PUBLISHED FOR THE Ph.D. STUDENTS, FACULTY, STAFF AND FRIENDS
OF THE MASS MEDIA AND COMMUNICATION PROGRAM
IN THE SCHOOL OF COMMUNICATIONS AND THEATER
AT TEMPLE UNIVERSITY
Volume V, Number 1
Co-Editors: Woong Ki Park, Linda Greenwood
Editorial Staff: Hyunju Choi, Dehlia Jenkins, Asli Tunc
Faculty Advisor: Concetta Stewart
The staff would like to thank everyone who contributed to this newsletter.
We could not have done it without you.
A hearty welcome to all new doctoral students, faculty and friends of MM&C. And to those already familiar with the MM&C Newsletter, welcome to another exciting year. For many, this newsletter is the key to keeping abreast of everything from research opportunities, to submission deadlines, to just catching up on what fellow students and colleagues are up to.
We welcome any comments or suggestions for future editions. Send an e-mail message to Professor Concetta Stewart at CSTEWART@ASTRO.OCIS.TEMPLE. EDU or to Professor Matthew Lombard at. LOMBARD@VM.TEMPLE.EDU. Please don’t forget to keep us informed of your research interests and academic pursuits. Here’s to a successful year for all!
Hyunju Choi has just started her Ph.D. program. She graduated from Kyungpook National University in South Korea with a B.A. in Mass Communication (1989) and a M.A. in Mass Communication (1991). She received her M.A. from Temple University this past summer. Choi wants to study the history and theory of documentary film with Dr. Paul Swann.
Linda Greenwood has recently completed a Master?s program in Rhetoric and Communication at Temple University and is currently working toward her Ph.D. in MM&C. She received a B.A. in English from Rutgers University and then worked as a reporter for a Gannett publication. Linda?s research interests are in the area of political communication and cognitive responses to multi-media.
Dehlia Jenkins has just arrived at Temple University. A first year student in the MM&C department, she is here to pursue her Master?s degree with a concentration in Radio and Television. She graduated from Morgan State University in 1996 with a B.S. in Telecommunications (Radio and TV concentration). She had also worked as a field reporter in Baltimore at the Mayor?s Office of Cable Communications and enjoys acting and singing in her spare time. She looks forward to her time at Temple and after graduation hopes to either pursue her Ph.D. or work in television production.
Woong Ki Park received a B.A. in Communication from University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (1991), and a M.A. in Advertising and Public Relations from Sogang University, Korea (1994). He has worked both in advertising and public relations. His research interests include psychological processing of media and effects of computer-mediated communication such as video games and virtual reality.
Asli Tunc just started her Ph.D. program. She graduated from Istanbul University/ Communications Science Department with a B.A. in Radio and TV (1991). She received her M.A. from Anadolu University in Cinema and TV (1994). She worked as a copy writer in an advertising agency until she was accepted to the MM&C program at Temple University.
MM&C PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES
If you have recently or will soon present a paper, conduct a study, have something published, work as a media practitioner, etc., please complete the attached form and send it to us (or drop us a note or e-mail message) so that we can include the information in the next edition of the newsletter.
Thomas Eveslage delivered a guest lecture on October 15 as part of the 1996-97 Graduate Colloquium Series at Beaver College. His presentation was entitled “Journalism Ethics and the Erosion of Public Confidence.”
John Lent was in Legnica, Poland in June at the opening of cartoon festival called “Satyrykon”. Prof. Lent was a speaker at South African Sociological Association in Durban, South Africa in July. In August, he was a panel chair of IMACR meeting in Syndney Australia, where a number of international communication scholars like George Gerbner, Herbert Schiller, and others joined a discussion centered around Prof. Lent?s book theme, entitled, “Different Road Taken”, (Westview Press, 1995). In September, he was in Istanbul, Turkey and gave a presentation regarding Asian cartooning at a cartoon festival. In October, he attened a symposium on Asian cinema in Beijing, China. Prof. Lent has produced a number of publications and book reviews, a few of which were published in the following journals:Choice, Comics Journal, Asian Cinema, Fushiga Kenkyu (Japanese Publication), Witty World. He will present a paper entitled, “Korean Animation: An analysis of the Boom Years, 1994-96,” at the annual meeting of the AAS (Association for Asian Studies) to be held in March, 1997.
Matthew Lombard will present a paper at the 1997 conference of the BEA in a session titled, “Swords in Both Hands: Fighting for Theory and Practice in Broadcast Education”.
Matthew Lombard, Theresa Ditton, Maria Elizabeth Grabe, and Robert Reich’s research paper titled “The Role of Screen Size in Viewer Response to Television Fare” was accepted for publication in Communication Reports and will appear in the Jan/Feb 1997 issue.
Concetta Stewart and Dominique Monolescu (MM&C student), collaborating with Stella Shields (BTMM adjunct faculty) and John Taylor (RTF alum), have completed a paper on a study on mediated discussion groups. The paper entitled, “The Dynamics of On-line Chats: A Case Study of IRC” was submitted to the ICA. This research project included analysis of the sessions’ transcripts as well as administration of questionnaires. Prof.Stewart has co-authored an article with Stella Shields (entitled “Women, power and the Internet” in (G.A. Barnett, Ed.) Organizational Communication: Emerging Perspectives, Vol.6, Newbury Park: Sage (forthcoming 1997).
Barbie Zelizer has been appointed Associate Professor of Communication at ASC, effective January, 1997. Prof. Zelizer, who specializes in the areas of collective memory, cultural studies and journalism as cultural practice, will leave Temple University next year. She was a Research Fellow at Columbia University?s Freedom Forum Center for Media Studies during 1994-95. She was a Fellow of the John H. Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation in 1995. In that year, she also received a research grant from the Joan Shorenstien Center on Press, Politics, and and Public Policy for her research on the Holocaust. Her new book, “Snapshots of Memory: The Image, the Word, and the Holocaust”, will be published by the University of Chicago Press in 1997.
** Farewell and good luck to Dr. Zelizer! **
Paul D’Angelo co-authored and presented a paper to the Communication Theory and Methodology division of AEJMC entitled “The bias of Political Science in the Study of Mass Media and Democracy” with Erik Bucy (University of Maryland). Again, with Erik Bucy, D’Angelo presented a paper to the Political Communication division of SCA entitled, “Symbolic Alliances with the ‘Angry Voter’: Social Order Maintenance in Mainstream Press Portrayals of Voter Disaffection during the 1992 Presidential and 1992 Mid-term Elections.” He is a member of the 1996 Election Communication Team, which is a nationwide group of scholars who are conducting focus groups, experiments and a survey. It is based at the Political Communication Center at the University of Oklahoma. (Each member, along with gathering data, is also conducting original research which will be published next year in a book tentatively entitled The Electronic Election: Perspectives on the 1996 Campaign (L.Kaid, Ed.).
Theresa Ditton and Matthew Lombard‘s paper “At the Heart of it All: The Concept of Presence” will appear in a special issue of the Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication in early 1997.
Brain Feeney recently submitted a paper to the Mass Communication Division of ICA.
Daiwon Hyun is working as a production-editor of the Asian Cinema Journal where Prof. Lent is the guest editor. He is also working on an article for Interaction(an Indian journal).
Susan Kahlenberg wrote a chapter, titled “Connie Chung” for a book being published by Greenwood Press (Westport, CT) in December 1996. The book is entitled, Women in Communications. (N. Signorielli, Ed.)
Carolyn Kitch presented a paper entitled, “Willa Cather’s Journalism, 1893-1912,” at the annual conference of the AJHA (American Journalism Historians Association) in London, Ontario (Canada). She won the top graduate student research paper award as well as the “top three” paper award for the conference. She also presented two papers at AEJMC in August, entitled “Maternal Images in the Age of the Girl: The Work of Jessie Willcox Smith and Other Women Illustrators in Early Twentieth-Century Magazine Illustration,” and “‘Of Lasting Interest’: The first issue of the Reader’s Digest as a Snapshot of 1992.” She also became chair of the Graduate Education Interest Group of AEJMC.
Jodi Linder recently won a BEA scholarship. The scholarship is called the Harold Fellows Scholarship and it is given to a graduate student for broadcast experience and academic performance.
Rei Okamoto is working, under the direction of Prof. John Lent, on her dissertation, “A Historical and Textual Analysis of Japanese Comic Art During the Pacific War.” She also presented a paper entitled, “Ideological Representations and Cultural Myths in a Japanese Wartime Animated Film, ‘Momotaro-Divine Troops of the Ocean’” at the SAS (Society for Animation Studies) conference at University of Wisconsin at Madison in September 1996. She will be part of a panel, “Comic Art of Asia: An Inter-area, Multi-genre Perspective,” at the annual meeting of AAS (Association for Asian Studies) to be held in March, 1997. Her paper for the conference is entitled “Ideological Messages in Japanese Cartoon Magazines During the Pacific War.”
Janis Overlock just received a nine month Knight International Press Fellowship. She will be working with universities throughout Central and Eastern Europe to build journalism departments and faculties in connection with the Centers for Independent Journalism (New York Times affiliated) in Bucharest, Romania; Kosice and Bratislava, Slovakia; Budapest, Hungary; Prague, Czech Republic. She is currently teaching at Eotvos Lorand University in Budapest, Hungary and at Safarik University in Presov, Slovakia. She is teaching courses on business and economic journalism, comparative perspectives of U.S. and Eastern European coverage of the U.S. presidential campaign, aesthetics of television, and mass media and information society (examining U.S. global impact on the media).
Dominique Monolescu has developed a web site for Universidade Bandeirante de Sao Paulo-UNIBAN in Brazil in the Summer. She also conducted an interview with David Thornburg about videoconferencing and distance learning (The interview can be heard at: http://www.tcpd.org, in the audio section, in Prospectives in Education).
Woong Ki Park submitted a paper entitled, “The Barriers in Implementing New Information Infrastructure in the Third World,” to the Development Communication division of ICA.
Mary Pileggi is now officially ABD. Her dissertation is entitled “No sex? No drugs? Just hardcore rock: Using Bourdieu to understand straight-edge kids and their culture.”
Donnalyn Pompper presented a paper entitled, “On the Logo as Corporate Identity in a Post-Fordism Flexible Accumulation Framework” at the Crossroads in Cultural Studies conference hosted at the University of Tampere in Tampere, Finland, in July. She submitted a paper entitled, “Watching the Watchdogs: Accuracy in Science Reporting of Non-natural Crises,” to the Public Relations Interest Group section of ICA. She also submitted a paper entitled, “The Ebola Virus Outbreaks: Popular Culture as News Frame,” to the Popular Culture Interest Group section of ICA. She also submitted to the journal Editor & Publisher, a paper entitled “Presidential Campaigning 100 Years Ago: Populist Bryan may have had oratory charm, but gold standard Republican McKinley won the ticket.”
FUNDING SEARCH SERVICES
AVAILABLE THROUGH TEMPLE
Temple offers three services which assist graduate students in locating funding outside of the University. CASHE, College Aid Sources for Higher Education, provides a listing of fellowships, scholarships and grants available to students, based on factors such as field of study, age, ethnic origin, professional background, hobbies and interests. The cost is $5 for Temple students, $25 for non-Temple students. The necessary forms are available through the Financial Aid Office, Conwell Hall, 2nd Floor. Tel: (215) 204-1458.
Two similar services, SPIN (Sponsored Projects Information Network) and IRIS (Illinois Research Information System), are also available through the Office of the Vice Provost for Research, 406 University Services Building. Contact Ruth Smith at (215) 204-7460 for access to these databases.
If you know of any scholarships or other funding sources (even short-term job possibilities), please drop us a line and we will include the information in future editions of the newsletter.
GRADUATE STUDENT ASSISTANTSHIPS
The Graduate School Office in Carnell Hall maintains a listing of administrative assistantships available to graduate students who are not funded through their department or program. These assistantships carry a stipend similar to that of teaching and research assistantships, as well as tuition remission. Stop by the Graduate School to obtain a copy of this listing.
APPLICATION FOR GRADUATION DEADLINES
If you plan to graduate in May 1997, you must submit an application form, available in the SCAT Graduate Office, 344 Annenberg Hall, by February 15, 1997.
Drafts of dissertations and theses must be delivered to 501 Carnell Hall at least two weeks before defense, or by March 29, 1997 (whichever is earlier). Final versions of dissertations and theses are due four weeks after defense or by April 15, 1997 (whichever is earlier).
JUST A REMINDER
The University will be closed Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 28 and Friday, November 29. During the semester break, the University will be closed on December 24, December 25, and January 1. Some offices of the University will be open on December 23, 26, 27, 30, and 31. Full staffing of all University offices will resume on Thursday, January 2, 1997. Monthly payroll checks for faculty and staff will be distributed on December 20.
CALL FOR PAPERS, PROGRAMS AND PARTICIPATION
Come one, come all, to SCAT?s Faculty Research Seminars.
“Media Redundancy in the Reporting of the News” was the topic of SCAT?s monthly Faculty Research Seminar which was held on November 20 in Room 5 of Annenberg Hall. F.T. Marquez, associate professor in the Department of Journalism presented his recent research findings. The presentation was followed by a Q&A and discussion. Students are encouraged to attend these seminars, and faculty members are invited to present their research and conference presentations. The seminars are informal sessions that have the potential to engage faculty and students in a creative and stimulating interplay of ideas. The next seminar, the first of the Spring Semester presentations, will be conducted by BTMM Professor, Concetta Stewart. Look for postings in SCAT and on the MMC listserv for time and place. SCAT Faculty members wanting to participate should call Tom Eveslage, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at 1-1905 or send an email to <email@example.com>.
Call for Papers
Communication Yearbook, which accepts a diverse range of scholarship that informs the field of communication, is seeking literature reviews and articles. Manuscripts and proposals (15-30 pages) must be received by March 3, 1997. Send three copies of each proposal to Michael E. Roloff, Editor, Communication Yearbook, Dept. of Communication Studies, 23 Harris Hall, Northwestern U, Evanston, IL 60208. For more details see the November 1996 ICA Newsletter or send email request to:
Organization Science &The Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication invite manuscripts that explore ethics, individual rights, human development, profitability, economic development, ecological viability, or related issues in the context of “Communications Processes for Virtual Communication.” Deadline for papers is March 1, 1997. Electronic submissions are preferred. For more detailed information see November 1996 ICA Newsletter or contact Peter Monge, Annenberg School for Communication, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA 90089-0281 (213-740-00921) email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Articles are needed for an anthology which examines the impact of computer-mediated communication on minorities, women, children, older citizens, and other marginal constituents. The theme of this volume will explore issues of access and participation in cyberspace and the representation of marginal constituents in cyberculture. Interested authors should send a working title and a brief abstract (50 words) to Bosah Ebo, Dept. of Communication, Rider U, Lawrenceville, NJ 08648
Call (609) 896-5105 for more information or email: email@example.com.
The Carrie Chapman Catt Center for Women and Politics is seeking papers that focus on women in the political process for a conference at Iowa State U, February 28-March 1, 1997. The Center invites papers which look at areas such as voting behavior, gender gap politics, campaign messages of women, case studies of campaigns, the evolving role of the First Lady in presidential politics, and the articulation of women?s issues both in the United States and abroad. Deadline for proposals, which must include a curriculum vitae is December 13, 1996. Final papers are due January 31, 1997. For more information contact Dianne Bystrom, Director, Carrie Chapman Catt Center for Women and Politics (515-294-3181), email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
MM&C INFORMATION BANK
The MM&C Information Bank is a collection of information for MM&C students and faculty, which includes promotional materials from publishers on the latest books, textbooks and journals in a variety of areas of communication including: Information and membership applications for a number of professional communication organizations; several useful books and handbooks about the dissertation and publishing processes; workbooks on writing resumes and cover letters; a sample listing of questions asked in job interviews; criteria for evaluating academic jobs; and listings of local colleges and universities with communication departments.
The collection is housed in one of the black file cabinets in the corner lobby area outside the offices of Professors Compaine and Zelizer on the second floor of Tomlinson Hall. The file drawer is labeled “INFORMATION BANK.”
Information Bank Item Highlight
A booklet describing the Educational and Research Archives of C-SPAN Programming can be found in the MM&C Information bank. It is a primary source for Public Affairs Videotapes which describes holdings of the Archive which is the exclusive licensed educational distributor of C-SPAN programming. The videos contain programming across a range of political and public policy issues. The following are just a few of the many tapes included in the collection: “Children and the News Media;” “Five Myths of Television Power;” “The Quality of American Mass Media;” “Shakespeare: Author or Pseudonym?”
COMSERVE: A COMPUTER SERVICE FOR COMMUNICATION STUDIES
Announcements of faculty positions, summaries and other information about recent and forthcoming books and articles, bibliographies, course syllabi, discussions with colleagues around the world, The Electronic Journal of Communication — all of these are available to you at no cost through Comserve, the electronic information service for professionals and students interested in human communication studies (communication, journalism, mass communication, rhetoric, speech, social linguistics, ethnomethodology, etc.). Comserve is a service of the non-profit Communication Institute for Online Scholarship (CIOS) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
You can subscribe to Comserve by sending an e-mail message with the word SUBSCRIBE followed by your first and last names, to COMSERVE@RPITSVM. If your computer account is on the IBM mainframe you can also receive a user-friendly menu system called EASYCOM to use with Comserve. After you subscribe, just type the following at the “Ready” prompt: Tell Comserve at RPITSVM “Send Easycom Exec.” Then when you want to use Comserve just type “EASYCOM”.
COMMUNICATION WEB SITES
Once you’ve gotten a taste for the Net, you might like to venture out onto the World Wide Web. Below are just some of the may communication sites available on the Web. Many of these sites will connect you to other sites worth exploring. Be aware that some addresses are subject to change.
Communication as Engagement
City of Bits
The Electronic Frontier Foundation
MM&C LISTSERV IS HERE!
If you want to be “in the know” about events and issues relevant to the MM&C community, subscribe now to the MM&C listserv <MMC@VM.TEMPLE.EDU>, where you’ll be able to send and receive e-mail about MM&C courses and schedules; student, faculty and alumni/ae activities; funding and research opportunities; social events; and much more. Here’s your chance to ask questions, distribute information and meet MM&C friends and colleagues in an informal setting.
Distribute news of interest to the MM&C community; discuss topics of interest, including ideas for papers, etc.; and share information, answer questions and solve problems relating to MM&C courses and policies, how to write grant proposals, accessing resources, and more.
To subscribe from an IBM account, go to the “Ready;” prompt and type: “Tell listserv sub mmc <First name> <Last name>. To subscribe from an astro account or another system, send an e-mail message to listserv@ vm.temple.edu. In the body of the message, type: sub mmc <First name> <Last name>. For more information, contact Matthew Lombard at (215) 204-7182, or via e-mail at LOMBARD@VM.TEMPLE.EDU.
MM&C ON THE WEB IS HERE!!
The Mass Media and Communication program has two different sites on the World Wide Web. Information about admissions requirements and procedures, general degree requirements, the faculty, and more is available at http://www.scat.edu/~mmc/, a site created by Judi Puritz earlier this year for MM&C.
As part of his own web site (http://nimbus.temple.edu/~lombard), Professor Matthew Lombard recently created several pages related to MM&C. They contain space for the lastest news about MM&C (between editions of the Newsletter!), a web form to submit information for the next Newsletter, the current and “back issues” of the Newsletter, and information about the MM&C listserv. One page contains the name, and when available, the email address of all current MM&C students and several MM&C alumnae/i. Vistors can “click on” the email addresses and send email from the web page. There is space after each name on the page for additional information, such as the person?s background, experience, research/teaching interests, etc.
With your help this page can become a valuable resource for the MM&C community and a recruitment tool for MM&C. Please visit the page and use the space (form) at the bottom to submit information about yourself and it will be added to the page.
At last! We have PPP at Temple which allows us to access graphical features of the World Wide Wide from our home computers. You must have Windows 95 or a high-end Macintosh system to use it. Software is available at SCC, or you can download from the computers at Paley. Just bring four disks and you?ll be set. Keep in mind that there is a two hour per day time limit, so you may not want to cancel your ISP contract just yet.
HELP WITH COMPUTERS VIA HELP DESK HOME PAGE!
Have a computer conundrum you just can?t solve? Want to download some software or access your Temple account from home? Help is only a keyboard away. Just type in the following URL and you?ll be connected to the Computer Help Desk Homepage where you can get lots of helpful information:
Additional information about these and other professional communication organizations, including membership application forms, can be found in the MM&C Information Bank.
The Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC) was founded in 1912 and has well over 3,000 members. The organization seeks “to promote the highest standards for education in journalism and mass communication, to encourage the implementation of a multicultural society in the classroom and curriculum, and to defend and maintain freedom of expression in day-to-day living.”
Annual meetings are held each August. In 1997, the annual meeting will be in Chicago, IL , July 30-August 2. The 1998 meeting will be held on August 5-8 in Baltimore, MD. The deadline for paper and panel sub-missions each year is in April. Members receive issues of Journalism Quarterly, Journalism Educator, Journalism Monographs, the Journalism Directory and AEJMC News. Basic student membership is $30 per year. You can access AEJMC on the Web at http://www.aejmc.sc.edu/online /home.html.
The Broadcast Education Association was established in 1955 to promote better understandings and working relationships between the college and university faculties who teach communications and the broadcasters who ultimately employ their graduates. For 37 years, BEA has sought to bring the academic and the professional worlds together. BEA’s orientation is toward exploring new trends, ideas and opportunities in broadcasting and broadcasting education. Members receive the quarterly publication, Journal of Broadcast & Electronic Media, Feedback (BEA’s member communicator), and the BEA Membership Directory. Basic student membership is $30 per year. You can reach BEA on the Web at http://www.bea.org.
The Eastern Communication Association focuses on a variety of subjects pertaining to human communication including intercultural, political, instructional, relational and organizational communication, and the study of influence, media effects and discourse in communication. Since June 1995, ECA has begun publishing Communication Research Reports on a biannual basis. Subscription cost (which includes ECA membership) is $35 per year. Regular membership to ECA includes a subscription to Communication Quarterly. Student membership is $15 per year.
The International Communication Association (ICA), founded in 1950, now has over 2,200 members. ICA promotes “the systematic study of communication theories, processes, and skills.” Annual conferences are generally held over Memorial Day weekend. The 1997 meeting will be in Montreal, Canada, on May 22-26 and the 1998 meeting will take place in Jerusalem, Israel.
Paper and panel submissions are due each November 1 for the following year’s conference. Membership includes issues of Human Communication Research, Communication Theory, Journal of Communication, the ICA Newsletter, inclusion in one division, and a preliminary program. Basic student membership is $40 per year. You can reach ICA via e-mail at :ICAHDQ@ UTS.CC.UTEXAS.EDU.
The Speech Communication Association (SCA) was established in 1914 and has over 3,000 members. It is organized to “promote study, criticism, research, teaching, and application of the artistic, humanistic, and scientific principles of communication.”
Annual meetings are held the weekend before Thanksgiving. The theme of the 1996 meeting is “Communication, Taking the Helm.” It will be held in San Diego CA on November 23-26. Members receive their choice of one journal (Journal of Applied Communication Research, Critical Studies in Mass Communication, Quarterly Journal of Speech, Communication Education, Text Performance Quarterly, or Communication Monographs), The Spectra Newsletter, and the annual directory. Student membership for one year is $35.
Founded in 1947, the University Film and Video Association is an organization of professionals involved in the production and analysis of film, video and newer media arts. Its goal is to promote discourse between filmmakers and theorists/historians. It provides opportunities to meet and share ideas with colleagues, receive evaluation of your creative work, monitor developments in the field, and receive announcements of interest to media practitioners, faculty and students.
Annual meetings are held each August. Members receive issues of the Journal of Film and Video. Student membership is $25.00 per year. Application requires signature of an active member of UFVA.
MM&C RESEARCH ACTIVITES
Cheryl Campanella and Matthew Lombard will gather additional data later this semester for a project they are conducting concerning a technique they?ve developed to teach undergraduate communication students about uses and gratifications.
Matthew Lombard is working with Moshe Engelberg of ResearchWorks, a reseach and consulting firm in San Diego, California, on an evalutation of the effects of the recent “Soap Summit”, in which entertainment industry leaders met with public health experts to discuss ways to incorporate health related messages and information in popular television programs.
Matthew Lombard, Cheryl Campanella, Jennifer Snyder, Theresa Ditton, Selcan Kaynak, Jodi Linder, and Janine Pemrick continue to work on an ambitious content analysis of the structual features of television. They recently completed the second of three papers to be based on the research, this one titled, “The Cluttering of Television.” An additional paper examining the calculation and reporting of intercoder reliability in content analyses in communication is also planned.
Matthew Lombard and Nandini Sen will gather data in November and December for their research project concerning how people respond to computers and other technologies in social ways. Participants in the experiment will use one of four versions of a computer program, each with a distinct “personality”, and a variety of responses will be assessed. A paper based on the study, “Computers are Social Actors: Users? Response to Computer Personalities”, has already been written.
The SCAT Graduate Office has a job listings booklet that provides a cumulative listing of employment opportunities. New job opening announcements are included each week. You can also find out about job openings on the MM&C listserv. The following are just a few of the many positions you will find listed in the booklet and the listserv:
Ithaca College — Roy H. Park School of Communications
Position: Public relations. Tenure-eligible position beginning August 15, 1997.
Qualifications: Ph.D. in public relations or related field, or Master?s degree in public relations or related field with significant professional experience required.
Send a current vita, statement of interest, including areas of teaching and professional specialization, and the names, addresses, and phone/fax numbers of at least three references to: Dr. Wenmouth Williams, Jr. Chair, Search Committee Department of Television-Radio Roy H. Park School of Communications, Ithaca College, 328 Roy H. Park Hall, Ithaca, NY 14850-7253
Phone: 607-274-3260 /Fax: 607-274-1664
University of St. Thomas
Position: Full-time, tenure-track position beginning September 1997.
Qualifications: Ph.D. preferred, M.A. required. A minimum of five years of advertising, marketing and/or professional media experience is required.
Review of applications begins January 15, 1997. Send a letter of application and vita to: Dr. Kristie Bunton, Mail #4408
University of St. Thomas, 2115 Summit Ave., St. Paul, MN 55105-1096
Towson State University
Position:: Tenure-track assistant professor position in public relations for Fall 1997.
Qualifications: Terminal degree preferred (ABD considered at instructor?s rank only if substantial work completed on dissertation). Some professional experience, working knowledge of multi-media, and university teaching preferred.
Send letter of application, vitae, copies of graduate transcripts, and the names, addresses and telephone numbers of three references to: Ronald J. Matlon, Ph.D. Chair, Department of Speech and Mass Communication, Towson State University Towson, MD 21252-7097. Evaluation of completed applications begins January 28, 1997. Email: email@example.com
Penn State — College of Communications
Position:: Tenure-track/tenured positions are available at the ranks of assistant, associate, and full professor in the areas of Advertising/PR, Film/Video, Journalism, Media Studies, and Telecommunications.
Qualifications: Successful candidates will be experts in their scholarly or professional fields who also demonstrate a scholarship of teaching across a breadth of subjects.
Screening of applications will begin November 15, 1996, but will continue until the positions are filled. Send a letter describing qualifications, resume and the names, addresses, and phone numbers of three to five references to: Search Committee, College of Communications, Penn State University, 201 Carnegie Building, Box A, University Park, PA 16802.
Postion: Two tenure-track and one non tenure-track positions, beginning September 1997 in the areas of: Corporate Communication/ Communication and Technology; Corporate Communication/ Multicultural Communication; Radio/ Video Production.
Qualifications: Ph.D. or near for Corporate Communication area and M.F.A. or Ph.D. for Radio/Video area.
Send letter of application, CV, three letters of recommendations, copies of teaching evaluations, sample syllabi, official transcripts and writing samples to: Dr. Donald R. Martin, Chair, Search Committee, Communication Department, DePaul University, 2320 N. Kenmore Ave., Chicago, IL 60614-3298. Deadline for applications is December 16, 1996.
The following is a review of the book Educating Ourselves: The College Woman?s Handbook by Rachel Dobkin and Shana Sippy:
Rachel Dobkin and Shana Sippy did years of research in order to provide college women with one of the best resources of information available. Whether you are just starting your college education, or on the verge of receiving your Ph.D., this book is an excellent tool for providing an insightful look into the college experience.
There are tips on everything from how to keep both mind and body in shape to helpful suggestions regarding financial aid and sexuality. The authors also provide advice on how to deal with sexual harassment and racism both in and out of the classroom.
If you sometimes feel overwhelmed by the demands of scholarship and life in general, this book can prove a valuable addition to your arsenal of self-help tools.
If anyone has read a book they think would be of interest to MM&C students or faculty, please feel free to submit a short review or critique.
LET?S GET PERSONAL
We like to think of ourselves at MM&C as not only a community of scholars, but as an extended family, so please let us know about engagements, weddings, babies, parties, travels, adventures, or anything that you would like to share with the MM&C family. We will include these items in future editions of the MM&C newsletter.
BABY?S ON THE WAY
Stay tuned …Theresa Ditton and her husband Paul are expecting their first child in early January 1997.
to Jodi Linder. She recently got engaged to Lee Radosh.
NOW TALK AMONGST YOURSELVES
The MM&C “coffee klatsh” (initiated by Cheryl Campanella), began its inaugural season this month. All are invited to get together at Borders Bookstore cafe on 18th and Walnut each Tuesday from 5-6 p.m. Bring yourself, your friends, your scintillating conversations. Let the kibitzing begin!
FALL COLLOQUIUM PARTY SCHEDULED FOR DECEMBER 6
The Fall 1996 Colloquium Party will be held on Friday, December 6 at 6:30 p.m. at the home of Professor Matthew Lombard (340 South Quince Street, Center City Philadelphia). Please bring your favorite beverage. And if you’ve got a specialty dish you’d like to bring, please talk to the Colloquium Party planners. For details, and to R.S.V.P. (confirmations only), contact Professor Concetta Stewart at (215) 204-5181.
E-MAIL ADDRESS LIST
If you do not have access to electronic mail (e-mail), you’re missing something important. Many members of the MM&C community use e-mail to communicate quickly and efficiently with each other and with friends and colleagues across the country and around the world (at no cost!). To supplement the newsletter, they have begun to use e-mail to distribute announcements of funding opportunities, speakers coming to Temple and more. It’s also a good way for you to tell us about your latest activities and accomplishments, so the information can be published in our next edition.
Getting and using an account is easy. Simply contact Computer Services at (215) 204-8527 for information on obtaining a computer account. Below is our most up-to-date listing of faculty and student email addresses. Please send corrections and additions to Concetta Stewart. Unless otherwise noted, all account names are for the Temple IBM mainframe computer. (To send mail to these accounts from an account on another computer system, add @VM.TEMPLE.EDU after the account name).
|Michelle DeMontigny||102646.2570@ COMPUSERVE.COM|
|Arthur Lizie, Jr||LIZIE@ASTRO.OCIS.TEMPLE.EDU|
|Kathleen Shawn O’Dowd||V1815G|
|Woong Ki Park||WPARK|
Faculty and Staff
Please let us know if you change your email address so we can keep the list current.
JOURNAL REFERENCE LIST
The following is a handy pull-out reference list of journals with holdings at Temple and U of P that could be helpful to MM&C students and faculty:
TITLE: Acta sociologica.
CALL NUMBER: HM1.A1A3
PALEY /STACKS HM1.A1A3 v.21-
CALL NUMBER: HV5800.B7
PALEY /STACKS HV5800.B7 v.88; 1993
TITLE: Administration & society.
Continues : Journal of Comparative Aadministration.
CALL NUMBER: JA3.J65
Van Pelt JA3 .J65
TITLE: Administrative Science Quarterly.
CALL NUMBER: HD28.A25
PALEY /STACKS HD28.A25 v.1-
PALEY /MICR Micro- film Per. 284
AMBLER/AMBSTK HD28.A25 On microfilm: v. 1-18 (1956-1973). On paper: v.19-
TITLE: Administrative Law Review.
CALL NUMBER: Per A
Continues: Administrative Law Bulletin
TITLE: ABS, American Behavioral Scientist.
Continues : American Behavioral Scientist
CALL NUMBER: H1 .A472
Van Pelt H1 .A472
TITLE: The American Journal of Psychiatry.
CALL NUMBER: RC321.A52
PALEY /STACKS RC321.A52 v.83,85-86,88- ; 1926,1928-30,1931-
AMBLER/AMBSTK RC321.A52 On microfilm: v.128-136 (1971-1979). On paper: v.137- ; 1980-
TITLE: American Journal of Public Health. (1912)
CALL NUMBER: RA421.A4
PALEY /STACKS RA421.A4 v.6-17; 1916-1927.
TITLE: The American Journal of Sociology.
CALL NUMBER: HM1.A7
PALEY /STACKS HM1.A7 v.91- ; 1985/86-
PALEY /MICR Micro- film Per. 393 v.1- ; 1895-
Available on microfilm; Lib. keeps current paper issues until microfilm arrives. v.71- ; 1965-
TITLE: American Politics Quarterly.
CALL NUMBER: JK1.A48
PALEY /STACKS JK1.A48 v.1,12- ; 1973,1984-
TITLE: Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science.
CALL NUMBER: H1.A4
BLCKSN/BLCKSN H1.A4 All issues in Serials Room.
v.298, 304, 371, 373, 407 ; 1955, 1956, 1967, 1973.
TITLE: Annals of Science.
CALL NUMBER: Q1.A6
PALEY /STACKS Q1.A6 v.1 ; 1936-
PALEY /STACKS BC1.A74 v.4,no.1- ; Feb.1990-
TITLE: Basic and Applied Social Psychology.
CALL NUMBER: HM251.B4413
PALEY /STACKS HM251.B4413 v.7- ; 1986-
TITLE: The British Journal of Social Psychiatry.
CALL NUMBER: RC321.B7
PALEY /STACKS RC321.B7 v.1-3; 1966-1969/70.
TITLE: California Management Review.
CALL NUMBER: HD28.C27
PALEY /STACKS HD28.C27 v.1- ; Fall 1958-
AMBLER/AMBSTK HD28.C27 v.17- ; 1977-
TITLE: The Canadian Geographer. Geographe Canadien.
CALL NUMBER: G1.C28
PALEY /STACKS G1.C28 v.1- ; 1950-
TITLE: Canadian Journal of Communication.
Continues: Media Probe.
CALL NUMBER: P92.C3 C37
Annenberg P92.C3 C37
TITLE: The Canadian Journal of Economics.
CALL NUMBER: HB1.C3
PALEY /STACKS HB1.C3 v.1- ; 1968-
AMBLER/AMBSTK HB1.C3 v.11- ; 1978
TITLE: Canadian Journal of Public Health. Revue Canadienne de Sante Publique
CALL NUMBER: RA421.C2x
PALEY /STACKS RA421.C2x v.60- ; 1969-
TITLE: Cognition & Emotion.
CALL NUMBER: BF309 .C6172
Van Pelt BF309 .C6172
TITLE: The Columbia Journal of World Business.
CALL NUMBER: HF5001.C64
PALEY /STACKS HF5001.C64 v.1- ; Fall 1965-
AMBLER/AMBSTK HF5001.C64 v.9- ; 1974-
TITLE: Communication Education.
CALL NUMBER: LB1631.A1S6
PALEY /STACKS LB1631.A1S6 v.25-27,29- ; 1976-78,1980-
TITLE: Communication Monographs.
CALL NUMBER: PN4077.S6
PALEY /STACKS PN4077.S6 v.43-; 1976-
TITLE: Communication Quarterly.
CALL NUMBER: PN4071.T6
PALEY /STACKS PN4071.T6 v.24- ; 1976-
TITLE: Communication Reports. (Pullman, Wash.)
CALL NUMBER: P91.5.U5C656
PALEY /STACKS P91.5.U5C656 v.7, no.1- ; Winter 1994-
TITLE: Communication Research.
CALL NUMBER: P91.C56
PALEY /STACKS P91.C56 v.1- ; 1974-
TITLE: Communications and the Law <microform>.
CALL NUMBER: Microfilm S10
TITLE: Comparative Studies in Society and History.
CALL NUMBER: Per C / Law Per C
TITLE: Critical Arts.
CALL NUMBER: EBP6745
TITLE: Critical Studies in Mass Communication: CSMC
CALL NUMBER: P87.C73
PALEY /STACKS P87.C73 v.7,no.1- ; Mar. 1990-
TITLE: Discourse & Society.
CALL NUMBER: P302 .D5476
TITLE: Educational Technology Research and Development : ETR & D.
CALL NUMBER: LB1044.A2A753
PALEY /STACKS LB1044.A2A753 v.37, no.1- ; 1989-
AMBLER/AMBSTK LB1044.A2A753 v.37- ; 1989-
TITLE: Environment & Planning: A
CALL NUMBER: HT166 .E55
TITLE: Environment and Planning. D, Society & Space.
CALL NUMBER: HT101 .E594
TITLE: European Journal of Communication.
CALL NUMBER: P87.E97x
PALEY /STACKS P87.E97x v.3-; 1988-
TITLE: European Journal of Operational Research.
CALL NUMBER: T57.6.A1E92x
MATH /MATSTK T57.6.A1E92x v.3- ; 1979-
TITLE: Federal Communications Law Journal.
CALL NUMBER: K6.E33x
PALEY /STACKS K6.E33x v.30-; Winter 1977-
CALL NUMBER: T59.5 .F4
TITLE: Food and Drug Law Journal.
Continues: Food, Drug, Cosmetic Law Journal
CALL NUMBER: Law Per F
TITLE: The Georgetown Law Journal.
CALL NUMBER: Law / Law Rev G
TITLE: Government and Opposition.
CALL NUMBER: JA8.G6
PALEY /STACKS JA8.G6 v.1- ; 1965-
TITLE: Group & Organization Management.
CALL NUMBER: HM134.G73
PALEY /STACKS HM134.G73 v.17- ; Mar. 1992-
TITLE: Harvard Law Review.
CALL NUMBER: Law/ Law Rev H
TITLE: Health Communication.
CALL NUMBER: R118 .H325
TITLE: Historical Journal of Film, Radio, and Television.
CALL NUMBER: PN1993.5.A1 H54
TITLE: Howard Journal of Communications.
CALL NUMBER: P87.H69x
PALEY /STACKS P87.H69x v.2,no.1- ; Winter 1989/90-
TITLE: Human Communication Research.
CALL NUMBER: P91.3.H85
PALEY /STACKS P91.3.H85 v.7- ; 1980/81-
TITLE: Human Factors.
CALL NUMBER: T58.A2H8
PALEY /STACKS T58.A2H8 v.1- ; 1958/59-
TITLE: Human Relations.
CALL NUMBER: H1.H8
PALEY /STACKS H1.H8 v.1-3,5- ; 1947/48-
AMBLER/AMBSTK H1.H8 v.26- : 1973-
TITLE: IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management.
CALL NUMBER: T56.I2
ENGR /ENGSTK T56.I2 v.32- ; 1985-
TITLE: Indiana Law Review.
Continues: Indiana Legal Forum
CALL NUMBER: Law/ Law Rev I
TITLE: The Information Society.
CALL NUMBER: Z668 .I47
CALL NUMBER: HE8689 .I55
TITLE: International Journal of Advertising.
CALL NUMBER: HF5801.I584x
PALEY /STACKS HF5801.I584x v.11, no.1- ; 1992-
TITLE: International Journal of Health Services.
CALL NUMBER: RA421.I49
PALEY /STACKS RA421.I49 v.1- ; 1971-
TITLE: International Journal of Industrial Organization.
CALL NUMBER: HD28 .I525
TITLE: International Journal of Public Opinion Research.
CALL NUMBER: HM261 .I68
TITLE: Iowa Law Review.
Continues: Iowa Law Bulletin
CALL NUMBER: Law/ Law Rev I
TITLE: Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science
CALL NUMBER: HF5415.A319a
PALEY /STACKS HF5415.A319a v.21, no.1- ; Winter 1993-
AMBLER/AMBSTK HF5415.A319a v.5- ; 1977
TITLE: Journal of Advertising.
CALL NUMBER: HF5801.J59
PALEY /STACKS HF5801.J59 v.2- ; 1973-
AMBLER/AMBSTK HF5801.J59 v.5- ; 1976-
TITLE: Journal of Advertising Research.
CALL NUMBER: HF5801.J6
PALEY /STACKS HF5801.J6 v.1- ; 1960-
AMBLER/AMBSTK HF5801.J6 v.13- ; 1973-
TITLE: Journal of Applied Communications Research.
CALL NUMBER: HM258.J67
PALEY /STACKS HM258.J67 v.1- ; 1973-
TITLE: Journal of Applied Social Psychology.
CALL NUMBER: HM251.J52
PALEY /STACKS HM251.J52 v.1- ; 1971-