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Nov. 20, 2007
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I Sylvia Chan-Olmsted and Debbie Treise during open house at the new research lab.
Just in time for the holidays
"Santa Rules," a half-hour TV drama James
Babanikos made in 2007, won an award in the
Videography section of the international Accolade
Laurence Alexander won the 2007 Education Law
Association Joseph C. Beckham Dissertation of the Year
Ronald Rodgers recently received an Honorable
Mention for the David Sloan Award for the Outstanding
Faculty Paper at the American Journalism Historians
Association for "The Old Order and the New: Visions of
the Newspaper's Past vs. Its Present, 1890-1923."
Gabe Hohreiter, TEL 2008, and film-production
graduate student Joe Taranto directed two Chipotle
television commercials, "Hero" and "Nomad," which
recently won silver and bronze Summit International
Award honors, respectively. Babanikos and Linda Alexander
Correll produced the ads.
"Black to Our Roots," the thesis film produced by Documentary Institute
graduates Tre Whitlow, MAMC 2007, and Jacqueline Olive, MAMC
2007, recently won the Audience Choice Award at the International Black
Docufest 2007. It has also been selected to screen at the upcoming African
Diaspora Film Festival in New York City.
Kaplan talks Pulitzer
in Hong Kong
last month. His
included "Social Responsibility in
Visual Communications" and "New
technologies: New ethics? Are
Market Force Fears Crushing
WUFT collects more
than $1M in grants
awarded WUFT three grants
totaling more than $1 million:
$114,378 for tower lighting,
$250,000 for a generator, and
$580,751 for high-definition studio
The Corporation for Public
Broadcasting (CPB) recently
awarded WUFT-FM a $75,000
grant to convert WJUF to digital
broadcasting. The conversion
should be completed by October.
CPB also awarded WUFT-FM
one of its pre-purchased Ibiquity
licenses for HD broadcast, which
will save $5,000 on the project.
PAPER TRAIL I
Amy Jo Coffey and masters students Ashley Shaw, Kevin Akins, Kate Kennedy, and
Mary Omachonu visit The Nielsen Company in Tampa last month.
Coffey looks at Spanish language TV
Amy Jo Coffey presented "Trends in U.S. Spanish Language Television,
1986-2005: Networks, Advertising, and Growth," at the inaugural
conference for the Center for Spanish Language Media at the University of
North Texas earlier this month.
Mary Ann Ferguson recently presented "Following the Eye-How Digital
Technology Can Help Measure Effective Communications" at the IABC
Southern Regional Conference.
Juan-Carlos Molleda and Deanna Pelfrey recently published
"Responsibilities and Responses to Global Forces: An Alert System for both
Domestic and International Professionals Alike" in the Public Relations
Michelle Hinson and Don Wright of Boston University presented
"Technology's Impact on Communications" as part of the Public Relations
Research Showcase at the PRSA Conference in Philadelphia last month.
The new Journal of Media Law & Ethics recently named Norm Lewis a
founding member of its editorial board.
Case study team
The Department of Public Relations
Selection Committee recently chose
Danika Daly, PR 2008, Nancy
Fishgold, PR 2008, Cedric Harris,
PR 2008, Jessica Jarvis, PR 2008,
and Stephanie Shaeffer, PR 2008, to
serve on the 2007-2008 Bateman Case
Study Competition Team.
Shirley Powell, senior vice
president of corporate
communications for Turner
Broadcasting System, served as a
Hearst Visiting Professional for the
Department of Public Relations
earlier this month.
Tre Whitlow, MAMC 2007, and
Jacqueline Olive, MAMC 2007,
recently won the Audience Choice
Award at the International Black
Docufest 2007 for their film
"Black to our Roots."
Nov. 22-23: Thanksgiving
Dec. 5: Fall classes end
Dec. 6-7: Reading days
Dec. 8-14: Exams
Dec. 15: Commencement
Dec. 17: Grades due
Dec. 25: Holiday
Dec. 24-Jan. 1: Building closed
Jan. 4: Spring registration
Jan. 7: Spring classes begin
Jan. 21: Martin Luther King Jr.
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