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is serving a three-year term on the national Accrediting Council
on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications (through 2007).
He was on ACEJMC's accreditation site-visit team at Drake University
in October 2004 and has been appointed to the site-visit team for
the University of Oregon in January 2006. He is a member of the
Accrediting Council's ethics committee. Parsons is the author of
a chapter in "Global Journalism: Topical Issues and Media Systems,"
4th edition (Pearson/Allyn & Bacon, 2004). The chapter is titled
"Barriers to Media Development." He was a mentor in 2004-05 in the
Journalism Leadership Institute for Diversity program sponsored
by AEJMC. He is a member of the diversity committee, Association
of Schools in Journalism and Mass Communication (ASJMC); the mass
communications advisory board, Washington Center for Internships
and Special Programs; and the editorial board for "Journalism &
Mass Communication Educator."
Don Grady completed chapters about indirect measures of assessment
for the book "Assessing Media Education," edited by William G. Christ,
to be published in late 2005 by Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.
and Grady completed a study of satellite radio that was
funded by a research grant from the National Association of Broadcasters.
Book has won top research presentation honors at the annual Broadcast
Education Association conference for six of the past seven years.
Her text "Digital Television: DTV and the Consumer" is part of Blackwell's
Media and Technology Series. She also wrote the new-media chapter
for the text "Mass Communications in the Global Age."
She is working on an examination of the impact of high-definition
video on news package construction. She has served as a consultant
on cable franchising to the cities of Oshkosh, Wis.; Dubuque, Iowa;
New Haven, Conn.; San Mateo County, Calif.; and others.
research has appeared in Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly,
Journalism & Mass Communication Monographs, Journal of Broadcasting
and Electronic Media, Visual Communication Quarterly, Journal of
International Communication and the Federal Communications Law Journal.
She is the author of "The War on Terror and the Wars in Iraq" in
the Greenwood American War Reporting series and she is co-editor
of "Communication and Law: Multidisciplinary Approaches to Research."
She wrote the law chapter for the book "Mass Communications
in the Global Age," and co-authored a chapter titled "America
Under Attack: CNN's Verbal and Visual Framing of September 11th"
included in the book "Media Representations of September 11th."
Skube regularly serves as a juror for the annual Pulitzer Prize
series, also often acting as a division chair. He has freelanced
articles on many subjects for major U.S. newspapers and magazines,
including a profile of Ernie Pyle for the Los Angeles Times and
an op-ed piece on the decline of liberalism for the Washington Post.
He writes a monthly column for the Greensboro News & Record's
Frontani taught for five weeks at Southeast University in Nanjing,
China, representing Elon in a faculty exchange program. Frontani's
"'Beatlepeople': Gramsci, The Beatles, and Rolling Stone Magazine"
was published in American Journalism. His current study of the depiction
of the Beatles in the 1960s will be spun into a book to be published
by University Press of Mississippi.
David Copeland is editor of an 8-volume series titled "Media
and War" for Greenwood Press for which he wrote the volumes on the
French and Indian War and the War of 1812. The volumes cover all
wars from the French and Indian War through the War on Terrorism.
He served as president of the American Journalism Historians Association
in 2001, and he is the editor of Media History Monographs, an online
journal. He and Anthony Hatcher are co-editors of the introduction
to communications textbook "Mass Communications in the Global
Age," for which Barnett and Book wrote chapters. He is chief
editor of the Thomson Gale 19th Century Newspaper Digitization project
and series editor for the Peter Lang Media History Series and the
forthcoming book, "The Development of a Free Press: The Enlightenment
and Its Unruly Legacy." He will have another book released
this fall: "The News Media: A Documentary History."
has attended an internet reporting seminar and a religion writing
workshop at the Poynter Institute for Media Studies, St. Petersburg,
Fla. He wrote an article on religious magazines for the Encyclopedia
of Religion, Communication, and Media. He earned a Project Pericles
grant that brought Pulitzer-winning cartoonist Doug Marlette to
Vic Costello served a two-year term as chair of the research
division of the Broadcast Education Association. He was also a member
of the team that won the Coltrin Award for Excellence in Communications
Education, International Radio and Television Society Foundation,
New York City. He presented research at AEJMC-Toronto about fandom
and audience activity. He serves annually as technical director
of the awards ceremony for the Electronic Retailing Association,
and he'll be directing the Broadcast Education Association's awards
show in the spring.
Ward-Johnson has been a workshop participant at the American
Press Institute. She served as a discussant at the AEJMC conference
in Toronto in the research session "Let's Talk about Race: News,
Health and Community;" she also moderated a teaching session
on instituting diversity in the curriculum. She has written columns
for PR Tactics and the daily newspaper in Fayetteville, N.C.
Harlen Makemson's research on historic political cartoons has
been published in journals such as Journalism History, Media History
Monographs and the International Journal of Comic Art and presented
at numerous conferences all over North America. He also has attended
a workshop on converged media at the University of South Carolina's
Grady and Jessica Gisclair represented Elon by teaching
at Southeast University in Nanjing, China. They did research while
there that produced material for a number of major papers and presentations.
For instance, Gisclair presented "We Are Not Just a Market, We Are
a People: Representations of Mainland Chinese Personal and Cultural
Identity" at the Popular Culture Association Conference in New Orleans.
Gisclair is the founding adviser of Elon's chapter of the Public
Relations Student Society of America. She has also co-taught in
Elon's winter-term study-abroad program.
spent the 200-4-05 academic year serving as a Fulbright Scholar
in South Korea. He has been an editorial board member of
the Journal of Human Subjectivity, and he has presented research
on new-media topics such as the characteristics of internet users
and the development of web sites by daily newspapers.
presented a paper titled, "Who Broke Up These Two Families? Transnational
Coverage of a Japanese Abductee and Her American Husband" at the
International Communication Association annual conference in New
Orleans. Scott also served as a lecturer and judge for the North
Carolina Scholastic Media Association's summer institute at the
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
often serves as a field-office coordinator in the Institute for
Shipboard Education's Semester at Sea program - as a floating university
for more than 500 college students. A book proposal he co-prepared
with Pat Curtin at UNC-Chapel Hill was accepted by Sage Publishers.
The book, tentatively titled "Public Relations Theory: Culture,
Power, and Difference," is slated for completion in 2006.
Tom Nelson often spends his summers keeping his broadcast
tools up to speed, including stints in Idaho and North Dakota. He
co-wrote a successful Project Pericles grant to tape profiles of
local nonprofit social services groups for use in university courses.
He leads an annual winter term course across Europe for students
interested in studying about World War I, its time and culture.
George Padgett took part in the "Diversity Across the Curriculum"
seminar at the Poynter Institute for Media Studies. He teaches a
course at North Carolina A&T through a diversity exchange, and
he won a Project Pericles grant to assign students to staff "listening
posts" in local minority communities. He has a contract to
produce a book on diversity.
produced a documentary film on the Occaneechi Tribe of the Saponi
Nation, a Native American group in the eastern United States. The
film focuses on their attempts to regain their cultural and historical
identities. He is now at work on a documentary work on a documentary
film about David Rhodes, California's deputy attorney general, a
quadriplegic with an uplifting personal story. He also mentors student
Ocek Eke took part in the Institute on International Affairs
conference in Washington, D.C. The workshops covering global issues
were taped and have been run as programming on CSPAN. Eke also presented
his work at AEJMC in San Antonio in 2005.
served as a judge at a national speech conference in Lynchburg,
Va. He travels to Kenya biannually to teach. He's also a regular
speaker at home-schooling conferences. His book "Who's Afraid of
Public Speaking?" is aimed at homeschoolers also has a general appeal.
He has written a book titled "Family Integrated Church" that is
pending publication. He teaches Interpersonal Communication at a
college in Michigan every August. Fox writes a weekly column for
the religion page of the Burlington Times-News.
Gerald Gibson regularly appears on panels at the annual Broadcast
Education Association convention. Recent topics have included "Using
Outside Clients in Television Production Assignments" and "Building
or Renovating: Ten Things You Should Know Now."
attended AEJMC in Toronto, where she co-presented a paper. She helped
set up and run focus-group research sessions for the Pew Internet
& American Life Project at Elon. She also created marketing materials
as a volunteer for an exhibit called "A Thousand Words: Photographs
by Vietnam Veterans" at the Sawtooth Center for Visual Art in Winston-Salem.
Janna Anderson worked withLee Rainie and Susannah Fox of
the Pew Internet & American Life project to produce an expansive
2004-05 survey of nearly 1,300 internet luminaries, gauging their
projections for the future of digital communications. The survey
is tied to the award-winning Elon/Pew Internet Predictions Database
underwritten by a $30,000 grant Anderson gained from Pew. Her book
"Imagining the Internet" (Rowman & Littlefield) was published
in 2005. She has served as a consultant for the Online News Association's
Digital Journalism Credibility Study, funded by a grant from the
John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. She and Parsons are
co-creators of Elon's School of Communications web site, which won
top honors in AEJMC and BEA new media competitions.