Category Archives: TCOM

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.

March 19 TCOM Career Day Schedule, at Bowen-Thompson Student Union & West Hall


First BGSU TCOM Career Day, March 19 Monday Bowen-Thompson Student Union
(organized by the Telecommunications Student Association, Department of Telecommunications, and the BGSU Career Center)

TCOM 1030 Alumni Guest Lecture 9:30-10:20 (WH121) : Dave Dobson (Producer, ESPN), Ryan Zangrilli (Vice-President Mid-West, blip.TV), Bill Forthofer (Station Manager, WKFM/ WLKR Radio)

Alumni Career Panel 10:30-11:20 (BTSU201) : Ryan Zangrilli (blip.TV), Elissa Henry (Associate Media Director, Marcus Thomas Advertising, Cleveland), Tom Farmer (Vice-President of Programming and Executive Producer, Fox Sports Ohio), Bill Forthofer (WKFM/ WLKR Radio), Jay Schell (IT Engineer, WTOL-TV). Faculty Moderator: Mr. Stephen Merrill

Company Feature Presentations 11:30-12:20 (BTSU 201): CJ Hoyt (News Director, WTOL, Raycom Media), Tom Farmer (Fox Sports), Joe Jensen (Executive Vice-President, Block Communications, Inc.,- Cable & Telesystem; CTO, Buckeye Cablesystem), Jennifer Hilzner (Recruiter, Disney), Dan Mellon (Group Manager, Sinclair Broadcast Group), Mike Holman (General Manager, WFIN-Radio). Faculty moderator: Dr. Gi Woong Yun

Minority Hiring and Challenges Panel 11:30-12:20 (BTSU 207): Bethany Kereszturi (OCTA, Regional Manager, Talent Acquisition and Movement, Time Warner Cable West Region), Jillian Wiggs (Sales Manager, Urban Broadcasting), Melyssa Knight (General Manager, WMNT-TV), Keilon Ratliff (CEO, Bottomline Management), Terence Sigers (on-air personality POWER 107.5, Columbus, Ohio). Faculty moderator: Dr. Tom Mascaro

Luncheon 12:30-1:20 (BTSU 228) – pre-registered attendees only: Keynote speaker OAB President Christine Merritt: “Opportunities and Challenges for the Next Generation of Broadcasters”

Tour of West Hall Facilities (1:30-2:00)

Interview, Demo and Career Fair Tips Panel 2:00-3:00 (BTSU 207): Dave Dobson (ESPN), Lee Conklin (News Anchor, WTVG-TV), Ryan Zangrilli (blip.TV), Bill Forthofer(WKFM/ WLKR Radio), Andrea Domachowski (BGSU Career Center). Faculty moderator: Mr. Ken Garland

On-site Interviews (3-5 p.m. BTSU 228, BTSU208, WH310, & WH023): Pre-registered students will interview with employers on campus for internships and job openings.

Networking Reception 5:30-6:30 p.m.(BTSU 228) : Open to all School of Media and Communication faculty, TCOM/RTVF alumni, current students and employers registered for the BGSU Career Center Spring Expo

WBGU-FM and BG24 Collaborate to Produce Live Music Show

WBGU-FM and BG24 have teamed up to produce a live music show for radio and TV. This program is called Live Wire, an original concept developed by WBGU-FM and features some of the top musical talent in the Bowling Green area. This program is emceed by TCOM student Paige Dunham. 8 Episodes were taped at the Clazel Theatre in Bowling Green on February 2nd, and 16th. The final taping for the inaugural season will take place at the Clazel Theatre on Thursday March 22nd.  The final taping will feature performances by Morgen Stiegler with the BGSU Jazz Faculty Rhythm Section, Tree No Leaves, Sarah Donnelly, and Joey and the Traitors.

Dr. Clayton Rosati received BGSU Institute for the Study of Culture and Society Fellowship in Spring 2013

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. 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.