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.
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).
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).
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.