School of Communications Web site has been honored with the Broadcast
Education Association's "Best of the Competition" award in the category
of Interactive Multimedia. Elon also won the "Best of Festival"
award in the category of Informational/Educational Site. Web sites
entered by the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill and Central
Michigan tied for second place.
will be presented at the BEA's International Festival of Film, Video
and Media Arts in Las Vegas April 4-7. The event will be held in
conjunction with the Broadcast Education Association's 48th Annual
Convention & Exhibition and The National Association of Broadcasters
80th Annual Convention & Expo.
Thousands of attendees will converge to share ideas, present research,
network with academics and professionals, meet with publishers and
attend the latest equipment/technology demonstrations.
Parsons, dean of the School of Communications, wrote the content
and was the originator of the scheme of organization for the winning
Web site. Janna Quitney Anderson, the school's director of Internet
projects, collaborated on the design concept and developed the site's
pages. Jerome Sturm, University Relations photographer, took many
of the photos for the site. Jason McMerty of Elon Television Services
assembled a video introduction for the site. Faculty member Ray
Johnson was instrumental in finding and formatting streaming video
content. School of Communications students contributed a great deal
of the creative content of the site, sharing their video clips and
For more information, go to http://beaweb.org/festival/2003winners.html.