Communication Department News

North Joshua Elementary students tour Department of Communication

Posted May 16, 2016 by Marti Harvey in category newsbrief

Associate Professor Chunke Su welcomed a group of 20 video production students and four teachers from North Joshua Elementary School to the department of communication on Monday, May 16. The students toured UTA News/UTA News en Espanol and UTA Radio and formed groups to participate in a tower-building collaboration activity.

Graduation

Posted May 16, 2016 by Marti Harvey in category accomplishments

The Communication Department held its graduation ceremonies Friday, May 13. Master's degree students were "hooded" at 1 p.m., and the full commencement ceremony took place at 7 p.m.
reginald adetula receiving his diploma
Reginald Adetula receiving his diploma. Photo credit Austin Nguyen.
broadcasting graduates. from left to right: landon hearne, reginald adetula, lori ayala.
Broadcasting graduates. From left to right: Landon Hearne, Reginald Adetula, Lori Ayala. Photo credit Lance Liguez.
bailey has been fighting cancer and is now cancer free.
Bailey has been fighting cancer and is now cancer free. Photo credit Lance Liguez.
bailey has been fighting cancer and is now cancer free.
Bailey's mortar board expresses her delight. Photo credit Lance Liguez.
congratulations masters of communication graduates! top row, left to right: dr. thomas christie, dr. mark tremayne, dr. dustin harp, kami vinton, dr. jang, shannon zenner-davis; middle row, left to right: dr. rachel stohr, elise athans, feifan wu; botton row, left to right: rosy perez, karen mcalister, dr. chunke su
Congratulations Masters of Communication graduates and their professors! Top row, left to right: Dr. Thomas Christie, Dr. Mark Tremayne, Dr. Dustin Harp, Kami Vinton, Dr. Chyng-Yang Jang, Shannon Zenner-Davis; Middle row, left to right: Dr. Rachel Stohr, Elise Athans, Feifan Wu; Bottom row, left to right: Rosy Perez, Karen McAlister, Dr. Chunke Su.

Julian Rodriguez honored with 2016 NAHJ Presidential Dale Award

Posted May 16, 2016 by Marti Harvey in category awards

broadcast lecturer julian rodriguezThe National Association of Hispanic Journalists will bestow the 2016 NAHJ
 Presidential Dale Award to Lecturer Julian Rodriguez, news director of UTA News
en Español and research chair of BEA news division.

“Julian has been an inspiration to hundreds of journalism students under his mentorship, but most importantly he has been an impassioned advocate for Spanish language journalism,” Mekahlo Medina, NAHJ president said. “Julian is making a tremendous impact on the next generation of Latino journalists, and I’m pleased to recognize his work, passion and dedication at this year’s conference.”

The “dale” award is given to an individual or organization that has gone above and beyond to ensure fair and accurate representation of Latinos in the media.

NAHJ will present the award to Rodriguez at its national conference August 3-7, 2016, in Washington, DC.

UTA at Broadcast Education Association

Posted May 15, 2016 by Marti Harvey in category faculty

ut-arlington faculty participate in the broadcast educators association in las vegas held in april. from left to right: julian rodriguez, dr. mark tremayne, lance liguez, dr. andrew clark, ladonna aiken, dr. thomas christie and dr. tom ingram
UT-Arlington faculty participate in the broadcast educators association in las vegas held in april. from left to right: Julian Rodriguez, Dr. Mark Tremayne, Lance Liguez, Dr. Andrew Clark, Ladonna Aiken, Dr. Thomas Christie and Dr. Tom Ingram



Communication department faculty moderated panels, presented papers and took home awards at the Broadcast Education Association's convention held in Las Vegas in April.

Associate Professor Andrew Clark developed and moderated a panel titled Content is King in International Broadcasting: Creating and Delivering Niche Content to Niche Audiences." The panel featured Associate Professor Thomas Christie, Lecturer LaDonna Aiken and scholars from other universities.

As part of the panel, Clark and Christie presented "Programming and Policy Priorities: A Content Analysis of BBG Annual Reports."

Aiken presented her paper, "The Far East Network Okinawa: Impact and Influence of Broadcast Programming for the Military, 1945-1995." Aiken placed first in the debut category of the History Division and was awarded $200.

Clark and Christie presented a second place paper for the Open section of BEA's International Division titled "The Relevance of International Broadcasting when Support for Democracy Declines: An Analysis of Two 'Arab Spring" Countries."

Clark chaired the business meeting of the Radio and Audio Media Division and assumed the role of Chair of the division. He also moderated the paper competition for the division.

Lecturer Lance Liguez moderated a service learning panel that included Lecturer Julian Rodriguez, Associate Professor Tom Ingram and Aiken. The group shared expertise about types of service learning projects available as well as hurdles encountered in their implementation.

Liguez also participated in a panel titled "Newsroom to Classroom 2.0" which detailed experiences he encountered during a National Association of Television Program Executives fellowship in the summer of 2015.

Dr. Dustin Harp publishes article on Wendy Davis

Posted May 15, 2016 by Marti Harvey in category faculty

The Journal of Gender Studies published an article co-authored by Assistant Professor Dustin Harp, JOUR, titled “The spectacle of politics: Wendy Davis, abortion, and pink shoes in the Texas ‘fillybuster.’” The article, published in the April edition, covers State Sen. Wendy Davis’ filibuster of an abortion bill in the Texas legislature.

The bill, Senate Bill 5, banned all abortions after 20 weeks, required that doctors performing abortions have admitting privileges at a nearby hospital and mandated that all abortion clinics meet the standards of hospitals or similar-grade surgical centers. Davis’ filibuster succeeded in delaying passage of the bill beyond the midnight deadline for the end of the legislative session, though it ultimately passed in a second session.

Student begins Richards/Carlberg internship

Posted May 15, 2016 by Marti Harvey in category students

Lauren Harrell, ADVT 2016, landed a summer internship with Richards/Carlberg, an affiliate of The Richards Group, in Houston, Texas. She started May 16 as a Brand Media Intern in the media department implementing and creating campaigns.

Alums take awards at TAPME

Posted May 15, 2016 by Marti Harvey in category awards

The Texas Associate Press Managing Editors awarded Corpus Christi Caller-Times reporter Krista M. Torralva, JOUR 2016, second place in the Headliners Excellence in Journalism AAA category for deadline writing.

Monica Nagy Class, BCMN 2012, received a third-place award in the deadline writing AAAA category for her work with the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.

The Texas Associated Press Managing Editors presented its 2015 journalism awards at its annual convention on April 10 in El Paso, Texas.

Dr. Erika Pribanic-Smith promoted to Associate Professor

Posted April 25, 2016 by Marti Harvey in category faculty

Dr. Erika Pribanic-Smith, journalism faculty in the Department of Communication, earned a promotion to Associate Professor and was granted tenure in April. The Department of Communication is the largest department within the College of Liberal Arts.
The Department of Communication is the largest unit within the College of Liberal Arts - See more at: https://chroniclevitae.com/jobs/0000917206-01#sthash.vateFdCX.dpuf
The Department of Communication is the largest unit within the College of Liberal Arts - See more at: https://chroniclevitae.com/jobs/0000917206-01#sthash.vateFdCX.dpuf