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June 4, 2010

Inside CCI 

The newsletter for College of Communication and Information faculty, staff, and students.


May Circle Park News published
The May issue of Circle Park News, the college’s e-newsletter, has been published and sent to alumni and friends of the college. Find it online here:



Correction to previous issue
Mariea Hoy, professor, and Courtney Childers, assistant professor, had their paper, “An Exploration of Trends in Food Attitudes and Behaviors among Adults with 6-11 Year Old Children:  An Agenda Setting Theory Perspective” accepted for the upcoming AEJMC’s Mass Communication and Society Division.



Fleming-May is the inaugural recipient of Carroll and Cooper Award
Professor Rachel Fleming-May is the first beneficiary of a generous endowment gift from Bonnie Carroll and Roy Cooper. The monetary award is intended to enrich faculty development and advance the reputation of the School. 



Hendrickson papers accepted for AEJMC conference
Assistant Professor Elizabeth Hendrickson had two papers accepted for AEJMC’s conference to be held in Denver this August. In the Mass Communication Division: “Curated Creativity: The Relationship Between Twitter Use and Blog Productivity” (co-authors, Jeremy Littau, Lehigh University, Tayo Oyedeji, University of Georgia, Carrie Brown, University of Memphis). In the Entertainment Studies Interest Group (winner of top paper): “’Personally, I feel sorry for her’ – A Focus Group Analysis of Journalistic Coverage of Celebrity Health” (co-author, Amanda Hinnant, University of Missouri).
Hendrickson will also be moderating a panel discussion for the Magazine Division.

Bates presents in Salzburg and Greece
Ben Bates, professor, gave a presentation titled, “Usability, Utility, Value: How Use Shapes ICT’s Social Impact,” at the University of Salzburg’s Center for Advanced Studies and Research in Information and Communication Technologies & Society.

Bates also presented, “Measuring Comparative Value through Conjoint Analysis: A Look at Article Characteristics,” at the 2nd Qualitative and Quantitative Methods in Libraries International Conference in Greece. The paper was co-authored by Suzie Allard, SIS associate professor, Carol Tenopir, SIS professor and director of the Center for Information and Communication Studies (CICS), William Birch, SIS graduate student and Regina Mays, program manager for CICS.

Bates will be presenting the following paper next week in London at Journalism’s Next Top Model conference: “Valuing News: Exploring and Exploiting Alternative Sources of Value.”