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Dr. Oliver Boyd-Barrett, Sao Paulo and Recife in Brazil. The presentations were supported by the US Consulate.

Oliver Boyd-Barrett:   invite or guest presentations over the past few days to four universities in Sao Paulo and Recife in Brazil. The presentations were supported by the US Consulate.

(2011) Invited speaker and panelist at a seminar on International News coverage and its New Challenges (A cobertura internacional e seus novos desafios), with the additional participation of Alberto Gaspar (TV Globo), Maria Cleidejane Esperidião (UMESP) and Pedro Aguiar (Pesquisador do Grupo de Pesquisa em Políticas e Economia Política da Informação e da Comunicação da UFRJ) at the Auditório do Edifício Capa, Campus Rudge Ramos, da UMESP em São Bernardo do Campo (São Paulo) (Universidade Metodist), Brazil. May 10th.

(2011) Invited guest speaker to the Catholic University, Recife, on Cenários e tendências contemporâneas de fluxos de notícias: múltiplos agentes, novas audiências (Contemporary Trends in News Flow: Multiple Agents, New Audiences), with the participation of the Programa de Pós-Graduação em Comunicação da Universidade Federal de Pernambuco (PPGCom-UFPE), em parceria com a Universidade Católica de Pernambuco e o consulado dos Estados Unidos no Recife. May 5th.

(2011) Invited guest speaker to Fundação Cásper Líbero, São Paulo, Brazil, on Agências de notícias e a Internet (News agencies and the Internet), to an audience that included Faculdade de Comunicação e é uma ação conjunta do Comtec (UMESP) e do Grupo de Pesquisa Tecnologia, Comunicação e Cultura de Rede (Teccred) do Programa de Pós-Graduação da Cásper Libero. May 3rd.

(2011) Invited guest speaker to Programa de Pós-Graduação em Comunicação da UMESP, in São Paulo, Brazil, on Hegemony and Counter-Hegemony in 24/7 Satellite Television News, May 2nd.

Congratulations to our Colleague Radhika

Rohit Chopra and Radhika Gajjala, Global Media, Culture, and Identity:

Theory, Cases, and Approaches (New York: Routledge, 2011).

This edited volume examines the ways that global media shapes relations between place, culture, and identity. Through the included essays, Chopra and Gajjala offer a mix of theoretical reflections and empirical case studies that will help readers understand how the media can shape cultural identities and, conversely, how cultural formations can influence the political economy of global media. The interdisciplinary, international scholars gathered here push the discussion of what it means to do global media studies beyond uncritical celebrations of global media technologies (or

globalization) as well as beyond perspectives that are a priori dismissive of the possibilities of global media.

Some of the key questions and themes that the international contributors explore within the text include: Is the global audience of global television the same as the global audience of the internet?

Can we conceptualize the global culture-media-identity dynamic beyond the discourse of postcolonialism? How does the globalization of media affect feelings of nationalism? How is the growth of a consumer “global middle class” spread, and resisted, through media? Global Media, Identity, and Culture takes a comparative media approach to addressing these, and other, issues across media forms including print, television, film, and new media.

BGSU Forensics & Debate Team Kicks off Season with a Win

BGSU Forensics & Debate Team Kicks off Season with a Win
This past weekend the Falcon Forensics Team kicked off the 2010-11 season with a win at the Ohio Forensics Association Fall Tournament at Ohio University – Zanesville Campus. Participating were Heidelberg University, Malone University, Muskingum University, Cedarville University, Marietta College & BGSU with a combined 56 individual entries. BGSU received honors in 100% of our 23 events, with all team members earning an award. The team also earned 1st place ranking in 10 of 11 events. BGSU Falcon Forensics Results:
Informative Speaking
1st place Nicholas Blaine

Persuasive Speaking
1st place Nicholas Blaine
2nd place Jacob Redfern

Communication Analysis
1st place Katharine Hodgdon
2nd place Nicholas Blaine

After Dinner Speaking
1st place Brigid Randolph
2nd place Erin Veller

Extemporaneous Speaking
1st place Nicholas Blaine
3rd place Jacob Redfern
6th place Mandy Montgomery

Impromptu Speaking
1st place Jacob Redfern
4th place Erin Veller
6th place Samantha Kirsch
7th place Brigid Randolph

DUO Interpretation
1st place Erin Veller/Samantha Kirsch

Prose Interpretation
1st place Erin Veller
2nd place Shirley O’Nan
4th place Samantha Kirsch
6th place Brigid Randolph

Poetry Interpretation
1st place Katharine Hodgdon

Program Interpretation
2nd place Jacob Redfern

Dramatic Interpretation
1st place Samantha Kirsch
2nd place Katharine Hodgdon

The Falcon Forensics Team next heads to James Madison University in two weeks for our first away tournament. Falcon Forensics is a co-curricular undergraduate program offered through the School of Media & Communication, Department of Communication.

Paul Wesley Alday
Director of Forensics, Speech & Debate

Faculty Accomplishments

Terry L. Rentner presented “Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Prevention Among American Indian-Alaskan Native Communities: Reaching Underserved Populations and Reducing Health Disparities” to the Center for Disease Control’s National Conference on Health Communication, Marketing and Media Aug. 17-19 in Atlanta. Drs. Lara Lengel and Lynda Dixon were co-authors on the paper.

Rentner, T.L. & Lengel, L. (2010). Ethics, culture, and global social marketing campaigns. In International Communications and Ethics. Nikolaev, A. (ed.). Palgrave Macmillion.

The Department of Journalism and Public Relations received full accreditation in May from the Accrediting Council for Education in Journalism and Journalism and Mass Communication. The program has been accredited since 1974.