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.