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August 19, 2011

Friday, August 19, 2011

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Doctoral students Ivanka Radovic and Iveta Imre, together with Catherine Luther, presented their paper “Constructing an Image of the U.S.: An Analysis of British and French WikiLeaks News Coverage” at the 2011 AEJMC conference in St. Louis. Radovic and Luther also presented a paper entitled “From State Controlled to Public Broadcasting: Signs of Change in Serbia’s RTS Television Newscasts from 1989-2009” at the conference.
Catherine Luther’s new book, “Diversity in U.S. Mass Media,” published by Wiley-Blackwell, made its official debut at the 2011 AEJMC conference in St. Louis. Her book’s co-authors are former UT professors, Lyn Lepre (now at Marist College) and Naeemah Clark (now at Elon University).



Lisa Fall, Associate Professor, has been appointed to the editorial review board of Public Relations Journal, a peer-reviewed PRSA journal that specializes in public relations practice and theory. She is also serving as a presenter at the upcoming PRSA International Conference in Orlando. She will be presenting results from her national online learning research and serving on a panel that focuses on online education in the 21st century at the Educators Academy pre-convention . During the regular conference, she is presenting a workshop in the ROI track: “Using Age to Engage: Successfully Incorporating Generational Marketing in Your Research.”

Michael Palenchar, Associate Professor, along with co-authors Shari Veil, University of Kentucky, and Tara Buehner, University of Oklahoma, recently published a journal article entitled “A Work-In-Process Literature Review: Incorporating Social Media in Risk and Crisis Communication” in the Journal of Contingencies and Crisis Management.

Palenchar also wrote two book chapters that appear in The Handbook of Communication and Corporate Social Responsibility, published recently by Wiley-Blackwell. “Risk Communication and Corporate Social Responsibility: The Essence of Sound Management for Risk Bearers, Generators and Arbiters,” is co-authored with UT doctoral candidate Tatjana Hocke and Robert L. Heath, University of Houston. The second chapter, “Corporate Social Responsibility and Issues Management: Motive and Rationale for Issue Discourse and Organizational Change,” is co-authored with Robert Heath.

Palenchar was one of the plenary keynote speakers at the International Public Relations 2011 Conference in Barcelona, Spain, in July. His presentation was entitled “Decentralizing or Centralizing Control and Power in the Commodification of Risk Communication.”

Beth Avery, Assistant Professor, recently published a journal article “Reputation Repair at the Expense of Providing Instructing and Adjusting Information Following Crises” in the International Journal of Strategic Communication.  Former CCI doctoral student Sora Kim, who is an assistant professor at the University of Florida, co-authored the article.



Associate Professor Bharat Mehra, Assistant Professors Kimberly Black and Vandana Singh, and Jenna Nolt (M.S./IS ’11) had their paper selected as a top five paper from seventy submitted at the IFLA conference, held in San Juan, Puerto Rico, August 13-18. The paper, “Mapping the Education of Rural Librarians’ Technology Literacy and Management Training: Use of Mixed Data Collection Methods in the ITRL Program,” was published in Proceedings of the World Library and Information Congress: 77th International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions General Conference and Assembly.

Assistant Professor Lorraine Normore and Brandy Blaylock (M.S./IS ’11) had their article entitled “Effects of Communication Medium on Class Participation: Comparing Face-to-Face and discussion Board Communication Rates” published in the Research Articles section of the 2011 Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 52(3), 198-211.

Carol Tenopir is the keynote speaker at the 9th Northumbria International Conference on Performance Measurement in Libraries in York, England, on August 21 and at the Information Science and Social Media International Conference in Turku, Finland, on August 26.

Angela Glowcheski, an ITRL graduate student in UT’s School of Information Sciences, is the winner of the Ken Davenport Scholarship to attend the 2011 Association for Rural & Small Libraries Conference in Frisco, Texas.



The research paper “Unbundling Local News Preferences: Measuring Value via Conjoint Analysis,” co-authored by Professors Ben Bates and Mark Harmon, has been accepted for presentation at the 36th Conference of the Midwest Association for Public Opinion Research, Chicago, Illinois, November 18-19. 

Dr. Harmon’s paper, “Why Poor and Why Rich: Cross-Cultural Consistency in Liberal-Conservative Orientation,” has been accepted for the workshop “Comparing Political Communication Across Time and Space” to be held by the European Communication Research and Education Association in Madrid, Spain, Oct. 20-21.

Harmon’s book Crashing the Commission has been accepted by Tellico Books and is set to be published in October.

JEM Assistant Professor Erin Whiteside presented three papers at AEJMC, including the top faculty paper in the Sports Communication Interest Group. That piece was entitled “Ambivalence on the Front Lines? Attitudes Toward Title IX and Women’s Sports Among Division I Sports Information Directors” and written along with Marie Hardin and Erin Ash, both of Penn State University. She also presented “From Inept Intruders to Suspicious Sex Vixens: The Problem of Heterosexuality in Sports Information” in a session sponsored by the Commission on the Status of Women, and “What Information is Available For Stakeholders on Facebook and How Does This Information Impact Them?” in the Public Relations Division (co-authored with Michel Haigh and Pamela Brubaker of Penn State University). At the conference, Whiteside was elected the Sports Communication Interest Group’s Professional Freedom and Responsibility Chair for the upcoming year.

Whiteside is also the lead author (with Marie Hardin of Penn State) of an article published in the June edition of Communication, Culture & Critique. The piece is entitled “Women (not) watching women: Leisure time, television and implications for coverage of women’s sports.” It investigates the factors in choices women make about watching sports. 



Tues., September 6, 2011

CCI Graduate Student Reception, Circle Park

Mon., September 19-22, 2011

CCI Diversity Week

October 14–15, 2011

Fall BOV Meeting

October 14, 2011

2011 CCI Scholarship Banquet

November 5, 2011

Homecoming – Open House


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