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29th Annual Symposium - February 16, 2007

Passport to the Future: International and Intercultural Research in Communication and Information
Carolyn P. Brown Memorial University Center
February 16, 2007

The College of Communication and Information held its 29th Annual Research Symposium on Friday, February 3, in the University Center.

Dr. Ronald E. Rice, Arthur N. Rupe Chair in the Social Effects of Mass Communication and Co-Director of the Carsey-Wolf Center for Film, Television and New Media at the University of California at Santa Barbara, served as the keynote speaker. In addition, faculty, staff and graduate and doctoral students presented original research, outlined below.

8:30 - 9:15 a.m. Contributed Paper Session 1 - Content Analysis and Meaning

Moderator: Dr. Ed Caudill, School of Journalism and Electronic Media

  • Meaning Contained in Risk Discourse: Deconstructing Media Narratives.
    Dr. Michael J. Palenchar, Assistant Professor, University of Tennessee
    Emma Wright, PhD Student, University of Tennessee
  • Media Coverage of E. Coli Contaminated Spinach: Sources and Messages Chosen by National and Local Print Media.
    Emma Wright, PhD Student, University of Tennessee
  • Reconciling “Intimate” Violence: Gendered Myths in Hunter.
    M. Justin Davis, PhD Student, University of Tennessee

9:20 - 10:05 a.m. Contributed Paper Session 2 - Media and Control

Moderator: Dr. Lorraine Normore, School of Information Sciences

  • News: Taboo or Not Taboo? That is the Question: Offensive Language on Prime Time Broadcast and Cable Programming.
    Dr. Barbara K. Kaye, Associate Professor, University of Tennessee
    Dr. Barry S. Sapolsky, Director, Florida State University
  • Bamboo Curtain Bylines: Media Regulations in the People’s Republic of China.
    Ruthie Napier, UG Student, University of Tennessee
  • The Struggle of Control of Student Media: A Content Analysis of Student Press Law Center News Flashes.
    Jim Miller, PhD Student, University of Tennessee

10:05 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Poster Session

(Complete list of participants at the end of the program)

10:20 - 11:10 a.m. International Panel of Journalists

Introduced and Moderated by Dr. Sam Swan

  • Changes in Media in Eastern Europe
    Ana Blazavic, TV Reporter/Producer, Zagreb, Croatia
  • Private TV in Croatia
    Monika Bradaric, TV Reporter, Good Morning Croatia, Croatian Television
  • Public TV in Croatia
    Maja Bogoevska, TV Reporter, TV Tera, Bitola, Macedonia
  • Private TV in Macedonia
    Valentina Pop, Newspaper Reporter, Bucharest, Romania
  • Freedom of the Press in Romania

11:15 - 11:50 a.m. Contributed Paper Session 3 - Meeting Information Needs

Moderator: Dr. Margaret Morrison, School of Advertising and Public Relations

  • Addressing Socioeconomic Barriers to Women’s Health Care: Can the Internet Help?
    LaKesha Anderson, Term Instructor, George Mason University
    Catherine K. Wright, Term Assistant Professor, George Mason University
  • Information Competency Across Campus.
    Dr. Rodney K. Marshall, Eastern Illinois University

11:55 a.m. - 12:40 p.m. Contributed Paper Session 4 - Influence

Moderator: Dr. Michael Palenchar, School of Advertising and Public Relations

  • How Parish Nurses Influence Congregational Communities: An Exploratory Pilot Study.
    Cheryl Ann Lambert, PhD Student, University of Tennessee
  • How do Corporate Campaigns Influence Consumer’s Relationship with a Company?
    Sora Kim, PhD Student, University of Tennessee
  • Do You See What I See? A Pre- and Post-Study to Determine How Training Influences People’s Perceptions about the Public Relations Field.
    Jeremy Hughes, MS Student, University of Tennessee
    Dr. Lisa Fall, Associate Professor, University of Tennessee

12:45 - 2:15 p.m. Lunch and Keynote Speaker University Center - Ballroom

  • Introduction of Speaker
    Dean Michael Wirth
  • “What I Did for My Summer Vacation: Notes on International Scientific Communication”
    Dr. Ronald E. Rice, University of California at Santa Barbara
    Arthur N. Rupe Chair in the Social Effects of Mass Communication, Co-Director, Carsey-Wolf Center for Film, Television and New Media, President of the International Commnication Association

2:20 - 3:05 p.m. Contributed Paper Session 5 - Generations

Moderator: Dr. Kimberly Black, School of Information Sciences

  • Human Resources and the Future of Communication in the Workplace: A Cross-Generational Perspective.
    Eva Lynn Cowell, PhD Student, University of Tennessee
    Dr. Virginia Kupritz, Associate Professor, University of Tennessee
  • Millennials: Developing a New Generation of Learners.
    Jill Moreland, MS Student, University of Tennessee
    Megan Venable Smith, University of Tennessee
  • “Y” Did You Buy That? A Study on What Influences Generation Y’s Buying Decisions and How They Influence Others.
    Jeremy Hughes, MS Student, University of Tennessee
    Scott Black, MS Student, University of Tennessee

3:10 - 3:55 p.m. Contributed Paper Session 6 - Legal Issues

Moderator: Dr. Carol Tenopir, School of Information Sciences

  • Will the Internet Fracture? ICANN and the Future of the Political Economy of the Net.
    Vedana Vaidhyanathan, MLIS Student, University of North Carolina
  • How Much Protection Should a Celebrity Defendant Receive in Criminal Trials?
    Jodi Rightler, MS Student, University of Tennessee
  • SLAPP Suits and First Amendment Rights.
    Amanda Womac, MS Student, University of Tennessee

4:00 - 4:15 p.m. Closing and Presentation of Awards

Poster Session Participants

  • News Coverage of the Candidates in the 2006 Senate Race in Tennessee.
    Ed Bailey, MS Student, University of Tennessee
  • Issue Framing and Voter Decision-making: Campaigns, Media, and the Electorate in the 2006 Senatorial Election in Tennessee.
    Scott Black, MS Student, University of Tennessee
  • An Inspection of Tool: Take Chinese Romanization System as an Example.
    Si-Chi Chin, University of Iowa
  • Analysis of Potential Partisan and Structural Bias by the Media in Tennessee’s 2006 U.S. Senate Election Coverage.
    Stanley Dunlap, MS Student, University of Tennessee
  • Print and Electronic Source Selection by Distance Education Graduate Students in Completing a Research Paper.
    Sheri Edwards, PhD Student, University of Tennessee
  • Affluenza and Spanish Television Viewers.
    Dr. Mark Harmon, Associate Professor, University of Tennessee
    Dr. Nuria Cruz-Camara, Associate Professor, University of Tennessee
  • I Approved This Strategy: A Qualitative Analysis of TV Advertising for Bob Corker and Harold Ford Jr. during the 2006 U.S. Senate Campaign in Tennessee.
    Glenn Hubbard, PhD Student, University of Tennessee
  • What Strategies are Used in Direct-to-Consumer Prescription Drug Advertising? An Analysis Applying Taylor’s Six-segment Strategy Wheel.
    Cheryl Ann Lambert, PhD Student, University of Tennessee
  • Broadcasting Regulations and Policies for Increasing Diversity: A Comparative Study of the US and Taiwan.
    Shu-Yueh Lee, PhD Student, University of Tennessee
  • An Analysis of News Source use in Media Coverage of the 2006 Senate Race in Tennessee.
    Felicia McGhee-Hilt, PhD Student, University of Tennessee
  • Local News Coverage of 2006 Tennessee Senate Election.
    Yeonah Park, MS Student, University of Tennessee
  • Library Anxiety and User Perceptions of Librarians.
    Allison Sharp, PhD Student, University of Tennessee
    Stephen Bales, PhD Student, University of Tennessee
  • Seeing double: The Sago Mine tragedy crisis miscommunication examined.
    Steve Smith, PhD Student, University of Tennessee
  • ...and I Approve This Message: An Analysis of Frames Used in 30-second Televised Political Commercials during the Tennessee 2006 Senatorial Race.
    Antoaneta Vanc, PhD Student, University of Tennessee
  • Research use of the Internet Information and Communication Technologies by Faculty: An Interdisciplinary and Cross Cultural Comparison.
    Dr. Peiling Wang, Associate Professor, University of Tennessee
    Lei Wu, PhD Student, University of Tennessee
  • A Study of Information-Seeking Behavior of International Students for Career Decision-Making at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.
    Liuyan Yang, PhD Student, University of Tennessee

Symposium Committee

Ms. Mary Bartolini, Center for Information Studies
Dr. Kimberly Black, School of Information Sciences
Dr. Ed Caudill, School of Journalism and Electronic Media
Dr. Mark Harmon, School of Journalism and Electronic Media
Ms. Diana King, Administrative Services Assistant
Dr. Kenneth J. Levine, School of Communication Studies
Dr. Margaret Morrison, School of Advertising and Public Relations
Dr. Lorraine Normore, School of Information Sciences
Dr. Michael Palenchar, School of Advertising and Public Relations
Dr. Carol Tenopir, School of Information Sciences
Dr. Michelle Violanti, School of Communication Studies