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Sunday, April 15


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


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


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


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


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.


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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.


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


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


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


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
Wednesday, April 18


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