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I College of Journalism and Communications Intra-College Newsletter I
VOL. 35 FEBRUARY 25, 2003 No. 9


CONGRATULATIONS
To Meg Lamme, whose paper,
coauthored with Karla Gower
(University of Alabama), has been
accepted for publication in Journal-
ism History. The paper is titled,
"Public Relations on Trial: 'The
Railroad-Truckers Brawl.'"
To Byeng Hee Chang and Seung
Eun Lee (Ph.D. students), whose
paper, "Devising Strategies for
Digital Video Distribution via the
Intemet: Focusing on Economic
Properties of Digital Video," was
named a top paper in the debut
category in the Management and
Sales Division and will be presented
at the annual BEA conference in Las
Vegas, April 4-7.
To Linda Correll, whose panel
proposal, "Grooming the Next
Generation: Ideas for Developing
our Student Broadcast Talent," has
been accepted for the annual BEA
conference in Las Vegas. Correll
will discuss using "Creative Aero-
bics" to help students create award
winning commercial scripts.
To Magdala Labre (Ph.D. stu-
dent) and Lisa Duke, whose paper,
"The Construction of the Female
Hero in Buffy the Video Game," and
to Camille Broadway (Ph.D.
student), whose paper, "Invisible
Claims: The FTC's Regulation of
Internet Metatags," has been ac-
cepted for presentation at the annual
International Communication Asso-
ciation conference in San Diego,
May 23-27.
To Spiro Kiousis, whose paper
titled, "Equal Trust: An Experiment


CONVERGE

The College of Journalism and (
annual Symposium on Converged,







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Mindy McAdams and Deborah Potter
Potter, Newslab, Adam Clayton Po
nia, John Marvel, ESPN.com, Rob
Morgenstern, PBS Frontline/Worlc

Exploring the Impact of Interactivity
and Sources on Perceptions of Cred-
ibility for News Web Sites," also has
been accepted for presentation at the
annual ICA conference. Kiousis also
was invited by the Secretary General
of Information and Greek Consulate
to serve as a roundtable discussant al
a conference titled, "Greece's Image
in North America," held under the
aegis of the Greek Ministry of Mass
Media, in New York City, Feb. 13-15
To Juan-Carlos Molleda, who ha
been appointed vice chair of the 200
Global Initiatives Committee of the
Public Relations Society of America

NEW DEPARTMENT CHAIR
Dave Ostroff has accepted the
College's offer to serve as the new
chair of the Department of Telecom-
munication. Ostroff, who joined the
faculty in 1985, has been interim


4CE SYMPOSIUM


Communications hosted the second
Journalism Friday, Feb. 7 in the Reitz
Union Ballroom. The all day event,
coordinated by Mindy McAdams,
featured five panels of experts discuss-
ing issues related to convergence, new
media technologies and multimedia
platforms, as well as career advice for
journalists in the new millennium.
Panelists included Stephanie Crockett,
BET.com, Jan Schaffer, J-Lab, Institute
for Interactive Journalism, Deborah
well II, University of Southern Califor-
Ryan, the Boston Globe, Angela
, and Chet Rhodes, WashingtonPost.com.


department chair for the past six
months and was graduate coordinator
for Telecommunication from 1993-
2002. He has extensive professional
experience in the telecommunication
industry and is author of more than
50 scholarly articles, papers and book









Dave Ostroff
chapters and coauthor of two books.
Along with numerous other projects,
Ostroff currently is coordinating
efforts to design and implement a
converged newsroom in the College.
The College will hold an official
welcome reception later in the semes-
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SPECIAL CONGRATULATIONS

To Bill McKeen, who has published a new book titled, "Highway 61: A
Father-and-Son Journey Through the Middle of America." The book
recounts McKeen's 6,000-mile road trip with his son, Graham, a father-
and-son bonding experience, an odyssey through America's heartland, and
a pilgrimage in honor of blues and folk-music icons. Legendary writer/
reporter Tom Wolfe, who reviewed the book, said, "Rock authority,
scholar, and newly minted
good ol' boy when he feels like
it, William McKeen doesn't
even know how to be uninter-
esting, least of all on Highway
61." Rick Bragg, Pulitzer
Prize-winning national corre-
spondent for the New York
Times, said "William McKeen pF
proves how much fun you can L
have in this life with a full tank
of gas, some beer money, and
love of American music." The
book is set for release March
10. Bill McKeen poses with his new book


MORE CONGRATULATIONS

To Dave Carlson, who was
awarded a $9,534 grant from the
U.S. State De-
partment to
travel to
Slovenia in
Eastern Europe.
Carlson gave a
week-long series
of lectures about
online journalism
Feb. 17-21 at the
Dave Carlson
University of Ljubljana. Ie
Speaker and Specialist Grant is from
the State Department's Office of
International Information Programs.
To Andrew Clark (Ph.D. stu-
dent), who has accepted a position
as assistant professor in the Depart-
ment of Communications at the
University of Texas at Arlington.


NATIONAL RECOGNITION

Bill F. Chamberlin has been asked
to present data on state laws control-
ling access to government-held terror-
ism information at the National Free-
dom of Informa-
tion Day confer-
ence in Washing-
ton, D.C., March
14. Chamberlin
will present state
law comparisons
and ratings he
has compiled and
Bill Chamerln published on the
Bill Chamberlin
Internet as
director of the Marion Brechner
Citizen Access Project. Chamberlin
also will recognize Sunshine Review
Board members, the FOI experts who
rate state laws for the project. He will
present gifts to SAB members who
have worked with MBCAP for more
than two years or who have rated more
that 10,000 legal statements.


ELECTRONIC WEIMER DIRECTORY

The College has installed an interactive building directory kiosk in the
atrium. The computerized directory includes a complete listing of all
faculty and staff and classrooms in the building and offers maps and
directions to most locations in the building.


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Helga Williams, Sr. Secretary, Journalism Department, checks out the new computer-
ized college directory located in the atrium.


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HEARST COMPETITION

Congratulations to photojournal-
ism students Tristan Maher and
Steven McAlpin, who placed in the
Top 20 of the Hearst News/Sports
photo contest.

NEW ARRIVALS

Special congratulations to Justin
and Angie Brown on the birth their
son, Patrick James Brown, born
Saturday, Jan. 18 and to Mary
McGregor on the birth of her grand-
daughter, Eden Alexandria Fleming,
born on Sunday, Feb. 23 to her daugh-
ter and son-in-law Elka and Eric
Fleming.

NOTE OF THANKS

Mary Anchors thanks the College
for the plant arrangement received
while she was recuperating from
surgery. She said the gift from the
college was "very uplifting."


ON THE CALENDAR

Feb. 26-28: Journalism Advisory
Council
Feb. 27-28: Advertising Advisory
Council
March 5-6: Telecommunication
Advisory Council
March 10-14: Spring Break
March 17-18: Raul Ramirez,
Journalism Hearst Visiting
Professional
March 24-25: Knight Division's
Spring Job and Internship Fair
March 24-25: Scott Zamost, Tele-
communication Hearst Visiting
Professional
April 3-4: Public Relations
Advisory Council
April 10: College Awards
Banquet: Reception 6 p.m.
April 25: College Retirement
Celebration 4-7 p.m.
May 3: Spring Graduation,
9 a.m.
May 3: Graduation Reception in
Atrium, 11 a.m.
















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