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Noh accepts position at Kutztown University, presents paper at PCA/ACA 2008, presents dissertation work, has article and chapter published, presents other conference papers

MM&C alum Sueen Noh has accepted a one-year, full-time position in the Department of Speech Communication and Theatre at Kutztown University for 2008-2009. She presented “‘To Be or Not to Be, That Is the Question’: What Is Happening with Korean Comics (Manhwa) Today?” in the Asian Popular Culture division at the 2008 Popular Culture Association and American Culture Association (PCA/ACA) national conference, March 19 – 22 in San Francisco; the same paper was published in the Fall 2007 issue of the International Journal of Comic Art. Sueen also won a 2008 Michael Schoenecke Travel Grant For Graduate Students, a competitive award that provides $300 for graduate students in accredited programs to attend the PCA/ACA conference (details about the award are here). Sueen was invited to present her dissertation research at the Korea Workshop at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign on September 24, 2007. The title of her presentation is “Negotiating Gender and Culture: What Korean Women Do with Japanese Girls’ Comics?” The Korea Workshop is co-sponsored by the Center for East Asian and Pacific Studies, the Department of Anthropology, the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures, the Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities, and International Programs and Studies at the University of Illinois. Sueen’s article, “Intersecting Gender and Race in Globalization: Beyond the Evolution from Cultural Imperialism to Cultural Hybridity,” appears in the Spring 2007 issue of Global Media Journal; the article is available here. Sueen presented an earlier version at the 6th Annual Global Fusion Conference, in Chicago, Illinois, September 29 – October 1, 2006. She also presented “Science, Technology, and Women Represented in Korean Sci-Fi Girls’ Comics” in the Feminist Scholarship division at the 2005 conference of the International Communication Associationn (ICA), May 26-30 in New York. A paper Sueen presented at the 2004 SCT Graduate Student Research Forum titled, “‘In the Name of Love’: Adolescent Heterosexuality in Korean and Japanese Comics for Girls,” was selected as a Top Student Paper at a panel jointly sponsored by the Japan-U.S. Communication Association (JUCA) and the National Communication Association (NCA) at the NCA conference in Chicago, November 11-14, 2004. Sueen also presented “The Gendered Comic Market in Korea: An Overview of Korean Girls Comics, Soonjung Manhwa,” at the 2004 Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association (PCA/ACA) Joint National Conference, April 7-10, 2004 in San Antonio, Texas and “Science, Technology, & Women Represented in Korean Sci-Fi Girls’ Comics,” at the AEJMC Midwinter conference at Rutgers University, February 27-29, 2004. And Sueen is the author of “Korean Girls’ Comics and Women,” a chapter in the 2003 textbook Gender and Image of Media, edited by E. Han & D. Lee and published by Nanam; Sueen is the only student among the authors of the 14 chapters in the book.

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Oliveira has article and book chapter published
An article by MM&C student Maria de Fatima Oliveira titled “Fighting a Smoky Fire: An Analysis of Philip Morris’ CEO Speeches According to Image Restoration Strategies” has been accepted for a special issue of the European journal Social Responsibility. The theme of the special issue is “Ethics and Morality in the Business Practice.” The article will be published early in 2008. Maria previously presented the paper in the Organizational Communication division at the November 2006 conference of the National Communication Association (NCA) in San Antonio, Texas. A book chapter by Maria titled “Creating a Dream, Changing Reality: A Brazilian Web Site as a Public Relations Tool for Social Change,” appears in the 2007 book New Media & Public Relations, edited by Dr. Sandra C. Duhe.

Oliveira and Murphy present paper at CSCA 2007
MM&C student Maria de Fatima Oliveira and Professor Priscilla Murphy presented “The Leader as the Face of a Crisis: Philip Morris’ CEO’s Speeches during the 1990s” at the 2007 annual Central States Communication Association (CSCA) conference, March 27 – April 1 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The paper was designated a Top Paper in the Public Relations division.

Overlock’s Roma Mainstream Media Internship Programs awarded prestigious 2002 Evens Prize for Intercultural Education
The Roma Mainstream Media Internship Programs at the Centers for Independent Journalism in Hungary, Slovakia, and Romania, developed by MM&C student Janis Overlock, have been awarded the prestigious Evens Foundation Prize for Intercultural Education. The programs prepare talented young Roma for careers in the media through an intensive ten-month period that includes both classroom and on-the-job training. The long-term objective of the Roma Mainstream Media Internship Program is to foster the development of more pluralistic media to better represent the societies in which they operate. The Evens Foundation, based in Antwerp, Belgium, supports persons and groups that contribute to a deeper respect for the cultural and social diversity in Europe by offering a sustainable contribution to European integration and construction. The award ceremony is tentatively set for October at the Council of Europe in Strasbourg, France.

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Papacharissi on editorial board of JOBEM, presents paper at BEA 2003, has articles published and leads student Digital Democracy Project
Professor Zizi Papacharissi has been asked, and has agreed, to serve on the editorial board of the Journal of Broadcasting and Electronic Media. Zizi presented “Understanding Individual Differences and Internet Use” on the panel, “Uses and Gratifications in the Newer Media Environment” at the annual conference of the Broadcast Education Association (BEA) in Las Vegas in April, 2003. Zizi’s article, “The Self Online: The Utility of Personal Home Pages,” appeared in the fall 2002 issue of the Journal of Broadcasting and Electronic Media. A second article, “The Presentation of Self in Virtual Life: Characteristics of Personal Home Pages,” also was published in fall 2002, in Journalism and Mass Communication Quarterly. An earlier article by Zizi has been reissued: “The Virtual Sphere: The Internet as the Public Sphere” appeared in New Media & Society and has been translated into Hungarian (“A virtualis szfera: Az internet mint tarsadalmi nyilvanossag.” Mediakutato) and will also appear in a new book, Information Society. At the National Communication Association (NCA) conference in New Orleans, Louisiana in November 2002 Zizi presented “Reconsidering Internet Time: The Quantity and Quality of Internet Activity” on a Media Forum panel focusing on Measuring Internet Use. And Zizi presented “Real/Virtual Dichotomy: A Meta-analysis of Research on New Media Uses and Consequences” at the annual conference of the International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR) in Barcelona, Spain, July 21- 26, 2002. In the spring 2002 semester, the students in Zizi’s Political Communication course (MMC 647) created The Digital Democracy Project, an attempt to understand and contribute to political uses of the Internet. The web site, which will be updated by students each time the course is offered, provides online resources on global, national, and local political issues.

Papacharissi, Darling-Wolf, Fernback, Mendelson and Stewart present panel at NCA 2004
MM&C Professors Zizi Papacharissi, Fabienne Darling-Wolf, Jan Fernback, Andy Mendelson, and Concetta Stewart, proposed and presented a panel, “Investigating the Reality of Reality TV,” in the Mass Communication division at the annual conference of the National Communication Association (NCA) in Chicago, November 11-14, 2004. The panel included these papers: “The Reality Appeal: Uses and Gratifications of Reality Shows” (Papacharissi), “Global Reality (or, the Reality of Globalization)” (Darling-Wolf), “Narratives of Community in Reality Television: Survivor and the Status Quo” (Fernback), and “Reality vs. Fiction: How Viewer Perceptions of Realness Affect Emotional Responses to Mediated Content” (Mendelson); Concetta Stewart was the panel respondent.

Papacharissi and Fernback have article published in JOBEM, lead study funded by Junior Faculty Grant
An article by Professors Zizi Papacharissi and Jan Fernback, “Online Privacy and Consumer Protection: An analysis of Portal Privacy Statements,” has been accepted for publication in the Journal of Broadcasting and Electronic Media. They originally presented the paper 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. Zizi and Jan are also co-Principal Investigators on a grant to study “Urban Regeneration through Information Technology: A Redevelopment Strategy for North Philadelphia.” The grant is funded by Temple’s Junior Faculty Grant Program, part of the Return of Overhead Research Incentive Grant Program. Matthew Davis, an Assistant Professor in Tyler’s Architecture program is the PI for the project, and Samantha Simpson, also a Tyler Assistant Professor, is a co-PI. The group will “develop a strategy for urban regeneration through the use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) specifically focused on distressed communities in North Philadelphia,” with the goal of receiving significant external funding to carry out ensuing projects.

Papacharissi and Oliveira have article published
An article by Professor Zizi Papacharissi and MM&C student Maria de Fatima Oliveira titled, “Frames on Terrorism: A Comparative Analysis of Terrorism Coverage in UK and US Newspapers,” will be published in the February 2008 issue (volume 13, number 1) of the Harvard International Journal of Press and Politics. The study was presented earlier at the 2007 conference of the International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR) in Paris.

Papacharissi and Zaks present paper at NCA 2002
Professor Zizi Papacharissi and MM&C student Anna Zaks presented, “Why Broadband? An Analysis of Broadband Diffusion and Potential,” at the annual conference of the National Communication Association (NCA) in New Orleans, Louisiana, November 21-24, 2002.

Park and Hwang present paper at IVSA 2004
MM&C alums Sung Bok Park and Ha Sung Hwang presented their paper, “Ideological Effects of Korean Documentary: Toward Social Consensus,” at the 2004 conference of the International Visual Sociology Association (IVSA). The conference was held in San Francisco, August 11-13.

Peterson named Graduate Associate, presents paper at PCA/ACA 2008, has article published
MM&C student Tina Peterson has been named by Temple University’s Center for the Humanities (CHAT) as a Graduate Associate for 2008-2009; she’ll receive a $500 research award and participate in bi-monthly workshops with the other Associates and with CHAT faculty. Details about the CHAT GA program are here. Tina’s paper titled, “You Are What Your Avatar Eats: Food as Accessory in Second Life (and First Life),” was accepted for a panel on Food and Popular Culture at the 2008 National Popular Culture & American Culture Associations (PCA/ACA) conference, March 19-22, 2008 in San Francisco. An article by Tina, “Bringing up Baby (Carrots),” has been accepted for publication by the journal Gastronomica (published by the University of California Press). The article, which will appear sometime in 2008, examines the success of baby carrots as a product of agricultural innovation and shrewd marketing.

Pileggi becomes program director
MM&C alum Mairi Pileggi, a member of the faculty in the Department of Communications at Dominican University of California, has been appointed Director of the Women and Gender Studies Program. She will also be responsible for the Women’s Resource Center at DU, which is connected to the Marin County Women’s Commission.

Pileggi, Stewart, and Tian present paper at ICA/IAMCR conference 2003
MM&C alum Mairi Pileggi, Dean Concetta Stewart, and MM&C student Yan Tian, presented, “The Digital Divide as an Effect of Neo-liberalism,” at the ICA/IAMCR ‘Digital Dynamics: Control, Participation and Exclusion’ Conference held at Loughborough University, UK, November 6-9, 2003.

Poe accepts tenure track position; presents at conferences and workshop, contributes book chapter, teaches at Presidential Classroom, awarded Fellowship, serves on board of NJ Communication Association
MM&C alum Pamela Poe has accepted a full-time, tenure-track teaching position as Assistant Professor of Communication starting this fall at Manhattan College in Riverdale, New York, located in the Bronx. Pam will be teaching in the new Department of Communication in the School of Arts. Pam was invited as a Research Scientist to attend a Scientific Advisory Board meeting at the University of Washington’s Health Promotion Research Center in Seattle, Washington during May 2008. Pam presented research at two sessions of the American Public Health Association (APHA) conference in Washington, DC in November 2007, including a presentation for the “Gerontological Health” section on drug ads and older audiences, and a round table session to discuss her HHS fellowship research on older adults and health information-seeking online, “E-Health for Seniors and Caregivers” (more information is available here). At the 2007 National Communication Association (NCA) conference in Chicago in November, Pam presented “Using Symbolic Interactionism to Understand How Older Women Perceived, Interpreted and Used Prescription Drug Ads,” which was selected as one of the “Top 3 Papers in Communication and Aging” (more information is available here). She was quoted in a July 2007 article in the Columbia (Missouri) Daily Tribune. Pam was invited to contribute a chapter about communicating public health information to a new textbook titled Essentials of Public Health Biology: A Companion Guide for the Study of Pathophysiology; Pam has invited Gary Kreps, Chair of George Mason University’s Department of Communication, to co-author the chapter. The book is part of an eight-part series, The Essential Public Health Series, aimed at introductory undergraduate and graduate students in public health. Pam returned as a volunteer instructor at Presidential Classroom on July 15-21, 2007 in the newly redesigned Communications and Journalism Program for gifted high school students interested in federal policy (more information is here). Pam presented her dissertation work, “‘Health-Media Literacy’ for the Elderly: A Symbolic Interactionist Analysis of How Older Persons Perceive Health Information and Marketing in Prescription Drug Advertisements” at the Alliance for a Media Literate America (AMLA) Research Summit in St. Louis, Missouri on June 23-24, 2007. Pam was awarded a Health Communication Fellowship for 2006-2007, co-sponsored by the federal Department of Health and Human Services and the Association for Prevention Teaching and Research. Two Fellowships are awarded annually, with the possibility of a one-year renewal, and they focus on health communication and health literacy; benefits include salary and funds for travel to conferences. Pam made two presentations at the American Public Health Association (APHA) conference in New Orleans, LA November 5-9, 2005. The presentations, in the Public Health Education and Health Promotion section, were “Agenda Setting and Smallpox Messages: A Comparative Analysis of Risk Communications and Perceptions in Low and High Vaccination States” by Pam and Sheryl Ruzek, S. B. Bass, and Tom Gordon, and “Analysis of State Smallpox Vaccination Rates: Relationship to State Guidelines and Risk Communication Messages” by S. B. Bass, Pam, Tom Gordon, and Sheryl Ruzek. Pam presented two sessions of a health media literacy workshop on May 7, 2005 to teens grades 8-11 at the”Quest to be the Best” Youth Development Leadership Summit which was coordinated by the Center for Schools and Communities, funded by a grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Health, and held in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. The workshop covered both critical media analysis of drug advertisements and media production strategies to create targeted community-based public health PSAs. Pam was a co-author of a poster presentation for the Women’s Health Interdisciplinary Research Symposium at Temple on March 15, 2005. The presentation, “Roles of Women’s Health Advocates in Developing and Disseminating Evidence-Based Decision Aids,” was co-authored with Dr. Sheryl Ruzek and Dr. Sarah Bass of Temple’s College of Health Professions. Pam presented, “Health Media Literacy for the Elderly: A Proposed Antidote to Media Agenda-Setting in Public Health,” at the New Jersey Communication Association (NJCA) conference on April 1, 2005 in Trenton at the New Jersey Statehouse. Pam served a fourth year as Volunteer Instructor at the Presidential Classroom program on June 19-26, 2004 for Science and Technology Week, covering key health and technology issues. The program attracts gifted high school juniors and seniors from all over the world for an intensive one-week experience in Washington, D.C. to study government issues and federal policy-making in depth. Pam presented a media literacy workshop entitled “The Arts and Health Ed: Making the Connection with Media Production” at the Philadelphia Arts in Education Partnership conference, “Technology and the Arts in Education.” The Partnership is a collaborative organization of more than 70 leading non-profit arts resource organizations and institutions in the five-county area of Philadelphia. The conference was held on January 10-11, 2004 at The University of the Arts. Pam also served as a Graduate Student Representative on the Board of the New Jersey Communication Association for 2003-2004.

Pompper named Associate Editor of Comm Theory, has articles published, presents several papers, co-edits book, co-authors book chapters, receives awards
Professor Donnalyn Pompper has been appointed to serve as Associate Editor for the International Communication Association (ICA) journal Communication Theory for a three-year term (2009-2011). An article by Donnalyn titled “Advertising in the Age of TiVo: Targeting Teens and Young Adults with Film, Television Product Placements,” has been published in The Atlantic Journal of Communication (volume 16, number 1); her co-author, Yih-Farn Choo, was Donnalyn’s graduate student at Florida State University. Another article, “Corporation Bashing in Documentary Film: A Case Study of News Coverage & Organizational Response,” has been published in Public Relations Review (volume 33, number 4). The second author, Layla Higgins, is another former graduate student of Donnalyn’s at Florida State University; she now works in NASA’s PR department. The paper was also presented at the 2007 National Communication Association (NCA) conference in Chicago. Another article, The Gender-Ethnicity Construct in Public Relations Organizations: Using Feminist Standpoint Theory to Discover Latinas’ Realities,” has been published in the Howard Journal of Communications (volume 18, number 4). Donnalyn won the Caroline Dow Faculty Research Prize for Top Faculty Paper in the Magazine division at the 2007 conference of the Association for Education in Journalism & Mass Communication (AEJMC) in August in Washington, D.C. The paper’s co-authors are Jorge Soto (a Flordia State U graduate student) and Lauren Piel (an FSU undergraduate student). The paper, “Male Body Image and Magazine Standards: Considering Dimensions of Age and Ethnicity,” also has been accepted for publication in Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly. Donnalyn was recently nominated by the Public Relations division of the International Communication Association for ICA’s Young Scholar Award. The award “honors a scholar no more than seven years past receipt of the Ph.D. … for a body of work that has contributed to knowledge of the field of communication and shows promise for continued development” (more details here). Donnalyn’s recent publications include “Linking Ethnic Diversity & Two-Way Symmetry: Modeling Female African-American Practitioners’ Roles” in Journal of Public Relations Research (volume 16, number 3) and “At the 20th Century’s Close: Framing the Public Policy Issue of Environmental Risk” in Environmental Communication Yearbook (volume 1). She won two top faculty paper distinctions for papers presented at the annual conference of the Association for Education in Journalism & Mass Communication (AEJMC) in August 2004 in Toronto, Canada: “Female African-American Practitioners’ Perceptions of College Public Relations Curricula” and “Cross-Cultural-Generational Perceptions of Ideal Body Image: Hispanic Women & Magazine Standards,” co-written with Jesica Koenig, a master’s student in public administration; the paper appears in Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly (volume 81, number 1) and is available (free) online here. And Donnalyn presented an invited paper, “Polling as News Value,” and a refereed poster, “Writing in the Public Relations Curriculum: Practitioner Perceptions Versus Pedagogy” co-written with Marie Hardin of Penn State U., at the AEJMC conference. She also won a Great Ideas for Teachers (GIFT) Award, sponsored by AEJMC, for “‘One-Page Wonders’ Save the Day: How to Get Students to Read for Class.” Donnalyn presented a refereed paper, “‘New News’ in a Global Age: Evolution of Journalistic Conventions & Routines,” at the International Conference on New Directions in the Humanities, July 2004 at Monash University Centre, Prato, Tuscany, Italy. She presented two refereed papers at the annual conference of the International Communication Association (ICA), in May 2004 in New Orleans: “‘Difference’ in Public Relations Research: A Case for Introducing Critical Race Theory” and “The Gender-Ethnicity Construct in Public Relations Organizations: Using Feminist Standpoint Theory to Discover Latina Practitioners’ Realities.” With FSU colleague Jay Rayburn and masters student Mary Lee Walker, she won a Top Three Paper Award in the Communication Sciences Division of the Educators Academy, Public Relations Society of America for the paper, “Relationships Between Gender & Behavioral Roles of Fund Raising Practitioners,” at the annual Miami conference in January 2004. “Reconciling Multiple Roles: Toward a Model of the African-American Public Relations Practitioner” was the Top Faculty Paper in the Public Relations division at the August 2002 conference of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC) in Miami, Florida, and appears in the Journal of Public Relations Research. Another paper, “Stormy Weather: Testing ‘Stealing Thunder’ as a Crisis Communication Strategy to Improve Communication Flow between Organizations & Journalists,” by Laura Arpan and Donnalyn, was awarded a Top Faculty Paper designation, this one in the Public Relations Division of the International Communication Association (ICA) for its May 23-27, 2003 conference in San Diego; this paper has been accepted for publication by Public Relations Review. A book that Donnalyn co-edited (with Andy Opel), Representing Resistance: Media, Civil Disobedience & the Global Justice Movement is being published by Greenwood Publishing Company – and has received this high praise from Robert W. McChesney: “Andy Opel’s and Donnalyn Pompper’s Representing Resistance is one of the most important collections on globalization, culture and politics that has ever been published”). And two book chapters Donnalyn has authored are in press: “Blurring of Place & Space: Representations of Patriotism in an ‘All-America City’” will appear in Communication and Terrorism from Hampton Press, and “On The West Wing: White House Narratives That Journalism Cannot Tell” will appear in West Wing Anthology from Syracuse University Press. And in her free time (!), Donnalyn recently passed the APR (Accredited Public Relations) exam. A book chapter by Donnalyn, appeared in the 2002 book Enviropop: Studies in Rhetoric and Popular Culture from Greenwood Publishing Company; the title is “From Loch Ness Monsters to Global Warming: Framing Environmental Risk in a Supermarket Tabloid.”

Pompper and Feeney have article published in Journal of Magazine and New Media Research 2002
An article by MM&C alum Donnalyn Pompper and MM&C student Brian Feeney titled, “Traditional Narratives Resurrected: The Gulf War on Life Magazine Covers,” appears in the Summer 2002 issue of the Journal of Magazine and New Media Research. This special issue focuses on magazine cover research and is available online here.

Popp accepts tenure track position, has articles published, presents papers at ICA, AEJMC and more
MM&C student Rick Popp has accepted a tenure-track assistant professor position, beginning in Fall 2008, at the Manship School of Mass Communication at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, LA. Two articles by Rick have been accepted for publication. “History in Discursive Limbo: Ritual and Conspiratorial Narratives on the History Channel” will appear in the scholarly journal Popular Communication and “Mass Media and the Linguistic Marketplace: Media, Language, and Distinction” will appear in the Journal of Communication Inquiry. Rick presented “Incessant Replay: Advertising Messages, Highlights, and Sports News” to the Popular Communication division at the 2006 conference of the International Communication Association (ICA), June 19-23 in Dresden, Germany. Rick presented “Mass Media and the Linguistic Marketplace: Media, Ways of Speaking, and Distinction” to the AEJMC Midwinter Conference in Kennesaw, Georgia, February 11-12, 2005; “Gentlemen, Start Your Ideologies: NASCAR Telecasts and New Right Ideology” to the Popular Communication division of the International Communication Association (ICA) during its 2004 conference May 26-30 in New York; and “Anticipating Armageddon: Dispensational Media, Social Construction, and Ritual,” at the 2004 Conference of the New Jersey Communication Association at Rutgers University on Saturday, March 27, 2004.

Popp and Mendelson present paper at AEJMC 2007
MM&C student Rick Popp and Professor Andy Mendelson will present their paper, “‘X’-ing Out Enemies: Time Magazine, Visual Rhetoric, and the War in Iraq,” to the Visual Communication division at the 2007 conference of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC) in Washington, D.C. August 7-12. The paper won the 2nd Place award for faculty papers in the division.

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Radosh presents papers at 2004 BEA and AEJMC Midwinter conferences
MM&C alum Jodi Linder Radosh, Assistant Professor at Alvernia College in Reading, Pennsylvania, presented “Defining Sensationalism” at the Broadcast Education Association (BEA) conference, April 16-18, 2004, in Las Vegas, Nevada. The paper, co-authored with Matthew Lombard, was named as a winner of the news division’s paper competition. Jodi also presented the paper at the AEJMC Midwinter conference at Rutgers University, February 27-29, 2004.

Rakus accepts tenure track position
MM&C student Margaret Rakus has accepted a full-time, tenure track position as Assistant Professor of Ccommunications at Albright College in Reading, Pennsylvania.

Ray presents papers at AEJMC 2008, PCA/ACA 2008 and 2007, ICA 2007
MM&C student Mary Beth Ray will present her paper, “The Digitization of Consumption: A Case Study of Lily Allen,” in the Entertainment Studies Interest Group at the 2008 conference of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC) in Chicago, August 6-9. She presented “‘From all the Junks the One I Need More is Music’: iPods in Everyday Life,” in the Music division at the 2008 conference of the National Popular Culture & American Culture Associations (PCA/ACA), March 19-22, 2008 in San Francisco. She also won a 2008 Michael Schoenecke Travel Grant For Graduate Students, a competitive award that provides $300 for graduate students in accredited programs to attend the conference. Mary Beth presented “Needs, Motives, and Behaviors in Computer-Mediated Communication: An Inductive Exploration of Social Networking Websites” at the 57th Annual Conference of the International Communication Association (ICA) in San Francisco, May 24-28, 2007. And she presented “National or Local Politics: An Inductive look at Dischord Records and the DC Punk Community,” at the Popular Culture Association and American Culture Association (PCA/ACA) 2007 national conference in Boston, April 4-7.

Retano named Instructor of the Quarter, presents paper at 2004 AEJMC Midwinter conference
MM&C student Melissa Garrison Retano has been named Instructor of the Quarter for Spring 2005 at Katharine Gibbs School in Norristown, Pennsylvania, where she teaches Verbal Communications and Basic College Writing in the General Education Department. It’s a school-wide award decided on by the President, the Vice President, and department chairs. The award includes a free dinner and her own parking space for the next quarter. Melissa presented “Celebrating Consumption: Encouraging Material Spending in Us Weekly” at the AEJMC Midwinter conference at Rutgers University, February 27-29, 2004.
Robinson has articles published, wins ICA award, accepts position, presents papers at 2005 AEJMC and 2004 AEJMC Midwinter conferences
An article by MM&C student Sue Robinson titled, “‘Someone’s Gotta Be in Control Here:’ The Institutionalization of Online News and the Creation of a Shared Journalistic Authority,” has been accepted for publication in Journalism Studies, a new international journal published by Routledge. Sue received the 2006 Graduate Student Teaching Award from the Instructional and Developmental Division of the International Communication Association (ICA). She receives an award certificate, and her name will be added to the Division’s permanent list of outstanding graduate student teachers. Sue has accepted a tenure-track job as an assistant professor in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, to begin in January 2007. Sue’s paper “Gateway or Gatekeeper: The Institutionalization of Online News in Creating an Altered Technological Authority? (which won the second-place paper award in our Graduate Research Forum) has been accepted by and has won the Top Paper award from the 7th International Symposium on Online Journalism, to be held April 2006 in Austin, Texas. An article by Sue titled “Vietnam and Iraq: Memory vs History during the 2004 Presidential Campaign Coverage” has been accepted for publication in the international scholarly journal Journalism Studies. A paper by Sue titled, “Vietnam and Iraq: Memory versus History during the 2004 Presidential Campaign Coverage,” was ranked 2nd in the Guido H. Stempel III Research Paper Competition of the Graduate Education Interest Group of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC) for the 2005 national conference August 10-13 in San Antonio, Texas. It is one of two papers she presented at the conference; the other is “Experiencing Journalism: A New Model in Online Newspapers,” which she presented to the Communication Technology and Policy division. Sue also presented “Bringing an Old Model into the 21st Century: The Uses and Dependency Model and the Internet” at the AEJMC Midwinter conference at Rutgers University, February 27-29, 2004.

Ruggierri has papers published and presents at many venues
An article by MM&C student Dominique Ruggieri titled “Situation Comedies Imitate Life: Jewish and Italian-American Women on Prime Time,” has been accepted for publication in the Journal of Popular Culture. Dominique was a co-author of four papers presented in November 2006 at the American Public Health Association (APHA) conference in Boston: “Public Health Workers and First Responders as Social Marketers: Understanding Attitudes and Levels of Self-efficacy to Improve Communication During Emergency Events,” with Bauerle Bass, Seals, and Leebron; “Communicating in a Crisis: Building Skills for Message Delivery,” with Seals, Bauerle Bass, Segal, and Cunningham; “Anybody There? Development and Testing of 1-800 Number Call Scripts,” with Seals, Bauerle Bass, and Cunningham; and “First Responders and Media Readiness in the Event of Terrorism: Results of a Self-efficacy Study,” with Bauerle Bass, Seals, and Leebron. In April 2006 Dominique presented “The Picture of AIDS in America: A Historical Overview,” at the Eastern Communication Association (ECA) conference in Philadelphia. She travelled to Sweden in March for two presentations at the Media Management and Transformation Centre Seminar on Entrepreneurship and Media at the Jonkoping International Business School: “Emerging Technologies Influence on New Venture Growth in Media Businesses: A Case Study of Banyan Productions,” with Betsy Leebron, and “Gender Differences in Local Media: Coverage of Male and Female Sources and Business Leaders in Philadelphia Area Newspapers,” with Zizi Papacharissi and Betsy Leebron. At the April 2005 Broadcast Education Association (BEA) conference in Las Vegas, Dominique and co-author Betsy Leebron presented “Prime Time TV’s Mirror: Reflections of Ethnic Characters.” Dominique has also made several recent professional presentations, including “Don’t Stress! Healthy Eating Can Help You Operate at Peak Performance and Manage Stress Effectively” at the Temple University Stress Workshop in July as sole presenter, and several others with second presenter Jay Segal in the School of Public Health at Temple: “How Doctors Can Improve Patient Care Through a Public Health and Communication Perspective of Obesity Prevention,” at the Temple University School of Medicine in January; “A Public Health Perspective and Agenda for Obesity Research and Communication,” at the Temple University College of Health Professionals Interdisciplinary Lecture Series in November 2005; “Teaching Children to Lead Healthier Lives: Getting Involved to Help Fight Pediatric Obesity, A Program to Teach Senior Citizens How to Mentor Young Girls with Weight Problems,” at the Full Circle Theater & The Center for International Learning in Philadelphia in October 2005; and “What the Philadelphia Police Need to Know to Operate at Peak Performance: How Healthy Eating Can Make a Difference, A Curriculum Component for the Philadelphia Police Major Incident Response Team (MIRT) Training, at the Philadelphia Police Department, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in October 2005.

Ryan presents paper at ICA 2007 and PCA/ACA 2007
MM&C student Kelly Ryan will present her paper, “Bump Watch 2006: The Representation of Pregnancy in American Celebrity Magazines,” at the 57th Annual Conference of the International Communication Association (ICA) in San Francisco, May 24-28, 2007. She’ll also present “The World According to Jack Bauer: Surveillance and Power in 24″ in the Film, Television and Radio Culture Division at the 2007 Popular Culture Association and American Culture Association (PCA/ACA) national conference in Boston April 4-7.

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Scala presents paper at PCA/ACA 2004
MM&C student Megan Scala presented a paper co-authored with Sondra Cappuccio titled, “The intersection of Italianness and Mafia identity in The Sopranos,” in the Television area of the PCA/ACA. The conference was held April 7-10, 2004 in San Antonio, Texas.

Scheiner presents paper at AEJMC 2008, wins travel grant and presents paper at PCA/ACA 2008, and presents papers at AEJMC and PCA/ACA 2007, Global Fusion 2006
MM&C student Amanda Scheiner will present her paper, “Singing Celebrities: American Idol Winner Narratives,” in the Entertainment Studies Interest Group at the 2008 conference of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC) in Chicago, August 6-9. She presented “American Idol: Stereotypes and Collective Identities” at the 2008 National Popular Culture & American Culture Associations (PCA/ACA) conference, March 19-22, 2008 in San Francisco. Amanda won a 2008 Michael Schoenecke Travel Grant For Graduate Students, a competitive award that provides $300 for graduate students in accredited programs to attend the PCA/ACA conference (details about the award are here.). Amanda presented Katie Couric: Liberal and Radical Feminist Perspectives of Press Coverage Themes” at the 2007 annual conference of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC) August 9-12 in Washington, D.C. Amanda presented “The Television Set in 1953: A Material Culture Approach” in the Material Culture division at the 2007 Popular Culture Association and American Culture Association (PCA/ACA) national conference in Boston, April 4-7. She also presented “Globalization Ideology within The New York Times: 1990 and 2000″ at the 2006 Global Fusion Conference in Chicago September 29 – October 1.

Selverian presents paper at ICA 2003
MM&C alum Melissa Selverian presented her paper, “Presence, the Ultimate ‘Teacher’: Examining the Power of Spatial and Social Illusions to Enhance Learning in the VLE” at the International Communication Association (ICA) conference, May 23-27, 2003, in San Diego, California.

Shaffer presents papers at ICA 2008, participates in NCA Honors Seminar, presents work at AEJMC 2007, has article published
MM&C student Gwen Shaffer will present two papers at the 2008 conference of the International Communication Association (ICA) in Montreal May 22-26. She’ll present “Code Blue: A Proposed Code of Conduct for Bloggers in the Context of Media Self-regulation” during a panel sponsored by the Communication and Technology division and “Peer Pressure: An Examination of How Start-up Companies are Capitalizing on the Grassroots Peer-to-Peer Networking Movement” during a pre-conference workshop titled, “The Global and Globalizing Dimensions of Mobile Communication: Developing or Developed?” (Temple University is co-sponsoring the workshop along with the University of Michigan and Telenor). Gwen was selected as a fellow for the National Communication Association (NCA) Doctoral Honors Seminar, held July 6-8, 2007 at the University of Colorado-Boulder. The seminars bring together leading faculty and doctoral students to explore current topics and trends in communication. Gwen presented her paper, “Broadening the Debate: An Analysis of Emerging Models for a National Broadband Network,” at the annual conference of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC) August 9-12, 2007 in Washington, D.C. During the conference she also participated on a panel sponsored by the Community Journalism Interest Group. Gwen’s article, titled “Frame-up: An Analysis of Arguments For and Against Municipal Wireless Initiatives,” was published in the January 2007 issue of the journal Public Works Management and Policy.

Shiau co-edits journal issue
MM&C alum Hong-Chi Shiau, now at Shih-Hsin University in Taiwan, is co-editor of an upcoming special issue of the International Journal of Chinese Culture and Management (IJCCM) The issue will be on the Chinese Recording Industry and Music Culture and examine the instituional processes surrounding Chinese popular music in the global age; the call for papers and additional details are available here.

Simone has article published, presents several conference papers and receives 2004 ICA Graduate Student Teaching award

MM&C alum Maria Simone’s article, “CODE PINK Alert: Mediated Citizenship in the Public Sphere,” has been published in the journal Social Semiotics (16(2), pp. 345-364) and will also be published in 2007 by Routledge as a chapter in an anthology titled “Mediated Citizenship.” Maria will present “Inherited Tensions: The Semantic Struggle for the Public Interest in Media Policy” at the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC) conference in San Francisco August 2-5, 2006; it was named second place faculty paper in the Law division. And in November she’ll present “Give Me Liberty and Give Me Surveillance: A Case Study of the U.S. Government’s Discourse of Surveillance” at the National Communication Association (NCA) conference in San Antonio, Texas, November 16-19. Maria presented two papers at the 2005 conference of the International Communication Association (ICA), May 26-30 in New York. She’ll present “Processes, Principles and Policies: The Public Interest Standard in U.S. Media Regulation” in the Communication Law and Policy division, and “Speaking of Discipline: A Framework for Analyzing the Discourse of State Surveillance” in the Philosophy division. Maria presented a paper in the Mass Communication division at the Eastern Communication Association (ECA) conference, April 27 – May 1, 2005 in Pittsburgh. The paper is titled, “U.S. Media’s ‘Neoliberalization’ of Social Policy: The Case of Poverty and Welfare.” Maria received the 2004 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 and Developmental Division business meeting at the annual ICA convention in New Orleans, she received an award certificate, and her name was added to the Division’s permanent list of outstanding graduate student teachers. And Maria presented her paper, “Envy of the Perfect Body: Consumption of Image Through Fitness Infomercials,” in the Advertising area of the PCA/ACA. The conference was held April 7-10, 2004 in San Antonio, Texas.

Simone and Fernback have article published
An article by MM&C alum Maria Simone and Professor Jan Fernback titled, “Invisible Hands or Public Spheres? Theoretical Foundations for U.S. Broadcast Policy,” has been published in the Winter 2006 issue of Communication Law & Policy.

Simone, Fernback and Mendelson present paper at AEJMC Midwinter conference 2004
MM&C alum Maria Simone, Professor Jan Fernback, and Professor Andy Mendelson presented their paper, “Preparing a Face: An Exploration of Identity Presentation in Online and Offline Contexts,” at the AEJMC Midwinter conference at Rutgers University, February 27-29, 2004.

Snyder-Duch earns tenure and promotion
In early 2008 MM&C alum Jennifer Snyder-Duch earned tenure and promotion to Associate Professor of Communication Studies at Carlow University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She accepted the tenure track assistant professor position beginning in the fall of 2002.

Snyder-Duch and others present panel at NCA 2005
MM&C alum Jennifer Snyder-Duch, then Assistant Professor of Communication Studies at Carlow University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania organized a panel in the Peace and Conflict division for presentation at the 2005 annual conference of the National Communication Association (NCA) in Boston November 17-20. Temple/SCT faculty members Karen Turner and Tom Eveslage were among those on the panel, which was titled, “Conflict and Diversity: Advancing from ‘Dis-ease’ to Social Wellness through Public Dialogue”; the participants and paper titles were:J. Kevin Barge, Ph.D., University of Georgia, Dialogue and the Construction of Healthy Communities.Karen Turner, J.D., Temple University, Stepping Outside of Our Comfort Zone: Creating a Safe Environment to Talk about Race and Class.Michael Balmert, Ph.D., Chrys Gabrich, Ph.D., and Jennifer Snyder-Duch, Ph.D., Carlow University, The Racial Divide: Encouraging Deeper Understanding through Inclusive Dialogue.Tom Eveslage, Ph.D., Temple University, Encouraging Student Media to Value and Reflect Diversity.Nancy Hoar, Ed.D., Western New England College, A Diverse Approach to Promoting Diversity.Susan Holton, Ph.D., Bridgewater State College, Making the Campus Culture Healthier for All.

Stewart leads panel sessions at ICA 2003
Dean Concetta Stewart’s panel session, “Seen but Not Heard: Usage Patterns & Implications of Short Text Messaging,” was presented in the Communication and Technology division at the International Communication Association (ICA) conference in San Diego, California, May 23-27, 2003. A theme panel she proposed with Leah Lievrouw (UCLA), titled, “The Borderlands of the Digital Divide: Reassessing the Concept,” was also presented at the ICA conference.

Stewart and Gil-Egui present paper at A.o.I.R. 2003
Dean Concetta Stewart and MM&C student Gisela Gil-Egui presented their paper, “Applying the Public Trust Doctrine to the Governance of Content-related Internet Resources,” at the A.o.I.R. Internet Research v4 Conference, ‘Broadening the Band,’ in Toronto in October 16-19, 2003.

Stewart, Gil-Egui, and Pileggi have two 2004 articles published
An article by Dean Concetta Stewart, MM&C student Gisela Gil-Egui and MM&C alum Mairi Pileggi titled, “Applying the Public Trust Doctrine to the Governance of Content-Related Internet Resources,” has been published in Gazette, the International Journal for Communication Studies (the article appears in volume 66, number 6 in December). Another article by the same three authors, “The City Park as a Public Good Reference for Internet Policy Making,” appears in the August 2004 issue of Information, Communication and Society.

Stewart and Pileggi have book chapter published
A chapter by Dean Concetta Stewart and MM&C alum Mairi Pileggi titled “Conceptualizing Community: Implications for Policymaking in the Cyberage” appears in the 2007 book, Community Media: International Perspectives, edited by Linda K. Fuller and published by Palgrave Macmillan.

Stewart, Schifter and Selverian edit journal issue
Dean Concetta Stewart, Catherine Schifter (College of Education) and MM&C alum Melissa Selverian have served as guest editors of a special issue (volume 16, numbers 1 & 2) of the Electronic Journal of Communication. The issue, titled “New Media in Education,” is available here.

Stiles presents paper at PCA/ACA 2008
MM&C student Siobahn Stiles will present her paper titled “Using her Body Heat to Kill Bill: The Femme Fatale of Neo-noir,” in a Film Area session at the 2008 joint conference of the Popular Culture Association and the American Culture Association (PCA/ACA). The meeting will take place in San Francisco, March 19-22, 2008.

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Tian accepts tenure track position, presents paper at ICA 2003
MM&C alum Yan Tian has accepted a tenure track Assistant Professor position in the Department of Communication at the University of Missouri-St. Louis. Yan presented “The Effects of Internet Use on Social Trust” in the Communication and Technology Division of the International Communication Association (ICA) at its annual conference in San Diego, California, May 23-27, 2003.

Tian and Stewart publish article and encyclopedia entry, present papers at NCA 2005, 2004
An article by MM&C alum Yan Tian, Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication at the University of Missouri-St. Louis, and Dean Concetta Stewart has been published in the October 2005 special issue of the Asian Journal of Communication. The special issue is “Media, Crisis, and SARS” and their article is titled, “Framing the SARS Crisis: A Computer-Assisted Text Analysis of CNN and BBC Online News Reports of SARS”; they previously presented it in the International and Intercultural Communication Division at the 2004 NCA conference in Chicago, November 11-14. Another article by Yan and Concetta has been accepted for publication in the Encyclopedia of E-Commerce, E-Government and Mobile Commerce (formerly the Encyclopedia of E-Technologies and Applications); the article is titled, “History of E-commerce.” Yan and Concetta also presented “Power Distance on Corporate Web Sites: A Comparison of U.S. and Chinese Corporate Web Sites” at the National Communication Association (NCA) conference November 17-20, 2005, in Boston, Massachusetts.

Timmins appointed state coordinator for RTNDA and receives media awards, nominated for regional Emmy
MM&C student Lydia Reeves Timmins has been named State Coordinator for Pennsylvania for the Radio-Television News Directors Association (RTNDA). State coordinators monitor important Freedom Of Information news and assist regional directors and the association in numerous activities, including production of regional conferences and RTNDA@NAB sessions. Lydia received two media awards in 2003. She was honored on Friday June 13 with the 2003 Media Award from the Pennsylvania Arc, and on June 19 with the 2003 Media Award from the Montgomery County Arc. The Arc of the United States is “the national organization of and for people with mental retardation and related developmental disabilities and their families.” Lydia and the program 10! which she produced at WCAU NBC 10 were honored for their outstanding leadership and dedication on behalf of people with mental retardation. Lydia received a nomination for a 2002 Mid Atlantic Region Emmy award by the Philadelphia Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. She was nominated in the Magazine Format Broadcast category for her work on 10!

Timmins and Lombard have article published, present paper at PRESENCE 2003
An article by MM&C student Lydia Reeves Timmins and Professor Matthew Lombard has been published in the journal Presence: Teleoperators and Virtual Environments. “When ‘Real’ Seems Mediated: Inverse Presence” was originally presented at PRESENCE 2003, the 6th Annual International Workshop on Presence, at Aalborg University in Denmark, October 8.

Tunc earns tenure and promotion, appointed Vice Dean, presents paper at 2004 Hawaii International Conference on Arts and Humanities, contributes to book and has articles published, and presents paper at Politics, Culture and Society 2002 conference
MM&C alum Asli Tunc has earned tenure and promotion to the rank of associate professor in the Department of Media and Communication Systems at Istanbul Bilgi University in Turkey. The tenure process lasts 1 year in Turkey, beginning with an evaluation of the candidate’s publications and ending with an oral examination by a 5-member jury appointed by the National Board of Higher Education, which Asli passed on October 9, 2006. Asli was previously appointed to the post of Vice Dean of the School of Communications, one of the most prestigious communication schools in the region. Asli presented “A Pre-Analysis and Prediction Modeling Approach: Cover Page News Photographs on Turkish Dailies in the Pre-Election Period 2002″ at the 2004 Hawaii International Conference on Arts and Humanities, January 8-11, 2004. She is also a contributing author for the book New Media In South East Europe, part of a larger project titled, “The Media in South East Europe.” Asli is writing a section on the Internet in Turkey. Click here to check out the project, the content of the book and the participants (click on “The Media in Southeast Europe” and then “Opening Stage (2002)”). Asli presented her paper, “Internet Regulation A La Turque: Historical and Contemporary Problem Analyses of the Internet Environment in Turkey,” at the 1st Global Conference: Transformations in Politics, Culture and Society held in Brussels, Belgium, December 6-8, 2002. Asli’s article, “A Genre À la Turque: Redefining Games Shows and the Turkish Version of Wheel Of Fortune,” appears in the September 2002 issue (Volume 25, Issue 3-4) of the Journal of American Culture.

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Vilceanu take new position at Temple, presents papers at NCA, POD, and IAMCR
MM&C alum Olga Vilceanu has assumed the position of Director of International Programs and Career Services at Temple University (in the Dean’s Office of the College of Science and Technology). Her primary areas of responsibility include building and running the Dual Bachelor’s Master’s Degree Program, which offers the opportunity for early admission in graduate school to (primarily) international students; and enriching career opportunities and career preparedness for graduate and undergraduate students in the College of Science and Technology. For the previous six years, Olga focused on building the services and infrastructure of the Teaching and Learning Center (TLC) at Temple University, which offers vaulable support and resources for faculty and teaching assistants. Olga had three papers and panels accepted at conferences for fall 2006: At the National Communication Association (NCA) conference in San Antonio November 16-19, she will present “Making Sense of Student Assignments: Strategies for Designing Course Assignments that Help Students Connect Classroom and Professional Experiences.” Also at NCA, Olga will chair a panel titled “Active Learning for Results-Oriented Faculty: Designing, Implementing and Evaluating Communication Strategies that Help Students Connect Classroom and Professional Experiences.” And at the 31st annual conference of the Professional and Organizational Development Network in Higher Education (POD) in Portland, Oregon, October 25-29, Olga will present a paper co-authored with Angela R. Linse, Director of TLC, titled “Designated Volunteers: Leveraging Faculty Push-Back to Improve Teaching and Learning.” Olga presented “Old vs. New: The Case of Genetically Modified Foods in US and French Newspapers (1998-2002)” in the International and Intercultural Communication Division at the 2004 conference of the NCA, which was held in Chicago, November 11-14. Olga presented her paper, “Framing the future: Attitudes Towards the Millennium in Six Eastern European Presidential Addresses,” 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.

Vilceanu, Liu and Gil-Egui present panel at NCA 2007
A panel proposal by MM&C alums Olga Vilceanu, Dandan Liu, and Gisela Gil-Egui has been accepted for presentation at the 2007 National Communication Association (NCA) conference, November 15-18 in Chicago. The panel is titled, “Beyond the ‘US vs. THEM’: Using Reflective Strategies to Improve Teaching and Learning in Diverse Classrooms.” The panel presentations are “Was it Something I Said? A Case Study of Using Reflective Practices to Induce Change in Faculty-Student Interaction in Diverse Classrooms” by Olga Vilceanu (Temple University, Teaching and Learning Center), “Reflecting about the Big World in a Small Classroom: A Study of Interpersonal and Intercultural Strategies that Improved Student-Teacher Interaction” by Dandan Liu (University of North Carolina at Pembroke), “The Accent of Perception: Reflecting on Characterizations of Foreign Faculty in Unofficial Teaching Evaluation Web Sites” by Gisela Gil-Egui (Fairfield University) and “Foreign Accents and Foreign Teaching Practices: Critical Reflections of Indian ITAs Teaching Undergraduate Engineering Courses” by Shubhada Menon (Ph.D. student, Temple University).

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Woodard presents papers at PCA/ACA conferences
MM&C student Richard Woodard’s paper, “Arnold Schwarzenegger as Competitive Bodybuilder and Leading Male Movie Action Adventure Star of the Late 1980′s: Male Earning Power and Fame Bring the Underground Sport Into the Mainstream,” was accepted for presentation at the Mid-Atlantic Popular/American Culture Associations meeting held November 4-6, 2005 in New Brunswick, NJ. Richard presented “The Evolution of Gender in Workplace Situation Comedies From the Golden Age of Television to Today” at the 2005 national conference of the Popular Culture Association and American Culture Association (PCA/ACA), March 23-26 in San Diego, California. Richard presented his paper, “The Decline of the American Television Daytime Soap Opera,” at the February 2002 conference of the Southwest/Texas Popular Culture-American Popular Culture Association in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

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Yoon has book chapter published, presents at ICA, ECA and BEA 2008, has article published, presents at Global Fusion 2006
A book chapter by MM&C student Jiwon Yoon titled “The Development of Media Literacy in Russia: Efforts from the Inside and Outside of the Country” will appear in the book Information and Media Literacy: Criticism, Histories and Policies, to be published by Informing Science Press in 2008. Jiwon will present a paper, Video Production as a Bridge between the University and the Community: Going beyond a Client-Based Model,” in the Instructional & Developmental Communication division at the 2008 conference of the International Communication Association (ICA), in Montreal, May 22-26. Another paper, “Public Discourse on TV News for Deliberative Democracy,” was accepted for presentation in the Political Communication Interest Group at the 2008 conference of the Eastern Communication Association (ECA) in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, May 1-4. “Why Individuals Predisposed to Suicide Gather in Online Suicide Communities in South Korea,” not only was accepted for presentation at 2008′s annual conference of the Broadcast Education Association (BEA) in Las Vegas April 16-19, but received a first place prize. And Jiwon’s article, “South Korean Scholars Studying North Korean Movies,” has been published in the Fall/Winter 2007 issue (volume 18, number 2) of Asian Cinema. Jiwon presented “The Transnational Reach of Korean Popular Culture in Asia: Influences of the Korean Wave on Understanding of Korea and Pan-Asian Identity,” at the 6th Annual Global Fusion conference in Chicago, Illinois, September 29 – October 1, 2006.

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Zaks presents paper at IAMCR 2002
A paper by MM&C student Anna Zaks titled, “Internet as Mass Media Institution,” was presented in the Communication Technology Policy Section at the annual conference of the International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR) in Barcelona, Spain, July 21-26, 2002.

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