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Saturday, April 11
 

9:00am

BEA Executive Committee Meeting
BEA President 2014-2015: Barry D. Umansky, Ball State University

Saturday April 11, 2015 9:00am - 12:00pm
Conference Room 2/3

10:00am

BEA Research Committee Meeting
BEA Research Committee Chair: Robert K. Avery, University of Utah

Saturday April 11, 2015 10:00am - 12:00pm
Conference Room 4

12:00pm

BEA Board of Directors Meeting
BEA President 2015-2016: John Allen Hendricks, Stephen F. Austin State University

Saturday April 11, 2015 12:00pm - 5:00pm
Conference Room 2/3

1:00pm

BEA Festival of Media Arts Committee Meeting
BEA Festival of Media Arts Committee Chair: Lowell A. Briggs, York College of Pennsylvania

Saturday April 11, 2015 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Conference Room 5/6

1:00pm

BEA Publications Committee Meeting
BEA Publications Committee Chair: Paul Haridakis, Kent State University

Saturday April 11, 2015 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Conference Room 4
 
Sunday, April 12
 

7:30am

Division Chair Pre-Convention Meeting
This session is required for all 2015 interest division leaders. We'll be discussing a few things about BEA2015 before the convention "officially" opens the doors.
Moderator: Denise Belafonte Young, Lynn University

Sunday April 12, 2015 7:30am - 8:45am
Pavilion 9

9:00am

BEA101
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: John Allen Hendricks, Stephen F. Austin State University, BEA President 2015-2016
Panelists: Barry Umansky, Ball State University; BEA Leadership
Augie Grant, University of South Carolina; BEA Districts & Membership
Michael Bruce, University of Alabama; Interest Divisions and Volunteering at BEA
Heather Birks, Broadcast Education Association; Navigating the BEA Convention 
Phylis Johnson, University of Southern Illinois, Journal of Radio & Audio Media
David Byland, University of Alabama, Journal of Media Education
 

Sunday April 12, 2015 9:00am - 10:15am
Pavilion 1

9:00am

Defining the Documentary: What Makes an Award-Winning Documentary?

“Defining the Documentary” is an ongoing series exploring issues concerning the documentary. This year we will take on the important, and challenging, question of “If we can’t agree what a documentary is, how can we decide if one deserves an award?”  Following a brief introduction, we will break into groups, each with its own moderator, and discuss a number of the issues raised – allowing all attendees to participate in the ongoing conversation to explore the meaning of “documentary.”

Moderator: Evan Johnson, Normandale Community College
Panelists: Thomas Mascaro, Bowling Green State University
Dan Kimbrough, Misericordia University
Michael R. Ogden, Central Washington University
Christopher Shofner, University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point
Ralph Beliveau, University of Oklahoma

Sunday April 12, 2015 9:00am - 10:15am
Pavilion 11

9:00am

Making your Case: Technology and Media in Tenure Materials
Professors are expected to teach cutting edge technology, so it must be part of your research and creative endeavors. But how should such work be showcased to your tenure and promotion committee? This open format, roundtable discussion brings together experienced faculty from a variety of institutions to offer suggestions and answer questions about your application. Whether you are part of a Research I, Teaching I or professional institution, you will come away with ideas and confidence to pursue your tenure and promotion goals.
Moderator: Sandy Henry, Drake University
Panelists: Susan Westfall, Georgia Perimeter College
Chris Strobel, Northern Kentucky University
 Eric R. Williams, Ohio University
Terry Likes, Tennessee State University
Todd D. Evans, Drake University

Sunday April 12, 2015 9:00am - 10:15am
Pavilion 9

9:00am

Programming/Marketing In Era of Abundance
The Digital Evolution has revolutionized the options facing audiences - shifting from an era of relative scarcity and limited choice, to the modern age of hyperabundance. Marketing and programming strategies must also shift to accommodate this new reality.
Moderator: Larry Patrick, Patrick Communications
Panelists: Todd Chambers, Texas Tech University; Attracting the Multiethnic/Multilingual Audience
Benjamin J. Bates, University of Tennessee @ Knoxville; Programming for multiscreen, active audiences
Maria Fontenot, University of Tennessee @ Knoxville; Exploiting Abundance in broadcast news sources 
Reggie Murphy, Electronic Ink; Lessons from ONA [Online News Association]
Steven R. McClung, Mercer University; The Appeal of Free: the Apple/U2 strategy
Philip Napoli, Fordham University

Sunday April 12, 2015 9:00am - 10:15am
Pavilion 2

9:00am

Either underrepresented or misrepresented: Racial minorities on screen
This panel examines contemporary representations of racial and ethnic minorities on TV and film, and discusses the social politics of racial identity influenced heavily by how minorities appear in media contents. Prior literature has found that popular TV shows and films are prone to misrepresentation of racial minorities. Hypersexuality, typified domestic and social roles, and stereotypical character personalities are common in popular visual media. For example minority females are often depicted in traditional gendered roles, while male characters are described as being shallow or buffoonish in character. The rapidly changing landscape of demographics has not been correctly reflected on screen either, indicating the persistent problem of underrepresentation. Albeit the explosion of visual media products due to new technologies the representation of minorities has remained a critical topic in media communication, and, therefore, needs to be investigated with frequent scholarly updates. This panel will contribute to the scholarship with discussions about contemporary cases and agendas.
Moderator: Choonghee Han, Hope College
Panelists: Choonghee Han, Hope College; Asian characters in sitcoms: Did their images improve as they took major roles?
Chetachi Egwu, Nova Southeastern University; Black Women,  Faith and Spirituality in Reality TV.
Maria A. Williams-Hawkins, Ball State University; Is the Medium the Message?: The Representation of Latinas in News Versus Entertainment Programming
Kingsley Antwi-Boasiako, Ohio University; The Image of Africans in the Western Media

Sunday April 12, 2015 9:00am - 10:15am
Conference Room 5/6

9:00am

Partnering with the Industry: Funding, Content Sharing, and Employment Opportunities
The revolutionary times brought forward by the expanding digital media universe have forced academia and the industry to adjust to consumer demands: Millennials and Digital Natives are driving an increase in television viewing in multiple platforms. The digital evolution requires partnerships between educational institutions and the media industry to develop strategies securing the future of broadcasting. This panel exposes partnerships in both English- and Spanish-language media that go beyond traditional internships and into the realm of professional mentoring, content production for on-air and digital platforms distribution, and production space/technology sharing.
Moderator: Julian Rodriguez, University of Texas - Arlington
Panelists: Phyllis R. Slocum, University of North Texas
Katie Coronado, University of Central Florida
Samuel Belilty, Univision Communications Inc.

Sunday April 12, 2015 9:00am - 10:15am
Pavilion 3

9:00am

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.
Chair: Marilyn Terzic, Université du Québec à Montréal
Panelists: Stephen Price, University of Central Missouri
Kara Jolliff Gould, John Brown University
Tony DeMars, Texas A&M University at Commerce

Sunday April 12, 2015 9:00am - 10:15am
Conference Room 1

9:00am

2015 Research Symposium - Race and Gender in Electronic Media: Challenges and Opportunities - Session I: Symposium Papers

Session I: Symposium Papers
Moderator: Tim Hudson, Point Park University

Charisse L'Pree Corsbie-Massay, Syracuse University; Developing and Deploying Stimuli for Researching Race and Gender in Electronic Media: A Strategic Guide

Andrew C. Billings, University of Alabama; Leigh M. Moscowitz, College of Charleston & Yiyi Yang, University of Alabama; Frames of the Olympic Host: Media Coverage of the Anti-Gay Legislation

2nd Place Student Paper: Michael Appelbaum, University of Central Florida & Sarah Davis, University of Central Florida; Student Satisfaction with Online Courses: The Impact of Social Presence and Gender

David Leon Stamps, California State University Northridge; The St. Louis American: Digital Content Analysis of Ferguson         

Gust Yep, San Francisco State University, Sage Russo, San Francisco State University, Jace Allen, San Francisco State University & Nick Chivers, San Francisco State University; Uniquely Glee: Transing Racialized Gender 


Sunday April 12, 2015 9:00am - 10:15am
Conference Room 2/3

9:00am

Sports Division - Top Paper Presentations

Please join us as we hear the top papers presented from the Sports Division.   Vice Chair/Paper Competition Chair: Tony Comeau, Pittsburg State University

Debut Paper Competition 1st Place: Guy Harrison, Arizona State University, Thursday Night Flaws: a Pilot Study of the Influence of Sports Television Broadcasting Rights on Agenda Setting and Media Framing

2nd Place:  Kristen Grimmer, University of Kansas, Chris Bacon, University of Kansas; From MVP to PEDs: Image Repair Strategies of Ryan Braun

 

Open Paper Competition 1st Place: Ray Baus, University of Wisconsin – Whitewater, Kate Ksobiech, University of Wisconsin – Whitewater, Kathy Brady, University of Wisconsin – Whitewater; Social Exchange Comparisons and Student Attitudes Toward a Proposed Sports Communication Major 


Sunday April 12, 2015 9:00am - 10:15am
Conference Room 4

9:00am

The Signatures: SMA's Créme de la Créme
Four years after the introduction of the Signature Station Contest, five stations have been crowned the best of the best. This panel will include station directors and advisors from the Signature winners. A lively discourse will center on purpose, submission materials, competitiveness, plus tips and suggestions for stations applying for consideration in 2016.
Moderator: Sam Lovato, Colorado State University - Pueblo
Panelists: Marjorie Yambor, Western Kentucky University
Chad J. Roberts, Central Michigan University
Nancy Sinning, University of Akron

Sunday April 12, 2015 9:00am - 10:15am
Pavilion 10

9:00am

2015 Research Symposium - Race and Gender in Electronic Media: Challenges and Opportunities
Issues of race and gender have been hardy perennials throughout the history of electronic media, remaining on the forefront during the period of rapid evolution we currently experience. This symposium will feature research examining the consequences, implications, and opportunities associated with issues of diversity in the electronic media.  The symposium will consider race and gender issues in both historical and contemporary (including newly emerging) electronic media.
Symposium Chair: Rebecca Ann Lind, University of Illinois at Chicago

Sunday April 12, 2015 9:00am - 4:15pm
Conference Room 2/3

10:30am

Turning the odds in their favor: Retaining media students through mentoring
Mentors must be highly knowledgeable about different instructional philosophies to provide the best fit for learning (Ediger, 2011). Cultural considerations, personal situations, student athletes, first generation, adult learners and at-risk students represent facets of today’s heterogeneous student body. This diverse panel comprised of instructors, tenure-track faculty, tenured faculty and deans and will discuss successful strategies for mentoring and building relationships to help our multimedia broadcast students be successful.
Moderator: Justine Stokes, University of Wisconsin Oshkosh
Panelists: Michelle O'Malley, Ball State University
Candace L.T. Walton, Bellevue University
Maria A. Williams-Hawkins, Ball State University
Todd Mechling, University of South Dakota
Adam J. Kuban, Ball State University

Sunday April 12, 2015 10:30am - 11:45am
Pavilion 10

10:30am

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.

Faculty Competition Chair: Choonghee Han, Hope College
Student Competition Chair: Jes Therkelsen, California State University-Fresno

Faculty Documentary Competition

Short Form Video or Film Documentary
Best of Competition:       Sanjeev Chatterjee, University of Miami; On Cities III

Award of Excellence:       Thomas A. Nelson & Jason McMerty, Elon University; The Story of Marion Ellet

Award of Excellence:       Cory Byers & Ashley Seering, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville; Chainsaw Carving

Long Form Video or Film Documentary
Best of Competition:       Samuel E. Ebersole, Colorado State University - Pueblo; Art in the Elements

Award of Excellence:       Michael Whalen, Santa Clara University; The Farmer & the Chef

Student Documentary Competition
Short Form Video or Film Documentary
1st Place:                            Max Maddox, Asger Ladefoged, Jarod Taber & Ben Mitchell, San Francisco State University; Taxi 2.0

2nd Place:                          Richard Adams, Amber Bradford, Justin Carroll & Bung Nan, Middle Tennessee State University; Le Debut

3rd Place:                           Miriam Ward, Maxwell Reide, Steven Sirianni, Allaura Pagano & Alexandria Fontanez, SUNY New Paltz; The Superman Letters

4th Place:                           Hunter Brothers & Kristin Kohlmeyer, University of Oklahoma; Thirty

Honorary Mention:          Matthew J. Grcic, Loyola University Chicago; Discovering the truth with Tanner DeMita

Honorary Mention:          Vianka Villa, Edward Hernandez, Chris Smith, Aidan Cooney, Arizona State University; Garden City

Honorary Mention:          Brian Binder, Brian Mezerski & Amory Parks, Elon University; forte - documentary

Honorary Mention:          Kristen Hwang, Kassandra Gonzalez & Jacob Tibi, Arizona State University; Thicker Than Water

Honorary Mention:          Alex Glass, Dani Thompson, Alanna Delfino, Amanda Salvucci, Ben Susman, Shannon Clash, Kara Dixon, Steph Martinez & Taylor Lewis, University of Maryland; Viewfinder: Overcoming Obstacles

Honorary Mention:          Marley McDonald, Dan McNew, Abby Rigglemanc & Art Pekun, James Madison University; Won't Pipe Down

Honorary Mention:          Ryan Greene, Evan McGillivray, Brian Mezerski & Matthew Mintzer, Elon University; ELN: Behind the Scenes - Election

Honorary Mention:          Jacqueline Eaton & Djoeke Roorda, Mount Royal University; Theater on the Rails

Long Form Video or Film Documentary
1st Place:                            Stefica Nicol Bikes, The University of Technology, Sydney Australia; Dyeing China

2nd Place:                          Olivia Ash, Amanda Brasgalla & Taylor Lunka, Pacific Lutheran University; Waste Not: Breaking Down the Food Equation

3rd Place:                           Mauricio Casillas, Carolina Marquez & Cammeron Neely, Arizona State University; Until the Southern Border is Secure

4th Place:                           Diane Hodson & Jasmine Luoma, Wake Forest University; unmappable

Honorary Mention:          Alex Lancial, Arizona State University; Breaking the Spectrum

Honorary Mention:          Dustin Askim, Conor Ballantyne, Max Barnum, Eric Clements, Jess Field, Shane Gillette, Sergio Gonzalez, Keith McGlothlin, Hunter Meek, Matt Miller, Evan Rau & Lauren Robinson, University of Montana; Distracted: Eyes off the Road

Honorary Mention:          Tiffany King, University of Arkansas; Paws in Prison

Honorary Mention:          Scott Ramsey, Kisa Clark, University of Arkansas; Courageous Journey: The Story of Dr. Jocyelyn Elders

Honorary Mention:          Eric Juth, Michele Ferris-Dobles, Wake Forest University; Ghosts of Johnston County

Honorary Mention:          Kate Walker, University of Montana; The Missouri Compromised

Honorary Mention:          Erik Yde O'Brien, Laura Kattelman, University of Utah; Magna: An American Story

Honorary Mention:          Daniel Henkey, Alyssa Becker, University of Arkansas; Tapping the Ozarks: A Story About Beer





Sunday April 12, 2015 10:30am - 11:45am
Pavilion 9

10:30am

Revolution or Evolution: How media describes the change in gender roles in the early 21st century
This panel has gathered together case study style presentations that look at the ways media is "playing out" gender roles on our multiple screens in a wide selection of programming. We wonder, are past gender roles being reified, or do newer media platforms bring out new gender roles and issues? This panel aims to deepen our understanding of what might be revolutionary, and what might be evolutionary about today's programming in the area of gender roles.
Moderator: Stacey O. Irwin, Millersville University of Pennsylvania
Panelists: Robert N. Spicer, Millersville University of Pennsylvania; Fear, Sex, Motherhood, and Maturity: Gender Relations in The Big Bang Theory
Katie McColloug, Rutgers University; Pinning a Personal Web
Lowery Woodall, Millersville University of Pennsylvania; But I Don't Want to be a Diva: The Failure of the PG Era in the WWE to Address Female Stereotyping
James Lohrey, Mercyhurst University; Representations from the Heartland to TV’s Homeland: Analyzing Gender (In)Equality in Showtime’s Homeland

Sunday April 12, 2015 10:30am - 11:45am
Conference Room 5/6

10:30am

Net Neutrality and the Media: A Transatlantic Comparison
Net neutrality has been a core issue of the Internet since its creation. With its rapid expansion, based upon technological innovation, and with changing structures of related industries this “basic right” is being challenged.   Foremost telecommunication companies, having invested billions of dollars into the building of broadband networks, are reminded by their shareholders to show more profit on their investment. Telecommunication companies argue that times have changed and in order to continue improving upon their broadband infrastructure, they propose to create “fast lanes” for commercial content providers, including media companies, and charge them accordingly. Individual users, NGOs and for profit companies which depend on a well functioning Internet fear that they will be discriminated, charged exorbitant fees or eventually forced out or even silenced, shut off, from getting onto the Internet at equitable terms. A fierce debate has been sparked in the US and in Europe. Even President Obama has stated his position on the subject. Moreover, some argue that utility regulation, a possible outcome of this debate, was never envisioned by Congress and that it thus should be taken off the table as an inappropriate tool for the dynamic and open Internet. More than 1.1 million Americans recently submitted comments and opinions to the Federal Communications Commission on Internet openness. Again, the Internet has arrived at a critical junction in its evolution.
Moderator: Manfred K. Wolfram, University of Cincinnati
Panelists: Arnold Picot, Forschungsstelle fuer Information, Organisation und Management, Fakultaet fuer Betriebswirtschaft, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet Muenchen, Germany
Bernd Holznagel, Institut fuer Informations-,Telekommunikations und Medienrecht (IMT), Abt.II, WWU Muenster, North Rhine Westphelia, Germany
Rolf T. Wigand, University of Arkansas-Little Rock
Manfred K. Wolfram, University of Cincinnati, MSC/MISU/LMU, Munich, Germany

Sunday April 12, 2015 10:30am - 11:45am
Pavilion 11

10:30am

Who Watches What How: Media Viewing Preferences of College Students by Race/Ethnicity and Gender
The primary focus of this research paper is to investigate the media viewing preferences of various college students. The researchers of this pilot study will administer a survey to a sample of college students to gauge the levels of traditional movie going versus online movie and TV streaming, in addition to the type of content watched. With the spike in options for online media content, students are now able to view their favorite TV shows and movies without needing to leave their beds. Key variables in this study will examine race/ethnicity, gender and age to determine their salience on viewing preferences.
Moderator: Victor D Evans, Walden University
Panelists: Nathalie Moreau, Nova Southeastern University
Chenae Carter, Nova Southeastern University
Morgan Feldscher, Nova Southeastern University
Deandra Simmons, Nova Southeastern University;

Sunday April 12, 2015 10:30am - 11:45am
Conference Room 4

10:30am

Little Black Boxes: The Importance of Troubleshooting In Our Digital World
A discussion between academics and industry professionals regarding the importance of students being able to troubleshoot equipment issues.

Instead of tinkering and toying until they come up with a workable solution, many students seem willing to accept defeat and blame the equipment. During our discussion, industry professionals will highlight the importance of troubleshooting skills, while those in academia will discuss how we work with students to further develop their troubleshooting skills.
Moderator: Aaron J. Jones, Central Michigan University
Panelists: Heather Polinsky, Central Michigan University
Eric Limarenko, Central Michigan University
Tim Sorel, University of Florida

Sunday April 12, 2015 10:30am - 11:45am
Pavilion 1

10:30am

The State of the Radio Industry 2015
This will be a roundtable discussion examining the state of the radio industry and radio research as it exists in 2015. This panel consists of both leading industry professionals and academics who teach and conduct research about the radio industry.
Moderator: John Allen Hendricks, Stephen F. Austin State University
Panelists: Carolyn Becker, Riverfront Broadcasting, LLC
Dennis Lyle, Illinois Broadcasters Association
Christine Merritt, Ohio Association of Broadcasters
Bruce Mims, Southeast Missouri State University
Dick Taylor, Western Kentucky University

Sunday April 12, 2015 10:30am - 11:45am
Pavilion 2

10:30am

2015 Research Symposium - Race and Gender in Electronic Media: Challenges and Opportunities -- Session 2: Sex and Race in Prime Time: Five Decades of Research -- Featured Speaker: Nancy Signorielli, University of Delaware

Session 2: Sex and Race in Prime Time: Five Decades of Research -- Featured Speaker: Nancy Signorielli, University of Delaware

Dr. Signorielli will discuss the trajectory of her career, with an emphasis on examining images relating to sex and race in prime time dramatic programs broadcast from the 1970s to 2013. Using data collected as part of the Cultural Indicators project as well as data she collected between the mid-1990s and 2013, she will examine trends in portrayals looking particularly at patterns of under- and/or over-representation. The analyses will focus on sex and race in relation to age, marital status and occupations, again looking at patterns of representation. Using Cultivation Analysis and theory as the overarching theoretical focus, she will also explore what we know about how these images influence viewers' conceptions of social reality.      

Beginning with her dissertation research, an in-depth methodological examination of television characters, Nancy Signorielli has conducted research on images in the media and how these images are related to people's conceptions of social reality (cultivation analysis) for the past 50 years.  An original member of the Cultural Indicators Research Team, Signorielli published one of the first (and frequently cited) studies of characterizations on television ("Patterns in Prime Time," Journal of Communication, 1974). A prolific researcher, she has written and/or edited seven single- and co-authored books, more than 90 journal articles and book chapters, has made over 150 conference presentations at invitational conferences as well as the annual conferences of the discipline's major organizations, and has testified at the House Energy and Commerce committee's subcommittee on telecommunications and finance oversight hearing on television violence and its impact on children. She received the BEA's Distinguished Scholar Award in 2010, and was named a Centennial Scholar of the Eastern Communication Association in 2009. Her current research includes examinations of portrayals of aging, sex roles, occupations, minorities, and violence on prime time network television and children's programs.              
Featured Speaker: Nancy Signorielli, University of Delaware
Moderator: Susan L. Brinson, Auburn University


Sunday April 12, 2015 10:30am - 11:45am
Conference Room 2/3

10:30am

A Conversation with TMZ's Evan Rosenblum
“TMZ” and “TMZ Sports” Executive Producer Evan Rosenblum first began working for Harvey Levin as a writer on the newsmagazine “Celebrity Justice” and reconnected during the early stages of TMZ.com.  Since he started with the company, Evan has played a key role in the development of TMZ.com, “TMZ on TV” and “TMZ Sports” – while managing a newsroom that has broken some of the biggest stories in entertainment and sports … from Ray Rice and Donald Sterling to the death of Michael Jackson.
Moderator: Michael Bruce, University of Alabama

Sunday April 12, 2015 10:30am - 11:45am
Pavilion 3

10:30am

Preparing for an Accreditation Review
Preparing for an Accreditation Review can be stressful and time consuming. Cinema and Media Arts departments face unique challenges that will be discussed in this workshop with practical solutions in making the site visit and audit a success.
Moderator: Alan C. Hueth, Point Loma Nazarene University
Panelists: Michael Gonzales, Biola University
Kandace Harris, Clark Atlanta University
Barbara Hines, Howard University

Sunday April 12, 2015 10:30am - 11:45am
Conference Room 1

12:00pm

The evolution of service-learning experiences in the digital media revolution
The digital and social media platforms push the evolution of service learning for media and journalism students to new, creative real-world experiences. This panel shares first hand findings from faculty moving service learning into digital platforms. Panelists explore best practices, curriculum design, project pitfalls and assessment.
Moderator: Bradley L. Weaver, Westminster College, Pennsylvania
Faculty Panelists: Linda Thorsen Bond, Stephen F. Austin State University
Rita Colistra, Reed College of Media/West Virginia University
Andy Schwanbeck, Westminster College
Erik Johnson, University of Wisconsin - River Falls. 
Undergraduate Panelists: Samuel Asazu. University of Wisconsin - River Falls
Connor Nelson, University of Wisconsin - River Falls
Mark Roleth, University of Wisconsin – River Falls

Sunday April 12, 2015 12:00pm - 1:15pm
Pavilion 11

12:00pm

History Division - Top Paper Presentations

Please join us as we hear the top papers presented from the History Division.   Vice Chair/Paper Competition Chair: Stephen D. Perry, Regent University

Debut Paper Competition
1st Place: Aaron Quanbeck, Minnesota State University Moorhead; A Rhetorical/Interpretive Analysis of Edward R. Murrow's Criticism of Broadcast Journalism

Open Paper Competition
1st Place: Patrick Parsons, Pennsylvania State University; A legacy of Fear . . . And Faith: Suggestion and Imitation Theory in Early Social Psychology and Radio Research

2nd Place:  Richard Rudin, Liverpool John Moores University; Radio Re-Remembered and Re-Contested

Stephen D. Perry, Regent University; Merchandising of Radio Programs: Making The Program The Product In The Sponsorship Era of Radio 


Sunday April 12, 2015 12:00pm - 1:15pm
Conference Room 4

12:00pm

The Reality of Virtual Reality: Applications of the Oculus Rift
Since its acquisition by Facebook, the Oculus Rift has become known to a more general population beyond that of its origins in the more hardcore computer gaming sector and its Kickstarter backers. Although the Oculus aims to finally realize the decades-old dream of virtual reality to computer and console users, what exactly is the reality of its application? This panel will address the use of the Oculus Rift for video games, simulations, and business development.
Moderator: Stefan Hall, High Point University
Panelists: Steven Michael Smith, High Point University
Taylor Tornatore, High Point University
 Kira Foglesong, High Point University
Eli Morris, High Point University
Sam Schoenfeld, High Point University

Sunday April 12, 2015 12:00pm - 1:15pm
Conference Room 5/6

12:00pm

Shooting Global: The Challenges and Rewards of International Production Courses
This panel will examine the perils and pitfalls of taking production students out of their domestic comfort zone, the benefits of internationalizing students' coursework, and the long-term results of such projects. Logistics, educational outcomes, assessment, and how students and faculty work together in these experiential environments will be discussed.
Moderator: Frank Barnas, Valdosta State University
Panelists: Marie Elliott, Valdosta State University; Global Outcomes: Effective Experiential Teaching in Ireland
Frank Barnas, Valdosta State University; Logistics and Strategies with Students in Eastern and Western Europe
David Smeltzer, Kent State University; Scientific Documentaries: Lessons from Costa Rica
Kyle Hufford, Goshen College; Using a Multi-Course Approach for International Trips: How using multiple courses in tandem with an international trip can help you get the most out of the experience and create a better production
Frederick Lewis, Ohio University; "Home for Hari Raya": How 14 students from Ohio University, working with 14 students from Universiti Teknologi MARA, made a narrative film in Malaysia

 


Sunday April 12, 2015 12:00pm - 1:15pm
Pavilion 10

12:00pm

Getting the Shot Without Getting Shot
In Ferguson, MO, and throughout the country, videographers and photographers are clashing with law enforcement over access, despite recent court rulings reaffirming the First Amendment right to record. How can journalists stay safe and get the access they need? What remedies do they have if police overreach? And what's myth and what's reality about "privacy rights" when recording in public? The panel will be populated by academics/attorneys, a representative of the Student Press Law Center along with others having first-hand experience on the issues to be addressed. 
Moderator: Frank D. LoMonte, Esq., Executive Director, Student Press Law Center

Panelists: Kim Zarkin, Westminster College
Mickey H. Osterreicher, Esq., General Counsel, National Press Photographers Association

Stephen Bates, University of Nevada



Sunday April 12, 2015 12:00pm - 1:15pm
Pavilion 2

12:00pm

Engaging Audience Beyond the Broadcast
It's not enough to simply produce compelling stories, today's multimedia journalists must interact with the audience on multiple platforms. From crowdsourcing, to user-generated content to understanding audience analytics, you'll learn how to incorporate best practices in audience engagement into your classroom.
Moderator: Debora Wenger, University of Mississippi
Panelists: Serena Carpenter, Michigan State University
Jan Boehmer, Uinversity of Miami; Finding the balance on Twitter: Between breaking news and family photos
Deborah Potter, NewsLab

Sunday April 12, 2015 12:00pm - 1:15pm
Conference Room 1

12:00pm

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 Competition Chair: Andy Curran, University of Cincinnati - Clermont College
Student Competition Chair: Jonathan P. Pluskota, University of Southern Mississippi

Faculty Audio Competition
Short-Form Production
Best of Competition:       Jeff Jacoby, San Francisco State University; Dark Ride, San Francisco

Radio Documentary
Best of Competition:       Terry Likes, Tennessee State University; The Alarm Clock for Your Favorite TV Show:  The Theme Song

Student Audio Competition
Air Personality
1st Place:                            Matthias Jeske, University of Nebraska at Omaha; Mister 1960

2nd Place:                          Cameron Coates, Western Kentucky University; Cameron Coats, Deejay Dr. C

3rd Place:                           Channing Raver, Abby Nicodemus & James Colonna-Co-Host, York College of PA; YCParanormal  11-19-14

Comedy or Drama
1st Place:                            Students of the New England School of Communications, Husson University; Edgar Allan Poe's Tales of Mystery & Imagination 2014: The Murders In The Rue Morgue

2nd Place:                          Matthew Barros, University of Nebraska at Omaha; The Cask of Amontillado

3rd Place:                           Kenneth Hladky, Palomar College; Tales from Plunther Hills Valley: Coast to Compost

Educational Program
1st Place:                            Radio Documentary Class of 2014, Columbia College Chicago; Age of Abuse: Young Adults and Heroin

2nd Place:                          Jehad Rajab, The American University in Cairo; The Egyptian Revolution in the Eyes of Women

3rd Place:                           Korina Borash, St. Cloud State University; Genocide Awareness Project Protest

PSA, Promo or Commercial
1st Place:                            Clay Roth, University of Southern Indiana; Let The Monster Out

2nd Place:                          Javi Iniguez, University of La Verne; Club ACB TBT with DJ Santana

3rd Place:                           Michael Cassidy, University of Southern Indiana; The Local Edge

Specialty Program
1st Place:                            Dianna Hawryluk, State University of New York at Fredonia; Let Music Live!: A Journey Through the SUNY Fredonia Choral Department

2nd Place:                          Sabrina Jones, West Liberty University; Hare in the Hills

3rd Place:                           Neil A. Carousso, Hofstra University; 75th National Baseball Hall of Fame Live Special from Cooperstown, NY

 


Sunday April 12, 2015 12:00pm - 1:15pm
Pavilion 9

12:00pm

2015 Research Symposium - Race and Gender in Electronic Media: Challenges and Opportunities -- Session 3: Symposium Papers

Session 3: Symposium Papers
Moderator: William R. Davie, University of Louisiana, Lafayette

Bruce Finklea, University of Montevallo; Nurturing New Men and Polishing Imperfect Fathers: A Textual Analysis of Protagonists’ Hetero- and Homosocial Relationships in Pixar Films           

Miriam Berg, Northwestern University; Social and Cultural Factors in the Success of Turkish Drama Series Among Arab Audiences in Qatar     

1st Place Student Paper: Kim Baker, University of Alabama; The Blind Gaze of the Zombie Normalizes the Landscape: Killing off Inequalities When Walking Among the Dead 

Alan B. Albarran, University of North Texas, Nicole Warncke, University of North Texas; Spanish Language Broadcasting in the United States: A Critical Analysis of the Role of Spanish Language Media in Latino Society

3rd Place Student Paper: Kristin M. Peterson, University of Colorado Boulder; Islamic Fashion Images on Instagram and The Visuality of Muslim Women 


Sunday April 12, 2015 12:00pm - 1:15pm
Conference Room 2/3

12:00pm

Rowan University Presents...A Conversation with David Simon
David Simon is best known as the creator and head writer on “The Wire,” an HBO show about the violent Baltimore drug scene. According to the Writers Guild of America, "The Wire" is #9 on its list of best written television show of all time, TV Guide ranks it #6 on its list of best television shows of all time, and Entertainment Weekly ranks it as the BEST show of all time. Simon’s other credits include the Writers Guild Award-winning “Homicide: Life on the Street,” the Peabody Award-winning “Treme,” and the Emmy  Award-winning miniseries “Generation Kill.”  Join your hosts Rowan University's Mike Donovan and David Bianculli during this candid conversation with David Simon.
Hosted by: Mike Donovan, Rowan University
David Bianculli, NPR’s Fresh Air & Rowan University

Sunday April 12, 2015 12:00pm - 1:15pm
Pavilion 3

12:00pm

The ESPN Effect: Studying The Worldwide Leader in Sports
ESPN has grown from a start-up cable network in 1979 to a $50 billion global enterprise. This panel focuses on research in the upcoming book, "The ESPN Effect: Academic Studies of the Worldwide Leader in Sports," examining some of the network's economic, journalistic, and cultural impacts.
Moderator: John McGuire, Oklahoma State University
Panelists: Brody Ruihley, University of Cincinnati; ESPN and the Fantasy Sport Experience
John McGuire, Oklahoma State University; in the Beginning: The Rasmussens as Nascent Entrepreneurs in the Launch of ESPN
David Staton, University of Oregon; Lipsyte, the Leage, and the "Leader": An Ombudsman's Tale
Andi Stein, California State University, Fullerton; The Mouse that Scored: Disney's Reconfiguration of ESPN and ABC Sports
Respondent: Andrew C. Billings, University of Alabama

Sunday April 12, 2015 12:00pm - 1:15pm
Pavilion 1

1:30pm

New Technologies for New Publics: Public Media, Policy, and the Digital Revolution
This panel explores how public media providers are reacting to and also shaping new media policies and ecologies. As public media face defunding by national and local governments, they must also adapt to new, digital technologies. The panel will provide both case studies and policy overviews of how these challenges are pushing public media to reinvent their delivery systems, storytelling techniques, and funding strategies, and even modify their notions of the publics that they serve.
Moderator: Robert K. Avery, University of Utah
Panelists: Alan G. Stavitsky, University of Nevada, Reno
Michael W. Huntsberger, Linfield College
John S. Armstrong, Furman University
Kari Barber, University of Nevada, Reno
Michael V. Marcotte, University of New Mexico
Respondent: Philip A. Thompsen, West Chester University

Sunday April 12, 2015 1:30pm - 2:45pm
Pavilion 11

1:30pm

From Classroom to Newsroom to Classroom
This panel proposes to explore the benefits -- expected and unexpected -- to themselves, their students and local news organizations when full-time faculty members choose to either continue working part time in a local newsroom, take a sabbatical to work in a newsroom full time or get a grant to work in a newsroom during the summer. What are the results when faculty are participant-observers in the digital revolution that is transforming modern newsrooms? How does it make their careers, their teaching and their research more relevant? What voice do they bring to newsrooms that often look askance at "the ivory tower''?
Moderator: Tim F. Brown, University of Central Florida
Panelists: Richard Brunson, University of Central Florida
Simon Perez, Syracuse University
Dave Sirak, Newsroom Manager, WFTV Channel 9, Orlando

Sunday April 12, 2015 1:30pm - 2:45pm
Conference Room 1

1:30pm

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:  Marilyn Terzic, Université du Québec à Montréal
Student Competition co-Chair:  Stephen Price, University of Central Missouri
Student Competition co-Chair:  Amy Crawford, Youngstown State University
Student Competition co-Chair:  Marc Ruiz, Wayne State University

Animation/Experimental/Mixed
1st Place:  Hope Forgus, Anna Mazza, Jack Vandertol & Gabriel Weiss, Xavier University; Over the River

2nd Place:  Japhanie S. Gray, Arkansas State University; Pain Through Me Computer Screen

3rd Place:  Michael Vensamoye, University of Florida; Moving Forward

Honorable Mention: Faith Korpi & Zachary Korpi, Baylor University; Light

Honorable Mention: Sara Silkwood, Logan Fritts & Max Walling, Missouri State University; Broken Bones

Honorable Mention: Louis Mensinger, San Francisco State University; Knit-Jutsu: A Stop Motion Yarnimation

Instructional/Educational
1st Place:  Sara Groover & Nick Szabo, University of Oklahoma; Sooner Flight Academy

2nd Place:  Chau Bui & Jake Smucker, Goshen College; Goshen's Urban Forest

3rd Place:  Alex Glass, Dani Thompson, Alanna Delfino, Stephanie Martinez, Kara Dixon, Ben Susman, Taylor Lewis & Amanda Salvucci, University of Maryland; ViewFinder: Best of ViewFinder Spring'14

Honorable Mention: Andrew Borjon, Steve Nelson, Tessa Cevaal & Anthony Garcia, University of Colorado Boulder; CU Science Update - The Gluten-Free Trend

Music Video
1st Place:  Tyler Pina, Matt Petrunak, Kirsten Charlton & Devan Ofcar, Kent State University; Freaky Love - Captain Kidd

2nd Place:  Paige Powell, University of Oklahoma; With You Now

3rd Place:  Kevin Kelly, Loyola University Chicago; When I Get Home

Narrative
1st Place:  Sarah Craig, John Householder, & Brendan Trepal, Ohio University; Joy Ride

2nd Place:  Matt Lee, Becca Evans, Catherine Leonard & Lexi Williams, Elon University; Incestry

3rd Place:  Griffin Huber, George Fox University; Through This Door, I Step

Honorable Mention: Darren H. Rae & Shaan Aslam, San Jose State University; Park Arcadia

Honorable Mention:  Amanda Sachtleben, Southeast Missouri State University; unExpected

Honorable Mention: Peter Hall, Phillip Hall, Brooks Malberg & Shelby Etcheson, Azusa Pacific University; The Lost Dutchman

Honorable Mention:  Alexander Lakin, Loyola University Chicago; November

Honorable Mention:  Taylor High, April Core, Josh Pfaff & Nick Dugan, Missouri State University; Mara

Honorable Mention:  Joseph "Joey" Filer, Steven Abriani, Johnathan Gino Delmonte, & Hank Stillwell, Loyola University Chicago; Wacker

Honorable Mention:  Blair Boswell, Scott Woofter & Gordon Best, James Madison University; Om

Honorable Mention:  Evan Simmons & Nicole "Colby" Bachiller, University of Georgia; The Sophomore Short Film

Honorable Mention: SR Brandon, Sarah J. Forester, Desiree Maloney, & Jeff Taylor, Rock Valley College; A Blue Mug

Honorable Mention: Nicholas Ferreiro & Emma Sauerwein, Syracuse University; Truth or Dare

Honorable Mention: Kaitlin Hollingsworth & Melanie Rodriguez, University of La Verne; Hunting Shadows

Honorable Mention: McKinley Pollock & Serena Ghazzawi, University of La Verne; The Transformation

Spots
1st Place:  Matthew Abeler, University of Northwestern of St. Paul; Camp Lebanon "Youth Promo"

2nd Place (tie):  Brian Szymanski, Jessica Stober, Daniel Spiller, Jon Smith & Ben Stringfellow, Elon University; The Painters Roost (Commercial)

2nd Place (tie):  Wilson Hester & Peter Walpole, Elon University; Everlast: Greatness is Within

3rd Place:  Gaylord Hall Broadcast Advertising Team, University of Oklahoma; Mary Kay

Honorable Mention: Janelle Barrick & Tripp Lopez, University of Oklahoma; No More Excuses

Promotional (90 seconds to 3 minutes)
1st Place:  Spencer Wehde, Garrett Fox, Brooke Adcock & Pablo Fernandez, University of Oklahoma; Rowing

2nd Place:  Gaylord Hall Productions Team, University of Oklahoma; More Than Just a Student

3rd Place (tie):  Justin Castaneda, Lori James, & Chris Navarro, Northern Arizona University; Hozhoni: The Power of Creativity

3rd Place (tie):  Janelle Barrick, Max Bevan, Lindsay Webster & Miguel McCallum, University of Oklahoma; OU Men's Golf

Honorable Mention: Alejandra Buitrago, Caleb Gritsko & Hassan Hassan, James Madison University; Mohammed

Honorable Mention: James Baumann, Melissa Sabado, Adriana Quintero & Michael Bulatao, San Francisco State University; Azalina

Studio (multi-camera or live-to-tape) 
1st Place:  Siobhan Ryan, Nicholas Skowronski, Connor Misset & Megan Readey, Western Connecticut State University; WCSU Election Connection 2014

2nd Place:  Lance Wells & One Sessions Crew, West Texas A&M University; One Sessions - Deep Diver

3rd Place (tie):  Kaley Masters & Erika Bazaldua, Stephen F. Austin State University; Jack Talk (2014-10-22)

3rd Place (tie):  Jeremy Herbert & Sarah Vulpio, Kent State University; The Agenda

 

Sunday April 12, 2015 1:30pm - 2:45pm
Pavilion 9

1:30pm

Your College Radio Station: Programming, Promoting and Recruiting - The Saga Continues!
This popular panel returns to BEA ‘15 with more college radio Station Managers/PDs/Faculty Advisors sharing some of their best practices, experiences (=read: "lessons learned the hard ways"), and advice! If you are in charge of a college radio station, need recruitment tips, looking to make a splash in your community with a killer promotion, or want to revitalize your programming, this panel will address several questions: When & how do you know to adjust your progamming choices? How do you best recruit and train your students? Feel to bring copies of your own station’s handbooks, training documents or procedure/policy manuals and share with other colleges! What are some creative and cost-effective promotions that have worked with your target demo or increased sampling/cume? Our experienced panelists will answer these questions and discuss their own experiences, but we hope you bring your ideas, questions, and best practices to share! You’ll walk away full of practical ideas ready to implement at your station as soon as you get home!
Moderator: Albert Kim, Manchester Community College
Panelists: Jennifer Williamson, Virginia State University
Chad Roberts, Central Michigan University
Jim Gray, St. Cloud State University
Thomas J. Vesci, Asnuntuck Community College Moderator: Albert Kim, Manchester Community College
Panelists: Jim Gray, Saint Cloud State University
Chad J. Roberts, Central Michigan University; Panelists: Jennifer Williamson, Virginia State University; Panelists: Thomas J. Vesci, Asnuntuck Community College

Sunday April 12, 2015 1:30pm - 2:45pm
Conference Room 5/6

1:30pm

2015 Research Symposium - Race and Gender in Electronic Media: Challenges and Opportunities -- Session 4: The Contributions of Queer Studies & Media Studies – Featured Speaker: Gust Yep, San Francisco State University

Session 4: Queer Studies & Media Studies: Connections, Challenges, and Opportunities
Featured Speaker: Gust Yep, San Francisco State University

Focusing on their productive potentialities, this presentation explores the connections, challenges, and opportunities emerging from encounters between queer studies and media studies. More specifically, I identify and highlight, in this exploration, the theoretical impulses, methodological inclinations, and pragmatic possibilities of queer studies for the examination and analysis of media texts and production processes. To illustrate this, I offer examples from several studies published with my research team. Further, I explore how traditional and emerging media offer challenges and opportunities to stretch and expand the theoretical, methodological, and activist domains of queer studies. I conclude by engaging audience members on an exploration of these potentialities in relationship to their own research, pedagogical, design and production projects.

Gust A. Yep (Ph.D., University of Southern California) is Professor of Communication Studies, Core Graduate Faculty of Sexuality Studies, and Faculty in the Ed. D. Program in Educational Leadership at San Francisco State University.  His research focuses on communication at the intersections of culture, gender, sexuality, and health.  In addition to three books, he has published over seventy articles in (inter)disciplinary journals and anthologies.  He is the recipient of the 2006 NCA Randy Majors Memorial Award for outstanding LGBT scholarship in communication, the 2011 San Francisco State University Distinguished Faculty Award for Professional Achievement (“Researcher of the Year”), and the 2015 AEJMC LeRoy F. Aarons Award for significant contributions to LGBTQ media education and research.

Featured Speaker: Gust Yep, San Francisco State University
Moderator: Nick Chivers, San Francisco State University


Sunday April 12, 2015 1:30pm - 2:45pm
Conference Room 2/3

1:30pm

Evolution of TV: WAVE VI
Warner Bros. Media Research & Insights in Partnership with Turner and TW dives into the evolving TV landscape: key issues explored in the study include: How do On Demand Platforms & Services impact viewing? Are these platforms mainstream?  What impact has technology had on viewing?   Is measurement keeping up?  Where does SVOD (Netflix, Amazon Prime) fit into viewer’s preferences?  Have the cable companies kept up with SVOD competition? Is the VOD/C service an alternative to SVOD? And finally how are Millennials watching TV today? What is there definition of TV?  These are just a few of the key issues impacting the television business that we will be exploring.
Guest Speaker: Liz Huszarik, Executive Vice President, Warner Bros. Media Research & Insights

Sunday April 12, 2015 1:30pm - 2:45pm
Pavilion 3

1:30pm

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.
Chair: John McGuire, Oklahoma State University
Panelists: Max Roy Utsler, University of Kansas
Joe Moore, University of Central Missouri
Troy O. Comeau, Pittsburg State University
Bobby Chastain, Purdue University - West Lafayette
Jared Johnson, Oklahoma State University

Sunday April 12, 2015 1:30pm - 2:45pm
Pavilion 2

1:30pm

Reboot/Student Media Organizations in Smaller Schools & Programs
This is a sequel to last year’s well-received media advisor panel. This year, media advisors (TV & Radio) will discuss issues pertaining to content quality, student leadership, maintaining consistent membership etc. Central to this panel will be an open forum with others advisors, faculty and students in the audience. This will allow people to present their dilemmas and get input from the panel as well as the other advisors in attendance.
Moderator: Robin Cecala, Point Park University
Panelists: Chris Bacon, University of Kansas
Cliff Brockman, Wartburg College
Dan Kimbrough, Misericordia University
Rebecca Taylor, Siena College
Gabriella Lengyel, Student, Misericordia University

Sunday April 12, 2015 1:30pm - 2:45pm
Pavilion 1

1:30pm

Technology On A Budget: Surviving And Thriving In A Changing Environment
The ever changing reality of colleges and universities has created uncertainties and new challenges for Broadcast Educators. Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) face additional challenges in the ever shifting collegiate environment. This panel explores how one HBCU is tackling the difficulties of evolving media technologies and post-convergence curriculum changes.
Moderator: Donna L. Gough, Clafin University
Panelists: Patrick Stearns, Claflin University
Donna L. Gough, Clafin University
Joshua Mims, Claflin University
Bianca Crawford, Claflin University

Sunday April 12, 2015 1:30pm - 2:45pm
Conference Room 4

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: Marie Elliott, Valdosta State University
Student Competition co-Chair: Antonio Zarro, Palm Beach Atlantic University
Student Competition Co-Chair: John McHale, Illinois State University

Faculty Scriptwriting Competition
Short Subject/TV Half Hour
Best of Competition:       Robert Ramsey & Scott Sturgeon, California State University, Northridge; Bushed

Award of Excellence:       Terence Dollard, University of North Carolina at Pembroke; News 7

Award of Excellence:       Kyle W. Bergersen, University of Oklahoma; Red State Blues

Episodic Short
Award of Excellence:      Marie Drennan, San Francisco State University, Karlie's Angels "Poetic Justice" (web series)

Student Scriptwriting Competition
Short Subject
1st Place:                            Daniel J. Mitchell, Purdue University Calumet; Superfluous

2nd Place:                          Sarah Nimmo, Xavier University; Spare Change

3rd Place:                           Alexis Sturgess & Scott Nesbit, University of Georgia; The Chaise

Honorable Mention:        Rachel Compton, San Jose State University; Prosopagnosia

Honorable Mention:        Kevin Briot, San Jose State University; When a Giant Falls

Honorable Mention:        Blair Boswell, James Madison University; Om

Feature
1st Place:                            Keith Demm, Pittsburg State University; The Dust

2nd Place:                          Lauren Serpa, San Jose State University; Where We Start

3rd Place:                           Adedapo Akisanya, Purdue University Calumet; Fianchetto

Honorable Mention:        Cody Cedric Sapp, Central Michigan University; The Jarring Incident at the Shady Creek Apartment Complex

Honorable Mention:        Risha Rose, San Jose State University; Dance For Me

Honorable Mention:        Elizabeth Barrett, University of Georgia; Talk to Me

Original TV Series Pilot
1st Place:                            Rachel Kollar, California State University, Northridge; Blood R Us

2nd Place:                          Daniel J. Mitchell, Purdue University Calumet; War Bank "Opportunity"

3rd Place:                           Elizabeth Stein, Marquette University; The Lower Ranks

Honorable Mention:        Ciara Van Gheem, University of Wisconsin Oshkosh; Persephone - "Pomegranate Seeds"

Honorable Mention:        Maggie Daab, Columbia College Chicago; Over It

Honorable Mention:        Victoria Vartan, Palm Beach Atlantic University; Offbeat

Television Spec
1st Place:                            Olivia Melendez, Palm Beach Atlantic University; Black Mirror, "Tunnel Vision"

2nd Place:                          Nicole Miley & Tyler Lennox Bush, Purdue University Calumet; Ray Donovan - "Forgive Me Father"

3rd Place:                           Lauren McGuigan, Loyola University Chicago; You Snooze, You Lose

Honorable Mention:        Joe Mahony, Columbia College Chicago; Archer - "The World Is Yours"

Honorable Mention:        Hanna Black, University of Wisconsin Oshkosh; It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia - "Frank vs. February 15th"

Honorable Mention:        Rebecca Ben-David, University of Georgia; Hands Against The Sky - A Supernatural Spin-Off

Mobisode/Webisode
1st Place:                            Shane Dalton Murphy, San Francisco State University; Das Vi Danya

2nd Place:                          Angeline Capati, San Francisco State University; Jennylyn Episode 2: Desperately Seeking Employment

3rd Place:                           Ande Kirkham, Palm Beach Atlantic University; Psycho-Oddities

Honorable Mention:        Maria Gardner Cox, University of Georgia; Charlie and Jane



Sunday April 12, 2015 1:30pm - 2:45pm
Pavilion 10

3:00pm

Large Scale Collaboration Leads to Impact: How the WCSJ&MC teamed up with the Arizona Broadcasters Association to produce Hooked: Tracking Heroin's Hold on Arizona

Learn about the significant partnership between ABA and the Cronkite School on the project: Hooked: Tracking Heroin’s Hold on Arizona – a half hour for TV and Radio in Spanish & English opening up the heart of this crisis in Arizona.

Panelists: Art Brooks, Arizona Broadcasters Association

Mark Lodato, Arizona State University


Sunday April 12, 2015 3:00pm - 4:15pm
Conference Room 5/6

3:00pm

Joan of Arc was NOT Noah’s Wife: The Need for Religious Literacy Among U.S. Reporters
Religious illiteracy in the U.S. has reached a crisis point. The use and misuse of faith often dominates the news at even a local level, but journalism students have never been so unprepared to ask good questions. As a result, accurate reporting is often problematic especially for religious minorities. This panel addresses the growing need for a fundamental level of religious literacy as a requirement for graduation.
Moderator: Ian Case Punnett, Arizona State University
Panelists: Rick Moore, Boise State University
Mariam F. Alkazemi, University of Florida
Jeffery A. Smith, University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee
 

Sunday April 12, 2015 3:00pm - 4:15pm
Conference Room 1

3:00pm

Film (Digital) at 11: The Electronic News Media & Las Vegas, Changing Channels While Preserving History

The electronic news media has come a long way since “film at 11,” creating & recording history through changing times and technologies. KLAS-TV is one of the oldest TV stations in Las Vegas and has seen its share of history while reporting the news since signing on in 1953. Now, hear three KLAS TV news veterans (with more than 70 years experience anchoring and reporting between them) and a current video archivist talk about the way the news media has changed over their time in the business (complete with video/pictures) as well as what's being done to preserve Las Vegas' and news history, all while embracing the fast growing technologies and changing news viewing habits that will impact television and news media well into the future.
Moderator: Sara Magee, Loyola University Maryland
Panelists: Gary Waddell, KLAS TV (Las Vegas)
Paula Francis,  KLAS TV (Las Vegas)
George Knapp, KLAS TV (Las Vegas)
Jim Rose, Las Vegas Convention & Visitors Authority


Sunday April 12, 2015 3:00pm - 4:15pm
Conference Room 4

3:00pm

Current Issues in Management, Programming & Promotions
This panel consisting of senior faculty members and highly placed professionals will explore and discuss current management, programming and promotions issues and concerns in the areas of broadcast, cable and newer delivery platforms of television and radio content. While each of these areas will be examined, attention will also be paid to the interrelationships among and between the various media and functions.
Moderator: Mitchell Shapiro, University of Miami
Panelists: Alan B. Albarran, University of North Texas; Current Issues & Concerns in Broadcast & Cable Management
Mitchell Shapiro, University of Miami; Current Issues & Concerns in Broadcast & Cable Programming
Jim Koonce, Director of Marketing & Promotion, KTNV-TV (ABC, Las Vegas); Current Issues & Concerns in Promotions
Patricia Williamson, Central Michigan University; Current Issues & Concerns in Radio Management & Programming

Sunday April 12, 2015 3:00pm - 4:15pm
Pavilion 2

3:00pm

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 Competition Chair: Tony DeMars, Texas A&M University at Commerce
Faculty Competition co-Chair: Jamie Litty, University of North Carolina – Pembroke

Commercial or PSA
Best of Competition: Marc Ruiz, Wayne State University; Chase

Educational / Instructional 
Best of Competition: Kelly Davis & Elisabeth Cavallaro, Appalachian State University; Asking the Question

Mixed Video 
Best of Competition: Scott Hodgson & Janelle Barrick University of Oklahoma; It's the Music

Award of Excellence: Dean Yamada, Biola University; CICADA

Award of Excellence: Diane Guerrazzi & Hannah Gaber, San Jose State University; Opening Oman

Narrative Video 
Best of Competition: Maria Sanders & Michael R. Ogden, Central Washington University; Jessica Walking

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

Promotional Video
Award of Excellence: Randall E. King, Indiana Wesleyan University; Marion, Indiana: A Stellar Community

Award of Excellence: Jonathan Olshefski, Rowan University; DePaul USA: We Believe In You

Award of Excellence: Tim Sorel, University of Florida; STOP Children's Cancer Foundation Video

 

Sunday April 12, 2015 3:00pm - 4:15pm
Pavilion 9

3:00pm

2015 Research Symposium - Race and Gender in Electronic Media: Challenges and Opportunities -- Session 5: Symposium Papers

Session 5: Symposium Papers
Moderator: Norman J. Medoff, Northern Arizona University

Robert Brookey, Ball State University; Charles Ecenbarger, Ball State University; Our Country Our Language Our Server: Xenophobic and Racist Discourse in League of Legends

Stine Eckert, Wayne State University & Linda Steiner, University of Maryland; The Potential of Feminist Twitter

Travis Dixon, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; How the Internet and Social Media Accelerate Racial Stereotyping and Social Division              

Jonathan Obar, University of Ontario Institute of Technology; Philip Michael Napoli, Rutgers University; Second Class Netizens: Race and the Emerging Mobile Internet Underclass

Chris Wilson, California State University – Northridge; Gender Representations in Video Game Reviews               


Sunday April 12, 2015 3:00pm - 4:15pm
Conference Room 2/3

3:00pm

The DNA of TV: Unlocking the Emotional Building Blocks of Successful Television
At its heart, television is about emotions. Magid’s EmotionalDNA™ uses advanced quantitative analytics to identify the emotional states that viewers associate with specific programs and networks, and thereby the appeal that they hold beyond their surface characteristics.  The result of this groundbreaking work is a new way of understanding viewer preferences and behaviors that is currently informing the program development, branding and marketing, and advertising sales of major networks and studios.
Speaker: Jack MacKenzie, President of Magid Generational Strategies

Sunday April 12, 2015 3:00pm - 4:15pm
Pavilion 3

3:00pm

Sports Broadcasting Program 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 programing and provide students a positive learning experience at the same time will be discussed. Excerpts will be shared with the audience. The relationship between academics and the Athletic Department will also be considered.
Moderator: William R. Davie, University of Louisiana, Lafayette
Panelists: Russ Maloney, University of Indianapolis
Troy O. Comeau, Pittsburg State University
Brent H. Weber, Auburn University
Shawn Isaacs, University of West Georgia
Justen Ransom, University of West Georgia

Sunday April 12, 2015 3:00pm - 4:15pm
Pavilion 1

3:00pm

Flipping your classroom: A practical discussion of methods and available tools
Flipping the classroom has been a topic of much discussion lately. People who are new to the concept will gain an greater understanding of what it means to flip a classroom and discover some relevant tools to help facilitate this process.
Moderator: Gwin Faulconer-Lippert, Oklahoma City Community College
Panelists: Thomas McDonnell, Metropolitan Community College
Gwin Faulconer-Lippert, Oklahoma City Community College
Cheryl Stevens, Digital Learning Consultant, McGraw-Hill

Sunday April 12, 2015 3:00pm - 4:15pm
Pavilion 11

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 all student BEA attendees to "pitch" their story to industry professionals, who will evaluate the "pitch" and their script's merit in the current marketplace.
Moderator: Micheal McAlexander, California State University, Fullerton
Panelists: Garry Hart, Chair, Department of Radio-TV-Film, California State University, Fullerton & former President of Paramount Network Television
Jill Arthur, Development Executive, Comedy, Amazon Studios
Jonas Barnes, Development Executive, Original Film
Ari Posner, Writer/Producer, Reba & Hart of Dixie

Sunday April 12, 2015 3:00pm - 4:15pm
Pavilion 10

4:30pm

The Importance of “Media Literacy” to an Undergraduate Education in Today’s Society

Panel Subject:  Educators in the United States have reported a huge decline in media literacy amongst American students.  The problem has been exacerbated by the proliferation of mass media, and the digital age with its ease for individual citizens, politicians and corporations to reach the world with often one- sided  messages.  The panel will discuss media literacy and teaching strategies to improve literacy in a world filled with diversions, distractions and inaccuracies.
Panelists: Martin Phillips Assistant Professor Lynn University
Gary Carlin, Assistant Professor, Advertising and Public Relations, Lynn University. Former VP of Marketing for Hasbro, Inc.
Stefanie Powers Assistant Professor Lynn University
Timea Varga  Instructor Lynn University
Erika Grodzki, Lynn University 


Sunday April 12, 2015 4:30pm - 5:45pm
Pavilion 2

4:30pm

10 Things You Should Teach About Mobile

Mobile newsgathering and production are no longer a novelty. A study recently published in Electronic News found that a broad range of broadcast journalism positions require mobile skills. Regardless of media platform, journalism employers want new hires to understand how to use mobile devices for newsgathering, production, and audience engagement. Panelists will discuss how to create a class dedicated to mobile journalism skills as well as how to integrate mobile into existing classes.
Moderator: Anthony Adornato, Ithaca College
Panelists: Debora Wenger, University of Mississippi
Adam Bradshaw, KVUU-TV
Allissa Richardson, University of Maryland


Sunday April 12, 2015 4:30pm - 5:45pm
Pavilion 11

4:30pm

International Division - Top Paper Presentations

Please join us as we hear the top papers presented from the International Division.
Chair/Paper Competition Chair: Helena Vanhala, Robert Morris University

Debut Competition
1st Place: Qianni Luo, Ohio University; Product Placement in the World’s Fastest Blooming Advertising Market: An Analysis of Product Placement in Chinese Television

Open Competition
1st Place: Jared Johnson, Oklahoma State University; News Consumption in the case of the Garifuna People: Reaching the audience or not?

2nd Place: Michel M. Haigh, Pennsylvania State University; Embedded vs. Nonembedded Reporters: Impact on Public Support Toward War

3rd Place: Chung Joo Chung, Kyungpook National University, Heewon Cha, Ewha Womans University, Yunna Rhee, Hankuk University of Foreign Studies; Big Data Analysis of Korea’s Nation Brand


Sunday April 12, 2015 4:30pm - 5:45pm
Conference Room 1

4:30pm

Management, Marketing & Programming Top Paper Presentations

Please join us as we hear the top papers presented from the Management, Marketing & Programming Division.   Vice Chair/Paper Competition Chair: L. Meghan Mahoney, West Chester University of Pennsylvania

Debut Paper Competition 1st Place: Xiaoqun Zhang, University of North Texas; Prosumption, Time Budget, and SNS Use Activities

2nd Place: Ronen Shay, University of Florida; Consumer Preferences and Utilities for Video Consumption Attributes: A Conjoint Analysis

2nd Place: Kelly Meyer, The University of Akron: Getting a Handle on Television Tweets: Comparing Twitter Activity and Television Ratings in Primetime Broadcasts

 

Open Paper Competition 1st Place: Brandon T. Sweitzer, Ohio University; Theoretical Integration: An Active within Structures Approach to Predicting Social Media Use

2nd Place: Louisa Ha, Bowling Green State University; Gi Woong Yun, Bowling Green State University; Ruimeng Yang, Bowling Green State University; US Audiences’ Responses to Digital TV Multicasting: A Case Study Comparing Commercial and Public Broadcast Digital TV Subchannels 


Sunday April 12, 2015 4:30pm - 5:45pm
Conference Room 4

4:30pm

Revolutionary dress up games get serious: Evolving your wardrobe to match your credibility
Television news image consultants agree - looks matter. Presenting how you look is as important to your credibility as what you say. Your audience will make several judgments about you as a journalist within seconds of seeing you on air – you don’t even need to say a word. To be a credible journalist, you must look the part. This panel will show you how those childhood dress up games need to be taken seriously at the anchor desk or in the field.
Moderator: Tom Hallaq, Kansas State University
Panelists: Dana Rosengard, Suffolk University
Laura Rubeli, Publisher, Las Vegas Style Couture magazine
Karen Twomey, WBZ Radio

Sunday April 12, 2015 4:30pm - 5:45pm
Conference Room 2/3

4:30pm

It's the Medium and the Message: The Digital Evolution of International Broadcasting in Revolutionary Times

This panel examines the historical principles of international radio broadcasting, and how stations have evolved both technologically and in terms of who the target audience is. Even with turmoil around the world, governments are questioning the usefulness of these stations and the wisdom of continuing to fund them. The panelists will address these issues and argue that in revolutionary times international radio broadcasting is still effective and needed.
Moderator: Andrew M. Clark, University of Texas - Arlington
Panelists: Andrew M. Clark, University of Texas - Arlington
Thomas B. Christie, University of Texas - Arlington
Daniel Walsh, Appalachian State University
Sam Swan, University of Tennessee


Sunday April 12, 2015 4:30pm - 5:45pm
Pavilion 10

4:30pm

Leveraging Consumer Insights in Support of Sport & Entertainment Media
Sport and entertainment media ignite consumer passion, foster fan engagement and influence the global zeitgeist.  Consumer insights provide context, frame the marketplace and influence media valuation.  Keith will showcase several “real world” presentations featuring a variety of quantitative elements; including NASCAR, model CHRISSY TEIGEN and prolific producer TYLER PERRY.
Speaker: Keith Friedenberg, Executive Vice President, Global Insights Group, WME | IMG

Sunday April 12, 2015 4:30pm - 5:45pm
Pavilion 1

4:30pm

Mary Jane Goes to College: College Media Policies You'll Need When MJ Comes to Your State
This session will explore the unique challenges facing college media after the legalization of recreational marijuana. While Colorado and Washington are at the forefront, many experts agree that the national trend will be for many states to follow. With a mix of federal, state, and local ordinances to consider, it is important that student media policies address issues related to marijuana use by staff, implied or explicit endorsement in student media, and potential advertising/underwriting revenue.
Moderator: Samuel Ebersole, Colorado State University - Pueblo
Panelists: Jenna Mangino, Colorado State University - Pueblo
Gregory N. Luft, Colorado State University
Julie Armstrong, CSU-Pueblo

Sunday April 12, 2015 4:30pm - 5:45pm
Pavilion 3

4:30pm

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. 
Student Competition co-Chair: Brian Shelton, Harper College
Student Competition co-Chair: Evan Wirig,  Grossmont College

Video/Broadcast Production
1st Place:                            Tara Kelly & Kyra Pellant , Pepperdine University; HeartBreak Happy

2nd Place:                          Savannah Pratt & Matthew Sims, Chattahoochee Technical College; Exploited No More

3rd Place:                           Paul Dryden Stalter, Rock Valley College; Papa's Garden

Audio Production
1st Place:                            Tyler Kent Hill, Azusa Pacific University; Discovery: The Road to Hell

2nd Place:                          Brett Wonders & Dan Knapinski, Ohio Northern University; Ohio Northern University Football vs. Muskingum

 


Sunday April 12, 2015 4:30pm - 5:45pm
Pavilion 9

4:30pm

End to End: Building a Streaming Video Solution Fit for Your Institution

Streaming is becoming a key component in many universities and organizations. As streaming continues to grow, so too does the need for a customized workflow.

By choosing best-of-breed technology, new and expert streamers can put together the video delivery system that fits their exact specifications. 

Join streaming industry leaders from Telestream, JW Player and Wowza Media Systems as they discuss best practices in building out a streaming infrastructure that can help your educational institution— from video capture to website playback. 

The experts will cover the end-to-end implementation of a custom streaming workflow, from the camera to the viewing device, including…

  • Production, encoding, transcoding, distribution, and playback
  • Benefits and pitfalls of do-it-yourself video streaming
  • How to connect the major pieces of a streaming architecture
  • Real-life example of a streaming platform

Speakers:

Tom Prehn - Telestream

Eric Boyd – JW Player

Chris Knowlton – Wowza Media Systems


Sunday April 12, 2015 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Conference Room 5/6

6:00pm

BEA Opening Night Awards Ceremony & Reception
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 and recognize BEA's past presidents in honor of our 60th anniversary.

The reception at the Westgate’s Tempo Lounge will immediately follow.

Host: John Allen Hendricks, Stephen F. Austin State University, BEA President 2015-2016

Honoring:
BEA Distinguished Education Service Award Recipient: Jannette Dates, Howard University
BEA Lifetime Achievement in Scholarship Recipient: James G. Webster, Northwestern University
Kenneth Harwood Dissertation Award Recipient: David F. Crider, State University of New York at Oswego

Special Guest: Gary Gumpert, Urban Communication Foundation

BEA 2015-2016 Scholarship Recipients:
Abe Voron Scholarship – Sponsored by the Abe Voron Committee
Matthew Barros, University of Nebraska/Omaha
Maureen Christensen, Illinois State University  

Walter Patterson Scholarships – Sponsored by the National Association of Broadcasters
Conor Boyd, Illinois State University
Erin McCarthy, Illinois State University        

Vincent Wasilewski Scholarship – Sponsored by Patrick Communications, LLC
Ian Murphy, University of North Carolina

Alexander Tanger Scholarship – Sponsored by Alexander M. Tanger
Chelsea Grochocki, Illinois State

BEA Founders Scholarship – Sponsored by BEA
Aubrey Bishop, Pike’s Peak Community College
Patrick Thomas, Aims Community College

Nielsen Company Scholarships – Sponsored by the Nielsen Company
Kirsten Pieri-May, Arkansas State University
Kathleen Serie, University of South Dakota
Jennifer Tintner, University of Florida
Jennifer Weingart, Central Michigan University

Richard Eaton Foundation Scholarship – Sponsored by the Richard Eaton Foundation
Kathryn Havrilla, Central Michigan University

John Bayliss Award – Sponsored by the John Bayliss Foundation
Elena Souris, Trinity University          


Sunday April 12, 2015 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Pavilion 9
 
Monday, April 13
 

8:00am

BEA Interest Division MEGA Meeting

BEA is only as strong as its interest divisions and their unprecedented involvement in making the organization run. Come have breakfast and learn more about BEA and 8 of BEA’s 17 specialized interest divisions. Discover how you can participate and be a part of BEA’s planning process. After a short general session, participants will break out into rooms hosted by division leadership.

During the general session BEA welcomes Katz Media’s Stacey Schulman who is currently chair of the Council for Research Excellence’s Big Data Committee. Stacey will talk to the divisions about the CRE’s recently published Big Data Primer and how it can be used as outreach to the college/university community.

Speakers: Micheal McAlexander, California State University – Fullerton, BEA District Representative
Heather Birks, Broadcast Education Association
Special Guest: Stacey Schulman, Katz Media and Chair, Council for Research Excellence – Big Data Committee


Monday April 13, 2015 8:00am - 8:30am
Pavilion 9

8:30am

Gender & Sexuality Division 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.
Chair: Jennifer Meadows, California State University, Chico
Panelists: Lisa Pecot-Hebert, DePaul University
Casey Hart, Stephen F. Austin State University
Liliana Acevedo Callejas, Ohio University

Monday April 13, 2015 8:30am - 9:45am
Conference Room 4

8:30am

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.
Moderator: Susan L. Brinson, Auburn University
Panelists: Stephen D. Perry, Regent University
Ed Youngblood, Auburn University
James Schiffman, Georgia College & State University

Monday April 13, 2015 8:30am - 9:45am
Pavilion 1

8:30am

Interactive Media & Emerging Technologies Division Business Meeting
The Interactive Media & 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 & 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.
Chair: Dana Coester, West Virginia University
Panelists: Jacob Enfield, California State University - Northridge
Linda Thorsen Bond, Stephen F. Austin State University
Leigh Wright, Murray State University
Howard Goldbaum, University of Nevada, Reno
Lakshmi N. Tirumala, University of Cincinnati
Heather Fiedler, Point Park University
Gina Baleria, California State University - San Francisco

Monday April 13, 2015 8:30am - 9:45am
Pavilion 10

8:30am

Law & Policy Division Business Meeting
The Law & Policy Division's mission is to assist fellow teachers, researchers and practitioners in electronic media Law & 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 & 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 & Policy.
Chair: David Deeley, University of North Florida
Panelists: Heather Polinsky, Central Michigan University
Kevin Johnson, California State University - Long Beach

Monday April 13, 2015 8:30am - 9:45am
Pavilion 11

8:30am

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.
Chair: Tang Tang, University of Akron
Vice Chair: L. Meghan Mahoney, West Chester University of Pennsylvania
Communication Manager: Miao Guo, Ball State University

Monday April 13, 2015 8:30am - 9:45am
Pavilion 2

8:30am

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.
Chair: Phillip Powell, Valparaiso University
Chetachi Egwu, Nova Southeastern University
Victor D Evans, Walden University
Jennifer Bailey Woodard, Middle Tennessee State University
Traci Easley-Williams, Kent State University

Monday April 13, 2015 8:30am - 9:45am
Conference Room 2/3

8:30am

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.
Chair: Thomas Baggerman, Point Park University
Panelist: Lawrence Mullen, University of Nevada @ Las Vegas
Suzann Svatek, Texas A&M University at Commerce
Joshua Sites, Indiana University

Monday April 13, 2015 8:30am - 9:45am
Conference Room 5/6

8:30am

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.
Chair: Michael Whalen, Santa Clara University
Panelists: Marie Elliott, Valdosta State University
Antonio Zarro, Palm Beach Atlantic University
John P McHale, Illinois State University
Mary Beth O'Connor, Purdue University Calumet
Edward J. Fink, California State University - Fullerton
Micheal McAlexander, California State University - Fullerton

Monday April 13, 2015 8:30am - 9:45am
Pavilion 3

10:00am

Research Podium Session: Musings on Clio’s Craft and Electronic Media History -- Louise Benjamin, Professor and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, College of Arts and Sciences, Kansas State University
Since the electronic telegraph largely replaced flag-based semaphore telegraph systems in the early 1800s, electronic media have been shrinking the world. What once took days to communicate, now needed mere hours or even minutes. By the late 1800s the telephone gave voice to communications, and in the early twentieth century both wireless telegraphy and wireless telephony flourished. Wireless telephony became radio broadcasting in the Roaring Twenties, and television followed in the post World War II years. Beginning in the 1980s, cable challenged over-the-air television and, in turn, is being tested by newer forms of electronic communication today. All these communication media share common patterns in their evolutionary history. What are these attributes? How do these commonalities contribute to our historical understanding of communication media? What challenges and opportunities face future media history scholars in researching and comprehending American society through its use of new and old media? This presentation ponders these questions and the future of electronic media history.

Louise Benjamin (Ph.D., University of Iowa) is a professor and the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs in the College of Arts and Sciences at Kansas State University. Her research interests include the history and regulation of electronic media, especially early broadcast radio. She is the author of numerous articles and book chapters on media law and history and two books, The NBC Advisory Council and Radio Program Development, 1926-1945, and Freedom of the Air and the Public Interest: First Amendment Rights in Broadcasting to 1935. The latter received the National Communication Association’s Franklyn S. Haiman Award for Distinguished Scholarship in Freedom of Expression. She is past chair of the BEA Festival of Media Arts, book review editor for the Journal of Broadcasting and Electronic Media, and past chair of BEA’s History and Law & Policy Divisions. She is a former television director-producer and teaches broadcast writing, electronic media history, and telecommunications law and policy. 
Introduction by: Robert K. Avery, University of Utah

Monday April 13, 2015 10:00am - 11:15am
Conference Room 2/3

10:00am

Scholar-to-Scholar Research Presentations (Part I)

BEA introduces the next generation of research presentations with this non-poster poster session.  Special thanks to LG for providing BEA with the opportunity to take research presentations to the next level.

Curriculum, Assessment & Administration Paper Presentations
Trey Stohlman, University of Central Michigan; The Road to Redemption: Reclaiming the Value in Assessment Retention Exams

Jamie Switzer, Colorado State University & Ralph Switzer, Colorado State University; Connectivism: A Teaching Approach for the Digital Era

Writing Division Paper Presentation
Glenda Cantrell Williams, University of Alabama & Daniel Wheatcroft, Birmingham Southern College; President, Shoot to Thrill Productions; Disappearing Voices? Original Screenplays and the Top Ten Box Office

Interactive Media & Emerging Technologies Division Paper Presentations
Robert Bergland, Missouri Western State University, Abby Bonwell, Missouri Western State University, Sunny Medapati, Missouri Western State University,  Sarika Gongalla, Missouri Western State University, Josh Colley, Missouri Western State University & Shawn Force, Missouri Western State University; TV News Websites of the Top 25 Markets

Mary Brooks, Texas Tech University; Uses and Gratifications of E-Readers across Age: A Study of Various Age Cohorts and their Preferences for Traditional versus E-Reading Materials

Peter Rollins, San Francisco State University; Using Transmedia Extensions to Increase Viewer Engagement of Broadcast Network Television Programs

Michael DeVito, George Washington University; Let Me Google That For You: Truth, Thought and Trust In The Age Of Search Engines

Haeun Hong, Ball State University & Michael Lee, Ball State University; Dreaming of a Barrier-Free Video


Monday April 13, 2015 10:00am - 11:15am
Exhibit Hall - Pavilions 4-8

10:00am

A Conversation with Jon Alpert, 2015

Due to popular demand, Jon Alpert, the legendary documentary filmmaker, will return to this year's BEA Convention. Alpert, a fifteen-time National Emmy Award winner and two-time Academy Award nominee, will speak about the responsibility of filmmakers as well as ethics in filmmaking.  Through producing his highly acclaimed documentaries for over forty years, Alpert understands that documenting particular individuals can be thought of as exploitation. What are the responsibilities that we must be aware of when filming particular individuals?

What is acceptable when documenting someone else’s life? How do we assess what is the realm of journalism and what is not?  This is an excellent opportunity to “meet” the celebrated filmmaker who pioneered video journalism decades ago, and is still very much active today.

Moderator: Ryoya Terao, New York City College of Technology


Moderator: Ryoya Terao, New York City College of Technology

Monday April 13, 2015 10:00am - 11:15am
Pavilion 1

10:00am

At the Crossroads: Gender Morphing in the New Media Millennium
Based on an argument that television and print advertisements are powerful means of influence on an individual’s gender identity through various means including creating and supporting certain gender stereotypes, the panel aims to explore and evaluate if since 2000 there has been any particular/substantial shift in gender representation in media; whether current gender images shown on TV and in print support or oppose the claims of gender inequality; and if there has been any change in gender schemas represented by male and female media characters.
Moderator: Jay Start, Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Panelists: Mary Beth Leidman, Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Natalya Vodopyanova, Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Monday April 13, 2015 10:00am - 11:15am
Conference Room 4

10:00am

Digital Evolution to Revolution in Modern Pedagogy
The purpose of this panel is to share how mobile and global technologies are used to facilitate and enhance student learning. Topics include converting a traditional media production class to an online environment, engaging students in an online classroom setting, and use of social media to access community needs for localized journalism. Panelists will not only share what they are doing, but how instructors can incorporate these technologies in their own pedagogy.
Moderator: Samuel H. Edsall, Western Illinois University
Panelists: Paul T.M. Hemenway, Lamar University; Developing a Personal Connection With Impersonal Technology: Applying Classroom Research to Improve Your Online Course Communication
John Hebbeler, University of Cincinnati; Digitizing the Classroom for the Online Environment
Serena Carpenter, Michigan State University; Securing Attention: How to Teach the Selfie Culture
Penchan Phoborisut, University of Utah; Teaching in the Distracted Age: What Communication Students Expect from Online Courses?
Respondent: Frank Barnhart, Columbus State Community College

Monday April 13, 2015 10:00am - 11:15am
Pavilion 10

10:00am

Current Issues in Law and Policy
This longest continuously-offered convention session in BEA history again this year looks at a wide range of important legal and policy issues. These are issues being addressed by Congress, the Administration, the FCC and other agencies, as well as in the courts, 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 key topics relating to electronic communications and media.   
Barry Umansky, BEA’s President and former Deputy General Counsel of the NAB, will moderate the session and pose questions to panelists. Following commentary by the expert panel, session attendees will be able to pose their own questions to the presenters.  A coffee break sponsored by the Digital Policy Institute will immediately follow. 
Moderator: Barry D. Umansky, Ball State University
Panelists: Barbara Kreisman, Chief, Media Services Division, Media Bureau, FCC
Peter Doyle, Chief, Audio Services Division, Media Bureau, FCC
Ann Bobeck, National Association of Broadcasters
Howard M. Liberman, Partner, Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP
Kelly Williams, National Association of Broadcasters

Monday April 13, 2015 10:00am - 11:15am
Pavilion 11

10:00am

Understanding The Complicated World Of Online Advertising
Online advertising presents unique opportunities and challenges. How is online advertising performance measured? How can businesses develop effective advertising strategies in the online environment? How can Internet sales people communicate their message to potential clients? How should clients use standard banner ads, rich media banner ads, pre-roll video, homepage takeovers, and peel downs? Join Dennis Precthl, a media research veteran with more than 25 years of experience, as he helps makes sense of the online advertising environment.
Moderator: Paul MacArthur, Utica College
Speaker: Dennis Prechtl, Manager of Digital Research Strategies, NCC Media; Understanding The Complicated World Of Online Advertising

Monday April 13, 2015 10:00am - 11:15am
Conference Room 1

10:00am

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. 

Competition Vice Chair: Sara Magee, Loyola University Maryland
Faculty Competition Chair: Trina T. Creighton, University of Nebraska – Lincoln
Student Radio News Chair: Gina Baleria, California State University – San Francisco
Student Feature News Chair: Michael Riecke, SUNY- Oswego
Student Hard News Co-Chair: Donna Smith, Lyndon State College
Student Hard News Co-Chair: Tom Hallaq, Kansas State University
Student Newscast Chair (3 days/less): Mary Rogus, Ohio University
Student Newscast Chair (4/5 days): Bob Gould, Michigan State University
Student News Talent Chair: Herbert Dunmore, Loyola University Maryland

Faculty News Competition
Radio News Reporting
Best of Competition:       David Chanatry, Utica College; Small Town Heroin Abuse

Television News Reporting
Best of Competition:       John C.P. Goheen, Loyola University Chicago; Hawaiian Chickens

Student News Competition
Radio Feature Reporting
1st Place:                            Sarah Zahedi, University of Southern California; Me, My Dad and Marvin Gaye

2nd Place:                          Denise Guerra, University of Southern California; Metal Recyclers Look for Big Cash-Ins

3rd Place:                           Rosalie Murphy, University of Southern California; LA Bus Driver Sees All Sides of the City

Honorable Mention:        Peter Haden, Arizona State University; Race Fans Flock for the "Almost Crashes"

Radio Hard News Reporting
1st Place:                            Jess Clark, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill; Ridesharing Apps Cause Concern for Local Taxi Companies

2nd Place:                          Haddy Badjie, Western Kentucky University; Ferguson's Faithful Fighters

3rd Place:                           Logan Heley, University of Southern California; Reactions from the City of Bell

Honorable Mention:                       Molly Evans, University of Oklahoma; A New Kind of Classroom

Radio Newscast
1st Place:                            Neil A. Carousso, Rich DeKorte, Dan Savarino & WRHU News Team, Hofstra University; WRHU-FM’s Newsline: Monday, October 27, 2014

2nd Place:                          Melissa Friend & Christian Oberly, Rowan University; The Rowan Report

3rd Place:                           Louis Fernandez, Zach Mayo & James Kaminsky, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill; Carolina Connection-Jan. 25, 2014

Honorable Mention:        Amanda N. Font, San Francisco State University; KSFS Newscast-Nov. 5, 2014

Television Feature News Reporting
1st Place:                            Jeremy Harris, Brigham Young University; Stuck Sailors

2nd Place:                          Kristen Hwang, Kassandra Gonzalez & Jacob Tibi, Arizona State University; Thicker than Water

3rd Place:                           Taylor Budge & Karsen Forsman, St. Cloud State University; Lighting the Heavens, One Last Time

Honorable Mention:        Susanna Black, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill; Swinging Footbridges

Honorable Mention:        Chelsea Eaton, University of Nebraska-Lincoln; The Drone Journalism Debate

Television Hard News Reporting
1st Place (tie):                   Jatara McGee & Joyce Koh, University of Maryland; DC Ferguson: Protestors Respond to Decision in Ferguson

1st Place (tie):                   Marissa Parra & Jatara McGee, University of Maryland; Explosive Findings: Rosedale Train Derailment

2nd Place:                          Jamie Warren, Arizona State University; New Bike Share Offers Green Way to Get Around Phoenix

3rd Place:                           Justin Ashby, Brigham Young University; Utah Underemployment

Honorable Mention:        Emani Payne, Northern Arizona University; Emani Payne Ebola Potentially Reaches Arizona

Television News Anchor
1st Place:                            Analise Ortiz, Arizona State University; Analise Ortiz-Television Anchor

2nd Place:                          Clayton Cummins, Central Michigan University; Clayton Cummins Anchor Montage

3rd Place:                           Megan Thompson, Arizona State University; Megan Thompson-Television Anchor

Honorable Mention:        Scott Allen Martin, University of Central Oklahoma; News Anchoring

Television Newscast (airing 3 days per week or less)
1st Place:                            Emilio Ramos, Michael Wiener & Lyanne Valdez, St. Cloud State University; UTVS News En Espanol

2nd Place:                          Cory Sanchez, West Virginia University; WVU News "Special Edition"-All Things Social Media

3rd Place:                           Mahkia Clark, Mackenzie Enich, Cole Havens & Jenna Heberden, University of Montana; UM News

Honorable Mention:        Amy Leigh Ellmers, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill; Carolina Week-Dec. 3, 2014

Television Newscast (airing 4 or 5 days per week)
1st Place:                            Elizabeth Burda, Danielle Maroney, Taylor Budge & Colette Jackson, St. Cloud State University; UTVS News-Nov. 24, 2014

2nd Place:                          Sarah Brown, University of Arkansas; Tornadoes Devastate Central Arkansas

3rd Place:                           Lauren King, Madeline Stebbins & Olivia McKennon, University of Oklahoma; OU Nightly

Honorable Mention:        Miriam Cresswell, Sudu Upadhyay, Bailey Braseth & Houston Brock, University of Mississippi; Newswatch 99-4/29/14

TV Weathercaster
1st Place:                            Sean Bellafiore, University of Florida; A Spooky Cold Halloween in North Florida-Sean Bellafiore

2nd Place:                          John Mayer, Mississippi State University; WJTV Weathercast 12/14/2014

3rd Place:                           Alena Lee, Arizona State University; Alena Lee Weather

Honorable Mention:        Spinks Megginson, University of Alabama; WVUA News at 10pm Forecast-Spinks Megginson

 


Monday April 13, 2015 10:00am - 11:15am
Pavilion 9

10:00am

'Have you thought about just putting it on YouTube?': Exploring the benefits and challenges of linear media for student productions
Student-produced programming is an important pedagogical tool, but securing the best form of distribution can be challenge. The digital revolution has opened up more forms of distribution, but is it always the best choice to "put it on YouTube?" What are the benefits and challenges of producing content for traditional linear distribution models? This panel will examine the pedagogical, financial, and organizational factors that faculty and administrators face when deciding how to distribute content. Moderator: Amy Crawford, Youngstown State University
Panelists: Fred Owens, Youngstown State University
Bradley L. Weaver, Westminster College, Pennsylvania
Diane Guerrazzi, San Jose State University
Dave Fisher, The Ohio State University
Brian Sheridan, Mercyhurst University

Monday April 13, 2015 10:00am - 11:15am
Conference Room 5/6

10:00am

The Class in Radio Broadcasters Want You to Offer
A research study on the state of radio revealed that when it comes to jobs, the most in-demand job is in the area of radio sales. However, most colleges don’t provide any training in radio sales. Learn why the industry wants you to be more active in this area of your media education program and why they will hire virtually every student you train.
Moderator: Dick Taylor, Western Kentucky University
Panelists: John Potter, Vice Presdient, Radio Advertising Bureau
Paul Rotella, President/CEO, New Jersey Broadcasters Association
Derron Steenbergen, Chief Revenue Officer, Commonwealth Broadcasting
Bob Proffitt, President/CEO, Alpha Media, LLC

Monday April 13, 2015 10:00am - 11:15am
Pavilion 2

10:00am

Writing the short film: Not a feature, and not just an exercise
Rooted in both narrative research and decades of pedagogical experience, this panel will discuss the unique challenges, opportunities, and strategies of the most common format of narrative media education today -- the short film. Panelists discuss short film writing not as a mini-feature, but as a format all its own.
Moderator: Michael C. Smith, Pepperdine University
Panelists: Chris Krebsbach, Los Angeles Film Studies Center / Azusa Pacific University
Susan Salas, Pepperdine University
John Bucher, Los Angeles Film Studies Center
Jeremy Casper, Los Angeles Film Studies Center

Monday April 13, 2015 10:00am - 11:15am
Pavilion 3

11:30am

Scholar-to-Scholar Research Presentations (Part II)

BEA introduces the next generation of research presentations with this non-poster poster session.  Special thanks to LG for providing BEA with the opportunity to take research presentations to the next level.

Management, Marketing & Programming Paper Presentations
Gwangjae Kim, Hanyangcyber University; Sora Park, University of Canberra & Seung-hyeok Baek, Korea Creative Content Agency; Profit Sharing and Issues of Conflict Among Stakeholders in the Korean Television Market: A Delphi Study on Content Providers and Distributors

David Sedman, Southern Methodist University; Television Parts: Television Segments Value

Sports Division Paper Presentations
Jamie Litty, University of North Carolina – Pembroke & Michael Litty, University of North Carolina - Pembroke; Gender Bias on Ice? Content Analysis of Figure Skating Commentary in the 2014 Winter Olympics on NBCSN

Dustin Hahn, West Texas A&M University & Glenn Cummins, Texas Tech University; Exciting Plays and Boring Numbers: Examining the Role of Fanship, Exemplar, and Time Perception and Recall Accuracy

Eric Nehm, Kansas State University; What the People Want: Broadcaster Perceptions of Advanced Statistics in Baseball Broadcasts

News Division Paper Presentations
1st Place Debut – News Paper Competition:
Adrienne Garvey, Regent University; A Witness to History: The Emotional Toll on Journalists Who Witnessed the Suicide of Budd Dwyer

Michel M. Haigh, Pennsylvania State University;    Substantive vs Hype: Comparing Broadcast News and Comedy Show Sound bites, Visuals, and Audio During the 2012 Presidential Election

Documentary Division Paper Presentation
Documentary Paper Competition Winner:
Julia E. Largent, Bowling Green State University; Recording One Day in Your Life: An Exploration of Two User-Submitted Documentaries


Monday April 13, 2015 11:30am - 12:45pm
Exhibit Hall - Pavilions 4-8

11:30am

Research Podium Session: How Do Audiences Take Shape? -- James G. Webster, Professor of Communication Studies, Northwestern University

For 40 years, BEA’s 2015 Lifetime Achievement in Scholarship recipient, James Webster, has been asking the question “how do audiences take shape?” His first answer was published in 1983. Since then, it seems digital media have changed everything. But despite claims that anywhere anytime media have put people in charge, it’s not so simple. Webster’s new answer forms the basis of a recent book The Marketplace of Attention: How Audiences Take Shape in a Digital Age, which he’ll discuss during the podium session.

James Webster is a Professor of Communication Studies at Northwestern University. He got his PhD from Indiana University in 1980.  He’s been at Northwestern since 1986, including several years as the Senior Associate Dean of the School of Communication.  During that time, he helped create the School’s doctoral program in Media, Technology and Society. His students have won dissertation awards from BEA and NCA.

Webster’s own research focuses on media audiences. His two most recent books are; The Marketplace of Attention: How Audiences Take Shape in a Digital Age (2014 MIT Press) and the fourth edition of Ratings Analysis: Audience Measurement and Analytics with Patricia Phalen and Lawrence Lichty (2014 Routledge).  Webster is a long-time member of BEA and has been on the editorial board of the Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media for 30 years. He is also on the editorial boards of the Journal of Communication and the International Journal of Communication. In 2012 he won the University of Amsterdam’s Denis McQuail award for writing the article that best advanced communication theory. In addition to his research and teaching, Webster works from time to time as a consultant for audience measurement and media companies.
Introduction by: Robert K. Avery, University of Utah


Monday April 13, 2015 11:30am - 12:45pm
Conference Room 2/3

11:30am

Staying Ahead of the Digital Evolution: Conducting Effective Assessment of Broadcast and Digital Media Programs
The broadcast and media industries are changing so fast in this period of digital evolution and for colleges and universities periodic program assessment is no longer sufficient. This panel is designed to help guide those running broadcast and digital media programs through a system of continual assessment. This practice will keep their programs ahead of the curve in digital evolution as well as satisfy regional accreditation.
Moderator: Keith Corso, Westminster College
Panelists: Michael Whalen, Santa Clara University
Amy Crawford, Youngstown State University
Thom Baggerman, Point Park University

Dalia Ashmawi, The American University in Cairo

Respondent: Shawn Montano, Emily Griffith Technical College;

Monday April 13, 2015 11:30am - 12:45pm
Pavilion 10

11:30am

The Backyard Documentary: Community Stories Revealed through the Inside Lens

Many filmmakers focus on stories that stem directly from their own communities and produce films ranging from issue driven documentaries to character driven films. This panel will examine the documentary filmmaker working in his or her community and revealing the story as an insider. Panelists will share their experiences and insight on collecting, preserving, interpreting, critiquing and sharing the stories of their own communities. 

Moderator: Helena Vanhala, Robert Morris University
Panelists: Cigdem Slankard, Robert Morris University
Brian Plow, Ohio University
Jason Brown, Valdosta State University
Kristine Mirrer, Ph.D., Kean University

Monday April 13, 2015 11:30am - 12:45pm
Pavilion 3

11:30am

Trolling for Treasures: Finding AV gems in the Vietnam Archive and Southwest Collection
Every year more researchers discover the treasures hidden in archival collections across the nation. These repositories literally have shelves of materials waiting to be used in all kinds of projects from documentary films to the local news channel’s nightly broadcast. This panel will not only show the audience how to mine archival collections for some hidden gems, but will also lead them through the process of licensing the materials for use in their own projects.
Moderator: Ed Youngblood, Auburn University
Panelists: Sheon Montgomery, Texas Tech University; Bringing Hidden Gems to Light in the Vietnam Archive
B. Lynn Whitfield, Texas Tech University; Discovering Hidden Gems in the Archives: How to Find and Access Underutilized AV Collections
Amy Mondt, Texas Tech University; How to Polish your Archival Gems and Make them Shine

Monday April 13, 2015 11:30am - 12:45pm
Conference Room 1

11:30am

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: Howard Goldbaum, University of Nevada - Reno
Faculty Competition Vice Chair: Lakshmi Tirumala, University of Cincinnati
Student Competition Chair: Heather Starr Fiedler, Point Park University
Student Competition Vice Chair: Gina Baleria; California State University - San Francisco

Faculty Interactive Multimedia Competition
Documentary/Promotional/Informational
Best of Competition:       Gina Baleria, Sally Mudd, Vincent James & Susan Anthony, San Francisco State University; Getting Lean: A Journey Toward Better Health Care

Solo
Best of Competition:       Shelly Hokanson, James Madison University; Wildlife Center Patient Care App

Student Interactive Multimedia Competition
Solo
1st Place:                            Leopold Stübner SJ, Loyola University Chicago; What the Yak !? - Exploring the Ethics of Anonymity

2nd Place:                          Katie Amann, Michigan State University; Living with Alzheimer's

Small Team
1st Place:                            Kristina Bethea, Krystyna Singleton & Ryan Gonzalez, California State University, Northridge; Yushy Yump

2nd Place:                          Amanda Proscia & Kristen Lynch, Michigan State University; Focus on #FirstWorld

3rd Place:                           Maria Biggs, Luis R. Corrons, Jr. & Cody Gindy, DePaul University; Game Show in a Box

Large Team
1st Place:                            Derek Parker , Rebekah Gourley, Whitney Meador & Stephanie Martin, Missouri State University; Interactive Website for Interdisciplinary Programs, Missouri State University

2nd Place:                          Kara O'Halloran , Lucas Lovett, Matthew Culloty, Jessica Kingman, Philip Page, Tynesha Brown, Daron Vaught & Morgan Hembarsky, Elon University; Finca La Esperanza

3rd Place:                           Laura Smith, Brenna Mickey, Jen Buxton, Melody Mechanic, Reggie Peterson, Aaron Petrick & Brandon Himmelman, Elon University; Restore Old Havana



Monday April 13, 2015 11:30am - 12:45pm
Pavilion 9

11:30am

Broadband Expansion, Spectrum Auctions, Net Neutrality and the IP Transition – Legal and Policy Challenges in the Digital Age
This session – populated by academics, legal practitioners and government officials – will provide updates and analyses on issues that, when resolved, will govern and influence American telecommunications systems for the foreseeable future. What’s the status of the FCC “forward and reverse” spectrum auctions? How will FCC and Congressional actions affect the “open Internet.” What steps can federal and state governments, as well as telecommunications carriers, take to expand broadband in both urban and rural areas, and to further a problem-free transition to fully Internet-protocol systems?
Moderator: Robert Yadon, Ball State University
Panelists: Davina S. Sashkin, J.D., Fletcher, Heald & Hidreth
Nicol Turner-Lee, Minority Media Telecommunications Council
Stuart N. Brotman, J.D., Non-Resident Senior Fellow, Center for Technology Innovation within Governance Studies Brookings Institution & Lecturer, Harvard Law School

Monday April 13, 2015 11:30am - 12:45pm
Pavilion 11

11:30am

Social Media as Marketing and Programming Content
This panel looks at the ways that social media suffuse electronic media marketing and programming content, with direct applications for educators and industry professionals. Twitter, Facebook, and other social media are ubiquitous in the marketing of television and movies. While jaded audience members have tired of sales messages being pushed at them, they continue to respond to fresh marketing approaches, such as trans-media storytelling, content-related games, and unique challenges. In addition to their use in marketing, social media now comprise content within programs themselves; examples include Twitter-based segments and Twitter crawls, and programs that promote dual screen viewing such as those of the CW, Tosh.0, and reality shows, as well as major live events such as the Academy Awards.
Moderator: Shelley Jenkins, California State University - Fullerton
Panelists: Carol Ames, California State University, Fullerton
Philippe Perebinossoff, California State University, Fullerton
Joe Saltzman, University of Southern California - Annenberg; The Rise of the Multi-Screen Consumer: The Effect of the Use of the Internet and TV Simultaneously on the Future Consumption of Media

Monday April 13, 2015 11:30am - 12:45pm
Conference Room 4

11:30am

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.
Chair: Mary Blue, Tulane University
Panelists: Nancy MacKenzie Dupont, University of Mississippi
Lydia Timmins, University of Delaware
Julian Rodriguez, University of Texas - Arlington
Kim Fox, American University in Cairo
Sara Magee, Loyola University Maryland
Donna Smith, Lyndon State College
Tom Hallaq, Kansas State University
Michael James Riecke, SUNY - Oswego
Mary T. Rogus, Ohio University
Bob Gould, Michigan State University
Herbert Dunmore, Loyola University Maryland
Gina Baleria, California State University - San Francisco
Trina T. Creighton, University of Nebraska @ Lincoln

Monday April 13, 2015 11:30am - 12:45pm
Pavilion 2

11:30am

Running the Option Play: Can (or Should) Sports Journalists Be Taught How to Be Sports Personalities?
Never before have sports journalists been under so much pressure to raise their public profile in digital media and to maintain a “personal brand.” This all-star panel addresses how journalism schools could better prepare students to become “sports personalities.” To be considered: What is the line between being a sports journalist and being a sports personality? And how does a social media-friendly “personal brand" affect the editorial judgement of a sports journalist?
Moderator: Kenneth A. Fischer, University of Oklahoma
Panelists: Ian C. Punnett, Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication
Miles Romney, Arizona State University
Marie C. Hardin, Pennsylvania State University
Marianne Barrett, Arizona State University
John Hanson, Program Director, 610 Sports Radio-Kansas City, former program director of ESPN Radio 920/Fox Sports Radio 1460-Las Vegas
Barry Orr, University of Oklahoma

Monday April 13, 2015 11:30am - 12:45pm
Conference Room 5/6

11:30am

Funding the small school radio station: Challenges and solutions
This will be a discussion panel regarding the challenges faced by small schools to adequately fund student-run, terrestrial broadcast radio stations.
Moderator: Troy L. Hunt, Northwest College
Panelists: Brian Shelton, Harper College

Jim Yeager, Highland Community College
Dan Kimbrough, Misericordia University


Monday April 13, 2015 11:30am - 12:45pm
Pavilion 1

1:00pm

BEA Past Presidents: Reflection on How We Got Here and Where We Are Going

BEA Presidents from the past few decades will look at the major historical events that shaped our association.  They'll talk about what BEA was like during their terms and discuss the major issues and challenges faced by the organization. More importantly, they will tap into their historical perspectives to make recommendations about ways to improve BEA, including service to our members, growth and fund-raising.  This session will be a roundtable discussion.
Moderator:  John Allen Hendricks, Stephen F. Austin State University, BEA President 2015-16
Panelists: Larry Lichty, Northwestern University; BEA President 1989-90
 J. William Poole, BEA President 1992-93
Lynne Gross; California State University, Fullerton; BEA President 1994-95
Joe Foote, University of Oklahoma; BEA President 1995-96
Roger Hadley, Oklahoma Baptist University; BEA President 1997-98 
Norm Medoff, Northern Arizona University; BEA President 1998-99
Steve Anderson, James Madison University; BEA President 2004-05
Joe Misiewicz, Ball State University & Indiana Broadcasters Association; BEA President 2005-06
Glenda Williams, University of Alabama, BEA President 2009-10
Max Utsler, University of Kansas; BEA President 2010-11
Sam Sauls, Susquehanna University, BEA President 2011-12
Greg Newton, Ohio University, BEA President 2012-13
Barry D. Umansky, Ball State University; BEA President 2014-15


Monday April 13, 2015 1:00pm - 2:15pm
Pavilion 2

1:00pm

Scholar-to-Scholar Research Presentations (Part III)

BEA introduces the next generation of research presentations with this non-poster poster session.  Special thanks to LG for providing BEA with the opportunity to take research presentations to the next level.

Multicultural Studies Paper Presentations
Phylis Johnson, Southern Illinois University @ Carbondale & Jonathan Pluskota, University of Southern Mississippi-Hattiesburg; Celebrity, Hip Hop and The Black Radio Legacy in the Digital Era Hearing Ferguson in Revolutionary Times 

Chetachi Egwu, Nova Southeastern University; A Comparative Analysis of Messages Received on Tinder by Hispanic/Latino Women and Caucasian Women             

Research Division Paper Presentations
Jason Holley, University of Nevada, Las Vegas; The Development of Coding Instrumentation for Identifying Frames in Media Portrayals of Climate Change

Michael Friedman, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga; Visual War: An Examination of the Persuasive Power of Encouraging Versus Discouraging Photographs

Nicole Clarke, Syracuse University, Valerie Mesa-Vega, Syracuse University, Crystal Williams, Syracuse University & Guanxiong Qin, Syracuse University; Advergaming: Can It Increase Television Viewership?

Sankerdas Latthanhot, Ohio University; Remembering Gains or Losses: A Quasi Experimental Study on Message Framing Effects on Anti-Smoking Advertisement Recall Among College Students

Bernard R. McCoy, University of Nebraska @ Lincoln; 2014 Journalism Graduate Skills for the Professional Workplace: Expectations from Journalism Professionals and Educators

Bridget Rubenking, University of Central Florida; Social and Content-Relevant Second Screens: Successful for Sports Enjoyment?

Yonghwang Kim, University of Alabama; Implications of Counter-Attitudinal Media Exposure: Influence of Cross-Cutting Exposure on Political Knowledge, Polarization, and Participation

        

 


Monday April 13, 2015 1:00pm - 2:15pm
Exhibit Hall - Pavilions 4-8

1:00pm

Sports Media as the Lab for Teaching Gender Issues
This session discusses strategies for using sports to examine the social construction of gender identity, and how media can inadvertently reinforce existing stereotypes and gender dynamics and at other times challenge existing preconceptions. The session will offer practical advice – lesson plans, class discussion topics and evaluation rubrics – as well as discuss broader concepts such as the intersection of gender, race and sexuality and their impact on sports coverage.
Moderator: Brad Gorham, Syracuse University
Panelists: Anne Osborne, Syracuse University
Danielle Sarver Coombs, Kent State University
Molly Yanity, Quinnipiac University

Monday April 13, 2015 1:00pm - 2:15pm
Conference Room 2/3

1:00pm

Mobile First: An Experiment in Reporting for the Small Screen
Members of a faculty, student, and Innovator-in-Residence team share their approach, process and lessons learned in a new experimental storytelling course. The course was designed to incubate an in-depth, mobile first reporting project for smartphones that incorporated a mix of data visualization, audio, video, social media and traditional boots-on-the-ground reporting.
Moderator: Dana Coester, West Virginia University
John Temple, West Virginia University
Sarah Slobin, Wall Street Journal
Gina Martino Dahlia, West Virginia University

Monday April 13, 2015 1:00pm - 2:15pm
Pavilion 10

1:00pm

Television and Socialization
This panel explores the impact of television upon the social construction of reality. Television provides a window through which many view the world. Often people act not upon first-hand knowledge of phenomena, but upon the images provided by television. These images often determine how certain groups are perceived by others as well as self-concept. This panel examines television's impact upon socialization in four areas: Television News, Advertising, Religion, Political Communication and Film.
Moderator: Edward Welch, Grambling State University
Panelists: Cynthia McGhee, Southern University A&M College; Black Female Images in the Films of Tyler Perry
Lorraine Fuller, Southern University and A&M College; Blazing the Trail of Inclusion in Television Advertising: From Aunt Jemima to Cheerios
Mahmoud A. Braima, Southern University and A&M College; Impact of Political Communication on Voters' Choices
Raquel Sims, Southern University and A&M College; The Use of Cell Phone, Surveillance Video, Mugshots and News Video in the Depictions of Minority Alleged Criminals

Monday April 13, 2015 1:00pm - 2:15pm
Conference Room 1

1:00pm

AIRCHECK: making the most of your student newscast
Many of us are producing newscasts with students. The variables may be different (live/taped, daily/weekly, volunteer/for credit) but the challenges are likely the same. Some of us have found unique or clever ways to work around the problems and get the most for our efforts. In AIRCHECK, we'll show examples, share experiences and solutions, and hopefully send you on your way toward a new and improved news product on your campus.
Moderator: Dana Rosengard, Suffolk University
Panelists: Ben Bogardus, Quinnipiac University

Simon Perez, Syracuse University  

Joe Sampson, Miami University of Ohio


Monday April 13, 2015 1:00pm - 2:15pm
Pavilion 3

1:00pm

Any Way You Run It: College Radio and the Future of the Industry
Now more than ever, college radio has become integral to preparing future broadcasters and producers for a career in the radio industry. And, as online radio becomes more of a player in the industry game, college broadcasters have the opportunity to impact what the radio industry’s future may be. Our panel of premiere college radio advisors will debate the virtues of strict versus more free-form running of college radio, as well as the importance of utilizing social media, in-studio cameras, blogs, and other traditionally non-radio elements to enhance the medium and help define its future.

Moderator: Gina Baleria, California State University - San Francisco
Jeff Jacoby, San Francisco State University, Advisor to KSFS Radio
Tom Vesci, Asnuntuck Community College, Advisor to WACC 107.7
Gina Baleria, California State University - San Francisco, Radio and Digital Media Instructor
Lance Liguez, University of Texas at Arlington; Faculty Advisor, UTA Radio
Pamela J. Ohrt, Wartburg College & Iowa College Media Association; KWAR Advisor



Monday April 13, 2015 1:00pm - 2:15pm
Conference Room 4

1:00pm

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.
Student Festival Chair: Bobby Chastain, Purdue University - West Lafayette
Faculty Festival Chair: Jared Johnson, Oklahoma State University

Student Sports Competition
Radio Sports Story / Feature / News
1st Place:                            Gina Carlson, St. Cloud State University; Senior Salute, St. Cloud State Men's Hockey Team

2nd place (tie):                  Rich DeKorte, Hofstra University; Dave Finn Golf Fan / Golfer Inspiration

2nd place (tie):                  Evan Nemec, University of North Texas; KNTU Sportscast - November 18, 2014

Honorable Mention:        Kerri Schreiber, Hofstra University; New York Islanders Players Inspire School Children

Radio/TV Sports Event, Play-by-Play Talent
1st Place:                            Jevin Redman & Jake Sexton, University of Southern Indiana; USI vs. Shroter: Mens Basketball

2nd place:                          Jackson Baird, Rowan University; Rowan Baseball vs. TCNJ

3rd Place:                           Kerry Crowley, Arizona State University; Bourne Braves vs. Cotuit Kettleers, Cape Cod Baseball League

Honorable Mention:        Declan Goff & Jeremiah Graves, St. Cloud State University; Division 1 Men's Hockey, University of Minnesota vs. St. Cloud State

Honorable Mention:        Evan Nemec & Dan Andrieu, University of North Texas; Denton Guyer v Southlake Carroll on KNTU

TV Sports Story / Feature
1st Place:                            Xavier Rangel, Holly Switay & David Pearson, Northern Arizona University; Logging Sports

2nd place:                          Megan Maschoff  & Jeremiah Kuehne, Bethany Lutheran College; Senior Spotlight - Zach Palmquist

3rd Place:                           Aaron Van Auken, Andrew Bultemeier, Brad Dailey & Ryan Bickford, Ball State University; One Drive: The James Blackwell Story

Honorable Mention:        Jeremy Klein & Taylor Budge, St. Cloud State University; Tradition of Excellence

Honorable Mention:        Ngozika Nwoko, University of North Carolina — Chapel Hill; Football Field Prep

Honorable Mention:        Nick Jules, University of Oklahoma; Racing for the Cure

Honorable Mention:        Sam Rabadi, Arizona State University; Rachael Adams USA Women's Volleyball

TV Sports Talent (Anchor/Host)
1st Place:                            Ted Leroux, St. Cloud State University; Ted Leroux

2nd place:                          Taylor Newcomb, University of Oklahoma; Taylor Newcomb Sports Talent

3rd Place:                           Jeremy Klein, St. Cloud State University; Jeremy Klein Reel

Honorable Mention:        Taylor Budge, St. Cloud State University; Taylor Budge- Demo Reel

Honorable Mention:        Mason Prince, University of Oklahoma; Mason Prince Sports Talent

TV Sports Event Production
Honorable Mention:        Ball State Sports Link, Ball State University; Sports Link TV: Women's Volleyball vs. NIU

Honorable Mention:        Anthony Miller, Preston Schultz, Logan Hoppe & Brian Christensen, Bethany Lutheran College; Maverick Hockey Weekend NMU vs MSU Overtime Winner

TV Sports News Program
1st Place:                            Louis Fernandez, University of North Carolina — Chapel Hill; Sports Xtra — April 21, 2014

2nd place:                          In The Game - Spring 2014 Staff, Pennsylvania State University; In The Game - Episode 303

3rd Place (tie):                   Alex Glass, Dani Thompson, Alanna Delfino & Steph Martinez, University of Maryland; ViewFinder: The Other Games

3rd Place (tie):                   Heather Healy, Olivia McKennon & Taylor Newcomb, University of Oklahoma; Sooner Sports Pad

Honorable Mention:        Casey Ferreirae, Josh Frons, Arianna Grainey & Kari Osep, Arizona State University; Cronkite Sports on Fox Sports Arizona

Honorable Mention:        Molly Oak, University of North Carolina — Chapel Hill; Sports Xtra — November 24, 2014

 


Monday April 13, 2015 1:00pm - 2:15pm
Pavilion 9

1:00pm

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.
Chair: Chad J. Roberts, Central Michigan University
Panelists: Sam Lovato, Colorado State University - Pueblo
Phil R Hoffman, University of Central Missouri
Jenna Mangino, Colorado State University - Pueblo

Monday April 13, 2015 1:00pm - 2:15pm
Conference Room 5/6

1:00pm

Student Production Showcase
Student productions from 2-Year/Small Schools are showcased. This is an opportunity for student works to be displayed and the challenges discussed that are facing small schools.
Moderator: Thomas McDonnell, Metropolitan Community College

Barbara Calabrese, Columbia College Chicago

Heather Stilwell, California Baptist College

Kim Wells, Delta College

Scott Alboum, Rider College

Shawn Montano, Emily Griffith Technical College

 

Monday April 13, 2015 1:00pm - 2:15pm
Pavilion 1

1:00pm

Across the Divide?: Writing Characters vs. Action
We often talk about “character-driven” vs. “plot(action)-driven” scripts. But is it possible to balance the two? Do techniques for writing characters vs. action vary from genre to genre, or format to format? Should we encourage students to write action-oriented/big budget scripts, or to start with character-driven pieces that they might be able to produce themselves? Panelists will address these questions, and session attendees will be encouraged to contribute their thoughts as well.
Moderator: Kevin J. Corbett, Central Michigan University
Panelists: Stephanie Rice, University of Central Florida
Trey Stohlman, Central Michigan University

Monday April 13, 2015 1:00pm - 2:15pm
Pavilion 11

2:30pm

Shun the academic ‘silo’: Interdisciplinary collaboration — pedagogical revolutions toward an integrated media curriculum
University presidents call for it. Academic incentives exist to promote it. Yet personal and professional impasses remain. Media educators and industry professionals want students ready for an integrated marketplace. Programs of study typically require students to complete coursework outside of their chosen major, but many fail to make the connection. Join our panelists as they share pedagogical strategies for and administrative implications of interdisciplinary endeavors. All have reached “across the aisle” — you can too.
Moderator: Laura Mulligan, Ball State University
Panelists: Adam J. Kuban, Ball State University
Reginald Owens, Louisiana Tech University
Jeff Spurlock, Troy University
Stephen Marshall, East Tennessee State University
Terry Likes, Tennessee State University

Monday April 13, 2015 2:30pm - 3:45pm
Pavilion 1

2:30pm

Radio and Media During World War II

World War II ushered in the era when media played an important role in the war effort. As a nation, the war completely transformed our lives with media leading the charge This panel will look at some of the ways that media was used and contributed to the war effort, how censorship in documentary film prevented us from telling the story of the Tuskegee Airmen, and a how advances in radio were used to extend our intelligence gathering.
Moderator: Noah Arceneaux, San Diego State University
Panelists: Michael C. Keith, Boston College
 Fritz J. Messere, SUNY - Oswego
Susan L. Brinson, Auburn University
Louise M. Benjamin, Kansas State University
Thomas Mascaro, Bowling Green State University;


Monday April 13, 2015 2:30pm - 3:45pm
Conference Room 2/3

2:30pm

Engaging News Project: Making News More Democratically Beneficial and Commercially Viable
The Engaging News Project is a research group that helps newsrooms meet their business and journalistic goals. We will show how our research on social media, comment sections, and online polls and quizzes can be applied to the classroom and in newsrooms.
Moderator: Natalie Jomini Stroud, University of Texas at Austin
Panelists:  Katie Steiner, University of Texas at Austin

Cynthia Peacock, University of Texas at Austin
Natalie Jomini Stroud, University of Texas at Austin


Monday April 13, 2015 2:30pm - 3:45pm
Pavilion 10

2:30pm

National Media Policies and Transnational Media Contents
This panel’s research papers examine national policy development and transnational media content around the world, with a specific emphasis on Asia. Policy and content are intertwined in the recent spate of media policy revisions resulting from technological evolution, political change, and the appearance of new media platforms. This panel will look at the relationships between policy and media content through analyses of five case studies.
Moderator: Drew McDaniel, Ohio University
Panelists: Jennifer Bell, Ohio University; Brand Britain: How popular British TV shows capitalize on and commodify signifiers of Britishness for global audiences.
Masudul Biswas, Loyola University Maryland; New Broadcast Policy in Bangladesh: Will it curtail the freedom?
Quan Xie, Bradley University; Propaganda, Commercialization, and Presentation of “Chinese Dream”: The Usage of Micro-blogging among Chinese Television Networks
Chalisa Magpanthong, Bangkok University; Drew McDaniel, Ohio University; The Asian transition to digital broadcasting: Thailand enters a new television era
Yearry Panji Setianto, Ohio University; Nuurianti Jalli, Ohio University; Transnational Media Flow in the Malay world: Media Policy of Cross-border Broadcasting Content in Indonesia and Malaysia

Monday April 13, 2015 2:30pm - 3:45pm
Conference Room 5/6

2:30pm

The 168 Film Project: A Unique Opportunity 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 student and faculty competitors. In this panel, Professor Kara Jolliff Gould and 168 Board Member Brian Bird (TV writer and producer best known for Evening Shade, Touched by An Angel, and When Calls the Heart) explain the outstanding opportunities offered to competitors in the 168 Film Project, and recent 168 filmmakers share their stories of struggles 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, and to become involved yourself! Winners receive cash and film industry recognition. Moderator: Kara Jolliff Gould, John Brown University
Panelists: Brian Bird, Believe Pictures
Kara Jolliff Gould, John Brown University
David Kiang, Independent Producer
Amanda Llewellyn, Four L Films
Wes Llewellyn, Four L Films

Monday April 13, 2015 2:30pm - 3:45pm
Pavilion 2

2:30pm

Research Division - Top Paper Presentations

Please join us as we hear the top papers presented from the Research Division.  
Vice Chair/Paper Competition Chair: Lawrence Mullen, University of Nevada @ Las Vegas

Debut Paper Competition
1st Place: Ye Sun, University of Utah; Obesity in 140 Characters
2nd Place: Larry James Webster, University of South Carolina; Parental Mediation of Adolescent Movie Viewing 2014

Open Paper Competition
1st Place: Elizabeth Montano, University of Central Florida; Media Journaling: A Quantitative Comparison of Approaches to Youth Media Diary Reporting
2nd Place: Daniel M. Shafer, Baylor University; Judgment and Choice: Moral Complexity, Enjoyment and Meaningfulness in Interactive and Non-Interactive Narratives 


Monday April 13, 2015 2:30pm - 3:45pm
Pavilion 10

2:30pm

Shelly Palmer Presents...Digital Wisdom: Thought Leadership for a Connected World

By 2020, there will be 4 billion people connected to the public Internet and over 25 billion connected devices (more than half of them mobile).  What does that mean for you, the  business world, and the state of Television?  In this session, Palmer, will discuss the accelerating pace of evolution and why it is now generally confused with revolution.  Together, you will explore how the most effective leaders are managing change and how to use your personal digital wisdom to become a thought leader for a connected world.
Key take-aways include:
1 - Learn about the state-of-the-art in connected and connectable technology. 
2 - Help you understand the implications for the industry.
3 - Give you action items that will help you manage change.

Shelly Palmer is Managing Director, Digital Media Group at Landmark Ventures/ShellyPalmer. He is a trusted strategic advisor to the C-Suite of leading digital media, content, broadcasting and technology firms and a key driver of market, technology and strategic direction, as well as acquisition strategies, for his clients such as Unilever, Travelers, Astra Zeneca, Ford, GE, Fox (21CF), Meredith, Viacom, Condé Nast, Clear Channel and Verizon.

Palmer is well known as Fox 5 New York's on-air tech expert and for his work on the Emmy-nominated television show, Shelly Palmer Digital Living and the host of as his nationally syndicated daily radio report on United Stations Radio Networks. He is the patented inventor of the underlying technology for Enhanced Television used by programs such as ABC’s Who Wants to Be a Millionaire and ESPN’s Monday Night Football.

An award-winning composer, producer, writer and director, Palmer has worked with hundreds of brands, agencies, broadcasters, publishers and tech platforms on advertising and marketing campaigns such as, Meow Mix, Burger King and The City of Las Vegas.

He is the author of Television Disrupted: The Transition from Network to Networked TV 2nd Edition (York House Press, 2008) the seminal book about the technological, economic, and sociological forces that are changing everything, Overcoming The Digital Divide: How to use Social Media and Digital Tools to Reinvent Yourself and Your Career (York House Press, 2011) and Digital Wisdom: Thought Leadership for a Connected World (York House Press, 2013). For more information, visit shellypalmer.com.
Introduction by: Bruce K. Rosenblum, Warner Bros. Senior Advisor, Warner Bros. Media Research and Insights

 


Monday April 13, 2015 2:30pm - 3:45pm
Pavilion 3

2:30pm

Creating an academic department production company? How to benefit your program when asked "Do your students need a project?"
Most college professors and advisers are inundated with request from the community and others on campus with inquiries about their students producing media content. This panel will explore ways to leverage this for the benefit of the students and for the faculty. The panel with discuss important questions like: Is this REALLY a good teaching opportunity for students? And, how can faculty balance these outside projects with their normal workload?

Moderator: Randy Ray, West Texas A&M University
Panelists: Youngrak Park, Associate Professor, Columbus State University
Butler Cain, Assistant Professor, West Texas A&M University
Travis J. Bockenstedt, Multimedia Producer in Residence, Wartburg College 

Monday April 13, 2015 2:30pm - 3:45pm
Pavilion 9

4:00pm

Curriculum, Assessment and Administration - Top Paper Presentations

Please join us as we hear the top papers presented from the Curriculum, Assessment and Administration Division. 

Vice Chair/Paper Competition Chair: William G. Covington, Edinboro University of Pennsylvania

Debut Competition

1st Place: Aileen Gallagher, Syracuse University; Teaching Introductory News Writing in a Cross-Media World

Open Competition

1st Place: Mary Spillman, Ball State University, Adam J. Kuban, Ball State University & Susan Smith, Ball State University; Words du Jour: An Analysis of Traditional and Transitional Course Descriptors at Select J-Schools  

2nd Place (tie): Jeffrey Smith, Central Michigan University; Assessing Creativity: Creating a Rubric to Effectively Evaluate Mediated Digital Portfolios 2nd Place (tie): Bob Kalwinsky, Middle Tennessee State University & Matthew Binford, Middle Tennessee State University; The Flipped Classroom in Mass Communication Education


Monday April 13, 2015 4:00pm - 5:15pm
Conference Room 1

4:00pm

Interactive Media & Emerging Technologies Division - Top Paper Presentations

Please join us as we hear the top papers presented from the Interactive Media & Emerging Technologies Division.   Vice Chair/Paper Competition Chair: Jacob Enfield, California State University-Northridge

Debut Paper Competition 1st Place: Ginger Blackstone, University of Florida; Holly Cowart, University of Florida; Lynsey Saunders, University of Florida; TweetStorm in Ferguson: How News Organizations Framed Authority and Political Figures in a Restive Community 

2nd Place:  Xiaoqun Zhang, University of North Texas; Exploring the SNS Usage Activities: Conceptual Framework and Empirical Study of Prosumption

 

Open Paper Competition 1st Place: Jennifer Henderson, Trinity University; Aaron Delwiche, Trinity University; The New Family Game Night: Intergenerational Videogame Play

2nd Place: Raluca Cozma, Iowa State University, Tara Pardue-Lackey, Iowa State University; Twitter as Information Subsidy in the News Coverage of the Syrian Crisis 


Monday April 13, 2015 4:00pm - 5:15pm
Conference Room 5/6

4:00pm

Transatlantic Teaching in Broadcast Journalism
With a greater internationalisation of the journalism environment, there has never been a greater need to look outside of our respective countries' borders to ensure that the next generation of journalists are being taught current and globally-aware practices. This panel will explore two major themes: the needs and opportunities of internationalising the curriculum and the challenges of keeping up with new technologies in our teaching.
Moderator: Andrew David, Siren FM, University of Lincoln, UK
Panelists: Deborah Wilson David, University of Lincoln, UK; Crossing the Pond
Richard Rudin, Liverpool John Moores University, UK; Podcasts, Personalisation and Impartiality
Andrew David, Siren FM, University of Lincoln, UK; Two Nations Divided by One Language
Brian Pauling, New Zealand Broadcasting School, NZ; Goodbye Auntie Beeb, Hello Uncle  Sam: US Influence on the Journalism of Small Nations

Monday April 13, 2015 4:00pm - 5:15pm
Pavilion 10

4:00pm

Telcom Update 2015
Sould the FCC approve the Comcast/TWC merge? Will spectrum auctions be successful? Can we expect new fights over retransmission? What are the current First Amendment and privacy issues? With issues facing media from many vantage points, this year's Telcom Update will be jam-packed with useful information.
Moderator: Fritz J. Messere, SUNY - Oswego 
Panelists: Kim A. Zarkin, Westminster College, Salt Lake City
Dom Caristi, Ball State University
Laurie Thomas Lee, University of Nebraska @ Lincoln
Paul MacArthur, Utica College

Monday April 13, 2015 4:00pm - 5:15pm
Pavilion 11

4:00pm

Marketing Yourself In This Century's Job Market
Two international consultants and a thirty year broadcast vet provide guidance on how to effectively market yourself in these digitally revolutionary times in order to make your employment search successful.
Moderator: Michael Taylor, Valdosta State University
Panelists: Michael Taylor, Valdosta State University
Valerie Geller, Geller Media International
Pat Bryson, Bryson Broadcasting International

Monday April 13, 2015 4:00pm - 5:15pm
Pavilion 1

4:00pm

Media Salon: Modeling Diversity
This open session discusses the successes and challenges of diversifying American media operations. While it appears to some that every station has reached diversity at some level, not many of found the magical mixture of race, creed and cultural inclusion. Not all have gender parity in positions of leadership. Not every sales force mirrors the communities served. Some media entities, however have found a way to model diversity at every level. Presenters will discuss what works and does not work in his or her efforts to diversify and where there is room to grow.
Moderator: Chetachi Egwu, Nova Southeastern University
Panelists: Maria A. Williams-Hawkins, Ball State University
Terry Cope Walton, Indiana's first African American News Director
Brian Harrington, Radio One Community Outreach Director

Inez Gomez, Director of the Latino Communications Initiative (LCI), California State University – Fullerton
Brad Clark, Mount Royal University


Monday April 13, 2015 4:00pm - 5:15pm
Pavilion 2

4:00pm

Deconstructing the Television News Package and Landing your First Job
Students often have difficulty understanding what it takes to shoot, write and edit a news package just by watching finished stories in a classroom setting. This panel will dissect raw video, show how each written word needs to complement the video, and how efficient shooting and tight writing can make it easier in the edit room. . Panelists will provide helpful tips and tricks for instructors AND students to quickly learn the package basics. Students will also learn how to apply these techniques to build a winning resume portfolio that news directors will spend more than 30 seconds watching.
Moderator: Bob Gould, Michigan State University
Panelists: Gina Martino Dahlia, West Virginia University
Bethany Swain, University of Maryland
Shawn Montano, Emily Griffith Technical College

Monday April 13, 2015 4:00pm - 5:15pm
Pavilion 3

4:00pm

Beyond the Announcer's Booth: Alternate Careers in Live Sports Broadcasting
Many of our sports broadcasting students are focused on careers behind the mic. However there are exciting career opportunities for students behind-the-scenes. Sports industry professionals, including the Chief Technical Officer of NEP productions, will talk about maximizing career opportunities in live remote sports and entertainment. 

Moderators:   George Hoover, Chief Technology Officer, NEP   & Michael Bruce, University of Alabama
Panelists:  Jason Cohen- VP Production Operations, HBO Sports
 Tony Cole - Global VP Business Development, Piksel
 Beth Talbert - Director of Sales, Studios and Control Rooms, NEP
 Dan Turk - Chief Engineer, NEP



Monday April 13, 2015 4:00pm - 5:15pm
Pavilion 9

4:00pm

Join the Club: BEA Student Clubs and Advising
This panel will discuss ways to get your communications and media student club recognized as a BEA club, and will overview incentives for creating a BEASC at your campus.
Moderator: Ian Todaro, SUNY New Paltz
Panelists: Kevin Fagan, SUNY New Paltz
Luisanna Sosa, SUNY New Paltz
Ryan Kennedy Percy, Media and Journalism society at SUNY New Paltz

Monday April 13, 2015 4:00pm - 5:15pm
Conference Room 2/3

4:00pm

The Dark Side of Teaching: Classroom Communication Effectiveness & Classroom Safety

This panel will focus on how faculty can and should protect themselves by considering the link between civility and safety in the classroom.  Experienced teachers will present their research findings and provide tips and advice that can protect you in your classroom.  An experienced administrator will be the panel's moderator.
Moderator: Edward J. Fink, California State University - Fullerton
Panelists: Carey Martin, Liberty University; From Incivility to Unsafe: A Survey of the Times
Mary Beth O'Connor, Purdue University Calumet; Tips for Establishing a Classroom Climate that Reduces Safety Problems
Tammy Trujillo, Mt. San Antonio College; The Internship as Classroom Extension: Communication and Confidence


Monday April 13, 2015 4:00pm - 5:15pm
Conference Room 4

5:15pm

Festival of Media Arts Awards Pre-Party Reception
This year we’re celebrating the Festival of Media Arts winners with a “pre-party” reception in the BEA Exhibit Hall. The BEA Best of Festival King Foundation Awards Ceremony starts promptly at 6:00 PM in Ballroom C.

Monday April 13, 2015 5:15pm - 6:00pm
Exhibit Hall - Pavilions 4-8

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 2015 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 pre-party reception in BEA Exhibit Hall, 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.

Sponsored by: The Charles and Lucille King Family Foundation

Festival Chair: Lowell A. Briggs, York College of Pennsylvania
Festival Creative Director: Scott Hodgson, University of Oklahoma
Festival Producer: Janelle Barrick, University of Oklahoma

Faculty Audio Competition
Don Connelly & Bruce H. Frazier, Western Carolina University; Echoes of the Cotton Club (Long-Form Production Category)

 Student Audio Competition
Radio Dramatic Series Students, Columbia College Chicago; Ridgewoode Inn - Episode 7 (Comedy or Drama Category)

Faculty Documentary Competition

Jes Therkelsen, California State University, Fresno; Joseph Delappe: Social Tactics (Short Form Video or Film Documentary Category)

Student Documentary Competition
Park Production, Ithaca College; Water in the Cloud Forest (Short Form Video or Film Documentary Category)

Faculty Interactive Multimedia Competition
Digital Publishing Studio, Ball State University; BSU Athletics App (Mixed Category)

Student Interactive Multimedia Competition
Collin Krizmanich, Michigan State University; The Advancement of the Islamic State (Solo Category)

Faculty News Competition
Hagit Limor, University of Cincinnati; Fake Charity Memorabilia (Television Hard News Reporting Category)

Student News Competition
Peter Haden, Arizona State University; Bad Apps (Radio Hard News Reporting Category)

Shayne Dwyer, Arizona State University; Few Physicians are Handing Out the Majority of Pot Prescriptions (Television Hard News Reporting Category)

Julian Hernandez, University of Florida; WUFT News at 6 (Television Newscast Airing 4 or 5 days per week Category)

Faculty Scriptwriting Competition
Frank Barnas, Valdosta State University; The Chosen Few (Feature/TV Hour Category)

Student Scriptwriting Competition
Brent Primus, Palm Beach Atlantic University; In The Dark (Original TV Series Pilot Category)

Student Sports Competition
Husky Productions, St. Cloud State University; Husky Productions: SCSU vs UND (TV Sports Event Production Category)

Student 2-Year/Small College Competition
Jennifer Fasulo, Palomar College; North County News 4/22/14 (Video/Broadcast Production Category)

Faculty Video Competition
John C.P. Goheen, Loyola University Chicago; Poverty to Prosperity (Promotional Category)

Student Video Competition

Katie Wingfield & Lindsay Webster, University of Oklahoma; Why I Love Teenage Girls (Animation/Experimental/Mixed Category)

Jason Gwynn, University of Oklahoma; Unilever (Spots Category)


Monday April 13, 2015 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Ballroom C
 
Tuesday, April 14
 

7:30am

BEA’s “Collective” District Meetings & Newcomers Welcome Breakfast
Start your day by having coffee and bagels with your District Representative and find out what’s happening in your district and at BEA.  Breakfast starts at 7:30 AM in Pavilion 9 where BEA Leadership will talk about what happened in 2014, and what’s ahead for 2015.  This is a great place for new BEA members to find out more about the association.  Geographic districts will breakout following a brief presentation and Q&A.

Tuesday April 14, 2015 7:30am - 8:00am
Pavilion 9

7:30am

District 1 Meeting
Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island and Vermont
District 1 Representative: Gregory Bray, SUNY - New Paltz

Tuesday April 14, 2015 7:30am - 8:45am
Pavilion 1

7:30am

District 2 Meeting
Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee
District 2 Representative: Vic Costello, Elon University

Tuesday April 14, 2015 7:30am - 8:45am
Pavilion 2

7:30am

District 3 Meeting
Delaware, Maryland, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Washington, DC and West Virginia
District 3 Representative: Stacey O. Irwin, Millersville University of Pennsylvania

Tuesday April 14, 2015 7:30am - 8:45am
Pavilion 3

7:30am

District 4 Meeting
Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin
District 4 Representative: Joseph R. Blaney, Illinois State University

Tuesday April 14, 2015 7:30am - 8:45am
Conference Room 4

7:30am

District 5 Meeting
Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma and Texas
Distrcit 5 Representative: Tony DeMars, Texas A&M University at Commerce

Tuesday April 14, 2015 7:30am - 8:45am
Conference Room 5/6

7:30am

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

Tuesday April 14, 2015 7:30am - 8:45am
Pavilion 9

7:30am

District 7 Meeting
All two-year schools in the United States
District 7 Representative: James Crandall, Aims Community College

Tuesday April 14, 2015 7:30am - 8:45am
Pavilion 10

7:30am

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

Tuesday April 14, 2015 7:30am - 8:45am
Pavilion 11

9:00am

Council of Past Presidents
BEA's past presidents get together each year to brain-storm ideas and opportunities for the association. All past presidents are welcome, and encouraged, to attend.
Moderator: Barry D. Umansky, Ball State University, BEA President 2014-2015

Tuesday April 14, 2015 9:00am - 10:15am
Executive Board Room

9:00am

Curriculum Swapshop: Spotlight on Teaching Tools From the Cloud
This year’s Curriculum Swapshop focuses on cloud-based tools for teaching. From the established to lesser known and recently launched services, how are professors using these easily accessed and often free tools to enhance teaching and learning? Panelists will share their experiences and ideas for using cloud-based tools in the classroom.
Moderator: Candace Lee Egan, California State University - Fresno
Panelists: John M. Morris, University of Southern Indiana; Sometimes You Really Do Get Something For Free
Steven D. Anderson, James Madison University; App Development Using Adobe Cloud-Based Tools 
Carman Wakefield, University of Cincinnati; Video, Vimeo, and Voodoo: Magic of the Cloud
Candace Lee Egan, California State University - Fresno; Hosting Student Projects in the Cloud
Phillip Madison, Stephen F. Austin State University; Using Jing and Screencast in Online Courses to Explore New Technology
Sara Drabik, Northern Kentucky University; Expanding Your Classrom: Cloud-Based Tools for Service Learning

Tuesday April 14, 2015 9:00am - 10:15am
Pavilion 3

9:00am

Documentary Division 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.
Moderator: Dan Kimbrough, Misericordia University
Panelists: Leah B. Mangrum, Angelo State University
Jes Therkelsen, California State University - Fresno

Tuesday April 14, 2015 9:00am - 10:15am
Conference Room 1

9:00am

Media in Warsaw Pact Member States
Twenty-five years ago the Warsaw Pact began dissolving as the member states’ governments lost the support of the weakening USSR and their citizens fomented revolutions. This panel will explore the history of media in Eastern Bloc countries during the years of the Warsaw Pact (1955-91) and media development in those countries in the years since its dissolution.
Moderator: Susan L. Brinson, Auburn University
Panelists: J. Duane Meeks, Palm Beach Atlantic University
Mary Beadle, John Carroll University
Susan Lewis, Abilene Christian University

Tuesday April 14, 2015 9:00am - 10:15am
Conference Room 5/6

9:00am

Transmedia Storyworld : Revolution or Evolution?
Transmedia Storyworld: As compelling as this is for media producers and media marketers, it’s even more compelling for storytellers. This panel will explore the dynamics of transmedia team-building, the role of the producer in the story world, and perhaps the ultimate question: But, is it revolutionary?
Moderator: Carey Martin, Liberty University
Panelists: Dana Coester, West Virginia University; Building a Transmedia Team: Borrowing from Cinema, Electronic Literature, Computer Science, and Journalism to Re-invent Narrative
Rustin Greene, James Madison University; Transmedia - Is it Revolutionary?

Tuesday April 14, 2015 9:00am - 10:15am
Pavilion 2

9:00am

Back to Square One? The future of Post-revolution Media in North Africa
Since 2011, the Arab Spring revolutions in Egypt, Tunisia, and Libya have led to pivotal shifts, twists and turns and cyclical narratives in the evolution of their media landscapes. The story of how media in these countries adapted from dictatorship to democracy, and how Western news outlets covered the region will be the focus of this panel. Social media, news innovation, public sector media reform, framing analyses and future challenges will be discussed.
Moderator: Douglas A. Boyd, University of Kentucky
Panelists: Dina Ibrahim, San Francisco State University; 25TV: News Innovation in Post-Revolution Egypt
Rasha Abdulla, American University in Cairo; Egyptian State Media: Could It Pay Its 'Public' Dues?
Hussein Amin, American University in Cairo; Media Transition in North Africa After the Arab Spring
Naila Hamdy, The American University in Cairo, Egypt; Representation of Egypt: A framing analysis of the coverage of the June 30 mass protests and beyond in US & UK elite newspapers.

Tuesday April 14, 2015 9:00am - 10:15am
Pavilion 11

9:00am

Law & Policy Division - Top Paper Presentations
 

Please join us as we hear the top papers presented from the Law & Policy Division.   Vice Chair/Paper Competition Chair: Heather Polinsky, Central Michigan University

Open Paper Competition 1st Place: Matthew Bunker, University of Alabama, Clay Calvert, University of Florida; Video Games and the Right of Publicity: The Courts Drop the Ball

2nd Place:  Denae D'Arcy, University of Tennessee, Jaclyn Cameron, University of Tennessee, Michael Martinez, University of Tennessee; Future Journalists and Support for First Amendment Rights

3rd Place: Michael Zarkin, Westminster College; State Building and the Plight of Economics at the FCC, 1934-1989 


Tuesday April 14, 2015 9:00am - 10:15am
Conference Room 4

9:00am

The Package is no Longer Enough: Incorporating Social Media into Radio and Broadcast Television Classes
No longer can a “traditional” radio and television broadcast curriculum focus only on the video and audio content. Young reporters must know how to use social media for storytelling, promotion, and engagement. Panelists will discuss their real-life experiences incorporating Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and other platforms into an already tight curriculum. The importance and obstacles encountered while teaching students, who seem to know it all about social media, will be explored.
Moderator: Sherice Gearhart, University of Nebraska at Omaha
Panelists: Jodeane Brownlee, University of Nebraska @ Omaha
Kelly Kaufhold, Texas State University
Mary T. Rogus, Ohio University
Chris Allen, University of Nebraska at Omaha
Respondent: Lakshmi N. Tirumala, University of Cincinnati

Tuesday April 14, 2015 9:00am - 10:15am
Pavilion 1

9:00am

Production Aesthetics and Criticism Division - Top Paper Presentations

Please join us as we hear the top papers presented from the Production Aesthetics and Criticism Division.  
Vice Chair/Paper Competition Chair: Stephen Price, University of Central Missouri

Debut Paper Competition
1st Place (tie): Kurt Lancaster, Northern Arizona University; Compelling Shots, Metaphoric Sound, and the Rhythmic Edit: What Video Journalists and Documentary Storytellers Can Learn by Using Filmmaking Techniques
1st Place (tie):  Vanessa Ament-Gjenvick, Ball State University; "Viscous Was the Word of the Day": Digital Sound Design in Barton Fink

Open Paper Competition
1st Place: Mary Blue, Tulane University; A Frozen Revolution: Current Practices in the Production of Television Sound
2nd Place: Joe Fortunato, Arizona State University; War Goes to Hollywood: Steven Spielberg's Perpetuation of Hollywood Myth and Utopian Entertainment in "1941" 


Tuesday April 14, 2015 9:00am - 10:15am
Conference Room 2/3

9:00am

Teaching Communication and Media Theory
This group will share how they teach theory in graduate courses. Several studies examining the state of theory show that we as academics do little to extend theory. Bryant and Miron found in a content analysis of journals that theory was merely referenced if it was included. Potter and Riddle discovered that most (65%) journal articles were not guided by theory. One way to address this problem is to critically address how we teach theory.
Moderator: Serena Carpenter, Michigan State University
Panelists: Glenn Cummins, Texas Tech University
Roger Cooper, Ohio University
August Grant, University of South Carolina
Serena Carpenter, Michigan State University

Tuesday April 14, 2015 9:00am - 10:15am
Pavilion 9

9:00am

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.
Chair: Troy L. Hunt, Northwest College
Panelists: Thomas McDonnell, Metropolitan Community College
Shane Tilton, Ohio Northern University
Brian Shelton, Harper College
Evan C. Wirig, Grossmont College

Tuesday April 14, 2015 9:00am - 10:15am
Pavilion 10

10:30am

Curriculum, Assessment and Administration Division 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.
Moderator: William G. Covington, Edinboro University of Pennsylvania
Panelists: Adam J. Kuban, Ball State University
Cynara Medina, Trinity University
William Hanff, University of District of Columbia

Tuesday April 14, 2015 10:30am - 11:45am
Conference Room 1

10:30am

Death Takes a Selfie: Complications of Body Image and Gender Identity in Electronic and Social Media
This panel seeks to promote discussion of prevalent and controversial issues related to the depiction of gender in social and electronic visual media. Do content producers feature constructive depictions of female and male gender roles? What are the dangers of perpetuating physically unattainable images of beauty? Why do producers continue to create such fare? What are the effects, intended or unintended, upon their audiences? This panel will research these issues and more.
Moderator: Roger Allman, Central Michigan University

Tuesday April 14, 2015 10:30am - 11:45am
Conference Room 2/3

10:30am

Drones and Media Studies: A Multi-dimensional Look at the Past and Future
Drones are cheap, fairly simple to use, and could potentially change the way we advertise, collect news, and see the world. As we enter the uncertain terrain of drone technology and its journalistic, message delivery, advertising, surveillance, and other media applications, new research opportunities lend themselves to us. This diverse panel examines several angles of this technology including its visual aesthetic, legal, technological, philosophical, and cultural implications.
Moderator: Olesya Venger, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Panelists: Lawrence Mullen, University of Nevada @ Las Vegas; A History of the Aerial Perspective: Implications for Drone Journalism
Julian Kilker, University of Nevada @ Las Vegas; Deskilling and Drones: Lessons from Recent Imaging Innovations
Gary Larson, University of Nevada @ Las Vegas; Drones, Ender's Game, and the Reluctant Hegemon
Stephen Bates, University of Nevada @ Las Vegas; The Right to Be Let Alone in the Age of Drones

Tuesday April 14, 2015 10:30am - 11:45am
Conference Room 5/6

10:30am

Multicultural Studies Division - Top Paper Presentations

Please join us as we hear the top papers presented from the Multicultural Studies Division.   Vice Chair/Paper Competition Chair: Victor Evans, Walden University

Debut Paper Competition 1st Place: Di Cui, Florida State University, Zihan Wang, Florida State University; Narrative Persuasion of Controversial Historical Movie towards Different Cultural Groups

2nd Place:  Patricia F. Sanders, University of North Alabama; Staying Connected: The Role of Radio in African American Communities, Three Southern Stations

 

Open Paper Competition 1st Place: Sherice Gearhart, University of Nebraska @ Omaha, Teresa Lamsam, University of Nebraska @ Omaha; Why Health News Matters: Health Reporting in Native American Media Outlets

2nd Place:  Travis L. Dixon; University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; The Changing Representation of Race and Crime on Network and Cable and News 


Tuesday April 14, 2015 10:30am - 11:45am
Conference Room 4

10:30am

Top Teaching Tips: It starts with the curriculum
The changes in broadcast news are requiring journalism programs to adapt to new skills – from social media and mobile journalism to producing more content for an increasingly faster news cycle. Programs are asking what should we be teaching and how should we teach it. Those decisions begin with a discussion of the curriculum. This panel features faculty members from several universities that are in the middle of curriculum revision who will share their “best tips.”
Moderator: Gary Hanson, Kent State University
Panelists: Mary T. Rogus, Ohio University
Lydia Timmins, University of Delaware

Thor Wasbotten, Kent State University


Tuesday April 14, 2015 10:30am - 11:45am
Pavilion 11

10:30am

What does 'good' mean? Professionals and educators on 21st Century video production
Most have HD video cameras in their pockets. DSLRs bring high-end production within reach. GoPros and drones change what's possible. 4k video is here, and 8k is on the horizon. Changes in technology are blurring the lines between consumer and professional video quality, but what does it all mean for educators and students? Current and former video professionals sort out the changes, where we need to adapt, and what should stay the same.
Moderator: Glenn Hubbard, East Carolina University
Panelists: Iveta Imre, University of Tennessee @ Knoxville
Charlie Gee, Duquesne University
Denae D'Arcy, University of Tennessee
Kristofer Cook, Portly Pup Productions/Speed Network

Tuesday April 14, 2015 10:30am - 11:45am
Pavilion 9

10:30am

Seeing Radio as a Visual Medium: Sound Art, Science and Data Analysis
This panel reviews visual elements employed in early radio theater, songs/videos centered on radio, stations embedded into games, and huge online radio archives (images/data/artifacts). Radio's visuality is explored, from early artistic conceptions by Italian Futurists to the meaning behind Video Killed the Radio Star to powerful images conveyed by promotions and personalities. Panelists contend radio has always employed visual elements; its emergence on the Web and mobile phones is merely an extension of that phenomena.
Moderator: Phylis Johnson, Southern Illinois University @ Carbondale
Panelists: Jenny Johnson, Southern Illinois University-Carbondale; Behind the Curtain: Watching Radio as Performance
Dhyana Ziegler, Florida A&M University; Radio as Numbers: Counting Listeners in a Big Data World
Jonathan P. Pluskota, University of Southern Mississippi-Hattiesburg & Phylis Johnson, Southern Illinois University @ Carbondale; Radio Nostalgia: Imagery in Games and Videos
Michael Maxwell, Southern Illinois University-Carbondale; Radio Sculpture: Visualizing Radio as Social Art and Experience
 

Tuesday April 14, 2015 10:30am - 11:45am
Pavilion 2

10:30am

Social Media vs. Legacy Media in the New Multi-Gated Media Landscape
Recent dramatic, far-reaching, and viral news events, including the Syrian crisis, Ferguson, ISIS, the Olympic games, or the ALS campaign, had gatekeepers – from journalists to strategic communicators – look for alternative ways to inform their audiences and influence the public agenda. This panel aims to explore the opportunities and challenges presented by the new multi-gated media landscape, to identify the most influential gatekeepers, and to ascertain the reach and effects of this emerging flow of information.
Moderator: Raluca Cozma, Iowa State University
Panelists: Raluca Cozma, Iowa State University; Social Media and Foreign News: How CNN used Twitter to Cover the Syrian Crisis
Skye Cooley, Mississippi State University; Audra Gines, Mississippi State University; ISIS and Recruitment Using Social Media
Jacob Groshek, Boston University; Network Analysis of Broadcast Networks: An Analysis of Gatekeepers in Social Data
Michael Boyle, West Chester University; L. Meghan Mahoney, West Chester University of Pennsylvania; Ellen Santa Maria, West Chester; Social Media Platform Promotion & the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics Games
Tang Tang, University of Akron; Who Threw the Ice on Your Head: Understanding Social Media Use and Community Participation via an Ecological View

Tuesday April 14, 2015 10:30am - 11:45am
Pavilion 10

10:30am

Television Academy Foundation Coffee with... Fred Savage
Most recognizable as one of the most successful children actors of the 80's and 90's with such hits as The Princess BrideVice Versa, and The Wonder Years (for which he became the youngest person ever to be nominated for an Emmy as best leading performer), Fred Savage has built a career of nearly 30 years in front of and behind the camera. Join the Television Academy Foundation for this year's "Coffee with..." session as Fred has a candid conversation on what it is like to direct the hit TV showsModern Family and It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia.

Tuesday April 14, 2015 10:30am - 11:45am
Pavilion 3

10:30am

Digital Opportunities, Possibilities, and Challenges for University Sports Media Programs and Curriculum
The evolving digital media environment is offering both opportunities and challenges to university sports curriculum programs, and student media sports coverage and programs. More important are the possibilities that the new digital environment offers university programs and student media in multi-platform sports production, delivery, and, now engagement. This panel explores this and more as panelists discuss the current practice concerning sports, what plans are on the horizon and what they see as the possibilities.
Moderator: Max V. Grubb, Youngstown State University
John W. Owens, University of Cincinnati
Jared Johnson, Oklahoma State University
David Deeley, University of North Florida
Paul Kamp, Backbone Networks Corporation

Tuesday April 14, 2015 10:30am - 11:45am
Pavilion 1

10:30am

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

Tuesday April 14, 2015 10:30am - 12:15pm
Exhibit Hall - Pavilions 4-8

12:15pm

BEA Ignite!

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 ELEVEN best IGNITE ideas have been peer reviewed, and are ready to make their presentations live during this BEA2015 session.
Moderator:  B. William Silcock, Cronkite School/Arizona State University
Creative Producer: Michael Bruce, University of Alabama
Respondent: Deborah Wilson David, University of Lincoln

Chris Bacon, University of Kansas; Bringing the Classroom to the Newsroom
This presentation explains how programs can integrate some classes with their student television station.  Instead of classes operating on an island, students can receive more hands-on experience doing work for the TV station as part of their homework. 

Rebecca Taylor, Siena College; Pitch Perfect
Students can learn tools to pitch stories effectively in a newsroom setting.  Faculty can net ideas for group projects to enhance students' pitching ability through group classroom exercises.

William R. Davie, University of Louisiana, Lafayette; The Paradigm Shift from Teaching Directed to Learning-Centered Education
This presentation deals with the connection between the push and pull of professional broadcast projects for broadcast news presentation and audience analysis.

Alan Goldenbach, Utica College; Cutting through the Yik-Yak: Approaching the unknown in social media
Yik-Yak has scared many institutions and communities because of its anonymity. It's a great device, though, for teaching journalism's fundamentals.

Chandra Clark; University of Alabama; Reporting & Teasing Using Instagram and Vine
For the past two semesters, I have experimented with teaching my students to use the apps Vine and Instagram to shoot short form videos and pictures to tell stories and do teases on their smartphone. This social media experiment has paid off in big ways.

Priyanka Khandelwal, Texas Tech University; Teaching “Culture” and “Marketing Communications” via Smart Phones (Under Grad Level Courses
Teaching “Culture” and “ marketing Communications” via smart phones is an undergraduate course which will help the students to learn and understand the foreign cultures, assess global marketability of ethnic objects.

Keith Corso, Westminster College; The 48 Hour Video Production Assignment
This video production assignment is scalable so that it can be used with beginning or advanced media production students. The timeframe, audience type and production method can be adapted to students skill level.

Candace Egan, California State University, Fresno; Narrative Film Story Development: In-class Creativity Exercise with the Storymatic
This exercise is a fun way to get students thinking about story elements.

Heather Starr Fiedler, Point Park University; Open for Business: Starting a class Etsy shop
Students create great designs in our Typography class, but in order to connect them to the real world and give them a high impact experience we have opened a class Etsy shop to sell the pieces.

Bradley L. Weaver, Westminster College, Pennsylvania; The MMJ News Shift Deadline Project
This project gives advanced TV reporting students rigorous, real world experience in today’s multimedia news shifts pushing the story on social media and on the air. They have 10-hours to live it and learn from it.

Brenda K. Jaskulske; University of North Texas; 3 in 1: Teaching Audio, Single Camera Film-Style, and Multi-Camera Studio Production in One Semester
3 in 1 explores an innovative way to expose and introduce students to the primary areas of media production, audio, single camera film-style and TV multi-camera studio production for multiple distribution formats.

 


Tuesday April 14, 2015 12:15pm - 1:30pm
Pavilion 9

12:15pm

Faculty Research-in-Progress Presentations

BEA introduces the next generation of research presentations with this non-poster poster session.  Special thanks to LG for providing BEA with the opportunity to take research presentations to the next level.

Adam J. Kuban, Ball State University & Laura Mulligan, Ball State University; Assessing Information Literacy Among Undergraduate Students from an Introductory Journalism-Research Course

Adam Dean, Barry University; Care of the Selfie: An Oeuvre to be Fashioned in Digital Space

Chung Joo Chung, Kyungpook National University; Comparative Analysis of Mobile Information and Communication Technology for Teaching Practices

Paul J. Traudt, University of Nevada @ Las Vegas, Dave Nourse, University of Nevada @ Las Vegas & Marisa Toth, Vatoca Partners; Discriminating Audience Donor Factors for Hybrid Non--Commercial Radio

Jennifer Woodard, Middle Tennessee State University; Race, Class and Gender in Video Games: How do I Virtually Identify Myself to Others While Being Other

Marilyn Terzic, Université du Québec à Montréal; Today’s News, Yesterday’s Views: The Tablet and the Agenda-Setting Function of the Media


Tuesday April 14, 2015 12:15pm - 1:30pm
Exhibit Hall - Pavilions 4-8

12:15pm

Envisioning the Future of Media Education: Where do We Go from Here?
As the BEA celebrates its 60th anniversary, it is a good time to reflect back and project forward where media education may be heading. The panel is comprised of past chairs of the Curriculum, Assessment, and Administration Division representing five different decades of leadership. Each person will be given up to 6-minutes to lay out their vision of the future of media education.
Moderator: William Christ, Trinity University
Panelists: Peter B. Orlik, Central Michigan University; CAA Division Chair 1974-76 & 1980-82
William Christ, Trinity University; CAA Division Chair 1988-90
David E. Tucker, University of Toledo; CAA Division Chair 1994-96
Jeffrey Guterman, University of Pittsburgh At Bradford; CAA Chair 1996-98
William Dorman, Millersville University; CAA Division Chair 2002-04
Larry Elin, Syracuse University; CAA Division Chair 2004-06
Stacey O Irwin, Millersville University of Pennsylvania; CAA Division Chair 2006-08
Christine Taylor, Butler University; CAA Division Chair 2010-12
Kim Fox, American University in Cairo; CAA Division Chair 2012-14

Tuesday April 14, 2015 12:15pm - 1:30pm
Pavilion 1

12:15pm

Put The Audience In The Room: The Direct Cinema of Drew Associates
In the not too distant past, storytelling films were largely the province of Hollywood and documentary was primarily used in news reporting. Robert Drew (1924-2014)—recognized as the "father" of Direct Cinema (or, American Cinéma Vérité)—sought a new method of creating a visual narrative that would make documentaries more gripping and exciting in a way that takes advantage of television's ability to draw audiences into dramatic stories with immediacy.Taking advantage of lightweight cameras and synchronized sound, Robert Drew and his associates (Ann Drew, D.A. Pennebaker, Richard Leacock, Albert & David Maysles, Hope Ryden, Jim Lipscomb & Greg Shuker) embarked on an experiment to develop a new type of documentary, "…it would be reporting without summary and opinion; it would be the ability to look in on people's lives at crucial times from which you could deduce certain things and see a kind of truth that can only be gotten by personal experience" (Drew, 1962). Documentarian Michael Moore has stated, "All of us who make nonfiction movies can trace our lineage to what he [Drew] created." Each scholar on this panel will present a retrospective of the impact Drew Associates have had on American documentary, how it has evolved since the seminal TV documentary "Primary" (1960) launched the Direct Cinema revolution, and whether or not recent innovations in newer, lighter and higher quality equipment are poised to do the same for contemporary documentary style, form and function.
Moderator: Michael R. Ogden, Central Washington University
Panelists: Thomas Mascaro, Bowling Green State University; Visceral Vérité: Drew’s Yanki, No!, The Children Were Watching, and Editorial Faces of the Kennedy Years
Michael R. Ogden, Central Washington University; Inventing Direct Cinema: How the Technology of Primary Changed Documentary Storytelling
Mary C. Schaffer, California State University – Northridge; The Impact of Drew and Associates on Today’s Documentarians

Tuesday April 14, 2015 12:15pm - 1:30pm
Conference Room 2/3

12:15pm

Gender & Sexuality Division - Top Paper Presentations

Please join us as we hear the top papers presented from the Gender & Sexuality Division.   Vice Chair/Paper Competition Chair: Casey Hart, Stephen F. Austin State University

Debut Paper Competition 1st Place: Lisa Pecot-Hebert, DePaul University; Celebrity and Media Spectacle

 

Open Paper Competition 1st Place: Catherine A. Luther, University of Tennessee @ Knoxville, D. Renee Smith, University of Tennessee @ Knoxville; How Modern is Modern Family?: An Examination of the Program’s Depictions of Same- Sex Affection and Usage of Humor

1st Place: Janice Collins, University of Illinois @ Urbana-Champaign; From the Classroom to the Newsroom: Are we training them to be Leaders?

2nd Place:  Paul MacArthur, Utica College, James R.  Angelini, University of Delaware, Andrew C. Billings, University of Alabama, Lauren Reichart Smith, Auburn University; The Canadian State of Mind: Coverage of Men and Women Athletes in the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation’s Primetime Broadcast of the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic Games 


Tuesday April 14, 2015 12:15pm - 1:30pm
Conference Room 1

12:15pm

Motion Capture Technology
Since the invention of film, equipment has fluctuated from the weight of a boat anchor to a helmet clip-on. While image-capture camera technology has evolved, the skills of the users have as well. As legacy media outlets and information/education channels continue to evolve, how does the trend of adding quick and easy video clips impact the work of the professional videographer? How does one learn the art and craft of effective visual storytelling?   The primary goal is to investigate the following research questions: -How do visual storytellers using motion image capture technology adapt to each succeeding technology to remain effective in their jobs; -who makes decisions on when to adopt a new technology and –what have these changes meant to curriculum development.
Moderator: Joanne Littlefield, Colorado State University
Panelists: Mike Conway, Indiana University
 Ginger Blackstone, University of Florida
Thomas Cznarty, SUNY - New Paltz
Joanne Littlefield, Colorado State University
James Wertz, Edinboro University of Pennsylvania; The evolution of skills and networking related to motion capture technology

Tuesday April 14, 2015 12:15pm - 1:30pm
Conference Room 5/6

12:15pm

The Conversation with Dick Wiley
The Honorable Richard E. Wiley – renowned communications attorney, former FCC Chairman and former head of the government-industry advisory committee that developed the digital television standard for the United States – joins us again at BEA2015. His conversation with Barry Umansky, former Deputy General Counsel of the NAB and now BEA’s President, will run the gamut of key legal and policy issues for the Congress, the Courts, FCC regulators, communications industries and the public. Wiley, the recipient of the BEA Law and Policy Division’s inaugural “Lifetime Achievement Award” in 2012, also will answer questions from the audience.
Speaker: Richard E. Wiley, Wiley Rein LLP
Moderator: Barry D. Umansky, Ball State University

Tuesday April 14, 2015 12:15pm - 1:30pm
Pavilion 2

12:15pm

The inclusive classroom: Creating assignments that promote and value diversity
An inclusive classroom is one in which all students from varying cultures, backgrounds, races, ethnicities, etc., feel comfortable participating in class discussions and are encouraged to explore numerous perspectives while being respectful of everyone's differences. There are assignments that can promote this enriching dialogue by introducing students to new viewpoints and allowing them to feel safe as they discover them. This panel will discuss various assignments they have used to foster this type of inclusive environment and share tips on how faculty can create some of their own.
Moderator: Phillip Powell, Valparaiso University
Panelists: Laurie Moroco, Colorado Mountain College & Walden University
Kate Ksobiech, University of Wisconsin - Whitewater
Victor Evans, Walden University 
Kathleen German, Miami University

Tuesday April 14, 2015 12:15pm - 1:30pm
Conference Room 4

12:15pm

The News Directors Speak: The Path to my Dream Job
The popular news director panel returns this year with a new focus: The path to the job I want. The news directors will describe what is needed to get on the right track. We'll ask these questions: what is the most direct path from the first job to the dream job? Web producer to anchor, for example, doesn't seem like a straight path, but it might be. Of all the entry level jobs that are out there - Job A, are some a better path to a specific Job B than others? Or is the most important thing getting your foot in the door?
Moderator: Mary Blue, Tulane University
Panelists: Dana Rosengard, Suffolk University
Nancy MacKenzie Dupont, University of Mississippi


Tuesday April 14, 2015 12:15pm - 1:30pm
Pavilion 10

12:15pm

Digital Disruptions: Experiments in Creative Practice and Research
As new media evolutions rupture traditional modalities and paradigms, it becomes crucial for scholars to remain open to experimentations in both research and creative practice. In this panel, scholars from a variety of disciplines will explore how communication research is shifting and changing in the contemporary mediaspcape.
Moderator:David Staton, University of Oregon
Panelists: Sharon O'Connor, Australian National University; Enacted Space
Leighton C. Peterson, Miami University; Media Multi-Modality: The PBS Documentary as New Media Object
Greg Scott, Editor, Journal of Video Ethnography; Peer Review of Academic Films: Challenging, Exploiting, and Acquiescing to Institutionalized Forms of Knowledge-Making
Kathleen Ryan, University of Colorado Boulder; Urban Nature: Experiments in Smartphone Cinematography
Respondent: David Staton, University of Oregon

Tuesday April 14, 2015 12:15pm - 1:30pm
Pavilion 3

12:15pm

Rural Sports Broadcasting; Small Towns, Big Payoff
This panel will discuss the growing sports broadcasting opportunities across the upper Midwest and beyond. Many are experiencing a surge in sports through cable television with a local sports television flare. This panel will address some of these opportunities in more detail along with what applicants need to do to be ready for this opportunity when it arrives.
Moderator: Kenneth A. Fischer, University of Oklahoma
Panelists: Neil Roberts, Minot State University
Don Moore, Ohio University Southern
Melanie Lombardi, Frostburg State University
Joe Moore, University of Central Missouri
Troy O. Comeau, Pittsburg State University

Tuesday April 14, 2015 12:15pm - 1:30pm
Pavilion 11

1:45pm

Festival Chair POST-Convention Meeting
This session is required for all Festival competition chairs. We'll be discussing interest division business with the chairs as well as going over BEA2016 deadlines.
Festival Chair: Lowell A. Briggs, York College of Pennsylvania

Tuesday April 14, 2015 1:45pm - 3:00pm
Executive Board Room

1:45pm

BEA2015 Model Rubrics Project

The CAA Division is in the second year of its Model Rubric Project.  The plan is to develop a bank of rubrics for use by BEA instructors across a range of media courses.  This panel includes the rubrics selected this year.  For the rubrics selected last year, see the July, 2014 Journal of Media Education.
Moderator: William G. Covington, Jr., Edinboro University of Pennsylvania
Kim Fox, The American University in Cairo; Multimedia Writing and the Multimedia Porfolio
Adam J. Kuban, Ball State University; Multi-platform Storytelling
Michael C. Smith, Pepperdine University; Cinematic Design Plan
Nick Taylor, University of Texas--Pan American; Viral Advertisements


Tuesday April 14, 2015 1:45pm - 3:00pm
Pavilion 1

1:45pm

International Division Business Meeting & Social

The International Division members are involved in areas such as telecommunications business practices, comparative systems of broadcasting & journalism, and international regulatory practices. 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.  Coffee and cookies will be served.
Chair/Research Paper Chair: Helena Vanhala, Robert Morris University
Vice-Chair: Deborah Wilson David, University of Lincoln
Newsletter Editor/Webmaster: Quan Xie, Bradley University


Tuesday April 14, 2015 1:45pm - 3:00pm
Conference Room 1

1:45pm

Mixing it up: Interracial Couples in Romance-Themed Hollywood Films
In the light of the controversy over the recent Cheerios commercial showing an interracial family, the researchers seek to determine the relevance of such relationships on screen. The primary focus of this pilot study is to examine the frequency and roles of interracial couples in romantic-themed Hollywood films from 2003 through 2013. This research seeks to discuss the frequency of such portrayals, whether the film focuses on the interracial relationship as a focal point, the quality of the relationships and relevance of the relationships to the plot. The intent is to determine the salience, or lack thereof, of interracial relationships in Hollywood's depiction of romance.
Moderator: Chetachi Egwu, Nova Southeastern University
Panelists: Victor Evans, Thiel College
Maria A. Williams-Hawkins, Ball State University;

Tuesday April 14, 2015 1:45pm - 3:00pm
Conference Room 2/3

1:45pm

News Division - Top Paper Presentations

Please join us as we hear the top papers presented from the News Division.  
Vice Chair/Paper Competition Chair: Lydia Timmins, University of Delaware

Open Paper Competition
1st Place: Clark Greer, Liberty University; Assessing Consonance and Differences in News on Local TV Station iPad Apps

2nd Place:  Shuhua Zhou, University of Alabama; Effects of Face-ism on Perception of Male and Female News Sources

3rd Place: Charlie Gee, Duquesne University, Giselle Auger, Duquesne University, Zeynep Tanes-Ehle, Duquesne University; Exploring the Role of Newsgathering Technologies on Perceived Story Quality 


Tuesday April 14, 2015 1:45pm - 3:00pm
Conference Room 5/6

1:45pm

Social Media: The Great Equalizer in Radio
Broadcast radio continues to be a viable media content provider, but satellite and online radio are formidable competitors as a result of the great equalizer: social media. Whether you are a broadcast, satellite, or online outlet, you must have a social media strategy. This panel will examine how social media has leveled the playing field for other delivery platforms to compete with broadcast outlets and how all types of stations are becoming multimedia content providers. Attention will be given to social media's impact on news delivery, programming strategies, and production techniques as well as how teaching about radio has changed.
Moderator: Andrew M. Clark, University of Texas - Arlington
Panelists: Shawn Isaacs, University of West Georgia
Lance Liguez, University of Texas - Arlington
Bradford L. Yates, University of West Georgia
Respondent:Gregory D. Newton, Ohio University

Tuesday April 14, 2015 1:45pm - 3:00pm
Pavilion 3

1:45pm

Social Media, Technological Advances, and Parasocial Relationships: How New Technology Changes the PSRs that Change Our Lives
Horton & Wohl (1956) called for research into how parasocial interactions “are integrated into the matrix of usual social activity” (p. 228). In light of social media, this panel answers that very call and will explore the characteristics of parasocial existence that demand additional research. The panel will examine how social media and increased 2-way communication between audiences and celebrities, politicians, and fictional characters alter our current understandings of PSRs as we seek new operationalizations of existing parasocial research concepts.
Moderator: T. Phillip Madison, Stephen F. Austin State University
Panelists: Robin Haislett, Texas Tech University
Lakshmi N. Tirumala, University of Cincinnati
Casey Hart, Stephen F. Austin State University
Chris McCollough, Columbus State University

Tuesday April 14, 2015 1:45pm - 3:00pm
Pavilion 11

1:45pm

Developing a Sports Curriculum
As the field of sports becomes more popular at the collegiate and academic level, there are more sports specific majors, minors, or fields of study for students to become involved. This panel will look at different programs and different points of emphasis that might exist from school to school along with differences in types of classes, curriculum, and student interest.
Moderator: Matthew Harmon, Monmouth University
Panelists: Dennis Conway, Valdosta State University                        
Barry Gresham, Austin Peay State University     
Suzy Smith, Ball State University

Tuesday April 14, 2015 1:45pm - 3:00pm
Pavilion 2

1:45pm

A Multicultural Experience: Student Learning through Media
To be successful in their careers, it is necessary for students to have a diverse learning experience. This panel will discuss how students at Valparaiso University incorporated their learning experience into programming on their cable television channel.
Moderator: Phillip Powell, Valparaiso University
Panelists: Ricky Cody, Valparaiso University
Aimee Van Der Heyden, Valparaiso University
Andrew Whitmyer, Valparaiso University
Ryan Glatzhofer, Valparaiso University

Tuesday April 14, 2015 1:45pm - 3:00pm
Conference Room 4

1:45pm

Understanding Legal Licenses and Clearances in the Digital Age: The Use and Misuse of Third-Party Content in Faculty and Student Productions
Digital content providers enable easy online access to a vast repository of third-party production elements such as clip art, fonts, images, music, sound effects, stock video and audio clips, etc. With so many assets now merely a mouse-click away, it is imperative that faculty and students understand how to legally and ethically use the intellectual property of others. Covers practical tips on how to secure legal clearances and permissions for the copyrighted works of others. Moderator: Dom Caristi, Ball State University
Panelists: Vic Costello, Elon University
David D. Oxenford, Wilkinson Barker Knauer, LLP
Kio Novina,  5 Alarm Music
Brent Smith, Elon University

Tuesday April 14, 2015 1:45pm - 3:15pm
Pavilion 10

1:45pm

How to Help Students Think Critically
One concern that college educators constantly express is that their students lack the skills to think critically. And yet it is possibly the single most important skill that any student, especially journalism student can possess.
Al Tompkins, The Poynter Institute’s Senior Faculty for Broadcast and Online, will lead a fast-moving highly practical session on how to teach students to ask four key questions that will lead them toward more reliable facts and truths. This session will include tons of real-life examples of stories that were printed, posted and aired but should not have been.

Our goal is to teach students to stop believing everything they see, hear or think and seek proof. You will see how a single image may be accurate but not true, how a simple video edit can radically change a story and how production techniques can taint a viewer’s perception of a story. This session is low on theory and high on practicality and utility. WARNING: come fully caffeinated and prepared to participate.
Presenter: Al Tompkins, The Poynter Institue

Tuesday April 14, 2015 1:45pm - 4:45pm
Pavilion 9

3:30pm

Student Research-in-Progress Presentations

BEA introduces the next generation of research presentations with this non-poster poster session.  Special thanks to LG for providing BEA with the opportunity to take research presentations to the next level.

Kim Baker, University of Alabama, Fei Qiao, University of Alabama & Shuhua Zhou, University of Alabama; Assessing the Effects of Point-of-View and Valence on Arousal and Recall for PSAs of Animal Abuse

Paige Snook, University of Nebraska @ Omaha & Sherice Gearhart, University of Nebraska @ Omaha; Can Social Media Ruin your Future?: Predicting Parental Concern for Teen's Online Activity

Jaznee Wilson, Syracuse University, Stacy Marris, Syracuse University, Dominique Forbes, Syracuse University, Zachary Clark, Syracuse University & Katharina Stroth, Syracuse University; Fashion Cents: Wear It and Share It

Autumn Holladay, SUNY - New Paltz; Objects: How We Interpret Female Eroticism in 'Blue is the Warmest Color

 

Yiyi Yang, University of Alabama & Yuan Wang, University of Alabama; Online Discussion about 2014 World Cup in China: A Content Analysis

Leah Cooperman, Syracuse University, Kaiti Cullerton, Syracuse University, Danicia Vargas, Syracuse University & Kara Stutesman, Syracuse University; The College Educated Female and Preferences for Content Delivery Systems and Packages: Looking Toward the Future

Alexander Wallick, Syracuse University, Michael Castellano, Syracuse University, Sharika Ajaikumar, Syracuse University & David Jones, Syracuse University; The Future of Television News: Chasing the Younger Demographics

Bethany Nicholson, Harding University & Jim Miller, Harding University; Reality TV?: How Crime Portrayed on “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” Compares to FBI data


Tuesday April 14, 2015 3:30pm - 4:45pm
Exhibit Hall - Pavilions 4-8

3:30pm

Documentary Research in Progress
This panel discussion features graduate students from various programs presenting their research in documentary studies, including dissertation research, papers in progress, and articles for consideration. Graduate Students will present summaries of their key questions and findings.
Moderator: Jes Therkelsen, California State University - Fresno
Respondents: Gregory N. Luft, Colorado State University
Susan L. Brinson, Auburn University

Tuesday April 14, 2015 3:30pm - 4:45pm
Pavilion 1

3:30pm

I always feel like somebody’s watching me: Location-based advertising

As products get closer and closer to their target markets—literally—the study of advertising is changing. This panel is a close-up view of the newest aspect of interactive advertising and the audiences who love it as well as those who are creeped out by it. Current definition: "LBA integrates mobile advertising with location-based services such as GPS, pinpointing consumers’ locations and providing location-specific advertisements on their mobile devices. LBA allows marketers to reach specific target audiences and improve the importance of ads with relevant information, personalized message and targeted offers. This can also be used to research consumers and tailor future offers."
Moderator: Linda Thorsen Bond, Stephen F. Austin State University
Panelists: Dana Coester, West Virginia University
Alexandra M. Vilela, James Madison University School of Media Arts & Design
Kasi Dickerson, Stephen F. Austin State University
Joey Stepniewski, Stephen F. Austin State University
Toure McCoy, Stephen F. Austin University

 


Tuesday April 14, 2015 3:30pm - 4:45pm
Conference Room 5/6

3:30pm

International Consumer Concern in the Age of Digital Evolution and Revolutionary Times
Previous generations of consumers were considered to be passive receivers of messages crafted by professionals of media organizations. A protectionist paradigm was intended to provide safe-guards for the audiences. In the digital evolution, consumers are interactively engaged with the producers of media content, acting upon the messages as they are received. These revolutionary times are global. This session looks at the role consumers in various cultures are taking as they are engaged in the process of interacting with messages created by professional content providers.
Moderator: William G. Covington, Edinboro University of Pennsylvania
Panelists: Jabbar A. Al-Obaidi, Bridgewater State University
Ronald K. Raymond, Edinboro University of Pennsylvania
Stacey O. Irwin, Millersville University of Pennsylvania
William G. Covington, Edinboro University of Pennsylvania

Tuesday April 14, 2015 3:30pm - 4:45pm
Pavilion 11

3:30pm

New Media, New Marketing: TV Marketing Strategies in the 21st Century
This panel deals with new challenges and opportunities that television content distributors face when marketing programs in the “television everywhere” era. We will address case studies of traditional networks that increasingly market their programming using social media influencers, OTT providers that use compelling digital strategies to draw fans to early-released pilots and binge-ready full season releases, and marketers who tap into a changing set of viewer motivations behind the viewing of television programming.
Moderator: Evan Kropp, University of Georgia
Panelists: Geoffrey Graybeal, Texas Tech University
Mark Lashley, La Salle University
Clark Greer, Liberty University 

Tuesday April 14, 2015 3:30pm - 4:45pm
Conference Room 2/3

3:30pm

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.
Chair: Scott Patterson, San Francisco State University
Panelists: Andrew M. Clark, University of Texas - Arlington
Michael W. Huntsberger, Linfield College
Jonathan P. Pluskota, The University of Southern Mississippi-Hattiesburg
Andy Curran, University of Cincinnati - Clermont College

Tuesday April 14, 2015 3:30pm - 4:45pm
Conference Room 4

3:30pm

We've Added Sports Curricula. Can Our Graduates Get a Job?
The creation of the BEA Sports Division was a partial reflection of the number of colleges and universities adding courses and programs that included the word "Sports." While those courses and programs have generated significant student interest and credit hour production, have they misled our students into thinking a nifty job awaits them after graduation day? This mixed panel of professionals and academics will explore that question.
Moderator: Max Roy Utsler, University of Kansas
Panelists: Steve DeLay, SRO Partners, Managing Director
Rick Gevers, Rick Gevers and Associates, TV Talent Agency
Matthew Harmon, Monmouth University
Jared Johnson, Oklahoma State University

Tuesday April 14, 2015 3:30pm - 4:45pm
Pavilion 10

3:30pm

Definitely Not Necessarily the News—Programming to Rejuvenate Broadcast Programs
Four broadcasting programs seeking alternatives to news programming take on four distinct programs in varied genres. Integrating multiple disciplines, the programs seek to energize students, introduce new curriculum and in one case, reinvigorate a dispirited student body. The process of choosing the genre and platform to meet curricular and student interests and overcoming obstacles to disseminating the programming will be discussed.
Moderator: Richard Vogel, Lincoln Memorial University
Panelists: Angela Criscoe, Georgia College & State University
Sandy Henry, Drake University
Frank Barnhart, Columbus State Community College

Tuesday April 14, 2015 3:30pm - 4:45pm
Conference Room 1

3:30pm

Audio for video: Techniques to increase effectiveness in a digital world
Audio design for video/film productions is a complex process. This panel examines ways through which audio design and productions can be improved to best support video content.
Moderator, Jim Crandall, Aims Community College
Panelists, David Farrell, Aims Community College
Jeff Hammond, Metro State University
Brian Wheeler, Pikes Peak Community College

Tuesday April 14, 2015 3:30pm - 4:45pm
Pavilion 2

3:30pm

Can We Effectively Teach Video Production Online?
Have digital technology and online student interest advanced to the point where we can teach the fundamentals of video production online? Would it be a studio or field production, and encompass how many globally-distributed students? Or is this still not yet a feasible or desirable option? We brainstorm on the future of teaching video production.
Moderator: Dennis Patrick Conway, Valdosta State University
Panelists: Dennis Patrick Conway, Valdosta State University
Gregory Brown, Valdosta State University
Joe Fortunato, Arizona State University
Christopher Clemens, San Francisco State University
Y. Jane Winslow, SUNY - Oswego
Eric Limarenko, Central Michigan University

Tuesday April 14, 2015 3:30pm - 4:45pm
Pavilion 3

5:00pm

Extreme Videography: Using New Visual Storytelling Technologies for Field Production
With the growing popularity of Point-of-View (POV) videos, compact high-definition cameras are being used for acquiring time-lapse, underwater, and aerial drone footage (e.g., "Brinno" and “GoPro cameras) for creative storytelling purposes. Electronic Field Production (EFP) students must understand how to use these exciting new tools effectively for creating powerful visuals in often-extreme conditions. The panel focuses on the practical realities involved with EFP applications for these new POV technologies: camera mounting options, underwater use, compression technologies, editing issues, and legal-ethical concerns with drone platforms. This session will demystify these POV technologies and provide useful teaching tips for EFP instructors contemplating using them for creative video production.
Moderator: Peter B. Seel, Colorado State University
Panelists: Patricia Amaral Buskirk, University of Hawaii at Manoa
Steven Weiss, Colorado State University
Joe Champ, Colorado State University
Brent M. Foster, California State University, Fullerton

Tuesday April 14, 2015 5:00pm - 6:15pm
Pavilion 1

5:00pm

Leaving the Lecture Behind: A Hands-on, Digital Era Approach to Teaching Intro to Mass Media
This panel looks at teaching an introductory mass media course using a practical application approach rather than focusing on lecture-based content. This approach acquaints the first-time media student with hands-on techniques and equipment to produce not only multi-media content but provide a realistic "first touch" of convergence, distribution methods and standard industry practices. We teach a multitude of concepts while we compare/contrast the advantages/disadvantages of audio, video, still photography, graphic design, web design and multi-media storytelling. Moderator: Jonathan Ash, Northwest Missouri State University
Panelists: Will Murphy, Northwest Missouri State University
Jody Strauch, Northwest Missouri State University
David Swartzlander, Doane College
Phil Beskid, Northwest Missouri State University

Tuesday April 14, 2015 5:00pm - 6:15pm
Conference Room 4

5:00pm

Location and Theme as Challenges and Opportunities in Study Abroad
There are many options one faces when considering the creation of a study abroad program. Successful student recruitment needs to consider the desirability of the location and the theme of the program, while balancing the desire for a rich experience with safety and security. Faculty considerations must also be taken into account. This panel brings organizers from several study abroad programs who will discuss issues related to location and theme.
Moderator: Steven D. Anderson, James Madison University
Panelists: Cathy Shafran, Oakland University; Jerusalem, Israel - Teaching Reporting When a War Breaks Out -- How to teach Conflict Reporting in safety 
Shaun Wright, James Madison University; Bosnia and Ireland - Collaborating with Local Nonprofit Organizations to Form Engaged Learning and Cross-cultural Experiences
Darren J. Sweeney, Central Connecticut State University; Normandy, France - It's Not Your Average Study Abroad: Deadline Reporting in a Foreign Country
Steven D. Anderson, James Madison University; Urbino, Italy - Exotic Landscapes, Beaches, Food and Wine: Popularity and Growth
Jeff Brody, California State University, Fullerton; Valencia, Spain - At Home, Abroad: Community-based Reporting Overseas

Tuesday April 14, 2015 5:00pm - 6:15pm
Pavilion 10

5:00pm

Return the Fairness Doctrine, or Raise the Titanic
In 1949 the Federal Communications Commission put in place a requirement that broadcasters offer equal opportunities for controversial issues presented on their station. Eventually that became known as the “Fairness Doctrine.” Furthermore, in 1976 the FCC said that stations had an obligation to present controversial issues. However, by the early 1980s the Commission began to back track their support of the Fairness Doctrine because of various court decisions and the deregulation environment. Recently the FCC removed from the books any mention of the Fairness Doctrine. In a panel last year some audience members expressed support for the Fairness Doctrine and it was felt that more time should be spent discussing government involvement in content regulation and whether the return of any kind of Fairness regulation might be feasible.
Moderator: Lionel Grady, Southern Utah University
Panelists: David Spiceland, Appalachian State University
Richard Vogel, Lincoln Memorial University
Respondent: Frank A. Aycock, Appalachian State University

Tuesday April 14, 2015 5:00pm - 6:15pm
Pavilion 3

5:00pm

What We Wish New Hires Knew...
What do hiring managers want broadcast journalists to already know when they walk in the door? This panel brings in the experts to answer your questions and includes the latest research on journalism job skills required by the industry.
Moderator: Debora Wenger, University of Mississippi
Panelists: Adam Bradshaw, News Director, KVUU-TV
Barbara Maushard, Vice President, News, at Hearst Television, Inc. 
 

Tuesday April 14, 2015 5:00pm - 6:15pm
Conference Room 5/6

5:00pm

Distributed Authorship in Creative Media: Relevance for Promotion and Tenure
You have a letter that acknowledges you worked on an independent film in several capacities, but you don’t have a primary author credit. You were asked to produce brand specific content for a company’s social media outlets, but the public sees the brand name, not yours. Will these scenarios pass muster during the promotion and tenure process? This panel will discuss the obstacles of documenting distributed authorship in creative media so that it satisfies promotion and tenure criteria. Issues related to branded content creation, electronic billboard production, film making, digital media production, and static and motion graphic design will be discussed.
Moderator: Bradford L. Yates, University of West Georgia
Panelists: Vanessa T. Ament-Gjenvick, Ball State University
Deon Kay, University of West Georgia
Fritz J. Messere, SUNY - Oswego
Chris Renaud, University of West Georgia
Respondent: William Christ, Trinity University

Tuesday April 14, 2015 5:00pm - 6:15pm
Pavilion 11

5:00pm

Automated File Based Workflows for Digital Media

 

Not only do many tedious tasks within file-based workflows happen in a disparate, distributed manner, but many manual steps are often needed to trigger this processes. For example, doing a simple transcode may require viewing the file, confirming if it is HD or SD, letterboxes or curtained, and then placing it in the appropriate Watch Folder.  Come learn about processes to simplify automated file based workflows for digital media.  Learn about software that automates, centralizes and integrates file-based workflows.  Telestream's NAB Booth is in the South Hall, Booth Number 3305.

Speaker: Bob Barnshaw, Telestream


Tuesday April 14, 2015 5:00pm - 6:15pm
Conference Room 1

5:00pm

Radio & Audio Media Division - Top Paper Presentations

Please join us as we hear the top papers presented from the Radio & Audio Media Division.  
Vice Chair/Paper Competition Chair: Andrew M. Clark, University of Texas - Arlington

Debut Paper Competition
1st Place: Ian C. Punnett, Arizona State University; The Mixed Dish: Harry Shearer and the Golden Age of Radio Satire
2nd Place:  Tiffani Waite, Central Michigan University; Localism and the Effect of Syndication on Public Radio Programming: Are New Media Technologies Helping or Hindering?

Open Paper Competition
1st Place: David Crider, SUNY – Oswego; Presenting a Self On the Air: Goffman's Sociological Theory and Radio
2nd Place: Deborah Wilson David, University of Lincoln; The Learning Curve: Distinctive Opportunities and Challenges Posed by University Based Community Radio Stations 


Tuesday April 14, 2015 5:00pm - 6:15pm
Conference Room 2/3

5:00pm

Affordable Mobile Production Solutions
As the number of "third tier" and student-run college productions continues to grow, there seems to be a never-ending search for more affordable solutions in mobile production. "Full-size" mobile units are cost-prohibitive, and "mod-faxes" are sometimes rudimentary and difficult to set up from one venue to another, especially on a tight turnaround. Is there a middle ground? And if so, where does it lie? This panel will discuss what colleges, universities, and other small productions are currently using for their production facilities, and what newer solutions and technology are forthcoming.
Moderator: Dave Evans, Coordinating Producer, Studio Programming - Fox Sports Southwest/Oklahoma/New Orleans & Principle - Vantedge Consulting Group
Panelists: Chris Brock, Independent Producer & Owner, VisPro
Michael Bruce, Assistant Professor, University of Alabama 
Brandon Meier, Assistant Athletics Director for Broadcast Operations, University of Oklahoma
Philip Nelson, Chief Relationship Officer, NewTek
Darryl Newman, Strategic Accounts Manager, Videotex Systems, Inc.

Tuesday April 14, 2015 5:00pm - 6:15pm
Pavilion 9

5:00pm

College Radio at a Crossroads: A 'GPS' for Student-Run Stations
College radio has always been at the forefront of revolution and evolution by airing innovative music and programs. This philosophy is important today because young adult listeners have many entertainment and information choices. Advisors are key to helping student-run radio stay relevant. This panel will discuss: innovative programs on select stations, helping students develop programs, how students can make their shows sound professional, and how to recruit and get students actively involved with the station.
Moderator: Andy Curran, University of Cincinnati - Clermont College
Panelists: Jeffrey P. Schiffman, York College of Pennsylvania
Maurice Conner, Liberty University
Respondent: Max V. Grubb, Youngstown State University

Tuesday April 14, 2015 5:00pm - 6:15pm
Pavilion 2

6:15pm

BEA's 60th Anniversary Celebration

Join us Tuesday night for a celebration hosted by some of BEA’s closest partners from the last 60 years including North Texas Trailers, Taylor & Francis, American Society of Cinematographers & NBC Universal.


Tuesday April 14, 2015 6:15pm - 8:00pm
Westgate North Patio
 
Wednesday, April 15
 

9:00am

Radio Documentary in Review

The Radio Documentary form is as old as the broadcast medium itself. Though today largely vanished from commercial airwaves, thousands of producers across the world use the form today on public and community networks to share insight and activism.  In 2013, the Radio Documentary Review was founded as an online journal. In this panel, its founding editor and early contributors comment on the journal's intent and criteria. Samples of documentary radio are played and critiqued. Audience comments will take up the future and dynamics of the documentary/podcast form.
Moderator: David Dunaway, University of New Mexico/San Francisco State
Panelists: Siobhan McHugh, University of Wollongong, Australia; Radio Documentary in Review
John Biewan, Duke University; Reality Radio
David Dunaway, University of New Mexico/San Francisco State; Criteria for Evaluating Radio Documentaries


Wednesday April 15, 2015 9:00am - 10:15am
Ballroom E

9:00am

From Quarters to Semesters to Online: The organic digital evolution of a production intensive undergraduate course at Ohio University.
What business does a University in rural Appalachia have in moving a production-intensive course online? As it turns out, quite a lot. This Panel will discuss this revolutionary migration of an undergraduate production course from a large-lecture to a hybrid-digital space using custom video lectures and materials, four former graduate students (and current industry professionals) from across the globe as course facilitators, and a new way of conceptualizing e-learning and student feedback.
Moderator: Eric R. Williams, Ohio University
Panelists: Janie Henderson, Ohio University
Wei-Chun Victoria Wang, Ohio University
Matt Kaiser, Ohio University
Monique R. Wingard, Ohio University

Wednesday April 15, 2015 9:00am - 10:15am
Conference Room 4

9:00am

Creative Digital Filmmaking Projects for the Classroom
The Digital Evolution means academic production programs can easily do filmmaking classes and activities. But, can you make it realistic to film industry experience? This panel features professors and professionals demonstrating digital filmmaking projects that work, and that you can take back to your classroom.
Moderator: Tony DeMars, Texas A&M University at Commerce
Panelists: James L. Goodman, High Point University
Jason Balas, University of North Texas
Jamie Litty, UNC-Pembroke
Terence Dollard, UNC-Pembroke
Jason Hutchens, UNC-Pembroke
Kara Jolliff Gould, John Brown University

Wednesday April 15, 2015 9:00am - 10:15am
Conference Room 2/3

9:00am

Integrating Social Media and Web Management into Radio Broadcasting Curriculum
Social Media and Digital strategy are key to radio's future. How can Colleges teach and evaluate large groups of students in the holistic approach to content delivery in the "Age of the Smartphone"? A social media and web management company for radio, SoCast, has teamed up with a couple colleges to do just that. Utilizing the same platform as the largest broadcasting companies in Canada the college students are getting first hand experience managing content and analyzing data. With panelist from top broadcasters in the US and Canada, two colleges will walk ‎ the audience through a first hand experience to see how we have successfully integrated into the Radio Broadcasting curriculum.
Moderator: Dan Pihlainen, Algonquin College
Panelists: Sandy Hurst, SOCast SRM Founder
Jim Carr, Seneca College
Tincy Crouse, Cromwell Radio Group
Chris Duncombe, Corus Entertainment

Wednesday April 15, 2015 9:00am - 10:15am
Ballroom F

9:00am

Leveraging Social Media
We are taxed with teaching and keeping up with trends in social media and often implementing them on campus. The question is are we meeting outcomes that are actual real world strategies? Do students understand SEO vs SMO and PPC vs CTR, can they use Google Analytics and other online SMO apps, can they effectively re-purpose traditional media for the web and can they create campaigns across social and traditional media platforms?
Moderator: Dan Kimbrough, Misericordia University
Panelist: Gina Baleria, California State University - San Francisco
 

Wednesday April 15, 2015 9:00am - 10:15am
Conference Room 1

9:00am

BEA Assessment Boot Camp: Soup to Nuts

Audience:  The workshop is geared to faculty and administrators who are interested in learning about, discussing, and developing plans for both programmatic and course assessment.  The “Assessment Doctors” session will allow participants to meet with individual faculty/administrators to network and ask specific, programmatic or course-specific questions.  

Cost:  $35 to cover breakfast and flash drives.  Participants can register through the BEA2015 registration site.

8:30-9:00 Breakfast

9:00-9:05 Welcome and Introduction
William Covington, Jr., Edinboro University of Pennsylvania

9:05-9:10 Getting Started
William G. Christ, Trinity University

9:10-9:55 Programmatic Assessment
Marie Hardin, Pennsylvania State University - Using Indirect Measures
Glenda Cantrell Williams, University of  Alabama – Using Direct Measures
Don Grady, Elon University - Beyond Student-Learning Outcomes

9:55-10:05 BREAK

10:05-10:35 Classroom Assessment
Stacey O. Irwin, Millersville University of Pennsylvania - Using Embedded “Authentic”        Assessment
John R. Turner, Towson University - Using Rubrics

10:35-10:50 BREAK

10:50-11:50  Assessment Doctors
Programmatic Assessment
Don Grady, Elon University
Marie Hardin, Pennsylvania State University
Judy Oskam, Texas State University
Mary C. Schaffer, CSU-Northridge
Glenda Cantrell Williams, University of Alabama

Classroom Assessment
Chandra Clark, University of Alabama   
Samuel H. Edsall, Western Illinois University
Stacey O. Irwin, Millersville University of  Pennsylvania
Ginger Loggins, Appalachian St. University
John R. Turner, Towson University

11:50-Noon Final questions, wrap-up and what’s next?
William Covington, Jr., Edinboro University of Pennsylvania
William G. Christ, Trinity University

 

 


Wednesday April 15, 2015 9:00am - 12:00pm
Ballroom D

10:30am

One Stop Pedagogy: Logistics and Challenges to Building a Convergent Instruction Center
Effective curriculum delivery is dependent on several factors including pedagogical approach, instructor expertise, and physical space. This panel will detail the pedagogical approaches that drive the design and layout of the physical facilities built for classroom and laboratory instruction in mass communications programs. Too, the discussion will detail opportunities to secure administrative support and funding for the construction of the physical space that are anchored in sound pedagogy.
Moderator: Bradford L. Yates, University of West Georgia
Panelists: Camilla Gant, University of West Georgia
Deon Kay, University of West Georgia
Chris Renaud, University of West Georgia
 Randy Wright, University of Florida

Wednesday April 15, 2015 10:30am - 11:45am
Conference Room 4

10:30am

Technology Over the Decades and Influences on News
This panel present an historical perspective on the development of technology and the influence on news consumption and production. The panelists will document the influence of radio from the 1930's to present day use of blogs and the internet.
Moderator: Mary Beadle, John Carroll University
Panelists: Anne MacLennan, York University; Development of Radio News Bulletins and the Changing Expectation of Canadian Audiences in the 1930’s
Mary Spillman, Ball State University; The Blog Evolution: Why the “Weblog” Changed the News Business
Patrick Parsons, Pennsylvania State University; Technological Displacement and News Consumption: Generational Patterns From Radio to Twitter

Wednesday April 15, 2015 10:30am - 11:45am
Ballroom E

10:30am

International Teaching and Research Opportunities
This panel features university faculty who have done international teaching and research, current faculty at non-U.S. universities, and a representative from the Council for International Exchange of Scholars. All will focus on helping others learn of research and teaching opportunities worldwide and will provide some of the basic guidelines, procedures and tips.
Moderator: Deborah Wilson David, University of Lincoln
Panelists: Tony DeMars, Texas A&M University at Commerce
Dom Caristi, Ball State University, Fullbright Ambassador
Jeffrey S. Wilkinson, University of Toledo
Phyllis Slocum, University of North Texas
Ingrid Bachmann, Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile
Robert Eubanks, retired, Sam Houston State University

Wednesday April 15, 2015 10:30am - 11:45am
Conference Room 2/3

10:30am

Best Practices for Audio Production

Veteran college professors will share their insights on teaching audio production. Each panelist will present sample work from their students for a mini-listening session.
Moderator: Kim Fox, American University in Cairo
Panelists: Terry Likes, Tennessee State University
Richard Stroobant, SAIT Polytechnic
Patricia F. Sanders, University of North Alabama


Wednesday April 15, 2015 10:30am - 11:45am
Conference Room 1

10:30am

ASC Cinematography Master Class Part I
The ASC's annual Cinematography Master Class will explore the opportunities of filmmaking with today's hottest technology. In conjunction with the American Society of Cinematographers, this workshop will introduce you in an intimate setting to this year's guests, Francis Kenny, ASC & ASC President Richard P. Crudo, whom for the past 5 years have worked together on the hit FX show, Justified.

Francis Kenny, ASC is an American cinematographer. He was the main cinematographer on the 1986 Academy Award winning feature documentary He Makes Me Feel Like Dancin. He has directed and photographed commercials and documentaries throughout the world.
His feature films and television shows include: Bonnie and Clyde, Steel Magnolias, Finder's Fee, Sweet Bird of Youth, She's All That, Harriet the Spy, Jason's Lyric, Coneheads, New Jack City, and Heathers.

Kenny has taught cinematography at UCLA and The Maine Photographic Workshop. He became an active member of The American Society of Cinematographers in 1998. He served as the Chairman of the ASC Membership Committee from 2001 until 2011. In 2012 Kenny received the ASC Presidents Award.

Born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, cinematographer Richard P. Crudo, ASC's lengthy resume includes such notable feature credits as American Buffalo, Outside Providence, American Pie, Down To Earth and Out Cold.

Mr. Crudo is currently President of the American Society of Cinematographers (having served in the same capacity from 2003 through 2006 as well as 2013 and 2014). He is also a past Governor of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. He is a frequent guest lecturer at universities across the United States and is a regular contributor to American Cinematographer magazine and other industry publications. He is also a leading proponent in the industry's drive to establish standards for digital imaging workflow.


Wednesday April 15, 2015 10:30am - 11:45am
Ballroom F

10:30am

Perspectives on Student Media Advising
The panelists share insights and observations on the experience and impact of student media on the education, careers and lives of students involved in student media operations. With almost 100 years of collective experience in student media advising and significant involvement in BEA leadership, these panelists bring a much needed perspective to the impact and importance of Student Media in both the academic curriculum and the lives of media students.
Moderator: W. Dale Hoskins, Northern Arizona University
Panelists: Norm Medoff, Northern Arizona University; BEA President, 1998-99 & Author of "Electronic Media: Then, Now, and Later", 2011
Sam Sauls, Susquehanna University; BEA President, 2011-12 & BEA Convention Program Chair, 2005
W. Dale Hoskins, Northern Arizona University; BEA Student Media Advisors Division Chair, 2004-06
Respondent: Chad J. Roberts, Central Michigan University; BEA Student Media Advisors Division Chair, 2014-Present

Wednesday April 15, 2015 10:30am - 11:45am
Conference Room 5/6

12:00pm

Culture/Conversations/Screens: Where and how are the issues of the day being discussed?
Important cultural conversations—those discussions about social, economic, and political issues-have played out across a variety of screens since the middle of the 20th century. Major release films and television have, by turns through the years, played host to serious examination of significant cultural issues. The last twenty years have seen the television screen become the main arena to these cultural conversations through the proliferation of news shows, niche entertainment programming, and specialized cable channels. The recent developments in mobile distribution of content have changed the nature of these conversations. In this media ecology, where content is pulled by (rather than pushed at) the information consumer, is the marketplace of ideas as vigorous as it should be in an age where context and subtlety in communications are of increasing importance?

The panel will examine the changes in how cultural conversations are conducted. It will examine the historical, pedagogical, journalistic, and technological forces that shape the current state of how our media systems interact with media consumers in the creation of cultural conversations.
Moderator: Carol Schlagheck, Eastern Michigan University
Panelists: John Cooper, Eastern Michigan University
Keith Damron, Eastern Michigan University
Shanna Gilkeson, Eastern Michigan University;

Wednesday April 15, 2015 12:00pm - 1:15pm
Conference Room 4

12:00pm

A Global Village: Insights into the Universal Nature of Media
There has been much debate over the years in regards to the role culture plays in media productions. This panel investigates the universal nature of the media. Marshall McLuhan’s idea of a “global village” has now become a reality. Dave Marash (2011) in an article titled “Fade to Black” explained, “For the first time in history, mankind is developing a universal language: video. People now communicate with video on two billion computers and more than one and a half billion television sets.” These statistics, much enhanced today, bring together all of the entertainment, infotainment and business of the creative, technical, and management media arts and sciences strengthening the idea that video has become one entity, a combination of three separate mediums, which speaks to all nations and cultures in a single voice.
Moderator: Erika Grodzki, Lynn University
Panelists: Erika Grodzki, Lynn University; Creative Elements in Effective International Advertising Campaigns
Sharaf Rehman, University of Texas Brownsville; From Hollywood to Bollywood: Motion Pictures as the First Universal Language 

Timea Varga, Lynn University; Universal Language in 21st Century Online Radio

 


Wednesday April 15, 2015 12:00pm - 1:15pm
Conference Room 1

12:00pm

New Facilities, New Opportunities: How Updated Production Facilities Increases Student (and faculty) Opportunities
While no program can maintain true "state-of-the-art" production facilities many do receive significant upgrades from time-to-time. This panel would include a discussion of how new facilities has improved and increased the opportunities for both students and faculty. The panel would look at the type of work that's being done as well as how employers are looking at graduates with these improved experiences. Additionally, an undergraduate student perspective will be included. Moderator: John J. Lombardi, Frostburg State University
Panelists: Annie Danzi, Wake Forest University
Micheal McAlexander, California State University - Fullerton
Aubree Telck, Frostburg State University
Chris Strobel, Northern Kentucky University

Wednesday April 15, 2015 12:00pm - 1:15pm
Conference Room 2/3

12:00pm

ASC Cinematography Master Class Part II
The ASC's annual Cinematography Master Class will explore the opportunities of filmmaking with today's hottest technology. In conjunction with the American Society of Cinematographers, this workshop will introduce you in an intimate setting to this year’s guest.

Wednesday April 15, 2015 12:00pm - 1:15pm
Ballroom F

12:00pm

Digital Compositing Workshop

Mark Coné completed his BFA and MFA degrees at Florida Atlantic University with a major in Computer Art and Animation. He has 10 years teaching experience at the university level. He currently is an Assistant professor at Lynn University teaching in the multimedia design program. Previously, he was employed at American Intercontinental university teaching courses in game design and Florida Atlantic University teaching courses in digital compositing, 3d modeling, and animation.

 

This is a projection mapping and compositing workshop. Projection mapping, or video mapping is a technique that consists of projecting imagery onto buildings, structures, and other 3d surfaces. Compositing is the manipulation and combination of at least two source images. Projection mapping uses combined source images such as drawings, video, and rendered animation and projects them into real 3d space. This technique can be used in various media displays in advertising, film/theater, or other visual presentations. Speaker will provide a simple work flow to implement projection mapping using a laptop and a projector. This work flow will cover the preparation, setup, masking, animation, and the final projection outputted to be mapped in real space. The software tools used are Photoshop, After Effects, Modul8, and Madmapper.


Wednesday April 15, 2015 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Conference Room 5/6

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 as going over BEA2016 deadlines.
Moderator: Sara Magee, Loyola University Maryland

Wednesday April 15, 2015 1:30pm - 2:45pm
Conference Room 2/3