Dr. Clayton received the BGSU Institute for the Study of Culture and Society fellowship as a scholar in residence to conduct his research project titled, “Infrastructure of Feeling: Media, Materialism, and Struggles for the Geographies of Culture.” He will not teach courses in spring 2013 (not 2012).
Dr. Sung-Yeon Park and Mark Cruea coauthored article, “Gender disparity in video game usage: A third-person perception-based explanation” has been accepted for publication in the refereed scholarly journal, Media Psychology. Mark Cruea is a Ph.D. graduate of the School of Media and Communication of BGSU and currently an assistant professor at Ohio Northern University.
Ph.D students Ling Fang, Xiao Hu, Kristy Shi and TCOM Department Chair, Dr. Louisa Ha, won three debut top paper awards in two divisions of 2012 Broadcast Education Association Annual Convention in Las Vegas.
Ling Fang and Louisa Ha’s paper, “Who are the heavy Facebook Users among College Students?” won the first place debut paper in Interactive Media and Emerging Technologies Division.
Xiao Hu and Louisa Ha’s paper, “SNS as the Bellwether in Cyberspace: A Study on SNS Involvement and Online Media Use.,” won the second place debut paper in Interactive Media and Emerging Technologies Division.
Kristy Shi, Louisa Ha and Xiaoming Hao’s paper, “3G MVAS Market in China: Analysis of Strategic Alliances from Resource-based Perspective,” won the first place debut paper in Management, Marketing and Programming Division.
Dr. Tom Mascaro’s paper, “Under Fire: The Rise of NBC News Documentary Producer Ted Yates,” has won first place in the open division of the Documentary Division of the 2012 Broadcast Education Association Annual Convention in Las Vegas. The paper was based on archival research in the National Security Council files of the Lyndon Johnson Library, as well as personal papers of Ted Yates and Jim Norling, never before opened.
TCOM Professor and Chair Louisa Ha and doctoral student Ling Fang’s article will be published in Telematics and Informatics, a refereed scholarly journal on new media technology and theory. This is the first journal publication out of the Blade research project in addition to five other refereed conference papers based on the Blade project accepted by AEJMC Annual Convention in the past year and this year .
Ha, L. & Fang, L. (in press) Explaining Time Displacement of Traditional News Media Use by the Internet: Niche Breadth, Overlap, Competitive Superiority and Internet Experience, Telematics and Informatics.
Dr. Louisa Ha was invited by University of Macao’s Department of Communication and Hong Kong Polytechnic University to talk about her research on online advertising on January 17 and January 27, 2011 respectively. She is on faculty improvement leave this spring. Dr. Gi Woong Yun is the acting chair of the department.
Dr. Louisa Ha was invited to serve on the National Science Foundation grant reviewer panel for the Directorate for Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE). She will be in Washington DC on Nov 18-19 to join other reviewers to review NSF grant applications.
Ed Niemi, a 1996 TCOM alum and Chair of the TCOM Alumni Advisory Board’s Development Committee, will give a talk to the TCOM4630 Telecommunications Programming class this Tuesday 11/16 at 9:30 a.m. WH018 on his experience in launching the Sportstime Ohio Network in Cleveland and careers in sports cable networks.
Ed Niemi is the Vice President of Affiliate Relations & Distribution for SportsTime Ohio (STO). STO is a regional sports network and the TV home of the Cleveland Indians. Based in Cleveland, Ohio, Ed is responsible for all aspects of the Affiliate Sales Department including negotiating distribution contracts and developing and maintaining strong relationships with STO’s cable and satellite affiliates. Ed has been in the cable industry since graduating with a BA in Communications, working in local ad sales for Cablevision and affiliates sales and marketing for Fox Cable Networks. While at BGSU, Ed was a member of the Men’s Golf Team.
Bob Braunlich, VP of ESPN Event Operations, and a 1976 TCOM Alumnus, will speak to Dr. Liggett TCOM4390 class in Olscamp 213 this Wednesday Nov 10 at 4:30 on his career path and work at ESPN. All TCOM students and the public are welcome to attend.
Below is a biography of Braunlich:
At BGSU for Grad School from Fall 1974 to Fall 1978. Masters degree and work towards Doctorate. Extensive work at WBGU radio and WBGU TV, plus was a TA for undergrad TV Production classes. January 1978 to Dec 1981- on the faculty in the Broadcasting Dept at Central Michigan University. Taught classes plus managed two campus radio stations and a campus CATV operation. Started a company with 2 other gentlemen at that time doing industrial and PR oriented video. Also worked for regional CATV company. Packed up and moved from Michigan to NYC in March of 1982. Started at ABC network in April of 1982 as a Production Manager. Did mostly in-house studio type wrap shows for first 2 years, then did field work as a PM for 8 years. Hit over 150 days annually on the road and decided to jump to management side when an opportunity arose. Became a Production Executive at ABC Sports. Involved in the planning and execution of events from idea through completion- Above and below the line. In 2003 became VP of Remote Operations for ABC Sports. In 2006 Disney merged ABC Sports into ESPN. Became a VP in ESPN Event Operations. Now based out of Bristol, Connecticut (ESPN’s headquarters) rather than NYC. Past shows include- 2 Olympics, Pan Am Games from Cuba, Auto Racing, Monday Night Football, 2 SuperBowls, Horse Racing, College Football, Baseball, NYC Marathon, Golf. Present shows under my watch include- College Football, Basketball and Baseball. BCS Bowl Games, College GameDay, Horse Racing, Entertainment events, Golf and any show involving air on ABC.
Dr. Louisa Ha’s article, “Advertising Research on Asian Countries and Ethnic Groups: A twenty year trend analysis and State of Art Review” will be published in the forthcoming June 2010 issue of Dimensions, a refereed Journal of Management from IBS Mumbai.