Associate Professor Jeff Blevins reports these contributions:
Invited respondent and participant for the “The Broadband Act of 2011: Designing A Communications Act for the 21st Century” experts workshop at the New America Foundation, Washington, D.C., September 28-30, 2010. The by-invitation only workshop was sponsored by the Institute for Information Policy at Penn State University and the Open Technology Initiative at the New America Foundation, with support from a grant from the Ford Foundation. The workshop included a select group American and international experts to discuss the rationale, needed amendments, and steps to be taken to bring the Communications Act of 1934 up-to-date for the broadband era. A specific goal of the workshop was to engage the policy and law making community in a dialogue and then publish the presented papers in an expedited manner. The passage of the National Broadband Plan in March 2010, the heated debate over Title II reclassification, the ongoing deliberations regarding the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on Network Neutrality, the Comcast-NBCU merger proceedings, and the April 2010 Appeals Court decision in Comcast v. FCC, all point to the need for a comprehensive overhaul of the Communications Act. The last time such a wide-ranging initiative took place was in 1996, leading to a blueprint for competition in local telephony markets, universal service reform, and deregulation of media ownership rules, all of which have had an effect on the structure of the media and telecommunications industries today.
Jeff reported two successful meetings with Assistant Athletic Director Tommy Powell and Amber Giese (Assistant Director of Athletics Academic Services) on Saturday, September 25th and Saturday, October 2nd to discuss how GSJC classes and curriculum apply to sports related careers. Blevins will continue to represent the Greenlee School during athletic recruiting experiences. Blevins also reported a private meeting with the family of Tad Ecby, a potential athletic recruit from Houston on Saturday, September 25. On Saturday, October 4, Blevins attended the Iowa State/Texas Tech football game on the sideline with Assistant Athletic Director Tommy Powell to meet other representatives in the athletics program, and to introduce Powell to several of Greenlee students who work in various aspects of ISU athletics. Blevins will be working with Kim McDonough on the creation of list of sports related careers that are possible with a degree in Journalism and Mass Communication, or Advertising.
Blevins, J. L. (2001). Counter-Hegemonic Media: Can Cyberspace Resist Corporate Colonization? In B. Ebo (Ed.), Cyberimperialism? Global Relations in the New Electronic Frontier (pp. 139-151). Westport, CT: Praeger. [Cited in Plaickner, S. (2010). The Internet and Its Role in Global Politics: International RElations in the Internet Information Era. Norderstedt, Germany: GRIN Verlag.]
Professor Michael Bugeja published “12 Rules for New Administrators” Chronicle of Higher Education; “Half Truths of a Journalism School,” Inside Higher Ed; “The Future of the Word ‘Journalism’” (co-authored with Professor Eric Abbott), AEJMC Hot Topics. Michael also coordinated coverage of the passing of Jack Shelley, quoted by KCCI, WHO-tv, Des Moines Register and several other publications and media outlets (32 in all). He created a recruitment blog, www.greenleeschool.wordpress.com, and worked with the Advisory Council on fund-raising and other benefactor relations. Finally, he worked closely with Associate Professor Barbara Mack on the Chamberlin Lecture and Bartley portrait unveiling.
Associate Professor David Bulla gave a presentation titled “Coverage of the Dead, Wounded, and Missing in Civil War Newspapers” at the American Journalism Historians Association national conference in Tucson, Arizona on Oct. 7. David’s presentation was part of a panel titled “The Sesquicentennial Is Closer Than You Think: Reflections on Neglected Research on the Civil War and the Press.” Other panelists were Wallace B. Eberhard, University of Georgia, and Ford Risley, Pennsylvania State University.
Contact: David W. Bulla, Associate Professor firstname.lastname@example.org
Miller-McCune magazine featured Assistant Professor Raluca Cozma‘s research on the evolution of foreign news. The Sept. 30 article by Tom Jacobs is titled, ”Golden Age of Newscasts is Now - on NPR,” and it’s available online at http://www.miller-mccune.com/media/golden-age-of-newscasts-is-now-on-npr-23308/. Raluca also reports, “I've accepted an invitation to write two chapters for The Palgrave Handbook of International Radio, to be edited by John Allen Hendricks. The collection will be published in the fall of 2011. The two chapters are titled, “The World Through An American Lens: The Case of NPR” and “From Isolated and Controlled to Integrated and Democratic: Romanian Radio Found Its Voice.”
Assistant Professor Michael Dahlstrom and other colleagues across ISU have created the Science Communication @ ISU Project, a research group interested in how science can be ethically and effectively communicated in policy controversies. The group held the first of its ongoing monthly colloquium series on Tuesday, October 5th where Fred Kauffeld of Edgewood College, Madison, Wisconsin attended and spoke on argumentative commitments speakers undertake to induce thought and consideration of an issue. Michael also incorporated the U.S. Department of Energy's Ames Laboratory into his science communication class into what Ames Lab is calling the "Greenlee Project." Students are granted access to the researchers and their labs and challenged to effectively cover non-breakthrough science research. In return, the students get professional feedback on their work and strong stories may be sent up to the DOE for potential publication at the national level.
Contact: Michael Dahlstrom, Assistant Professor email@example.com
Associate Professor Suman Lee reports three publications, adding to several already published in the past year:
Senior Lecturer Erin Wilgenbusch had the opportunity last month to participate in a Social Media Boot Camp at PRSA Headquarters in NYC. Facilitator Eric Schwartzman shared ways to integrate social media strategies into existing public relations plans. Watch for a full report on the GSJC website soon.
She also reports that her sections of JLMC 305 and 321 will be working with University Museum's Education Director Nancy Girard on several projects this fall that will be used in conjunction with exhibits this spring. Students will be writing media kits, photo essays and exhibit brochures.
Erin also advises the ISU PRSSA chapter, which has been busy this fall:
Contact: Erin Wilgenbusch, Senior Lecturer firstname.lastname@example.org