Monday, July 25, 2011

Faculty Publications and Research Activities - School of Communication

Skip Blumberg, special assistant professor of radio, television, film, produced Master Teacher Rowena Gerber, which was screened at the International Educational Resources Network Conference and Nobel Prize Winner Dr. Carol Greider Interview, which was screened at the Yale University Center for Dyslexia and Creativity Conference for College Admissions Officers. He was a judge for the My Hero Film Festival and an admissions adjudicator for the New York state Department of Education’s Summer School for Media Arts.

Evan Cornog
Evan Cornog, dean of the School of Communication, began his deanship responsibilities in summer 2010. Dr. Cornog served as an associate dean at Columbia University School of Journalism for more than a decade, and handled a variety of responsibilities during his tenure there. He led fundraising efforts, coordinated the development of a new curriculum, directed the school’s new Master of Arts program and served as publisher of the Columbia Journalism Review. Dr. Cornog is also the author of several books on politics and press – expertise he honed as press secretary to New York City Mayor Edward I. Koch and as a freelance writer and editor whose stories have appeared in publications such as The New Yorker, Los Angeles Times, Slate and The Boston Globe.

Ethan de Seife, assistant professor of radio, television, film, authored the book Cheerful Nihilism: The Films of Frank Tashlin, to be published by Wesleyan University Press. He also authored a book chapter, “Tish-Tash in Cartoonland,” for the University of California Press anthology Funny Pictures (Charlie Keil and Daniel Goldmark, editors).

Susan Drucker, professor of journalism, media studies and public relations, had her book Regulating Convergence, co-edited with Gary Gumpert, published by the Peter Lang Publishing Group. She is also now the series editor of the Peter Lang Communication Law Book Series. She was also a co-editor on Urban Communication Reader, Volume 2 for Hampton Press. She and Gary Gumpert wrote “Freedom of Expression in Communicative Cities,” which appeared in Free Speech Yearbook, Vol. 44, pp. 65-84; and “Analysis: Division and Gaza,” which was published in Greek News, October 3, 2010.

Carlo Gennarelli, assistant professor of radio, television, film, produced a short experimental film called Time Peace in May 2010. It is an exploration of temporal distortion and a haunting mediation on the 9/11 attacks on New York City. It was a juried winner at the Long Island Biennale held at the Heckscher Museum in Huntington and was screened in November at the Big Apple Film Festival in Manhattan and the Zero Film Festival in Brooklyn.

Peter Gershon, associate professor of radio, television, film, co-authored “Teaching Television Production in the Age of YouTube” with James N. Cohen for the Journal of Media Education. He organized a panel titled “Pedagogy and Production in the Age of YouTube, Revisited” for a meeting of the Broadcast Education Association, held in Las Vegas, Nevada, in April 2010. As part of that panel, he presented “From ‘Remix’ to the L.I. Edge: A Short History of Web Television at Hofstra University.”

Victoria Geyer-Semple, assistant professor of journalism, media studies and public relations, was a keynote speaker and was inducted as an honorary member of the Hofstra chapter of Golden Key International Honour Society in November 2010. Her recent publications include “Using Social Networking Effectively: Facebook Is Not Just for Friends” for the Bayport-Blue Point Gazette (T. Reid, editor).

Lisa Merrill
Lisa Merrill, professor of speech communication, rhetoric and performance studies, was awarded the Eccles Visiting Professorship in North American Studies at the British Library for her research titled “Performing Race and Reading Antebellum American Bodies: The Construction and Reception of the Nineteenth-Century Performances of Gender, Race, and Nationality.” She presented a talk titled “Intermingling Images: Seeing and Acting (Out of) Categories of Racialized Identities” at the International Slavery Museum, Liverpool, and School of Journalism, Media, and Communication, University of Central Lancashire, sponsored by the Centre for the Study of International Slavery, in Liverpool, England, in May 2010.

Paul Mihailidis, assistant professor of journalism, media studies and public relations, serves as the resources editor of the Journal of Media Literacy Education and is on the board of directors for the National Association for Media Literacy Education. Recent publications include “Developing New Parameters for Global Media Literacy: The Salzburg Academy on Media & Global Change” for the Journal of Media Literacy; “New Frontiers in Global Media Education,” co-authored with Susan Moeller, for Communication Today; and “From Information Reserve to Media Literacy Learning Commons: Revisiting the 21st Century Library as the Home for Media Literacy Education,” co-authored
with Valerie Diggs, for Public Library Quarterly (London, UK: Routledge).

Christine Noschese
Christine Noschese, associate professor of radio, television, film, is the writer, director and producer of both narrative and documentary films. Her documentary Keep On Steppin’ won Best Short at the Newburyport Documentary Film Festival and was exhibited at festivals nationwide, including BET and HBO’s Urban World Festival. Her work-in-progress, June Roses, a narrative feature, was selected by Women in Film and Television to be shown at its series at the Anthology Film Archives.

Bob Papper, Lawrence Stessin Distinguished Professor of Journalism and chair of the Department of Journalism, Media Studies and Public Relations, announced the 2010-2011 renewal of his grant for the RTDNA /Hofstra University Annual Survey, now in its 17th year. The survey analyzes various aspects of electronic journalism. He saw the publication of the fourth edition of his Broadcast News and Writing Stylebook. He originated and arranged for Hofstra University to be the original “founding partner” for AOL’s PatchU. Formally announced in September 2010, the other 12 schools participating with include Stanford, UN C, Northwestern, Missouri, Berkeley and USC. Professor Papper was also named the 2011 Teacher of the Year for the School of Communication and was recognized at the May 5 Hofstra Gala and at the May 22 commencement activities.
Bob Papper

Larry Russell, associate professor of speech communication, rhetoric and performance studies, received the Ellis-Bochner Autoethnography and Personal Narrative Research Award for the article “Learning to Walk,” which appeared in the International Review of Qualitative Research.

G. Stuart Smith, associate professor of journalism, media studies and public relations, is the author of a textbook published by the University of Missouri Press, titled Going Solo: Doing Videojournalism in the 21st Century. He also served as a presenter and moderator on the panel “Is the Television News Package Passé?” at the Broadcast Education Association national conference in Las Vegas in April 2010.


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