Saturday, April 21, 2012

What happens in Vegas...

Ashland University's Journalism and Digital Media department took Las Vegas by storm last week during the annual Broadcast Education Association conference and National Association of Broadcasters trade show.

The NAB Show was expected to draw upward of
100,000 visitors during the week.
Four department faculty members participated in panel discussions at the conference, The BEA is the professional association for professors, industry professionals and graduate students who are interested in teaching and research related to electronic media and multimedia enterprises. The NAB show consisted of more than 1,600 exhibitors taking up more than 755,000 square feet of show space at the Las Vegas Convention Center. They were showing off the newest, cutting-edge audio and video technology and software. 

Dr. Gretchen Dworznik and Tim McCarty presented portions of JDM’s documentary, “9/11 Remembered” in a presentation titled, “The Local Documentary as Affective Experience.” Dr. David McCoy moderated that panel discussion.

Dr. Dworznik and Dr. McCoy both presented papers on using rubrics to assess creative work. Dr McCoy’s paper was titled “Assessing the Creative Content of a Social Media Blog Assignment,” while Dr. Dworznik’s paper was titled “Getting the Story: Using Rubrics to Assess Student Television News Packages.”

Dr. McCoy also presented the paper “Weblog World: The Effective Use of Blogs as a Digital Media Course Exercise,” and Dr. Dworznik presented the paper “The Evolution of Student Media as Guided by a Re-Written Curriculum,” during the four-day conference.

Finally, Matt Tullis was a panelist in the event “Tomorrow’s Needs Today: Making the Argument for Upgrade.” In this event, Tullis discussed how and why the JDM department revamped its journalism and broadcast production majors, as well as what the results have been thus far.

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