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On Sept. 13, the seventh year of the ISU Meredith Apprentice Program will begin. Deb Gibson is proud to introduce the 2010-11 participants:
- Better Homes and Gardens: Lauren Frandsen. Lauren is an Ames native, majoring in journalism and minoring in music and philosophy. Lauren serves as vice president for public relations for ISU's Student Union Board, is a staff writer for Uhuru magazine and is a committee member for the Memorial Union's Maintenance Shop. She has worked as a DJ for KURE, the campus radio station, and has performed as part of the ISU Wind Ensemble and the ISU Jazz Band. She is a member of the Gaffer's Guild on campus, has participated in the ISU honors program and is a Dean's List student.
- Diabetic Living: Toni Mortensen. Toni hails from Panora, and carries a double major in journalism and apparel merchandising, design and production. She has written for both Ethos and Trend magazines on campus, and has interned at the Ames Convention and Visitors Bureau. Toni recently was named co-editor in chief of Trend magazine. She is a supervisor for the ISU Admissions Office call center, is a member of Alpha Delta Pi sorority and is a Dean's List student. Toni has managed her own diabetes since she was a child, and has participated for several years at Camp Hertko Hollow, both as a camper and a counselor.
- Decor/Cottage Living/Remodel: Leslie Marshall. Leslie is a graduate of Indianola High School where she was active as a United Way volunteer. She is majoring in journalism with a minor in design studies. She is a member of the ISU Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA). She is an active ISU volunteer as well, having served on the VEISHEA tournaments committee, and as the Greek Week co-chair, assistant membership vice president and personal and chapter enrichment chairwoman for her sorority, Gamma Phi Beta. Leslie's passions are home decor and scrapbooking.
- DIY/Storage/Holidays: Hannah Gilman. Hannah was born and raised in Cedar Rapids. She is double majoring in journalism and the College of Design's graphic design program. She is a Dean's List student and a recipient of the President's ACE Award at Iowa State. Hannah recently was selected as co-editor in chief of Trend magazine. Hannah has worked as a writer for Ethos magazine and as a graphic designer for Trend magazine. She has been an active volunteer in her hometown, participating in Theatre Cedar Rapids and assisting at the Hiawatha Public Library and St. Luke's Hospital.
- MIM: Kelsey Jacobs. Kelsey also hails from Cedar Rapids. She has a double major in journalism and women's studies, with a minor in French. She writes for Ethos magazine, and also has worked as a sportswriter for the Iowa State Daily. Kelsey has interned for the ISU women's studies program, and is a student assistant in the ISU Admissions Office enrollment services department. She is a student admissions caller and participates in the ISU Lyrica women's choir. She is a Dean's List student and has received her advanced open water scuba certification.
- Ready Made: Jeremy Orr. Jeremy grew up in Spencer, and previously attended South Dakota State University and Iowa State in the 1990s. After several years in restaurant management, he is now enrolled in the College of Design's graphic design program, with minors in advertising and digital media. He works as a research assistant for Sela Sar, assistant professor of advertising at ISU's Greenlee School, and is a seasonal employee at the university's Reiman Gardens. He also has worked as a freelance graphic designer for Five Vistas LLC in Scottsdale, Ariz.
- SIM: Kelsey Wolfswinkel. Kelsey is a native of Sibley. She is majoring in the College of Design's graphic design program, with a minor in journalism. She has produced freelance graphic design work for Iowa Gun Owners, Professional Firearms Training, LLC and the Run for Rita organization. She has interned with Bedford Industries Inc. in its graphic design and production departments. Kelsey is a member of the Graphic Design Student Association, and has served on mission trips to El Salvador.
- Interactive Design: John Andrews. John grew up in Lake Elmo, Minn., and is majoring in the College of Design's graphic design program. John is an Eagle Scout, and has worked the past several summers as director of White Pine Camp, part of the Tomahawk Scout Reservation in Minnesota. He is an active member of the Pi Kappa Phi fraternity at Iowa State, is a member of the ISU Ski and Snowboard Club, and is a selected member of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars. His interests include long-exposure photography (light painting) and aerosol art.
Contact: Debra Gibson, Meredith Apprenticeship Coordinator firstname.lastname@example.org
Good News Concerning:
Eric Abbott has been invited to participate in a workshop supporting "Revitalizing Extension and Advisory Services: Opportunities and Challenges," organized by ISU's Global Extension. According to a news release, "The consultation/workshop is scheduled in Ames on Oct. 11. The purpose of the event is to identify and define areas of action that address emerging challenges and exploit opportunities in support of extension and rural advisory services."The session will be held in advance of the World Food Prize Symposium in Des Moines.
Contact: Eric Abbott, Professor, Director of Graduate Studies email@example.com
Jeff Ames is happy to report that once again he worked for Iowa Public Television to produce and edit features at the Iowa State Fair for IPT's nightly fair coverage. This is the 15th year he has produced and edited fair features.
Contact: Jeff Ames, Clinician: professional in residence firstname.lastname@example.org
Jeff Blevins reports the following after a productive summer:
I co-guest edited a special issue of Global Media Journal--Canadian Edition (vol. 3, no. 1, 2010) titled "international Perspectives on Network Neutrality." The issue includes an editorial co authored by the guest editors -- Blevins, J. L., & Shade, L. R. (2010) International Perspectives on Network Neutrality – Exploring the Politics of Internet Traffic Management and Policy Implications for Canada and the U.S. Global Media Journal – Canadian Edition, Vol. 3, No. 1 (pp. 1-8) -- Both are available online at http://www.gmj.uottawa.ca/current-issue_e.html
Additionally, I have three other peer-reviewed publications that I worked on over summer that are due out this fall:
- Blevins, J. L., & Brown, D. H. (2010, in press). Concerns about the Disproportionate Use of Economic Research in the FCC's Media Ownership Studies from 2002-2007. Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media, Vol. 54, No. 4.
- Blevins, J. L. (2010, in press). Applying the U.S. Safe Harbor Policy to Television Violence. Journal of Children and Media, Vol. 4, No. 4.
- Blevins, J. L., & Martinez, K. (2010). A Political-Economic History of FCC Policy on Minority Broadcast Ownership. The Communication Review, Vol. 13, No. 3.
Also of note:
- I have been invited to serve as a respondent and participant for the "The Broadband Act of 2011:Designing A Communications Act for the 21st Century" workshop at the New America Foundation, Washington, D.C., September 28-30, 2010. This is a by invitation only venue.
- I have also been invited to fulfill a Fulbright Senior Specialists Grant at Cairo University in Egypt.
- I served as a manuscript reviewer for The Information Society journal.
Lastly, my previously published research has been cited recently:
- Blevins, J. L. (2007). "The Political Economy of U.S. Broadcast Ownership Regulation and Free Speech after the Telecommunications Act of 1996," Democratic Communiqué, 21, no. 2.
- -- Was cited by Meehan, E. (2010). Media empires: Corporate structures and lines of control. Jump Cut: A Review of Contemporary Media, No. 52.
- Blevins, J. L., & Brown, D. H. (2006). Political Issue or Policy Matter? The U.S. Federal Communications Commission's Third Biennial Review of Broadcast Ownership Rules. Journal of Communication Inquiry, Vol. 30, No. 1 (pp. 21-41).
- -- Was cited by Obar, J.A., & Schejter (2010). Inclusion or Illusion? An Analysis of the FCC's Public Hearings on Media Ownership 2006-2007. Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media, Vol. 54, No. 2 (pp. 212-227).
- Blevins, J. L. (2002). Source Diversity After the Telecommunications Act of 1996: Media Oligarchs Begin to Colonize Cyberspace. Television & New Media, Vol. 3, No. 1 (pp. 95-112).
- -- Was cited by Simmons, C. (2010). Weaving a Web Within the Web: Corporate Consolidation of the Web, 1999-2008. Communication Review, Vol. 13, No. 2 (pp. 105-119).
- -- Was cited by Simone, M. A. (2010). Deliberative Democracy Online: Bridging Networks With Digital Technologies. Communication Review, Vol. 13, No. 2 (pp. 120-139).
Contact: Jeff Blevins, Assistant Professor email@example.com
Michael Bugeja reports the following:
- New electronic editions of two books, The Art and Craft of Poetry and Guide to Writing Magazine Nonfiction.
- Three articles forthcoming in The Chronicle of Higher Education and Inside Higher Ed.
- Invitation from the National Conference on Race and Ethnicity to be a key note speaker next summer in San Francisco.
Contact: Michael Bugeja, Director firstname.lastname@example.org
David Bulla won the College Award for Early Achievement in Teaching and Jacob Dekkenga for Excellence in Information Technology. (See the current Monthly Memo for details: http://www.jlmc.iastate.edu/news/monthlymemo/2010/may .)
Contact: David W. Bulla, Assistant Professor email@example.com
Raluca Cozma published "From Murrow to Mediocrity? Radio foreign news from World War II to the Iraq War," Journalism Studies, Vol. 11, No 5, 2010, pages 667-682.
She had a paper accepted for presentation at conference: "In Their Own Words: CBS Foreign Correspondents and Propaganda during World War II." To be presented at the AJHA Convention, Tucson, AZ, October 9.
She also reports these invited talks:
- "MySpace Politics: Uses and Gratifications of Befriending Candidates." To be presented to Dr. Lyombe Eko's PhD Seminar, whose theme this semester is "The Same and the Different: Comparative Media Studies," The University of Iowa, September 15.
- "The Constraints of Respectability - How Internal and External Pressures Can Limit Foreign Correspondents." To be presented at "A 20th Century Journey: The Influence of William L. Shirer - A Symposium on World Politics, Journalists and Their Impact on Society," Coe College, October 13-15.
Contact: Raluca Cozma, Assistant Professor firstname.lastname@example.org
Michael Dahlstrom is first author on a paper titled "Precision of Information, Sensational Information, and Self-Efficacy Information as Message-Level Variables Affecting Risk Perceptions" that was accepted for publication in Risk Analysis. He also presented the research paper, "The moderation of perceived realism by narrative causality on information acceptance: An example in science communication," at the annual ICA conference in Singapore and a second research paper, co-authored with Sela Sar, titled, "The influence of mood and information processing on recall: Exploring item-specific, relational and narrative processing,"at the annual AEJMC conference in Denver, CO.
Michael also began his second year on the executive board of the Communication Theory and Methodology division of AEJMC and will be serving as a co-PI for a NSF grant proposal on the role of communication of science in controversial policy-making.
Contact: Michael Dahlstrom, Associate Professor email@example.com
Gang Han published an article, titled "Terrorism stories require governmental sources for both U.S., Chinese newspapers," in Newspaper Research Journal as the first author (with Shoemaker, Lee, Wang and Zhang).
In addition to his presentations at ICA and AEJMC, he also presented a paper (with Wang), titled "'Made in China' and national image," to the Intercultural Communication Division at the 11th China National Convention of Communication in Beijing (China's largest annual conference for communication research) in early July.
He also reviewed a manuscript for the journal Du Bois Review: Social Science Research on Race for W. E. B. Du Bois Institute at Harvard University.
Contact: Gang Han, Assistant Professor firstname.lastname@example.org
Jay Newell writes:
- In research, I presented "Media Discontinuance: Modeling Diffusion "S" Curves to Declines in Traditional Media" at the AEJMC in Denver, accompanied by co-author and Greenlee grad student Ni Zhang. Also, the Prosper Foundation renewed my materials grant for access to the industry Simultaneous Media usage database for the coming two years, with an estimated value of $120k per year.
- In teaching, the Ad 230 class ran for the first time this summer. We took advantage of interns in high places, and did video conferences with Linley Bruess (Chicago Tribune Interactive), Jennifer Bunkofske (Warner Bros. Music) and Emilie Seda (VML Interactive). Additionally, teaching assistant Taylor Dunn took a video camera and filmed a walk-through of Des Moines' Harvest Research facility by research director (and ISU grad) Mike Irwin. Taylor liked what she saw: she's now an intern at Harvest.
- In service, I did interviews on product placement in the London Daily Telegraph, and on the intersection of marketing and CEO personality for TheStreet.com. The Ad Research paper competition for AEJMC drew 70+ papers and over 80 reviewers, and went well with the help of grad student Ni Zhang. Besides the usual AEJMC reviewing, I also reviewed for Journal of Broadcasting and Electronic Media and the Journal of Mobile Marketing. Additionally, I was appointed to AEJMC's national membership committee.
- And in a combination of research, teaching, and service, I was lucky enough to be appointed a Visiting Professor by the Advertising Education Foundation. Along with 15 other professors from around the country, I spent several days in New York getting top line briefings on the ad business at Google, J. Walter Thompson, Ogilvy and Young and Rubicam. Each professor was then assigned to his/her "own" agency for eight days. I was in residence at Universal-McCann, a media buying firm that handles about $4 billion annually from J&J, US Army, Chrysler and others companies. I interviewed dozens of staffers from corporate officers to interns, and then presented a lecture on media saturation.
Contact: Jay Newell, Assistant Professor email@example.com
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