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Emerging Media Research Cluster Spring Open Presentations


Emerging Media Research Cluster

School of Media and Communication

Spring 2016  Open Presentations
West Hall 310


March 25  Friday     1:30 p.m

  1. “Effects of Data Collection Mode and Response Entry Device on Survey Response Quality” 

by Louisa Ha, Chenjie Zhang and Weiwei Jiang

(2016 Information and Telecommunications Education and Research Conference (ITERA) Katherine Snow Research Award Finalist)

  1. “Persuasion Knowledge and The Third-Person Effect in the World of User-Generated Content: the Use of YouTube Product Review Videos, Electronic Word-of-Mouth and Online Video Advertising”

by Louisa Ha, Chang Bi, Ruonan Zhang, Chenjie Zhang, Liu Yang, Tao Zhang, Jarrett Connelly, Mohammad Abuljadail and Ling Fang (Work in Progress)


April 15 Friday  1:30 p.m.

“Current Citation Trends of Journalism and Mass Communication Scholarship and the Role of Total Online Access as a Predictor of Citations” 

by  Louisa Ha, Weiwei  Jiang, Chang Bi, Ruonan Zhang, Tao Zheng and Xiaoli Wen

(Paper accepted by the World Journalism Education Congress, Auckland, New Zealand, July, 2016)

April 22  Friday 1:30 p.m.

  1. “Smartphone Literacy, Loneliness, and Ego-Integrity Among Older Adults”

by Kisun Kim (Paper accepted by the 2016 International Communication Association Conference”

  1. “Parasocial Interaction with YouTubers”

by Ruonan Zhang (Work in Progress)


SMC Ph.D. alumna Joy (Chin-Chung) Chao received tenure and promotion at the University of Nebraska-Omaha and two university research grants

Dr. Joy (Chin-Chung) Chao, a BGSU SMC Ph.D. alumna, received tenure and promotion to associate professor in the School of Communication at the University of Nebraska at Omaha this spring.  She is also the only faculty in the history of her school to receive two research grants at her university in the same year.

Dr. Chao’s research proposal, “From Professionals to First Ladies: The Role of Liyuan Peng and Michelle Obama in the Media’s Portrayal” has been awarded for Faculty Research International (FRI) grant award in the amount of $5,000.

In Fall 2014, she was awarded a 2015 UCRCA grant for her proposal titled, “I Am in the Homeless Home or I Am always on the Way Home: Formatting Identity and Imagined Community through Ethnic Media Use.”

Previously, she received a FRI grant award in 2013-2014 for $5,000, which led to the publication: Chao, C. C., & Tian, D. (2014). Disputes over the Diaoyu/Senkaku Islands: Communication tactics and grand strategies. Journal of International Relations and Foreign Policy, 2(2), 19-47.

Ha’s lecture series in University of Nebraska-Omaha featured in School of Communication Studies Newsletter

Telecommunications Professor Louisa Ha visited University of  Nebraska-Omaha as its University of Committee Advancement for Teaching speaker on Online Teaching and gave a series of lectures with graduate students and faculty of the School of Communication Studies.  Details are featured in its newsletter


In addition, she was also invited to talk about her research on US audiences’ responses to digital TV multicasting and how to get involved in Journalism and Mass Communication Quarterly in the research and creative activity colloquium in the University of Nebraska-Lincoln:



Ha to speak at both University of Nebraska-Omaha and University of Nebraska-Lincoln

School of Media and Communication professor Louisa Ha will speak to the faculty and staff of  the University of Nebraska-Omaha on Do’s and Don’ts in online teaching on March 12 as a university invited speaker for instructional development.

This is part of her Nebraska trip during spring break in which she will also speak to graduate students and faculty in the University of Nebraska-Omaha (UNO) about her research in social and mobile media and her career and editorship in Journalism and Mass Communication Quarterly.   The organizer of the Omaha trip is Dr. Joy Chao, SMC alum and assistant professor in School of Communication of UNO.

In addition, Ha will also speak at a research colloquium of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln on March 13 on her research on US  digital broadcast subchannel viewing:  A comparison of Commercial and Public Broadcast Channels.


TCOM senior Jimmi Gangwer received paid internship from Academy of Television (Emmy) foundation internship program in Losa Angeles

TCOM senior Jimmi Gangwer, received the paid internship from the highly competitive Academy of Television (Emmy) foundation internship program. She will work at SJ2 Entertainment in Los Angeles starting late June/early July in post-production.

TCOM faculty and graduate students to present 7 papers in 2014 AEJMC Conference in Montreal

Department of Telecommunications faculty (in bold) and graduate students (italics) will present 7 refereed competitive papers in 2014 AEJMC Conference in Montreal:

1. Ha, Louisa, Xu, Ying, Yang, Chen, Wang, Fang, Yang, Liu, Jiang, Weiwei, Abuljadail, Mohammad, Hu, Xiao and Gabay, Itay (2014). News Content Engagement or News Medium Engagement?  A Longitudinal Analysis of News Consumption Since the Rise of  Social and Mobile Media 2009-2012.  Paper to be presented at the Mass Communication and Society Division, Association for Education in Journalism and  Mass Communication Annual Conference, Montreal, Canada, August 6-9.

2. Abuljadail, Mohammad, Yang, Liu, & Wang, Fang (2014). What Motivates Online Shoppers to “Like” Brands’ Facebook Fan Pages.
Paper to be presented at the Media Management and Economics Division, Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication Annual Conference, , Montreal, Canada, August 6-9.

3. Lee, Yen-I & Tetteh, Dina (2014).  Mobile Health Apps Use: The Role of Ownership, Health Efficacy and Motivation. Paper
to be presented at the Graduate Students Interest Group, Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication Annual Conference, Montreal, Canada, August 6-9.

4. Kim, J., & Park, Sung-Yeon (2014, August). The Effects of Generation Identity and Fit to Prototype on Hostile Media Perception and
Willingness to Speak. Paper to be presented at the Korean American Communication Association Session, Association for
Education in Journalism & Mass Communication Annual Conference, , Montreal, Canada

5. Yun, Gi Woong, Morin, David, Park, Sanghee, Joa, Claire, Labbe, Brett, Lim, J., Lee, S. & Hyun, D. (2014). Tweeting flu and setting agenda on Twitter network. Paper to be presented at the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication Annual Conference,  Montreal, Canada.

6. Yun, Gi Woong, Park, Sanghee, Joa, Claire, Jiang, Jing, Ha, Louisa, Morin, David, & Lim, J. (2014). Local vs. Hyperlocal newspaper: Community actor perception, readership, and advertising effects. Paper to be presented at the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication Annual Conference, Montreal, Canada.

7. Morin, David & Yun, Gi Woong (2014). Peering over the ideological wall: Examining priming effects among political partisans. Paper to be presented at the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication Annual Conference, Montreal, Canada.


Ha spoke on media ratings and media literacy in Toledo Blade article

Louisa Ha, Chair of Telecommunications, provided her opinion on media ratings in Toledo Blade article ran on April 27, titled, “Rating the Ratings: Some parents say current systems aren’t reliable.”

2013 TCOM student production award winners announced on April 26’s TCOM Award Ceremony

The 3rd annual TCOM student production award ceremony was held on April 26.  See the award-winners’ pictures at the TCOM student association Facebook page and watch and listen to the winning entries at   The virtual special alumni guest is Andy Nwoye, ’01, broadcast designer at Sinclair Broadcast Group, who addressed the winners with his thoughtful comments and suggestions in a video commentary.

TCOM Career Day March 22 with President of Ohio Cable & Telecom. Asso as keynote speaker

TCOM Career Day Friday, March 22nd

The TCOM Student Association, the Department of Telecommunications, and the BGSU Career Center are jointly organizing the 2nd TCOM Career Day on March 22 Friday with alumni career panel, company presentations, luncheon, and on-site interviews.  The alumni career panel and company presentations are open to the public.  Students sign up for on-site interviews via WorkNet.

Alumni Career Panel- 10:30 BTSU Room 315

Faculty Moderator:  Dr. Ewart Skinner

Annamarie Iannetta- marketing associate, MedCity Media, Cleveland, providing support for the company’s events, marketing and business development.

Jeffrey Warnement- Director of Photography of Bartha, an events production company in Columbus, OH

Jon Sinton- Co-Founder and the President, Progressive Voices, Inc., a nonprofit educational organization whose initial product is the Progressive Voices App for smartphones and tablets, Atlanta, Georgia.

Anthony Bellino- Co-Host/Producer of “Drive Time” on CBS Sports Radio 106.5 The Ticket, Radio PxP Broadcaster, & Public Address Announcer, Toledo, OH

Gil Gonzalez – Director, Conference and Meetings, Association of Performing Arts Presenters (APAP), Washington DC

Andree Kinnee –  Assignment Desk Manager, WJW-TV, Cleveland

Company Presentation 11:30 BTSU Room 315

Faculty Moderator:  Mr. Stephen Merrill

Sinclair Broadcasting WKEF 22 ABC, WRGT Dayton: Wes Finley, News Director

Toledo 05  CW- Cheryl Lightfoot, Fulfillment Coordinator, Local Stations

WKFM/WLKR (Radio) Milan, Ohio – Bill Forthofer, General Manager

WMNT-TV Toledo – Melyssa Knight, General Manager

Time Warner Cable: Cheryl Ridgway , Time Warner Cable

Luncheon 12:30 BTSU room 228 (prior registration required)

Menu- Served Lunch: Grilled Chicken Sandwich, Greens and Herb Salad, Soup of the day, Fresh Fruit, Mini cookies and brownies, Lemonade and water. Vegetarian menu available.

Keynote speaker- Ed Kozelek,  President of the Ohio Cable and Telecommunications Association

On-site interviews for jobs and internships

WTOL, Toledo (BTSU307)

CW/WT05, Toledo (BTSU309)

WKFM/WKLM, Milan, OH (WH200)

WKEF-TV, 22 ABC, WRGT Fox45,  Sinclair Broadcasting, Dayton, OH (BTSU318)

WMNT- TV Toledo (BTSU407)

Association of Performing Arts Presenters, Washington DC (WH023)