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Sunday, April 15

3:00pm PDT

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 PDT
Conference Room 1
Monday, April 16

10:15am PDT

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 PDT
Conference Room 5

11:45am PDT

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 PDT
Pavilion 3

1:15pm PDT

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 PDT
Pavilion 9

1:15pm PDT

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 PDT
Conference Room 5

2:45pm PDT

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 PDT
Pavilion 3

4:15pm PDT

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 PDT
Pavilion 3
Tuesday, April 17

9:15am PDT

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 PDT
Conference Room 4

10:45am PDT

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 PDT
Conference Room 2

2:45pm PDT

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


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

4:15pm PDT

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 PDT
Conference Room 2