considered to be at its "tipping point." Employers expect students to have service learning on their resume, and colleges are responding by asking instructors to incorporate service learning in their curricula. Media courses are a natural fit for service learning. Topics include: Establishing contacts within the community, matching students with clients, assessment methods, the instructor's role in assisting students, and managing resources.
Moderator: Andy Curran, University of Cincinnati - Clermont College
Panelists: Clark Greer, Point Loma Nazarene University
Tom Hallaq, Idaho State University
Amy Crawford, Youngstown State University
Andy Curran, University of Cincinnati - Clermont College



Sunday April 15, 2012 9:00am - 10:15am
Conference Room 3

9:00am

One on one with Mark Saxenmeyer: Reality TV with a Purpose

Veteran news reporter Mark Saxenmeyer dares mention the words “reality TV” and “meaningful dialogue” in the same sentence, and calls some of his recent work “reality TV with a purpose.”  Saxenmeyer produced Experiment: Gay and Straight, and The Experiment in Black and White, while working at FOX News Chicago. In each program, 10 Chicago-area residents (5 gay and 5 straight in the former example; 5 black and 5 white in the latter) lived together for a week and discussed everything (to use examples from Experiment in Black and White) from affirmative action, slavery reparations and racial profiling, to discrimination, crime, and stereotypes.

This panel will open with clips from the Experiments, and then Saxenmeyer will respond to questions from Rebecca Lind and the audience. What challenges did he face when producing these shows? How important were the ratings? What were the legal issues and how did he handle them? What about casting? Editing? Promotion? How did he turn a series of news stories aired on successive nights into a long-form documentary? What would he do differently now? How did the program use new/interactive media? Is there a place for "reality TV" on the news? What is the future of news?
Moderator: Norm Medoff, Northern Arizona University
Panelists: Rebecca Ann Lind, University of Illinois at Chicago; Mark Saxenmeyer, KSTP-TV



Sunday April 15, 2012 9:00am - 10:15am
Pavilion 1

9:00am

20 Minutes Into The Future: The Latest Developments in Emerging Media
Like to take a peak over the horizon? As media educators, many of us find that focusing on current media possibilities is sufficiently overwhelming without expending extra energy thinking about "the next big thing." Yet, our students will be stepping into a media landscape that is always "under development." They will be challenged to adopt and interact with technologies that are barely out of the lab today. Join us as we explore developments just taking root along the boarders of our media frontier. Join us as we journey "20 Minutes Into The Future." Moderator: John Dailey, Ball State University
Panelists: Gregory Luft, Colorado State University; How to Know What You Don't Know
John Dailey, Ball State University; What's Cookin'?: An augmented reality video guide to Ball State University Dining Services.
Choonghee Han, Hope College; Multi-platform broadcast in classroom: Technological immediacy shapes the future of broadcast education.
Chetachi Egwu, Nova Southeastern University; Beyond Apps: The use of mobile technology for the dissemination of student media.
Mary Rogus, Ohio University; We Now Take You Live...


Sunday April 15, 2012 9:00am - 10:15am
Pavilion 11

9:00am

Empowering Minority Youth through MultiMedia Centers

This panel address’ not only the lack of equal access to technology-based educational and technical resources for minority youth, but how they can be empowered through MultiMedia Centers, which expose youth to new media, technology, hands-on training, and career possibilities. 
Moderator: Dyke "DK" Redmond, Los Angeles Unified School District
Panelists: Dana Coester, West Virginia University
James Stephens, Tennessee State University  



Sunday April 15, 2012 9:00am - 10:15am
Pavilion 3

9:00am

Tipping Towards Online Diversity?
The web's impact continues to grow, but who is being represented and heard in this new medium? It’s been dominated by straight, White American men in the past. Has the ease of publishing on the web allowed it to be a more diverse medium as early users expected? The panel will examine these questions from a variety of standpoints--each defining "diversity" a little differently with something new to contribute to the discussion this year. Moderator: Louise Benjamin, Kansas State University
Panelists: Naeemah Clark, Elon University; Minority Entrepreneurship in the Interactive World
Alison Bryant, Play Science Lab; The New Kaleidoscope Playground
Jeffrey Wilkinson, United International College; Baby Steps and Giant Leaps: Exploring Diversity in China’s Web
Donald Heider, Loyola University Chicago; Online Racial Identity
Sara Netzley, Bradley University; GLBT News Sites: Educating and Empowering?


Sunday April 15, 2012 9:00am - 10:15am
Pavilion 9

9:00am

Collaborating Cross-Country on Creative Projects
Let's say you have a colleague at a school 1000 miles away and you want to collaborate on a major media project. How do you do it? This session will debut a new national documentary on the role broadcasters played in saving thousands of lives during last year's deadly tornados in Joplin and Tuscaloosa. Both the NAB and BEA were partners in this project. It was directed from Oklahoma, produced in Alabama, edited at Ohio and with the client in Washington DC. The team will present practical tips on how to make cross-country collaborations work. Moderator: Scott Hodgson, University of Oklahoma
Panelists: Chandra Clark, The University of Alabama; Sonja Bozic, Ohio University


Sunday April 15, 2012 9:00am - 10:15am
Conference Room 5

9:00am

Becoming a More Powerful Storyteller- for Audio Media
No matter the medium, the essence of conveying information is powerful storytelling. In this "Beyond Radio" workshop - learn proven techniques in use around the world to develop powerful storytelling techniques to impart information - for ALL audio media! Presenter: Valerie Geller, Geller Media International

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Sunday April 15, 2012 9:00am - 10:15am
Pavilion 2

9:00am

Creating Relationships Across Student Media
Today's media environment requires students to develop relationships across all student media organizations. As an example, students involved in radio can contribute their content to other student medias such as television and newspapers. Thus, this panel will allow Advisors and students to discuss their relationships with various student media organizations on their campus. Moderator: Phillip Powell, Valparaiso University
Panelists: Paul Oren, Valparaiso University
Timothy Sorel, University of Florida
Marjorie Yambor, Western Kentucky University; Darren Sweeney, Central Connecticut State University


Sunday April 15, 2012 9:00am - 10:15am
Conference Room 7

9:00am

You Want It When?

Mass Communication programs at two-year and small colleges are often led by one person. The demands of writing Curriculum staffing classes, assessing outcomes, budgeting, and answering email can wreak havoc on a day. How do you manage all these tasks and deadlines, especially in a climate where the expectation is that you get things done faster and cheaper?
Moderator: Thomas McDonnell, Metropolitan Community College
Panelists: James Crandall, Aims Community College
Srah Gibson, George Fox University



Sunday April 15, 2012 9:00am - 10:15am
Pavilion 10

9:00am

My Favorite Screen Writing Class Assignment
Teachers elaborate on writing exercises they have used that are especially exciting, inspirational, unconventional, or engaging. Moderator: Dennis Conway, Valdosta State University
Panelists: Marie Elliott, Valdosta State University
Dennis Conway, Valdosta State University
Frank Rybicki, Valdosta State University


Sunday April 15, 2012 9:00am - 10:15am
Conference Room 2

10:30am

Research Symposium -- Media Management and Economics: Perspectives Across Media Industries
This panel features a group of junior scholars representing Asia and the United States sharing research across the media industries in regards to management and economic issues. Moderator: Jiyoung Cha, University of North Texas
Panelists: J. Sonia Huang, National Chiao Tung University & Wei-Ching Wang, National Taiean Normal University; Application of the Long Tail Economy in the Online News Market in Taiwan: Civic Participation Matters
Jiyoung Cha, University of North Texas; Order of Market Entry: Examining First Mover Advantages Among Social Networking Sites
Guosong Shao, Nanjing University of Finance & Economics, China; Yingping Wei, Renmin University of China; Jingan Yuan, Southwestern University of Finance & Economics, China; Chunhua Zhang, Nanjing University of Finance & Economics, China; Responding to Systematic Reform, market Change and Technological Innovation: China’s Book Publishing Industry in Rapid Transformation
Rachel Davis Mersey, Northwestern University; An Argument for News Media Managers to Direct and Use Audience Research


Sunday April 15, 2012 10:30am - 11:45am
Conference Room 4

10:30am

Rowan University Presents A Conversation With... Vince Gilligan, the creator/producer of Breaking Bad and The X-Files Hosted by David Bianculli and Mike Donovan

Writer and producer Vince Gilligan rose to prominence in the television world after penning some of the most memorable episodes of the cult science fiction series "The X-Files" (Fox, 1993-2002). Today, he's found success on his own as the creator of "Breaking Bad". The show netted overwhelmingly positive response from audiences, as well as a 2008 Emmy for Gilligan's direction of the pilot episode.
Hosted by: Mike Donovan, Rowan University
David Bianculli, NPR & Rowan University



Sunday April 15, 2012 10:30am - 11:45am
Pavilion 10

10:30am

Form & Function: Online Teaching and Learning

Online and hybrid classes are becoming more popular for students and faculty. Some departments are expanding support for development and implementation of online courses to meet student needs and maximize university resources. This panel will explore effective strategies for online teaching and learning. By examining form and function, faculty will present online course design and assessment examples.
Moderator: Judy Oskam, Texas State University
Panelists: Judy Oskam, Texas State University; Developing University and Faculty Support for Online Teaching
Lisa Pecot-Hebert, DePaul University The Pro's and Cons of Technology in Online Learning
Cindie Yanow, Southeast Missouri State University; Advantages and Disadvantages of Online Classes and Hybrid Classes
Joe Sampson, Miami University; Teaching Across Time Zones: Assessing Broadcast Journalism Instruction Online
H. James Gilmore, University of Michigan-Dearborn; Virtual Production & the Creative Challenge of Online Learning
Sherri Ward, University of Central Oklahoma; Building Community Online: Lessons Learned



Sunday April 15, 2012 10:30am - 11:45am
Conference Room 1

10:30am

New Technologies to Enhance Student Learning – 2012
The purpose of this panel is to highlight new or perhaps overlooked technologies that enhance the learning environment. Panelists will share innovative tools they are currently using in their classroom. Moderator: Samuel Edsall, Western Illinois University
Panelists: Peter DePietro, University of Cincinnati; Interactive Content, Online Agenda and Pedagogy
David McCoy, Ashland University; Weblog World: The Effective Use of Blogs as a Digital Media Course Exercise
Susan Lewis, Abilene Christian University; The iPad Effect: How Platform Choice Affects Information Consumption and Retention
William Hanff Jr., University of the District of Columbia; Using New Technologies to Teach Emerging Techniques
Jane Friedman, University of Cincinnati; Statistical Narratives: Teaching Students to Become Better Online Researchers & Creators of Meaningful Infographics
Respondent: Paul Hemenway, Lamar University


Sunday April 15, 2012 10:30am - 11:45am
Pavilion 11

10:30am

Media Globalization: The Fight to Preserve Local Cultures, Ideologies, and Identities

The technological advances in electronic communication have further complicated the nationalist viewpoints which many countries have struggled to preserve over the years. The position is even more compounded with the easy access to media through increased and borderless connections via the Internet. Tri-Continent and/or so-called Third World countries are especially vulnerable in preserving or propagating local, cultural, and indigenous and symbolic vestiges of the so-called pre-globalization era. It is instructive to note that it is not only popular/dominant societies that infiltrates or even clouds these issues, but diasporic groups from these so-called “subaltern” nations are sometimes conflicted by populist views propagated through social media. The discussion then is how do the so called “subaltern” nations react, regain and preserve local cultures, ideologies and identities or whether ( to play devil’s advocate) the issue needs to be a focus on a global culture?
Moderator: Coreen Jackson, Tennessee State University
Panelists: Carmeta A. Blake, Lynn University
Coreen Jackson, Tennessee State University
Yvonne Prather, Austin Peay University
Donald Page, Tennessee State University
James Stephens, Tennessee State University



Sunday April 15, 2012 10:30am - 11:45am
Pavilion 3

10:30am

Race/Gender/Media 3.0: Considerations of Diversity for Educators and Scholars
Attention to racial/ethnic and gender issues in the media is of vital importance in our society – not only for researchers but also for teachers and students. This panel represents a selection of new material appearing in the third edition of Rebecca Ann Lind’s “Race/Gender/Media,” to be released in January 2012 by Allyn & Bacon. With almost all of the readings new to this edition, the book and the panel considers race, gender, and class issues in the media from the perspective of audiences, content, and production. This is conceived as a “high-density” session, with panelists presenting short, conversational overviews of their work. Following the overviews, the floor will be open for discussion and question-and-answers regarding the work itself and how the research can be incorporated into a classroom setting – even a lower-division undergraduate course. We are consciously not including a respondent, because we want to allow more time for interchange among all participants – panelists and audience members. A similar format has been used to present new work from the prior two editions of the book, and it was well-received by the audience (hence the “3.0” in the session title). All of the work to be presented here is new, and has not been presented at any other conference. Moderator: Rebecca Ann Lind, University of Illinois at Chicago
Panelists: Lori Bindig, Sacred Heart University; Media Literacy in Eating Disorder Treatment
Leslie A Grinner, Syracuse University; Bella’s Choice: Deconstructing Ideology and Power in The Twilight Saga
Stacey Irwin, Millersville University; Mothers in Media
Diego Costa, University of Southern California; Becoming Modular: The (Re-)Assembled Queer “Male” Body and Its Digitally-Enabled Sexual Economy
Melinda S Krakow, San Francisco State University; Michelle A. Wolf, San Francisco State University; Rebecca Taff, San Francisco State University; Women with Physical Disabilities, Body Image, Media, and Self-Conception
Travis Lars Gosa, Cornell University; Crank Dat Barack Obama! Social Media and the 2008 Presidential Election
Cindy S. Vincent, University of Oklahoma; POOR Magazine and Civic Engagement through Community Media
Kiana Cox, University of Illinois at Chicago; Gender and Race as Meaning Systems: Understanding Theoretical, Historical, and Institutional Implications of Sexualized Imagery in Rap Music
Dina Ibrahim, San Francisco State University; Aymen Abdel Halim, San Francisco State University; How TV News Makes Arabs and Muslims Feel about Themselves
Mark Saxenmeyer, KSTP-TV; Exploring Gay/Straight Relationships on Local Television News


Sunday April 15, 2012 10:30am - 11:45am
Pavilion 9

10:30am

Convergence Redefined: Newsrooms Look Toward New Types of Partnerships
Partnerships between television stations and newspapers have not lived up to their hype or promise, but new types of affiliations are gaining strength. This panel will present the latest research on who is sharing what content with whom and whether these joint ventures will be a model for the future. Moderator: Mary Spillman, Ball State University
Panelists: Robert Papper, Hofstra University; Larry Dailey, University of NV, Reno; Tim Brown, University of Central Florida

Speakers
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Tim Brown

Tim Brown is the CEO of IDEO, a global design- and innovation-consulting firm. Ranked independently among the 20 most innovative companies in the world, IDEO has contributed to such standard-setting innovations as the first mouse for Apple, the Palm V, and Bank of America’s “Keep the Change” service. IDEO’s work addresses emerging themes such as sustainability, the design of communities, health and wellness, and enterprise... Read More →


Sunday April 15, 2012 10:30am - 11:45am
Conference Room 5

10:30am

BEA Festival of Media Arts: Faculty Video Awards and Exhibition

This session honors the winners of the Faculty Festival of Media Arts Video Competitions. Selected works of this year’s award recipients will be exhibited.
Faculty Chair: George Chun Han Wang, University of Hawaii At Manoa

Commercial or PSA Video
Best of Competition:      Marc Ruiz, Wayne State University; Ali Fathead

Award of Excellence:      Nick Martinez, San Jose State University; SJSU ESPN National Commercial

Mixed Video (Teacher/Student Co-Production)
Best of Competition:      Lisa Mills and Robert Cassanello, Univ. of Central Florida; The Committee

Award of Excellence:      Dean Yamada, Biola University; Persimmon (Hoshigaki)

Award of Excellence:      Geri Alumit Zeldes and Troy Hale, Michigan State University; Kings of Flint

Award of Excellence:      M. Joseph Hinshaw, James Madison University; Forbes Center Videos

Narrative Video
Award of Excellence:      Adam Schwartz, University of Alabama; Barney and the Martians

Award of Excellence:      Jeanette Castillo, Florida State University; The Performance of Drowning

Promotional Video
Best of Competition:      Scott Hodgson, University of Oklahoma and Chandra Clark, University of Alabama; Tornado Emergency:  Saving Lives

Award of Excellence:      Kevin Burke, University of Cincinnati; Experience It For Yourself

Award of Excellence:      Shaun Wright, James Madison University; Virginia Organizing

Award of Excellence:      Cory Byers, Southern Illinois University; Xfest



Sunday April 15, 2012 10:30am - 11:45am
Pavilion 1

10:30am

The State of the Radio Industry 2012
This will be a round table discussion examining the state of the radio industry and radio research as it exists in 2012. Moderator: John Hendricks, Stephen F. Austin State University
Panelists: Michael Brown, University of Wyoming; Michael Huntsberger, Linfield College; Bruce Mims, Southeast Missouri State University; Joseph Blaney, Ph.D., Illinois State University; Richard Rudin, Liverpool John Moores University, Liverpool, UK; Phylis Johnson, Southern Illinois University @ Carbondale


Sunday April 15, 2012 10:30am - 11:45am
Conference Room 2

10:30am

Working Together: Integrating Your Sports Curriculum with the Athletic Department
This panel will present a case study from Towson University showing how the Departments of Electronic Media and Film and Mass Communication worked with the university's Department of Athletics to have students provide content for the Athletics' website, along with the broadcasting and streaming of various sporting events. Moderator: John R. Turner, Towson University
Panelists: John MacKerron, Towson University; Jenny Atwater, Towson University; Damon Lewis, Towson University; Zach Maskavich, Towson University--student
Respondent: Greg Faller, Towson University


Sunday April 15, 2012 10:30am - 11:45am
Pavilion 2

10:30am

The Tipping Point: A Quest Accomplished Toward Integration of Student Media, Curriculum and Facility
The Mass Communications Department at Colorado State University – Pueblo recently completed a dramatic restructure of Curriculum and facilities. Faculty and staff were tasked with a cross campus move, office relocations, lab upgrades, building a network independent of university IT, and the complete integration of a TV station, FM, online newspaper and magazine. Panelists will discuss budgeting, planning, and execution of a bold plan to transform a media department and meet the needs of today’s student public communicators. Moderator: Sam Lovato, Colorado State University - Pueblo
Panelists: Jennifer Mullen, Colorado State University - Pueblo; Leticia Steffen, Colroado State University - Pueblo; Justin Bregar, Colorado State University - Pueblo; Mike Atencio, Colorado State University - Pueblo


Sunday April 15, 2012 10:30am - 11:45am
Conference Room 7

12:00pm

Research Sympsosium -- Media Management and Economics: Latin American and Hispanic Media Management and Economics Research

Scholars from Latin America and the United States share some of the latest research on the Spanish language market from an industry-based perspective. Moderator: Julian Rodriguez, The University of Texas at Arlington
Panelists: Maria Elena Gutierrez and Josefina Santana Vilegas, Panamericana Universidad, Guadalajara, Mexico; Digital Convergence in the Mexican Media Industry
German Arango, La Sabana Universidad, Bogota, Colombia; A Case Study on Media Diversification: Caracaol and RCN. Beyond the Traditional Business Model
Julian Rodriguez, University of Texas-Arlington; Twitter Use among English and Spanish Language Television Stations: A Traffic and Content Analysis of Dallas-Fort Worth Local Television Twitter Accounts
Gabe Otteson, Jessica Perrillat, & Alan B. Albarran, University of North Texas; The State of Spanish Language Media 2012



Sunday April 15, 2012 12:00pm - 1:15pm
Conference Room 4

12:00pm

BEA Ignite!

All Presentations can be found at http://beaignite.wordpress.com

 

BEA Ignite shares the best enterprise ideas for the classroom. Presenters will have 5 minutes, and 20 slides, to share their top teaching tipping points. Following the traditional “ignite” format, attendees should come prepared to take home these passionate teaching ideas. The ten best “ignite” ideas will have been pre-selected, and peer reviewed, to make their presentations “live” during this BEA2012 session.
Moderator:  Bill Silcock, Cronkite School/Arizona State University

IGNITE Presentations:
Deb Halpern Wenger, University of Mississippi; Incorporate Real-time Reporting  Into Your Class

Kim Fox, The American University of Cairo; The Twitter Scavenger Hunt   

Philip A. Thompsen, West Chester University of Pennsylvania,  Presentations with Sound

Kimberly Spencer, Colorado State University; Storytellers' Mating Ritual 2012

Chandra Clark, University of Alabama; Assignment Editors Wanted Because News Doesn't Happen in the Newsroom

Heather Starr Fiedler, Point Park University; Keep it Pinteresting   

Chris Strobel, Northern Kentucky University; Using QuickTime Screen Record to More Effectively Grade Media Projects

Tim Lewis, Lyndon State College; How Does an e-Journalist Know “What's the Story?”

Brent Foster, California State @ Fullerton; How to Teach the Hand-Held Generation        

Roger Cooper, Ohio University; Using Improv Comedy Exercises to Develop Leadership Skills


Speakers

Sunday April 15, 2012 12:00pm - 1:15pm
Pavilion 11

12:00pm

Meet the BEA Journal Editors

Come by and meet the editors of your BEA Publications: the Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media, the Journal of Radio & Audio Media, and the Journal of Media Education. The editors will discuss the content of the journals and the submission process for each publication and answer questions you have about becoming a BEA author.
Moderator: Rebecca Ann Lind, University of Illinois at Chicago
Panelists: Zizi Papacharissi, University of Illinois at Chicago, Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media
Joseph Blaney, Illinois State University; Journal of Radio & Audio Media



Sunday April 15, 2012 12:00pm - 1:15pm
Conference Room 1

12:00pm

Graduate Education in Mass Media: Balancing Theory and Application
This panel will discuss the state of graduate education in mass media programs at a variety of universities. Research is a focus of any graduate program, but how much should graduate work focus on application and practical industry-related skills? What should we, as graduate educators, focus on in our Curriculum? What skill-sets do our students need to be successful post-graduation? Moderator: Patricia Williamson, Central Michigan University
Panelists: Gregory Newton, Ohio University; Maintaining Our Balance: Curricular Choices in a Time of Change
Kimberly Zarkin, Westminster College; Nice Article List, But can you teach a 4-4?: How graduate schools should (and shouldn't) prepare students for life at a teaching institution.
Serena Carpenter, Arizona State University; Theoreticians or teachers: How to best prepare doctoral students for academic life.
Carey Martin, Liberty University; Screenwriting, Research Writing and Teaching Grad Students the Difference.
Patricia Williamson, Central Michigan University; The Role of Production and Applied Skills in a Mass Media Graduate Education Curriculum
Trey Stohlman, Central Michigan University; Teacher to student: How earning a doctorate made me a better teacher


Sunday April 15, 2012 12:00pm - 1:15pm
Conference Room 1

12:00pm

Out with the Old, In with the New: Exploring Innovative and Interactive Pedagogy with New Media Tools

Course management tools (e.g., Blackboard) and 5 lb. textbooks are now things of the past as social media, e-learning, interactive technologies and online classes have become the norm. This panel will discuss the new media venues available to faculty and how best to utilize them when teaching mass communication courses. As YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and other new platforms have increasingly become integrated into the lives of individuals both personally and professionally, faculty often struggle with the use and integration of these new methods of learning into their classes. In light of the current media landscape, we will also explore innovative classroom exercises and discuss the implications of using more technologically savvy pedagogical tools to keep content fresh and students engaged.
Panelists: Jo O’Connor, Boston University; The Stimulated Classroom
Mina Tsay, Boston University; The Whole is Greater than the Sum of its Parts: Collaborative Learning in the Online Environment
Melissa Lee Price, Bucks New University; Everything I Need Fits in my Back Pocket
Dan Kimbrough, Misericordia University; Are WE Obsolete?




Sunday April 15, 2012 12:00pm - 1:15pm
Pavilion 2

12:00pm

Face to Face with Facebook and Other Social Media in the Classroom

Social media is the number one site that most students interact while gathering information. Why not bring this heightened attention and awareness into our learning environment in which we as educators control. This panel will discuss how to use social media to strengthen our Curriculum.
Moderator: Kathy Heuston, Austin Peay State University
Panelists: Sue Burzynski Bullard; University of Nebraska-Lincoln; Twitter as a Tool for Journalists
Trina Creighton; University of Nebraska-Lincoln; Broadcast Journalism and Facebook with Students
Kathy Heuston; Austin Peay State University; Facebook in the Classroom
Stacie Mumpower; Austin Peay State University; Social Media usage in Live Production



Sunday April 15, 2012 12:00pm - 1:15pm
Pavilion 3

12:00pm

Ethics and Ddiversity in the Classroom and the Professions

Controversies erupt in classrooms and in the professions concerning diversity, and many of these controversies include ethical components. For instance, is the sexual orientation of a significant company’s CEO newsworthy?  Should news organizations publish mug shots if research shows they contribute to stereotyping?  Journalists may disagree about what is appropriate, but all usually cite ethical principles in justifying their positions. This panel will help educators see the ethical angles in these situations and become more comfortable with talking about them in productive ways with students.
Moderator: Brad Gorham, Syracuse University
Panelists: Patrick Parsons, Pennsylvania State University
Cristina Azocar, San Francisco State University
Shannon Bowen, Syracuse University



Sunday April 15, 2012 12:00pm - 1:15pm
Conference Room 5

12:00pm

BEA Festival of Media Arts: Student Video Awards and Exhibition

This session honors the winners of the Student Festival of Media Arts Video Competitions. Selected works of this year’s award recipients will be exhibited. 
Student Competition Co-Chair: Tony DeMars, Texas A&M University - Commerce Campus
Student Competition Co-Chair: Susan Simkowski, University of Arkansas-Fort Smith
Student Competition Co-Chair: Amy Crawford, Youngstown State University

Animation/Experimental/Mixed

1st Place:              Bill Parker, Taylor University; Tempus Fugit

2nd Place:             Chase Castor, David Fiser, Alex Russell & Cameron Wiley, Missouri State University; TEMPETE

3rd Place:              Hunter Hempen, Southeast Missouri State University; Terrible Tides

Honorable Mentions:
Blake Hawk, University of Cincinnati; Amor Vincint Omnia

Matt Dorsi-Todaro, Christina DiNapoli, Brianne Dies & Karen Yen, State University of New York at New Paltz; Head in the Clouds

Michael Soucy and Will Anderson, Elon University; Forgotten

Instructional/Educational
1st Place:              Karl W. Phillips, Michigan State University; The Sleeping Giant

2nd Place:             Green Machine Production Unit, University of North Texas; One Dollar Wiser - "Debt Investigators"

3rd Place:              Coralee Trigger, The University of North Texas; North Texas Now: Fright Fest

Music Video
1st Place:              Jake Brusha, Loyola University Chicago; Rome Has Fallen

2nd Place:             John Mingione, The State University of New York at New Paltz; All I Can Say: The Musical

3rd Place (tie):    Michael Mytnick, Ohio University; Will You Wander?

3rd Place (tie):    Jay Vera, San Francisco State University; Siren

Narrative Video
1st Place:              Shannon Lynch, Azusa Pacific University; The Good River

2nd Place:             Natalie Daly, George Fox University; Through the Mailbox

3rd Place:              Dave Baker, Producer, Taylor University; The Ghost of Grandma Doris

Honorable Mentions:
Leah Rae Hulgin, University of Cincinnati; Half Light

Kurt Ehlmann, Southeast Missouri State University; Lost and Found

Kelly Courtney, Frostburg State University; SCOURGE

Geoffrey Kenichi Norman, San Francisco State University; Found

Max Rosen, Sam Gibson & Bart Layman, Missouri State University; Thin Air

Jenna Troester, Will Anderson, David Gwynn, Taylor Shain & Ian Boyd, Elon University; Focus

Lauren Burwell, W. Grant Bell & Bryan Eckerson, James Madison University; Writer's Block

Promotional (PSA, commercial, persuasive)
1st Place:              Christopher Micheal Ruth, Florida State University; True Seminole Redux: "This Is Our Time"

2nd Place:             Joey Burda, George Fox University; Crater Lake Soda Commercial

3rd Place:              Josh Shockley, Hannah Foster & Zack Strauss, University of Oklahoma; This is Our Classroom

Honorable Mentions
Jay Vera, San Francisco State University; Barber of Seville

Cameron Masingale & Kourtney Atchley, University of Oklahoma; Littering PSA

Allison Gappa, Oklahoma City University; OCU Stars Basketball

Orange Television Network - "Humor Whore", Syracuse University; Primordial Soup

Marie Jasmin Francisco Denoga, San Francisco State University; Investments For Life

Russell Jones Levenson, Florida State University; GOODWILL RECYCLING PSA

Studio (multi-camera or live-to-tape)
1st Place:              Ben Wagner & Joel Bragg, Ball State University; Ball State Sports Link 3rd Down Chirp: Episode 12

2nd Place:             Jim Bothun, Producer, St. Cloud State University; Husky Mag

3rd Place:             ICTV, Ithaca College; Pop Quiz - Tournament of Champions

Honorable Mention: TV2 KSU, Kent State University; The Agenda



Sunday April 15, 2012 12:00pm - 1:15pm
Pavilion 1

12:00pm

Tipping Point: HD, 2D, 3D One Year Later; How Much Longer Can We Teach Traditional 'Broadcasting'?

In a follow up to last years HD, 2D, 3D panel, it is clear that Production, Aesthetics and Technical skills are moving in an irreversible direction. How much longer can we teach traditional broadcasting without it becoming a "History" course? How much longer can we use analog and standard definition cameras and equipment to teach aesthetics and technical skills to ensure our graduates have up to date knowledge and experience? Moderator: Denise Belafonte-Young, Lynn University
Panelists: Wes Akers, Northern Kentucky University; To "B" or not to "B" - Keeping Broadcasting Alongside Electronic Media
Andrew Robinson, Syracuse University; To Students, ‘codec’ is a Four Letter Word
James Carter, California University of Pennsylvania; The Story’s The Thing
Denise Belafonte-Young, Lynn University; How Much Longer Can We Teach Traditional 'Broadcasting'?
Barry Braverman, Cinematographer & 3D Trainer/Consultant for Panasonic; Teach 3D Now
James M. Martin, University of North Texas



Sunday April 15, 2012 12:00pm - 1:15pm
Conference Room 3

12:00pm

Ten Years after the Introduction of LPFM: Low Power to the People

In 2001, The Federal Communication Commission introduced a new class of low-power radio licenses to the public. It has been ten years since the introduction of LPFM and with the passage of the Local Community Radio Act of 2010, many more new LPFM stations will be started. This panel will look at the current state of LPFM, its challenges, and its future.
Moderator: Keith Brand, Rowan University
Panelists: Peter Orlik, Central Michigan University; LPFM's Precursor and Competitor Compared: Class D FM and HD-2 Translators
Michael Nevradakis, The University of Texas at Austin; Removing the Public from the Public Airwaves: The FCC's Contradictory Policy
Barbara Calabrese, Columbia College Chicago; Low Power FM:  "Purist" Broadcasting in the Age of Technology
Keith Brand, Rowan University; Communication Policy and a Divided Congress:  The Passage of The Local Community Radio Act



Sunday April 15, 2012 12:00pm - 1:15pm
Conference Room 2

12:00pm

The Local Documentary as Shared Experience
This session offers multiple perspectives on creating faculty-student collaborations for local documentary production. Each of the panel's participants will explore the dynamic nature of the aesthetic, affective, discovery and critical thinking aspects of non-fiction storytelling, as well as showing examples that can guide small college programs. Moderator: David M. McCoy, Ashland University
Panelists: Phil Hoffman, The University of Akron; The Local Documentary as Critical Thinking
Gretchen Dworznik, Ashland University; Tim McCarty, Ashland University, The Local Documentary as Affective Experience
David McCoy, Ashland University; The Local Documentary as Aesthetic Experience
Joe Murray, Kent State University; The Local Documentary as Student Discovery


Sunday April 15, 2012 12:00pm - 1:15pm
Pavilion 9

12:00pm

Development and Delivery of the Perfect Pitch

Whether it's a Hollywood movie, a start-up website, a network sitcom, or a feature news story, the skill to craft and deliver a story pitch is vital in today's ultra-fast media world. This panel, consisting of Hollywood insiders and working media academics, will discuss the tactics, techniques, and time limits of creating and delivering the perfect story pitch.
Moderator: Micheal McAlexander, Frostburg State University
Panelists: Geoff Silverman, Rain Management Group
Matthew Horwitz, Artist International
Carole Kirschner, author, Hollywood Game Plan: How to Land a Job in Film, TV or Digital Entertainment
Eric Edson, California State University, Northridge



Sunday April 15, 2012 12:00pm - 1:15pm
Pavilion 10

1:00pm

The News Literacy Movement: An Issue with Answers

In our social mediated, turbo driven world of news is the journalist still in charge of content? If not, at what cost?  When content is driven by the news consumer should the journalist role change from gatekeeper to educator? Harkening back to 1990’s movements of civic journalism, but impacted by a 24/7 visually driven, social mediated new cycle should news literacy become a required course for all citizens, scholars and students?  Key questions that demand answers this panel will explore.
Moderator: Bill Silcock, Cronkite School/Arizona State University
Panelists: Steven Reiner, Associate Professor of Journalism, Stony Brook University
Deborah Wilson Acting Deputy Head, Lincoln School of Journalism, England
Lydia R. Timmins, Ph.D. Assistant Professor Department of Communication  University of Delaware
Jennifer Fleming, California State University, Long Beach



Sunday April 15, 2012 1:00pm - 2:45pm
Pavilion 11

1:30pm

Research Symposium -- Media Management and Economics: Media Management Issues for New Media/Transmedia

This panel features papers drawn from the open call for papers for the Research Symposium, featuring one paper devoted to Internet adoption by the broadcast industry and two papers devoted to transmedia issues. Moderator: Alan Albarran, University of North Texas
Panelists: Harsh Taneja & Heather Young, Northwestern University; Adoption of the Internet in the Television Industry: Exploring Diffusion of an Inefficient Innovation
Joy Chavez Maypaye, University of Alaska-Anchorage; Local TV News and the Transmedia Experience: The Role of Parasocial Interaction in the Online Social Distribution of News
Craig A. Stark, Susquehanna University; Managing and Financing Small-Budget Transmedia Production: The Case of Norwegian Recycling



Sunday April 15, 2012 1:30pm - 2:45pm
Conference Room 4

1:30pm

Curriculum Assessment and Administration Division Paper Competition

Curriculum Assessment and Administration paper winners present their scholarly research.
Paper Competition Chair: Kim Fox, The American University in Cairo (AUC)
Debut Paper Competition
1st Place: Trey Stohlman, Central Michigan University; Two disciplines, one class: Assessing interdisciplinarity in writing
Open Paper Competition
1st Place: Amy Kristin Sanders, University of Minnesota; Natalie Hopkins-Best, University of Minnesota, What Is the Status Quo? A Survey of Communication Law Courses in U.S. Journalism and Mass Communication Programs



Sunday April 15, 2012 1:30pm - 2:45pm
Conference Room 1

1:30pm

The Changing Faces of Faculty; Recruiting New Media Professionals

Traditional faculty have had mixed results adapting to new models of media education. The increasing need for currency and technical expertise in classrooms and labs has opened the door for hiring bright and energetic media professionals. This panel will address the benefits of looking beyond the conventional pool of teaching applicants to enhance the strength and breadth of media rich programs.
Moderator: Sandy Henry, Drake University
Panelists: Jeff Inman, Drake University; You Want Me to Do What?
Jill VanWyke, Drake University; Teaching an Old Dog New Tricks
Todd Evans, Drake University; Recruiting, Promoting and Tenuring: Tips and Tricks
Respondent: Michelle Van Maanen, University of South Dakota



Sunday April 15, 2012 1:30pm - 2:45pm
Pavilion 2

1:30pm

'Tipping Points' In Media Management Curriculum Planning

Social media and changes in audience expectations have provided new challenges for managers of media organizations. As technology and audiences continue to change, educators are faced with preparing students for the realities of the marketplace they will enter upon graduation.
Moderator: William G. Covington Jr., Edinboro University
Panelists: Bruce Mims, Southeast Missouri State University; Town & Gown Converge to Shape a New Multimedia Curriculum
Jabbar Al-Obaidi, Bridgewater State University
William G. Covington Jr., Edinboro University; Incorporating Media Literacy in Media Management Curriculum: A Logical Call for Action



Sunday April 15, 2012 1:30pm - 2:45pm
Conference Room 2

1:30pm

Can You Do That in a Documentary?
Our goal is to continue exploring issues concerning the documentary in a participatory fashion through focused conversation. This year we will look at the ethics of various documentary techniques, ranging from editing, to reenactment, to animation. Following a brief session introduction by Evan Johnson, we will break into small groups, each with its own moderator, for an in-depth discussion on various aspects of the theme. We will re-convene at the end for reports from each small group. Moderator: Evan Johnson, Normandale Community College
Panelists: Thomas Mascaro, Bowling Green University
Dan Kimbrough, Misericordia University
Michael Ogden, Central Washington University
Bill Deering, UW - Stevens Point
Ralph Beliveau, University of Oklahoma


Sunday April 15, 2012 1:30pm - 2:45pm
Pavilion 9

1:30pm

Multicultural Studies Division Business Meeting

The Multicultural Studies Division was founded to provide a specific forum for addressing concerns of the relationship between traditionally underrepresented groups - especially racial and ethnic groups (i.e., African, Hispanic, Asian and Native American (ANANA) - and the electronic media. The division also provides a forum for discussion of issues and presentation of research on issues of portrayal, employment and entrepreneurship and the academy's response to teaching these issues. Their goals are to increase the level of awareness of the contributions and concerns of AHANA members and other traditionally underrepresented groups; to encourage more research on topics related to AHANA members and other traditionally underrepresented groups; and to encourage electronic media curricular acknowledgment of the contributions and concerns of AHANA members and other traditionally underrepresented groups.
Multicultural Studies Chair: Coreen Jackson, Tennessee State University


Speakers

Sunday April 15, 2012 1:30pm - 2:45pm
Conference Room 7

1:30pm

Performance as the “Tipping Point”: Teaching Students to Win the Resume Video…and the Job
We’ve all heard the stories of news directors who decide within a minute, sometimes in less than 30 seconds, whether to watch an entire resume video. Resume videos usually begin with the “formula” of a round robin of stand-ups and live shots, meaning that the news director makes a decision based on how the reporter performs on camera. We teach them to write, to interview, to report, to produce good packages, but how do we get them ready for the camera? This panel will examine best practices for teaching performance and winning strategies for grabbing attention in resume videos.



Nancy Dupont, University of Mississippi, moderator

Mary Blue, Tulane University

Dave Cupp, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Bob Noonan, News Director, WPMI-TV, Mobile, Alabama

Dana Rosengard, Suffolk University

Kirk Varner, News Director, WKRC-TV, Cincinnati


Sunday April 15, 2012 1:30pm - 2:45pm
Pavilion 3

1:30pm

Innovation and Growth in a Tough Economy: The MacGyver Approach to Broadcast Education
In this panel, participants will address the problems media programs are facing in a tough economy. Ways to continue to build and grow programs using minimal resources will be discussed, along with alternative resource options available from non-academic sources. Low-cost technical solutions to production challenges, ways to moderate trends toward heavier workloads for less compensation, and additional funding sources for production classes and student media organizations will also be explored. Moderator: Kara Jolliff Gould, John Brown University
Panelists: Robin Riley, Northwestern College; Mixing and matching: Making old gear work with new world expectations
Kara Jolliff Gould, John Brown University; Collaborative funding: Potential sources of additional revenue beyond the academic budget
Tom Hallaq, Idaho State University; Making Do: Can Paperclips and Bubblegum Play a Role in Quality Broadcasts?
Marquita Smith, John Brown University; All Work, No Pay: Slowing the Great Speed-up
Darren Gould, John Brown University; The MacGyver approach to broadcast education: Demonstrating program viability while limiting premature spending


Sunday April 15, 2012 1:30pm - 2:45pm
Conference Room 5

1:30pm

Faculty and Student Audio Awards and Exhibition

This session honors the winners of the Faculty and Student Festival of Media Arts Audio Competitions. Selected works of this year’s award recipients will be exhibited.
Faculty Audio Competition Chair: Clark Greer, Point Loma Nazarene University
Student Audio Competition Chair: Michael Huntsberger, Linfield College

Faculty Audio Competition
Long-Form Production
Award of Excellence:  Laura Deen Johnson, SUNY Fredonia; House UnAmerican Activities Hearing - Lillian Hellman

Award of Excellence: Will Anderson, Central Michigan University ; The Son of West Branch: America's Great Humanitarian

Student Audio Competition

Air Personality
1st Place:              Kelsey James, Goshen College; Kelsey James-On Air personality

2nd Place:             Fern S. Lulham, Western Carolina University; Fern and David in the Morning - Air Check

3rd Place:              Kayla McCarty, University of Southern Indiana; Kayla McCarty Air Personality

Comedy or Drama
1st Place:              The Students of NESCom; Edgar Allan Poe's Tales of Mystery & Imagination 2011: The Raven & The Cask Of Amontillado

2nd Place:             Christopher Morris , Rowan University; What Do You Go Home To?

Educational Program
1st Place:              Ryan Spillman, Michael Amato, Jazmin Hooks, Rowan University; Loco For Four Loco

2nd Place:             Kali-Ahset Amen, Emory University; Anthems: Songs of Conscience and Shared Identity in the African-American Community

3rd Place:              Myke Scaffidi, Appalachian State University; Hillbilly Jazz: The Evolution of Bluegrass

PSA, Promo, or Commercial
1st Place:              Myke Scaffidi, Appalachian State University; Gorilla Tape Caper

2nd Place:             Eric LaForest, Grossmont College; National College Radio Day: Zombie Attack!

3rd Place:              Kayla McCarty, University of Southern Indiana; Study Abroad

Honorable Mentions:
Richard "Dick" Withers and Audra Wiant, Southeast Missouri State University; Hole-in-the-Wall Gang: "Camp"

Angela Criscoe, Georgia College & State University; Holiday Road Sweeper

Specialty Program
1st Place:              Serena Reid, Palomar College; September 11th: Ten Years Forward

2nd Place:             Liz Reid, San Francisco State University; Fix Without Dix

3rd Place:              Martin Masters, San Francisco State University; The 3D RadioActivity



Sunday April 15, 2012 1:30pm - 2:45pm
Pavilion 1

1:30pm

I Will Survive

How to survive budget cuts at your school by changing your Curriculum
Moderator: Gwin Faulconer-Lippert, Oklahoma City Community College
Panelists: Joni Varner, Chair of Cinema and Television, Los Angeles City College
Ronald A. Johnson, Oklahoma Baptist University

 



Sunday April 15, 2012 1:30pm - 2:45pm
Conference Room 3

1:30pm

Faculty and Student Scriptwriting Awards and Exhibition

This session honors the winners of the Faculty and Student Festival of Media Arts Scriptwriting Competitions. Selected works of this year’s award recipients will be exhibited.
Faculty Competition Chair: Micheal McAlexander, Frostburg State University
Student Competition Chair: Fred Jones, Southeast Missouri State University

Faculty Scriptwriting Competition
Short Subject (15-35 pages)
Award of Excellence:      Kevin J. Reynolds, James Madison University; Our Lady of Holyoke

Award of Excellence:      Kyle W. Bergersen, University of Oklahoma; Welcome To My World of Compromise

Award of Excellence:      Fred Jones, Southeast Missouri State University; All the Trees of the Field Will Clap Their Hands

Feature (90-120 pages)
Best of Competition:      Rich Swingley, Matthew Mullins, Dan Finnen & Bruce Snyder, Ball State University; Nerdvana


Student Scriptwriting Competition

Short Subject (15 - 35 pages)
1st Place:              Stephen Mucci, Florida State University; Intensive Care

2nd Place:             Daphna Shull, Florida State University; Shabbat Shalom, Qi-Shi Da

3rd Place:              Joseph Hoerst, Xavier University; Help Wanted

Feature (90 – 120 pages)
1st Place:              Roger W. Standridge, California State University, Northridge; Samurai Arena

2nd Place:             Nancy Hendrickson, California State University, Northridge; Our House

3rd Place:              Thomas Clayton, University of North Carolina at Greensboro; The Passion of the Heretic

Honorable Mentions:
Dillon Swingle, University of North Texas; Hold On

Nathan Sorensen, University of Georgia; Club Trouble

Original TV Series Pilot (hour or 1/2 hour long)
1st Place:              Nicholas Luce, Missouri State University; Mystic Dick

2nd Place:             Marena Domingo-Young, San Jose State University; Help Wanted

3rd Place:              Travis Northup, San Francisco State University; The Directors

TV Spec Category (hour or 1/2 hour long)
1st Place:              Greg Hawkins Jr., Missouri State University; The Walking Dead - On the Road Again

2nd Place:             Timothy Klassa, University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh ; Family Guy - – Griffintervention

3rd Place:              Tony Bushner, University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh; 30 Rock - March Madness

Honorable Mentions:
Trevor Reid Forbis, California State University, Northridge; Modern Family  - CarniFall

Summer Brooks, Missouri State University; Parenthood - Future Presidents



Sunday April 15, 2012 1:30pm - 2:45pm
Pavilion 10

3:00pm

Tipping Technology in Your Favor: Strategies for Designing and Implementing Research and Teaching Laboratories

Technology is a critical tipping point in the evolution of teaching and research facilities. In class, we wrestle with what technologies students need to learn. In research, we study communication technology and often employ technology in the process. This panel examines the decision making process for facilities construction and technology purchases from the perspectives of a communication research laboratory (Auburn), HD studio (James Madison), usability teaching lab (Auburn), and field production and classroom technologies (Elon). Moderator: Norman E. Youngblood, Auburn University
Panelists: Norman E. Youngblood, Auburn University; LUCIA: Creating an Interdisciplinary Communication Research Lab
Vic Costello, Elon University; The Faculty Technology Committee: A Strategic Model for Managing
Technology Resources and Advancing New Initiatives
Joe Hinshaw, James Madison University; Building an HD Studio
Stewart Whittemore, Auburn University; Building and Integrating a Usability Lab for Teaching



Sunday April 15, 2012 3:00pm - 4:15pm
Pavilion 11

3:00pm

Documentary Funding: Getting Your Project to “Green Light”

Many faculty have great ideas for documentary projects but do not necessarily have exposure to the procedures of how to present their ideas for funding and distribution (or, television acquisition). This panel is aimed at providing faculty with advice and tools to take their idea from the proposal, to the pitch and (hopefully!) to "green light!" Panelists will each provide 10-minute presentations on documentary funding options, proposal “best practices” drawn from winning submissions and the importance of a strong project pitch prior to opening the floor to Q&A and discussion.
Moderator: Michael R. Ogden, Central Washington University
Panelists:
Chris Turner, Independent Television Service (ITVS), “From Concept to Contract: The Path of an ITVS Proposal”
Steve Weiss, Clubhouse Productions & Colorado State University, “News & Sports Documentary Funding Options in Today’s Television Marketplace”
Michael R. Ogden, Central Washington University, "Low Budget Film Financing: Is Crowdsourcing The Answer?"



Sunday April 15, 2012 3:00pm - 4:15pm
Pavilion 9

3:00pm

BEA Festival of Media Arts: Faculty and Student Interactive Multimedia Awards and Exhibition

This session honors the winners of the Faculty and Student Festival of Media Arts Interactive Multimedia Competitions. Selected works of this year’s award recipients will be exhibited.
Faculty Competition Chair: John Dailey, Ball State University
Student Comeptition Co-Chair: Thomas McHardy, James Madison University
Student Competition Co-Chair: Lakshmi N. Tirumala, Texas Tech University

Faculty Interactive Multimedia Competition
Educational
Award of Excellence:      Jennifer George-Palilonis, Ball State University; Design Interactive

Documentary/Promotional/Informational
Best of Competition:      Jan Thompson, Southern Illinois University; Website For: The Tragedy of Bataan

Student Interactive Multimedia Competition
Authorship Projects
1st Place:              Chris Kirkham & Jessica Torrez-Riley, Elon University; Colony Collapse Disorder, Interactive Infographic

2nd Place:             Phil Ernst, James Madison University; The Office of Technology and Design redesign

3rd Place:              Maggie Josey, James Madison University; Fred Astaire Interactive Guide

Group Authorship Projects
1st Place:              Jeffrey Hendrix, Ball State University; National Road Interpretive Center Digital Media Exhibits



Sunday April 15, 2012 3:00pm - 4:15pm
Pavilion 1

3:00pm

In a Time of Instability: Conflict Tipping Points in the Politics of North Africa, the Middle East, and Asia.
This panel investigates online and traditional media’s roles in conflicts across a broad swath of nations that have experienced political turmoil recently. Conflicts examined are set in the “Arab Spring,” Taliban struggles in Afghanistan, as well as ongoing clashes within nations of Southeast Asia—Thailand, Malaysia, and Indonesia. In each of these settings, media have become forces that have redefined the terms of conflict and resolution. Moderator: Drew McDaniel, Ohio University
Panelists: Rudi Sukandar, STIKOM LSPR Jakarta & Maarif Institute Jakarta; Ethnic Conflicts and Leadership Shifts among Indonesia’s Madurese and Dayak Communities
Azlan Razif Yahya, Ohio University; Malay Civilization: An ideological discourse analysis of Najib Tun Razak’s 61st UMNO General Assembly speech.
Carrie Sipes, Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania; Masudul Biswas, Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania; Roles of Social Media in “Arab Spring”: A Content Analysis of Posts During the Uprising in Syria and Libya
Roshan Noorzai, Voice of America; The Taliban Online: Post-9/11 Taliban’s Use of the Internet
Chalisa Magpanthong, Ohio University; Drew McDaniel, Ohio University; A Content Analysis of Domestic and International Media Coverage of the Thai Red Shirt


Sunday April 15, 2012 3:00pm - 4:15pm
Conference Room 1

3:00pm

Creating Better Children's Programming Through Awareness: Studies of Production Techniques, Affection and Race/Ethnicity Expressed in Humor
There are many issues surrounding television programming aimed at youth. Reviewing the work of student panelists will illustrate the following: expressions of Affection in Kids' Shows and the effect; differing production techniques in children's commercials and gender differences (including economic impact of production expenses); and race/ethnicity as expressed with humor and potential effects on youth viewers of prime-time animated programming. Conclusions illustrate the economic, behavioral and production impact of the creation of programming and commercials for a youthful audience (under the age of 19). Moderator: Kathe Lehman-Meyer, St. Mary's University
Panelists: Stephanie Martinez; St. Mary's University, Race-based Media Socialization: A look into animated prime-time sitcoms
Joshua Amaro Dunn, St. Mary's University; The Babies and Bathwater of Children's Programming: A qualitative Analysis of Authentic and Inauthentic Expressions of Affection in Kids' Shows
Gabriela Guajardo, St. Mary's University; Jesus Garcia, St Mary's University, Production Techniques in Children's Television Commercials: An Examination of Gender Stereotypes


Sunday April 15, 2012 3:00pm - 4:15pm
Conference Room 2

3:00pm

Multicultural Studies Paper Competition

Multicultural Studies paper competition panel session.
Paper Competition Chair: Cindie Yanow, Southeast Missouri State University
Debut Paper Competition
1st Place: Jessica Perrilliat, University of North Texas; Gabriel Otteson, University of North Texas; News Contra Noticias: A Comparison of English-language and Spanish-language News
Open Paper Competition
1st Place: Leah P. Hunter, Florida State University; Jennifer Proffitt, Florida State University; Bounce TV: Is there room for a broadcast network targeting African Americans in the current political economy?



Sunday April 15, 2012 3:00pm - 4:15pm
Conference Room 7

3:00pm

News Division Paper Competition #2

This is the second of two News Division sponsored competitions.
Research Chair: Mary Blue, Tulane University
Beth E. Concepcion, SCAD/USC; How Journalists Perceive Internal and External Influence: A Qualitative Assessment of Local Television Reporters’ Ethical Decision-Making
Jack Vincent Karlis, University of South Carolina; Diane Guerrazzi, San Jose State University; Augie Grant, University of South Carolina; The Effects of Video Formats in Online News: A Study of Recall and Stickiness
Andrew Deloose, University of Alaska Anchorage; Joy Mapaye, University of Alaska Anchorage; Examining the YouTube Agenda: A Content Analysis of YouTube Videos on NBC Nightly News
Kathleen Ryan, University of Colorado; Kyle Kontour, University of Colorado, Boulder; Joy Mapaye, University of Alaska Anchorage; Reconsidering the “Newscast of Record”



Sunday April 15, 2012 3:00pm - 4:15pm
Conference Room 3

3:00pm

Fairness in the Pressbox: Who Can Fans Trust When the Teams Control so Many of the Platforms?

This panel will examine the growing trend of sports teams bypassing traditional journalism platforms to reach out directly to fans with team-produced stories using social media, internet, and team controlled video channels. What is the future role of the critical sports reporter and how can fans separate objective reporting from team PR.
Moderator: Joey Helleny, Southern Illinois University @ Carbondale
Panelists: Barry Gresham, Austin Peay State University
Neil Roberts, Minot State University 

 



Sunday April 15, 2012 3:00pm - 4:15pm
Pavilion 3

3:00pm

Grading Group Work
Panelists will present creative approaches to evaluating group work in production, theory and blended settings. Attendees are encouraged to share their successes and...other outcomes. Moderator: William Dorman, Millersville University
Panelists: David Tucker, University of Toledo; Tony DeMars, Texas A&M University - Commerce Campus; Candace Egan, California State University - Fresno; Samuel Ebersole, Colorado State University - Pueblo


Sunday April 15, 2012 3:00pm - 4:15pm
Conference Room 5

3:00pm

Radio & Audio Media Division Business Meeting

The Radio & Audio Media Division is interested in the work of academics and industry professionals who examine and research the role and nature of over-the air and Internet radio in society and culture. The investigation of other new media distribution systems for radio signals is also a primary objective of the division.
Radio & Audio Media Chair: John Hendricks, Stephen F. Austin State University


Speakers

Sunday April 15, 2012 3:00pm - 4:15pm
Pavilion 2

3:00pm

The Tenure Process and the Student Media Advisor: Investigating the Possibilities
Typically, student media advisors are not on the tenure-track pathway. While some advisors do hold a terminal degree, their work is not viewed within the traditional requirements of teaching, research and service. This panel will address such issues as station advising duties fitting within the traditional model for promotion and tenure, aligning advising duties as has been done with creative activities, and presenting ideas that are needed to move this idea forward. Moderator: Sam Sauls, University of North Texas
Panelists: Marjorie Yambor, Western Kentucky University; Robert McKenzie, East Stroudsburg University; Dale Hoskins, Northern Arizona University; Craig Stark, Susquehanna University; Chad Roberts, Central Michigan University


Sunday April 15, 2012 3:00pm - 4:15pm
Conference Room 4

3:00pm

The PITCH Session: Tell Your Story Idea to an Industry Professional!
Many wonderful stories and scripts go unproduced because the author or originator has not or can not make a convincing oral summary (or "pitch") of its value, appeal, and marketability to a producer or agent. In this annual panel, we encourage student winners of the Writing Division's Scriptwriting Competition and others to "pitch" their story to industry professionals, who will evaluate the "pitch" and their script's merit in the current marketplace. Moderator: Micheal McAlexander, Frostburg State University
Panelists: Carole Kirschner, author, Hollywood Game Plan: How to Land a Job in Film, TV or Digital Entertainment
Geoff Silverman, Rain Management Group
Matthew Horwitz, Artist International


Sunday April 15, 2012 3:00pm - 4:15pm
Pavilion 10

4:30pm

Bob Dotson, NBC News national correspondent, TODAY; Creating Effective Storytellers in the Age of Twitter

Bob Dotson has been in more motel rooms than the Gideon Bible, crisscrossing this country, four million miles, practically non-stop, for forty years, searching for people who are practically invisible, the one who change our lives, but don’t take time to Twitter and tell us about it.  They may not run for President or go on talk shows, but without their contribution, the kind of country we love would not exist.  These are people with thoughtful solutions to problems we all face, incredible ideas that work, a blueprint for our own dreams and a way to make America better.  The country survives and thrives because of all those names we don’t know, ordinary people who live life with passion, who succeed not just on talent and hard work, but curiosity and imagination.

Bob's speech will show - step by step - how you can teach your students to quickly find fascinating stories  and make them memorable:

*  The truck driver who taught microsurgery.

*  The fourteen year old who invented television.

*  The brothers who searched for sixty years until they found what the Navy could not – their father’s lost submarine.

Most breaking news these days comes from cell phones pictures, Twitter and journalists who travel in herds, trailing politicians or camped out at big stories, pouncing on problems to repeat over and over.  They offer up celebrity experts for solutions, the people who spend their busy days spouting opinions to cameras, while others in the shadows quietly make America work.  Bob will teach you how to look for those seemingly ordinary people who live the values our country cherishes.  They will help your student's reporting stand out.

Telling tales on television is a bit like writing on smoke.  After a brief mention, they drift away, but the lessons these people impart will linger.  That's why Bob has spent his life seeking solutions from people who are seldom asked, shining a light in neglected corners, revealing answers that others rush past.  Wisdom doesn’t always wear a suit.


Speakers

Sunday April 15, 2012 4:30pm - 5:15pm
Pavilion 1

5:15pm

BEA Opening Night Awards Ceremony

The annual BEA Opening Night Awards Ceremony recognizes some of the best faculty and graduate student work in research, as well as our scholarship winners and the very best leadership and service to BEA. Join us at the ceremony to honor this year's distinguished award recipients.
Host: Gregory Newton, BEA 2012-2013 President
BEA Distinguished Education Service Award Recipient:  William Christ, Trinity University
BEA Lifetime Achievement in Scholarship Recipient: Dale Kunkel, University of Arizona
Kenneth Harwood Dissertation Award Recipient: Beth Fratkin, University of Utah
New Faculty Research Grant Recipient: Sara Magee, Loyola University Maryland

Abe Voron Scholarship – Sponsored by the Abe Voron Committee
Jessamyn Amezquita, Illinois State University

Walter Patterson Scholarships – Sponsored by the National Association of Broadcasters
James Levulis, Syracuse University
Katie Pengra, Texas State/San Marcos

Vincent Wasilewski Scholarship – Sponsored by Patrick Communications, LLC
Christi McGahan, Oklahoma Baptist University (for use at University of Oklahoma)

Alexander Tanger Scholarship – Sponsored by Alexander M. Tanger
Gino Canella, Temple University

BEA Two Year/Community College Scholarship – Sponsored by BEA
Westin Eehn, California State/Fullerton (formerly at Palomar College)
Tiffianie LeBlanc, Mount Wachusett Community College

Richard Eaton Foundation Scholarship – Sponsored by the Richard Eaton Foundation
Lorne Fultonberg, Syracuse University

James Gilmore Jr. Award – Sponsored by the James Gilmore Jr. Endowment
Ashley Goettl, University of Wisconsin - River FallsAshley Goettl

John Bayliss Award – Sponsored by the John Bayliss Foundation
Jonathan Freeman, University of Oklahoma



Sunday April 15, 2012 5:15pm - 7:15pm
Pavilion 1
 
Monday, April 16
 

9:00am

What's Happening in the BEA Exhibit Hall?
For the full details of Exhibit Hall events, please see the listing under the corresponding time in the program.

Monday April 16, 2012 9:00am - 6:00pm
Pavilions 4-8

10:15am

BEAconnect – How to Use BEA’s New Social Media

In this 30-minute session, you’ll learn the general ins and outs of BEAconnect, BEAweb.org's new social media component. We will provide details that outline your experience from the moment you login, to the moment you make BEAconnect your year-round stop for all things related to BEA and electronic media education.


Monday April 16, 2012 10:15am - 10:45am
BEA Exhibit Hall

10:15am

Direct Student Measures and Programmatic Assessment: What I Know Now that I Wish I Knew Then
Using direct measures of student learning for programmatic assessment is a challenge. The panelists will describe how they use direct student measures in their programmatic assessment; and, explain what they have learned over the years trying to implement their assessment procedures. Moderator: William Christ, Trinity University
Panelists: Beth Barnes, The University of Kentucky; Jannette Dates, Howard University; Joe Foote, University of Oklahoma; Don Grady, Elon University
Respondent: Stacey Irwin, Millersville University


Monday April 16, 2012 10:15am - 11:30am
Pavilion 2

10:15am

Gender Issues Business Meeting

The Gender Issues Division stimulates awareness and discussion of existing issues and problems related to gender concerns in the media and media education; encourages dissemination of information about impact of gender issues to professional colleagues in the field; leads discussion on issues of promotion and tenure related to gender; fosters and promotes the teaching of issues focusing on gender related concerns as a substantive area of study within the disciplines of broadcasting/media.
Gender Issues Chair: Roger Cooper, Ohio University


Speakers

Monday April 16, 2012 10:15am - 11:30am
Conference Room 7

10:15am

Interactive Media and Emerging Technologies Paper Competition

Interactive Media and Emerging Technologies presents the winning papers from the this year's competition. Paper Competition Chair: Dana Coester, West Virginia University
Debut Paper Competition
1st Place: Ling Fang, Bowling Green State University; Louisa Ha, Bowling Green State University; Who are the heavy users of Facebook among College Students?
2nd Place: Xiao Hu, Bowling Green State University; Louisa Ha, Bowling Green State University; SNS as the Bellwether in Cyberspace: A Study on SNS Involvement and Online Media Use
Open Paper Competition
1st Place: Clark Greer, Point Loma Nazarene University; Douglas A Ferguson, College of Charleston; Tablet Computers and Traditional TV Viewing: Is the iPad Replacing Television?
2nd Place (tie): Stephen McCreery, University of Georgia; Exploring and Applying a Use-Diffusion Model to the TV Streaming Generation
2nd Place (tie): Tang Tang, University of Akron; The Role of Structure in Internet Use: Preliminary Development of a New Measure and Model



Monday April 16, 2012 10:15am - 11:30am
Conference Room 4

10:15am

Peace Journalism: Planting Seeds in Uganda
Preventing media-induced violence during an election cycle. Training radio professionals to evaluate the language they use and consider the consequences of their reporting…Teaming media with state security officials to mitigate risk factors for terrorism. In this session, Professor Steven Youngblood will share information about his experiences teaching Peace Journalism in 2010-2011 (Uganda PJ project-$270,000 State Dept grant) and 2011-2012 (Peace media and terrorism project--$150,000 State Dept grant). Participants will discuss application of the Ugandan models to other projects, and be asked to produce a framework for an action plan for inclusion of peace/conflict sensitive journalism into their curricula. Moderator: Steven Youngblood, Park University


Monday April 16, 2012 10:15am - 11:30am
Conference Room 5

10:15am

Law & Policy Paper Competition

The Law & Policy Division's paper competition presents this year's paper winners.
Vice Chair/Paper Competition Chair: Marilyn Terzic, McGill University
Debut Paper Competition
Leah P. Hunter, Florida State University; Feats, Foibles, & Failures: Minority Ownership policy and the FCC’s inability to enact long-term change
Open Paper Competition
1st Place: Dale Herbeck, Boston College; Rereading New YorkTimes v. Sullivan: The Importance of Procedure in Libel Cases
2nd Place: Matthew Bunker, University of Alabama; Through a Glass Darkly: The Influence of the Transformative Use Doctrine on Fair Use in Broadcast News
Respondent: Stanley Tickton, Norfolk State University



Monday April 16, 2012 10:15am - 11:30am
Pavilion 10

10:15am

Faculty and Student News Awards and Exhibition

This session honors the winners of the Faculty and Student Festival of Media Arts News Competitions. Selected works of this year’s award recipients will be exhibited.
Faculty News Chair: Trina Creighton, University of Nebraska @ Lincoln
Student Radio Chair: Brent Foster, California State University, Fullerton
Student Television Feature News Chair: Sara Magee, Loyola University Maryland
Student Television Hard News Chair: Diane Guerrazzi, San Jose State University
Student Television Talent Chair: G. Stuart Smith, Hofstra University
Student Television Newscast Chair (airing 3 days or less): Rick Sykes, Central Michigan University
Student Television Newscast Chair (airing 4 days or more): Rick Ricioppo, Stony Brook University

Faculty News Competition
Television Feature News Reporting
Award of Excellence:      John M. Morris, University of Southern Indiana; Joplin Tornado Recovery

Radio Feature News Reporting
Award of Excellence:      Terry Likes, Tennessee State University; Violence, Vulgarity and the V-chip

Student News Competition
Radio Feature Reporting
1st Place:              Reema Khrais, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Tweet more, Eat less

2nd Place:             Isaac Easley, Arizona State University ; Golden Grannies

3rd Place:              Stephen Tanner, Brigham Young University; Kavanjo

Honorable Mention:       Logan Layden, University of Oklahoma; Illegal Immigration Debate Breeds Confusion

Radio Hard News Reporting
1st Place:              Emily Nohr, University of Nebraska-Lincoln ; Keystone Pipeline: Sandhills dilemma

2nd Place:             Alletta E. Cooper, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill ; Students protest for guns on campus

3rd Place:              Brian Grimmett, Brigham Young University; Hunting for Poachers

Honorable Mention:       Lydia Camarillo, Arizona State University; Occupy Phoenix- Lydia Camarillo


Radio Newscast
1st Place:              WMUL-FM, Marshall University; Newscenter 88 at 5: 4/1/11

Honorable Mention:       Matt Czizek, University of North Texas; The Late Edition


Television Feature Reporting
1st Place:              Dan Neligh, Arizona State University; Phoenix Symphony Conductor

2nd Place:             Tina Phan, Texas State University; Professor's Musical Talent Unhindered By Disability

3rd Place:              Jenne Anderson, Brigham Young University; Mock Disaster Make-up

Honorable Mentions:
Chinh Doan, University of Oklahoma; OU Mom

Ashley Larson, San Francisco State University; Tough Choices

Sara Tourigny, Brigham Young University; Amano Chocolate

Kerri McCune, University of Maryland; Record Reading Day

Don Granese, Elon University; Occupy Greensboro

Kassy Scarcia, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; NC Wine

Anna Hayes, Brigham Young University; Digging Dreams

Paul King, West Virginia University; How Sweet It Is

Taryn Hale, Arizona State University; For Rancher Life

Gardenia M. Coleman, Arizona State University; FROM DOPE TO HOPE

Sean McCalley, University of Maryland, College Park; Remembering Steve Jobs

Nathan O'Neal, Arizona State University; Underground Hotel

Andrew Ellison, Arizona State University; Land Preserves

Philomena Bubaris, Stony Brook University; The Well Turned Bowl

Krystal Klei, Arizona State University; Homeless Sleeping Mats

 

Television Hard News Reporting
1st Place:              Preston Jones, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Tuition Increase Protesters

2nd (tie):             Lindsay Nadrich, Arizona State University Walter Cronkite School ; Obama Supports Ramp Up

2nd (tie):             Lauren Cioffi, Stony Brook University; The Social Host Project

Honorable Mentions:
 Dan Yesenosky, The Pennsylvania State University; THON Money

Erica Mokay, West Virginia University ; Escape

Matthew Trotter, Arizona State University; Superstition Mountains crash raises concern over FAA flight rule

Philomena Bubaris, Stony Brook University; Prader-Willi Syndrome

Patrick T. Wright, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Predatory Towing Investigation

Andrea Hubbell, St. Cloud State University; No snow lengthens MN construction season

Steve Roth, Elon University; Prescription Drug Abuse on Campus

Matthew Torres, University of North Texas; Occupy Dallas

Television News Anchor
1st Place:              Erica Mokay, West Virginia University

2nd Place:             Allison Harris, University of Oklahoma

3rd Place:              Lindsay Nadrich, Arizona State University Walter Cronkite School

Honorable Mentions:
Dan Neligh, Arizona State University

Andrew Ellison, Arizona State University

Aaryn Cahill, University of Oklahoma


Television Newscast (airing 3 days per week or less)
1st Place:              North County News Show, Palomar College; North County News Show 5/25/11

2nd Place (tie):    The Centre County Report, The Pennsylvania State University; The Centre County Report - 11/11/11

2nd Place (tie):    Elon University's Phoenix14News, Elon University; Phoenix14News

3rd Place:              Carolina Week, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Carolina Week 2/23/11

Honorable Mention:       WVU News, West Virginia University; WVU News Big 12 Special Edition


Television Newscast (airing 4 or 5 days per week)
1st Place:              UTVS News, St. Cloud State University

2nd (tie)               OU Nightly, University of Oklahoma

2nd (tie):             WUFT NEWS First at Five, University of Florida

Television Weathercaster
1st Place:              Daryl Bjoraas, Arizona State University

2nd Place:             Jon Haverfield, University of Oklahoma

3rd (tie):              Jasen Sokol, Kent State University

3rd (tie):              Taryn Hale, Arizona State University



Monday April 16, 2012 10:15am - 11:30am
Pavilion 1

10:15am

Managing Post Production for Long Form Narrative Projects in a Communication School Model

During the Spring of 2011 the moderator directed a thirty minute narrative short completed though an upper level production course. Students in the class crewed all departments and served in key department head roles. The Red One Camera was production’s means of digital image acquisition. With the semester at an end, the challenges of picture editorial and sound post-production had yet to begin. And for this film post-production would be conducted outside the normal construct of the classroom environment over summer and fall of 2011. The panel will discuss the challenges of organizing and conducting picture edit and sound post production efforts for longer form narrative projects. Discussion will include working with student editors and the mentoring process in going first assembly to locked picture, recording and editing sound effects, completing ADR, and the composing of original underscore music on a minimal budget.
Moderator: James Goodman, High Point University
Panelists: Jason Balas, University of North Texas
Dean Yamada, Biola University
Michael Hoggan, California State University, Northridge
David Smeltzer, Kent State University; A Tale of Two Workflows, From Martial Arts to Musical Comedy, Final Cut Pro to Avid: The story of the Advanced Narrative Post-Production class for two feature-length movies



Monday April 16, 2012 10:15am - 11:30am
Pavilion 11

10:15am

The Diminishing Role of Radio in 21st Century Broadcast Curricula
Trends in radio indicate the overall number of jobs is decreasing. Critics have raised questions whether colleges and universities should stop teaching radio journalism, programming or other areas of radio. This panel will systematically discuss what areas of radio schools should focus on in the next few years, providing guidance to those who are modifying curricula. The panel will conclude with a vigorous discussion that includes comments from as many attendees as possible. Moderator:: August Grant, University of South Carolina
Panelists: Patricia Sanders, University of North Alabama
Jeffrey Wilkinson, United International College
Ric Harris, Accenture
Respondent: August Grant, University of South Carolina


Monday April 16, 2012 10:15am - 11:30am
Pavilion 3

10:15am

Biometric Measures in Applied Electronic Media Research
When paired with traditional measures, biometric indices of heart rate, skin conductance, and eye movement have recently resulted in substantial insights into how audiences cognitively and emotionally process electronic media. This panel brings together experts from industry and the academy to discuss proper methodology and research design, as well as present results from recent applied studies, in hopes of getting attendees interested in employing biometrics in their own work. Moderator: Robert F. Potter, Indiana University
Panelists: Wes Wise, A.Q. Miller School of Journalism and Mass Communications; More than meets the ear: Emotion, attention, and auditory processing
Rachel Bailey, Indiana University; I've Lived Life From Both Sides Now: What I Learned Moving from Theory-Driven Research to Applied Research... and Back
Paul D. Bolls, Missouri School of Journalism; Biometrics for the Public Good: Evaluating Highway Safety Videos with Psychophysiology
Glenn Cummins, Texas Tech University; What are you looking at? Eye tracking in applied media research
Bruce K. Rosenblum, Warner Bros. Media Research & Insights; Best Practices using Biometrics for Branded Product Integrations


Monday April 16, 2012 10:15am - 11:30am
Pavilion 9

10:15am

Sports Division Business Meeting

Welcome to BEA's Sports Division, established in April 2008. For a long time sports wore the tag of the "toy store." No serious study of the media could include a look at sports. But, times have changed. Academics as well as non-academics have seen that, for better or worse, sports are an essential element of U.S. and worldwide culture. This has led to a surge in academic organizations that recognize and embrace sports as a legitimate intellectual pursuit. A number of academic journals have been developed all devoted to sports, and schools that have sports-related classes, and even majors, are growing in number as we speak. All of those things helped spur BEA to begin a Sports Division.
Sports Division Vice-Chair: Denise Belafonte-Young, Lynn University



Monday April 16, 2012 10:15am - 11:30am
Conference Room 1

10:15am

Thriving in the New Educational Reality

The educational environment in higher education is changing and presents new challenges for the student operated radio and TV stations. This panel will review The Emerging Media Project which includes the operation of WZIP-FM and Z-TV a The University of Akron in Akron, Ohio, as well as Tim McCarty, AJ Randolph and Gretchen Dworznik from Ashland University. Dr. Phil Hoffman, General Manager of Z-TV, and Mr. Tom Beck, General Manager of WZIP-FM, will share the story of the continuing development of The Emerging Media Project. McCarty and Dworznik will discuss the evolution of student media as guided by a completely re-written Curriculum at Ashland.
Moderator: Phil Hoffman, The University of Akron


Speakers

Monday April 16, 2012 10:15am - 11:30am
Conference Room 2

10:15am

The Undergraduate Short Narrative Film: What to Teach, What to Expect
Teaching the short film format offers a number of challenges for students and faculty that begin in the idea phase and carry all the way through to distribution. Best practices for short film writing, production and screening are all examined. Moderator: Kevin Reynolds, James Madison University
Panelists: Jon Stahl, California State University @ Northridge; Writing the Calling Card Film
Michael Ogden, Central Washington University; Distribution Opportunities: Student & Program Benefits
Shaun Wright, James Madison University; Production Challenges: Best Practices for Technical Success
Kevin Reynolds, James Madison University; Writing Effective Short Film Scripts
Rustin Greene, James Madison University; Staying One Step Ahead: Learning To Direct


Monday April 16, 2012 10:15am - 11:30am
Conference Room 3

11:45am

Podium Session: Dale Kunkel, Ph.D., University of Arizona; Linking Children and Media Research to Public Policy Debates

Over the past several decades,  a number of children and media policies have been adopted requiring educational programming, restricting advertising practices, and protecting children from violent depictions.  All of these topic areas have been informed by evidence provided from Dr. Kunkel's research program.  This presentation surveys these accomplishments and distills lessons for the effective use of communication research to influence public policy.

Dale Kunkel earned his Ph.D. from the Annenberg School of Communication at the University of Southern California, with a minor in Child Development.  He served as a Congressional Science Fellow in 1984-85, and then held faculty positions at Indiana University and the University of California, Santa Barbara before moving to the University of Arizona in 2004. His studies examine children and media content and effects issues in such areas as media violence and sex, advertising to children, and educational programming.  He has received more than $5 million in research funding from such organizations as the National Cable Television Association, the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, the Kaiser Family Foundation, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.  He has delivered invited testimony at hearings before the U.S. Senate, House of Representatives, Federal Communications Commission and Federal Trade Commission on roughly two dozen occasions over the past 25 years. 


Monday April 16, 2012 11:45am - 1:00pm
Conference Room 3

11:45am

A New Convergence? Electronic Media and Public Relations Educators Discuss Opportunities for Collaborative Teaching
The members of this panel will begin a valuable discussion on the increasing opportunities for cross-curricular teaching between electronic media and public relations majors/sequences. Noting trends for crossover between these two historically disparate fields, this panel discusses how, as educators, we can provide students with a valuable and comprehensive education al experience that will also allow them to be marketable as they search for jobs that will allow them to utilize their skillset. Moderator: Wendy Maxian, Xavier University
Panelists: Blis DeVault, Xavier University
Joy Mapaye, University of Alaska Anchorage
Jessalynn Strauss, Xavier University
Natalie Tindall, Georgia State University
Richard Waters, University of San Francisco


Monday April 16, 2012 11:45am - 1:00pm
Pavilion 2

11:45am

BEA Festival of Media Arts: Faculty and Student Documentary Awards and Exhibition

This session honors the winners of the Faculty and Student Festival of Media Arts Documentary Competitions. Selected works of this year’s award recipients will be exhibited.
Student Competition Chair: Dan Kimbrough, Misericordia University
Faculty Competition Chair: Leah Mangrum, Angelo State University

Faculty Documentary Competition
Long Form
Best of Competition:      Lisette Marie Flanary, University of Hawai'i; ONE VOICE

Award of Excellence:      Craig Schaefer, Loras College; Man of Deeds

Award of Excellence:      Derek Taylor, Southern Connecticut State University; A North Woods Elegy: Incident at Big Moose Lake

Short Form Category
Best of Competition:      John C.P. Goheen, Loyola University Chicago; Border War

Award of Excellence:      Larry Foley, University of Arkansas; Bridge to War Eagle

Award of Excellence:      Jan Thompson, Southern Illinois University; The Tragedy of Bataan

Technical Award of Excellence in Cinematography:           Melinda Levin, University of North Texas; River Planet


Student Documentary
Short Form Video
1st Place:              Emily Luft, Kyle Rasmussen & Karen Du, Colorado State University; Awake

2nd Place:             Michelle Kinne, School of Communicaiton, Florida State University; Shock Man

3rd Place:              Kayla N. Branch, Loyola University Chicago; Young Nun

Honorable Mentions:
Jeff Colebank, Adam Walsh, Justin Switzer, Daniela Castillo, Colorado State University; Level Up - A Film About Gamers and the Games They Play

Sam Banning, San Francisco State University; Arguing Three Strikes

Greg Jack Gutierrez , FSU; Book Mine

Karl W. Phillips, Michigan State University; RIVAL FILM-MAKING

Tom Doherty, Rock Valley College; The Rockford Pro-Life Community

Sofia Coyiuto, Pearl Juang, Michael Peer, Santa Clara University; Thicker Than Blood

Long Form Video
1st Place:              Daniel Koehler, Elon University; The Tobacco King

2nd Place:             Mark Williams, Brigham Young University; I Am Not My Body

3rd Place:              Nicholas P. Kuiper, Central Michigan University; Preemie

Honorable Mention:
Nathan O'Neal, Arizona State University; Stateless in the Dominican Republic

 



Monday April 16, 2012 11:45am - 1:00pm
Pavilion 1

11:45am

I’m Too Pretty to do Homework: Mediated Models for Girls, Mainstream Messages, and Modern Media Literacy
This dynamic panel will focus on controversial messages targeted to the impressionable and vulnerable young female audience, and discuss how girls are encouraged to participate in a “Dreamworld”-like performance of femininity and sexuality. Topics include hyper-sexualized images of very young girls, circulation of gendered, racialized, classed, and sexualized stereotypes reinforced through technology, and messages pressuring girls to lose weight, whether via books aimed at children as young as 4 or through pro-ana (anorexia)/pro-mia (bulimia)/thinspiration blogs Moderator: Erin Leigh Ryan, Kennesaw State University
Panelists: Rachel Raimist, The University of Alabama; Lauren Reichart Smith, Auburn University; Karen Sichler, The University of Georgia


Monday April 16, 2012 11:45am - 1:00pm
Conference Room 7

11:45am

Interactive Media and Emerging Technologies Division Business Meeting

The Interactive Media and Emerging Technologies Division's mission is to keep members informed about the latest advances in communication technology including hardware, teaching and research. Their goals are to address needs of BEA members in teaching courses dealing with Interactive Media and Emerging Technologies; to help us prepare our graduates and ourselves for changes in the media landscape; to provide a forum for presentation and discussion of theory and research on emerging communication technologies; and to keep members of the organization informed about changes in communication technology and how those changes will affect broadcast education.
Interactive Media and Emerging Technologies Chair: Sandy Henry, Drake University


Speakers

Monday April 16, 2012 11:45am - 1:00pm
Pavilion 9

11:45am

Covering Campaigns and Candidates: Teaching Students to Report Beyond the Rhetoric and Focus on Issues that Matter to a Local, State and National Audience

Panelists will present helpful information to educators and offer real advice to arm students heading into the field of reporting. The panel will focus on the critical thinking element with lots of examples on how to help students smartly navigate the production of political news.
Moderator: Grace Provenzano, San Francisco State University
Panelists: Steven Reiner, Stony Brook University & former producer, "60 Minutes"; Covering Campaigns and Candidates
Aaron Brown, Arizona State University Walter Cronkite School, former CNN & ABC World News Anchor 
Anthony Moretti, Point Park University; You Want Us to Do a 3-Hour Live Program? How One University Educator Had His Students Cover Election Night 2008 (and What He Has Planned for 2012)
Rick Sykes, Central Michigan University; Students Covering Local and Regional Politics During an Election Year



Monday April 16, 2012 11:45am - 1:00pm
Pavilion 3

11:45am

Telcom Update 2012
Has Net Neutrality gone the way of the Fairness Doctrine? The 2011 FCC report on the changing media landscape points to problems in the evolution of media. Are current regulatory paradigms out of sync with the evolving technology? Will there ever be changes in media ownership rules? Is the Senate Select Committee hiding ways that the government uses surveillance? These and other timely tidbits will be discussed in this year's annual Telcom Update panel. Moderator: Fritz Messere, SUNY - Oswego
Panelists: Laurie Lee, University of Nebraska @ Lincoln
Paul MacArthur, Utica College
Kimberly Zarkin, Westminster College
Dom Caristi, Ball State University


Monday April 16, 2012 11:45am - 1:00pm
Pavilion 10

11:45am

The Radio Star: Is It Seizing the Opportunity to Shine During Natural Disasters?
This panel will explore the critical role that the country’s oldest broadcast medium can still play when natural disasters strike, crippling or rendering many on-demand devices useless. With a tried and true, simple battery-powered receiver in a technology driven era, listeners can immediately access life-saving and significant recovery information. Are radio stations stepping up to the challenge and seizing the opportunity? Moderator: Patricia Sanders, University of North Alabama
Panelists: Chandra Clark, University of Alabama
Kim Fox, American University, Cairo, Egypt


Monday April 16, 2012 11:45am - 1:00pm
Conference Room 2

11:45am

Sports Broadcasting Programs Showcase

This session will feature panelists from several university programs that produce sports programming. The programs may come in the forms of sports segments in radio or television newscasts, weekly shows or specials. The program carriers vary from campus closed circuit to community cable to public broadcasting stations. Some universities have full-fledged sports majors while other colleges include sports activities as part of a general broadcast major. The panelists will highlight their programs including how students, staff and faculty are involved in the process. The balancing act of how to both produce quality programming and provide students a positive learning experience at the same time will be discussed. Excerpts will be shared with the audience.
Moderator: Kenneth Fischer, University of Oklahoma
Panelists: Michael Bruce, University of Alabama
William Hoon, Western Illinois University
Denise Belafonte-Young, Lynn University
Gregory Martin, St. Cloud State University
Derrick Silvestri, St. Cloud State University



Monday April 16, 2012 11:45am - 1:00pm
Conference Room 1

11:45am

Two-Year/Small Colleges Business Meeting

The Two-Year/Small Colleges Division's mission is to provide a forum for issues unique to the teaching and operation of a program of broadcast education at a community college, a small college or in a small broadcasting program. Their goals are to share and propagate teaching strategies; to enhance and promote the teaching of lower division courses in broadcasting; to promote and encourage the transferability of broadcasting courses between institutions; to facilitate the interaction of faculty with broadcasters and media practitioners; to promote the study of broadcasting across academic disciplines; and to promote the use of broadcast facilities to support broadcast education.

The 2-year/small college division member faculty, staff and students are employed by or matriculated in a community college or a small college that offers a broadcast related major (such as broadcasting, video production, mass media and communications.) A small college is defined as a college with a broadcast related major/division with an enrollment of fewer than 200 students.
Two-Year/Small Colleges Chair: Shane Tilton, Ohio University - Zanesville


Speakers
avatar for Shane Tilton

Shane Tilton

Assistant Professor of Multimedia Journalism, Ohio Northern University
An "academic hobo"/polymath/bon vivant/"philosophiae doctor argo Interrete, communicatio et informationes" who travels between writer's block, points of inspiration and Ada, OH on a regular basis.


Monday April 16, 2012 11:45am - 1:00pm
Conference Room 4

11:45am

Story Pitching as The Project

Panelists will discuss successful student projects that have story pitching as the focus.
Moderator: Dennis Conway, Valdosta State University
Panelists: Shelley Jenkins, California State University, Fullerton
Bob Engels, Cal State University Fullerton
Dennis Conway, Valdosta State University
Julia Peterson, Bergen Community College
Ari Posner, California State University Fullerton



Monday April 16, 2012 11:45am - 1:00pm
Conference Room 5

11:45am

The 168 Film Project: A Unique Competition for Students and Faculty

The 168 Film Project invites participants to compete for cash and prizes by producing a narrative or documentary film, based on a theme and a Judeo-Christian scripture. Films are produced in one week's time (168 hours), offering a crash course in real-world experience for both students and faculty competitors. In this panel, 168 Film Project Founder John David Ware and 168 Board Member Brian Bird (Evening Shade, Touched by An Angel, Gametime) explain the outstanding opportunities offered to competitors in the 168 Film Project. Recent 168 filmmakers and staff members will share their stories of struggle and miracles from the "168" trenches and show some of their outstanding work. Learn all you need to get your students involved in this competitive storytelling opportunity.
Moderator:  Kara Jolliff Gould, John Brown University
Panelists: John David Ware, 168 Film Project
Brian Bird; Evening Shade, Touched by An Angel, Gametime
Paul Luebbers, 168 Filmmakers and former director, 168 Film Project
Amanda Llewellyn, 168 Filmmaker
Wes Llewellyn, 168 Filmmaker
Darren Gould, 168 Volunteer, former post-production supervisor, 168 Film Project



Monday April 16, 2012 11:45am - Tuesday April 17, 2012 1:00pm
Pavilion 11

1:15pm

Joint Scholar-to-Scholar and Faculty Research in Progress Poster Session

Papers accepted to the Faculty Research-in-Progress Competition:
A Review of Telecommunications Education: A Content Analysis on Telecommunications Courses in U.S. Communications Programs
Sangho Seo, Konkuk University

Touchdown! A Pilot Study of Fantasy Football and Enjoyment
Lauren R. Smith, Auburn University; Skye Cooley, Mississippi State University

Unintended Inoculation in Broadcast News: Could a Point/Counterpoint Pattern Inoculate Against Future Attitudinal Change?
Josh Compton, Dartmouth College

Papers Accepted to the Scholar-to-Scholar Poster Session:
Papers sponsored by the Documentary Division
Documentaries as Ethnographic Research and Social Activism
Theresa White, California State University @ Northridge

Papers sponsored by the Gender Issues Division
Barbara Hammer: The Aesthetics of Body Politics
Gregory Bray, SUNY - New Paltz

Female Friendly Classrooms?
Audra Myerchin, Minot State University

The Ironic Man in Film
Warren Koch, Azusa Pacific University

Papers sponsored by the International Division
Social Media: Was it the Tipping Point to Egypt's Revolution?
Mona Taha, Arizona State University

Papers sponsored by the Interactive Multimedia & Emerging Technologies Division
Functional Similarities and Disparities of the Internet and Television regarding Consumption of the Same Genres of Video Content
Jiyoung Cha, University of North Texas

Usability and Accessibility: An Analysis of Alabama˙s County Websites
Ed Youngblood, Auburn University & Susan Youngblood, Auburn University

Who Doesn’t Love a Good Deal? An Examination of Value Promotion on Twitter by Las Vegas Casinos
Jessalynn Strauss, Xavier University & Jamie Mulichak, Xavier University

Papers sponsored by the Law and Policy Division
Reality-Based Television vs. The Civil Right to Privacy: A Battle of Access
Charlie Gee, Duquesne University

Regulating Television Violence: A Compelling Issue; A Difficult Task
Richard Vogel, William Penn University

Papers sponsored by the Management, Marketing and Programming Division
Exploring the Effects of Online Product Reviews on Review Credibility and Product Evaluation
Szu-Wei Chen, University of Missouri-Columbia

Duet of Brand Identity Management and Social Networking Self-presentation: A Textual Analysis of Fan-uploaded Photos on Starbucks’ Facebook Page
Quan Xie, Ohio University

Paper sponsored by the Production Aesthetics & Criticism Division
Dissonance & Dissidence in Sonic Youth's Daydream Nation
Elizabeth Reid, San Francisco State University

Papers sponsored by the Research Division
Pay Attention! Mediated Message Processing in Individuals with AD/HD
Mary Katherine Alsip, University of Alabama      

You can be a Biggest Loser too! A content analysis of messages communicated to viewers about health and weight loss during Season 10 of The Biggest Loser
Kim Bissell, University of Alabama
Mary Katherine Alsip, University of Alabama



Monday April 16, 2012 1:15pm - 2:30pm
BEA Exhibit Hall

1:15pm

Industry-University Collaboration: Integrating Experiential Learning Into the Television Curriculum

This panel will address pedagogy and strategy behind the integration of experiential learning into the Curriculum of undergraduate and graduate television programs. It will feature mini-case studies that illustrate how students, faculty and industry professionals working together produce rich learning outcomes for students, while at the same time creating pathways to full-time employment. The panel will consist of university faculty who manage experiential learning curricula and television industry professionals who supervise students in the field.
Moderator: Allbert Tedesco, Drexel University
Panelists:  Larry Epstein, Drexel University
Princell Hair, Comcast SportsNet
Lydia Timmins, University of Delaware



Monday April 16, 2012 1:15pm - 2:30pm
Conference Room 3

1:15pm

The Dark Side of Teaching: Whatever Happened to Classroom Civility?

When they happen, classroom civility infractions can be volatile, often resulting in stress and anxiety for everyone involved. In extreme cases, careers may be threatened, leaving a faculty member panicked and in a state of disbelief. This panel will examine civility issues, from faculty member’s perspectives, a chair’s perspective, and an attorney’s perspective, that have brought some teachers to the “tipping point”. Presentations will be brief in order to commit time for meaningful discussion.



Monday April 16, 2012 1:15pm - 2:30pm
Pavilion 2

1:15pm

Entrepreneurship: A Critical Issue in Documentary Education

The panelists represent four universities from different regions of the country with graduate programs that specialize in or have an emphasis on documentary education and that culminate in an MFA degree. Each panelist will discuss approaches adopted to prepare students for the changing professional marketplace in the industry and/or academe to provide an overview of “best practices” of entrepreneurship at their respective programs.
Moderator: Mary Dalton, Wake Forest University
Panelists: C. Melinda Levin, University of North Texas; Social Media Development and Entrepreneurship:  A Tiered Curricular Model
Dennis Aig, Montana State University; Funding the Decisive Moment: Financing Nonfiction in the Cloud
Mary Dalton, Wake Forest University; Integrating Entrepreneurship into the Traditional Documentary Curriculum



Monday April 16, 2012 1:15pm - 2:30pm
Pavilion 3

1:15pm

Body Image in Film and Televisual Media

This panel seeks to promote discussion of a prevalent and controversial issue in modern media; does film, television, or other forms of media feature healthy images of female or male body types? Do producers of visual media perpetuate physically unattainable images of beauty, and if so, why do they continue to produce such fare, and what are the effects upon their intended (or unintended) audiences? How does gender fit into this? This panel will delve into such issues and more.



Monday April 16, 2012 1:15pm - 2:30pm
Conference Room 4

1:15pm

History Division Business Meeting

The History division is concerned with teaching history and conducting scholarship in the field. Members are involved in classroom teaching and in the recording and analysis of historical events relating to the electronic media. Their goals are to encourage and continually improve teaching in the area; to provide a forum for the presentation of original scholarship; to share ideas and resources in the field; and to encourage preservation of historical materials.
History Division Chair: Mary Beadle, John Carroll University


Speakers

Monday April 16, 2012 1:15pm - 2:30pm
Conference Room 1

1:15pm

Making the Show on the Road: Technology Issues in Production Courses Abroad

Summer studies abroad programs offer wonderful experiences and many potential rewards, but there can be several technology challenges you do not encounter on your home campus. Courses involving audio/video production or multimedia production require significant planning as well as the ability to adapt to unforeseen circumstances. This panel will focus on what works and what doesn't work for laptops, Internet access, video equipment, and other technologies when teaching on the road. Panelists will share their experiences and strategies to help you prepare for your study abroad program.



Monday April 16, 2012 1:15pm - 2:30pm
Pavilion 9

1:15pm

Integrating College Newscasts with Companion Websites and Social Media Components: Where Do I Start?

With everything going viral, how can you make sure your college newscast is keeping up? This panel explores strategies for creating companion websites with college newscasts. Panelists will discuss how to see the "big picture" when producing newscasts with social media like twitter and facebook. We’ll show examples of how faculty are branching out, teaching students the value of web producing with their newscasts and the importance of using social media in this multimedia environment.
Moderator: Bob Gould. Michigan State University
Panelists: Gina Dahlia, West Virginia University
Tim England, Texas State University - San Marcos
Phyllis Slocum, University of North Texas
Bob Gould, Michigan State University



Monday April 16, 2012 1:15pm - 2:30pm
Pavilion 11

1:15pm

Global Exchange: Assimilation or Isolation

Many of the BEA membership are actively involved with international exchange programs. These exchanges could be with students or professionals. They include both Americans going abroad or foreigners coming to the U.S. The visits may be short-term for a semester or less or long-term for a degree program. Whatever form the experience comes in, the goal is to provide a quality experience. A common concern is the isolation internationals may feel when they go abroad. What can educators do to improve the experience and encourage more interaction by foreigners with their host population? The panel will include faculty from universities in the U.S. and abroad. They have all been part of programs that partner with universities outside their countries. The panel will also include a visiting foreign journalist on a Humphrey Fellowship at Arizona State University.
Moderator: Kenneth Fischer, University of Oklahoma
Panelists:  William Silcock; Arizona State University
Doug Spero, Meredith College
Monica Ruiz, Universidad Mayor de San Simon
Max Grubb, Senior Journalism Education Advisor, IREX G-MEDIA, Former Soviet Republic, Georgia



Monday April 16, 2012 1:15pm - 2:30pm
Conference Room 5

1:15pm

Studies in Radio & Audio Media: Past, Present & Future

This panel celebrates radio’s power to reinvent itself, past, present, and future. Michael Adams profiles the visionary, Hugo Gernsback Father of Science Fiction and publisher of the first radio magazine, who accurately predicted the evolution of radio. David Dzikowski investigates the symbolic relationship between music and rhetoric. He presents a critical analysis of the music in “A Prairie Home Companion” and uncovers the construction of an ideal listener who embraces contradictory worldviews. Michael Brown, former editor of JORAM, and co-presenter Cindy Price, interviewed radio managers from regional networks and report on how they are responding to the economics and technologies of new media. Finally, Corley Dennison, Dean of Marshall’s School of Journalism, looks to the future. He asks the question, is there a niche for radio in the new digital media world? This is an excellent panel for media educators who involve students in the discussion of radio in their basic classes.



Monday April 16, 2012 1:15pm - 2:30pm
Pavilion 10

1:15pm

Sports Division Paper Competition

BEA's Sports Division presents the winners of their paper competition.
Paper Competition Chair: John McGuire, Oklahoma State University
Debut Paper Competition
1st Place: Robert L Kerr, University of Oklahoma; Emotion Work for Merriwell and Billy Clyde: Challenging American Football’s Two-Tiered Gender System on Friday Night Lights
Open Paper Competition
1st Place: Tang Tang, University of Akron; Roger Cooper, Ohio University; Fans, Nonfans, and the Olympics: Predictors of Audience's Multiplatform Experience with the 2008 Beijing Games
2nd Place: Glenn Cummins, Texas Tech University; Dustin Hahn, Texas Tech University; (How) Does Instant Replay Increase Enjoyment? Examining the Relationship between Instant Replay, Enjoyment, and Perceived Violence of Play
3rd Place: Kelly Poniatowski, Elizabethtown College; “The nail polish underneath the hockey gloves”: NBC’s framing of women hockey players in the 2010 Winter Olympics



Monday April 16, 2012 1:15pm - 2:30pm
Conference Room 2

1:15pm

Student Media Advisors Business Meeting

The Student Media Advisors Division's mission is to provide a forum for the person responsible for supervising and/or advising student-operated media outlets. The goals of the division are to stimulate awareness and discussion of existing issues and related problems to student-operated electronic outlets on campuses; to encourage dissemination of information about the impact of student operations to professional colleagues in the field; and to foster and promote the teaching of information connected with the operation of any outlet where students are the primary workforces as a substantive area of the disciplines of broadcasting/media.
Student Media Advisors Chair: Marjorie Yambor, Western Kentucky University


Speakers

Monday April 16, 2012 1:15pm - 2:30pm
Conference Room 7

1:15pm

Two-Year and Small Colleges Awards and Exhibition

This session honors the winners of the Student Festival of Media Arts Two-Year and Small Colleges Competitions. Selected works of this year’s award recipients will be exhibited.
Two-Year-Small College Festival Competition Chair: Jim Crandall, Aims Community College

Video/Broadcast Production
1st Place:              Katie Shrader, Bethany Lutheran College; Leaf Me Alone

2nd Place:             Peter Hall, Azusa Pacific University; Three Soldiers

3rd Place:              Kaitlin Hollingsworth, University of La Verne; Encaustic Tile

Honorable Mentions:
Jade Merritt, Ohio University Southern Campus; History on Wheels

Nate Anderson, Crown College; The Masquerade

Taylor J. Gates, Azusa Pacific University; 'Til Death


Speakers

Monday April 16, 2012 1:15pm - 2:30pm
Pavilion 1

2:45pm

Assessing Creative Work: A Practical Approach to Rubrics and Feedback
This panel will address the growing need to tie evaluations on individual projects to larger course objectives, and to provide feedback that excels in consistency and quality across projects. Rubrics will be provided and discussed for projects including video production (general), social media blogging, news packages, photojournalism, group projects, and senior portfolios. 6 panelists will present for 8 minutes each, leaving significant time for discussion during the session. Moderator: Thomas Baggerman, Point Park University
Panelists: Amy Crawford, Youngstown State University; Assessing Capstone Production Portfolios
Scott Hodgson, University of Oklahoma; Evaluating Groups with an Individual Perspective
H. James Gilmore, University of Michigan-Dearborn; Image, Information and Art: Responding to Photojournalism
Gretchen Dworznik, Ashland University; Getting the story: Using Rubrics to Assess Student Television News Packages
David McCoy, Ashland University; Assessing the Creative Content of a Social Media Blog Assignment
Thomas Baggerman, Point Park University; Video Production Assessment: Complexity and Simplicity


Monday April 16, 2012 2:45pm - 4:00pm
Pavilion 2

2:45pm

History Division Paper Competition

BEA's History Division presents the winners from the division's annual paper competition.
Paper Competition Chair: Susan Brinson, Auburn University
Open Paper Competition
1st Place: Gary R. Edgerton, Old Dominion University; The Sopranos as Tipping Point in the Recent Resurgence of HBO
2nd Place: Patrick Parsons, Pennsylvania State University; Tipping points, Thresholds and Critical Masses: The Nature and Types of Discontinuities in Telecommunications History



Monday April 16, 2012 2:45pm - 4:00pm
Conference Room 1

2:45pm

The Role of Social and Traditional Electronic Media in Middle East Regime Change: The Arab Spring, Summer, and Beyond
The Arab Spring of 2011—revolutions in Tunisia, Egypt, and Libya, and uprisings in Syria, Bahrain, and Yemen—is said to have been fostered by the utilization of social media (Facebook and Twitter) as well as more traditional media. This panel explores the impact of both new and more traditional electronic media in 2011 and beyond involving Middle East government changes. Moderator: Douglas A. Boyd, University of Kentucky
Panelists: Hussein Y. Amin, The American University in Cairo; Role and Impact of Satellite Broadcasting During the Arab Spring
Mohammed el-Nawawy, Queens University of Charlotte; The January 25 Revolution's Impact on the Media Landscape in Egypt: Between the Present and the Future
Naila Hamdy, American University in Cairo; Framing the Revolution in Egypt’s Newspapers and Social Media Sites
Yousef AlFailakawi, Kuwait University; Are Social Media in Kuwait Really Social?
Respondent: Douglas A. Boyd, University of Kentucky


Monday April 16, 2012 2:45pm - 4:00pm
Pavilion 3

2:45pm

Always Get It in Writing: Production Agreements for Today's Media World
The media world has changed. Have your production agreements also changed? What production agreements do you need today? What types of agreements might you need tomorrow? This panel, composed of three attorneys with experience in media, entertainment and intellectual property law will answers these plus other critical production legal questions. Moderator: Vinay Shrivastava, San Francisco State University
Panelists: Miriam Smith, San Francisco State; Stewart Kellar, working professional; John Da Corsi, working professional


Monday April 16, 2012 2:45pm - 4:00pm
Conference Room 2

2:45pm

Management, Marketing and Programming Division Business Meeting

The mission of the Management, Marketing and Programming Division is to (1) enhance the teaching and research of electronic media management, sales and programming, (2) Provide a forum for the presentation of juried and non-juried scholarly research in those areas, (3) Enhance networking between faculty and management, sales and programming professionals, and to (4) Provide a forum for the exchange of effective learning and teaching techniques.
Management, Marketing and Programming Chair: Bruce Mims, Southeast Missouri State University


Speakers

Monday April 16, 2012 2:45pm - 4:00pm
Conference Room 3

2:45pm

AIRCHECK: Student Newscasts - How to Maximize Experience and Value

Weekly or daily, student newscasts are a big part of many of our academic programs. Live or live-to-tape, they present a tremendous challenge to our resources, facilities and patience. Broadcast, podcast or simulcast, many of us have learned lessons the hard way. Now you can pick up pointers from colleagues who have already recovered from breaks and bruises. This is always an action-packed session with examples and advice and immediate take-aways.
Moderator: Dana Rosengard, Suffolk University
Panelists: Rich Landesberg, Elon University; Phoenix 14 News
Phyllis Slocum, University of North Texas; NTTV Nighty News
Gary Hanson, Kent State University; TV2 News at 5:30



Monday April 16, 2012 2:45pm - 4:00pm
Pavilion 11

2:45pm

Finding the Best Non-Linear Video Editing Software for Our Students: Adobe, Apple or Avid?
If you taught editing or production courses using Final Cut Pro 7 prior to summer of 2011, did you upgrade to FCP X, switch to Adobe Premiere or Avid Media Composer? Maybe your institution decided to stay with FCP 7 for now? How did you determine which non-linear-editing (NLE) software is the best for your students and what are the criteria? This panel brings representatives from Adobe, Apple and Avid to talk face-to-face with educators. Our faculty panelists with expert knowledge and experience using these products, will engage in informative, lively and honest discussions with the industry reps, about what media educators and student need in an NLE and what our expectations are from them. A rare opportunity for educators to engage in an in-depth dialogue directly with representatives from the three major NLEs. Moderator: George Chun Han Wang, University of Hawaii At Manoa
Panelists: Phil Hoffman, The University of Akron; Justine Stokes, University of Wisconsin Oshkosh; William Stanwood, Boston College


Monday April 16, 2012 2:45pm - 4:00pm
Pavilion 9

2:45pm

Radio & Audio Media Paper Competition

Winners from this year's Radio & Audio Media Paper Competition present their research.
Vice Chair/Paper Competition Chair: John Owens, University of Cincinnati
Open Paper Competition
1st Place: Heather Polinsky, Central Michigan University; Can Independent Records Companies Compete with the Majors? A Preliminary Descriptive Analysis of the Digital Music Market
2nd Place: Richard Duncan Rudin, Liverpool John Moores University, UK; The conflicting arguments and debates over the introduction of legal commercial radio in the UK
3rd Place: Michael Nevradakis, The University of Texas at Austin; Government-Sanctioned Anarchy: Greece's Chaotic Airwaves
Respondent: Rob Potter, Indiana University



Monday April 16, 2012 2:45pm - 4:00pm
Pavilion 10

2:45pm

Research Division Paper Competition

This year's Research Division paper winners present their research.
Vice Chair & Paper Competition Chair: Glenn Cummins, Texas Tech University
Open Paper Competition
1st Place: Kim Bissell, University of Alabama; Scott Parrott, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill; Dora the Explorer or Hannah Montana?: The Role of Exposure to Animated and Live-Action Entertainment Television and Children’s Implicit and Explicit Weight Bias
2nd Place: Will Kinnally, University of Central Florida; Yan Shan, University of Georgia; Megan Hofma, Rollins College; Courtney Hardage, University of Central Florida; Xing Tong, University of Central Florida; Tim Brown, University of Central Florida; Further Investigation of Connections between Reality TV Viewing and Perceptions of the Social Reality of Cosmetic Surgery
3rd Place: Phillip Madison, Louisiana State University; Lance Porter, Louisiana State University; It’s All in Your Head: The Evolution of Television, Parasociability and Imagined Interactions
4th Place: Charles Meadows, University of Alabama; Cui Zhang, University of Alabama; Shuhua Zhou, University of Alabama; Effects of Proximity on the Cognitive Processing of Environmental News


Speakers
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Monday April 16, 2012 2:45pm - 4:00pm
Conference Room 4

2:45pm

Faculty and Student Sports Media Awards and Exhibition

This session honors the winners of the Faculty and Student Festival of Media Arts Sports Media Competitions. Selected works of this year’s award recipients will be exhibited.
Faculty Competition Chair: Denise Belafonte-Young, Lynn University
Student Competition Chair: Tommy Booras, Western Kentucky University

Faculty Sports Competition
Long Form Sports Video (11 minutes-30 minutes)
Award of Excellence:  Michael Bruce, University of Alabama; Bedlam Baseball

Student Sports Competition
Radio Sports Story / Feature / News (Weighted toward Anchor / Host performance)
1st Place:              WMUL-FM, Marshall University; Doug Legursky: A Super First Start

2nd Place:             Brandon Kinnard, University of Wisconsin Oshkosh; Titans Outlook: UW-Whitewater Warhawks

3rd Place:              Benjamin Kelly, Goshen College; The Maple Leaf Update

Honorable Mentions:
Mitch Mullis, University of Southern Indiana; The Edge Sportscast

Radio/TV Sports Event, Play-by-Play Talent
1st Place:              Pat Boylan, Kyle Binder and Chris Renkel, Ball State University; Sports Link Radio Ball State vs. Toledo

2nd Place:             Rob Cunningham, Rowan University; Rowan University vs. Richard Stockton College

3rd Place:              WMUL-FM, Marshall University; Marshall Men's Basketball v. Ohio

Honorable Mention:       Justin Allegri, San Jose State University; San Jose State Athletics

TV Sports Story / Feature / Show Element/Segment or News Program
1st Place:              Nicholas Gresham, Southern Illinois University-Carbondale; Nicholas Gresham All-Access: Saluki Practice

2nd Place:             In the Game, The Pennsylvania State University; In The Game - Episode 101

Honorable Mentions:
Christine Williams, Elon University; Concussions and Congress

Siera Lambrecht, Arizona State University; Sun Devils 101, Episode 6

Aaron G. Moger, Elon University; Elon Men's Basketball Preview

TV Sports Talent (Anchor / Host)
1st Place:              Ashley Hinson, The Pennsylvania State University

2nd Place:             Rich Pierce, Kent State University

3rd Place:              Brandon Kamerman, Arizona State University

Honorable Mention:       Briana Carr, Brigham Young University

TV Sports Event Production
1st Place:              Wesley Charles Beskar, St.Cloud State University; Husky Productions Bemidji 12/3/2011

2nd Place:             Ball State Sports Link, Ball State University; Ball State Sports Link Live: Men's Volleyball vs. #9 Penn State

3rd Place:              Tanner Smith- Ohio University/WOUB, Ohio University; The Bobcat Sports Showcase episode #104



Monday April 16, 2012 2:45pm - 4:00pm
Pavilion 1

2:45pm

Student Media Advisors Paper Competition

Winners of the Student Media Advisors Paper Competition present their winning research.
Vice Chair/Paper Competition Chair: Phil Hoffman, University of Akron
Debut Paper Competition
1st Place: Carol Marie Terracina-Hartman, Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania; Robert G. Nulph, Lewis University; Credentialing of Campus Media Advisors: Is There a Doctor in the Newsroom?
Open Paper Competition
1st Place: Mark Tolstedt, University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point; Assessing Student Media Advisors for Promotion, Tenure, and Merit: Using an Electronic Portfolio



Monday April 16, 2012 2:45pm - 4:00pm
Conference Room 7

2:45pm

I Have Good News...and Bad News
How to give effective critiques on productions; which is better-positive feedback or negative feedback; need boths sides of issue on the panel; initial focus was to be high school video productions in conjunction with the D7 video competition Moderator: Gwin Faulconer-Lippert, Oklahoma City Community College; Panelists: Thomas McDonnell, Metropolitan Community College
Rick Allen Lippert, Oklahoma City Community College
Sarah Gibson, George Fox University


Monday April 16, 2012 2:45pm - 4:00pm
Conference Room 5

2:45pm

Writing for Visual Media

This workshop/ information session will explore the question of making visual media accessible to people with visual impairments as well as the additional benefits of becoming a video describer!   The new media trends of the 21st century such as tweeter, face book and other digital networks require that writers and producers use the language in a more concise and precise manner.  Video description offers new way to exercise your creative writing skills by shifting your attention to details that are important and relevant to the visually impaired.  In a talk and demonstration conducted by the Video Description Research and Development Center (VDRDC) you will learn about the latest research, technological advancements and applications on Video description for both visually impaired and sighted individuals and how to make online video more accessible to blind and visually-impaired students and consumers.  Through hands- on exercises, Dicapta will guide you through the necessary skills to become a video describer.  Dicapta is the first company to provide Spanish-language video description in the United States, and the company has since described and captioned over 3,000 hours of educational and commercial television.
Speakers: Speakers: Dr. Joshua Miele, The Smith-Kettlewell Video Description Research and Development Center (VDRDC)
Carol Colmenares, Dicapta


Monday April 16, 2012 2:45pm - 4:00pm
BEA Exhibit Hall

4:15pm

Academic Internships in Washington D.C. and The National Political Conventions

For over 38 years, the Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars in Washington D.C. has provided over 50,000 students from more than 1,000 colleges and universities with meaningful full time internship opportunities in addition to academic course work and programming allowing students the opportunity to earn full time credit from their home institutions while away for the Fall, Spring, or Summer term. 

Every four years, since 1984, The Washington Center has also involved over 2,500 students in Both the Democratic and Republican National Conventions. At these unique two week seminars, students here from speakers, participate in faculty facilitated small group discussions, and gain access to the conventions through a variety of fieldwork opportunities with national and regional media, local host committees, the political parties, and other convention stakeholders.

Presenter: Tony Cerise, Director of Academic Seminars, The Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars


Speakers

Monday April 16, 2012 4:15pm - 5:30pm
BEA Exhibit Hall

4:15pm

The BEA Best of Festival King Foundation Awards REHEARSAL

The BEA Best of Festival King Foundation Awards REHEARSAL (Session ID: 164745)
Ballroom C
The Festival rehearsal is intended for all presenters and awards recipients participating in the BEA Best of Festival King Foundation Awards Ceremony.

Festival Creative Producer: Jason Balas, University of North Texas


Speakers

Monday April 16, 2012 4:15pm - 5:30pm
Ballroom C

4:15pm

Curriculum Swapshop on Solo Journalism: Teaching Strategies, Assignments, Exercises, Activities, Tools and Resources to Prepare Students to go it Alone as a Journalist
Whatever it’s called – one-man-band, backpack, multimedia, or all platform – journalism graduates are expected to be able to go solo, covering all aspects of a story both editorial and technical across a variety of distribution platforms. What does it take to prepare students to be solo journalists? Panelists will share ideas for readying students to handle the journalistic and technical challenges of being a solo journalist. Moderator: Candace Egan, California State University - Fresno
Panelists: Jeffrey Layne Blevins, Iowa State University; Using solo-journalism skills to teach the diversity principle in media law and policy
Wes Akers, Northern Kentucky University; Summer Bootcamp: Preparing Graduate Students with Multimedia Journalism Skills to Work in a Converged Newsroom at Indiana University
Gina Dahlia, West Virginia University; One-Man-Band Bootcamp
Stephen McCreery, University of Georgia; Give a hoot before your shoot: The importance of parity between technical know-how and journalism skills
Erica Edwards, Pittsburg State University; Making of the “One Man Band"
Respondent: Sara Wittmeyer, Indiana University


Monday April 16, 2012 4:15pm - 5:30pm
Pavilion 2

4:15pm

Reality Check: Challenges for Today’s Documentarians

This session raises and addresses questions of choice during documentary production: how does one present history from sparse audio-visual evidence; how does one balance the need to convey an idea to the public without overstepping ethical boundaries; what has the increase in reality programming and cable-channel documentary productions done to complicate traditional documentary agreements between filmmaker and subject; what are the challenges of depicting the realities of Native Americans to wider audiences?
Moderator: Thomas Mascaro, Bowling Green University
Panelists: Leighton C. Peterson, Miami University (Ohio); Shooting Back: The Complexities of Representation in Native American Documentaries
Kathleen Ryan, University of Colorado; Lack of Evidence: Documenting the History of Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service during WWII
Nancy Carlson, Ball State University; Faking the Shot vs. Public Awareness: Ethical Issues in Wildlife Conservation Films
Respondent: Evan Johnson, Normandale Community College



Monday April 16, 2012 4:15pm - 5:30pm
Conference Room 1

4:15pm

Stereotypes, Television and Cross Platform Content

While stereotyping has been fought for years, stereotypes are still at the core of many television programs and their associated cross platform content. This quick moving panel will present highlights of research on current television shows conducted by students at California State University Chico and Washington State. Moderator: Jennifer Meadows, California State University, Chico
Panelists: Jennifer Skinner, Chico State University; Stereotypes and "The Big Bang Theory"
Spenser Tilus, Chico State University; Stereotypes and "It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia"
Rachel Sauerbier, Washington State University; Reluctant Stereotypes: The Use and Reinforcements of Stereotypes on Social Networking Sites
Erica Markham, Chico State University; Stereotypes and "Modern Family"
Jon Ortez, Chico State University; Stereotypes and "Jersey Shore"
Jonathan Bohlander, Chico State University; Stereotypes and "The Bachelor" and "The Bachelorette"



Monday April 16, 2012 4:15pm - 5:30pm
Conference Room 7

4:15pm

The Rise of Participatory Cultures
Seismic shifts in our media landscape leave our students with outdated models for understanding a world in which knowledge is created, distributed and evaluated in radically new ways. Athough the phrase “participatory culture” has roots in the field of communication, it describes an interdisciplinary, disruptive phenomenon transforming politics, economics, science and creative culture. This interdisciplinary panel explores the historical antecedents of participatory culture, ethical considerations and the implications of this new landscape for media literacy. Moderator: Jennifer Henderson, Trinity University
Panelists: Mark Deuze, Indiana University; Participatory Culture and Media Life: Approaching Freedom
Jim Potter, University of California - Santa Barbara; The Expanding Role for Media Literacy in the Age of Participatory Cultures
Jennifer Henderson, Trinity University; Toward an ethical framework for online participatory cultures
Aaron Delwiche, Trinity University; The New Left and the Computer Underground: Recovering political antecedents of participatory culture


Monday April 16, 2012 4:15pm - 5:30pm
Pavilion 11

4:15pm

Media Aesthetics and Production Theory

Exploration of aesthetic parameters of new media, social media, and mobil media. Investigation of perceptual conditions and aesthetic theories that guide the interpretation, analysis, and creation of visual and sound images in the electronic media.
Moderator: Miriam Smith, San Francisco State
Panelists: Vinay Shrivastava, San Francisco State University; Critical Analysis of Surround Sound
Elizabeth Reid, San Francisco State University; Slow and Low: An Aesthetic Reimagination of Doom Metal
Julia Bernstein, San Francisco State University; Aesthetic Colonization: Cross Cultural Production of Ugly Betty
Nick Pesto, San Francisco State University; Interactivity in Video Games: A New Aesthetic Dimension?
Peter Rollins, San Francisco State University; Aesthetic Considerations for Broadcast Television Programs Adapting Aspects of Transmedia Production and Distribution to Encourage Linear Appointment Viewing
Respondent: Jeff Jacoby, San Francisco State University



Monday April 16, 2012 4:15pm - 5:30pm
Pavilion 9

4:15pm

Taking the Show on the Road: An Inside Look at Leading an International Media Expedition
This panel will explore what is involved with taking a group of media students abroad. Panelists will discuss what a trip like this can accomplish, what it takes to organize and execute this type of trip, how to create an outcome that is satisfying to a diverse group of individuals, the challenges that you’ll face when working in another country and culture and finding stories to tell. When participants leave, they’ll have a checklist to help guide them in getting their own media trip abroad started.

Moderator: Susan Smith, Ball State University
Panelists: Christine Taylor, Butler University; Terry Heifetz, Ball State University; Kenneth Creech, Butler University


Monday April 16, 2012 4:15pm - 5:30pm
Pavilion 3

4:15pm

The Fairness Doctrine: What Have we Learned 25 Years After its Demise?
August 2012 will mark 25 years since the Fairness Doctrine was no longer enforced by the FCC. What’s happened over the past 25 years and what might happen over the next 25 years concerning electronic media content regulation. This panel will establish the history of the Fairness Doctrine, efforts to codify it and the future given current technology and social changes. Moderator: David Spiceland, Appalachian State University
Panelists: David Spiceland, Appalachian State University; The Unknown History of the Fairness Doctrine
Frank Aycock, Appalachian State University; The Fairness Doctrine and the Challenge of New Technologies
Richard Vogel, William Penn University; Do more sources mean better quality? Is fairness a function of gatekeepers in the age of new sources?
Fritz Messere, SUNY – Oswego; Does 24/7 news and entertainment spell the absolute end of the Fairness Doctrine?


Monday April 16, 2012 4:15pm - 5:30pm
Conference Room 2

4:15pm

Management, Marketing & Programming Paper Competition

This year BEA's Management, Marketing and Programming Division awards four papers and nine authors on their outstanding research.
Paper Competition Chair: Tang Tang, University of Akron
Debut Paper Competition
1st Place: Kristy Shi, Bowling Green State University; Louisa Ha, Bowling Green State University; Xiaoming Hao, Nanyang Technological University; 3G MVAS Market in China: Analysis of Strategic Alliances from Resource-based perspective
2nd Place: Christy A. Brazee; University of Wisconsin Oshkosh; Randall Davidson, University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh, Process Mapping to a Tipping Point: Enhancing College Radio Station Underwriting through an Action Learning Project
Open Paper Competition
1st Place: Will Kinnally, University of Central Florida; Bobbie Brinkerhoff, University of Central Florida, Three views of member motives: Predicting intentions to donate to public broadcasting stations using a revised theory of planned behavior
2nd Place: Douglas A. Ferguson, College of Charleston; Clark Greer, Point Loma Nazarene University, Predicting the Adoption of Mobile DTV by Local Television Stations in the U.S.



Monday April 16, 2012 4:15pm - 5:30pm
Conference Room 3

4:15pm

Multicultural Inequalities and Media Representation: A Look at Racial Inclusion in American Television
More actors of color are being included in American programming, however, determining which groups are represented becomes a challenge for people who want to see themselves. Because of casting directors' efforts to use racial ambiguity in their selection of actors, some viewers still believe they cannot see themselves. This panel will examine the types of programs in which people of color are or are not seen and why we may appear to be "missing in action". Moderator: Coreen Jackson, Tennessee State University
Panelists: Cindie Yanow, Southeast Missouri State University
Respondent: Maria Williams-Hawkins, Ball State University


Monday April 16, 2012 4:15pm - 5:30pm
Pavilion 10

4:15pm

Implementing Professional Standards in Your Student Media Newscast

This panel examines the advantages and disadvantages and the challenges and rewards of pushing your students to implement professional levels of performance and behavior in their student newscasts and offers suggestions and ideas to help advisors achieve a greater level of professionalism in your student media newscasts.
Moderator: Dale Hoskins, Northern Arizona University
Panelists: Phil Hoffman, The University of Akron; Professional Operational and Work Standards in Your Student News Operation
Chad Curtis, Brigham Young University; Enforcing Professional Ethical Standards in Student Media Newscasts and Newsrooms
Erica Edwards, Pittsburg State University; Professional Presentation Qualities in Student Newscasts
Thor Wasbotten, Pennsylvania State University; Professional Content in Your Student Newscasts
Respondent: Dan Garrity, Gonzaga University



Monday April 16, 2012 4:15pm - 5:30pm
Conference Room 5

4:15pm

Research Division Business Meeting

The Research Division supports the work of BEA members whose interests include telecommunication research, methodolgy and interests not served by other divisions. No methodology is excluded. Their goals are to encourage all BEA members interested in research to join the division; to provide forums for discussion on issues in broadcast and electronic media research; and to provide leadership roles in shaping the future of broadcast and electronic media research.
Research Division Chair: Andy Curran, University of Cincinnati - Clermont College


Speakers

Monday April 16, 2012 4:15pm - 5:30pm
Conference Room 4

4:15pm

All in Favor Say Aye
How to save your program through legislative means - how to initiate 2+2+2 through the legislative.
Moderator: Roger Badesch, Chicago Vocational Career Academy

Speakers

Monday April 16, 2012 4:15pm - 5:30pm
Pavilion 1

6:00pm

The BEA Best of Festival King Foundation Awards Ceremony

An exhibition of the top juried creative works of faculty and students in the 2012 BEA Festival of Media Arts. Come and see the "best of the best" as we honor the overall winners in the following competitions: audio, video, documentary, interactive multimedia, news, scriptwriting, two-year and small colleges, and sports. The evening begins with a light food and beverage reception followed by the ceremony. Each recipient will be honored with the presentation of a specially produced tribute video and a $1,000 cash award from the Charles and Lucille King Family Foundation and Avid software.
Sponsored by: The Charles and Lucille King Family Foundation, Avid and Sony
Festival Chair: Warren Koch, Azusa Pacific University
Festival Creative Director: Jason Balas, University of North Texas
Festival Producer: Joe Brown, University of North Texas

Faculty Audio Competition
Jan Thompson, Southern Illinois University; Companion Radio Series: The Tragedy of Bataan (Long-Form Production)

Student Audio Competition
Tony Sarrecchia and Breanne Ahearn, Kennesaw State University; Harry Strange, 'The Blink of An Eye' (Comedy or Drama Category)

Faculty Documentary Competition
Eugene Martin, University of North Texas; The Anderson Monarchs (Long Form)

Student Documentary Competition
Samantha Lloyd, Lisa Blanco, Arielle Horsch & Angela Ortega, Arizona State University; Tipping the Scales (Long Form Video Category)

Faculty Interactive Media Competition
Sarah Gibson, George Fox University; Steve Taylor's Digital Clone (Documentary/Promotional/Informational)

Student Interactive Multimedia Competition
Marlena Skrobe, University of Miami; Prescribing Addiction (Group Authorship Projects)

Faculty News Competition
Bernard R. McCoy, University of Nebraska-Lincoln; Catastrophe on the Skywalks: 30 Years After the Fall (Radio Hard News Reporting)

Student News Competition
NewsWatch Staff, Arizona State University; Cronkite NewsWatch 12-1-11 (Television Newscast - airing 4 or 5 days per week Category)

Jenne Anderson, Brigham Young University; School District Budgeting (Television Hard News Reporting Category)

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Carolina Connection, 12/3/11 (Radio Newscast Category)

Student 2-Year/Small College Competition
Marianna Pignotti, University of La Verne; Folk Music Center (Video/Broadcast Production Category)

Faculty Scriptwriting Competition
Jim Goodman & Ed Simpson, High Point University; Connected (Short Subject - 15-35 pages)

Scriptwriting Competition
Jay Harris Gard, Tulane University; Fetch (Original TV Series Pilot (hour or 1/2 hour long)

Student Sports Competition
Ben Wagner, Chris Renkel & Joe Sailer; Ball State University; Ball State Sports Link: Tarblooder Mission (TV Sports Story / Feature / Show Element/Segment or News Program Category)

Faculty Video Competition
Dean Yamada, Biola University; East of Berlin (Narrative Video Category)

Student Video Competition

E.R. Womelsduff & Emily Michel Ford, Azusa Pacific University; JAY (Narrative Video Category)

 



Monday April 16, 2012 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Ballroom C
 
Tuesday, April 17
 

7:45am

District Meeting Breakfast

Thanks to Taylor & Francis, enjoy continental breakfast just outside the district meeting rooms.

 


Tuesday April 17, 2012 7:45am - 8:15am
Conference Rooms

8:00am

District 1 Meeting
Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island and Vermont
District 1 Representative: Nancy C. Cornwell, Ithaca College

Tuesday April 17, 2012 8:00am - 9:00am
Conference Room 1

8:00am

District 2 Meeting
Alabama Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee
District 2 Representative: Augie Grant, University of South Carolina

Tuesday April 17, 2012 8:00am - 9:00am
Conference Room 2

8:00am

District 3 Meeting
Delaware, Maryland, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Washington, DC and West Virginia
District 3 Representative: Mary Rogus, Ohio University

Tuesday April 17, 2012 8:00am - 9:00am
Conference Room 3

8:00am

District 4 Meeting
Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin
District 4 Representative: Patricia Williamson, Central Michigan University

Tuesday April 17, 2012 8:00am - 9:00am
Conference Room 4

8:00am

District 5 Meeting
Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma and Texas
District 5 Representative: John Allen Hendricks, Stephen F. Austin State University

Tuesday April 17, 2012 8:00am - 9:00am
Conference Room 5

8:00am

District 6 Meeting
Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Wyoming
District 6 Representative: Greg Luft, Colorado State University

Tuesday April 17, 2012 8:00am - 9:00am
Pavilion 1

8:00am

District 7 Meeting
All two-year schools in the United States
District 7 Representative: Gwin Faulconer-Lippert, Oklahoma City Community College

Tuesday April 17, 2012 8:00am - 9:00am
Conference Room 7

8:00am

District 8 Meeting
All international members
District 8 Representative: Deborah Wilson, University of Lincoln

Tuesday April 17, 2012 8:00am - 9:00am
Pavilion 2

9:00am

What's Happening in the BEA Exhibit Hall?
For the full details of Exhibit Hall events, please see the listing under the corresponding time in the program.

Tuesday April 17, 2012 9:00am - 5:30pm
Pavilions 4-8

9:15am

Council of Past Presidents

BEA's past president get together each year to brain-storm ideas and opportunities for the association.  All past presidents are welcomed, and encouraged, to attend.  This year, the council will hear about the production of a BEA historical documentary.
Moderator: Sam Sauls, University of North Texas, BEA President 2011-2012


Speakers

Tuesday April 17, 2012 9:15am - 10:30am
Conference Room 3

9:15am

Thinking Outside a Moving Box: Unconventional Approaches to Teaching News Fundamentals
Curricular change isn’t easy at most universities, but some schools are using new approaches to teach everything from audio and video, to diversity and even broadcast journalism history. Panelists will discuss how to engage students while teaching fundamentals, as well as how to prepare students for entry-level positions in a rapidly evolving media environment. Moderator: Terry Heifetz, Ball State University
Panelists: Adam Kuban, Ball State University
Kimberly Mangun, University of Utah
Mary Spillman, Ball State University


Tuesday April 17, 2012 9:15am - 10:30am
Pavilion 2

9:15am

Documentary Business Meeting

The Documentary Division focuses on scholarship, teaching, and creation of documentaries, and radio-TV-Internet delivery of documentary film/video. We seek to expand international documentary literature and illuminate genres, methods, creators, and interpretative/analytical approaches to documentary. Our members share an appreciation for methods of teaching and producing documentaries, including exhibition. Our goal is to be a nexus for media scholars and critics, faculty, and professionals in documentary fields, as well as other associations, festivals, and broadcast organizations that research, produce, and archive documentaries at international, national, regional, and local levels.
Documentary Division Chair: Michael Ogden, Central Washington University


Speakers

Tuesday April 17, 2012 9:15am - 10:30am
Conference Room 7

9:15am

Gender Issues Paper Competition

BEA's Gender Issues Division Paper Competition winners present their winning research.
Paper Competition Chair: Lisa Pecot-Hebert,DePaul University
Debut Paper Competition
Jared Bahir Browsh, Temple University; White Male Domination of Network Primetime Animated Sitcoms
Open Paper Competition
Roger Allman, Central Michigan University; Too Fat to Love: Size Issues and Sizeism in CBS's "Mike and Molly"
James R. Angelini, University of Delaware; Paul MacArthur, Utica College; Andrew Billings, University of Alabama; What’s The Gendered Story? Vancouver’s Primetime Olympic Glory on NBC
Mary Tucker-McLaughlin, East Carolina University, Gender Representation on YouTube's Most Viewed Videos: Where the Girls Aren't



Tuesday April 17, 2012 9:15am - 10:30am
Conference Room 2

9:15am

Re-assessing Mid-Century Broadcasting
Utilizing their current research, three historians re-evaluate the state of broadcasting during the 1950s and 1960s. Moderator: Susan Brinson, Auburn University
Panelists: James C. Foust, Bowling Green State University; Reinforcing Network Hegemony in TV Frequency Allocations
Phillip J. Hutchison, University of Kentucky; Remembering early local television: Video rituals and the exemplary recurrences of 1950s America
Randall Sumpter, Texas A&M University; Mass Communicating Ideology Through 1960s Top-40 Radio


Tuesday April 17, 2012 9:15am - 10:30am
Conference Room 1

9:15am

Why and How To Teach User Centered Design
Have you ever encountered a website that was simply impossible to navigate? Then wondered, who designed this? What were they thinking? This panel will focus on creating interactive content designed for the user, not the designer. This concept seems so logical, inherently intuitive, but it obviously is neither. Moderator: Rustin Greene, James Madison University
Panelists: Yoshiko Burke, University of Cincinnati; Evaluating Design Process
Allison Normand, James Madison University; Narratives, Personas, and Teaching User-Centered Design
Yvette Shen, James Madison University; Usability Issues Designing For the Mobile Web
Mary Schaffer, California State University @ Northridge; Writing For The Web: Assignments That Work
Rustin Greene, James Madison University; What Is User Centered Design, And Why Do We Care?


Tuesday April 17, 2012 9:15am - 10:30am
Pavilion 9

9:15am

Clearing Customs: Ideas for Internationalizing Your Curriculum
There is a dire need to develop skills for living in a globally interdependent and culturally diverse world. For many, this means a need to effectively internationalize their Curriculum to enrich the education experiences of students and faculty members at their university. This panel will share some methods and challenges to accomplishing this pursuit.

Moderator: Helena Vanhala, Robert Morris University
Panelists: John W. Taylor, Eastern Kentucky University; A Compass, a Map, and a Passport: How to Navigate a Course to Internationalizing Your Curriculum
Deborah Wilson, University of Lincoln; Small Island, big ambitions, no budget ...: How one UK Journalism School addresses the challenges of adding a global dimension to the student experience
Tim Hudson, Point Park University; Acumen for International Journalism Students
Victor D. Evans, Thiel College; Infusing Asian History, Religion and Philosophy in Media Courses
Respondent: Richard C. Vincent, Indiana State University


Tuesday April 17, 2012 9:15am - 10:30am
Conference Room 4

9:15am

Public Broadcasting: At the Tipping Point?

As the federal government struggles with ballooning deficits and the debt ceiling, the U.S. public broadcasting system faces its most significant challenge in decades. This panel examines historical and contemporary issues that have led up to the current situation, and discusses the possibilities for the future of public broadcasting in America.
Moderator: Alan Stavitsky, University of Nevada
Panelists: Michael Huntsberger, Linfield College; Building Public Broadcasting: The Rise and Fall of the Public Telecommunications Facilities Program
Glenda Balas, University of New Mexico; Tipping Point or Glide Path? An Examination of Threat, Risk, and Institutional Change in Public Television
Robert Avery, University of Utah; Public Media at the Crossroads: Strategies for Making It Through the Light
John Armstrong, Furman University; I’m Not Dead Yet: Public Broadcasting Meets the Tea Party in South Carolina



Tuesday April 17, 2012 9:15am - 10:30am
Pavilion 3

9:15am

OMG-TMA: Reporters and Anchors Tell All

When we consider the conference theme, Tipping Points, we would note that Reporters were once protected from personal contact with the public when they were off the clock. They are now required to shift from keeping reporters' and anchors' private lives private to having them discuss their most personal medical procedures and marital problems in blogs, e-mails, tweets and all types of social media. This panel would look at several markets and how they are adjusting to this challenge.
Moderator: Maria Williams-Hawkins, Ball State University
Panelists: Rhunette Diggs, Columbus State Community College; Everybody Wants Me!: Network Anchors' Use of Social Media
Terrance Likes, Tennessee State University;  Black Male or Blackmail:  African American Male Reporters' Professional Use of Social Media
Brandon Pope, Ball State University;  Asian American Reporters Share News and Culture With American Viewers
Maria Williams-Hawkins, Ball State University; Do I Have to Show the Pictures Too?:  Female Reporter's Share Their True Stories



Tuesday April 17, 2012 9:15am - 10:30am
Conference Room 5

9:15am

The New Mini-cams: Do we Need BIG Cameras to Teach News Video?
In the 1970s ENG “mini-cams” revolutionized TV news coverage. Now smaller, lighter, cheaper cameras are revolutionizing the video news gathering business again. Anyone with a cell phone and editing software can be a videojournalist. So, do we need to teach students how to use larger, more traditional video cameras anymore?
Moderator: G. Stuart Smith, Hofstra University
Panelists: Dale Cressman, Brigham Young University; Discusses his backpack journalism class in which students can use any camera they wish
Peg Achterman, University of Washington; Will TV stations and videographers be willing to switch to these new mini-mini-cams?
Gary Symons, President and CEO, VeriCorder Technology; The Global Mojo Project and VeriCorder’s iPhone enhancements allowing the phone to be used as a full-fledged videojournalism camera.




Dale Cressman, Brigham Young University; Peg Achterman, University of Washington; Gary Symons, VeriCorder Technology Inc.

Speakers
avatar for Dale Cressman

Dale Cressman

Associate Chair, Undergraduate Studies, Brigham Young University
Husband, father, university professor & journalism historian with a weakness for New York City architecture and new media technology.


Tuesday April 17, 2012 9:15am - 10:30am
Pavilion 1

9:15am

Is the Tipping Point Coming for College Radio

This panel will examine the recent sales by colleges and universities of student broadcast outlets. Given the austere financial outlook for academic budgets across the nation are we seeing a tipping point that could escalate as cash deprived administrations see their NCE radio license as a liquid asset rather than a vibrant student retention and co-curricular asset to campus life? The panel will address concerns for the future of college radio and ways to potentially forestall administrators from perceiving their license as a way to fund other initiatives for their campus.
Moderator: Michael Taylor, Valdosta State University
Panelists: Angela Criscoe, Georgia College and State University; Tip Your Staff Into the Community and Tip the Community Into Your Staff
Stephen Merrill, Bowling Green State University; Tipping Your Station Fully Into the Campus Community
Randall Davidson & Christy Brazee of University of Wisconsin Oshkosh; Process Mapping to a Tipping Point: Enhancing College Radio Station Underwriting Through an Action Learning Project



Tuesday April 17, 2012 9:15am - 10:30am
Pavilion 11

9:15am

Transmedia Storytelling and Convergence: Teaching Students to Think of the Big Picture

Henry Jenkins proposed that, "Transmedia storytelling represents a process where integral elements of a fiction get dispersed systematically across multiple delivery channels for the purpose of creating a unified and coordinated entertainment experience. Ideally, each medium makes it own unique contribution to the unfolding of the story." The purpose of this panel is to begin the conversation about incorporating transmedia storytelling in our mass communication courses while exploring issues related to theory and utility.
Moderator: Robert Anthony Galvez, Rhode Island College
Panelists: Daniel Nazmi Boulos, Academy for Creative Media / University of Hawaii, Manoa; Animated Character Creation Across Multiple Delivery Channels, Teaching the Animators of Tomorrow
Scott D. Russell, Mt. Sierra College; Critical Pedagogy in an Age of Transmedia
Peter DePietro, University of Cincinnati; Tools, Narrative and Meaning: Digitizing Service Learning Stories
Robert Anthony Galvez, Rhode Island College; Conceptualizing Transmedia: Training a New Generation of Writers

 

Panelist: Lydia Timmins (University of Delaware) - Journalism: From Words to Images to Bytes...and Beyond.



Tuesday April 17, 2012 9:15am - 10:30am
Pavilion 10

10:45am

ATAS Foundation Presents: Coffee With....John Shaffner

Assessing a program's visual needs (scripted or non-scripted entertainment)
is the job of the Production Designer. It starts with the imagination and
collaboration, communication and the final realization of an accomplished
design on the stage/studio. Emmy-winning Production Designer John Shaffner
(Two and a Half Men, The Big Bang Theory, Friends) discusses his process in
this "Coffee with..." discussion sponsored by the Academy of Television Arts
& Sciences Foundation.


Speakers
JS

John Shaffner

Production Designer and former Chairman/CEO of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, is production designer for “Two and a Half Men,” “Big Bang Theory,” “Mike and Molly,” as well as “Friends.”


Tuesday April 17, 2012 10:45am - 12:00pm
BEA Exhibit Hall

10:45am

Meet the Editors @ the BEA Booth

David Byland, editor for BEA’s Journal of Media Education (JoME) will be available to tell you what it takes to get published in JoME.


Tuesday April 17, 2012 10:45am - 12:00pm
BEA Exhibit Hall

10:45am

Curriculum Assessment and Administration Business Meeting

The Curriculum, Assessment and Administration division's goal is to offer help and support to all educators in their pursuit of the betterment of course materials and the strengthening of curricula in the areas of broadcasting and electronic media. Through the division's Model Course program, instructors may obtain copies of all types of courses concerned with media and may use these syllabi as guidelines in the developement of their own course syllabus. Whatever the field of principle interest, the C, A & A division has something to offer all members of BEA.
Curriculum, Assessment and Administration Chair: Christine Buck, Butler University


Speakers

Tuesday April 17, 2012 10:45am - 12:00pm
Pavilion 2

10:45am

Documentary Division Paper Competition

See the winning research presentations from BEA's Documentary Division Paper Competition.
Docmentary Paper Chair: Greg Luft, Colorado State University
Debut Paper Competition
1st Place: Robert Mugge, Ball State University; Student Crews On Faculty Film Productions: A Bridge Between Internships and Immersive Learning
Open Paper Competition
1st Place: Thomas Mascaro, Bowling Green University; Under Fire: The Rise of NBC News Documentary Producer Ted Yates
2nd Place: Kevin Corbett, Central Michigan University; Gleaners and Waste: The Post-Issue/Advocacy Documentary



Tuesday April 17, 2012 10:45am - 12:00pm
Conference Room 7

10:45am

Early History of Visual Broadcasting, 1897 - 1950

Many histories of television begin with the 1950s, as this was the decade that the technology reached a tipping point and entered the mainstream of society. This panel explores the decades before, when a variety of methods were used to add images to the technology of radio broadcasting. The topics include Lee De Forest’s earliest research into visual broadcasting, mechanical television, CBS programming from the early 1930s, and the phenomenon of “radio-facsimile.”
Moderator: Noah Arceneaux, San Diego State University
Panelists: Michael Adams, San Jose State University: The Visual Lee de Forest
Don Godfrey, Arizona State University: Radio Finds Its Eyes: The Advent of Still and Motion Picture Transmissions by C. Francis Jenkins
Mike Conway, Indiana University; CBS Experimentation During Television’s First Boom
Noah Arceneaux, San Diego State University; Radio Facsimile Newspapers of the 1930s and 40s



Tuesday April 17, 2012 10:45am - 12:00pm
Conference Room 1

10:45am

Tipping Points: Opportunities and Challenges of Interactivity and Interactive Media
This panel explores the theoretical understanding of the concept of interactivity and addresses the opportunities and challenges brought about by interactive media. How can we define interactive media? Under which conditions does increased interactivity prove most beneficial? What are the constraints and resistances faced by the consumers and producers of interactive media? Through a critical examination of various emerging technologies, this panel aims to answer the question -- Have we reached Gladwell’s (2000) tipping point? Moderator: Gregory Newton, Ohio University
Panelists: L. Meghan Peirce, West Chester University of Pennsylvania; CyberHealthcare and the Participating Patient: Physician Attitudes on Increased Interactivity
Skye Cooley, Mississippi State University; Amy H. Jones, The University of West Alabama; A Forgotten Tweet: Somalia and the Failures of Social Media
Tang Tang, University of Akron; Structuring Interactive User Flow: Constraints or Opportunities
Raluca Cozma, Iowa State University; Jumping on the Social Media Bandwagon: Foreign Correspondents’ Use of Twitter


Tuesday April 17, 2012 10:45am - 12:00pm
Pavilion 9

10:45am

International Division Paper Competition

Winners from this year's International Division Paper Competition present their research.
Research Chair: Deborah Wilson, University of Lincoln
Open Paper Competition
1st Place: Andrew Clark, University of Texas - Arlington; Thomas Christie, University of Texas – Arlington; Bypassing Traditional Media through Shortwave Radio: Expanding the Model of Value Equivalence
2nd Place: Melissa Lee Price, Bucks New University; Viral or Social Friends?



Tuesday April 17, 2012 10:45am - 12:00pm
Conference Room 2

10:45am

Law and Policy Division Business Meeting

The Law and Policy Division's mission is to assist fellow teachers, researchers and practitioners in electronic media law and policy. Their goals and objectives are to foster ownership of the process of educating potential electronic media leaders and teachers about law; to prepare electronic media students for leadership roles by providing meaning to the phrase "the public interest, convenience and necessity"; to instill the notion of the "public interest" among potential users and leaders of the electronic media; to help new teachers of L & P by initiating and continuing a dialogue about the process of teaching in this area; to foster discussion about the nature of the Curriculum of law and policy; to educate potential users about their responsibilities to use the mass media as mechanisms for social change and improvement; and to initiate research into the fields of law and policy.
Law & Policy Division Chair: Cindie Yanow, Southeast Missouri State University


Speakers

Tuesday April 17, 2012 10:45am - 12:00pm
Conference Room 5

10:45am

Adventures in Academe: Professional Broadcasters Discuss Their New Careers in University Settings
Four former broadcasters with a combined total of over 100 years of professional experience at major market television stations will reflect on their current careers in university settings. Panelists will explain how their previous experiences have helped them in their current positions. They will also give a frank appraisal of the expected and unexpected in their new careers. Moderator: Norman Felsenthal, Temple University
Panelists: Roger LaMay, University of Pennsylvania; Fun and Games in Public Radio
Janice Selinger, The College of New Jersey; Adjuncts Balancing Academe and …
Peter Jaroff, Temple University; The Big Story: How (and why) I Went from Producer to Professor
Paul Gluck, Temple University; You Can't Say That On College Cable


Tuesday April 17, 2012 10:45am - 12:00pm
Conference Room 3

10:45am

Teaching Broadcast News Through Convergence and Collaboration
This panel will explore successful methods for teaching broadcast news in 2012 and beyond. Ozarks News Journal is a multi-award winning program that includes a TV newscast (aired throughout the state of Missouri), website, phone application and production training program. Panelists will discuss techniques for in-class convergence and for preparing students for a world of journalism that demands a multitude of skills. Panelists will also discuss how to structure such a program with limited budget and resources. Moderaotr: Kevin Swift, Missouri State University
Panelists: Andrew Cline, Missouri State University
Deborah Larson, Missouri State University
Colby Jennings, Missouri State University


Tuesday April 17, 2012 10:45am - 12:00pm
Pavilion 11

10:45am

Final Cut Pro X: What Do you Want to Know?
Apple has changed the video production game with the introduction of Final Cut Pro X, and many schools are debating whether or not to play along. In the meantime, bring your laptop loaded with the software and get inside for a close look. Apple Certified Trainer Rick Allen Lippert will guide you through this radically different approach to nonlinear editing. Media will be provided. Moderator: Rick Allen Lippert, Oklahoma City Community College


Tuesday April 17, 2012 10:45am - 12:00pm
Pavilion 1

10:45am

Fantasy Sports Play: How Has it Changed Viewer Motivation and Behavior of Sports Media

This panel will discuss how the addition of fantasy sports play has changed the average sports fan's motivation and behavior to consume sports media. Taking a Uses and Gratifications approach, the idea that media context is just as important as the content provided by the media will be discussed.
Moderator: Troy Comeau, Pittsburg State University
Panelists: Andrew Billings, University of Alabama; Art Challis, Southern Utah University; Brody Ruihley, University of Cincinnati; David Schreindl, Dickinson State University



Tuesday April 17, 2012 10:45am - 12:00pm
Conference Room 4

10:45am

From Concept to Production; Using Discussion Boards to Develop Ideas for Successful Media Projects
One of the challenges that face students in both media writing and production courses is developing viable ideas. Typically, brainstorming is the technique used to formulate new concepts and this activity normally takes place in the classroom environment. An alternative mode is the discussion board, available on most social media and course management websites.

This presentation will exhibit best practices for utilizing this tool, drawing on substantial literature and the instructor’s own experiences. Moderator: Steve Gordon, Ithaca College/Academy of Television Arts and Sciences
Panelists: Dr. Dennis Charsky, Ithaca College
Ryoya Terao, New York City College of Technology


Tuesday April 17, 2012 10:45am - 12:00pm
Pavilion 10

12:00pm

Currrent Issues in Law and Policy

This year the longest-running BEA convention session in history begins with a special presentation of the first BEA Law and Policy Division “Lifetime Achievement Award” to former FCC Chairman Richard E. Wiley, who currently heads the Wiley Rein LLP communications law practice in Washington, DC.   As part of his long career in public service and private law practice, Wiley served as Chairman of the FCC’s Advisory Committee on Advanced Television Service – a group that played a key role in the development of digital television and HDTV in the United States.   His address to BEA will offer his perspectives on today’s key communications challenges and developments.

Following the presentation of the award and remarks from its recipient, the annual panel presentation will address a wide range of important legal and policy issues being addressed by Congress, the Administration, the FCC and other agencies, as well as in the states and in academia. Representatives of the federal government and industry trade associations, plus leading communications law and technical experts will provide attendees with insights and answers on a wide range of topics relating to electronic communications and media.

Presentation of the BEA Law and Policy Division “Lifetime Achievement Award” to:
Richard E. Wiley, Esq., Wiley Rein, LLP

Moderator: Barry D. Umansky, Esq., Ball State University
Panelists: Peter Doyle, Esq., Federal Communications Commission
Ann Bobeck, Esq., National Association of Broadcasters
Davina S. Sashkin, Esq., Fletcher, Heald & Hildreth
Kelly T. Williams, National Association of Broadcasters



Tuesday April 17, 2012 12:00pm - 1:15am
Pavilion 9

12:00pm

Applying for BEA Scholarships @ the BEA Booth
Come to the BEA Booth to meet with Scholarship Committee Chair, Pete Orlik and learn about the new BEA administered scholarships.

Tuesday April 17, 2012 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Pavilions 4-8 - BEA Booth

12:30pm

BEAconnect – How to Use BEA’s New Social Media

In this 30-minute session, you’ll learn the general ins and outs of BEAconnect, BEAweb.org's new social media component. We will provide details that outline your experience from the moment you login, to the moment you make BEAconnect your year-round stop for all things related to BEA and electronic media education.


Tuesday April 17, 2012 12:30pm - 1:00am
BEA Exhibit Hall

1:00pm

BEA2012 Keynote: Amy Webb, Webbmedia Group
Amy Webb is an author, speaker, future thinker and head of Webbmedia Group. Learn about the most interesting emerging technologies coming to market in the next few months that stand to impact your work. This invigorating session will showcase ten tech trends that you need to know now. Amy Webb will explain what they are in plain English, why they matter to you and how you can leverage them to energize your work.

Tuesday April 17, 2012 1:00pm - 2:15pm
Pavilion 1

2:45pm

Building Media in the Cloud

An effective transition from analog to digital involves changes to workflows that take advantage of the resources the non-linear, digital world has to offer. In order to accommodate this, IT staff who normally work outside the video domain need to become involved in the process. To the IT manager, the large video files that need to be moved around might be an annoyance. In order to avoid a messy collision between the broadcast side of the facility and the IT department there are some important things to consider when planning for and implementing digital workflows. Central to the planning of the new IT centric broadcast workflow is the content storage management system that will be the pivot point for content as it moves from point to point. If well planned and implemented, the CSM system will improve workflows and separate the movement of video content from other mission critical IT facilities.

As CTO at Front Porch Digital, Brian Campanotti is leading industry advancement in global content storage management (CSM), media asset management (MAM), migration, and preservation solutions. He has made innovations in the area of cloud-based solutions for handling “big data” targeted at content owners and media companies, and was one of the primary inventors of the Archive eXchange Format (AXF).

As such, he continues his work as a founding member of the SMPTE AXF committee. Mr. Campanotti and his team have won Emmy® Awards for their work in videotape collection preservation technologies and for innovation in serial digital video technology.


Speakers
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Brian Campanotti

Chief Technology Officer, Front Porch Digital


Tuesday April 17, 2012 2:45pm - 4:00pm
BEA Exhibit Hall

2:45pm

Student Research-in-Progress Poster Session

Moderator: Naeemah Clark, Ph.D.; Elon University

Best in Competition:
Elmie Nekmat, University of Alabama; Brandi Watkins, University of Alabama; Shuhua Zhou, University of Alabama; “I’m not commenting on the news you posted on my Facebook wall”: Examining the reasons for individuals’ reluctance to post comments in social media

Angela Maria Rojas-Martinez, Universidad de Los Andes; Liliana P. Acevedo Callejas, Graduate Student/ Ohio University-Main Campus; Elizabeth Pike, Ohio University; Critical Dialogue on Gender Representations in the Media: Media Producers as Agents of Change

Julia Bernstein, San Francisco State University; Cyberbullying: Exploring the correlation between high-profile cases and deterrent measures

Harsh Taneja, Northwestern University; Vijay Vishwanathan, Northwestern University; Explaining Consumption Of Television Programs : An Integrated Model Using Structural and Individual Determinants

Ting Yang, Konkuk University; Sangho Seo, Konkuk University; MMORPG and Socialization: Chinese Students’ Socialization in Korea

Paige Lillian Kirby, University of South Carolina, Alexandra Virden, University of South Carolina; Para-social Interaction, Desensitization, and Social Media Interaction in Tosh.O

Lakshmi N. Tirumala, Texas Tech University, Olan Farnall, Texas Tech University; The impact of subtitles and screen size on product placement in movies

Anthony Palomba, Syracuse University; Erika Wurts, Syracuse University; Transmedia Storytelling: Viewers' Reactions to Extending the Narratives of ABC's

Sherice Gearhart, Texas Tech University; Vox Pop in Television News: Replacing Man-on-the-Street Interviews with Facebook and Twitter Comments

Bin Shen, The University of Alabama; Why share company messages on Facebook? An integration of Social Cognitive Theory and Fundamental Interpersonal Relations Orientation



Tuesday April 17, 2012 2:45pm - 4:00pm
BEA Exhibit Hall

2:45pm

Course “SmashUp”: Creating Noteworthy Student Community Projects

This panel will discuss how collaborations between media production courses, communication studies courses, or even courses from other departments, can produce viable community media projects while providing relevant, real-world experiences for all students involved. Panelists will lead a discussion on the community media projects they devised and share techniques on how other colleges and universities can implement and execute such service learning experiences. They will also discuss how to get student buy-in when doing such collaborations.
Moderator: Victor Evans, Thiel College
Panelists: Kevin Burke, University of Cincinnati
Laurie Moroco, Thiel College
Diane Guerrazzi, San Jose State University
Alan Hueth, Point Loma Nazarene University
Douglas Osman, Purdue University



Tuesday April 17, 2012 2:45pm - 4:00pm
Pavilion 2

2:45pm

The Situaton Comedy: History, Process, Writing, Impact
This panel will explore the TV genre - situation comedy - from a variety of perspectives. Included is comprehensive history of all situation comedies from the beginning of network radio up to the current day, including broadcast and cable TV. The panel will also include the a discussion of the history of a current sitcom project by its creator/producer; a look at the history of sitcom writing; and how sitcoms have impacted viewers' childhoods. Moderator: Mitchell Shapiro, University of Miami
Panelists: Dick Fisher, Award-winning filmmaker; A Case Study of the new sitcom "Stardust & the Bandit"
Rich Halke, Television Writer; A Discussion of the Writing Process for Situation Comedies
Amber Robertson, University of Miami; An Analysis of Viewers' Thoughts on Growing Up with Situation Comedies
Mitchell Shapiro, University of Miami; A History of the Situation Comedy: 1922-2010


Tuesday April 17, 2012 2:45pm - 4:00pm
Conference Room 1

2:45pm

International Division Business Meeting

The International Division members are involved in areas such as Telecommunications Business Practices, Comparative Systems of Broadcasting & Journalism, and International Regulatory Practices to name just a few. The division's goals/objectives are to provide a forum for research and discussions on international communication; to provide regular opportunities for members to update their information and skills resulting from changes in the field of international communication; and to encourage the international exchange of faculty and students for purposes of research, teaching and consulting.
International Division Chair: Richard Vincent, Indiana State University


Speakers

Tuesday April 17, 2012 2:45pm - 4:00pm
Conference Room 2

2:45pm

What a Sales Career Can Mean to Your Students: Resources to Help Them Succeed
Radio sales is often overlooked by college students when exploring career choices. On-air broadcasting gets all of the attention. Yet more opportunities exist in sales: monetary rewards are generally higher, management opportunities are increased, and job satisfaction is high. If only students knew of these benefits. This session addresses the questions, “What is a typical day in a salesperson's life?” and “Where can educators find real-world training products for use in the classroom?” Moderator: John Potter, Radio Advertising Bureau

Speakers

Tuesday April 17, 2012 2:45pm - 4:00pm
Conference Room 3

2:45pm

News Division Business Meeting

The News Division's goals are to provide the scholar, the media practitioner and the citizen with a better understanding of the role and functions of the broadcast journalist in a free society. They seek to improve communication and understanding among working professionals, scholars and the public concerning broadcast journalism. These goals are achieved through sponsorship and encouragement of scholarly teaching and inquiry in the areas of radio and television journalism and through support of teaching and public service activities supporting free expression as stated by the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.
News Division Chair: Jared Johnson, Brigham Young University


Speakers

Tuesday April 17, 2012 2:45pm - 4:00pm
Pavilion 3

2:45pm

Production Aesthetics and Criticism Paper Competition

BEA's Production Aesthetics & Criticism Division presents the winners of their paper competition.
Paper Chair: Amy Crawford, Youngstown State University
Debut Paper Competition
1st Place: Stephen Price, Georgia College & State University; Getting the Joke: A Textual Analysis of Self-Reflexivity in Boston Legal
Open Paper Competition
1st Place: Mary Blue, Tulane University; Comparing Network and Post-Network Network Sitcom Pilots
2nd Place (tie): Robert Pekurny, Florida State University; The Production Process and Environment of JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE
2nd Place (tie): Marilyn Terzic, McGill University; Judge Judy: Savvy and Second to None: Demystifying the Syndi-Court Genre



Tuesday April 17, 2012 2:45pm - 4:00pm
Conference Room 4

2:45pm

Demoncratizing Audio Media

This panel comprised of both industry professionals and educators will examine the contemporary recording and audio industries, specifically addressing how digital technologies and social networking are affecting consumption patterns, audience expectations, revenues and employer expectations. Industry representatives will also discuss essential skill sets and competencies for students to succeed in the field. Moderator: Rick Shriver, Ohio University @ Zanesville
Panelists: Andy Lerner, Rocket Surgery
Rick Belt, Electro-Voice Microphones
Martin Dombey, Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems
Eddie Ashworth, Ohio University



Tuesday April 17, 2012 2:45pm - 4:00pm
Pavilion 11

2:45pm

Kids as Consumers: Television Marketing of Products and Ideas to Children

It’s estimated that kids see 40,000 TV commercials per year. The debate about marketing to kids has been ongoing for three decades. Three circumstances have brought this debate to the forefront. First, advergaming is a dimension as TV messages are used to direct kids to sites featuring games that ostensibly sell products. Second, a childhood obesity epidemic is drawing the attention of policymakers focused on TV ads. Third, we now see cause marketing and political marketing to kids on TV. This panel presents four papers on this topic. Moderator: Jack Powers, Ithaca College
Panelists: Jack Powers, Ithaca College; The stuff we sell to our kids: A content analysis of TV commercials aimed toward children
Peter Johanns, Ithaca College; 'Cause marketing' to children via television
Adam Peruta, Ithaca College; More than a game: Advergaming and its role in the television marketing of unhealthy food to children
Steve Gordon, Ithaca College/Academy of Television Arts and Sciences; What 'South Park' teaches our children about social issues
Respondent: Wenmouth Williams, Ithaca College



Tuesday April 17, 2012 2:45pm - 4:00pm
Pavilion 1

2:45pm

Assessing Outcomes in New Media and Emerging Technology

What do our students need to know in regards to emerging technology and New Media upon graduation, and what should we be teaching them to compete for success in the job market? What means do we have of assessing the Goals and Outcomes to ensure a professional standard of knowledge and hands-on capabilities?
Moderator: Denise Belafonte-Young, Lynn University
Panelists: Michael Bruce, University of Alabama; Chasing the New Media Curve: Teaching and Assessing Social Media in the Broadcasting Curriculum
Jeff Spurlock and Steve Padgett, Troy University; It's Not Your Father's Broadcasting Job Anymore
Gregory Bray, SUNY - New Paltz; Export, Post, and Converge: Assessment Models in Digital Media Production
Don Grady, Elon University; Assessing Interactive Media Graduate Program Learning Outcomes
Tommy Booras,Tennessee State University; Social Media, Academia and the New Broadcasting Order:  It's Time to Get On Board!
Denise Belafonte-Young, Lynn University; Assessing Outcomes in New Media and Emerging Technology



Tuesday April 17, 2012 2:45pm - 4:00pm
Conference Room 7

2:45pm

Tall, Grande, or Venti?: Student Media Storytelling Across Campus Sizes
Just as Starbucks varies its presentations across 12, 16 and 20-ounce containers, so do America's higher education student media. This session will examine the common element of storytelling through case studies of online student media at three different sized institutions. Attendees will also learn more about how the pedagogy of media production and journalism has changed. No longer is the focus on a medium, such as television, radio, or print, per se, but rather on telling stories through appropriate media to niche-targeted audiences. Moderator: Cliff Brockman, Wartburg College
Panelists: Tim Scully, University of St. Thomas
Susan Green, Arizona State University


Tuesday April 17, 2012 2:45pm - 4:00pm
Pavilion 10

2:45pm

Cracking Screen Story: In Search of a New Teaching Paradigm

One of the most difficult concepts to communicate effectively when teaching writing for film and television - is screen story structure. Even learning the three act construct and Joseph Campbell’s twelve mythological steps still often leaves many talented students floundering. Professor Eric Edson has developed a simpler, more plot-unifying and more easily understood screen story paradigm. In this presentation he lays out a completely new approach that’s proving very effective as a teaching tool. Moderator: Jon Stahl, California State University @ Northridge
Panelist: Eric Edson, California State University @ Northridge
Respondent: Jon Stahl, California State University @ Northridge



Tuesday April 17, 2012 2:45pm - 4:00pm
Conference Room 5

4:15pm

The Tipping Point: Creating a Viable Media Communication Major for the 21st Century

From new programs to ones over 50 years old, discussion will include institutional approaches to creating or refreshing the media communication major. Like the 2012 BEA convention theme, this panel found the tipping point to highlight developments that have now reached "it's happening, we have no choice but to deal with it." Various Carnegie level intuitions are represented which have recently met the challenge of revamping curricula to face today’s job and media market needs.
Moderator: Susan Simkowski, University of Arkansas-Fort Smith
Panelists: Paul Hemenway, Lamar University
Gregory Bray, SUNY - New Paltz
Susan Westfall, Georgia Perimeter College
Curtis Holsopple, Virginia State University
Susan Simkowski, University of Arkansas-Fort Smith
Respondent: Larry Jurney, Oklahoma Christian University



Tuesday April 17, 2012 4:15pm - 5:30pm
Pavilion 2

4:15pm

Documents vs. Documentaries

 

Must documentaries present a social analysis ? Is this analysis external to the documents used for the work ? We producers and teachers start with documents. Do such documents themselves include embedded social codes; or do they become material for documentaries when the prodcer adds her experience and her own analysis? This is a praxis-based analysis of the way documents are used by documentarians, refracted from the perspectives of a graduate student, a TV reporter/producer, and a broadcast professor.
Moderator: David Dunaway, San Francisco State University & University of New Mexico
Panelists: David Dunaway, San Francisco State University & University of New Mexico;
Documents and Their Use in Documentary
Greg Luft, Colorado State University; Documents from A Reporter's POV
Julia Bernstein, San Francisco State University; Documents and Documentarists
Respondent: Grace Provenzano, San Francisco State University



Tuesday April 17, 2012 4:15pm - 5:30pm
Pavilion 10

4:15pm

Collecting and Using Oral Histories

Oral histories help preserve stories that might otherwise be lost. While there are certainly oral histories of prominent individuals, oral histories often help democratize history, giving voice to those whose stories are not often told. This panel provides an overview of the oral history process, from preparation to used them in research. Topics: Preparing for the Interview; Working with High Profile Subjects; Conducting the Interview; Incorporating Oral Histories into Your Research.
Moderator: Norman E. Youngblood, Auburn University
Panelists: Mike Conway, Indiana University; Incorporating Oral Histories into Your Research and Teaching
Michael Murray, University of Missouri, St. Louis; Working with High Profile Subjects
Joel Beeson, West Virginia University; Preparing for and Conducting the Interview



Tuesday April 17, 2012 4:15pm - 5:30pm
Conference Room 1

4:15pm

The Tipping Point For Enjoyable Stereoscopic 3D Entertainment: Exploring Academic-Industry Synergies

The tipping point for stereoscopic 3D entertainment is here: television, video game systems, the Internet, mobile devices, and, of course, motion pictures. A quick walk through the NAB Exhibition Hall will convince you of this. In fact, industry experts forecast 50% home saturation for stereoscopic 3D technologies as early as 2016. But having the ability to create 3D entertainment is one thing; it is quite another to create enjoyable 3D content. Applying 2D storytelling conventions to 3D can get you the former, but experience over the past few years suggests that it is rarely the best option to create the latter. Developing new forms and approaches to storytelling and entertainment within a 3D environment is a must. But how do we go about this? The purpose of this panel is to address that question. First, academicians and industry leaders currently creating and researching stereoscopic 3D entertainment will provide an update of their latest work. Secondly, panelists will participate in a roundtable discussion of how the two groups can work together to create effective synergies across these emerging technologies to develop truly entertaining stereoscopic 3D content. Time will be set aside for audience members to join in the conversation.
Moderator: Art A. Raney, Florida State University
Sean Connolly, User Experience Group, Indiana University
Andrew Ellis, Research Associate, 3D Media Team, School of Communication, Florida State University
Judson French, Jr., Director, Research and Innovation Initiatives, College of Motion Picture Arts, Florida State University
Buzz Hays, Executive Stereoscopic 3D Producer, Sony 3D Technology Center
Chris Haws, International Media Consultant and Advisor, 3D@Home Consortium
Sophie Janicke, Research Associate, 3D Media Team, School of Communication, Florida State University
Philip Lelyveld, Program Manager, Consumer 3D Experience Lab, Entertainment Technology Center, University of Southern California
Mark Rodin, Director, Seminole Production, Florida State University
Ray Zone, The 3-D Zone


Speakers

Tuesday April 17, 2012 4:15pm - 5:30pm
Pavilion 11

4:15pm

Faculty Opportunities to Help Build Sustainable Media Enterprises in Developing Markets

The panel will provide an overview of the need to cultivate sustainable media operations in developing and transitional media markets through training and capacity building, and discuss some of the opportunities available to university faculty from the U.S. to engage in cooperative ventures with local government, education, and media institutions on those projects. Panelists will discuss projects they have worked on and also provide tips for faculty who want to pursue similar opportunities.
Moderator: Drew McDaniel, Ohio University
Panelists: Gregory Pitts, University of North Alabama
Yang Binyuan, Asia-Pacific Institute for Broadcasting Development
Max Grubb, Senior Journalism Education Advisor, IREX G-MEDIA, Former Soviet Republic, Georgia
C. Ann Hollifield, University of Georgia



Tuesday April 17, 2012 4:15pm - 5:30pm
Conference Room 2

4:15pm

Young Adults in Three Venues Respond to Media: New Findings

Young adults in a mid-Atlantic state offer affective responses to public service announcements.
Young adults in a southwestern metropolitan area show preferences for presentations of television weather information. Young adults in a Pacific coastal area exhibit similarities and differences in video processing time. Findings have implications for research or law and policy or both. Moderator: Kenneth Harwood, University of Houston
Panelists: Amber Westcott-Baker, University of California, Santa Barbara; Young Adults and Video Processing Over Time
Steven Garry, Arizona State University; Television Weather Content: What Younger Viewers Like
Erin Ash, Pennsylvania State University; Affective Responses of Young Adults to Public Service Announcements on Hunger Among Blacks and Whites
Respondent: Cindie Yanow, Southeast Missouri State University



Tuesday April 17, 2012 4:15pm - 5:30pm
Pavilion 1

4:15pm

News Division Paper Competition #1

The News Division paper competition winners present their research.
Research Chair: Mary Blue, Tulane University
Debut Paper Competition
1st Place: Lydia Timmins, University of Delaware; From the Inside: Examining Audience Influence on Local TV News
2nd Place: Soo Hui Lee, University of Nebraska-Lincoln; Does Trust Really Matter? A Quantitative Study of College Students' Trust and Use of News Media
Open Paper Competition
1st Place: Sherice Gearhart, Texas Tech University; Mark Jacob Guerra, Texas Tech University; Wind Energy in Television Network News: An Analysis of Issues, Sources, and Episodic-Thematic Frames
2nd Place: Sara Magee, Loyola University Maryland; The Social Network: An Exploratory Study of How Two News and Entertainment Programs are Using Facebook to Build Audiences



Tuesday April 17, 2012 4:15pm - 5:30pm
Pavilion 3

4:15pm

Production Aesthetics & Criticism Division Business Meeting

The Production Aesthetics & Criticism Division's purpose is the improvement of teaching and the fostering of research and innovations in audio and video production, aesthetics and criticism. The division provides a forum for the exchange of teaching techniques and material; the presentation of juried and non-juried scholarly research; the presentation of faculty and student productions; the demonstration and discussion of innovations in production equipment and techniques; and as a means of evaluation through juried competition of scholarly research and faculty production. Members are involved in the supervision of the only collegiate, association-wide, peer review faculty production competition, that provides valuable feedback and credibility often needed in promotion and tenure reviews.
Production Aesthetics & Criticism Division Chair: Tony DeMars, Texas A&M University - Commerce Campus


Speakers

Tuesday April 17, 2012 4:15pm - 5:30pm
Conference Room 4

4:15pm

How UFC and Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) Are Becoming Mainstream and Are Tipping Points in Sports and Audience Research

The topic shows the parallels and exposes the differences from current sport media research due to the nature of the MMA and the structure of no season and no set cities, etc.
The areas of research are: what is attracting fans to tune into PPV television events as well as discuss audience demographics; how the branding and advertising strategies took UFC from banned in many states to being aired on Fox television; the advertising and sponsorship of individual athletes and the effect on brand attitudes; how fighters and Dana White (UFC) are using social media tools such as Twitter to promote themselves and the brand; and fan identity and how it differs from team sports.
Moderator: Andrew Billings, University of Alabama
Panelists: Natalie Brown, University of Alabama; Fan Identity in the UFC
James Sanderson, Arizona State University; The UFC's Proactive Approach to Social Media
David Sullivan, University of San Diego; How the UFC Constructs Masculinity
Michael Devlin, University of Alabama; Branding the UFC: Mainstream Acceptance and its Impact on Advertising



Tuesday April 17, 2012 4:15pm - 5:30pm
Pavilion 9

4:15pm

What Are You Guys Using?

With equipment becoming smaller with better quality and traditional film, video and still camera companies crossing-over to each others' territory, what are some of the better equipment alternatives for smaller programs – Canon, Nikon, reps fear in old school ways – still broadcasting.
Moderator: Dan Kimbrough, Misericordia University
Panelists: Daniel C. Walsh, Appalachian State University
Brian L. Shelton, Rock Valley College
Mark Dawson, Anderson University
Joe Champ, Colorado State University
Don Moore, Ohio University Southern


Speakers
avatar for Don Moore

Don Moore

Associate Professor, Director Electronic Media, Ohio University Southern
Assistant Professor, Director Ohio University Southern Campus, interest sports production.


Tuesday April 17, 2012 4:15pm - 5:30pm
Conference Room 7

4:15pm

Writing Division Business Meeting

The mission of the Writing Division is to provide a forum for discussion of issues pertinent to writing for electronic and other media; to develop understanding of media writing and the teaching of writing through scholarly research to be presented at panels and in an annual competition for scholarly papers at the BEA Business Convention; to encourage student writing through an annual, national scriptwriting competition; to encourage creative writing by faculty through an annual, faculty scriptwriting competition; and to maintain a web page with a collection of media writing resources such as syllabi, scripts, grants, competitions and links to other writing resources on the web.
Writing Division Chair: Dennis Conway, Valdosta State University


Speakers

Tuesday April 17, 2012 4:15pm - 5:30pm
Conference Room 3

5:30pm

Autodesk Reception
Celebrate your final evening in Las Vegas with Autodesk. Have food and drinks with your fellow attendees before that final day of BEA2012.

Tuesday April 17, 2012 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Ballroom C
 
Wednesday, April 18
 

9:00am

Administrator's Roundtable: Your Turn: The Challenges of the New Department Chair

This 5th installment of the Administrator's Roundtable will focus on the experiences of the new department chair. This leadership role in our academic hierarchy brings with it a host of unique challenges for the newcomer. Panelists will address several of these issues with brief presentations, followed by an extended question and answer session in the roundtable format. You are encouraged to bring your own observations and experiences for discussion. This panel is not only for administrators -- it is open to anyone interested in departmental leadership.
Moderator: Jeffrey Guterman, University of Pittsburgh At Bradford
Panelists: Jennifer Henderson, Trinity University; Fostering Working Relationships with Senior Faculty
Louisa Ha, Bowling Green State University; Finding the Balance Between Administrative and Teaching Duties
Terry Likes, Tennessee State University; Grading the Faculty: Annual Performance Evaluations



Wednesday April 18, 2012 9:00am - 10:15am
Pavilion 2

9:00am

A Pocketful of Video: Big Things from Little Cameras

An informational exchange about letting students use their own equipment to record and edit class projects, bypassing department equipment.
Moderator: Linda Thorsen Bond, Stephen F. Austin State University
Panelists: 
Casey Hart, Stephen F. Austin State University; Transforming Theory to Classroom Practice
Al Greule, Stephen F. Austin State University; Putting Pocket Video to Use
Linda Thorsen Bond, Stephen F. Austin State University; Working in the Converged Classroom
Tony DeMars, Texas A&M University-Commerce, Digital Media Classes in Traditional Media Programs



Wednesday April 18, 2012 9:00am - 10:15am
Conference Room 4

9:00am

New Technology, New Uses: Emerging Uses for Emerging Media
The media climate is changing quickly and technology is in the driver’s seat. So now that you have all this new technology, how can you use it? This panel will look at some of the unique ways technology is being used in the classroom, the newsroom and in the field as well as ways that new technology is providing otherwise elusive opportunities for students. Included in the discussion will be using Skype for live shots in the field and using Twitter to crowd source at sporting events. Moderator: Susan Smith, Ball State University
Panelists: Rick Sykes, Central Michigan University
David Burns, Salisbury University
Terry Heifetz, Ball State University


Wednesday April 18, 2012 9:00am - 10:15am
Conference Room 1

9:00am

Tipping It In Your Favor

Panel will feature a 30 year broadcast veteran and two international broadcast consultants who will guide the attendees (students and faculty mentors) through the employment search minefield so that the newly graduated job seekers will find the employment tipping point that enhances their job search prospects in their favor. Find out what to and not to do in the search for that first gig (and in future searches) from folks directly responsible for hiring hundreds of broadcast professionals from entry level to major markets.
Moderator: Michael Taylor, Valdosta State University
Panelists: Michael Taylor, Valdosta State University; Making the First Tip: Ensure Your Letter and Resume Will Get You Noticed Positively
Pat Bryson, Bryson Broadcasting International; Making the Second Tip: Don't Turn Your Positive Into a Negative When They See You
Valerie Geller, Geller Media International; Making the Third Tip: Impress Them With Your Preparation



Wednesday April 18, 2012 9:00am - 10:15am
Pavilion 9

9:00am

CSI Effect Among African-American Females

This panel will focus on the lead female images presented in forensic science genre popular television programs (the CSIs, Bones, NCIS,?). How are the African-American females depicted? Is there a difference between the way the white female forensic scientists and black female scientist are presented? What are some of the prominent common characteristics of the female forensic scientists? This panel will attempt to answer these questions and more.
Moderator: Lona D. Cobb, Winston Salem State University
Panelists: Traci Williams, Kent State University
Phillip Powell, Valparaiso University
Skye Dent, University of North Carolina



Wednesday April 18, 2012 9:00am - 10:15am
Conference Room 3

9:00am

Student Media's Role During Crisis: Hoping for the Best, Preparing for the Worst

It can happen at your campus.  Are you prepared?  From public relations nightmares, to quick-moving contagions to lone gunman, getting accurate information out quickly is crucial.  This panel will present information and ideas to help your educational media outlet (including new media outlets) prepare for difficult situations and be a useful resource for the educational and local community.
Moderator: Brenda K. Jaskulske, University of North Texas
Panelists: Donna Sauls, Texas Woman's University; Emergency Alert!  Who Do I Call?
Glenn Hubbard, East Carolina University; Starting Your Own Crisis, a Case Study:  What Happens When Student Content Decisions Bring Controversy
Ann Strahle, University of Illinois-Springfield; Coverage in Times of Crisis
Thor Wasbotten, The Pennsylvania State University; Scandal in the Valley: The Day Penn State Became the News


Speakers
avatar for Glenn Hubbard

Glenn Hubbard

Glenn Hubbard is dean and Russell L. Carson Professor of Finance and Economics at Columbia Business School. He is also a research associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research. In addition to writing more than 100 scholarly articles in economics and finance, Hubbard is the author of two leading textbooks on economics and co-author of Seeds of Destruction; The Mutual Fund Industry; The Aid Trap; and Healthy, Wealthy, and Wise. From 2001... Read More →


Wednesday April 18, 2012 9:00am - 10:15am
Conference Room 2

9:00am

To Final Cut Pro X or not to Final Cut Pro X

This workshop will discuss Apple's decision to abandon the popular Final Cut Pro (FCP) suite of production applications in lieu of what the company has termed a new "paradigm" in digital video editing titled FCP X. We will discuss the pros and cons of transitioning from FCP 7 to FCP X. We will also explore why academic programs may consider Adobe Premiere and AVID as a desktop editing solution for their academic programs. Finally, we will discuss what has been termed the worse product role-out in the history of Apple computer and the Internet sensation and mis-information the role-out has produced.
Moderator: Timothy Sorel, University of Florida
Panelists: Kevin Burke, University of Cincinnati
Justin Bregar, Colorado State University
Gerald Gibson, Elon University
Chris Strobel, Northern Kentucky University



Wednesday April 18, 2012 9:00am - 10:15am
Pavilion 1

9:00am

Accessibility is the Tipping Point: Exploring the Challenges and Opportunities for Student-run Internet Radio Stations
The increased availability of technology such as integrated wireless broadband means the potential for Internet radio stations to reach a wider audience. But what does it mean for student-run stations? This panel examines the challenges and opportunities facing student-run Internet stations as their programming becomes more accessible. Topics to be discussed include programming innovations, technological challenges, curricular and budgetary issues and more. Moderator: Andrew Clark, University of Texas - Arlington
Panelists: Lance Liguez, University of Texas at Arlington; Faculty Advisor UTA Radio.com
Tom Ingram, University of Texas at Arlington
Bradford Yates, University of West Georgia; Chris Adamson, University of West Georgia; Shawn Isaacs, University of West Georgia, Not an Afterthought Anymore: Internet Radio is Mainstream and Serving the Campus Community Fervently


Wednesday April 18, 2012 9:00am - 10:15am
Conference Room 5

9:00am

Baltimore Ravens Audio Engineer Teaches Digital Audio Mastering

As the radio engineer for the Baltimore Ravens, Matt Bochniak was one of two professionals in the NFL to do true stereo mixes on game day. He puts his professional and faculty experience to work in this digital audio editing and mastering workshop.
Guest Speaker, Matt Bochniak, Baltimore Ravens Radio Engineer


Speakers

Wednesday April 18, 2012 9:00am - 10:15am
Pavilion 3

9:00am

Cinematography Workshop

Join the American Society of Cinematographers as they present a two part workshop on Cinematographers and their Cameras.
Part I: 9:00 AM – 10:15AM
The ASC will present Julio Macat, ASC, cinematographer of such hits as Home Alone, Ace Ventura, Pet Detective and Wedding Crashers. Julio, will discuss his work and techniques used to accomplish his finished results.

Part II: 10:30 AM – 11:45 AM
This workshop will pit professional filmmakers currently working with different technology, to give a real world perspective on the equipment, workflow, and technique that is associated with each brand of equipment they use. After the presentation attendees can get hands on use of the different cameras and tips from the Pro’s.


Wednesday April 18, 2012 9:00am - 11:00am
Pavilion 11

10:30am

3D Cinematography/Videography Demonstration

For educators of new media the teaching of 3D storytelling fundamentals requires a completely new way of seeing and doing. This brief 3D camera and story workshop will look at the conceits and fundamental teaching differences between conventional 2D and 3D instruction. We will explore the story implications of a camera's interaxial distance, lens focal length, convergence and divergence settings, and discuss in detail the issues of subject roundness and point of view. We will consider the nature of the 3D volume and audience comfort zone, the use (or non-use) of 2D conceits such as soft-focus and close-ups, and discuss the prospects given the advent of the 3D iPad and mobile phones of a burgeoning non-theatrical 3D universe in for students. The workshop is intended to inspire educators willing and able to grasp the stereo gold ring. Panasonic cameras will be available for hands-on use and experimentation during and after the session.
Moderator: Denise Belafonte-Young, Lynn University
Guest Speaker: Barry Braverman, Cinematographer & 3D Trainer/Consultant for Panasonic




Wednesday April 18, 2012 10:30am - 11:45am
Pavilion 9

10:30am

3D Cinematography/Videography Demonstration
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Wednesday April 18, 2012 10:30am - 11:45am
Pavilion 9

10:30am

Using Media to Save the World - The Water Pressures Project

With a worldwide water crisis looming in 2050, and international youthled
unrest, both water and youth are at a tipping point. Water Pressures uses
broadcast and interactive media to change the tipping point and galvanize 20
year olds to get involved in local and global water issues.
Moderator: Ann E Feldman, Northwestern University
Panelists: Emily Roskey, Northwestern University
Valerie Geller, Geller Media International



Wednesday April 18, 2012 10:30am - 11:45am
Conference Room 3

10:30am

How to engage Students in a Fractious World of Technology and Information: Tips and Ideas

Most college students need to feel connected. And most believe they can text, email and instant message all while listening to your lecture and do it all equally well. Emerging research tells us this is not true. So how do we engage students in the classroom getting them to leave mundane and supercilious information behind? Faculty members from several institutions will give you their best ideas and ask for yours in a robust discussion of how to get students connected to your class and not the outside world.
Moderator: Jerry Renaud, University of Nebraska @ Lincoln
Panelists: Hubert Brown, Syracuse University
Kristen Perez, Briar Cliff University
Kathy Heuston, Austin Peay State University
Bernard McCoy, University of Nebraska @ Lincoln; Digital Distractions: What are the ground rules?



Wednesday April 18, 2012 10:30am - 11:45am
Conference Room 2

10:30am

Developing New Courses in Sports

Panelists will present an overview of a relatively new course in their sports communication Curriculum. They will focus on course objectives, readings, class activities and graded assignments.
Moderator: Max Utsler, University of Kansas
Panelists: Terry Likes, Tennessee State University; Sports Journalism and New Media
Roger Hadley, Oklahoma Baptist University; Baseball Films
Matthew Harmon, Monmouth University; Issues in Sports Media
Don Moore, Ohio University; Remote Sports Production
Brody Ruihley, University of Cincinnati; Fantasy Sports


Speakers
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Don Moore

Associate Professor, Director Electronic Media, Ohio University Southern
Assistant Professor, Director Ohio University Southern Campus, interest sports production.


Wednesday April 18, 2012 10:30am - 11:45am
Pavilion 3

10:30am

West Virginia Uncovered – Interactive Learning, Teaching, and Storytelling
This panel showcases West Virginia University’s successful multimedia and community journalism program, West Virginia Uncovered. WVU journalism students work with small, rural community papers to produce multimedia pieces and content for the newspaper websites. Newspaper staff also receive training workshops in new and emerging technology. Moderator: Sara Magee, Loyola University Maryland
Panelists: MaryKay McFarland, West Virginia University
Evan Moore, West Virginia University
Mallory Bracken, West Virginia University


Wednesday April 18, 2012 10:30am - 11:45am
Conference Room 1

10:30am

The Business of TV News
TV news hasn't simply changed arbitrarily; it's changed in response to and in connection with significant changes in the business of TV news. With a mix of academics and professionals, this panel will explore how the business of TV news has changed, is changing, and where it's heading. Beyond that, we'll examine what that means for jobs, journalism education and journalism itself. Moderator: Robert Papper, Hofstra University
Panelists: Rob Mennie, Senior Vice President/News, Gannett Broadcasting
Emily Neilson, President & General Manager, KLAS-TV, Las Vegas
Ron Comings, KLAS-TV
August Grant, University of South Carolina
Adam Bradshaw, News Director, KVVU-TV, Las Vegas


Wednesday April 18, 2012 10:30am - 11:45am
Conference Room 5

10:30am

Legitimate Learning — or Just Free Labor?

We all get the calls. An organization or agency has an “opportunity” for a student to work on a media project. But how do you decide what is a legitimate learning opportunity and not free labor? This panel will share ideas and success stories to get students engaged in learning opportunities that have unique value to both students and the community.
Moderator: Kevin Hager, Wichita State University
Panelists: Amy DeVault, Wichita State University
Gabe Juhnke, Production Manager and Visual Effects Artist, Integrated Media Group, Wichita, KS & Part-Time instructor at Wichita State



Wednesday April 18, 2012 10:30am - 11:45am
Pavilion 1

10:30am

Movie Monsters, TV Creatures, and Internet Geeks: How Do We Teach Storytelling to Students from Three Different Artistic / Technological Cultures, with Different Values?

Today, fewer production students come from a literature, documentary, and film - oriented culture, but instead come from a TV, Internet, and Webcast - oriented culture.

When students change, should teachers change, too? How do revise our screenwriting classes to reach and inspire this new breed? Or should we make no adjustments at all?

Our panel discusses how to reach and inspire the various 21st century digital screenwriting students. Dennis Conway, Valdosta State University


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Wednesday April 18, 2012 10:30am - 11:45am
Conference Room 4

12:00pm

Using Streaming Technology to Take Your Sports (and Other Programming) Worldwide

The panel will discuss how equipment like the Newtek tricaster is changing the way colleges and universities distribute their sports programming (and other television programs) to a world wide audience. The tools, techniques and issues involved with this venture.  Topics to be covered in the panel are as follows: how to implement streaming technology into your distribution of your college/universities programming ( sports and other college tv station programming); how to use the Newtek tricaster as an integral part of streaming your content; how to organize your streaming content to effectively reach your target audience; issues to consider when streaming content to a worldwide audience; how to coordinate social media efforts of the university television station, athletic department and the university into the live streaming of sports events; and production, legal and university issues to consider now that your sport programming shows will be available for viewing anywhere in the world.  A discussion from panel members who are currently streaming their university sports and other programming content with some advice for those considering streaming their sports and University TV station.
Moderator: Jeff Waller, Robert Morris University
Panelists: Tim Pollard, Ball State University
Philip Nelson, Newtek
Michael DiLauro, Robert Morris University
Paul Oren, Valparaiso University


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Paul Oren

Valparaiso University
Full-time professor at Valparaiso University as well as a correspondent sports reporter for the Northwest Indiana Times newspaper.


Wednesday April 18, 2012 12:00pm - 1:15am
Pavilion 3

12:00pm

Creating a Global City through the Global Campus Network

In an increasingly globalized broadcast world, students need to be able to leave their educational institutions with a strong understanding of both their immediate community and the international communities around them. But technological barriers have always prevented meaningful collaboration between universities. Ryerson University, along with partners at AUT University in Auckland, Rutgers University in the United States, and the Danish School of Media and Journalism (Danmarks Medie- og Journalisthøjskole) have partnered to create the first truly collaborative international student perspective of worldwide events and creative endeavors. We are looking for new partners to join the network, and will discuss our successes and challenges in producing our first pilot program in what is developing into an ongoing network of student creation in this session.



Wednesday April 18, 2012 12:00pm - 1:15pm
Pavilion 1

12:00pm

Service Learning Projects in Production: Connecting Students with Community
Video production projects that partner students with non-profit organizations and campus enrichment programs, offer opportunities to experience engaging activities that help to promote a message or cause. Panelists will discuss the challenges and rewards of philanthropic production projects and share examples of completed work. Moderator: Erik Johnson, University of Wisconsin - River Falls
Panelists: Samuel Ebersole, Colorado State University - Pueblo
Y. Jane Winslow, SUNY - Oswego
Phil Hoffman, The University of Akron


Wednesday April 18, 2012 12:00pm - 1:15pm
Pavilion 9

12:00pm

Tomorrow's Needs Today: Making the Argument for Upgrade

As media technologies are invented and made obsolete faster than an academic calendar, communications programs in small schools are reaching the threshold of maintaining traditional Curriculum while deciding what new media to adopt and use. Our panel discusses strategies in proposing new media upgrades and the struggles of adopting a new program. Panelists are currently upgrading or have recently upgraded their traditional communications Curriculum.
Moderator: James Cohen, Molloy College
Panelists: Matthew Tullis, Ashland University
Thomas Kenny, Molloy College



Wednesday April 18, 2012 12:00pm - 1:15pm
Conference Room 1

12:00pm

The Muslim Student-Anchor: Is Traditional Religious Dress Appropriate?
College and university campuses are dedicated to diversity, but what are the faculty responsibilities when a student who wears traditional religious clothing such as a Muslim hijab or a Jewish yarmulke aces an audition for a student TV newscast? What if the station airing the newscast refuses to accept the student? Should there be a frank discussion with the student regarding realistic job prospects? What are the EEOC liabilities? As a more diverse student base enters communication programs, these delicate issues are bound to arise. Moderator: Peter Casella, University of North Florida
Panelists: Mark Lodato, Arizona State University
Ron Comings, KLAS-TV
Dalia Ashmawi, American University of Cairo
David Deeley, University of North Florida


Wednesday April 18, 2012 12:00pm - 1:15pm
Conference Room 5

12:00pm

Advising Remote Productions
With the proliferation of Skype and other Peer-to-Peer (P2P) software, new challenges, and new opportunities, are being created for affordable remote productions. Streaming, and the use of smaller digital recording devices, affords academic units the opportunity to deliver content in ways not available even five years ago. Teaching these tools, and communicating these challenges, is critical to not only a successful production, but the growth of the industry as well. Moderator: Benjamin Tigner, Central Michigan University
Panelists: Benjamin Tigner, Central Michigan University; Remote Production Futures
Scott Alboum, Rider University; Video Technologies Coordinator Rider University/Advisor Rider
Eric Limarenko, Central Michigan University; Introducing a DSLR solution to your filmmaking courses


Wednesday April 18, 2012 12:00pm - 1:15pm
Conference Room 2

12:00pm

Birds of a Feather
“Birds-of-a-Feather” (BOF) sessions are moderated, open discussions on technology-related topics proposed by BEA2012 attendees. A topic may be related to BEA2012content, or any other technology topic that would be of interest to conference attendees. BOF sessions are not formal presentations with slides or software demonstrations. Instead, the format is casual and open. The BOF sessions are a great opportunity to meet with other attendees that have common interests and exchange ideas. You do not have to be a subject matter expert in order to host a session, although you need to have a genuine interest in the topic. There will be a sign-up sheet near the registration desk if you wish to propose a BOF session. Session Organizer: Shane Tilton, Ohio University - Lancaster

Speakers
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Shane Tilton

Assistant Professor of Multimedia Journalism, Ohio Northern University
An "academic hobo"/polymath/bon vivant/"philosophiae doctor argo Interrete, communicatio et informationes" who travels between writer's block, points of inspiration and Ada, OH on a regular basis.


Wednesday April 18, 2012 12:00pm - 1:15pm
Conference Room 4

1:30pm

Division Chair Post-Convention Meeting

This session is required for all interest division chairs. We’ll be discussing interest division business with the chairs as well going over deadlines BEA2013.
Interest Division Chair: Michael Bruce, University of Alabama


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Wednesday April 18, 2012 1:30pm - 2:45pm
Conference Room 1

1:30pm

Festival Chair Post-Convention Meeting

This session is required for all festival division chairs. We’ll be discussing interest division business with the chairs as well going over the 2012 Festival Competition.
BEA Festival of Media Arts Committee Chair: Warren Koch, Azusa Pacific University


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Wednesday April 18, 2012 1:30pm - 2:45pm
Conference Room 2