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Six students to present work at national research conference

Six School of Communications students have had their work accepted for presentation at the National Conference of Undergraduate Research in Whitewater, Wisconsin, April 25-27.

Erica Stanley will present her paper "Ethics and News Reporting of the September 11 Attacks and Aftermath: The Fourth Estate or Fourth Branch of Government?" She wrote it as part of a Media Law & Ethics class taught by Jessica Gisclair. Stanley will be in the spotlight twice at NCUR. She and Betsy Snavely will present "One Neighborhood, One Week on the Internet," a report on the research project undertaken by 25 Elon students during winter term 2001 in a special course taught by Janna Anderson. The research study was partially underwritten by the Pew Internet and American Life Project.

Four students in Connie Book's Senior Seminar course received invitations to present their work at NCUR. Shelby Brown will speak on "Gender, Race and Ethnicity in America's Top-10-Selling Video Games;" Ashley Summers will present "Real Lessons from Reality Television;" Taresa LaRock will present "'Sex and City:' New and Disturbing Portrayals of Women on Television;" Jessica Vitak's magazine layout, "America's Drug Culture," will be featured at the poster session.

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