Book, Barnett awarded NAB research grant


The National Association of Broadcaster's has awarded Connie Book and Brooke Barnett one of six research grants to academic scholars as part of its annual Grants for Research in Broadcasting program.

Each year, this program attracts research proposals from broadcast scholars throughout the country. The grants program is designed to stimulate interest in broadcast research, especially research on economic, social or policy issues of importance to the commercial broadcast industry.
The goal is to make high-quality research available to industry practitioners, as well as to other academics.

The proposals are evaluated by an independent panel of academic and industry research professionals and by representatives of NAB's Committees on Local Radio Audience Measurement and Local Television Audience Measurement. The awards are based on criteria that include problem conceptualization, research method, contribution to the field, and the clarity and thoroughness of the proposed research.


This year's six winners and their topics are:

Brooke Barnett & Connie L. Book, Elon University, "Bandwidth Bonanza: DTV PC & the Promise of Digital Business Opportunity for Broadcasters."

Jerry Condra, State University of New York - Oswego, "An Investigation of Factors Affecting Training & Recruitment of Entry-Level Broadcast Sales People."

Kimberly S. Gregson, Indiana State University, "Increasing SplashBack: Once We Get the Broadcast Television News Viewer to the Web, How Do We Get Them to Come Back?"

Herbert H. Howard, University of Tennessee - Knoxville, "TV Station Ownership in the United States: A Comprehensive Study (1952-2002)."

Annie Lang, Indiana University - Bloomington, "News Program Pacing, Arousal, Memory & Channel Changing."

Andrew T. Sweeting, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, "Strategic Product Choices in the Commercial Music Radio Industry"

The final reports from these research projects are due by May 2003. Details about the Research Grants program are available at

NAB is an industry organization that serves and represents America's radio and television stations.



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