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Dr. Park’s paper ranked 1st in Conference

Telecommunications Professor Dr. Sung-Yeon Park received first place for her paper in the Intergroup Communication Interest Group of the International Communication Association 2009 Conference in Chicago last May.

Her paper, “Explicating Mediated Intergroup Contact: A synthesis of the intergroup contact theory and media stereotype research,” came from her Peace Conference presentation last Fall.

Yoon Paper Selected for AEJMC Conference

Ki sung Yoon will present his paper on Catholic priests’ participation on a social movement in Korea, at a conference this March.

It was selected by the Religion and Media Interest Group, and will be presented at the Association for Education in Journalism & Mass Communication’s Midwinter Conference. The paper had been written for Dr. Gorsevski’s “Rhetoric for Globalization” class.

Congratulations, Ki sung!

Internship Opportunity

My name is Angie (Zwiebel) Gable, a TCOM grad of 2002!  I was also the GM of BG24 News, and one of Dr. Ha’s students.  I am working at West Central Ohio’s News Center, WOHL FOX 25, WLMO CBS 38, and WLQP ABC 18 in Lima, Ohio.  We are in need of an intern(s) for the news department.  Preferably someone who wants to report and can run camera.  There will also be a chance for some on-air work.  This is a non-paid position, but great experience.  If you could pass this message on to anyone that may be interested we would appreciate it!  You can give them my email address and contact info. below, and I can get them in touch with our news director.

Thanks so much, and Happy New Year!


Angie Gable
National Sales Manager
West Central Ohio News Center
419-224-8867 ext. 111
419-224-3167 fax

WFAL Shatters Own Records

Tim Reynolds

In a record-setting night, WFAL Falcon radio hosted a twelf-hour marathon this month, featuring Tim Reynolds from the Dave Matthews Band.

In a new high for the student-run station, more than 1,100 online listeners tuned in to hear Reynolds chat by phone about his musical career and the new Dave Matthews Band album. Some listeners to the show hailed from countries such as Brazil, Australia, Ireland and the Czech Republic.

“In my three years here, this completely annihilates any ratings I have ever witnessed,” WFAL General Manager Richard Ehrbar said in a press release. “On our analytics page, the numbers just kept going up, it never stopped, and it remained steady from the first hour to the last.”

Based on the response to the marathon, a similar show is planned for the future. The show was hosted by Tim Kilkenny, Matt Leininger, and Patrick Dougherty. The station can be heard online at

The press release can be read by clicking…HERE

Long Featured on NCA Web site

While browsing the National Communication Association Web site, one may stumble upon a familiar face – SCS Ph.D. student Bridget Long.

Featured in an article entitled, “Friending, Dating and ‘Facebooking:’ New Online Outlets Spark New Conversation”, Long is interviewed regarding the impact of social networking Web sites on the world of communication.

Concerning dating sites, Long said, “The internet used to be this place that individuals could go to and not worry about their physical characteristics, but it’s not hidden anymore.”

At the end of the article, she is featured in a video, in which she was asked whether social networking sites are making a positive impact on communication.

“I think it absolutely is,” she said. “It’s taking a step in the right direction. I think it just creates another space for us to have a discourse, and expand what we’re studying.”

To read the article, click here. Or go to the NCA Web site and click, “Videos.”

Student to Win Indie Award

Brent Walton, a current telecommunications senior, is a winner of the 2008 Indie Gathering Award for his movie trailer, “Keys to the Kingdom.”  The work, a project produced in Dr. Mascaro’s TCOM 468 class, was showcased in the Indie Gathering Film Festival.

The “Indie” Gathering Film Festival exists to showcase the independent filmmaker. Its mission is to inspire and encourage film makers through a competitive showcase of independent features, documentaries, shorts, music videos and trailers. Filmmakers participate in their screenings and after the films speak with audience members who seek a closer look into the creative.

Tunisian faculty, students coming to BGSU

Dr. Catherine Cassara-Jemai has some good news to share. I could summarize it, but she said it best in an e-mail:

“…the Tunisian Ministry of Higher Education has given our colleagues there the go-ahead to continue their work with us.

“This means that the Tunisian faculty and students have approval now for participation in a summer workshop at BGSU.

“And, it also means that Nancy Brendlinger and I leave next week with a group of BGSU students for environmental workshop in Tunis … which will be attended by the Algerian faculty who visited BGSU last summer.

“The Algerians will be bringing students to Tunis. They have invited us to come to Algiers in the spring for a workshop with their students. They, too, are now agreeable to bringing students to BGSU for a summer workshop.

“The State Department has given its approval for us to get on with our work even though the workshops this fall and spring are shaped slightly differently that the grant had initially envisioned them.

“Next year we will hope to be traveling to North Africa with a group of teachers, journalists and others who have BGSU connections.”