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Public Lecture on Media Convergence by BGSU Centennial Alumni Recipient

Dr. David Kennedy, a BGSU Centennial Alumni Award Recipient, will give a public lecture organized by the Department of Telecommunications, titled, “Radio, Televison and Convergence, Brought to You by the Web,” on April 23 Friday at 11:30 a.m. West Hall.  A TCOM alumni gathering honoring him will follow after teh lecture.

Dave is the CEO of Flycast, Inc., a mobile media network with cutting edge applications for smartphones.   He is a 1976 M.A. and 1981 Ph.D. alumni of the former Radio Television Film program.

He received many industry awards including the Broadcaster of the Year by Radio Ink and the Beville Award for Audience Research from the National Asssociation of Broadcasters and Broadcast Education Association.

TCOM summer course offerings in 2010

Summer 2010 one final

Summer TCOM 2

Department of Telecommunications SUMMER CLASSES 2010: register now

–          All online classes that you can take any where

–          Open to all majors



First six weeks classes (May 17-June 25 )

  1. TCOM2700 Minorities in Video and Film (Mr. Dave Moody) – fulfill university’s cultural diversity and Arts and Sciences college’s humanities requirement
  2. TCOM3550 Global Telecommunications System (Dr. Ewart Skinner) – required for all TCOM majors and minors, and fulfill Arts and Sciences college’s social science requirement


Second six weeks classes (June 28- August 6  )

  1. TCOM3600 Media Research (Dr. Srinivas Melkote) – required for all TCOM majors and fulfill Arts and Sciences college’s social science requirement
  2. TCOM4520 Online Social Media (Dr. Yun) – required for TCOM interactive media focus area and fulfill Arts and Sciences college’s social science requirement
  3. TCOM4530 Media Sales and Promotion (Dr. Louisa Ha)– required for TCOM media business or radio focus area and the career focus area of Sales and Communication, and Advertising in the Department of Communication
  4. TCOM4670/WS4670 Gender, Media and Culture  (Dr. Sung-Yeon Park) – fulfill university’s cultural diversity requirement

Dr. Ha is “Emerging Media and Challenges in Chinese Communities” special issue editor for the Chinese Journal of Communication

Dr. Ha is the “Emerging Media and Challenges in Chinese Communities” special issue editor for the Chinese Journal of Communication.  Papers will undergo a double blind peer review process.   Planned publication date is December 2010.

Launched in 2008 and published by Routledge, Chinese Journal of Communication (CJoC) is an English language scholarly publication aimed at elevating Chinese communication studies along theoretical, empirical, and methodological dimensions. This special issue of the Chinese Journal of Communication (CJoC) is to address the impact and nature of emerging media in Chinese communities or comparison with other countries or ethnic communities.  Emerging media is defined as message delivery vehicles achieving higher utilization among the general population, but has neither universally accepted technical standards for content transmission and display, nor established operation models such as revenue sources and content strategies.  Examples of emerging media are digital television, webcasting, podcasting, cellular phones, IPTV, blogs, social media and networking sites, etc. 

 China is at the forefront of emerging media.  The number of Internet users in China is the largest in the world and Chinese consumers are among the most avid users of media technologies.   The adoption of these media can have significant political, social, and economic implications on Greater China and present challenges to the current media industry structure there.  The use of the emerging media by overseas Chinese can reconnect them to the mainland and connect them to the Chinese around the world.

 Topics for papers could include, but are by no means limited to:

  1. Political, social or economic impact of emerging media on Greater China and other Chinese communities
  2. Public perception of emerging media and their role in politics and formation of public opinion
  3. Comparison of the use of emerging media between Chinese and non-Chinese markets
  4. Comparison of emerging media use in different Chinese markets
  5. Business models of emerging media in Chinese markets
  6. Market competition and management of emerging media in Chinese markets
  7. Comparison of  the use of different emerging media by Chinese consumers
  8. Policy and regulatory issues on emerging media in Greater China.
  9. Online advertising, online games, and Internet search services development in Greater China
  10. Audience measurement of emerging media in Greater China
  11. Methodological issues in studying emerging media in Chinese communities

  Both quantitative and qualitative approaches to the issue are welcome.  We especially encourage the collaboration of Chinese scholars and non-Chinese scholars to submit manuscript to this issue to facilitate exchange of ideas and offer cross-national perspectives on the issue.

 Submissions should conform to the editorial guidelines of the Chinese Journal of Communication to be found at under “Instructions for Authors.” Papers for consideration in this special edition should be emailed to:

 Chinese Journal of Communication (CJoC) is a refereed journal serving as an important international platform for students and scholars in Chinese communication studies to exchange ideas and research results. Interdisciplinary in scope, it examines subjects in all Chinese societies in Mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Macau, Singapore, and the global Chinese diaspora.  The journal will be published quarterly beginning 2010.

The CJoC welcomes research articles using social scientific or humanistic approaches on such topics as mass communication, journalism studies, telecommunications, rhetoric, cultural studies, media effects, new communication technologies, organizational communication, interpersonal communication, advertising and PR, political communication, communications law and policy, and so on. Articles employing historical and comparative analysis focused on traditional Chinese culture as well as contemporary processes such as globalization, deregulation, and democratization are also welcome.

Published by Routledge, CJoC is institutionally based at the Communication Research Centre, the School of Journalism and Communication, the Chinese University of Hong Kong . For more information and submission instructions, please visit


Jose Cardenas is Director of Photography of supernatural thriller film to be premiered this March

Jose Cardenas is the Director of Photography of the supernatural thriller Closed for the Season. The film will be premiered on March 14 in the Monster-Mania. The film was produced by BGSU alum Jay Ellison’s ShadowCast Pictures and several TCOM students were crew members for the movie.

Ph.D. Alum Dr. Joy Chao received 2009 Emerald/EMFD Outstanding Doctoral Research Award

Dr.  Joy Chao, the dissertation advisee of Dr. Louisa Ha and our Ph.D. graduate in 2008, received the 2009 Emerald/EFMD Outstanding Doctoral Research Award in the Leadership and Organization Development category for her dissertation titled,”Cultural values and anticipations of female leadership styles in non-profit organizations: A study of Rotary Clubs in Taiwan and the United States.” The dissertation excerpt will be published as an article in Leadership & Organization Development Journal. She’ll also receive a cash award of 1,500 pounds. Joy is now working as an assistant professor in the School of Communication in the University of Nebraska-Omaha.

Drs. Louisa Ha and COMM faculty Canchu Lin’s Blackboard research project results published in two journals

  • Drs. Louisa Ha (TCOM) and Canchu Lin’s (COMM)  universitywide study of the BGSU Blackboard system is published and in press in two prestigious referee scholarly journals:  Journal of Higher Education and Journal of Computer Information System.  The former journal is the top academic journal in higher education and the latter is the identified as an A* journal in Information Systems by the Excellence in Research in Australia.

Lin, C., & Ha, Louisa  (2009). Subculture and use of a communication information technology in higher education institutions. Journal of Higher Education, 80 (5), 564-590.

  • Lin, C. and Louisa Ha (in press).Subculture, Critical Mass, and Technology Use,” Journal of Computer Information Systems.

Dr. Ha to attend the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Faculty Seminar in LA

Dr. Louisa Ha was selected to be the faculty fellow to attend the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Faculty Seminar in Los Angeles from November 10-14, 2009 where she’ll meet with many different broadcast and cable network executives on the latest in the production, management and programming in the TV industry.  She’ll also meet with TCOM alumni in LA during her trip.