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Harvard’s Lawrence Lessig here on Dec. 2

Harvard Law professor, Creative Commons founder and free culture activist Lawrence Lessig will be on campus Dec. 2.

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Lessig has spent his career battling overly restrictive copyright regulation in front of the U.S. Supreme Court and in the U.S. Congress. He’ll address his role in the copyright wars and his new role as head of Harvard’s Safra Center for Ethics. There, he is focusing on questions of governance, corruption and the growing use of private money in public institutions.

Thanks to Tech Trends, the Dept. of Journalism and Public Relations, the School of Media and Communication, the College of Technology, the Dept. of American Cultural Studies, BGeXperience, the Dept. of Telecommunications and the Dept. of English for supporting his visit.

His lecture, titled “From Copyright to Corruption and Back Again,” will be at 7 p.m. in the BTSU theatre. All are welcome.

Congratulations to Dr. Ha and Dr. Yun for their research grants

Dr. Ha and Dr. Yun were awarded with grants from Toledo Blade and BGSU SPAR office.

This research project consists of two parts.  The first one is a Northwest Ohio newspaper and media use tracking study for three consecutive years.  The second one is a study of netbook distribution as a new newspaper business model.

Dr. Park and Dr. Yun’s new publication in Communication Research

New publication by Dr. Park and Dr. Yun

Park, S., McSweeney, J., & Yun, G. (2009) Intervention of eating disorder symptomatology using educational mass communication messages. Communication Research, 36(5), 677-697.

This study explored an intervention of body image disturbance by employing short educational messages. A public service announcement (PSA) comprised of a realistic body image photo and a text emphasizing genetic diversity of body types improved young women’s body satisfaction, although it did not affect the size of ideal femalebody norm. A variation of the PSA, an alignment ad, generated a similarly positive effect on body satisfaction. The alignment ad, in comparison to a control, also increased the size of ideal female-body norm. At the same time, these positive main effects were mostly due to the gains in body satisfaction and the size of ideal female-body norm by women whose body satisfaction was relatively undamaged to begin with. For women who were already suffering from low body satisfaction, the educational messages interacted with the predisposition to further deteriorate body satisfaction and the norm of ideal female body. Theoretical implications of these effects were discussed and practical suggestions were made for healthy body image advocates.

Dr. Ekstrand ICS Lecture, November 10th at 1:00

Revealing John Doe: The Origins and Culture of Anonymous Speech in U.S. Law

Victoria Ekstrand
Tuesday, November 10th at 1:00
Room 207 (Mylander) BTSU

Is there a disjunction between how the law recognizes anonymous speech and how the public perceives it?

Professor Ekstrand’s talk provides a discussion of anonymous speech in U.S. historical and cultural traditions. Central to her talk is the examination of arguments by parties that have appeared before courts to defend its protection, while also drawing on interviews with those who have used anonymous speech in these cases to advance some political or social cause.

For more information, click here.

Jason Jackson, a four-time Emmy winner and alum, guest lecture

Jason Jackson, a 1994 TCOM alum, will speak at 11:30 a.m.-12:20 p.m. WH121 on October 2 (Friday) to the TCOM2600 class and all are welcome to attend.

Jason is a courtside reporter for HEAT telecasts on Sun Sports. Jackson, a four-time Emmy winner, is a versatile broadcasting veteran of over 18 years. He currently hosts The Jax Show on Sports Radio 560 WQAM, and for three seasons (2004-2007) Jackson hosted the post-game coverage for Miami Dolphins’ radio broadcasts

From 1995-2002, Jackson was an anchor/reporter at ESPN. He anchored NBA 2Night, NBA Matchup and co-hosted ESPN Radio’s Gameday. Jackson served as host for ESPN’s coverage of the NBA All-Star Game and the NBA Finals from 1997-2002. He was also a regular contributor to SportsCenter, ESPNews and’s NBA page.

When he was at BGSU, he was news director, anchor and a talk show host at WFAL-AM and WBGU-FM.