MM&C Faculty, Student & Alumni News Archive

This page highlights just some of the recent professional accomplishments and activities of members of the MM&C community. Most of these news items are distributed on the MM&C listserv as well. Please share your news with the MM&C community – you can submit news items here.

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Akdenizli works at PEJ, has book published, presents papers, receives Dissertation Completion Award
MM&C alum Banu Akdenizli has been working at the Project for Excellence in Journalism (PEJ) within the Pew Research Center in Washington, D.C. She contributes to the NEWS Index Coverage Report that PEJ puts out every week – the many interesting reports are availablehere. On September 25, 2008 she’ll participate in an event for the release of “Democracy in the Age of New Media: A Report on the Media and the Immigration Debate”; the event is hosted by the Brookings Institution and the Norman Lear Center at the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Southern California and explores “how the media conditioned public opinion and the policy landscape” on the immigration issue. Banu will present “News Coverage of Immigration 2007: A Political Story, not an Issue, Covered Episodically.”Banu’s book titled “Toward a Healthier Understanding of Internet Policy Development: The Case of Turkey” is being published by VDM Verlag Dr. Muller in Germany; the book is based on Banu’s dissertation. Banu presented a poster titled “Towards a Healthier Understanding of Internet Policy Development: An Application of the World System Model to Telecommunications” at the National Communication Association (NCA) conference November 17-20, 2005, in Boston, Massachusetts. Banu also presented “Internet Diffusion and Policy Development in Turkey: A Socio-Technical Analysis,” at the Internet Research 6.0: Internet Generations conference of the Association of Internet Researchers (AoIR), October 5-9, 2005 in Chicago. She presented “Information and Communication Technologies and the Nation-State: Internet Policy Development and Turkey” at the AEJMC Midwinter conference at Rutgers University, February 27-29, 2004. Banu was granted an $8,000 Dissertation Completion Award from the Temple University Graduate School to help her to complete her dissertation project, which is titled, “The Impact of Information and Communication Technologies on the Nation-State: Internet Policy and Turkey.” The members of Banu’s dissertation committee are Concetta Stewart (Chair), Jan Fernback and Nancy Morris.

Allan awarded NAB grant, local and state awards
MM&C alum Dave Allan and Assistant Professor of marketing at St. Joseph’s University, is one of just five academic scholars awarded a research grant by the National Association of Broadcasters as part of its 2005 annual “Grants for Research in Broadcasting Program.” Each year, this highly competitive program attracts research proposals from broadcast scholars throughout the country. Dave’s  project is titled, “Comparative Effectiveness of 30- versus 60-Second Radio Commercials on Recall.” More information is available here. The September 2002 issue of R&R (radio & records) Street Talk Daily, describes notable awards to Dave: “[Philadelphia] Mayor John Street presented Allan with a special proclamation from the city–along with a Liberty Bell Award. Allan’s outstanding commitment to public service was also noted by the local chapter of the NAACP. Not to be outdone, Pennsylvania State Representative Jewel Williams presented Allan with a proclamation honoring his many contributions to improving citizens’ lives while VP/GM of WJJZ & WUSL.”

Alnor moves to Cal State East Bay and is in the news for exposing potential mail fraud
In the fall of 2005 MM&C alum Bill Alnor, formerly an Assistant Professor of journalism atTexas A&M-University-Kingsville, became Assistant Professor and Director of Journalism in theDepartment of Communication at California State University East Bay (formerly Cal State Hayward). While at Texas A&M Bill exposed the potential mail fraud of a major evangelical ministry; the story has been reported in Christianity Today, the Los Angeles Times, the Associated Press, and newspapers around the country; a news release from the university is available here.

Avila-Saavedra accepts teaching position, has articles published, presents papers at conferences
MM&C alum Guillermo Avila-Saavedra has accepted a full-time teaching position at Salem State College in Salem, MA, beginning in Fall 2008. An article by Guillermo titled, “Nothing Queer about Queer Television: Televised Construction of Gay Masculinities,” has been accepted for publication in a forthcoming issue of Media, Culture & Society. His paper, “The Ultimate American Dream: The Election of Matthew Santos on ‘The West Wing,’” was presented at the“Nuestra America in the U.S.?” Latino/a Studies Conference, February 8-9, 2008 at the University of Kansas in Lawrence. Guillermo presented his paper, “Latino Identity and Mainstream American Humor: The Politics of Race in the Comedy of George Lopez and Carlos Mencia,” at the 4th International Language, Communication, Culture Conference at The Lusofona University of Humanities and Technologies in Lisbon, Portugal, November 28-30, 2006. An article by Guillermo titled “New Discourses and Traditional Genres: The Adaptation of a Feminist Novel into a Telenovela,” has been accepted for publication in a special issue of theJournal of Broadcasting and Electronic Media on “Broadcasting and Electronic Media of the Americas.” Guillermo presented two papers, “Nothing Queer about Queer Television: Mediated Construction of Gay Male Identities,” which received a Top Three Paper award, and “The Black Working-class Lesbian and other Absences: A Holistic Approach to Queer Media Studies,” in the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Studies division at the 2005 conference of the International Communication Association (ICA), May 26-30 in New York. Guillermo presented “Stonewall 25 and the Media’s Role in Shaping Collective Gay Memory and Identity (1969-1994)” at the American Journalism Historians Association (AJHA) / Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC) History Division Joint Spring Northeast Regional Meeting in New York City on March 12, 2005. And Guillermo presented, “There are Things You Will Never See: The Adaptation of a Feminist Latin-American Novel into a Telenovela,” atGlobal Fusion 2004: An International/Intercultural Communications Conference, which took place October 29-31 in St. Louis, Missouri.

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Berkowitz presents papers at AoIR and MEA, has book chapter published, and more
MM&C student Irene Berkowitz presented “Testing H.A. Innis in the Age of Information: How ICT’s are Transposing Our Concepts of Time and Space and the Political-Economic Implications for Academic Research,” at the A.o.I.R. Internet Research v4 Conference, ‘Broadening the Band,’ in Toronto in October 16-19 2003. Her paper titled, “The Effects of New Communication and Information Technologies on Academic Research Paradigms,” was included in the book, AoIR Research Annual 2003, published by Peter Lang. And Irene has been appointed for a three-year term to an Advisory Oversight Committee for cable services, high speed internet access provided via cable, and the Government Access Channel for Lower Merion Township. This Committee serves in policy advisory and community watchdog capacities for these services for the Township. Irene is Program Director for Curricular Publications and Systems in Temple University’s Office of the Vice Provost. Irene received a Top Paper award for her paper, “The Influence of New Media Technologies on Academic Research Paradigms,” at Internet Research 3.0, the international conference of the Association of Internet Researchers (A.o.I.R.) in Maastricht, the Netherlands, October 13-16, 2002. She was further honored by being asked to introduce the final Keynote speaker, Cees Hamelink, the esteemed European moral and legal philosopher on the information age and primary consultant to the UN on Human and Civil Rights in the Information Society. This award also provided her with a number of opportunities to meet privately with significant people in the field of global information policy. Irene also presented, “Information Technology and the Technology of Information,” at the Third Annual Convention of the Media Ecology Association, June 21-23, 2002 at Marymount Manhattan College in New York.

Bishop has book and article published, presents paper at 2004 AEJMC Midwinter conference
MM&C alum Ron Bishop, an associate professor in the Department of Culture and Communication at Drexel University, has had his book, “Taking on the Pledge of Allegiance: The News Media and Michael Newdow’s Constitutional Challenge,” published by SUNY Press. The book “explores atheist Michael Newdow’s constitutional challenge and how the news media marginalized him from the moment the Ninth Circuit handed down its controversial ruling that the Pledge of Allegiance was unconstitutional.” It “contains interviews with many of the parties involved, including Newdow and journalists who covered the case. Ronald Bishop examines how the news media marginalized Newdow…–acting as a “guard dog” for the government and for the ideas supposedly at the ideological heart of America–by framing the decision as an aberration, a radical act by a hopelessly liberal federal circuit court. Bishop concludes that journalists relegated Newdow to a rhetorical “protest zone”–he was heard, but from a safe distance.” More information is available at Amazon.com here. Ron presented “I’m Your Biggest Fan: Use of Fansites (and their Creators) by Journalists” at the AEJMC Midwinter conference at Rutgers University, February 27-29, 2004. An article by Ron, “The Pursuit of Perfection: A Narrative Analysis of How Women’s Magazines Cover Eating Disorders” appears in Volume 12, Number 4 (dated October 2001) of the Howard Journal Of Communications (pp. 221-240).

Black, Friel, Jasak, Russ and Lombard present paper at PRESENCE 2008
English doctoral student Michael Black; Broadcasting, Telecommunications and Mass Media masters student Bonnie Friel, Philosophy doctoral student Joan Jasak, Kinesiology doctoral student Anne Russ and Professor Matthew Lombard, whose paper, “An Evaluation of Portrayals of Telepresence and Romantic Relationships in Film and Television,” has been accepted for presentation at PRESENCE 2008, the 11th annual international workshop on presence, which is sponsored by the International Society for Presence Research (ISPR) and will be held in Padova, Italy October 16-18. The paper was written as a group project in MMC 9505, Psychological Processing of Media in the spring 2008 semester.

Bracken organizes panel for ICA 2008, has article published, presents papers at APSA, PRESENCE, NCA, ICA and BEA
MM&C alum Cheryl Bracken, Associate Professor in the Department of Communication atCleveland State University, will chair a session titled, “Roundtable on (Tele)Presence and Communication,” at the 2008 conference of the International Communication Association (ICA), in Montreal, May 22-26. The discussion, which Cheryl organized and will chair, is co-sponsored by the International Society for Presence Research (ISPR) and will include panelists Paul Skalski (Cleveland State University), Ron Tamborini (Michigan State University), Frank Biocca (Michigan State University), Matthew Lombard (Temple University), Wijnand IJsselsteijn (Eindhoven University of Technology) and Percile Salvini (ARTSlab Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna). Cheryl presented (with first author Ed Horowitz),”The Media’s Power Over Young Adults: A Political Socialization Perspective of Efficacy and Cynicism in the 2004 Campaign” in the Political Communication division at the 2006 annual meeting of the American Political Science Association (APSA) in Philadelphia August 31 – September 3. Cheryl also presented “Presence and Video Games: The Impact of Image Quality and Skill Level” with second author Paul Skalski, and “Predicting Presence as a Trait, Not State,” with first author Leo Jeffres, at PRESENCE 2006, the 9th Annual International Workshop on Presence, which will take place August 24-26 in Cleveland, Ohio, sponsored by the International Society for Presence Research (ISPR). Cheryl presented “Feeling Like You Are Really There: The Impact of Presence Sensations and Television Form on Audience Perceptions of Athleticism in Televised Sports” on the panel “Studying Popular Media Through the Lens of Presence” in the Communication & Social Cognition division at the National Communication Association (NCA) conference November 17-20, 2005, in Boston, Massachusetts. Cheryl is the first author of an article that has been published: “Criticism or Praise? The Impact of Verbal versus Text-Only Computer Feedback on Social Presence, Intrinsic Motivation,” with second and third authors Leo Jeffres and Kimberly Neuendorf, appears in CyberPsychology & Behavior (volume 7, number 3). Cheryl also presented “Are we Persuaded by Feeling ‘Part of the Action’? Exploring the Similarities between the Transportation Imagery Model and Presence” at PRESENCE 2005, September 21-23 in London. A paper by Cheryl and student authors Karen Utt, James Denny, Michael Quillan, and Ryan Lange was presented the ISPR conference PRESENCE 2003, the 6th Annual International Workshop on Presence, at Aalborg University in Denmark, October 6-8. The paper is “Sometimes I Really Hate Coming Back to this World: Presence and On-line Video Game Playing.” Cheryl also presented, “Source Credibility and Presence: The Role of Image Quality” at the International Communication Association (ICA) conference, May 23-27, 2003, in San Diego, California. And Cheryl won the Top Paper designation for “Praise, Self-perception and Learning: Children’s Social Responses to Computers,” a paper she presented to the Communication Technology Division of the Broadcast Education Association (BEA) April 5-7, 2003 in Las Vegas.

Bracken and Lombard co-chair conference, present papers at PRESENCE 2004, have article published, present at CSCA 2004
MM&C alum Cheryl Bracken, Associate Professor in the Department of Communication atCleveland State University, and Professor Matthew Lombard are co-chairs of PRESENCE 2006, the 9th Annual International Workshop on Presence, which took place August 24-26 in Cleveland, Ohio, sponsored by the International Society for Presence Research (ISPR). They presented “Do 3-D Movies Really Reach Out and Grab You? The Case of SpyKids 3-D,” at PRESENCE 2004, the 7th Annual International Workshop on Presence. The paper, was co-authored with Kimberly Neuendorf and Cleveland State students James Denny and Michael Quillan, and the conference was held October 13-15 in Valencia, Spain. An article by Cheryl and Matthew appears in the March 2004 issue of the Journal of Communication. The article is titled, “Social Presence and Children: Praise, Intrinsic Motivation, and Learning With Computers.” Cheryl and Matthew also made presentations as part of a panel titled, “The Role of Physical, Social, and Co-Presence in Human Mediated Experiences and Interaction” at the 2004 Central States Communication Association (CSCA) conference in Cleveland, Ohio March 31-April 4.

Bracken organizes, and she and others participate in, panel at ICA, 2002

MM&C alum Cheryl Bracken organized and moderated a panel discussion at the July 15-19, 2002 conference of the International Communication Association (ICA) in Seoul, Korea. She and MM&C students Ha Sung HwangKarl HorvathJae-Woong KwonSung Bok Park, andMelissa Selverian, and Professor Matthew Lombard, had papers on the panel, which was titled, “Glimpse of the future: Current studies of the concept of presence.” The presentations included:

Bradley has book published and gives Barnes & Noble talk, presents at Women’s Studies Conference 2002
MM&C and Department of Journalism emeritus professor Pat Bradley is the author of the recent book Women and the Press: The Struggle for Equality (Northwestern University Press, 2005). She spoke on how break through historically have
occurred for women in news, and at what cost in a talk titled “Why Katie Couric Matters” at Barnes & Noble in Center City, Philadelphia on Tuesday, September 26, 2005. Pat presented her paper, “Billie Jean King and the End of the Second Wave,” at the Feminist Scholarship at Temple University: A Women’s Studies Conference, on Thursday March 21.

Brand has article published
An article by former MM&C student Keith Brand, now an Assistant Professor of Radio Television Film at Rowan University, was published in the Winter 2005 edition of the Journal of Radio Studies. The article, “The Rebirth of Low Power Broadcasting in the U.S.,” is about a research study of the first 250 Low Power FM radio stations licensed by FCC.

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Chang presents papers ICA and AEJMC
MM&C student Leanne Chang presented her paper, “Efficacies and Social Influence: Implications for Smoking Intervention in College Students,” in the Health Communication division at the 2005 conference of the International Communication Association (ICA) in New York, May 26-30, 2005. Leanne also presented “The Liberalization of Cellular Phone Services in Taiwan: A Political-Economic Perspective” in the Communication Technology and Policy division at the 2004 conference of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC in Toronto, August 4-7.

Choi has articles pulbished, wins Dissertation Completion Award, presents papers at ICA, PCA/ACA, BEA and AEJMC Midwinter conferences, has MFA thesis featured in SCT event
MM&C alum Suhi Choi, Assistant Professor in Communication and Diversity in the Department of Communication at the University of Utah, has authored two articles that have been accepted for publication: “The New History and the Old Present: Archival Images in PBS Documentary Battle for Korea” will be published in Media Culture and Society. “Silencing Survivors’ Narratives: Why are We Again Forgetting the No Gun Ri story?” will appear in Rhetoric & Public Affairs. Suhi was granted a Dissertation Completion Award from the Temple University Graduate School. The Award provided $8000 over the six month period of January to June 2006 for her to complete her dissertation project, which is titled, “Korean War Caught in History and Memory: Examining U.S. Media Coverage of the No Gun Ri Incident with the Comparison of Korean Survivors’ Testimonies.” The members of Su Hi’s dissertation committee were Carolyn Kitch (Chair), Fabienne Darling-Wolf and John Lent. At the 2005 conference of the International Communication Association (ICA), May 26-30 in New York, Su Hi presented “History, Collective Memory, and TV Documentary: Analysis of Battle for Korea (PBS, 2001)” in the Intercultural and Development Communication division. Su Hi presented “The Rise of the Korean Independent Documentary: An Analysis of Sang-Kye Dong Olympics” in the Asian Popular Culture division at the 2005 Popular Culture Association and American Culture Association (PCA/ACA) national conference, March 23-26 in San Diego; she was also awarded the Peter Rollins/Michael Schoenecke Graduate Student Travel Grant for travel to the conference. Su Hi presented another paper, “Can the Global Market Create ‘Visual Esperanto?’: A Content Analysis of Korean and US TV Commercials,” at the Broadcast Education Association (BEA) conference, April 16-18, 2004, in Las Vegas, Nevada. The paper was awarded first prize in the Student Research in Progress Competition. Su Hi also presented “Visual Epistemology: Self-reflexivity in Documentary” in the Memory and Representation area of the 2004 Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association (PCA/ACA) Joint National Conference, which was held April 7-10, 2004 in San Antonio, Texas. And she presented, “The Analysis of Visual Strategies in Cross-Cultural Documentary: ‘Sharing Authority’ and ‘Being Reflexive,’” at the AEJMC Midwinter conference at Rutgers University, February 27-29, 2004. Su Hi completed her MFA thesis at Brooklyn College. Her documentary film, “Two Aliens,” is about a union campaign that tries to organize Mexican workers who have been exploited in greengrocery stores in New York City. The film was featured in one of three SCT Latino Heritage Month events in October 2003. “Two Aliens” was also screened in New York on two different occasions in June 2002.

Cook authors book chapter

MM&C alum Judi Puritz Cook, who teaches at Salem State University in Massachusetts, is the author of a chapter titled, “Advertising on Public Television: A Look at PBS” in a 2002 book published by ME Sharpe called Public Broadcasting and the Public Interest.

Cook and Lizie receive grant to develop online communication courses, 2003
MM&C alums Judi Puritz Cook (at Salem State University in Massachusetts) and Arthur Lizie(at Bridgewater State, also in Massachusetts), teamed up to apply for a Commonwealth Information Technology grant to develop online courses for Massachusetts’ eLearning Network; they received a grant for $10,500 to develop two online communications courses, set to run in spring 2003.

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D’Angelo co-edits books, guest edits a journal colloquium, has review and articles published, presents papers at ICA 2004 and 2003, and co-authors book chapter
MM&C alum Paul D’Angelo, Assistant Professor in the Communication Studies Program of theCollege of New Jersey, is editing (with Jim Kuypers at Virginia Tech) a new book titled Doing News Framing Analysis: Empirical and Theoretical Perspectives. The publisher is Routledge, and the expected date of publication is May 2009. The book will contain 12 chapters from prominent framing scholars who will reflect on their own framing research, specifically how they define frame and framing, how they observe frames in news stories, and how they teach students to do these things. Paul is also guest editing a colloquium in the Electronic Journal of Communication called “News Framing in a New Media Age.” The issue, which will be available in late March or early April 2008, will contain three articles that explore frame-building and framing effects in the intersection of traditional journalism and online journalism. An article by Paul was published in 2006 in the Harvard International Journal of Press/Politics; the article, co-authored with Paul’s colleague Frank Essers, is titled, “Framing the Press and the Publicity Process in U.S, British, and German General Elections: A Comparative Study of Metacoverage.” Paul reviewed the book “News Frames and News Narratives” by Karen S. Johnson-Cartee (2005, Rowman and Littlefield) for Mass Communication and Society (2006, volume 9, number 2). He’s also the lead author (with his students Matthew Calderone and Anthony Territola) of an article published in the Atlantic Journal of Communication. The article is “Strategy and Issue Framing: An Exploratory Analysis of Topics and Frames in Campaign 2004 Print News” and it appears in the December 2005 issue (volume 13, number 4). Paul presented a paper at the 2004 International Communication (ICA) conference, held in New Orleans May 27-31. The paper, co-authored with Erik Bucy, is “The Situational Nature of Media Evaluations: An Investigation of Broadcast and Online News Credibility Before and After Election Night 2000.” Paul’s article “Democratic Realism, Neoconservatism, and the Normative Underpinnings of Political Communication Research” was published in early 2004 in Mass Communication and Society (volume 7, number 1). Paul and a German colleague, Frank Essert, presented a paper at the International Communication Association (ICA) conference in San Diego, California, May 23-27, 2003. The paper is titled, “Framing the Press and the Publicity Process in German, British and U.S. General Election Campaigns: A Comparative Study of Metacoverage.” Paul is also first author (with Frank Esser) of a book chapter titled, “Metacoverage of the Press and Publicity in Campaign 2000 Network News,” which will appear in The Millennium Election: Communication in the 2000 Campaign, edited by Lynda Lee Kaid. And Paul’s article, “Framing the Press and the Publicity Process: A Content Analysis of Campaign 2000 Network Coverage,” appears in a 2003 special issue of American Behavioral Scientist in 2003 (volume 46, number 5). Paul’s article, “News Framing as a Multi paradigmatic Research Program: A Response to Entman” appears in a late 2002 issue of theJournal of Communication.

D’Angelo and Lombard have article published, present papers at ICA 2006

An article by MM&C alum Paul D’Angelo, Assistant Professor in the Communication Studies Program of the College of New Jersey, and Professor Matthew Lombard, will appear in The Atlantic Journal of Communication; the article is titled, “”The Power of the Press: The Effects of Press Frames in Political Campaign News on Media Perceptions.” Paul and Matthew presented “The Power of the Press: The Effects of Press Frames in Political Campaign News on Media Perceptions” to the Political Communication division at the 2006 conference of the International Communication Association (ICA), June 19-23 in Dresden, Germany.

Darling-Wolf has articles published, presents several papers, is associate editor of journal, receives top paper award at AEJMC 2002 
Professor Fabienne Darling-Wolf‘s article, “Holier-than-thou: News of Racial Tensions in a Trans-national Context,” has been accepted for publication in Journalism Studies. She presented an earlier version at the Internationalising Media Studies Conference in London September 15-16, 2006. Fabienne has been invited to serve as associate editor of the new Journal of International and Intercultural Communication. Another article by Fabienne, “Getting Over Our Illusion d’optique: From Globalization to Mondialisation (through French Rap),” has been accepted for publication in the journal Communication Theory. It previously received the Outstanding Faculty Paper award at the 6th Annual Global Fusion connference in Chicago, Illinois, September 29 – October 1, 2006; the award for the peer reviewed competition includes a cash prize and publication of the paper in the official journal of the conference series. A different work, “The Men and Women of Non-no: Gender, Race and Hybridity in Two Japanese Magazines,” is the lead article in the Summer 2006 issue (volume 23, number 2) of Critical Studies in Media Communication. Another article, “Sites of Attractiveness: Japanese Women and Westernized Representations of Feminine Beauty,” appears in Critical Studies in Media Communication (volume 21, number 4, 2004). “Virtually Multicultural: Trans-Asian Identity and Gender in An International Fan Community of a Japanese Star” was published in New Media and Society (volume 6, number 4, 2004). “SMAP, Sex, and Masculinity: Constructing the Perfect Female Fantasy in Japanese Popular Music” appears in the October 2004 issue (volume 27, number 3) of the journal Popular Music and Society. “Male Bonding and Female Pleasure: Refining Masculinity in Japanese Popular Cultural Texts” appears in the May 2003 issue of Popular Communication. “Media, Class and Western Influence in Japanese Women’s Conceptions of Attractiveness” appears in the June 2003 issue of Feminist Media Studies. Fabienne presented “Surviving Soccer Fever: 2002 World Cup Coverage and The (Re)definition of Japanese Cultural Identity,” in the Visual Communication division at the annual conference of the International Communication Association (ICA) in San Diego May 23-27, 2003. A paper by Fabienne, “Virtually Multicultural: Gender, Culture and Belonging in an International Fan Community,” was presented and recognized as the Top Faculty Paper in the Entertainment Studies Interest Group at the August 7-10, 2002 conference of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC) in Miami Beach, Florida.

Darling-Wolf and Mendelson have monograph published

A monograph by Professors Fabienne Darling-Wolf and Andy Mendelson titled “Seeing Themselves Through the Lens of the Other: An Analysis of Japanese Readers’ Negotiations of National Geographic’s The Samurai Way Story,” has been accepted for publication in Journalism and Communication Monographs. Fabienne and Andy previously presented the paper at the 2005 conference of the International Communication Association (ICA), May 26-30 in New York.

Dasgupta has book chapter published, wins travel grant, presents papers at IAMCR and NJCA 2008 and PCA/ACA 2008 and 2007, has articles published in Asian Cinema

A book chapter by MM&C student Satarupa Dasgupta titled “Global Press Freedom Indices and Pakistan: The Need and Scope of a Newer Approach” will be published in Evaluating the Evaluators: Measures of Press Freedom and Media Contributions to Development (tentative title), co-edited by Monroe Price and Susan Abbott and published by the Center for Global Communication Studies at the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania. The 2009 book examines global press freedom indices, and their relationship with democratization, media reform and development. Satarupa received a competitive $900 travel grant to attend the International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR) Scientific Congress which took place in Stockholm, Sweden July 20-25, 2008. At the conference Satarupa presented two papers, “Sonagachi Project: Applying Principles of Participation Oriented Development Communication to a Community based Peer Outreach Project among Sex Workers in Calcutta” (in the Participatory Communication Section), and “Ask Buladi! Analyzing a HIV/AIDS Awareness Campaign in West Bengal, India” (in the HIV/AIDS and Communication Working Group). Satarupa presented another paper, “Relevance of a Medical Anthropological Approach in Analyzing HIV/AIDS Awareness Campaigns in India,” at the 12th Annual New Jersey Communication Association (NJCA) Conference at Marymount Manhattan College on March 22, 2008. And she presented, “For the sake of God: Religion, Militancy and Identity in Pakistani Cinema,” in the Asian Popular Culture division at the 2008 National Popular Culture & American Culture Associations (PCA/ACA) conference, March 19-22, 2008 in San Francisco. An article by Satarupa titled, “Matribhoomi: Gender Violence and the Motherland,” appears in the December 2007 issue of the journal Asian Cinema (volume 18, number 2); Satarupa presented the paper to the Asian Popular Culture division at the 2007 Popular Culture Association and American Culture Association (PCA/ACA) national conference in Boston April 4-7. Another paper by Satarupa has been published in Asian Cinema (volume 17, number 1, the spring/summer 2006 edition); it is titled “The New Edge of Indian Cinema: An Analysis of the Treatments of Gender, Sexuality, and Matrimony in the New Indian Cinema in English.”

Diaz receives ICA dissertation award, accepts tenure track position at Ryder University

MM&C alum Mercedes Diaz, now an Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication at Rider University in Lawrenceville, New Jersey, has been selected by a committee composed of three senior scholars in the field as dissertation winner by the Intercultural & Development Communication division of the International Communication Association (ICA) for her work in international communication. The chair of the division, Karin Wilkins, noted that, “This is indeed an honor, given the many applicants and strong work reviewed.” The award will be acknowledged at the division’s business meeting at the 2005 conference in New York.Mercedes has accepted a tenure track Assistant Professor position in the Department of Communication at Rider University in Lawrenceville, New Jersey.

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Fernback has articles published, presents papers and authors book chapter

An article by Professor Jan Fernback titled,”SELLING OURSELVES? Profitable Surveillance and Online Communities,” has been published in Critical Discourse Studies (volume 4, number 3). Another of Jan’s articles, “Information Technology, Networks, and Community Voices: Social Inclusion for Urban Regeneration,” has been accepted for publication in the journalInformation, Communication & Society. Jan presented her paper, “Information Technology and Community Networking: A Symbolic Interactionist Perspective on Urban Regeneration,” at the 2005 conference of the International Communication Association (ICA) in New York, May 26-30, 2005. Two other articles by Jan, “The Nature of Knowledge in Web-Based Learning Environments” and “Legends on the Net: An Examination of Computer-Mediated Communication as a Locus of Oral Culture,” have been published recently in the journalsAcademic Exchange Quarterly and New Media & Society, respectively. Jan also has a refereed book chapter, “Internet Ritual: A Case Study in the Construction of Computer-Mediated Neo-Pagan Religious Meaning,” in the new book, Practicing Religion in the Age of Media: Explorations in Media, Religion and Culture, edited by S. Hoover and L. Clark and published by Columbia University Press. Jan also presented “Profitable Surveillance: Online Community as Commercial Exploitation” in the Communication and Technology division at the ICA conference in San Diego, California, May 23-27, 2003. Jan presented “Using Community to Sell: The Commodification of Community in Retail Web Sites,” at Internet Research 3.0, the international conference of the Association of Internet Researchers (A.o.I.R.) in Maastricht, the Netherlands, October 13-16, 2002.

Fernback and Papacharissi present paper at ICA, 2003

Professors Jan Fernback and Zizi Papacharissi presented their paper, “Online Privacy as Legal Safeguard: The Relationship Among Consumer, Online Portal, and Privacy Policies,” in the Information Systems division at the annual conference of the International Communication Association (ICA) in San Diego May 23-27, 2003.

Fry has books and articles published, starts non-profit 

A book by MM&C alum Katherine Fry, Associate Professor in the Television and Radio Department at Brooklyn College, City University of New York. has been published by Hampton Press. Produced with co-editor Barbara Jo Lewis, the 2008 book is titled Identities in Context: Media, Myth, Religion in Space and Time. An article by Katherine titled, “News as Subject: What is it? Where is it? Whose is it? The case of the Virginia Tech Massacre,” appears in Journalism Studies (volume 9, number 4). With a colleague Katherine has started a not-for-profit community-based media literacy organization called the Learning About Multimedia Poject (LAMP; http://www.thelampnyc.org). Another book by Katherine, Constructing the Heartland: Television News and Natural Disaster, was published by Hampton Press in the summer of 2003. The book combines ideas from media ecology, television aesthetics, cultural geography and critical theory to explore the quality and implications of natural disaster news on television.

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Garyantes has chapter published and presents papers at AEJMC, ECA, PCA, NJCA, and ICA other conferences

MM&C student Dianne Garyantes, along with Journalism professors Chris Harper and Linn Washington and Journalism undergraduate alum Terrence Lee, will participate in a panel titled, “So Many Stories, So Little Coverage: A Practical and Theoretical Guide to Unite Multimedia Journalism and Urban Nneighborhoods,” at the Convergence and Society: The Participatory Web conference at the University of South Carolina, October 8-11, 2008. Diane will present her paper, “News, Neighborhoods, and the Need for Understanding: The Cultural Competence of Journalists,” in the Graduate Education Interest Group at the annual convention of the Association for Education in Journalism & Mass Communication (AEJMC) in Chicago, August 6-9, 2008. Diane presented, “When Media Make a Difference: Expanding the Policy-Media Interaction Model,” to the Political Communication Interest Group of the Eastern Communication Association (ECA) at its annual conference in Pittsburgh May 1-4, 2008. And she presented, “The Cultural Competence of Journalists: News Coverage, the Internet, and Philadelphia’s Neighborhoods,” at the Pennsylvania Communication Association (PCA) conference October 18-20, 2007 in State College, PA. Dianne also presented “Journalism, Culture, and the Embodiment of Diverse Perspectives: Lessons from Anthropology” at the 11th Annual New Jersey Communication Association (NJCA) Conference on Saturday March 24, 2007, at Kean University. A chapter by Dianne titled “Media and Politics: Historical Perspectives” appears in the encyclopedia series “The U.S. Political System: An Interdisciplinary Encyclopedia of American Political Development” published by ABC-CLIO, Inc. Dianne presented “Media Coverage of the Iraqi National Elections: A Textual Analysis of Al-Jazeera and the New York Times” to the Journalism Studies interest group at the 2006 conference of the International Communication Association (ICA), June 19-23 in Dresden, Germany. And she presented “A Need for Understanding: Assessing the Cultural Competency of U.S. International Journalists” at the 2006 AEJMC Mid-Winter Conference (International Communication Division) at Bowling Green State University February 24-26.

Garyantes and Murphy present paper at 2007 NCA Summer conference

MM&C student Dianne Garyantes and Professor Priscilla Murphy will present their paper, “Success or Chaos? A Study of Ideology and News Coverage of the Iraqi National Elections,” at a “Globalization and the Media” seminar at the National Commuication Association (NCA) Summer conference in Orono, Maine, on June 28-30 (details are available here).

Gil-Egui receives Dissertation Completion Award and 2003 Graduate Student Teaching award from ICA

MM&C alum Gisela Gil-Egui, now Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication atFairfield University in Fairfield Connecticut, was granted a Dissertation Completion Award from the Temple University Graduate School. The Award provided funding for her to complete her dissertation project, which is titled, “Framing the Internet as a Global Public or Private Good: A Network Text Analysis of Competing Discourses Within the United Nations’ Information and Communication Technologies Task Force.” The members of Gisela’s dissertation committee areConcetta Stewart (Chair), Priscilla Murphy and Zizi Papacharissi. Gisela also received the 2003 Graduate Student Teaching Award from the Instructional and Developmental Division of the International Communication Association (ICA). Aside from being able to put fact that she earned this award on her CV, she was honored, along with other winners, at the Instructional/Developmental Division business meeting at the annual ICA convention in San Diego in May, she received an award certificate, and her name was added to the Division’s permanent list of outstanding graduate student teachers.

Gil-Egui, Pileggi and Stewart present paper at IAMCR
MM&C student Gisela Gil-Egui, MM&C alum Mary Pileggi, and MM&C faculty member and deanConcetta Stewart, presented their paper, “The City Park as a Public Good Reference for Internet Policymaking,” at the 2002 annual conference of the International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR) in Barcelona, Spain, July 21-26.

Gil-Egui and Stewart present paper at IAMCR 2007

MM&C alum Gisela Gil-Egui and Dean Concetta Stewart will present their paper, “E-Government, Multiculturalism, and Diversity: Assessing Recognition at the Nation-State Level,” at the 50th anniversary conference of International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR) to be held in Paris on July 23-25, 2007.

Gil-Egui, Stewart and Popp present paper at ICA 2005

MM&C alum Gisela Gil-Egui, Dean Concetta Stewart, and MM&C student Rick Popp presented their paper, “Pay-per- Find? Cyber-Trespass and the Future of Non Profit Search Engines,” in the Communication & Technology division at the 2005 conference of the International Communication Association (ICA) in New York, May 26-30, 2005.

Gil-Egui, Tian and Pileggi have article published
An article by Dean Concetta Stewart and MM&C alums Gisela Gil-Egui (Fairfield University),Yan Tian (University of Missouri-St. Louis) and Mairi Pileggi (Dominican University of California) on the publication of “Framing the Digital Divide: A Comparison of US and EU Policy Approaches.” Their article will appear in the journal New Media & Society (Volume 8, Number 5).

Gilpin accepts tenure track job, selected for Academy of Management Doctoral Consortium and NCA Honors Seminar; has article, review and interview published; presents papers at Sunbelt XXVIII, ICA 2006, SCOS XXIII and Media in Transition 2005

MM&C alum Dawn Gilpin will be joining the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University in Phoenix, Arizona as assistant professor in Fall 2008. Dawn will present her paper, “Mediated Issue Networks as Complex Systems: A Look at Organic Foods Policymaking in the United States,” at Sunbelt XXVIII, the International Sunbelt Social Network Conference, which is the official conference of the International Network for Social Network Analysis (INSNA). The conference will be held on the island of St Pete Beach, Florida, January 22-27, 2008. Dawn was selected by the Organizational Communication and Information Systems (OCIS) division of the Academy of Management to participate in the OCIS Doctoral Consortium in Philadelphia on August 3-4, 2007. Supported by a grant from the National Science Foundation, and headed by scholars from US and Canadian universities, the Consortium is an opportunity for doctoral students in OCIS to network, receive feedback on their research, and discuss career issues. In another honor, Dawn’s project, “Networks and Phenomenological Narrativity,” was selected from a highly competitive national pool of applicants for the National Communication Assocation (NCA) Doctoral Honors Seminar in the summer of 2006 at Purdue University. The seminars bring together leading faculty and doctoral students to explore current topics and trends in communication. An article by Dawn titled, “Mass Agrarianism: Wal-Mart and Organic Foods,” has been published in the anthology Food, Eating and Culture: A Cross-disciplinary Feast, edited by Lawrence Rubin and to be published by McFarland. Dawn is featured in a taped interview accompanying the textbook Public Relations: The Practice and the Profession by Dan Lattimore (McGraw Hill); Dawn addresses international public relations and crisis communication. She presented her paper, “Complexity, Culture and Political Economy,” to the Philosophy of Communication division at the 2006 conference of the International Communication Association (ICA), June 19-23 in Dresden, Germany. Dawn’s review of “The Paradox of Control in Organizations” by Phillip J. Streatfield has been published in the journalEmergence: Complexity and Organizations (vol. 7, no. 2). More information about the journal is available here. Dawn presented, “Crying Over Spilled Milk: The Parmalat Debacle as a Complex Prism of Organizational Excess,” at the Standing Conference on Organizational Symbolism (SCOS) XXIII, at the Royal Institute of Technology, in Stockholm, July 8-10, 2005. Dawn also presented “Parmalat: A Study in Fractured Narrative” at the Media in Transitionconference held at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology on May 6-8, 2005.

Gilpin, Lenos, Muse and Ryan present panel at NCA 2006

MM&C students Dawn GilpinMelissa LenosHeather Muse and Kelly Ryan presented their panel, “My $.02: Exploring
Tensions of Identity, Power, and Community in Commercial Social Networking Online,” on November 18 at the 2006 National Communication Association (NCA) conference in San Antonio.

Gilpin and Murphy have book published

MM&C student Dawn Gilpin and Professor Priscilla Murphy have signed a contract with Oxford University Press to publish their book, Crisis Management in a Complex World. The book is likely to appear in late 2007 or early 2008.

Gilpin and Ryan present paper at AEJMC Midwinter 2005 conference

MM&C students Dawn Gilpin and Kelly Ryan presented their paper, “Old Media vs. New: Exploring the Use of Film in the Classroom,” at the AEJMC Midwinter Conference in Kennesaw, Georgia on February 11-12, 2005.

Grabe has articles published

An article by MM&C alum Betsi Grabe, associate professor in the Department of Telecommunications at Indiana University, Bloomington, and second author Rasha Kamhawi, has been published in Communication Research. The article is titled, “Hard Wired for Negative News? Gender Differences in Processing Broadcast News,” and appears in the October 2006 issue (volume 33, number 5). Another article, with second author Shuhua Zhou) and titled “News as Aristotelian Drama: The Case of 60 Minutes,” appears in Mass Communication & Society (volume 6 [2003], number 3). And another article (with second and third authors Annie Lang and Xiaoquan Zhao) appears in the August 2003 issue (volume 30, number 4) ofCommunication Research; the title is “News Content and Form: Implications for Memory and Audience Evaluations.”

Greenwood presents paper at ICA 2003

MM&C student Linda Greenwood‘s paper, “Presence and Flow: A Heuristic Framework to Inform Theory and Design” was presented at the International Communication Association (ICA) conference, May 23-27, 2003, in San Diego, California.

Greenwood, Monolescu, Gallo and Lima present paper at WWDU 2002
MM&C student Linda Greenwood, MM&C alum Dominique Monolescu, faculty and curriculum support staff person Gail Gallo, and Department of Philosophy faculty member Katia Limapresented their paper, “Convergent Interests and Divergent Perspectives: The Marketplace of Ideas and Knowledge Sharing in a New Media Environment” at the 6th International Scientific Conference on Work With Display Units. WWDU 2002 was both a face-to-face and virtual conference based in Berchtesgaden, Germany that took place May 22-25, 2002 and focused on the theme of World Wide Work with information and communication technology. The presentation was conducted over the Internet, with the Office Hours Live Software (which allowed the presenters to share their work using Power Point slides and audio).

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Hains begins tenure track position, has papers published, wins NSF competition, presents papers at several conferences, is elected to ICA Board

An article by MM&C alum Rebecca Hains, assistant professor in the Communications Department at Salem State College in Salem, Massachusetts, has been published in Popular Communication (Volume 5, Issue 3); it’s titled “Inventing the Teenage Girl: The Construction of Female Identity in Nickelodeon’s My Life as a Teenage Robot” and more information about it is availables here. Rebecca’s interview with the creators of Nick Jr’s The Wonder Pets! appears in the August 2007 issue of Televizion, an international publication on the children’s television industry. Rebecca will present her paper, “From Orphans to Supergirls: Girl Heroes, Yesterday and Today,” at the annual conference of the National Communication Association (NCA), November 15-18, 2007 in Chicago. Her paper is part of a panel called “Third Wave Feminists Doing Girls’ Studies: Current Scholarship and Future Directions,” chaired by Sharon Mazzarella and accepted by the Feminist & Women’s Studies division. “Beyond Infotainment: From South Park to Citizenship in the Age of Pop Politics,” by Rebecca and her colleague Robert Brown, was accepted for presentation in the Journalism & Media Culture division at the Popular Culture Association and American Culture Association (PCA/ACA) 2007 national conference in Boston, April 4-7. Rebecca was awarded a scholarship from Wheelock College in Boston to attend Wheelock’s summer institute on media literacy in a violent society from media literacy scholars Gail Dines and Diane Levin, July 12-15, 2006. Her essay, “Pretty Smart: Subversive Intelligence in Girl Power Cartoons,” appears in the 2007 anthology Geek Chic: Smart Women in Popular Culture, edited by Sherrie A. Inness and published by Palgrave Macmillan. Rebecca was chosen to participate in “Beyond Barbie and Mortal Kombat: New Perspectives on Girls and Games,” a conference held at UCLA from May 7-10, 2006. The conference organizers selected Rebecca as a winner of a graduate student competition sponsored by the National Science Foundation (NSF). As a competition winner, Rebecca took part in a workshop on May 8 in which scholars, industry leaders, and six other graduate students “examine[d] new issues around gender, games and computing and develop an agenda for the next generation of research informed by current national and international issues and perspectives.” The workshop was followed by a conference with the public on May 9. The NSF award included grant money to fund the trip, as well as admission to the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) in downtown Los Angeles on May 10. More information on the conference, which was organized by UCLA’s Department of Design / Media Arts, is available here. A paper by Rebecca, “Conducting Qualitative Research with Children: Interdisciplinary and Feminist Perspectives for Media Scholars,” was presented to the Feminist Scholarship division at the 2006 conference of the International Communication Association (ICA), June 19-23 in Dresden, Germany. Rebecca has also been elected to the Board of Directors of ICA. She is serving a two-year term as Student Board Member that began at the close of the 2006 ICA conference in Dresden. Rebecca was nominated to this position by ICA’s Feminist Scholarship Division, where she currently serves as graduate student liaison. Rebecca has written several entries for a two-volume encyclopedia set titled The Women’s Movement Today: An Encyclopedia of Third-Wave Feminism, edited by Leslie Heywood and published by Greenwood Press. Rebecca contributed the entries for “Family,” “Girls Incorporated,” “Marriage,” and “The Powerpuff Girls.” An article by Rebecca has been published in Femspec, an interdisciplinary feminist journal. The article is “The Problematics of Reclaiming the Girlish: The Powerpuff Girls and Girl Power,” and appears in a special issue on girl power (volume 5, number 2). Rebecca organized a roundtable, called “Envisioning Girls’ Studies: Recent Trends and Future Agendas,” that took place at the 2005 National Women’s Studies Association (NWSA) conference June 9-12 in Orlando, Florida. Rebecca presented two papers, “Inventing the Teenage Girl: Constructing Female Identity in Nickelodeon’s My Life as a Teenage Robot” and “Reinscribing Compulsory Heterosexuality in Buffy: Active Audiences, Fan Fiction, and the Subversion of Televised Narratives,” in the Feminist Scholarship division at the 2005 conference of the International Communication Association (ICA), May 26-30 in New York. She presented, “Power(puff) Feminism: The Powerpuff Girls as a Site of Strength and Collective Action in the Third Wave,” in the Feminist Scholarship division at the 2004 ICA conference, which was held in New Orleans May 27-31. She also presented, “Lauren Greenfield’s Girl Culture: A reception study,” in the visual communication interest group at the AEJMC Midwinter Conference, which was held February 27-29, 2004 at Rutgers University, and “The American News Media and the Archetypal Figures of September 11″ in the Journalism and Media Culture area of the 2004 Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association (PCA/ACA) Joint National Conference; that conference was held April 7-10, 2004 in San Antonio, Texas.

Hains and Lenos present papers on panel at ICA 2005

MM&C student Rebecca Hains and Melissa Lenos, and School of Education student Rebekah Buchanan organized a panel, “Teen Girls on Screen: Girl Power, Feminism, and Teenage Angst,” for presentation in the Feminist Scholarship division at the 2005 conference of the International Communication Association (ICA), May 26-30 in New York. The papers in the panel were “Girl Power Got Religion: The Feminist Roles of Joan and Grace in Joan of Arcadia,” by Rebekah Buchanan; “Inventing the Teenage Girl: Constructing Female Identity in Nickelodeon’s My Life as a Teenage Robot,” by Rebecca Hains; and “It’s Not Easy Being Mean: Girl Power and the “Socially Progressive” Mean Girls,” by Melissa Lenos; the respondent will be Batya Weinbaum, Editor of Femspec.

Hains, Polcari and Rakus present panel at NWSA 2004

MM&C students Rebecca HainsTom Polcari and Margaret Rakus presented a panel of papers at the National Women’s Studies Association 2004 Conference. The panel was titled, “Gendered Readings and Meaning Making: Negotiating Three Mediated Women-Centered Texts” and the papers were “Looks can be deceiving: Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Third Wave Feminism in the Postmodern Era” by Rebecca Hains, “Behind every Great Woman There Has to Be a Great Man: The Structural Role of Boys, Men, and Masculine Beasts in Cartoon Network’s The Powerpuff Girls” by Tom Polcari, and “Rosie’s Site of Inclusion: A Textual Analysis of Lesbian Mother Subtext in a National Women’s Magazine” by Margaret Rakus. The conference was held June 17-20 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Hains and Vacker present panel at Media Ecology 2005

MM&C student Rebecca Hains and BTMM Professor Barry Vacker Their panel was accepted for presentation at the 2005 Media Ecology Association (MEA) Annual Convention, at Fordham University, in New York, June 22-26. In conjunction with the conference theme of Media Bias (in all its forms), the title of the panel is “Media Bias Toward ‘Tomorrow’?”. Rebecca presented “Feminism in the New Tomorrowland;” Elisa Durrette, online media investor and former chief futurist for FedEx-Kinkos, presented “Full Streets, Empty Meanings, and the Political Protests of Tomorrow;” and Barry will present, “The ‘Zero’ Tomorrow.”

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Haller co-edits journalco-authors book chapter, has article published, presents several papers and receives Excellence in Media award
MM&C alum Beth Haller, an associate professor in the Department of Mass Communication & Communication Studies at Towson University in Towson, Maryland, has been named co-editor of Disability Studies Quarterly, the journal of the Society for Disability Studies. She and co-editor Corinne Kirchner of the American Foundation for the Blind have purchased a new url (http://www.dsq-sds.org) for the 23-year-old journal, which has been an online journal since 2000. Beth is first author (with Sue Ralph) of “Current Perspectives on Advertising Images of Disability,” in the 2002 book Gender, Race and Class in Media: A Text-Reader, edited by Gail Dines and Jean Humez and published by Sage. Beth’s article, “The Publications of the Carlisle Indian School: Cultural Voices or Pure Propaganda?” appears in the summer 2002 issue ofAmerican Journalism. She was the first author (with Bruce Dorries and Jessica Rahn) of, “Media labeling versus the disability community identity: A study of shifting cultural language,” a paper presented at the National Communication Association (NCA) annual meeting in New Orleans in November 2002. She was the first author (with Sue Ralph) of, “Are disability images in advertising becoming bold and daring? An analysis of prominent themes in U.S. and UK campaigns,” which was presented at the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC) annual meeting in Miami in August 2002. And on November 22, she won the 2002 “Excellence in Media Award” from the Maryland Rehabilitation Association. The award “is presented to an individual or organization with an outstanding record of portraying people with disabilities and their life experiences in a realistic and positive way.” It was awarded for 4 opinion pieces Beth wrote for The Baltimore Sun in 2001.

Hobbs wins 2007 Outstanding Media Educator Award, gives many presentations and interviews, has articles published
Professor Renee Hobbs has received the 2007 “Outstanding Media Educator” award fromCommon Sense Media, “the nation’s leading nonpartisan organization dedicated to giving parents the tools and information they need to make sure that they – and not the media – remain the primary influence on their kids’ lives” (more information is available here). Renee was featured on the series “In the Spirit of Family,” hosted by Dr. Dan Gottlieb on WHYY radio (91FM); details are available here. Renee presented a paper titled, “Critical Distancing and Participatory Immersion in Online Learning for Media Literacy” at the 2007 ICA China Communication Forum, “Harmonious Society, Civil Society and the Media,” in Beijing, China on October 20, 2007 and while in China she also gave an invited lecture, “Media Literacy: Issues for the 21st Century,” at Communication University of China in Beijing. And Renee gave several other presentations in 2007, including a keynote address titled “Theoretical and Conceptual Frameworks Affecting the Development of Media Literacy Education” at a 3-day symposium on Visual Competence at Jacobs University in Bremen, Germany in July; “How Immersive Play Spaces Can Build Critical Thinking Skills about Media and Popular Culture” at the Media in Transition Conference at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in April; a keynote titled “Popular Culture in the Classroom: Teach, Think, Play” at Columbia University, Teachers College in March; and “What’s Fair about Fair Use for Media Literacy Educators?” at the Northeast Media Literacy Conference at Storrs, Connecticut, also in March. Renee spoke to 500 educational leaders from more than a dozen countries in the Middle East in Doha, Qatar at a UNESCO sponsored conference on global literacy on March 13, 2007. The Conference was part of a series of regional conferences organized by UNESCO in the framework of United Nations Literacy Decade (UNLD) and UNESCO’s Literacy Initiative for Empowerment (LIFE). Renee was interviewed regarding her My Pop Studio media literacy project in the blog of Henry Jenkins (Director of the MIT Comparative Media Studies Program). She’s had several articles published. “Multiple Visions of Multimedia Literacy: Emerging Areas of Synthesis,” appears as Chapter 2 in Literacy and Technology, Volume II (Erlbaum Associates). “Development and Validation of a Smoking Media Literacy Scale for Adolescents” by Renee and co-authors Brian Primack, Melanie Gold, Galen Switzer, Stephanie Land and Michael Fine of the University of Pittsburgh Medical School and Graduate School of Public Health) appears in the Archives of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine (volume 160). “Non-Optimal Uses of Video in the Classroom” appears in the international scholarly journal, Learning, Media and Technology (volume 31, number 1) and examines some instructional practices used in schools that diminish or weaken the value of film and video viewing as a learning tool. She reviews three books in “The State of Media Literacy Education,” in the December 2005 issue of the Journal of Communication. “What’s News?” appears in the October 2005 issue of Educational Leadership, the flagship publication of the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development; the publication reaches 175,000 superintendents, principals, professors of education, and curriculum specialists in the United States and Canada. In the article Hobbs argues that broadening students’ in-school reading to include texts from news and entertainment media goes a long way to improve adolescents’ reading comprehension. “Strengthening Media Education in the Twenty-first Century: Opportunities for the State of Pennsylvania,” appears in Arts Education Policy Review (volume 106, number 4). “A Review of School-Based Initiatives in Media Literacy Education,” appears in the September 2004 issue ofAmerican Behavioral Scientist (volume 48, number 1). “Learning to Critically Analyze Advertising: A Quasi-Experimental Study” appears in the May 2004 issue of Studies in Media and Information Literacy Education (SIMILE, University of Toronto Press); the full article is available online here. And “Measuring the Acquisition of Media-literacy Skills” (with co-author Richard Frost of Babson College) appears in the summer 2003 issue of Reading Research Quarterly, a journal of the International Reading Association. More information about many of Renee’s activities is available at the web site of the Media Education Laboratory at Temple, which Renee founded.

Hogea presents papers at two conferences

MM&C student Alina Hogea will present her paper titled “Audience Participation and Online Content of Mass Media in Romania,” at Convergence and Society: The Participatory Web, October 9-11, 2008 at the University of South Carolina (more information about the conference is available here). And she’ll present “‘Being’ vs. ‘Belonging’: The Resonance of Kosovo’s Independence in Romanian Digital Newspapers” at the 2009 Southern Political Science Association (SPSA) Annual Meeting, January 7-10 in New Orleans.

Holderman edits and she and Bracken, Franzini, Kahlenberg and Thomas contribute to book

MM&C alum Lisa Holderman (Associate Professor of Communications in the Department of English, Communications, and Theater Arts at Arcadia University) is the editor and a contributor, and alums Cheryl Campanella Bracken (Associate Professor in the School of Communication at Cleveland State University), Amy Franzini (Assistant Professor of Communication Studies at Widener University), and Susan Kahlenberg (Assistant Professor of Media and Communication at Muhlenberg College), and former (and founding) member of MM&C, Sari Thomas (Director of the Center for Accuracy in Media Study in Los Angeles) are all contrubutors to the 2008 book Common Sense: Intelligence as Presented on Popular Television published by Lexington Books. The anthology “examines the constructions of intelligence and intellectuality in popular television and the social/cultural implications of those constructions. It considers the complexity of popular television images, the influences of these images as they both verify and vilify intelligence, and explores the representations of inteeligence on television by looking at a variety of TV genres and through a range of theoretical perspectives and methods.” Details are available here.

Horvath accepts Director of Institutional Technology position, presents at Streaming Media and New Media Consortium conferences

MM&C alum Karl Horvath has accepted the position of Director of Institutional Technology atGwynedd-Mercy College in Gwynedd Valley, Pennslyvania. Karl participated in a panel as a speaker and to represent Temple University Computer Services at the Streaming Media East 2006 Conference & Exhibition in New York on May 23. The panel was titled, “Streaming Strategies for Educators: Distance Learning”. Details are available here. Karl presented “Usable and Accessible System Design for Web Services and Asset Management” at the 2005 New Media Consortium (NMC) New England Regional Conference at Yale University (in New Haven, Connecticut) October 5-7. The New Media Consortium is “an international non-profit consortium of nearly 200 leading colleges, universities, museums, corporations, and other learning-focused organizations dedicated to the exploration, development and use of new media and new technologies.” More information about NMC and the conference is availablehere. Karl was also featured in a February 2005 Temple Times story.

Hwang accepts new position, presents papers at ICA and AEJMC

MM&C alum Ha Sung Hwang accepted a tenure-track Assistant Professor position that began in spring 2008 semester in the Mass Media & Journalism Department in the College of Social Science at Dongguk University, one of the top ten universities in Seoul, South Korea. Ha Sung presented “Predictors of Instant Messaging: Gratifications Sought, Gratifications Obtained, and Social Presence” in the Communication and Technology division at the 2005 conference of the International Communication Association (ICA), May 26-30 in New York. Ha Sung  presented “Always in Touch: A Preliminary Study of Instant Messaging,” in the Mass Communication & Society division at the 2004 conference of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC), which was held in Toronto, Canada, August 4-7. The paper was named 2nd place winner in the Student Paper Competition. And Ha Sung presented “Why We Should be Concerned About Online Interaction: An Evaluation of Research on Uses and Consequences of the Internet,” in the Communication and Technology division at the 2004 International Communication Association conference, which was held in New Orleans May 27-31.

Hwang and Kwon present paper at AEJMC, 2002
MM&C students Ha Sung Hwang and Jae-Woong Kwon presented their paper, “Visual Images of Terror: A Content Analysis of Photographs in American Daily Newspapers on September 12,” at the AEJMC Midwinter Conference, held in Athens, Georgia on February 9 and 10, 2002.

Hwang and Lombard present paper at PRESENCE 2006

MM&C alum Ha Sung Hwang and Professor Matthew Lombard presented “Understanding Instant Messaging: Gratifications and Social Presence” at PRESENCE 2006, the 9th Annual International Workshop on Presence, which was held August 24-26 in Cleveland, Ohio, and sponsored by the International Society for Presence Research (ISPR).

Hwang and Stewart have work published in two encyclopedias
Two articles by MM&C alum Ha Sung Hwang and Dean Concetta Stewart are being published. “The Dot-Com Boom and Bust,” has been accepted via a double-blind peer review for publication in the Encyclopedia of E-Commerce, E-Government and Mobile Commerce (clickhere for information about the Encyclopedia). An article titled, “Instant Messaging Moves from the Home to the Office,” appears in the Encyclopedia of Information Science and Technology, published in 2005 (click here for details).

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Jacobs presents papers at symposium and MAP/ACA 2006

Two papers by MM&C student Eliza Jacobs have been accepted for presentation at the Girls and Women Rock: Celebrating 35 Years of Sport and Title IX symposium in Cleveland March 28-31, 2007. The papers are, “The Modern Woman: 21st Century Images of Female Athletes” and “Girls Gone Wild: Are Women’s College Sports in Crisis?” Eliza will also present, “Who’s the Man?: Media Portrayals of Masculinity and Sexuality at the 2006 Torino Olympics,” at the 2006 Mid-Atlantic Popular/American Culture Association (MAP/ACA) conference in Baltimore October 27-29.

Jacobson blogs, participates in Workshop, presents at UNITAR/Yale Conference on Environmental Governance and Democracy, co-organizes and chairs IAMCR 2008 panel, gives invited presentations, presents at IAMCR 2007, has articles, book chapter published Professor and SCT Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies Tom Jacobson has become an Invited Guest Blogger on “People, Spaces, Deliberation.” The blog is hosted by the Communciation for Governance and Accountability Program (CommGAP) of the World Bank and explores “the interactions among public opinion, governance, and the public sphere.” Tom was an Invited Participant in the Workshop on “The Role of the News Media in the Governance Agenda: Watch-dog, Agenda-setter, and Gate-keeper,” at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. The Workshop was being organized by the World Bank Communication for Governance and Accountability Program (CommGAP) and the Joan Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics and Public Policy at the Kennedy School and took place May 29­31, 2008. A paper by Tom titled, “Citizen Participation and the Democratic Legitimation of Environmental Policy Decisions: A Communicative Action Assessment Model,” was accepted for presentation at the UNITAR/Yale Conference on Environmental Governance and Democracy at Yale University in New Haven, CT, May 10-11, 2008. The conference took place as an outcome of the 16th Session of the United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development and will bring together about 90 academic experts and practitioners from governments, inter-governmental organizations, civil society and the private sector to take stock of contemporary research and knowledge gaps at the intersection of institutions, public participation and environmental sustainability. Tom has co-organized a panel titled “Media and Good Governance: Does Media Matter?” for the International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR) Scientific Congress, which took place in Stockholm, Sweden July 20-25, 2008. The panel was co-sponsored by the Political Communication Research and the Participatory Communication Research sections of IAMCR and Tom organized it with Susan Abbott of the Center for Global Communication Studies at the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania. Tom will co-chair the panel with Philippe J. Maarek of University Paris 12, Paris. Tom gave an invited presentation titled, “Indicating Citizen Voice: Communicative Action Measures for Media Development,” at the Workshop on Measuring Press Freedom and Democracy: Methodologies, Uses, and Impact at the University of Pennsylvania Annenberg School of Communication, Center for Global Communication Studies, on November 5, 2007. He was an invited member of the panel titled, “The World Congress on Communication for Development: Lessons, Challenges and the Way Forward,” at a book launch event for the World Congress on Communication for Development Proceedings. The event was held at The World Bank in Washington D.C. on October 24, 2007; more information is available here. Tom presented his paper, “Participatory Communication: The Case for Quantitative Assessment of Perceived Communicative Action Conditions,” on a panel at the 2007 conference of the International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR) at UNESCO headquarters in Paris July 23-27. Tom organized the panel with the UPENN Annenberg Center for Global Communications and its senior research director Susan Abbott. Tom was also on a panel titled “History and Future of Participatory Communication Research” with other previous heads of the Participatory Communication Research Section of the IAMCR. Tom’s article,”The Case for Quantitative Assessment of Participatory Communication Processes,” appears in The Drum Beat (online issue #381), published by The Communication Initiative. The article is available here. Another of Tom’s articles, “Media Development and Speech in the Public Sphere,” appears in the 2006 report Media Matters: Perspectives on Advancing Governance & Development from the Global Forum for Media Development, published by Internews Europe; it’s available online here. A book chapter by Tom and co-author Satish Kolluri of Pace University appears in Communication for Social Change Anthology: Historical and Contemporary Readings edited by Alfonso Gumucio-Dagron and Thomas Tufte and published in 2006 by The Communication for Social Change Consortium. The chapter is titled, “Participatory Communication as Communicative Action”; more information is available here.

Jacobson and Chang present paper at ICA 2005

Professor and SCT Senior Associate Dean Tom Jacobson and MM&C student Leanne Changpresented their paper, “Measuring Community Change as Social Choice: Preference Structuration,” in the Intercultural/Development Communication division at the 2005 conference of the International Communication Association (ICA) in New York, May 26-30.

Jacobson and Pan present paper at ICA 2008

Professor and SCT Senior Associate Dean Tom Jacobson and MM&C student Lingling Pan will present their paper, “Indicating Citizen Voice: Communicative Action Measures for Media Development,” in the Global Communication for Social Change division at the 2008 conference of the International Communication Association (ICA), in Montreal, May 22-26.

Jacobson, Pan and Chang present paper at ICA 2008

Professor and SCT Senior Associate Dean Tom Jacobson, MM&C student Lingling Pan, and MM&C alum Leanne Chang will present (with second author P.C. Chang), “The Case for a Discourse Ethics Approach to International Rights,” in the Philosophy of Communication division at the 2008 conference of the International Communication Association (ICA), in Montreal, May 22-26.

Jones presents paper at PRESENCE 2007, has articles published

MM&C student Matthew T. Jones will present his paper, “Understanding Presence as External Versus Internal Experience,” at PRESENCE 2007, the 10th Annual International Workshop on Presence, sponsored by the International Society for Presence Research (ISPR) and held in Barcelona, Spain October 25-27. Several of Matt’s articles have been published. “The Creativity of Crumb: Research on the Effects of Psychedelic Drugs on the Comic Art of Robert Crumb,” has been accepted for publication in the Journal of Psychoactive Drugs. “The Impact of Telepresence on Cultural Transmission through Bishoujo Games” appears in volume 3 (number 3) of PsychNology Journal (the article is available in .pdf format here). “Ecofeminist Themes in Paolo Eleuteri Serpieri’s Morbus Gravis” appears in volume 2 (number 2) ofImageText (the article is available here). “Reflexivity in Comic Art,” appears in the spring 2005 issue (7(1)) of the International Journal of Comic Art.

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Karuchit presents paper at MAR AAS
MM&C student Sudjai Karuchit presented “Global Advertising in Thai Women’s Magazines” in a panel titled “Cultures in Conflict: Local versus Global in Asian Advertising,” at the conference of the Mid-Atlantic Region Association for Asian Studies (MAR AAS), which was held in Baltimore, Maryland on October 25-27, 2002.

Kaynak awarded Fellowship for study in Singapore
MM&C alum Mehpare Selcan Kaynak, an Assistant Professor in the Political Science and International Relations Department at Bogazici University in Istanbul, Turkey, has been awarded an Asian Communication Resource Centre (ACRC) Fellowship for Communication and Information Researchers at the School of Comunication and Information at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore. ACRC is a regional centre that assists academics, scholars, researchers and practitioners in their teaching and research by providing access to a variety of information sources, particularly produced in Asia and the Pacific. The Fellowship provides funding, access to the ACRC resources, and interaction with diverse faculty for researchers studying Asian communication and media. Selcan spent seven weeks late in summer 2005 at NTU in Singapore studying political efficacy and media use.

Kaynak and Bracken present papers at APSA 2006 and PRESENCE 2006

MM&C alums Mehpare Selcan Kaynak, an Assistant Professor in the Political Science and International Relations Department at Bogazici University in Istanbul, Turkey, and Cheryl Bracken, Associate Professor in the School of Communication at Cleveland State University, presented their paper, “A Cultural Comparison of Political Power at the Individual Level: Exploring Efficacy and Media Use among Turkish and American College Students,” in the Political Communication division at the 2006 annual meeting of the American Political Science Association (APSA) in Philadelphia August 31 – September 3. They also presented, “Presence, Efficacy, and the Net: Exploring Patterns in Political Participation from a Comparative Perspective” at PRESENCE 2006, the 9th Annual International Workshop on Presence, which will take place August 24-26 in Cleveland, Ohio, sponsored by the International Society for Presence Research (ISPR).

Kern accepts tenure-track position, presents paper at AEJMC 2008, has publication in anthology, presents work at AEJMC 2007 and 2006, NCA 2006 and Mid-Atlantic American Studies Association 2006

MM&C student Rebecca Kern has accepted a tenure-track position in the Communication Program at Manhattan College, beginning in Fall 2008. A paper by Rebecca titled, “Selling a Cultural Phenomenon: Political Economy and ‘The L-Word’”, was accepted for presentation in the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender (GLBT) Interest Group at the 2008 conference of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC) in Chicago, August 6-9. Rebecca spoke about her research on the television program The L-Word on a panel titled “The State of Teaching and Research in Queer Theory and Other Critical GLBT Issues” at the annual conference of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC) August 9-12, 2007 in Washington, D.C. Rebecca is also writing the AEJMC Gay, Lesbian Bisexual and Transgender Interest Group newsletter for the 2007-2008 academic year. Rebecca’s paper “Structuring the Status Quo: The L-Word and Queer Female Acceptability,” has been accepted for publication in an anthology, the second edition ofMediated Women: Representations in Popular Culture, edited by Marian Meyers of Georgia State. The paper was previously presented to the GLBT Interest Group at the 2006 conference of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC) in San Francisco. Another of Rebecca’s papers, “Just How Groundbreaking Is The L-Word? Lesbians and the Future of Television,” has been accepted for presentation to the GLBT Communication Studies Division at the 2006 National Communication Association (NCA) conference in San Antonio. Rebecca also presented “Can Massachusetts Serve as a Model? A Case Study Analysis of Same-Sex Marriage Law” at the Mid-Atlantic American Studies Association conference in March 2006 in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.

Kern and Hains present panel at ECA 2007

A panel proposed by MM&C students Rebecca Kern and Rebecca Hains (Assistant Professor in the Communications Department at Salem State College in Salem, MA), and Rebekah Buchanan (Urban Studies), has been accepted for presentation at the 2007 Eastern Communication Association (ECA) conference in Providence, Rhode Island (April 25-29). The panel is titled, “Empowerful Girls on Television: Consumerism, Sexuality, and Feminism,” and titles of individual papers include “Totally Spies, Totally Commodified: The Empowerment and Consumption of Girl Heroes” by Rebecca Hains and “All Puffed Out: From Powerful to Passive – Images of Femininity and Sexuality in Young Adult Television” by Rebecca Kern.

Kern, Lin and Poe all accept positions at Manhattan College

MM&C alums Rebecca KernMu Lin and Pamela Poe are all faculty members (and together represent the majority of faculty members!) in the Department of Communication atManhattan College in Riverdale, New York. More information about them and the Department and College is available here.

Kim accepts faculty position at Valdosta State University, presents papers at PCA and AEJMC

MM&C alum Heeman Kim has accepted a tenure track Assistant Professor position in theDepartment of Communication Arts at Valdosta State University in Valdosta, Georgia, beginning in fall 2005. He’ll teach international media, media criticism, and broadcast journalism. Heeman presented his paper, “Altering Myth and Constructing New Paradigm in Korea: Textual Analysis of Junghyun Lee’s Music Video, Bakkou!,” in the Asian Popular Culture division at the 32nd Popular Culture Association Annual Conference, in March 2002 in Toronto, Canada. He also presented, “Cultural Differences in CMC Uses: A Comparison of Korea and the U.S.,” in the International Communication division at the August 7-10, 2002 conference of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC) in Miami Beach, Florida.

Kim and Papacharissi have paper published
An article by MM&C alum Heeman Kim and Professor Zizi Papacharissi has been published in the Asian Journal of Communication (volume 13, number 1). The 2003 article, “Cross-cultural Differences in Online Self-Presentation: A Content Analysis of Personal Korean and US Home pages” was first presented in the Communication & Technology Division at the 52nd Annual Conference of the International Communication Association (ICA) in July 2002 in Seoul, Korea.

Kim and Park present paper at ICA
MM&C student Heeman Kim and BTMM master’s student Youngrak Park presented their paper, “Korean College Students’ Perceptions of the African-American through Representation in the Black Music Video,” in the Intercultural/Development Communication division at the 52nd Annual Conference of the International Communication Association (ICA) held July 2002 in Seoul, Korea.

Kitch speaks at symposium, has books and articles published, wins research awards and grants, presents papers, and is scholar in residence
Professor Carolyn Kitch will be among the speakers in an all-day symposium titled, “The Changing Faces of Journalism: Tradition, Tabloidization, Technology, and Truthiness,” held at the University of Pennsylvania’s Annenberg School for Communication on Friday, November 30, 2007. The event is sponsored by the Annenberg Scholars Program in Culture and Communication. Carolyn will be speaking on “Tears and Trauma in the News.” More details, including the program and registration information, are available here. Carolyn’s most recent book, Journalism in a Culture of Grief (New York: Routledge, 2008, with second author Janice Hume), has been published; more details are available here. Carolyn’s article, “Mourning ‘Men Joined in Peril and Purpose’: Working-Class Heroism in News Repair of the Sago Miners’ Story,” has been accepted for publication in the journal Critical Studies in Media Communication. An earlier version of the article received the James E. Murphy Memorial Award for Best Faculty Research from the Cultural and Critical Studies division of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC) at the 2006 annual conference in San Francisco. Carolyn’s book, “Pages from the Past: History and Memory in American Magazines,” has been selected as the winner of the 2006 James W. Carey Media Research Award of theCarl Couch Center for Social and Internet Research. The award is particularly poignant this year in light of Dr. Carey’s recent death. The award committee selected Carolyn’s work “over a field of very strong entries submitted by a long list of outstanding scholars.” Carolyn will receive the Carey Award plaque at the 2006 annual convention of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC), August 2-5, 2006 in San Francisco. An article by Carolyn titled “‘It Takes a Sinner to Appreciate the Blinding Glare of Grace’: Rebellion and Redemption in the Life Story of the ‘Dark’ Celebrity,” has been accepted for publication in the scholarly journal Popular Communication. Carolyn’s second book, Pages from the Past, History & Memory in American Magazines, was published in September 2005 by the University of North Carolina Press. Carolyn’s article, “‘A Genuine, Vivid Personality’: Newspaper Coverage and the Construction of a ‘Real’ Advertising Celebrity in a Pioneering Publicity Campaign” has been accepted for publication in Journalism History. Another article, “‘Useful Memory’ in Time Inc Magazines: Summary Journalism and the Popular Construction of History,” has been accepted for publication in Journalism Studies. Carolyn presented “‘A Grieving Army of Americans’: The Character of the Ordinary Citizen in News Coverage of Ronald Reagan’s Death” to the Cultural and Critical Studies division at the 2005 national conference of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC) August 10-13 in San Antonio, Texas. She presented “Putting the Pieces Back Together: The Intersection of History, Culture, and Commerce in an African American Magazine” to the AEJMC Southeast Colloquium, March 3-5, 2005 in Athens, Georgia. She also presented, “‘A Script of Roles and Models’: Visual Testimony, Counter-Memory, and Black History in Ebony” at the American Journalism Historians Association in Cleveland in October 2004. In the summer of 2004 Carolyn was a Scholar in Residence with the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission. She worked in the archives of the Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania on a project called “On the Tracks of Phoebe Snow: Issues of Gender, Race, and Class in a Pioneering Media Campaign.” At the AEJMC conference in Toronto in August 2004, Carolyn presented, “Nostalgia Magazines as Gendered Communities of Memory,” which won a faculty paper award in the Magazine Division, and she spoke on a panel titled “Messages Wrapped in the Flag.” And at the 2004 conference of the International Communication Association (ICA) she presented, “‘The Magazine that Brings Back the Good Times’: Nostalgia in Media Narratives of an Idealized American Past,” in the Popular Communication Division. Another of Carolyn’s articles, “Generational Memory and Identity in American Newsmagazines,” appears in the May 2003 issue of Journalism: Theory, Practice and Criticism. A book by Carolyn, The Girl on the Magazine Cover: Gender, Class and the Emergence of Visual Stereotypes in American Mass Media was published in fall 2001 by University of North Carolina Press. Carolyn also received a Temple University Summer Research Grant for 2002 for a new book she will write, tentatively titled Magazines and American Memory, which will assess the special role played by American magazines in defining and reiterating collective memory and national identity. She also presented a paper, “‘Mourning in America’: Ritual, Redemption, and Recovery in News Narrative after September 11th,” in the Cultural and Critical Studies Division at the August 7-10, 2002 conference of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC) in Miami Beach, Florida, and the paper has been accepted for publication inJournalism Studies, a refereed, international journal. Carolyn’s written a chapter titled “Women in Journalism” which appears in a 2002 journalism history textbook called American Journalism: History, Principles, Practices. Her article, “‘A Death in the American Family’: Myth, Memory, and National Values in the Media Mourning of John F. Kennedy Jr.,” appears in the summer 2002 issue of Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly. And her article, “Anniversary Journalism, Collective Memory, and the Cultural Authority to Tell the Story of the American Past,” appears in the Summer 2002 issue of the Journal of Popular Culture.

Kwon accepts assistant professor position; presents paper at PCA/ACA 2004

MM&C student Jae-Woong Kwon has accepted an Assistant Professor position in the Division of Communication at Hallym University in Chunchen, South Korea. He’ll begin the appointment in spring 2006. Jae presented his paper, “New Type of Popular Culture in the Internet Age: Focusing on Personal Web Cartoons in Korea,” at the  2004 Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association (PCA/ACA) Joint National Conference, April 7-10, 2004 in San Antonio, Texas.

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Larson and Haller have article published in Journal of Popular Film and Television, 2001
An article by MM&C alums Robin Larson and Beth Haller, “Public Reception of Real Disability: The Case of the Film ‘Freaks’” appears in the Winter 2001 issue of the Journal of Popular Film and Television. (The article is available online at http://www.findarticles.com). Robin is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication Studies at California State University, San Bernardino, and Beth is an associate professor in the Department of Mass Communication & Communication Studies at Towson University in Towson, Maryland.

Byron Lee presents at PSA, ICA and CWSA 2008, PSA 2007 
MM&C student Byron Lee will present his work at three upcoming conferences. At the Pacific Sociological Association (PSA) annual meeting in Portland, Oregon, April 10-13, Byron will present two papers titled, “It’s a Question of Breeding: Examining Masculinities in Bareback Porn” and “I Can Even Think Straight! Men Seeking Men in craigslist Personal Ads.” At the 2008 conference of the International Communication Association (ICA), in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, May 22-26, he’ll present “Reading GAM in Craigslist Personals: Constructing Gay Asian Males during the Negotiation of Anal Intercourse” in the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Studies division. And at the Canadian Women’s Studies Association (CWSA) annual meeting in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, June 1-3, he’ll present “Space to Imagine and to Be: (Self)-Writing GAM Online.” Byron also presented “Redefining Transitions: The ‘Trans’ Moment in Body Enhancement at the Pacific Sociological Association (PSA) Annual Meeting in Oakland, California, in March 2007.

Ki Jung Lee has article published, presents paper at NCA 2004

An article by former MM&C student Ki Jung Lee and co-authors Byoungkwan Lee and Karen M. Lancendorfer appears in the March 2005 issue of The Asian Journal of Communication. The article is titled, “Agenda-setting of the Internet: The Intermedia Influence of Internet Bulletin Boards on Newspaper Coverage of the 2000 General Election in South Korea.” Ki Jung also presented, “Exploring Motives Among College Students for Using the Internet: A Qualitative Approach to the Uses and Gratifications Framework of the Internet” (co-authored with Byoungkwan Lee and Donghun Chung) in the Human Communication and Technology division at the 2004 conference of the National Communication Association (NCA), in Chicago, November 11-14, 2004.

Lenos wins teaching award, has book chapters published, presents paper at ICA, awarded Peter Agris Memorial Scholarship
MM&C student Melissa Lenos won the 2008 Graduate Student Teaching Award from the Instructional and Developmental Division of the International Communication Association (ICA). Melissa received an award certificate and her name has been added to the Division’s permanent list of outstanding graduate student teachers. Melissa is the author of chapters that will appear in two books: “‘I may be a bitch…’: The Mise-en-Scene of Female Power in the Roughie,” about a subgenre of sex-exploitation cinema in the late 1950s and early 1960s, will appear in a 2008 anthology on trash cinema, and “Stacking the Deck: Mythic Structure and The Manchurian Candidate(s)” will appear in an anthology on contemporary remakes. The latter work previously won third place at the 2006 SCT Graduate Research Forum. Melissa presented her paper, ?It?s Not Easy Being Mean: Girl Power and the ?Socially Progressive? Mean Girls,? at the 2005 conference of the International Communication Association (ICA), May 26-30 in New York. She was also awarded the Peter Agris Memorial Scholarship by theAlpha Omega Council. This award is designated specifically for Greek-Americans pursuing higher education in journalism and/or communication. Melissa is one of four 2005 recipients. In addition to a $5000 stipend for summer study, the award included dinner with Olympia Dukakis on June 11, 2005.

Lin has article published in Journal of Media Economics 
An article by MM&C alum Mu Lin titled, “Change or Continuity: China’s Television Market after WTO Entry,” was published in 2004 in the Journal of Media Economics.

Change-de Liu presents paper at MAR AAS
MM&C alum Chang-de Liu presented his paper, “Media Strategies of American Professional Sports in Taiwan,” in a panel titled, “Cultures in Conflict: Local versus Global in Asian Advertising,” at the October 25-27, 2002 conference of the Mid-Atlantic Region Association for Asian Studies (MAR AAS), which was held in Baltimore, Maryland.

Dandan Liu accepts position at UNC-Pembroke, presents paper at ECA 2005

MM&C alum Dandan Liu has accepted a tenure track position Assistant Professor position in the Department of Mass Communications at the University of North Carolina at Pembrokebeginning in fall 2005. Dandan presented, “No Stadium in Chinatown: A Cross-Cultural Comparison of the U.S. Mainstream And Chinese Immigrant News Coverage,” at the 2005 convention of the Eastern Communication Association (ECA), April 27-May 1 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Lizie promoted to Associate Professor at Bridgewater State College

MM&C alum Arthur Lizie has earned promotion to the rank of Associate Professor (he was already tenured) in the Department of Communication Studies at Bridgewater State College in Bridgewater, Massachussetts. Arthur has also been named to the College’s new Sustainability Center.

Lombard presents at GSCA, PRESENCE and TelePresenceWorld conferences; organizes, moderates and presents paper on panels at ICA 2004, 2003; creates and manages presence-l listserv; co-founds ISPR and creates ISPR web site

Professor Matthew Lombard was an invited speaker at a symposium held September 8, 2008, prior to the Giant Screen Cinema Association (GSCA) International Conference and Trade Show in Jersey City, New Jersey. The Symposium was funded by the National Science Foundation and titled “The Greater Potential of Giant Screen Experiences: Connecting Society with Science; it “focused on issues in science-and-society, provided multi-disciplinary inputs to inform innovative approaches in filmmaking with learning goals, and aim[ed] for the development of synergistic producer-exhibitor-distributor relationships.” Matthew’s talk was titled, “Using Telepresence to Communicate Science in Giant Screen Cinema.” Matthew was a keynote speaker at a conference titled “When Media Environments Become Real” that was held in the Division of Media Psychology at the University of Berne, Switzerland, February 4-6, 2008. More information about the conference is available here. Matthew presented the opening talk at the PRESENCE 2007 conference in Barcelona with colleague Wijnand IJsselsteijn; the talk was titled, “10 Years of Presence Conferences: Impressions, Anecdotes and Lessons Learnt.” More information about that conference is available at the web site of the sponsoring organization, the International Society for Presence Research (ISPR), which Matthew heads. Matthew gave an invited talk, titled “Telepresence Phenomena and Research: The Big(ger) Picture,” at TelePresenceWorld 2007, “A landmark summit on the emerging technologies of Telepresence, Presence, and Unified Communications” at the University of San Diego June 4-6. Major sponsors of the event included Polycom, Teleris, Cisco and Telanetix. The International Society for Presence Research (ISPR), was a supporting sponsor; details about the event are available here. Matthew presented, with first author Jack Klotz, then Assistant Chair of the BTMM Department, “Presence Considerations in Music Production,” at PRESENCE 2006, the 9th Annual International Workshop on Presence; the conference took place August 24-26 in Cleveland, Ohio, and was sponsored by the International Society for Presence Research (ISPR). Matthew organized and moderated a double panel titled “(Tele)Presence: Theory and Measurement” at the 2004 International Communication Association (ICA) conference in New Orleans, Louisiana, May 27-31. Matthew presented “Introduction: Defining and Theorizing About Presence” on the first (theory) panel. Proceedings of the event, which was co-sponsored by the Information Systems division of ICA, the International Society for Presence Research (ISPR), and the Media Interface & Network Design (M.I.N.D.) are available here. Matthew also organized and moderated a panel, “(Tele)Presence: An Introduction to the State of the Art” at the 2003 ICA conference in San Diego, California, May 23-27, and presented “(Tele)Presence: Where Have We Been and Where Are We Now.” He also created and manages the presence-l listserv and co-founded and established the web site for the ISPR for those who study presence.

Lombard and Bracken attend presence workshop, co-edit journal issues

Professor Matthew Lombard and MM&C alum Cheryl Bracken will attend an invitation-only workshop hosted by the University of Southern California’s Centers for Creative Technologies titled “Online, Offline & The Concept of Presence: When Games and VR Collide” in Los Angeles, October 25-27, 2006. Details about the workshop are available here. Cheryl and Matthew will also co-edit a special issue of the MIT Press journal Presence: Teleoperators and Virtual Environments featuring papers presented at the recent PRESENCE 2006 conference which was held at Cleveland State University where Cheryl is an associate professor. They previously served as co-editors for two special issues (August and October, 2003) of the same journal based on work first presented at PRESENCE 2001, the 4th Annual International Workshop on Presence, which Temple hosted (details, photos, and more are on the Conference Proceedingsweb site).

Lombard and Jones have article published, present papers at PRESENCE 2006, NCA 2005, PRESENCE 2004

An article by Professor Matthew Lombard and MM&C student Matthew Jones has been published in the online journal PsychNology; the article is titled “Identifying the (Tele)Presence Literature,” and appears in volume 5, number 2. Matthew and Matt presented “Defining Presence: A Framework” at PRESENCE 2006, the 9th Annual International Workshop on Presence, which took place August 24-26 in Cleveland, Ohio, sponsored by the International Society for Presence Research (ISPR). They also presented “The Big Picture: Gaining Perspective by Examining Patterns in the (Tele)Presence Literature” at PRESENCE 2005, September 21-23 in London and “(Tele)presence Theory and Research: What the Literature Tells Us” on the panel “Studying Popular Media Through the Lens of Presence” in the Communication & Social Cognition division at the National Communication Association (NCA) conference November 17-20, 2005, in Boston, Massachusetts. And they presented “Presence and Sexuality” at PRESENCE 2004: The 7th Annual International Workshop on Presence, which was held October 13-15 in Valencia, Spain.

Lombard and Selverian have article published, present paper at PRESENCE 2006

An article by Professor Matthew Lombard and MM&C alum Melissa Selverian titled, “Telepresence after Death,” appears in the June 2008 issue of the MIT Press journal Presence (volume 17, number 3). The paper, inspired by portraits of Matthew’s dog Sidra, “examines some of the increasingly sophisticated attempts by humans to evoke the presence of themselves or others after death and considers these efforts in the context of telepresence theory and research.” They previously presented the paper at PRESENCE 2006, the 9th Annual International Workshop on Presence, which took place August 24-26 in Cleveland, Ohio, sponsored by the International Society for Presence Research (ISPR).

Lombard, Snyder-Duch and Bracken publish online resource for content analysts
Professor Matthew Lombard and MM&C alums Jennifer Snyder-Duch and Cheryl Bracken have published and maintain an online resource, “Practical Resources for Assessing and Reporting Intercoder Reliability in Content Analysis Research Projects.” The site, located here, is a supplement to their 2002 Human Communication Research article, “Content Analyses in Mass Communication: Assessment and Reporting of Intercoder Reliability.”

Lombard, MM&C alums and students organize and host PRESENCE 2001
Professor Matthew Lombard, alums Cheryl BrackenTheresa Ditton and Jennifer Snyder-Duch; MM&C students Gisela Gil-EguiLinda GreenwoodKarl HorvathSelcan Kaynak, and Melissa Selverian; and Health Studies master’s program alum Jessica Rossman organized and hosted PRESENCE 2001, the 4th Annual International Workshop on Presence. Details, photos, and more are in the Conference Proceedings web site.

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Madia now Marketing Strategy Analyst

MM&C alum Sherrie Madia is a Marketing Strategy Analyst at Cendant Corporation in Mt. Laurel, New Jersey. She’s responsible for growing the internal marketing and public relations operations within the company, as well as positioning the various “brands” that Cendant powers (e.g., Merrill Lynch, Century 21, etc.). Cendant’s business units include hospitality services, real estate services, travel, vehicles, and financial services. Sherrie still keeps her hand in the academy, though, teaching courses at Drexel University and through the University of Phoenix Online.

Marshall anchors at WRLB-TV, named “Best Outside Agitator,” consults for government on medial literacy projects, presents paper at NCA 2002, receives nominations for his work reporting for WB17 Newss

MM&C alum David Marshall has accepted the position of chair of the Department of Mass Communication at McNeese State University in Lake Charles, Louisiana. In May 2004 Dave assumed the anchor chair for the Morning Show at CBS affiliate WRLB-TV in Columbus, Georgia. Before that Dave was on the faculty at the College of Charleston in Charleston, South Carolina, as a Visiting Assistant Professor in media studies. The Charleston City Paper named him the ‘Best Outside Agitator’ for 2004 after he encouraged the College of Charleston’s faculty senate to adopt a more diverse approach to hiring; the paper said “Marshall’s candid concern … quickly instigated some much-needed change. Dave has also been tapped by the U.S. Department of Labor, Youth Services Division to serve as a consultant to an ongoing Media Literacy Project that includes, among other things, working with the government on programs that connect youth and media. In the immediate future, this means helping to coordinate a national film contest involving teens in urban areas around the country at federally funded sites. Later it will include more training and workshop development activities for federal staff working at these centers. As anchor chair for the Morning Show at CBS affiliate WRLB-TV in Columbus, Georgia, Dave presented “Media Literacy and Higher Education: An Approach to University and Community Partnerships,” at the November 2002 conference of the National Communication Association (NCA) in New Orleans. Dave received two nominations for 2002 Mid Atlantic Region Emmy awards by the Philadelphia Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences; the nominations were in the Reporter, Feature News and Outstanding Individual Achievement categories for his work as a reporter with Philadelphia’s WB 17 News.

Maynard has articles and book chapters published, presents papers, gives talks, and is guest on WHYY’s Radio Times

Professor Michael Maynard has had several articles and book chapters published recently: “From Global to Glocal: How Gillette’s SensorExcel Accommodates to Japan” appears in Keio Communication Review; “Friendly Fantasies in Japanese Advertising: Persuading Japanese Teens through Cartoonish Art” appears in the International Journal of Comic Art (which was created and is edited by Professor John Lent); “Projecting Peer Approval in Advertising: Japan versus U.S. Seventeen Magazines” is a chapter in a book edited by Ray T. Donahue calledExploring Japaneseness: On Japanese Enactments of Culture and Consciousness from Ablex Publishing; and “Beating Technology at its Own Game: E-mailing Super Bowl Ad Critiques Before the Media Blitz” appeared in the Journal of Advertising Education. Michael presented “Romancing the Global: Soto (Outside) Images in Uchi (Inside) Advertising to Japanese Teens” at the Mid-Atlantic Region Association for Asian Studies (MAR AAS) conference in Baltimore in October 2002, and was a panelist in a session titled “Theory Across the Curriculum: Integrating Communication Theory into Practitioner Courses” at the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC) conference in August 2002 in Miami, Florida. Michael was also the invited speaker at the Philadelphia Ad Club on January 16, 2003, where his talk was titled “Some Positive Thoughts about Negative Political Advertising,” and at the Spring National College Media Convention 2002 in New York, where he spoke on “Research Results for a Successful Career.” And Michael discussed “how and why advertisers are seeking alternatives to the traditional ways of reaching audiences” on the Radio Times program on Thursday September 26, 2002 between 10 and 11 a.m. on WHYY (91 FM); you can listen to the program in Real Audio format at the Radio Times web page.

Maynard organizes and moderates MAR AAS panel; Karuchit and Liu take part
Professor Michael Maynard organized and moderated a panel titled, “Cultures in Conflict: Local versus Global in Asian Advertising” that featured two MM&C students, Sudjai Karuchit andChang-de Liu, at the October 25-27, 2002 conference of the Mid-Atlantic Region Association for Asian Studies (MAR AAS) in Baltimore, Maryland.

Maynard and Scala have article published in Journal of Popular Culture

An article by Professor Michael Maynard and MM&C student Megan Scala has been published by the Journal of Popular Culture. The 2005 article is titled, “Unpaid Advertising: A Case of Wilson the Volleyball in Cast Away.” Michael and Megan first presented the paper in the Advertising Division at the August 7-10, 2002 conference of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC) in Miami Beach, Florida.

Maynard and Tian have article published in Public Relations Review

An article by Professor Michael Maynard and MM&C alum Yan Tian, an Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication at the University of Missouri – St. Louis, appears in the fall 2004 issue of Public Relations Review. The article is titled, “Between Global and Glocal: A Content Analysis of the Chinese Web Sites of the 100 Top Global Brands.”

McClain presents paper at PCA/ACA 2007

MM&C student Jordan McClain will present his paper, “How objects Convey Information: An Information Theory Model of Material Culture Research,” at the Popular Culture Association and American Culture Association (PCA/ACA) 2007 national conference in Boston, April 4-7.

Mendelson quoted in NY Times, has article published, presents papers at ICA and AEJMC

Professor Andy Mendelson is quoted extensively in a December 26, 2007 article in The New York Times titled, “Photographing the Life That Rockwell Depicted” about Norman Rockewell and his impact on photojournalism. The article is available here. Andy presented “Image is Everything: Celebrities, the Paparazzi and the Practice of Journalism” at the 2005 conference of the International Communication Association (ICA), May 26-30 in New York. An article by Andy, “For Whom Is a Picture Worth a Thousand Words? Effects of the Visualizing Cognitive Style and Attention on Processing of News Photos,” was published in the Spring 2004 issue (volume 24, number 1) of the Journal of Visual Literacy. An earlier version of the article was one of three papers Andy presented at the annual conference of the International Communication Association (ICA) in San Diego May 23-27, 2003. It was presented in the Visual Communication interest group while the other two papers were presented in the Information Systems division; one is by Andy and Paul Bolls from Washington State University and is titled “Emotional Effects of Advertising on Young Adults of Lower Socio-economic Status,” and the other is by Paul and Andy, and is titled “Fear on the Radio: Cognitive and Emotional Responses to High-fear High-imagery Messages.” A paper by Andy and Zoe Smith at the University of Missouri titled “Visions of a New State: Israel as Celebrated by Robert Capa,” was presented at the August 7-10, 2002 conference of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC) in Miami Beach, Florida, and designated a Top Three Faculty paper in the Visual Communication Division.

Mendelson and Kitch present paper at AJHA 2003

A paper by professors Andy Mendelson and Carolyn Kitch, “Slice-of-Life Moments as Visual ‘Truth’: Norman Rockwell, Feature Photography, and American Values in Pictorial Journalism,” was presented at the at the American Journalism Historians Association (AJHA) / Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC) History Division Joint Spring Northeast Regional Meeting at New York University on March 22, 2003.

Mendelson and Papacharissi have article published, present paper at A.o.I.R. 2002

An article by professors Andy Mendelson and Zizi Papacharissi, “Reality vs. Fiction: How Defined Realness Affects Cognitive & Emotional Responses to Photographs,” has been published in the December 2007 issue (Volume 14, Number 4) of Visual Communication Quarterly. Andy and Zizi’s paper, “Users vs. Manipulators: Investigating Two Approaches to Internet Activity,” was presented at Internet Research 3.0, the international conference of the Association of Internet Researchers (A.o.I.R.) in Maastricht, the Netherlands, October 13-16, 2002.

Mendoza wins research award, presents papers at SCMS, WSCA, NCA

MM&C student Kelly Mendoza‘s paper, “Mapping Parental Mediation and Making Connections with Media Literacy,” has been selected as the winner of the 2007 Media Smart Research Award from Cable in the Classroom, sponsored by the National Cable Telecommunications Association (NCTA). The paper provides an extensive literature review of the scholarship in parental mediation and analyzes it in relation to key theoretical frameworks of media literacy. As the winner of the paper competition, Kelly receives a $2,000 cash award and will present a summary of her findings at a meeting of education leaders in Washington D.C. in early December. Kelly will present another paper, “Rollergirls: Skating the Lines of Identity by Embracing Contradiction,” at the Society for Cinema & Media Studies (SCMS) conference in Chicago, March 8-11, 2007. Kelly also presented (with Dr. Katia Campbell from the University of Colorado at Denver and Health Sciences Center) a session entitled, “How Media Literacy can Promote Social Justice Education in the K-12 Classroom” at the annual Western States Communication Association (WSCA) conference, February 17-20 in Seattle, Washington. And she presented “Media Literacy in Practice: Applying Invitational Rhetoric to the Inquiry Approach” in the Applied Communication division at the 2006 National Communication Association (NCA) conference in San Antonio, Texas, November 16-19; the paper was part of the panel titled “An Invitation to Connect: Applying Invitational Rhetoric to a Variety of Communication Sites.”

Mendoza and Yoon present paper at NWSA 2006

MM&C students Kelly Mendoza and Jiwon Yoon presented their paper, “My Pop Studio: An Online Media Literacy Learning Experience for Girls,” at the National Women’s Studies Association (NWSA) conference in Oakland, California, June 15-18, 2006.

Mintzer receives Graduate Student Teaching award from ICA 2002
MM&C student Jennifer Mintzer received the 2002 Graduate Student Teaching Award from the Instructional and Developmental Division of the International Communication Association (ICA). As an award winner she was honored at the Instructional/Developmental Division business meeting at the annual ICA convention in Seoul in July, she received an award certificate, and her name has been added to the Division’s permanent list of outstanding graduate student teachers.

Mishra presents at International Conference on Critical Literacy in Visual Culture 
MM&C student Suman Mishra will present her paper titled “On Thin Ice: Gendered Images of Men and Women Figure Skaters in the 2006 Winter Olympics” at the first International Conference on Critical Literacy in Visual Culture at the University of North Texas, in Dallas June 6-7, 2008. Details about the conference are available here.

Mishra and Kern win poster award
MM&C students Suman Mishra and Rebecca Kern won the Best Poster award in the Cultural and Critical Studies division at the 2007 annual conference of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC) in Washington, D.C., August 9-12. Their project was titled “Representing Katie: The Media Commodification of the First Female Network News Anchor.”

Moore maintains Columbia Journalism Review’s Who Owns What web guide

“Media companies continue to grow, and a shrinking number of them shape what we view and read. What does that mean for journalists — and for the nation?” MM&C alum Aaron Mooremaintains the Columbia Journalism Review’s Who Owns What web guide to what the major media companies own.

Morris has article and book entries published, speaks at UNESCO event, has book chapter published, works on project during Fall 2005 study leave, presents at Communication and Cultural Diversity 2004, Global Fusion 2003 and has article published, receives tenure, serves as UNESCO Communications Chair, is honored at IAMCR 2002 and co-edits book

An article by Professor Nancy Morris titled, “Transmitting Identity: Radio in Barcelona,” has been published in the International Journal of Communication. The article is available onlinehere. Nancy has written the entry on cultural imperialism that appears in the book Battleground: The Media, published by Greenwood Press and edited by Robin Andersen and Jonathan Gray; more information is available here. Nancy also wrote the cultural imperialism entry for the forthcoming ICA/Blackwell Encyclopedia of Communication, edited by Wolfgang Donsbach; more information is here. Nancy was an invited speaker on the roundtable “Communication, Globalization and Cultural Diversity,” at the “Communication Dialogues” of the Universal Forum of Cultures held in Monterrey Mexico from September 20 to December 8, 2007. The Forum is a UNESCO-endorsed event whose purpose is “to promote civic dialogue, creativity, and development that is just, humane, sustainable and peaceful.” It includes academic and civic conferences and seminars, as well as entertainment, exhibitions, and workshops. A book chapter by Nancy about the experiences of the late Chilean poet and protest singer Osvaldo “Gypsy” Rodriguez has been published in the book on Chilean exile titled Exiliados, emigrados y retornados: Chilenos en America y Europa, 1973-2004 (Exiles, Emigrants, and Returnees: Chileans in America and Europe, 1973-2004) edited by Jose del Pozo Artigas and published by Ril Publishers in Santiago. The chapter is titled “Las peregrinaciones del Gitano exiliado: La correspondencia de Osvaldo Rodríguez” (“The Wanderings of the Exiled Gypsy: The Correspondence of Osvaldo Rodriguez”). Nancy was awarded a study leave for the fall 2005 semester, during which she worked on the data analysis and write-up of the project “Interpretations of Health Messages among North Philadelphia Latinos”, also called the “Speaking of Health/Hablando de Salud 2005″ project. This research, which began in summer 2004, is funded through Temple University’s portion of the Pennsylvania Department of Health tobacco settlement formula funds. The purpose is to examine how messages about smoking and tobacco are interpreted by North Philadelphia Latino residents of all ages and to develop and test a model for examining how communications messages affect health decision-making among members of different social groups, particularly underserved ethnic minorities. Renee Hobbs is the other principal investigator on the study. MM&C students Pamela Poe and Tom Polcari have also participated in this project. Nancy presented her paper, “Institutional Barriers to the Representation of Cultural Diversity in the Media,” at one of the four plenary sessions of the Communication and Cultural Diversity Conference in Barcelona, Spain, May 24-27, 2004. The conference was part of the 4 1/2-month long Universal Cultural Forum Barcelona 2004, an international cultural, academic and media encounter which will include conferences, debates, seminars, public dialogues, workshops, an arts festival, expositions, open-air activities and media presentations on topics related to the Forum’s themes of peace, cultural diversity and sustainable development. Nancy’s paper, “The Myth of Unadulterated Culture Meets the Threat of Imported Media” was selected for inclusion in the introductory plenary panel “New Directions for International Communication Theory” at the Global Fusion 2003 conference, which took place October 24-26 in Austin, Texas. An article by Nancy titled “A Comparative Analysis of the Diffusion and Participatory Models in Development Communication” appears in the May 2003 issue (volume 13, number 2) of Communication Theory. Nancy was granted tenure at Temple University and promoted to Associate Professor in July 2002. She spent the Spring 2002 semester as the UNESCO Communication Chair at the Autonomous University of Barcelona (Spain). In recognition of her contributions as the UNESCO Chair, the Organizing Committee of the 23rd Annual Conference and General Assembly of the International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR), held in Barcelona in July, asked Nancy to take part in the Opening Ceremony of the Conference. The event was held at the Palau de la Generalitat, seat of the Government of Catalonia, and only a few other eminent persons took the floor for the ceremony (click here for pictures). Nancy co-edited (with Silvio Waisbord of Rutgers University) a book titled Media and Globalization: Why the State Matters, published by Rowman & Littlefield in 2001.

Morris and Lombard present paper at IAMCR 2002
Professors Nancy Morris and Matthew Lombard presented their paper, “Reactions to September 11 in U.S. Daily Comic Strips,” in the Political Communication Research Section at the annual conference of the International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR) in Barcelona, Spain, July 21-26, 2002.

Murphy, Oliveira and Dsagupta present at ICA 2008
Professor Priscilla Murphy and MM&C students Maria Oliveira and Satarupa Dasgupta will present their paper, “The Ideology of Choice: The Worldview of Tobacco Industry Issues Management in the 1990s,” in a Public Relations division session at the 2008 annual conference of the International Communication Association (ICA) in Montreal, Quebec, May 22-26.

Muse presents papers at mid-winter AEJMC and PCA/ACA 2007 and other conferences

MM&C student Heather Muse will present “Send Me an Angel: The Politics of Celebrity and Oprah’s Response to Hurricane Katrina,” in the Critical and Cultural Studies division of theAssociation for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC) Mid-Winter conference in Reno, Nevada, February 23-24, 2007. She’ll also present “Blue Collars, White Collars and Red Sox: Class Issues in Newspaper Coverage of the Boston Red Sox,” in the Local Culture of Boston division of the Popular Culture Association and American Culture Association (PCA/ACA) 2007 national conference in Boston, April 4-7. Heather presented “You’re Living in the Past, It’s a New Generation: Music as a Memory Device in Nostalgia Television Shows” to the AEJMC Midwinter Conference in Kennesaw, Georgia February 11-12, 2005 and “‘What’s That I Hear?’: The Use of Popular Music in Teenage Television Drama” to the Popular Communication Division of the International Communication Association (ICA) May 26-30 in New York.

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