Missouri Faculty and Students Win Awards, Present Papers at Professional Conference

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Columbia, Mo. (Aug. 23, 2004) – Missouri School of Journalism faculty and students received 14 awards, served as panelists, moderators and discussants for 15 sessions, were elected to serve in 10 leadership positions and presented 50 papers and creative projects at the recent Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication annual convention held in Toronto.

The AEJMC exists to promote the highest possible standards for education in journalism and mass communication, to encourage the widest possible range of communication research, to encourage the implementation of a multi-cultural society in the classroom and curriculum, and to defend and maintain freedom of expression in day-to-day living. Founded in Chicago, Illinois, in 1912, AEJMC has some 3,500 members around the world.

Special Recognition

    • First Place, Faculty Competition, Most Promising Professors, Mass Communication and Society Division. Shelly Rodgers, Missouri.

Top Paper Awards

    • Winner, Top Faculty Paper Award. Using House Ads to Promote E-newspapers: A Longitudinal Content Analysis, Shelly Rodgers, Yan Jin, Yoonhyeung Choi, Missouri; Wanda Sui, Minnesota; and Ann Brill, Kansas.
    • Winner, Theme Competition: Public Intellectuals and the News Media, Mass Communication and Society Division. The Psychological Impact of “Foxified” News on News Processing and Public Mood, Zengjun Peng and Esther Thorson, Missouri.
    • Top Theme Paper Award. Going Beyond Exposure to Local News Media: An Information-Processing Examination of Public Perceptions of Food Safety, Kenneth Fleming, Esther Thorson and Yuyan Zhang, Missouri.
    • Winner, MacDougall Student Paper Award, Newspaper Division. What the Milkman Saw: The Regional Press and Frame Adjustment in the Shadow of War, Fred Vultee, Missouri.
    • Top Student Paper Award, Radio-TV Journalism Division. How Network TV News Covered Breast Cancer, 1974 to 2003, Sooyoung Cho and Sam H. Jeon, Missouri.
    • Top Student Paper Award, Visual Communication Division. Myth and Photography: A Semiotic Analysis of Magazine Advertisements, Janis Page, Missouri.
    • First Place, Student Paper Award, Religion and Media Interest Group. “We can get redress nowhere”: Seditious libel and free expression for early nineteenth century Native Americans, as Told in Indian Nullification by Minister William Apess, Kevin R. Kemper, Missouri.
    • First Place, Student Paper Award, Magazine Division. Relationship Portrayals in Advertising: Differences in Men and Women Magazines, Enas Salmeen and Zengjun Peng, Missouri.
    • Third Place, Student Paper, History Division. “We Shall Not Submit!” How the Twenty-Fourth Congress and the Jackson Administration Attempted and Failed to Stop the Circulation of Abolitionist Publications through the United States Post Office during the Late 1830s, Kevin R. Kemper, Missouri.
    • Third Place, Student Paper Competition, Mass Communication and Society Division. The Public’s Need to Know: Public Service Advertising and the Effects of Using the Actor Portrayal Label, Jensen Moore, Missouri.

Magazine Division Student Competition

    • Start-up Magazine Project: Team
      • Honorable Mention: Chaser, University of Missouri
      • Angela Hayes, Julia Steiner, Megan Stock, staff. Danita Allen, adviser.
    • Consumer Magazine Article: People and Places
      • Honorable Mention: “Naked Ambition,” by Gwyneth Gibby. Jen Moeller, adviser.
    • Consumer Magazine Article: Investigation and Analysis
      • Second Place: “The Music Industry Bites Back,” by Emmy Thomas. Jen Moeller, adviser.
      • Third Place: “State of the Union,” by Carolyn Szczepanski. Jen Moeller, adviser.

Panelists, Moderators, Discussants

Serving as panelists, moderators and discussants were:

    • Charles Davis, panelist, on issue of access to campus crime information, Law Division.
    • Margaret Duffy, moderator, on integrated marketing communication approaches that could improve media coverage and disability awareness, Media Disability and Small Program Interest Group.
    • Glenn Leshner, moderator, on the best of communication theory and methodology, Communication Theory and Methodology Division.
    • Kevin Kemper, moderator, on issue of newspaper effects, Newspaper Division.
    • Steve Kopcha, panelist, on integrated marketing communication approaches that could improve media coverage and disability awareness, Media Disability and Small Program Interest Group.
    • Professor Emeritus Ed Lambeth, panelist, on evaluating media coverage of religious perspectives on public policy.
    • Shelly Rodgers, moderator, for session on celebrities and celebrity endorsers, Advertising Division.
    • Byron Scott, discussant, on international news issues, International Communication and Newspaper Divisions.
    • Zoe Smith, panelist, on cultural sensitivity in photojournalism and design, Visual Communication Division and Religion and Media Interest Group.
    • Zoe Smith, panelist, on news media and the images of war and patriotism, Newspaper Division and AEJMC Council of Affiliates.
    • Marty Steffens, panelist, about student placement and career activities, Internship and Careers Interest Group and Advertising Division.
    • Jon Stemmle, panelist, on integrated marketing communication approaches that could improve media coverage and disability awareness, Media Disability and Small Program Interest Group.
    • Wayne Wanta, panelist, on issues of perceptions of media bias and implications for participation, Civic Journalism, Mass Communication and Society, Radio-TV Journalism.
    • Wayne Wanta, discussant, on framing war and international issues, Communication Theory and Methodology.
    • Wayne Wanta, panelist, on collaborative research as a teaching tool, Internship and Careers Interest Group, Communication Theory and Methodology, Graduate Education.
    • Lee Wilkins, teaching media ethics workshop presenter, using case studies in ethics courses, Media Ethics Division.

Leadership

Missouri faculty and graduate students are well represented in AEJMC leadership positions. Faculty who completed terms of office or who were elected to serve as officers of divisions and interest groups and those who serve on task forces and other committees are the following:

    • Stephanie Craft, secretary, Media Ethics Division.
    • Scott Fosdick, chair, Teaching Standards Committee, Magazine Division.
    • Keith Greenwood, Web administrator, Visual Communication division.
    • Suzette Heiman, chair, Task Force on the Status and Future of the Structure/Organization of AEJMC.
    • Glenn Leshner, research chair for the Toronto conference; new division vice head, Communication Theory and Methodology Division.
    • Jarrett Medlin, head, Graduate Studies Interest Group.
    • Janis Page, editor, Visual Communication Division newsletter.
    • Keith Sanders, executive director, Kappa Tau Alpha, the national honor society for journalism and mass communication.
    • Brian Steffens, organizational committee member, new interest group that will focus on community newspaper journalism.
    • Wayne Wanta, vice president, AEJMC Board of Directors.

Paper and Creative Project Presentations

Advertising Division

    • Sensation Seeking Targeting and Fear Appeal of Anti-Smoking Public service Announcement Messages for Young Adults, Youjin Choi, Florida; Glen T. Cameron, Missouri; Glenn Leshner, Missouri; and Michael T. Stephenson, Texas A&M.
    • The conceptual overlap in Promotion between Marketing and Marketing Communications: Does It Extend to an Overlap in Research?, Brian K. Hensel, Missouri.
    • Information Processing Differences Between Internet and Magazine Advertisements Moderated by Selective Exposure, Jensen Moore, Missouri.
    • Consumers’ Use of Sponsorship Knowledge in an Internet Context: Antecedents and Consequences, Shelly Rodgers, Missouri.
    • Celebrity Product Incongruence and the Effectiveness of Celebrity Endorsement, Jung-Gyo Lee, North Florida; and Esther Thorson, Missouri.

Communication Technology and Policy Division

    • Choices Non-Commercial Radio Broadcasters Make When Deciding to Offer Internet Audio, Keith Greenwood and Kelly Marsh, Missouri.

Communication Theory and Methodology Division

    • Effects of Positive Media Images, Media Use, and Information-Processing Strategies on Attitudes and International Knowledge During Wartime, Kenneth Fleming and Esther Thorson, Missouri.
    • The Internet and Its Impact on Traditional News Media Use: A Test of the Principle of Relative Constancy, Mugur Geana and Wayne Wanta, Missouri.
    • Selective Exposure as a Theoretical Approach to Internet Advertising Message Preference, Jensen Moore, Missouri.
    • The Effect of Online Deliberation on Opinion Quality and Political Tolerance, Hyun-Joo Song, Sueng Min Shin and Hyunseo Hwang, Missouri.

Critical and Cultural Studies Division

    • Quiet Control: How American Journalism Obstructs the Democratic Ideal: An Institutional Analysis, Seth Ashley, Missouri.
    • Locke Meets Horatio Alger in the U.S.: Revisiting the Commercialization of America Radio Broadcasting, Youngkee Ju, Missouri.

Entertainment Studies Interest Group

    • “America’s Top Model Meets The Bachelor on an Un-Real World”: Examining Viewer Fascination with Reality TV, Cynthia Frisby, Missouri.

History Division

    • Third Place, Student Paper, History Division. “We Shall Not Submit!” How the Twenty-Fourth Congress and the Jackson Administration Attempted and Failed to Stop the Circulation of Abolitionist Publications through the United States Post Office during the Late 1830s, Kevin R. Kemper, Missouri.
    • The Other Double V: The Chicago Defender’s Dual Victory Campaign During 1942 , Earnest L. Perry Jr., Missouri.

International Division

    • World AIDS Day and Relevant Campaigns: How They Affected the International Media Coverage of AIDS, Qi Qiu, Missouri.
    • Examining the Cultural Paradox Hypothesis on Commercial Websites , Tae-Il Yoon, Hallym University; and Esther Thorson, Missouri.
    • Changes in Chinese JMC Schools’ Curricula Since China’s Media Reform and Entry into WTO, Ernest Zhang, Fritz Cropp, and Wayne Wanta, Missouri.

Law Division

    • A Real Home-Field Advantage: The Status of University Foundations Under State Public Records and Open Meetings Laws, Charles Davis and Scott Reinardy, Missouri.
    • Freedom of the press for the Cherokee Phoenix during the Early Nineteenth Century: An Elegant Dream, An Elusive Myth, Kevin R Kemper.

Magazine Division

    • First Place, Student Paper Award, Magazine Division. Relationship Portrayals in Advertising: Differences in Men and Women Magazines, Enas Salmeen and Zengjun Peng, Missouri.
    • Bridging The Gap: Agenda-Setting and ethnic disparities in coverage of health care, Cynthia Frisby, Missouri.
    • What the Stories Told Them: Implications for Readers of Women’s Magazines in Britain and the United States, 1920-1928, Amy Mattson Lauters, Minnesota; and Jensen Moore, Missouri.
    • The Construction of Readership in Ebony, Essence and O, The Oprah magazine, Lee Miller, Bonnie Brennen and Brenda Edgerton-Webster, Missouri.

Mass Communication and Society Division

    • Winner, Theme Competition: Public Intellectuals and the News Media, Mass Communication and Society Division. The Psychological Impact of “Foxified” News on News Processing and Public Mood, Zengjun Peng and Esther Thorson, Missouri.
    • Top Theme Paper Award. Going beyond exposure to local news media: An information-processing examination of public perceptions of food safety, Kenneth Fleming, Esther Thorson and Yuyan Zhang, Missouri.
    • Third Place, Student Paper Competition, Mass Communication and Society Division. The Public’s Need to Know: Public Service Advertising and the Effects of Using the Actor Portrayal Label, Jensen Moore, Missouri.
    • Internet use as a contingent condition in the agenda-setting process, Wayne Wanta and Sooyoung Cho, Missouri.

Media Ethics Division

    • The exception or the rule? How journalists view the prevalence and acceptability of problematic practices, Scott Reinardy and Stephanie Craft, Missouri.
    • Journalists’ moral development: Thinking through both rights and care in a professional setting, Lee Wilkins, Missouri.

Minorities and Communication Division

    • By the Color of Her Skin”: Effects of Endorser Ethnicity on African American Women’s Attitudes To Seek Early Detection of Breast Cancer, Cynthia Frisby, Missouri.
    • A New Path For Native American Tribal Media: Perceptions of Development Communication, Teresa T. Lamsam, Nebraska at Omaha; and Keith P. Sanders, Missouri.

Newspaper Division

    • Winner, MacDougall Student Paper Award, Newspaper Division. What the Milkman Saw: The Regional Press and Frame Adjustment in the Shadow of War, Fred Vultee, Missouri.
    • Missouri Newspaper Reporters: Perceptions of Prestige, Peers and Job Satisfaction Based on City Size and Personal Characteristics, Jarrett Medlin and Clyde Bentley, Missouri.
    • The Impact of Investment in Newsrooms on Newspaper Revenues and Profits: Small and Medium Newspapers 1998-2002, Esther Thorson and Qun Chen, Missouri, and Steve Lacy, Michigan State.

Public Relations Division

    • Public Nudity on Cell Phones: Managing Conflict in Crisis Situations, Sooyoung Cho and Glen T. Cameron, Missouri.
    • Different Means to the Same End: A Comparative Contingency Analyses of Singapore and Chinese Governments’ Management of the Perceptions and Emotions of Their Multiple Public during the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) crisis, Yan Jin, Augustine Pang and Glen T. Cameron, Missouri.
    • Ready for the Rainy Day: A Case Study of Labeling Issue Management in the Cosmetic Industry, Yan Jin, I-Huei Cheng and Anca Micu, Missouri.
    • The Internet and Litigation Public Relations, Brian Reber, Karla Gower and Jennifer Robinson, Missouri.
    • Occums Razor in the contingency theory: A national survey of PR professional responses to the contingency model, Jae-Hwa Shin, Glen T. Cameron and Fritz Cropp, Missouri.
    • Contingent factors in public relations practice: Modeling generic public relations in Korea , Jae-Hwa Shin, Southern Mississippi; Jongming Park, Kyung Hee-Korea; and Glen T. Cameron, Missouri.

Radio-Television Journalism Division

    • Top Student Paper Award, Radio-TV Journalism Division. How Network TV News Covered Breast Cancer, 1974 to 2003, Sooyoung Cho and Sam H. Jeon, Missouri.
    • The Impact of Local, Network, and Cable News Dependence during the Iraq War on Attitudes, Interest in the War, Preference for Visual Complexity, and Central vs. Peripheral News Features , Yan Jin and Esther Thorson, Missouri; and Michael Antecol, Frank N. Magid Associates, Inc.

Religion and Media Interest Group

    • First Place, Student Paper Award, Religion and Media Interest Group. “We can get redress nowhere”: Seditious libel and free expression for early nineteenth century Native Americans, as Told in Indian Nullification by Minister William Apess, Kevin R. Kemper, Missouri.

Scholastic Journalism Division

    • Transmission down the line: Teacher motivation, student motivation and teacher-course evaluations, Vincent F. Filak, Ball State University; and Kennon M. Sheldon Missouri.

Visual Communication Division

    • Top Student Paper Award, Visual Communication Division. Myth and Photography: A Semiotic Analysis of Magazine Advertisements, Janis Page, Missouri.
    • Blurring the Lines: Indigenous Cultures of Latin America, a creative project by Jackie Bell, Missouri.
    • Season of Sharing, a creative project by Jackie Bell, Missouri.
    • Conventionalization in Newspaper and Magazine Feature Photography: A study of Winning Photographs in the Pictures of the Year International Competition, Keith Greenwood and C. Zoe Smith, Missouri.

Aug 23, 2004

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