Category Archives: Tcom highlights

Dr. Park and colleagues won top paper in Minorities & Communication Divisions in AEJMC Annual Conference 2012

TCOM faculty Drs. Park and Yun and graduate students won this year top paper in the Minorities & Communication Division of AEJMC 

Park, S., Flynn, M. A., Stana, A., Morin, D. T., & G. Yun (2012, August). Where do I belong, from Laguna Beach to Jersey Shore?: A content analysis of minority characters on popular MTV reality shows. Top paper scheduled to be presented at the annual conference of the Association for Education in Journalism & Mass Communication (AEJMC) Chicago, IL.

12 students honored in 2nd TCOM Student Media Production Contest Award Ceremony

 12 students were presented with awards in the 2nd Annual TCOM student media production award ceremony organized by the BGSU TCOM Student Association: Ashley Mullins, Jason Baker and crew members Meredith Goodrich, Brittany Moran, Daniel Smith, Brad Woczniki, Josh Clay and Jun Yang.  The categories include video, radio and web.  Ryan Fowler, a BGSU and WBGU-TV alum, who is the Fantasy Football/Baseball Editor at and Content Manager at based out of Cincinnati,  came as a special guest and address students.  He reminded students of the importance of work ethics and networking in developing their career.  TCOM faculty presented the awards to the students.

See the  power point file on the winners and links to their works: TCOM student prorduction contest Awards2012 PPT.3.30

Dr. Mazey visits the Afternoon Rush

Dr. Mary Ellen Mazey, President of BGSU will be a featured guest on the Afternoon Rush the daily afternoon drive show on WBGU-FM April 9, 2012. Craig Sullivan and Rebecca Priebe will have the opportunity to talk with the President about BGSU, her experience as President and other fun topics!  You don’t want to miss this program!  If you are not in the BG listening area you can listen to the program at

Dr. Park and Ph.D. alumnus Kyle Holody and doctoral student Xiaoqun Zhang’s article on Virginia Tech Shooting accepted by Journalism and Mass Communication Quarterly

Dr. Sung-Yeon Park,  Ph.D. alumnus Kyle Holody and doctoral student Xiaoqun Zhang’s article studying the Virgina Tech shooting news coverage, “Race in Media Coverage of School Shootings: A Parallel Application of Framing Theory and Attribute Agenda-Setting,” has been accepted by Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly and will be published later in the year.

Dr. Park and Ph.D. graduate Mark Cruea coauthored article to be published in Media Psychology

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 Dr. Louisa Ha won top papers in 2012 Broadcast Education Association Annual Convention

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.

Ha and doctoral student Ling Fang’s article on displacement of traditional news media by Internet to be published in Telematics and Informatics

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.

Sportstime Ohio VP TCOM alum Ed Niemi’s talk to TCOM4630 class

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.

Tcom students, Rewa Hage and her group won 48 Hour Film Festival

The 48 Hour Film Festival is a competition that is all over the
Country. The point of the competition is to make a film in 48 hours and
it competes against fellow filmmakers. All the winners of the selected
cities get their movies shown at Filmapalooza in Miami, Florida for a
chance to win the grand prize.  This competition is fun and great
practice for all filmmakers. You can find about the Festival on these websites ( , )

Rewa Hage and her film was a mockumentary about a croquet competition to
win a scholarship to Balls State and the two men who are on two
different sides of the social ladder trying to win it. The film was
written filmed and edited in 48 hours. The rules of the 48 Hour Film
Festival was that you had to randomly pick a genre and the judges would
pick everyone a prop, line and challenge that needed to be incorporated
into the film.  Our genre was mockumentary, our line was “I want to try”
the prop was flowers and the challenge was a character who was a
waiter/waitress named either Jill or Jack Hildebrand.

Their Film In It To Wicket can be viewed here: